Dread Return


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

BabyK on Golgari Sacrifice (MtG Casual)

15 hours ago

I'm happy I could be of some help. There is also Dark Ritual for a similar ramp effect.

For recursion, things like Animate Dead, Exhume and Dread Return might work better than rise from the grave.Bloodghast is a decent sac target as well. If you need a solid finisher, Grave Titan and Primeval Titan are both game enders in 60 card decks.

I main golgari decks in EDH with Meren of Clan Nel Toth and Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord so I have lists of suggestions for you for days. So I apologize if I'm throwing too much at you at once.

hwagner on Cant play this on mtgo ...

5 days ago

You have 5 copies of Dread Return. you can only have 4

Trotticus on Mairsil Combotown | "100% Competitive"

6 days ago

As above, perhaps Narcomoeba, Bloodghast and maybe something like Rotting Rats to help with Dread Return. I imagine Bloodghast Would be pretty sweet with Razaketh, the Foulblooded too.

vhpiasson on Liliana's Kitchen Table

1 week ago

Alpine: Well, now that I stop to think about it, it might be just fine! I've seen a lot of Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip EDH decks, and some like to use her "-X" ability a lot, so the lack of 3 CMC creatures to reanimate might be a problem.

However, we also have the "+2" ability which we can discard our big CMC creatures, and then reanimate later with spells like Victimize and Dread Return...

Anyway, some cards still have to arrive so I can playtest the deck and see what happens. I'll update the deck with the results later!

Squirrel_of_War on Mimeoplasm, Extreme Sub $70 Budget EDH

2 weeks ago

Lol, if someone drops Blood Moon I'll just concede. I actually might build in a way to make the combo a little more resilient. As it is now, if Necrotic Ooze makes it onto the battlefield there is (almost) no way to stop the combo but if Dread Return gets countered, I'm a sitting duck until my next turn.

Carrion-Rack on Ultra Competitive Meren Stax - The Unholy Bible

2 weeks ago

Druid, shaman, and marauder enter play marauder etb happens with no other permanents in play your devption to black is 2 you give marauder and druid haste activate HD reveal until you reveal a basic land ooos you have none your library is in the yard cast Dread Return for its buyback cost to reanimate nooze and win with walking balista route with infinite mana

Managem on Divine Machinations (Cleric Tribal)

4 weeks ago

I actually overlooked Grand Abolisher as we were discussing the combo going off. That makes him so OP in this type of combo. So the real threats that the deck poses is seeing Morality Shift and Dread Return resolve. It seems there are a lot of combo decks I've been coming across lately, on here and my local meta. I enjoy combo decks, but that's why I intend in putting Jester's Cap in nearly every EDH deck I run. It seems people have forgotten about it tbh.

That's awesome shutting down Saskia, I bet they were slightly annoyed - Mother of Runes is such a powerful one drop. Being able to protect a creature or herself is ridiculous. Great card for making your opps. expend their singleton removal. It doesn't protect against board wipes tho. because things aren't "specifically targeted" by some board wipes. This deck is expensive but man it looks fun!

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