Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor

Legendary Creature — Human Knight

Whenever Varchild deals combat damage to a player, that player creates that many 1/1 red Survivor Creature Tokens

Survivors your opponent control can't block, and they can't attack you or a PW you control

When Varchild Leaves the battlefield, gain control of all Survivors.

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carpecanum on Karlach's Swinging Special

1 month ago

Champion of Lambholt

Creatures that do more if they have a higher power like Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin and Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor

carpecanum on Firkraag, Goad + Dragon Tribal

4 months ago

Bedlam, Illusionist's Gambit, Dragon Hatchling, Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor, Clout of the Dominus

Do tokens created by Myriad "have to attack" since they enter tapped and attacking? That would make myriad creatures and Blade of Selves useful in this deck.

DrukenReaps on Cards that put creature token …

7 months ago

NTakamura I didn't consider that being attacked was actually part of the goal. If that's the case keep on keeping on.

Some of the first that jumped to my mind were Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs and Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor. As Kazuul wants to be attacked and Varchild gives out lots of tokens just by existing while protecting you. Those, however, are monocolored. Still options for the 99.

Karazikar, the Eye Tyrant is pretty solid but I'd edge more towards Kardur, Doomscourge. He goads your opponents every ETB. Combine that with some of the already mentioned cards and Rite of the Raging Storm, Goblin Spymaster, and Tempt with Vengeance. Among others. You could actually drop the lifegain or with cards like Exquisite Blood and Whip of Erebos keep it going.

As a final offering Basandra, Battle Seraph allows you to force attacks like the Rakdos options but keeps attacking you open. I think the hardest part of this strategy is going to be forcing attacks. Particularly if you don't use red. Up to you of course and I think Teysa works well too.

Jokulmorder1 on

8 months ago

this idea cracks me up. there's always the Hunted cycle, plus Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor, Dowsing Dagger  Flip, Baffling End, Akroan Horse, Combat Calligrapher, and Poisonbelly Ogre!

freezerboy on Don't Mind Me (Xantcha Pillowfort Chaos)

10 months ago

Nice interactions. Here's to hoping that you get Varchild's War-Riders and Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor out at the same time.

KBK7101 on Would a "group hug" Marisi …

11 months ago

So, I've had a Marisi, Breaker of the Coil deck for about as long as I've been playing Commander/EDH (it's not a public deck because it's mainly an EDHREC cat tribal kind of thing). I've recently been wanting to redo it so it's less of an EDHREC copy/paste and I had a thought about running some group hug cards in it. Basically, the idea is that we want all out war between our opponents, but we want them to enjoying it at the same time. It's very much a "Fighting you now would be pointless. I want to fight you at your strongest." kind of trope that you see in anime and stuff like that.

Howling Mine, Heartbeat of Spring, Mana Flare, Evolutionary Escalation, maybe Primal Vigor and stuff like that alongside the token granting cards such as Hunted Dragon, Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor, Genesis Chamber etc. Some political cards would also be included. Maybe something like Promise of Loyalty, Secret Rendevous, etc.

At the height of the game, everyone would be at their very best, their gameplans running at (mostly) full speed with lots of cards in hand and lots of big creatures to swing at each other with like the big final battle at the end of a movie/show.

Would a deck like this have any potential? Or do the two styles clash too much?

Niko9 on Swipe Right Swiftspear

11 months ago

I could definitely be wrong, but I think swiftspear works with swipe. Heh, I hope it does :) But if spear is in play, cast swipe, that goes on the stack, then the prowess trigger goes on the stack, it should resolve first then resolve the swipe. Correct me if I'm wrong though. If so, I'd probably swap swiftspear out.

I really like the idea of Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor It could be a great way to defend against removal. Want to get rid of my creatures? It will just make me more creatures though! I've got to try it.

PinnedPhoenix on Swipe Right Swiftspear

11 months ago

I like this deck a lot! Fumiko's also a personal favorite of mine.

practical question: can you play savage swipe on a monastery swiftspear and get the +2/+2 boost, or does the prowess not proc before the effect of the spell?

Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor could be a fun edition here. if you get the chance to hit with her, the survivor tokens she creates would put a lot of pressure on the opposing player in a deck which so rewards attacking with a lot of creatures.

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