Dread Return


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Blessed vs Cursed Uncommon
Commander 2014 Uncommon
Premium Deck Series: Graveborn Uncommon
Time Spiral 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

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Hellkite Overlord

4 days ago

Pretty straight forward, pretty fast, pretty cool wincon. I like it, take my +1.

I think you could try Dread Return in case your lord gets killed. Besides this, the deck is hard to change.

Wizno on The Endless March

1 week ago

I love me some good ol' zombie tribal! Deck looks like a lot of fun! I run a similar style deck with Gisa and Geralf at the helm. I'm not sure what your budget is but I do have a few suggestions (budget-pending):

I would consider adding in the following zombies:

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
Death Baron
Zombie Master + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth = unblockable zombies!
Prized Amalgam
Shepherd of Rot
Balthor the Defiled
Vengeful Dead (really hurts if you go infinte sac with Gravecrawler)

I feel these zombies can help replace some of the weaker members of your horde like the following:

Abattoir Ghoul
Gavony Unhallowed
Returned Phalanx
Stitcher Geralf

Along similar lines, I see that you have some reanimation spells in your deck however, if your budget allows, I would make the upgrade to some of the following:

Dread Return
Living Death
Rise of the Dark Realms
Beacon of Unrest

Best of luck!

chaosumbreon87 on The Most Painful Form of Mill, Version 2!

1 week ago

4 horsemen is a semi banned legacy deck that revolves around Mesmeric Orb+Basalt Monolith+Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. banned for slow play warnings evolving into dq. It is an infinite combo that cannot be proven due to emrakul being milled reshuffling and restarting the combo.

wincon steps:

  1. mill 3-4 Narcomoebas which brings them back
  2. flashback Dread Return to return Sharuum the Hegemon
  3. sharuum returns bringing back Blasting Station
  4. infinitely bring back narcomoebas to ping the opponent to death with blasting station

above win cannot happen (emrakaul looping without significant progress made=slow play). Funny thing if someone can calculate the odds of winning at each step, you can appeal to head judge/l3/l4 judge if the tournament organizer doesnt know or believe in the law of large numbers and the law of averages.

back to modern, the deck just gets absurd amounts of mana, drops in emrakaul+another big creature and swings for lethal (on emrakaul's extra turn)

merrowMania on Sleep tight

1 week ago

Additionally, what functions do the Bloodghast and fetchlands serve? There does not seem to be a combo for Ghast except maybe Dread Return (which is no longer in the main). Since Chainer actively uses life as a resource, the negligible amount of thinning achieved by the fetches does not seem worth the life.

brokendwarf on Reanimator in Commander?

1 week ago

Your must have color will be black. Black covers the majority of good reanimation spells, such as:

If you want consistency, you'll basically be running numerous copies of graveyard filling cards, and reanimation cards.

As for the commander, you'll want someone who can use the graveyard efficiently. The best ones are probably 3 colors:

killerbee_mctitties on Athreos. You gots ta pay.

1 week ago

Hey, I gave you some advice yesterday and wanted to check on your lists progress.
Good to see you have upped your creature count to get more use out of your general, massive improvement already!
Maybe look to add a Zulaport Cutthroat so you get even more use out of your creatures dying and if you want you could also add Reveillark + Karmic Guide + Sac Outlet for a combo win.
Hero of Bladehold would also be great in your list.
I'd put Blightsteel Colossus back in for Serra Avatar because he is more reliable and if you choose to do that also take out Tainted Strike for a Skullclamp to get more value out of your dying creatures.
Cradle of Vitality seems out of place in your list because I don't see a way to abuse those counters you're paying for and I'd swap it with Phyrexian Arena, Necropotence or Black Market.
I wouldn't run Promise of Power because in my oppinion it's too weak and inconsistent for it's cost, there are better ways to draw cards like Greed which you are already running or Necropotence and the second half is just straight up bad because it punishes you for casting it by tying the tokens power to you hand size. Dread Return would fit your deck better than Rise from the Grave because you don't make use of the zombie typing and Dread Return has flashback.
I also advise you to run a boardwipe that hits all nonland permanents and not only creatures. Magus of the Disk would fit your deck very well because you can recur him more easily but Planar Cleansing does the job a bit better by also getting rid of Planeswalkers.

I hope I was ble to help a bit, check out my own Athreos list if you want. I'd appreciate it. http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/23-03-16-from-dusk-till-dawn/

waffledevouror on Ob Nix demons army

1 week ago

Great deck! Yes Gary should be in the deck, as should Griselbrand and Grimoire of the Dead and other reanimator cards like Dread Return and Zombify, and ramp cards like Dark Ritual, Bog Witch (which also doubles as a discard outlet) Bubbling Muck, Burnt Offering, Magus of the Coffers, Crypt Ghast, and Worn Powerstone. Good luck!

Grind on When Angels F*** & Devils Kiss

1 week ago

Hi comfortingpain, saw your deck on the commander thread so here are some quick suggestions! hopefully they are budget-friendly. surely you won't want all of them but hopefully a few will be appealing.
Lands: cheap ETB untapped dual lands will make your deck more competitive:
pain lands: Caves of Koilos, Battlefield Forge, Sulfurous Springs.
check lands to consider: Isolated Chapel, Dragonskull Summit, Clifftop Retreat.
ramp: Worn Powerstone, any of the three signets like Orzhov Signet
card draw engines: Phyrexian Arena, Outpost Siege, Greed, Promise of Power, Skeletal Scrying, Decree of Pain, Tormenting Voice, Skullclamp, Indulgent Tormentor.
board-wipe style efficient removal: Crux of Fate, Fumigate, Rout, Fell the Mighty, Nevinyrral's Disk, Akroma's Vengeance.
reanimation: Phyrexian Reclamation, Animate Dead, Whip of Erebos, Rise from the Grave, Dread Return, Exhume.
haste enablers: Fervor, Hammer of Purphoros, Hanweir Battlements, Flamekin Village.
tricks: Silence, Boros Charm.
flavor: Oros, the Avenger.

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