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|
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Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor Discussion
11 hours ago
I'm not a fan of Birds of Paradise in this deck since you're going to be forced to slam it into your opponents, and because dorks are vulnerable to removal. I'd swap that out for a Farseek or some other kind of ramp, but that's more of a personal preference thing.
Thragtusk is way too expensive for what it does. I'd consider swapping that out for something else, maybe Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor. I'd also look up Frenzied Saddlebrute since it forces everything to attack as if it had haste, but specifically can't attack you at that speed.
3 months ago
Forcing people to attack means no blockers pretty frequently. You have the colors for Virtus the Veiled, Raving Dead or Quietus Spike. Master of Cruelties is less useful because if you can't attack with all creatures you have to attack with the most possible.
Bedlam = chaos ensues
4 months ago
Marton is a neat general. You might like these: Loyal Apprentice, Signal Pest, Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor, World at War, Relentless Assault, Savage Beating, Bravado, Torbran, Thane of Red Fell, Berserkers' Onslaught, Aether Chaser, Goblin Rabblemaster, Legion Warboss, Slate of Ancestry, Knollspine Dragon, Invasion Plans, Forbidden Friendship
5 months ago
Nothin like some good ol group hug. Nice list. You might like these: Phelddagrif, Spark Double, Old-Growth Dryads, New Frontiers, Pir's Whim, Clear the Land, Edric, Spymaster of Trest, Prosperity, Walking Archive, Howling Mine, Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor, Dictate of Karametra, Keeper of Progenitus, Nullmage Advocate, Pulsemage Advocate, Skullwinder
7 months ago
Queen Marchesa is one of my favourite commanders of all time for a political build, so I do have some awesome new cards that I have added to my deck to suggest. Ruinous Ultimatum is a new excellent board wipe in Mardu, Savai Triome is a tapped Land that you can cycle and tutor for, Mythos of Snapdax, Bedevil, Chaos Warp, Despark, Generous Gift, Crush Contraband and Deadly Rollick are some pretty cool and unique removal. Arcane Signet, Smothering Tithe, Talisman of Hierarchy, Dockside Extortionist and Talisman of Conviction are ramp cards that has become a staple in almost any deck. For new political cards, I like to run Athreos the shroud veiled, Scheming Symmetry and Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor. If you have tokens in the deck, you need Teysa Karlov and Mentor of the Meek. Flawless Maneuver is some very effecient protection. If your focus in on humans, you can use General Kudro, Dire Tactics or Jirina Kudro. As for rule changes, Flash is now banned, a bummer if you play cEDH, Commanders now have death triggers, so if your commander is Child of Alara, you can put it back in the command zone and still destroy everything. The new companion mechanic has taken every format by storm, where you can have a 101st card that you have always access to if you meet a certain deck building requirement (Lutri, the Spellchaser is banned). This is what I struck me and what I remembered in the past magic years, welcome back to our glorious format :).
8 months ago
I have a spicy suggestion O_o Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor
9 months ago
Hey, nice budget version.
Gift of Doom for it's morph cost is good deathtouch/protection for Kelsien. Open the Armory is a budget tutor to get Gift or a deathtouch equipment. Double strike is very good in combination with deathtouch. This combo of attacking abilities with Kelsien makes him basically unblockable in combat and take advantage of his high power to do a lot of Commander damage.
Mask of Memory is good repeatable draw especially with double strike triggering it's combat damage ability twice. With as much pinging as you have here then consider adding cards that give your opponents creatures? Once Kelsien has deathtouch then it will be difficult for your opponents to keep creatures or even want to play creatures, but you want your opponents to have creatures so you can keep getting experience counters and growing Kelsien.
- Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor
- Goblin Spymaster
- Alliance of Arms
- Benevolent Offering
- Generous Gift
- Clackbridge Troll
General's Enforcer has good interaction with Kelsien giving him indestructible and then his ability can exile creatures you kill with Kelsien. There's other creatures in Mardu colors who can benefit from experience counters who are worth adding.
Good luck with your deck.
9 months ago
Oh and more seriously, The Great Henge, since the Ant lets you boost Marisi to 7 power in time for the next turn, where he's hopefully alive to let you cast the Henge for just . Not bad with Champion of Lambholt, Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor, or even the fragile Legion Loyalist either.