Dread Return


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful 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

allanwlevy on Milldrotha (Muldrotha-Commander)

5 hours ago

My first cut would probably be Noxious Gearhulk . I had it in the deck early on but cut it since it didn't do anything to advance my gameplan.

From there, I'd consider cutting your expensive control creatures for some more reanimation redundancy like Dance of the Dead or Dread Return . With enough cards like that, I can usually combo off before I even have to cast my commander. Additionally, Jace, Memory Adept is a much better mill walker than Kiora, Master of the Depths imo.

MillionLittleE on 5 Digit Glissa

2 days ago

CyborgAeon sorry, its easy to assume everyone who comments is casual minded, or even a "competitive" mind. That being said i refuse to use Hermit Druid ever, i hate losing to Blood Moon (Thanks Modern), or even worse Back to Basics . All it takes is one unfortunately timed land hate card to lose the game, and I refuse to do that. Plus i feel like i have to change the deck considerably to support Dread Return .

I guess Bazaar of Baghdad could use testing. I always thought I'm not a dredge deck, why would i play that. If i did add it it would be the only land that can't produce mana (fetches lead to mana). I'll let you know after testing

bushido_man96 on Polishing Animar and Karador

6 days ago

For Karador: consider adding Fecundity, Viscera Seer, and Vampiric Rites for more card draw. I think Ramunap Excavator could go, because I don't see how it helps you all that much, but please explain to me if it does. I think you could cut Twilight Prophet, too. I can see how it would be useful, but all can see how it doesn't add much to what you want to do. You could maybe cut Animate Dead, Dread Return, and Unburial Rites as well. If you want to keep them, then I'd consider running more reanimate cards instead of just those three. Otherwise, just let Karador handle that part of the deck. Tortured Existence is another card to consider to help with Karador synergy.

For Animar: Consider more creature ramp, adding mana dorks like Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, etc to ramp out quicker. Zendikar Resurgent could be helpful, as well as Lifecrafter's Bestiary (for both decks). Also consider adding the Signets to help with mana ramp and fixing. I'd drop Hardened Scales. It would be a great card if you had a +1/+1 counter focus, but you don't appear to have that, so it must just be there for Animar, and you can't really tutor for it, and really isn't necessary for your deck to do what you want.

Hope that helps some.

mdnght on Meren the Regurgitator

1 week ago

Going to throw those into my sideboard and try them out. Might swap Necromancy for Dread Return since I have a lot of sac engines, it combos better with Kokusho and I have plenty of sac engines already. I kind of rely on Deadbridge Chant atm as I don't have a lot of options to mill myself.

Added Elixir of Immortality and Cranial Archive to sideboard in case opponent is running Tormund/Bajouka.

SynergyBuild on Aminatou: A question of ethics...

1 week ago

IAmTheWraith but does it really end the game? In EDH with Hermit Druid at almost every table, they can flash back a Memory's Journey to put something into their deck, and Dread Return on their main phase, bringing back Laboratory Maniac, and cast the Brainstorm they shuffled back into their deck to win, the Kess deck will Necromancy back a Laboratory Maniac on upkeep, and the Gitrog deck runs Eldrazi to shuffle back their yard.

hkhssweiss on Zombicide Reanimator

1 week ago


You might want to add in some sac outlets to abuse Mikaeus, in addition you might also want to consider more reanimation based cards if you so choose to go that route. Here is some cards that might pique your interest.

pablitocz on Creature that can reanimate others ...

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback, guys. It confirmed what I was worried about. I now understand that (as Boza said) such card would probably be too good and rightfully doesn't exist.

Specifically, I was looking for something that I would have the option to Buried Alive or Corpse Connoisseur for and then use it to bring back something else. Imagine magical christmas land where there is a Rooftop Storm in play and you Buried Alive for Gravecrawler, Blood Artist and the missing creature (to reanimate Blood Artist), cast the commander Grimgrin, Corpse-Born and kill everyone on the spot. I will have to stick with Entomb for Dread Return in this case.

Other than that I'm aware of all the suggestions you all mentioned. Currently using the most common reanimation spells (Reanimate, Animate Dead, Necromancy...) with looters, Liliana of the Veil discard or above mentioned grave tutors to get creatures into graveyard.

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