Undead Gladiator

Undead Gladiator

Creature — Zombie Barbarian

, Discard a card: Return Undead Gladiator from your graveyard to your hand. Play this ability only during your upkeep.

Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Undead Gladiator Discussion

BrassLord on Sheoldred's plebs

1 month ago

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmothpairs well with your commander, as you make your commander unblockable! Also any Strip Mine lands or even fetch lands can help when paired with crucible for longer, grindier games.Dauthi Voidwalker also has synergy with you milling things, which can be useful in mirror matches against fellow reanimate commander decks. I'm sure there's a bandwagon somewhere, but the ability to destroy enchantments in black is few and far between, making Feed the Swarm a weird but useful card outside of the usual flavor of black.

Silversmote Ghoul pairs really well with Gravebreaker Lamia, creating an interesting draw engine, as you can get the Ghoul back with Lamia's lifelink.

Another interesting card is Undead Gladiator. While a little underwhelming stat wise, being able to repeatedly cycle and set up your own graveyard for reanimation plays is pretty fun!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Help with Voltron protection and …

2 months ago

You're welcome. There should be an old print of Undead Gladiator btw. That could be a nice repeatable pump for Volrath in case you run out of bigger creatures to discard.

multimedia on Venture Forth

2 months ago

Hey, you're welcome.

Containment Priest seems out of place since it's actually a card you don't an opponent to play because it's excellent hate against you. Priest shuts down Serfis Create Undead ability of reanimation which you can trigger even on an opponents turn if you complete a dungeon from venturing that turn. If you control Priest when you trigger Create Undead it will exile the creature you reanimated which you don't want. You also don't cast Reassembling Skeleton when it's in your graveyard. You're paying a cost to return Skeleton to the battlefield, but this cost isn't casting Skeleton. In this case Priest will exile Skeleton.

Undead Gladiator is another budget creature who can trigger Serfis to venture different ways on your turn or opponents if you cycle. When it's in you hand you can cycle it to discard it and draw a card. When it's in your graveyard at your upkeep you can discard a card to return to your hand and repeat.

notjinzo on Mono-Black Creatures

10 months ago

A fun deck that always gets 1 or 2 wins out. Cabal Coffers is what makes this deck work, and if I can't get that out I use Crypt Ghast, I was thinking of putting Magus of the Coffers in the sideboard but this seems to work as is, mainly because Nantuko Shade makes for a great opener to last until I can get enough mana for something a little bit more stronger. Undead Gladiator helps out with card draw as well. Open to suggestions or ideas.

ClockworkSwordfish on An Old-School Nightmare

11 months ago

I always felt that Slaughter was an underplayed card in EDH, as 4 life to buy it back is a lot less intimidating when you're starting with a whole 40. Dregs of Sorrow is big and clunky, but in a format this slow, it could very well be worthwhile in the lategame.

If you're going for such a graveyard-heavy strategy, though, there's really no bigger recommendation I can make then Tortured Existence! Being able to swap out any creature for whatever you need from a well-stocked graveyard is the closest you can come to Recurring Nightmare in the format. Likewise, Apprentice Necromancer, Doomed Necromancer and Undead Gladiator should have no trouble finding homes in such a build. You might also consider Ashen Powder as a budget way to lift some powerful fatty from your opponent's graveyard if you're at risk of accidentally reanimating it as collateral with Balthor.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

In making my Sygg, Tollfolk and Governor-Goddess Ephara Decks, I became very interested in turn-related effects, and that inspire this card, as well as Klothys, God of Destiny, who switches the way usually work, whereas most Gruul cards use green's might to accomplish red's free spirit, She uses Red's fury to express nature's law which green cares about.

Based on (Gerðr)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger%C3%B0r] in Kaldheim.

Khyrteh, Goddess of Polar Winter

Legendary Snow Creature - God

Protection from instants

You may cast Khyrteh, Goddess of Polar Winter

Whenever a player casts a spell at a time they couldn't cast a sorcery, that player loses 5 life.

At the beginning of your endstep, if you cast no spells this turn, search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it and you gain 5 life.


This deck would use Eidolon of Rhetoric, Rule of Law, Curse of Exhaustion, Ethersworn Canonist, Oppression, Uba Mask, Tainted AEther, Desolation, Angelic Arbiter, Nullstone Gargoyle, and Painful Quandary effects to force my opponents to make difficult decisions. Bloodchief Ascension, Strionic Resonator, etc. would also give you more advantage from this ability.

Tax effects, like Thorn of Amethyst, Sphere of Resistance, Trinisphere, Lodestone Golem, Trinisphere, Nether Void, Glowrider, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Aura of Silence, Spelltithe Enforcer, Chancellor of the Annex and Feroz's Ban

Decree of Pain, Decree of Justice, Astral Drift, Death Pulse, Dirge of Dread, Eternal Dragon, Gempalm Avenger, Gempalm Polluter, Renewed Faith, Stir the Sands, Sunfire Balm and Abandoned Sarcophagus & Archfiend of Ifnir, also Oketra's Attendant, Undead Gladiator, Bloodsoaked Champion, Dread Wanderer, Nether Spirit, Nether Traitor, Reassembling Skeleton, Bloodghast, Angel of Sanctions,Anointer Priest, Sacred Cat, Dark Depths, Thespian's Stage, Shambling Vent, etc. to avoid 'casting' spells.

grand arbiter synergizes well... yeah...

I'm a stax player who got into the deck because of Death and Taxes, especially Mother of Runes, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben (Her printing got me into standard/formal play), Gaddock Teeg, and Iona, Shield of Emeria.

I really just made a card I wish existed...

I'd like to see another Kaldheim God!

korlicday on Syr Konrad the Grind (by Sequeira)

1 year ago

Love the show! And this is a cool list. Some items I have included:

I Hope you like these ideas.

MindAblaze on This deck takes brains

1 year ago

There’s a lot of good suggestions here. I’m going to find room for at least Akroma's Vengeance, Unearth seems up my alley, Undead Gladiator, Gempalm Polluter and Cast Out. I actually really like the graveyard hate too, I just wish I had more ways to get it back once it hits the yard. I‘ve never been a big fan of one shot effects in commander. But I could focus on discarding creatures and digging for Bone Miser/Zombie Apocalypse.

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