Command the Dreadhorde

Command the Dreadhorde


Choose any number of target creature and/or planeswalker cards in graveyards. Command the Dreadhorde deals damage to you equal to the total converted mana cost of those cards. Put them onto the battlefield under your control.

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark (WAR) Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Arena Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Historic Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Command the Dreadhorde Discussion

DadHumanPraetor on Ayara tokens

1 month ago

I dont like Command the Dreadhorde because this commander can win before turn 6. Its a really good card in mill decks but I dont think its on flavor for tokens. Panharmonicon is good with Ayara, so is Epicure of Blood since youre running the blood/bond combo. Oathsworn Vampire and Gravecrawler put in a lot of work with Pitiless Plunderer and Ashnod's Altar

Igao521 on Ayara tokens

1 month ago

DadHumanPraetor Yeah i wanna replace Sanitarium Skeleton for something else.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel was already listed, i didnt use Nightmare Shepherd because It doesnt work with tokkens and i dont wanna exile my creatures for Command the Dreadhorde in the late game.

Im thinking about the ikoria new enchantment Bastion of Remembrance what u think?

BlueBallsMgee on Ikoria Standard Four Color Elementals

1 month ago

Would personally cut (at least to see how it plays) Mire Triton and place in some number of Tamiyo, Collector of Tales. Good graveyard dump plus recursion, deece body against aggression, and fuel for Command the Dreadhorde

multimedia on This deck takes brains

2 months ago

Hey, you're deck seems lackluster to you because opponent mill is a lackluster strategy in multiplayer Commander. Unless you're playing infinite opponent mill combos that you do in a single turn with Altar of Dementia, Altar of the Brood or wheels then opponent mill not a very good strategy when you have many opponents. Self-mill is very powerful since it can lead to quick reanimation, mass reanimation of creatures or assembling combos from your graveyard.

Play to the strengthens of your Commander; if mill is what you want to play then Varina, Lich Queen is an enabler for self-mill not opponent mill. If you want to be different than the other deck then play more white since that deck isn't playing white. Karmic Guide + Reveillark + Altar of Dementia is an infinite combo for self-mill and it can also reanimate all the 2 or less power Zombies/creatures in your graveyard. Self-mill until you find Corpse Knight and he becomes the win condition. With the high budget here add tutors to get Dementia, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Beseech the Queen, etc.

Living Death goes well with creatures + self-mill being able to reanimate all the creatures in your graveyard for five mana. Varnia gains you life when you self-mill making Command the Dreadhorde an option for a mass reanimation spell. Wonder is powerful with Varnia since she can discard it giving herself, all your Zombies/other creatures, if you control just one Island, flying. Wonder is good with Island dual lands and you have a lot of them as well as ways to search for one of them.

Good luck with your deck.

MasterWithAPlan on

3 months ago

Playtest suggestions:

-1 Teysa, -1 ayara, -4 gutterbones, -1 corpse knight, -1 woe strider, -1 gray merchant, -1 nightmare shepherd

+4 Cauldron Familiar, +4 Witch's Oven, +2 Seraph of the Scales

Reasoning: Having 4 counts of any legendary creature in a deck can get you into trouble, if you can avoid it and still keep the deck running well, do it. I think you'll also be surprised at how fast the lifegain and damage add up from cat/oven when you have either cruel celebrant/corpse knight in play.

Example: Opponent attacks

     1) block with cat preventing damage

     2) sac cat with oven in response (makes food)

     3) cat dying triggers celebrant (+1 life, -1 opponents life)

     4) replay cat using created food (+1 life, -1 opponents life)

     6) corpse knight triggers from cat re-entry (-1 opponents life)

You have now blocked all damage, gained two life, did 3 damage to your opponent, spent zero mana, and all this happened during their attack phase.

The cat also synergizes very well with teysa, whereas gutterbones wouldn't have that extra trigger. It's worth a shot to playtest this stuff at the very least.

The seraphs of the scale would do amazing things both for death triggers (celebrant, teysa) and would leave you with a board presence even after a board wipe (2 flyers at that).

Other cards to think about:

-Liliana, Dreadhorde General (excellent synergies with most of your deck, her "both players sac 2" ability would do a LOT in your deck, including gaining you life, doing damage to opponent, and getting additional draw triggers from teysa)

-Command the Dreadhorde (just don't kill yourself! Not sure if your deck has enough lifegain to support this, but it might)

-Basilica Bell-Haunt (does wonders on its own, but amazing with nightmare shepherd and the additional devotion for gray merchant)

Hope this helps in some way!

Andrew30001 on Elenda really does smell like roses

3 months ago

Viscera Seer, Ashnod's Altar, Skullclamp - These three are great ways to make use of the tokens that Elenda leaves behind as well as ways to buff her up.

Sidisi, Undead Vizier - Sidisi is a great tutor that can also sac a creature if need be.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel - Gary is almost a must-include in any deck with enough black.

Rally the Ancestors, Command the Dreadhorde - These can be huge if you have enough cards in the graveyard.

Bolas's Citadel - This lets you take advantage of the life gain in the deck and can even drain your opponents.

I love this deck and it seems super fun and casual. Hope you and your girlfriend have fun playing it!

Gleeock on Philosophy Represented

3 months ago

This was kindof fun. I feel like it says more about personalities than bulky argument-fodder could.

Deadpoo111 on Philosophy Represented

3 months ago

Hmmm this is a hard one!

Command the Dreadhorde: Wow, I think I run this card in three of my decks because it's so awesome. Never before has there been such a budget-friendly reanimator spell. This card is everything I love about magic.

Needle Specter: i just really vibe with this card, and it's sort of my favorite mtg card. It's pretty brutal if given time, which is sort of the strategy my decks stiuck to, the longer the game, the stronger they get. I just don't really include anything that slows the game down in my decks, which some may see a s a weakness, but I don't like to be overly oppressive with tax effects.

Chromatic Lantern: I hate five color mana bases, this takes away the stress of having the right mana and makes games more relaxed and easy for me. I've gone on record for saying this is the best card in commander before and I'll say it again

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