Dread Return


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Blessed vs Cursed (DDQ) Uncommon
Commander 2014 (C14) Uncommon
Premium Deck Series: Graveborn (GRV) Uncommon
Time Spiral (TSP) Uncommon

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Dread Return


Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

Flashback—Sacrifice three creatures. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Dread Return Discussion

HobbyGamer007 on Casual Muldrotha, the Gravetide

3 days ago

I'd run Buried Alive to get Necrotic Ooze, Channeler Initiate and Devoted Druid into your graveyard easily(which you should also run). Then cast Ooze from your grave and make infinite mana with the abilities of the other 2. From that it should be easy to win. For instant you could do hulkweaver loops, where you play Protean Hulk sacrifice it to say Viscera Seer and play it again, then sacrifice Multrotha and play her again to be able to get another creature out of the grave. This way with infinite mana and a sac outlet you can get infinite hulk death triggers which can get you want you want(Walking Ballista for the kill.) Also your Muldrotha is really expensive, so you probably want to run all 1cmc mana dorks.

Also maybe either cut Hermit Druid for a good tutor or get out all basics and add Dread Return so you can go for the Nooze win in one swoop.(put whole deck into grave, sacrifice Druid and 2 others to Dread Return, get back Necrotic Ooze. Then make a mana(usually done with Wall of Roots) to give haste via Blighted Bat and make infinite mana and kill all players). Not sure if I'd run this in muldrotha though, since it's a lot of overhead for just making hermit druid work. It'd put him into the spotlight instead of Muldrotha, which is probably not the right calls, but might be worth testing anyway.

ClockworkSwordfish on Out comes the big boy

5 days ago

You might like swapping out some of your one-drops for things like Gravecrawler, Bloodsoaked Champion or Dread Wanderer - they aren't exactly impressive, but at least they can easily come back if you're planning to feed them to a big creature. Dread Return is useful if one of your big creatures are immediately killed - especially since its Flashback functionally lets you play them for free from your graveyard as well.

thehumanjukebox on Slimefoot, Aristocratic Saprolings

2 weeks ago

I would definitely want to recommend Eliminate the Competition, Dread Return, Winding Constrictor, Eldrazi Monument, Smothering Abomination, and maybe Smokestack for shits and giggles. :P

snowmaster55555atgmaildotcom on FCT/BH (Live)

3 weeks ago

If I have a land in hand, but I can't produce blue to reanimate Fatestitcher, and my only creatures are Hermit Druid and Narcomoeba, Bloodghast can come back and let me Dread Return a win-line.

lil_stiny on Slimefoot, the Sac-away

3 weeks ago

+Skullclamp -Gnawing Zombie +Mana Reflection(No such thing as too much mana, synergy with Cryptolith Rite and Caged Sun, mana rocks, etc. More mana=more tokens) -Dread Return

Kiyomei on Breakfast Hulk

3 weeks ago

Step 1:

Get Muldrotha, the Gravetide in play, you can do this by just casting her with a Grand Abolisher the turn before that or Dread Return her instead of the angel we were used to reanimating after a Hermit Druid activation...

Step 2:

You cast Lion's Eye Diamond and crack it for

Step 3:

You cast Phantasmal Image from the grave (after hermit) cloning Muldrotha, the Gravetide, and letting the original Muldrotha, the Gravetide die (adding a new reset on castable stuff in your graveyard...)

Step 4:

You cast Lion's Eye Diamond again and crack it for

Step 5:

Animate Dead/Necromancy/Dance of the Dead/Loyal Retainers/ ETC... (any 3mana or less reanimation spell that doesn't cost you life) on the original letting our clone die

Step 6:

Repeat 1-5 for infinite &

Step 7:

Now you can start to crack Lion's Eye Diamond for other colors on steps 2 or 4(if your reanimation spell was cmc2), you simply filter half of what we made into the other colors (billions of & mana anyway)

Step 8:

With our , , , we can now use her to bring back other permanents and win of lab man in a similar way as before but

You can now cast any non-creatures off the original

you can now cast any non-enchantments off the clone

This means we can get any of the previous win cons back and play any permanent in our graveyard.

But I feel like I am missing something :s, I mean you can't get to any instants and sorceries with MUL right unless you EWIT once? and if you really needed the protection to get grand abolisher I feel like you will be stopped before that happens anyway no?

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Pact of Four Demons

1 month ago

I say we need Bloodbond March and 20 Shadowborn Apostle. In addition, some Dark Petition or Razaketh's Rite seems important. Also, Dread Return.

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