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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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor Discussion
1 week ago
3 weeks 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?
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
2 months ago
Following up on your comment, you can actually do some fairly nasty stuff with Blades of Velis Vel and even more so Shields of Velis Vel if you are also running Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor in the deck and have a way to bounce/sac/kill her. It lets you steal your opponent's creatures. (When Varchild leaves play, all Survivors become controlled by you. Blades/Shields makes the affected creatures [2 for blades, all a player controls for Shields] have all creature types - including Survivors. Thus, when Varchild leaves the battlefield, you gain control of whatever creatures you turned into Survivors with the Velis Vel cards.
4 months ago
Upvote purely on the strength of the Ramones reference.
6 months ago
Kelsien is so cool! Definitely my favorite commander from C20. His backstory really interests me and I wish he had more lore.... As for recommendations, Chandra's Ignition works really well with Kelsien. Pitiless Plunderer as well, if you wanna go in more on the treasure route (which seems to be getting a LOT of synergy with the past two standard sets).