Animate Dead

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature card in a graveyard

When Animate Dead enters the battlefield, if it's on the battlefield, it loses "enchant creature card in a graveyard" and gains "enchant creature put onto the battlefield with Animate Dead." Return enchanted creature card to the battlefield under your control and attach Animate Dead to it. When Animate Dead leaves the battlefield, that creature's controller sacrifices it.

Enchanted creature gets -1/-0.

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Animate Dead Discussion

greatdevourer on Tasigur EDH (Need help -6 cards)

20 hours ago

The Entomb seems a bit much considering all of the other tutors and mill effects in the deck.

Since you have the Volrath's Stronghold for creatures, why not Academy Ruins to help get back the Crucible of Worlds instead of the Reliquary Tower?

The mana rocks of Dimir Signet, Golgari Signet, Simic Signet seem kinda week. You seem to have a solid mana base and I understand the need to have color fixing. Why not a Darksteel Ingot?

The delve ability on Logic Knot seems to work against your graveyard filling. I see why it is in there but I could also see times in the early game where it isn't as good as it could be in late game.

What about replacing the Three Visits, Farseek, and Nature's Lore with Wood Elves to fetch up the dual lands? Repeatable, blocker, and has more synergy with Survival of the Fittest and Animate Dead.

Just some ideas off the top of my head. Let me know what you think.

Vaan on BU Resurrection

20 hours ago

So you have 8 big reanimation targets in Sepulchral Primordial and Diluvian Primordial which is a good number for optimized lists. As far as upgrades for your bombs go Inkwell Leviathan is a solid threat and Kederekt Leviathan helps reset the board after you bring it back.

A problem you might face is having your big creatures stuck on your hand, Careful Study and Putrid Imp help lot with that.

Having only Ever After as your reanimation spell is also not good, Life/Death, Exhume, Stitch Together and Animate Dead are good options.

Buried Alive is great at getting your reanimation targets to the yard and Reanimate is the namesake of reanimator decks, both would be great additions, but the price tags...

AlexoBn on worst combo you've come across?

2 days ago

One of the best is Worldgorger Dragon and Animate Dead, Necromancy (and the like). You will get infinite mana as long as you have another target for Animate dead

Cycada on Thrasios Hulkweaver

4 days ago

I would replace Rule of Law with Grand Abolisher. This would allow you to play the line of:

  1. Kill Protean Hulk
  2. Fetch Grand Abolisher, sac outlet, Academy Rector
  3. Sac Rector, fetch Animate Dead,etc. Target Protean Hulk
  4. Kill Hulk again, go for actual combo.

This allows you to stay protected through the whole combo, though it requires more cards stay in your deck.

Visage_EDH on Karador Multiplayer Boonweaver Combo/Control

4 days ago

Straight up replacing Boonweaver, Hulk is a perfect fit. It doesn't need much work around except for small interactions that might be useful in niche scenarios (such as fetching Grand Abolisher, a sac outlet via Viscera Seer / Carrion Feeder, and Heliod's Pilgrim fetching Animate Dead; this play can work around interaction completely but costs an additional 1B to run, and in personal preference, Heliod's Pilgrim isn't justifiable in this list)

As for the name, if I recall correctly, there was a list called KaraHulk on the 1v1 French Commander listings over at MTGTop8.com

Alkadron on Sarkhan the Mad

1 week ago

I have been pretty disappointed lately in Draconic Roar. I'll experiment with Animate Dead and see how I like it. Thanks!

hubatish on Sarkhan the Mad

1 week ago

Sorry, I feel compelled to say this to almost every black EDH deck but.. needs more Animate Dead.

buildingadeck on Staples?

1 week ago

Colorless:

Mana Crypt

Sol Ring

Eternal Scourge

Mox Diamond

Chrome Mox

Dimir Signet or other on-color signets

Mana Vault

Grim Monolith

Winter Orb

Static Orb

Trinisphere

Tangle Wire

Null Rod

Sphere of Resistance

Thorn of Amethyst

Isochron Scepter

Paradox Engine

Fellwar Stone

White

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Boonweaver Giant

Aven Mindcensor

Swords to Plowshares

Path to Exile

Silence

Angel's Grace

Stony Silence

Rest in Peace

Grasp of Fate

Cataclysm

Armageddon

Vryn Wingmare

Enlightened Tutor

Idyllic Tutor

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite

Blue

Counterspell

Swan Song

Arcane Denial

Force of Will

Mana Drain

Cyclonic Rift

Into the Roil

Chain of Vapor

Brainstorm

Preordain

Ponder

Gitaxian Probe

Gush

Laboratory Maniac

Mystical Tutor

Tezzeret the Seeker

Dramatic Reversal

Stroke of Genius

Mystic Remora

Palinchron

Phantasmal Image

Timetwister

Snapcaster Mage

Gilded Drake

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur

Red

Gamble

Wheel of Fortune

Wildfire

Blood Moon

Pyroblast

Red Elemental Blast

Decree of Annihilation

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

Zealous Conscripts

Black

Demonic Tutor

Vampiric Tutor

Buried Alive

Necrotic Ooze

Grim Tutor

Imperial Seal

Dark Petition

Toxic Deluge

Necropotence

Animate Dead

Entomb

Ad Nauseam

Tendrils of Agony

Exsanguinate

Sidisi, Undead Vizier

Green

Burgeoning

Exploration

Birds of Paradise

Arbor Elf

Elves of Deep Shadow

Avacyn's Pilgrim

Noble Hierarch

Beast Within

Nature's Claim

Crop Rotation

Life from the Loam

Regrowth

Noxious Revival

Eternal Witness

Seedborn Muse

Food Chain

Reclamation Sage

Survival of the Fittest

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

Craterhoof Behemoth

Chord of Calling

Worldly Tutor

Natural Order

This is the best I have off the top of my head. The multicolored ones add some things, too.

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