Command the Dreadhorde

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

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark (WAR) Rare

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Command the Dreadhorde

Sorcery

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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Command the Dreadhorde Discussion

multimedia on Teysa karlov aristocrats, God of death

1 week ago

Hey, good version of Teysa.

Consider adding a mass reanimation engine or cards? Lots of things dying and triggering die triggers is good, but you want to repeat this process easily so you don't stall out. Athreos, God of Passage is fine, but he's not reanimating he's recurring; you have to cast the creatures he returns.

Consider Reveillark ? It's a budget way to reanimate a lot of creatures with power 2 or less which is many creatures here: all the aristocrats, afterlife creatures, Teysa herself, etc. Lark's triggers Teysa if it leaves the battlefield as a result of it dying letting you reanimate four potential creatures. Karmic Guide is another excellent way to reanimate a creature and it's a combo with Lark since Guide has 2 power. Add a sac outlet such as Viscera Seer and an aristocrat such as Zulaport Cutthroat then this combo is a win condition with unlimited die/gain life triggers from Cutthroat because both Lark and Guide are constantly dying and reanimating. Seer and Cutthroat can be reanimated with Lark.

Living Death and Command the Dreadhorde is mass reanimation. Living is also mass sacrifice since you sac all creatures you control after exiling all creatures from your graveyard and then put all the exiled creatures onto the battlefield; the saced creatures go to your graveyard. If you're gaining life then Dreadhorde is a good use of life to reanimate creatures or Planeswalkers in all players graveyards. Yes, you can gain control of your opponents cards too.

Whatever strategy you're playing with aristocrats Skullclamp is king. Consider dedicating some deck spots to budget cards that can tutor for Clamp: Open the Armory and Diabolic Tutor ?

Budget cards to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • 2x Swamp
  • Scoured Barrens
  • Orzhov Cluestone
  • Ancient Craving
  • Death Grasp
  • Immortal Servitude: unreliable reanimation since it's not X or less it's only X.
  • Butcher of Malakir: high mana cost redundancy, already have Pact and Dicate.
  • Imperious Oligarch: least good afterlife creature here.
  • Twilight Drover: fine when sacing tokens, but very slow.
  • Crypt Ghast: better to not build your manabase around this card since you need just as much white as black. Can't count on having Urborg every game.
  • Maw of the Obzedat: five drop sac outlet, can do better than this.
  • Field of Souls
  • Open the Graves
  • Dark Prophecy: its effect is good because it triggers when tokens die, but triple black is a difficult mana cost to make with 9x Plains.

Strangelove on Chainer & Gonti's Mono-Black Party Shack

1 week ago

Hey +1 for Mono-Black! I've been brewing this edh Belzenrok deck since brawl started. I like to wheel through my deck, wipe the board, and then Command the Dreadhorde , etc.

My favorite cards are the lifegain cards: Noxious Gearhulk , Sangromancer , and especially Whip of Erebos . Also Venser's Journal .

Shadowborn Demon is seriously underrated. It is removal on a fat stick with a sacrifice trigger.

Vilis, Broker of Blood and Dread Presence are going to be slower than you might think. If you can easily discard Vilis, though, he's amazing, especially for Chainer.

If you have the life to run Bolas's Citadel , it's broken and a lot of fun.

Chainer, Kokusho, the Evening Star , and with a sac outlet like Ruthless Knave would be a good wincon combo for this deck.

KibaAlpha on Teysa karlov aristocrats, God of death

2 weeks ago

You should look at adding Bloodflow Connoisseur , Carrion Feeder , Spawning Pit , Viscera Seer and Altar of Dementia for sac outlets.

For sac fodder look to add Archon of Justice , Doomed Traveler , Doomed Dissenter , Myr Sire , Tithe Taker , Orzhov Enforcer and Ministrant of Obligation to name a few.

For card draw look to Midnight Reaper , Grim Haruspex and Greed .

Ramp using Burnished Hart and Knight of the White Orchid .

Recur your creatures using Phyrexian Reclamation and Malevolent Awakening .

Garruk's Wake wipes the board leaving your stuff intact then cast Command the Dreadhorde to take control what ever number of planeswalkers and creatures are in your opponents graveyard.

deathchobo on Yarok loves lands

3 weeks ago

I run a windgrace land matter deck and if i may sugest the following card:

- Field of the Dead THIS CARD IS BUNKER if build around,if you can lower your basic land count and ensure that is always active one way is to split your basic land in two with snow covered land and Vesuva - Mirage Mirror can copy it

- Dread Presence is crazy good with urborg, also work wonder with Mirage Mirror

- Gaea's Cradle with the price tag on your deck i asume budget is not so much an issu

- Glacial Chasm for protection and combo well with Command the Dreadhorde

- Volrath's Stronghold nice recurtion and board wipe protection plus exelent with World Shaper

- Hour of Promise - Realms Uncharted - Elvish Reclaimer - Sylvan Scrying - Pir's Whim all good land tutor Beseech the Queen just a decent tutor if you have a good manabase

- Squandered Resources great underaterd card

-i think Dryad Harbor would be great with Deadeye Navigator to grand additional landfall triger even at instant speed.

i can sugest more let me know if you are interested let me know

KibaAlpha on Teysa`s Death Party

3 weeks ago

In my opinion there is a lot of room for improvement. No disrespect meant.

I suggest finding a spot for the following cards.

For recursion

Phyrexian Reclamation , Malevolent Awakening

Prevent Opponents from gaining Life

Tainted Remedy , Erebos, God of the Dead provided your meta plays lifegain.

Lifegain for Yourself

Deathgreeter

Card Draw

Greed , Midnight Reaper , Grim Haruspex

Ramp

Smothering Tithe , Burnished Hart , Knight of the White Orchid , Crypt Ghast , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , Cabal Coffers , Ancient Tomb replacing Temple of the False God

Sacrifice Outlets

Spawning Pit , Bloodflow Connoisseur , Carrion Feeder , Altar of Dementia ,

Replace Elspeth, Knight-Errant with Liliana, Dreadhorde General

Boardwipes

Toxic Deluge , In Garruk's Wake

After a boardwipe use Command the Dreadhorde take control of opponents creatures and/or Planeswalkers from their graveyard to use as you see fit.

Other cards to strongly consider would be

God-Eternal Bontu , Bontu's Monument , Expedition Map

There is much more I can say and recommend but this is enough for now.

Good luck and happy brewing.

SMASHER101 on Inalla Combo

4 weeks ago

I really like Command the Dreadhorde in my inalla deck you should try it.

Gidgetimer on Command the dreadhoard reanimating Platinum ...

1 month ago

Please link all cards in your question by using double brackets.

Command the Dreadhorde

Platinum Emperion

Madcap Experiment

You are correct. The fact that Command the Dreadhorde deals damage before putting the creatures on the battlefield means Platinum Emperion will not be on the battlefield to prevent your life total from changing when the damage is dealt.

KibaAlpha on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's

1 month ago

NoirLamia777

Massacre Wurm wasn’t getting me the value I had hoped it would. I found myself not getting the pieces on to the field soon enough to justify its cmc vs value. My meta doesn’t play creature heavy decks so when I did get it on the field it was usually to late.

I opted instead to continue to make my opponents sac their creatures and use Command the Dreadhorde to bring them back under my control as sac fodder.

Lifeline wasn’t recurring as many of my creatures as I had wanted as it only recurs those that die when it’s in play. Thought I could work around that but found Command the Dreadhorde to work better in the end.

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