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This is a great card in the right graveyard deck, I've had a lot of fun with it - but I like the Duel Decks art better.
Posted By: Morgaledh (9/25/2012 6:11:19 PM)


MAN! That dude from the Subway commercials really HAS lost weight!!
Posted By: DeepGreen (2/26/2014 10:26:57 AM)


Takes a while to set up, but once you have 3-4 critters in the 'yard and a bunch of lands, this guy is unstoppable. In my first RTR draft, I lost to this guy because I couldn't figure out how to deal with him. (As it turns out, Rakdos's weakness is not having Arrest or Exile or Detain...)
Posted By: Viltris (10/9/2012 11:24:02 PM)


I ran this guy in sealed, and he was a BRICK HOUSE. His second ability was instrumental, and late game, I had no problem floating mana and sac'ing lands to bring his straight back to the field for round 2. It helped if I had my Deathrite Shaman out to make use of the sac'ed lands.
In constructed, he can be mediocre...unless he's in the right environment. In a BGx Frites deck, he could be incredible. Especially since unlike Splinterfright or Boneyard Wurm, he doesn't die completely with your graveyard should Rakdos Charm or Tormod's Crypt come a-knockin'.
I can dig this guy.
Posted By: ZestuXIII (11/4/2012 2:28:30 PM)


I built a pretty fun Commander deck using him. It is a Black Green reanimator dredge style deck. It works very well. Most the time Jarad isn't that good in the early game because of how few creatures are in your graveyard at the time. But once the game starts to drag on a bit longer he becomes a powerful force. Usually I don't win using him, but rather the large creatures I reanimate. But when that strategy fails, Jarad is ready to beat people over the head for 20+ damage. I know Graveyard hate ruins the deck pretty hard, but the people I play with don't run graveyard hate that often.
Posted By: Yozuk (10/19/2012 4:55:37 PM)


I was playing a three-way game of Commander earlier today. I was using Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord in particular. I had a Mossbridge Troll out, with plenty of Zombie tokens from a Grave Titan, pumped it up to a 45/45, and sacrificed it to Jarad...

Both Opponents took 45 life and died. Brought a tear to my eye...
Posted By: Jedijoe (10/29/2012 10:58:22 PM)


I really do love this card. In a Golgari deck with Scavenge cards, you can pile on +1/+1 counters on, say, a Corpsejack Menace, and then just sacrifice it and throw 20 damage in your opponent's face. The fact that he loses some stats if you scavenge your creatures is irrelevant if your opponent is dead.
Posted By: Zebra_Lord (8/7/2013 2:46:11 PM)



I'd disagree on the notion that he doesn't synergise well with scavenge. For one, it'd be a misnomer to think that the guild leader wouldn't work well their mechanic (save perhaps Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius). Secondly, he puts stuff directly into the graveyard for you to scavenge. The fact that decreases his overall toughness is largely irrelevant when he's evasively draining life from your opponents.

That said, there are no doubt good combinations you can employ with him that don't use scavenge. Imagine using Lotleth Troll to discard Rot Farm Skeleton, then later on returning him to the battlefield and sacrificing him to Jarad. Rinse and repeat.

I feel like Golgari is going to make a comeback when M13 and Innistrad roll out, since it seems a good portion of graveyard hate will hopefully go with it. I'll definitely be giving it a go.
Posted By: spiney (5/31/2013 6:37:06 AM)


This guy has tools as a Commander The Mimeoplasm and Karador, Ghost Chieftain only wish they had. His second ability wins games, period. Sure you can potentially do Mimeoplasm and Triskelion, but that requires an arbitrarily large creature in a graveyard (like a Lord of Extinction) plus the Triskelion. Just sac a Lord of Extinction to this guy and odds are you've killed most of the people at the table, and if not they are likely very close to dead. In the event someone gets out of hand with Lifegain he's still able to get quite large and get in for 21 commander damage.

Jarad is my commander and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Haters gonna hate.
Posted By: Pinto331 (9/27/2012 8:33:54 PM)


has anyone mentioned quillspike + devoted druid?

good in edh (but probably not as a commander)
Posted By: Arachibutyrophobia (9/28/2012 7:42:08 PM)