Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare

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Creature — Elemental Incarnation

Fear (This creature can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.)

Whenever a creature deals damage to you, destroy it.

When Dread is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.

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Dread Discussion

bushido_man96 on Get 3 coffins ready

2 weeks ago

If No Mercy fits, then why wouldn't Dread?

gdm1989 on Get 3 coffins ready

2 weeks ago

MrBubbles110 yeah I'm still searching for certain creatures that can either put things in the grave quickly or gain life. I would like to see your version of toshiro for ideas however it may help me out on a few things.

bushido_man96 Idk about Dread it's good but it may not fit in this deck

bushido_man96 on Get 3 coffins ready

2 weeks ago

Dread is another good card to partner with No Mercy. Bubble Matrix might work for you, too.

Forestxavier20 on Freedom By Death (Mikaeus HOD updated)

3 weeks ago

Great deck, I do agree with Torment of Hailfire because that card can make an opponent drop a hand or lose a lot of creatures, maybe even both. Dread as well can clear a board with that. Maybe add in Sorin Markov to the sideboard, or maindeck, due to his ability to lower an opponent to 10 life as soon as he comes onto the field.

Quick Note: Hour of Devastation's set abbreviation is HOU, not HOD, but it should have been HOD

ImtheRealBear on MONO Black Coffee (Devotion)

4 weeks ago

A devotion deck without Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx? I also like Crypt Ghast (as budget option for Nirkana Revenant) and Dread in monoblack decks. I have a deck fairly similar you if you want to check it out for some ideas.

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areyoulookingatmyboobs on Oloro's dissociative identity disorder

1 month ago

Thanks for your comment, Vossul. I like the idea of essentially giving myself deathtouch. I've been considering adding another creature or two if they bring the right effect, so Dread is a good candidate.

I chose that name for the deck because of how unfocused it was/is. If I ever add any reliable win conditions I might change the name to reflect that, but the shoe fits for now.

I had a look at your Oloro deck, and based on the cards I recognize it looks fun. But there are so many cards I don't recognize, I'll have to take a closer look at some point. I'm betting you run a few other cards I'll want to consider.

Thanks again!

Vossul on Oloro's dissociative identity disorder

1 month ago

Fun looking deck. Ive had an evolving Oloro deck over the past year with a lot of thievery and deterrents to attacking me, in hopes to be the last man standing in multi-player games. On the deterrent side I found Dread, Teysa, Envoy of Ghostsand No Mercy are very effective at scaring people away. As your life total grows, it seems to increase their feeling of futility. BTW great deck name! I coincidentally went with Oloro: The Passive Aggressive for mine. Fitting since Oloro is certainly a little bit nuts. Good luck and happy playing!

precociousapprentice on Marchesa, Political Queen of Pillows

1 month ago

That sounds very positive MegaMatt13. I was anticipating Mathas, Fiend Seeker not doing what people were saying he would do. I feel like he could be exploited as a commander, but likely he will not fit in a lot of 99s.

I can't wait to see Disrupt Decorum in action. I have high hopes. It is not quite Insurrection, but it is close, and actually has a slightly different effect in that the attacks come on other people's turns, sequentially exposing them to counter attacks. It will be a player in both our decks.

I have looked at Underworld Connections several times. It is obviously very close to Phyrexian Arena, but you have to activate it, alleviating the danger of accidentally killing yourself while imposing a small price to use. I still think that it doesn't have the raw power of Necropotence, but it is probably a great incremental card draw, and may be better than most other options.

I should probably add a section into my deck description detailing cards like Erebos, God of the Dead, Dread, Rune-Scarred Demon, Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts, or other big bomb wincons with added value that can be subbed in depending on meta. Erebos, God of the Dead is probably a total beast against lifegain decks, and adding it simply as a bomb with added card draw is reasonable enough. I traded for one at one time specifically for adding into Queen Marchesa's army, but I never played it.

I love that the core of our decks are super similar, but the trim around the edges is quite different. I am going to put your deck into my inspirations section. Anyone looking to make a Queen Marchesa political control deck should probably look at both decks for a more complete understanding of the archetype.

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