Dread Summons


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander 2015 Rare

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Dread Summons


Each player puts the top X cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard. For each creature card put into a graveyard this way, put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield tapped.

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Dread Summons Discussion

mikeintosh on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

1 week ago

Funny thing, Torment of Hailfire turned out to be that strong so our playgroup banned it within lower Tier commanders. Do I guess I am back at Dread Summons

MegaMatt13 on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

2 weeks ago

man1ac: totally agree with you on your assessment of Endless Ranks of the Dead. My experience has been it's extremely slow. It's a shame because it certainly is on theme.

I'm not sure I agree about Dread Summons though. Even in the example you gave it performed quite well. The point of it isn't just to create zombie tokens, but also to put more creatures in graveyards for reanimation. In your example it gave you 4 zombie tokens and 4 more creatures in graves that could be reanimated with Scarab God. Not bad.

mikeintosh on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

2 weeks ago

Hey guys

@baddkaarma here's the link: thingverse

@man1ac Totally agree about Endless Ranks of the Dead, very underwhelming card in the deck. Also Dread Summons underperformed. If you play against spell decks, it's pretty dead card. I'll run Rewind instead. 5-6 counterspells feel about right. Also Torment of Hailfire might be a good card in the spot. You either kill your opponents or make them discard and sacrifice permanents, hopefuly creatures you can eternelize later.

PeacePidgey on

2 weeks ago

you removed Pathbreaker Ibex? it's such an awesome card, especially with avenger of zendikar. you should rather remove Tribute to the Wild , Altar's Reap , Dread Summons , Barter in Blood

man1ac on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

2 weeks ago

Odysseus_97 I made over 20 matches with these changes (I think some of them are because of me) and maybe I can say something to this:

Endless Ranks of the Dead : I had this card out a few times and early game it's an absolutely useless card. I late games where you are allowed to have 4-5 Zombies worth stuff like Grave Titan it's Game Over when you can at least counter the one wrath that is coming. So Ranks it's just playing in a win which you will get anyway.

Dread Summons I tried it few times to get better board presence and mostly cast it for X 4-6 and best case we're 4 Zombies at a table of 4..... That's simply not enough to reserve a place in the 99...

Now I'll need to attend my flight from Faro to Munich and will get back to you for the Dreamborn Muse later (She is awesome!!!!!)

Odysseus_97 on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

2 weeks ago


Endless Ranks of the Dead OUT FOR Phyrexian Altar:How has Endless Ranks of the Dead performed? Cause to me it seems like an extremely good card, also since you will be able to say it triggers before your commander and may be able to add 3 extra zombies and then scry an extra 3 and drain opponents for 3 life more? The 2/2 zombies are good as both blockers, sacrifice targets, attackers and your commanders triggered ability. The card seems sweet, why is this one on the cut list?

Phyrexian Altar ..... You know all the reasons for adding this card ;)

Temple of Deceit OUT FOR Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx:Seems like an excellent swap, Temple of Deceit lets you scry 1, which is maybe useful turn 1 or 2 and then never again with your commander, and most of the time the card will probably stay on top. And it enters tapped, which slows the deck down. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx enters untapped and makes alot of mana thanks to the devotion, so seems way better than Temple of Deceit. Dont know what your devotion is on the board most of the times and how good it will work out, but i do think this land is better in every way.

Dread Summons OUT FOR Memory Plunder:I have to say i dont see how good Memory Plunder will be, might depend on your playgroup, but is it that often there is an instant or sorcery in a grave that is worth copying for 4 coloured mana? To me Dread Summons seems like a way better card tuning up your zombie hoard and commanders ability and it targets all your opponents, that may be true for the copied spell as well but does that happen? Also, you have couple of ways to make infinite mana in your deck, does that not work amazingly with Dread Summons, with a Altar of the Brood this seems to get a lot of extra cards in graveyards? Maybe overselling Dread Summons a bit here, but i have a hard time seeing what Memory Plunder is really good for.

Cemetery Reaper OUT FOR Dreamborn Muse:Cutting Cemetery Reaper seems good, the second worst lord after Risen Executioner. But aren't you going to have the most cards in hand during the game? Won't Dreamborn Muse mill you way more than your opponents? And if you have Paradox Haze out it will just mill you even more.

To me Dreamborn Muse and Memory Plunder dont really seem that good to include :/ Unless i have missed some reasons to put them in :)

And to me it seems like Endless Ranks of the Dead and Dread Summons seems to good to cut, but again might need some reasons i haven't seen. Or it is from your playtesting that has shown these results :)

VexenX on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

2 weeks ago

worldtreason: Thank you for the support and the upvote! I am actually waiting to get a few cards, but there is an update coming soon. At this point, the changes are as follows:

These changes have been on my mind for a few days now, so your suggestions are right on point!

I am trying to stay away with stuff like Mulldrifter in my list. Although it has a ton of value, it is a slippery slop to start adding a ton of ETB value creatures. Although this strategy is a sound one, it is not what I am trying to achieve. Thank you for the great suggestions though!

Nightdragon779 on The More the Better - Scarab God Creature Control

1 month ago


Thanks for visiting and the suggestions! Shot your deck an up vote.

For Sensei's Divining Top, you are right. My first play test with the original version of this deck was against a Breya deck that used it to completely destroy me, so I put it in because it was a good card.

Rhystic Study I will run, it is a very good draw engine.

Necropotence however, I will not, and if you are, I recommend you take it out. Necropotence's drawback is that whenever you discard a card, you exile it. I play a lot of discard on myself to eternalize powerful creatures, so I don't think Necropotence would work to my benefit even if it is one of the best black draw spells.

I've never heard of Dread Summons, but it looks like a nice replacement for the Endless Ranks of the Dead I recently swapped out.

However, I don't like Dark Salvation as much cuz my deck's main focus isn't zombies. For yours it can be removal for B. For mine, it's much slower bc most of my zombies are the 4/4s.

Attrition I love. I do not love, however, that I can only kill nonblack creatures. I'll give it a try because it is a nice sac outlet and removal is always welcome.

Phyrexian Reclamation seems relatively pointless because bouncing creatures from my gy to my hand doesn't do too much if I'm already gonna eternalize them.

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