Breath of Life

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Uncommon
Seventh Edition (7ED) Uncommon
Starter 2000 (S00) Uncommon
Starter 1999 (S99) Uncommon
Portal Second Age (P02) Common
Portal (POR) Common

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Breath of Life

Sorcery

Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Breath of Life Discussion

ohmless on The Predator of Predators

3 weeks ago

Boundless Realms could be used as a final land ramp card so you can dump out all the dinos in your grip the following turn. Polyraptor + Forerunner of the Empire + Rite of Passage is pretty sweet tech. Maybe more white cards to help with color balancing with your lands could be Breath of Life, and Resurrection. Angry Omnath to synergize with the land ramping? +1'ed

masaru16 on Exhale

1 month ago

nice deck, but i think Breath of Life is not pauper legal.

schmandarinorange on From One to Many

1 month ago

Hi, first off I'd like to say that I love the concept of this deck and many of the choices in it. I do have a few suggestions that I feel would make this list a bit stronger.

Firstly, I have a few suggestions for your reanimation package. While Debtors' Knell, Reya Dawnbringer, and Sheoldred, Whispering One are objectively strong cards, in my experience I've found them lacking. Your mileage may vary but for me they often eat removal before they can really get to work, thus not making them worth the mana investment in my eyes. I'm also not entirely sure if Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker works with Elenda or not. I think her power needs to be 1 or less as she's leaving and if she's buffed with a bunch of counters I don't think she'll get the reanimation trigger.

All of those previous cards I mentioned I would suggest cutting. Luckily this color pairing offers a myriad of quality replacements that are efficient and affordable. Animate Dead is a classic choice for graveyard recursion and is quite versatile as it hits every graveyard. Victimize might be up your alley as it can double as a sacrifice outlet, only not for Elenda. Unburial Rites is another quality recursion spell since it has flashback, so you can get Elenda back twice with the same card, or hold it up in your graveyard for another creature. There are also a few good single-use spells in both colors, namely Zombify, Resurrection, Breath of Life, False Defeat and Miraculous Recovery (this last one might be of particular interest due to its instant speed and +1/+1 counter synergy). Depending on your budget I would also suggest Necromancy.

Your card draw seems a bit lacking with just four outlets, and I think it would benefit from at least a Phyrexian Arena or an Erebos, God of the Dead.

May I also recommend Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter over Curse of the Cabal? Both seem to serve a similar purpose, but I think Vish Kal fits your strategy better. He gets +1/+1 counters from being a sacrifice outlet, and can use those counters as removal.

I like your wincons, but I believe a Nim Deathmantle wouldn't be out of place, as I've heard that Elenda, Ashnod's Altar, and the Deathmantle can create an infinite loop of ETB/LTB triggers.

I hope this was of some help. I really like this deck's concept and these are just my suggestions for it. Happy brewing!

Blo on First Monowhite attempt

3 months ago

Heya, this deck looks quite budget, so i won't give expensive suggestions.
Firstly I just wanted to say that Eldrazi Displacer needs colourless mana, which you currently have not a single source of. You need cards like Sol Ring or cards like Karoo that can make the colourless mana.

Other than that, here's some general advice. Things I'm missing here is ramp and more value creatures/spells. This deck has too many spot removal that shouldnt do much, as you don't seem aggresive enough to burst your way through. Cards like Divine Verdict, Enduring Victory or Expose Evil dont do that much in a 4 player free for all. Look at cards such as Luminate Primordial or Selfless Squire instead. These cards give a lot more value for you.

General additions: War Priest of Thune, Return to Dust, Ghostly Prison, Breath of Life, Resurrection

As far as ramp goes in monowhite, Kor Cartographer is a great inclusion, and so is colourless ramp such as Everflowing Chalice, Fellwar Stone, Sol Ring, Thought Vessel, Mind Stone, Hedron Archive, Pearl Medallion. And even cards like Gift of Estates can be very helpfull to ensure you play a land every turn. You should go down to 37 lands or so and add at least a bit more ramp.

Good luck and I hope I helped you somewhat ;)

Angry_Potatoes on Monarchy Taxation Ft. Queen Marchesa

6 months ago

Definitely swap Breath of Life and Zombify for something better, like Obzedat's Aid (which can grab any permanent) and/or Unburial Rites (which has flashback). Otherwise looks pretty solid :)

simplebricks on Pauper Reanimator

6 months ago

I have been brewing different takes on reanimator (most private) and playing against myself using another deck on this site, most decks didn't make the cut due to being incosistent. In my opinion the main problem of reanimator is the prevalence of blue in the format and bounce spells like Vapor Snag. If at least your crusher died you could exhume it back, having it in your han on turn 3 is bad, really bad. That is why the for latest iteration of this archetype I moved over to golgari Tortured Existence using Songs of the Damned and drege/Pit Keeper to relentlessly place little guys into the battlefield. I have more cretures than they have removal/bounce/counters so in the end the board is mine. Crypt Rats help wrath away boards and players and Gnaw to the Bone makes sure there is no chance for an aggro deck to kill before I have everything set up to win.

There are other reanimator spells such as Breath of Life and Mistmoon Griffin of dubious legality in paper and Unearth and Stir the Grave for pretty much anything but big-fat-fun creatures.

My personal recomendation is that you brew the deck however you prefer but forego that many big eldrazi. Gurmag Angler has great synergy with discard and fetch-lite lands like Ash Barrens or Terramorphic Expanse. It also dodges doom-blade which is nice. If you splash blue you can have Striped Riverwinder which dodges targeted removal and happily jumps into your graveyard on command. In Rackdos colors you have Horror of the Broken Lands with synergy for discard Ingot Chewer for affinity and some other fatty with cycling or evoke I don't remember. Personaly I would also drop cathartic reunion as the heavy control meta makes it read "discard 3 cards including a card named cathartic reunion and spend 2 mana to bait a counterspel". Also if you are running red and discard for your reanimator list Dragon Breath can easily make you win a turn earlier and dodge all that pesky sorcery speed removal and letting your oponents untap.

Have fun with the deck, I would be very interested to see where this takes you as I haven't tried brewing Rakdos reanimator...yet.

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