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

UpsetYoMama on Griselbrand aetherflux

1 day ago

Use brackets around each card so that people can hover over and see them. I.e. Oath of Druids

Right now you're in legacy territory with the cards you've named. In modern, players often use Goryo's Vengeance or Through the Breach to sneak Griselbrand into play.

In Legacy, he is most often used in B/R Reanimator with the use of the Entomb + Animate Dead or Reanimate.

How competitive are you trying to make the deck? Are you wanting it for modern or legacy?

abby315 on Favorite reanimate targets

2 days ago

For sideboard:

Blazing Archon stops Eldrazi & other creature decks (Shardless, Elves, etc).

Archetype of Endurance comes in against Swords to Plowshares decks like Death and Taxes and W/X control (new Miracles, etc).

Grave Titan is also great against Path decks, can dodge GY hate because it's castable with fast mana, and is good against Karakas.

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is great against Deathrite Shaman decks and small creature decks like Elves.

4x Chancellor of the Annex main is standard now for any fast Reanimator deck. Good tax effect, non-legendary so Karakas is less of a problem, and the reveal ability protects a t1 reanimate.

R/B Reanimator is much faster than U/B Reanimator and has better topdeck potential (less dead cards like FoW). Has a better Game 1 percentage and hoses a lot of otherwise difficult matchups (D&T) with fast hands that come down before GY hate can. It can splash Green for Reverent Silence or Abrupt Decay in the side.

U/B Reanimator plays more controlly and has a better chance against other fast combo decks because FoW. It's not really played anymore.

HOWEVER, a "Grixis" variant showed up at the recent GP that plays U over R but is built with the speed of R/B. In this build, the Useas splash for a sideboard Show and Tell plan against GY hate.

Between the R/B/g and the U/B/r splashes really just depends on your budget and your playstyle, whether you like to get in there before GY hate, get around it, or destroy it.

Here's my list, it's a pretty typical R/B/g build that I've been tinkering. NEED 4 T1 GRISELBRAND

R/B builds have strict ratios: 10 reanimate targets (4 CHancellor 4 Grisel 2 other), 18 discard/Entomb effects, and 12 Reanimate effects (4 Reanimate 4 Animate Dead 4 other). They run 12-13 lands with 9-13 fast mana sources (4 Ritual 4 Petal 1-2 Mox or 4 Simian Spirit Guide).

These ratios make the deck very streamlined and easy to mulligan (important since it doesn't run cantrips). The "Grixis" version has similar ratios, but I think drops Animate Dead? I don't have as much info on that one.

UpsetYoMama on Legacy Dragon-Reanimator (Budget)

3 days ago

What about using the Worldgorger Dragon + Animate Dead combo to net infinite mana? Then blow them up with a Ghitu Fire or something similar.

n0bunga on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

5 days ago

sonnet666 probably Worldgorger Dragon and Animate Dead? Buried alive sending it and whatever you want to the GY so you have a creature to break the loop.

You'd need a command tower or something that made one of any colour.

Smerz on Walking Ball | Thrasios Ballista

6 days ago

Did you not include the Karmic Guide + Saffi Eriksdotter line because you don't like it in the deck or is it just not worth it? I'm just curious because if you have the sac outlet in play it can provide the protection by getting Academy Rector + Grand Abolisher and then sacrificing Rector to get Animate Dead or another reanimation enchantment to take the Safi line if you expect the interaction.

abby315 on Sparky41

6 days ago

Cool! Okay, how about this:

Your 1x EMA Entomb ($10.30)
2x Chancellor of the Annex ($5.50 ea, $11 total)
1x MM3 Griselbrand ($6)
2x EMA Animate Dead ($3)
4x Faithless Looting ($1 total)

= $31.30

for my Liliana, the Last Hope ($30)?

I used market price for everything and rounded slightly up on Lili because many of the going prices for her are for HP.

This is for an English Lili. I do have a Japanese one that I'm slightly less willing to part with, but if you really wanted that version I'd value it slightly higher and could work something out.

And of course, if there's any $1 ish card in my binder you'd like to throw in, go for it.

Let me know! I've enabled chat.

abby315 on Sparky41

6 days ago

My hero! Can you specify your printings of Entomb and Animate Dead? Then I can make an offer :)

Sparky41 on W: to finish Legacy Reanimator, ...

6 days ago

Okay, here we go. I haven't played my reanimator deck...pretty much since I built it, yet I do seem to play an awful lot of modern. So I have most of what you're looking for, and I'm looking to work up to either a Liliana of the Veil, or a Liliana, the Last Hope. I have a playset of Griselbrand (1 avacyn restored, 3 MM3), a Verdant Catacombs, a playset of Chancellor of the Annex, a playset of Entomb, a playset of Animate Dead, and a playset of Faithless Looting. I think that's about it, make of it what you will. :)

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