Dance of the Dead


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition II (ME2) Uncommon
Ice Age (ICE) Uncommon

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Dance of the Dead

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature card in a graveyard

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

Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and doesn't untap during its controller's untap step.

At the beginning of the upkeep of enchanted creature's controller, that player may pay (1)(Black). If he or she does, untap that creature.

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Dance of the Dead Discussion

demonicgrizzly on Karador's Endlesser Toolbox

9 hours ago

Ok that's workable actually.

I would Uber's the following cards, in no particular order, that could be useful in both this deck and your meren deck. I will provide more but this will get you started and give me an idea if what you like.

Entomb is instant speed library to graveyard tutorAnimate Dead/Dance of the Dead/Necromancy can cheat out fatties from your yard or combo pieces. You can Entomb or Buried Alive for whatever you need and bring it out for cheap

Necropotence is just an overall great value card. You he 40 life, this can generate insane amounts of card advantage

Worldly Tutor is a good creature tutor

Ad Nauseam is card advantage

White cards for Karador specifically

Angel's Grace can be used to prevent a win or loss, and allow you to draw your entire deck with ad nauseam and cast your combos from hand

Silence will make it impossible for your opponents to stop your victories if you need it

Day of Judgment is a good board wipe

Again I have more but this is a starting point.

redkhan on Looking into trying Green... And ...

14 hours ago

If you don't care to be a little janky you could try Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper combo. The main combo would be Sek'Kuar + Melira, Sylvok Outcast + Murderous Redcap for infinite hasty tokens. Or even jankier would be Sek'Kuar, Pawn of Ulamog, Nim Deathmantle, and Ashnod's Altar for the same outcome as the first combo. Or you could just Worldgorger Dragon + Animate Dead/Necromancy/Dance of the Dead for infinite mana into a fireball effect.

demonicgrizzly on Combo Meren

5 days ago

What's your take on adding things like Animate Dead, Necromancy, and Dance of the Dead? Asking because I too play meren and am considering these in my own deck.

freakingShane on Inalla's College of Winterhold

1 week ago

Absolutely love this, man. You always make such creative decks! I just wanted to say two things:

Carnival of Souls reminds me of the Soul Cairn, so if it would be good in the deck at all, I feel like it would be an auto-include! And for actual suggestions from me, what about adding Dance of the Dead/Necromancy for more reanimator support?

Pal00ka on Night of the Living Dead

3 weeks ago

I had Gisa for a bit and looking at your deck you're land heavy and short on ramp. Making your land drops is great but when you're stuck at only that you'll be left in the dust by other decks most times. Charcoal Diamond, Wild-Field Scarecrow, Solemn Simulacrum, Pilgrim's Eye, Mind Stone, Fellwar Stone, etc. are options to get you ahead or get lands out of your deck so your draws are action.

Magewright's Stone is another source of untapping to consider.

Surprised to not see wraths like Damnation or Decree of Pain.

Your woefully low on card advantage. Phyrexian Arena, Ob Nixilis Reignited , Sign in Blood, Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, etc. do a solid job.

In my deck I employed Blood Bairn, Bloodthrone Vampire and Nantuko Husk to eat zombies and sack it for a ton more. Then reanimate again for more. Necromancy, Dance of the Dead, Animate Dead are always useful in black decks imo.

Hope something helps!

Trompi on Meren's Endless Toolbox

1 month ago

I can see Mindslicer being pretty fun to play but I haven't put him in to avoid drawing hate from the whole table. I found Entomber Exarch (or Nightmare Void) being a fine substitute for that matter. It still deals with storm and/or combo decks by taking their most threatening card and showing the rest to other players who can take care (save a counterspell etc.) of other cards if needed. It can also function as a conditional Eternal Witness when I don't need hand disruption so it's never a dead draw.

As much as I love Eternal Witness, I don't see myself running Den Protector and Treasured Find because it can't be recurred and I'm trying to maximize the number of cards which can be useful when they end up in the graveyard.

Animate Dead, Necromancy and Dance of the Dead are definitely all quality cards but I prefer more unique or swingy recursion spell (such as Wake the Dead or Living Deathfoil icon). I will probably add them if I find myself in need of more recursion.

I was running Buried Alive before and I cut it because I didn't need that many tutors and I often found myself holding it in my hand for the whole game. My deck, however, has evolved since then and I'm positive that I'll be able to use tutors more efficiently now. I'll give it another shot.

demonicgrizzly on Meren's Endless Toolbox

1 month ago

I found the foil theme deck Entomb on sale and has to snatch it up.

I love meren, and I have a meren deck as well. It's not on tapped out yet though, but I also find great joy in Mindslicer. It draws a lot of hate though. But being in black and green you u can out attrition a lot of decks when top decking. Also, if you find yourself needing to recycle more cards from your graveyard, Den Protector is a very cheap pseudo e-witness. Or Treasured Find, but it's kind of narrow. Animate Dead/Necromancy/Dance of the Dead are also useful in meren, and Buried Alive is a kind of supercharged Entomb that is less expensive money wise.

hoardofnotions on Un-FLICKING-believable!!!!!!!!!!

1 month ago

ScrOuch Thanks for leaving some feedback for me!

Good call on the Phyrexian Delver it's been really strong.

Body Snatcher isn't a great flicker target, though if i run more sac outlets it might be better.

Dictate of Erebos isn't quite budget enough for me, I really like that the entire deck is under $50. This way when folks see it play out i can tell them the idea and that the deck could be upgraded as well

Outpost Siege is right on theme though i'm not sure what to cut for it

I think Impact Tremors is possibly win more? I'm not heavy in tokens and if i'm combo'ing with Peregrine Drake i should be able to win another way.

Blood Artist doesn't trigger on flickers, but it is a good card and in multiplayer games creatures die and i'll get value. I think I want to commit to the theme of flicker over good stuff additions right now though

Goblin Bombardment and Ashnod's Altar are good though i'm not to sure they will be strong enough if i don't add the dictate. Also the commander isn't the focus of the deck so adding things just for him seems loose IMO

LVL_666 Thanks for all your suggestions! Lets dive in,

Rune-Scarred Demon is out of budget range. It's not that I don't have it, I do, I just want to run the entire deck under $50. So that means missing out on Dictate of Erebos and the demon but adding Dreamscape Artist and Sire of Stagnation

Noxious Gearhulk I think i want to add, even with the price tag$. All my creature kill now can't kill black creatures and I kinda want more life gain and this card works on both levels. What's better though, Noxious Gearhulk or Inferno Titan???

Vial Smasher the Fierce dosen't fit the theme and is almost a good stuff addition, so I'll pass for now.

Crater Hellion, Ratchet Bomb and Sever the Bloodline are sweet anti token measures, here is what i was thinking Devastation Tide. It deals with the tokens, enchantments, planswalkers, and other unbeatable positions I could find myself in. What do you think?

quitrage Thanks for the bringing some sweet ideas to the table

Dance of the Dead I want to add, though i'm not sure i can think of the cut for it, any thoughts?

Twilight's Call, Champion of Stray Souls and Diabolic Servitude I've played before and didn't really like them. Those were different decks though, so I'll keep them in mind while playing this one.

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