Dread Return


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

Printings View all

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.)

Dread Return Discussion

zelian12 on Competitive Golgari Commander help

3 days ago

4c Aristocrats

I've posted in your other thread. Here is my sac/recur based deck. I still need to make some cuts but it should give you an idea of what a deck in this archetype would look like. If you're looking for something that can't combo kill in the first few turns, don't play Hermit Druid , Angel of Glory's Rise , and the creatures that are mostly useless except to sac to recur angel with Dread Return like Narcomoeba , Fatestitcher , and Bloodghast

Darth_Thoraxe on Golgari Graveyard Abuse-Party

1 week ago

Swap Grisly Salvage with Golgari Grave-Troll . Take out the charm (none of the modes actually help you. You have Putrefy forreval, regenration actualy hurst your gameplan o filling the graveyad and unless your friends play with a bunch of tokens -1/-1 dosn't do much) and put in either Narcomoeba or Nether Shadow , 4 copies not just 3. If you do that you can utilize Dread Return to it's fullest potential, rewarding you for doing what you wanted to anyway, filling the graveyard. I'd replace the treasure find personally. I like the creature package you have. I've been trying to figure out room in my graveyard deck for Lord of Extinction what I'd pull out yet.

FunkyMountains on Ishai says: Rey-Hun get us le help

2 weeks ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi yea there is a lot going on but its a casual deck at the end of the day and I think it has enough synergy together that I can make it all work!

I added in Toothy, Imaginary Friend for Zameck Guildmage because I think I need the card draw more. I'll put Dread Return in the maybe board for now its a good suggestion I like the flashback but I dont know what I would cut for it..

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Ishai says: Rey-Hun get us le help

2 weeks ago

This is a cool list, but I feel like there is a little too much going on with Rehan's go-wide, Ishai's go big AND the aristocrats-part. I haven't played these commanders, so I might be wrong with this.

Cards to consider might be Dread Return , Toothy, Imaginary Friend and Oneirophage .

enpc on Turn Zero Hulk

3 weeks ago

Since you're already running stuff like Entomb have you thought about running Leonin Relic-Warder and Animate Dead for the Shrodinger's Cat loop? Also any reason you're not running Gaea's Blessing ?

I'm also interested why you've decided to run the traditional Dread Return line, as this combo is kind of negated by Kozilek, Butcher of Truth . Assuming uninteractive opponents it's not so back as you can keep milling as required with reshuffle, but this gets much messier if there are any responses.

dingusdingo on Kethis the Hidden Druid

3 weeks ago

Dread Return will also be milled, and can recur Cutthroat or Salvagers. You can also play Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle to get Zulaport into play.

Bow of Nylea + Paradox Engine lets you keep repiling a library. Reki, History of Kamigawa can let you draw through it. You can recur non-legendary permanents this way.

I'm writing a longer primer right now, there are a lot of options for kills and comboing out after you've flipped your library.

Daedalus19876 on Black Plague, On The Rocks: Yawgmoth EDH [PRIMER]

3 weeks ago

bushido_man96: The deck doesn't precisely have a discard theme, but it does work to strip resources from my opponents in an asymmetric fashion. If I can resolve Mindslicer , I will almost always win (because I can rebuild my hand extremely quickly and they cannot).

Abzkaban: I did end up cutting Bloodghast . I'll be honest that I'm suspecting that Necromancy will also eventually come out, possibly for Dread Return .

budlaorf: Vilis is almost certainly finding a home here -- the only real question is whether he is better or worse than Razzledazzle. Apart from him, I'm unsure about Blood for Bones , and probably not including the other two.

firestorms90: Yeah, Contamination is extremely good in mono-black, and is more upside than downside for us, but it does harm us a little. I'm glad I could help! :)

Rambolicious_0: Yes, you could choose to reanimate OR recur the thing you just sacrificed. In a certain sense, it's like a black Cloudshift to reuse an ETB, in many cases (stapled to an additional Raise Dead ).

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Dread Return occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Black: 0.28%

Golgari: 0.28%