Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead


At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life.

At the beginning of your upkeep, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to play. That creature gains haste until end of turn. Remove it from the game at end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Torment (TOR) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Dawn of the Dead Discussion

darkark12 on Lord Windgrace's Impressive 43 acre backyard

2 weeks ago

Some things to consider are the pox trio of Smallpox, Pox and Death Cloud. They are not the nicest cards, but they really help this deck ramp by dumping lands into the bin really fast. I also suggest looking at cards like Dawn of the Dead and Eternal Witness as an engine to work to get other cards back if need be, and when this duo is paired with the pox trio they really put the hurt on the rest of the table while you are left relatively unscathed.

Tzefick on Angel of Dominion

1 month ago

Debtors' Knell have never been much of a power house. Some of the most direct comparisons would indeed be Sheoldred, Whispering One and Reya Dawnbringer. Reya has long been considered underpowered and too costly at 9 mana for a 4/6 flier who resurrect a creature a turn.

The Debtors' Knell's advantage is the ability to grab creatures from others' graveyards. However we also have Sepulchral Primordial at 7, who grabs a creature from each opponent, and that is not considered very powerful - useful and strong sure, but not directly powerful. You could also consider Tariel, Reckoner of Souls who grabs from opponents' graveyards at random as a tap ability - so you have options to combo with various things that untaps (Reconnaissance comes to mind). Tariel is random and only from opponent's graveyard but he's also considered weak. For Debtors' Knell's advantage to take effect you need an opponent to have strong creatures in the graveyard, whereas it is much easier to simply secure that there are strong creatures in YOUR graveyard. As such, I don't think we should attribute too much strength to the ability to grab from others' graveyards.

If you just want a direct creature version of Debtors' Knell then I suppose a for a 5/6 flier is fine.

Personally I would go for a much stronger version but with a condition on the trigger.

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JPONM11 on Sedris Unearth EDH

4 months ago

Erratic Portal, Teferi's Veil, Conjurer's Closet, Release to the Wind, and Voyager Staff are great to prevent losing your creatures.

Mimic Vat, Panharmonicon, Dawn of the Dead, Flameshadow Conjuring, Embalmer's Tools, Underworld Connections, and [windfall] are very good in this deck too.

Daedalus19876 on Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

5 months ago

Coward_Token: The real issue with Praetor's Grasping for a wincon (no matter how hilarious) is that I have very few ways to make non-black mana here, honestly. If I just need something GONE, though, Bitter Ordeal fills that niche.

ShutUpMokuba: Honestly, Oversold Cemetery is rarely as good as it looks in this kind of deck. I only run 25 creatures, so there's rarely a huge number of creatures hanging out in my GY... and I have a lot of to-battlefield reanimation already. Dawn of the Dead is interesting, especially since I can sacrifice stuff to put it back in GY... but honestly, it's just slow: 5 mana, and only has an effect on the next upkeep.

Awaken the Erstwhile has been a little hit or miss recently, so it MIGHT get the axe... but Genesis Chamber is an incredibly strong source of tokens, and a combo piece too ;) I'd never leave home without it.

Pal00ka on Halloween Themed Tariel

6 months ago

Athreos, God of Passage is spooky + has synergy with all of your wraths to get some creatures potentially back. Likewise for recursion is Dawn of the Dead and Dance of the Dead .

Murder kinda looks like a halloween porch piece, Ravenous Chupacabra too.

Also the basics from Tempest are a bit darker overall and might fit with the theme better too Plains , Mountain , Swamp .

Coward_Token on New Athreos

6 months ago

AFAIK since you're allowed to order your own triggers, Shroud!Athreos should work with cards like Apprentice Necromancer , Footsteps of the Goryo , Gruesome Encore , Dawn of the Dead , Goryo's Vengeance , Whip of Erebos & Puppeteer Clique . If you go down that route, you might also want to include flickering cards like Conjurer's Closet .

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