Defy Death


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Avacyn Restored Uncommon

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Defy Death


Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. If it's an Angel, put two +1/+1 counters on it.

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Defy Death Discussion

LeaPlath on Angel Reanimator [W/B]

2 days ago

Fair enough, consider Defy Death in place of one of the 4 manas, or Unburial Rites.

Also, you can cut about 3 swamps for 3 plains, makes Emeria easier to turn on and mana better.

MrJH on Angels Embrace

4 weeks ago

When I first made this deck I had Sigil of the Empty Throne, Defy Death, and Emancipation Angel in it but I found that Sigil of the Empty Throne comes in to late to be useful, Defy Death is only useful for a select few creatures. Emancipation Angel is good but having to bounce a card to your hand delays getting out the rest of the cards you want.

solarbeam on Angels Embrace

4 weeks ago

Sigil of the Empty Throne, Defy Death, Angelic Purge, and Emancipation Angel are all flavorful cards to consider

RUST-O on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

1 month ago

Its not on the list but if you're thinking of Loyal Retainers for recursion I think thats a good idea. Especially if you loose a valuable piece for whatever reason.

I suggest these cards in addition to that.

Defy Death is really good with angels. Yeah its 5 mana but well worth it.

Profound Journey is like a double defy death without the +1/+1 counters. But rebound is really nice.

War Priest of Thune seems really good here. Always good to have ways to get rid of a pesky o-ring on your stuff.

As far what to take out... you got me there. Everything in the deck has a purpose.

DarkEclipse18 on Angels incoming

1 month ago

Maybe Defy Death as a recurion engine, of if something makes you mill/discard an angel you can recur it cheaper.

greyninja on Iconic Masters Announced

2 months ago

Maybe stuff like Dragonspeaker Shaman and Defy Death

DarkEclipse18 on Angelic Devotion

2 months ago

Ugh can't edit my last post, anyway I didn't count personally but i see Defy Death under two categories, and while it makes sense since it fills both roles just wanted to make sure that the deck doesn't have 2 copies by accident

InflateTheToad on F*ck Yo Creatures

3 months ago

@celsha While yes Martial Law doesn't do much in the deck, Grafdigger's Cage will result in a disruption to 5 other cards in the deck (Emeria, The Sky Ruin, Field of Souls, Auramancer, Graceful Reprieve, and Defy Death) that is already seen in Rest in Peace, Samurai of the Pale Curtain, and Relic of Progenitus.

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