Dutiful Attendant


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Common

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Dutiful Attendant

Creature — Human Warrior

When Dutiful Attendant dies, return another target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Dutiful Attendant Discussion

Boza on Advice on Building deck for ...

5 months ago

Honestly, the best advice is to identify your 9 best cards, acquire 4 copies of them and add 24 lands to the result. The best way to improve a deck is consistency.

Your current deck plays 19 lands with close to 0 fixing and multiple 5-drops. Additionally, the color requirements on cards are very strict, exacerbating the problem. You are not losing to your friends blue/white deck, you are probably losing more to your own manabase. The word manaBASE is very apt - if the base of your deck is not right, nothing else is optimal.

Amonkhet block has a nice theme in Black/Green that is based on -1/-1 counters, which work great with liliana. Liliana is a 7 drop, so you need 23-24 lands to play her consistently at turn 7. We can focus the rest of the deck to get you easier and more safely get to liliana.

I will suggest dirt cheap cards to get to add to the deck:

4 Disciple of Bolas, 4 Rot Shambler, 4 Viridian Emissary, 2 Ulvenwald Mysteries, 1 Liliana, Death Wielder, 4 Reaper of the Wilds, 4 Doom Blade, 4 Primal Druid, 4 Dutiful Attendant, 4 Bone Splinters, 2 Qarsi High Priest, 23 lands

I jammed as many playsets and cheap thematic cards that work off of sacrificing your own to get ahead as possible. The idea is to profit from stuff dying, especially your own, and if it does not pan out, ultimate Liliana to get everything back.

Snacrifice on Aluren Combo

10 months ago

You might enjoy Carrion Feeder as a cheaper alternative to Bloodflow Connoisseur.

Relentless Dead and Weatherseed Treefolk(though treefolk sadly doesn't trigger aluren) give you alternatives to Endless Cockroaches or just more redundancy to get that effect out(and has a nice effect on relentless of letting you bring back Carrion Feeder

My only worry is you don't have anything to help your creature swing in. For a cheaper version of Grave Pact on a creature, try Abyssal Gatekeeper.

Tukatongue Thallid, Brindle Shoat, Doomed Dissenter and Blisterpod would give you tokens to churn more sacs out(and more bodies to throw on attacks say)

Dutiful Attendant doesn't return itself, but can wheel Wall of Blossoms or one of your key pieces back into your hand.

Young Wolf and Rendclaw Trow get you two sacs for one creature.

Love Aluren shenanigans! :D

Workman4137 on Creature's Army leader Meren

1 year ago

I see. That Yavimaya Elder will definately help me out with ramp and card draw though, and I'm trying to get a Sheoldred, the Whispering One.

Of course, the theme of this deck is creatures. Creatures, creatures, creatures! And benefiting from their death! And the Winding Constrictor while helpful, she already gets the basic cap of 12 experience counters pretty frequently and consistently in practice.

However, I am trying to get a Gemstone Array because I doubt an infinite combo involving Dutiful Attendant Eternal Witness Victimize Ashnod's Altar Korozda Guildmage Hydra Broodmaster and the aforementioned Gemstone Array . Of course, this is extremely overcomplicated of an infinite but it works wonders for meren.

tschiller on Athreos, wololoing Orzhov style

1 year ago

Thx benelas16 and subzero719 for your inputs, took some of it to the maybe's, the ones who are not there were already in the deck when I first constructed it, but fell off when I had to cut it to 60. Teysa, Orzhov Scion looks very interessting, but is making me wonder about the ruling: "When a black creature is put into graveyard from play" -> Let's assume Dutiful Attendant gets saced by myself for example with Altar's Reap: First I can get me a creature back from my graveyard, independent from if my opponent pays the 3 life or not, so far so clear. My opponent decides to NOT pay the 3 life, so Dutiful Attendant died, but not went into a graveyard because of Athreos, God of Passage: does Teysa, Orzhov Scion trigger now? Hopefully you get what I mean :D

tschiller on Athreos, wololoing Orzhov style

1 year ago

@BobbaFedUp: mainly to keep opponent away from attacking in the first turns, or at least to make it a draw in the first combats.

@Kolanskyman I'm kinda dependant on my graveyard with Dutiful Attendant, so I wouldn't consider this atm. Secondly it's not a human. But ty anyway ;)

Sparky41 on

1 year ago

I like Carrier Thrall more than Dutiful Attendant, considering how infrequently he's good. On turn three, a 1/2 that probably won't find anything in the graveyard is bad, and late game, he's no shining star either.

total_euphoria on Atharmonicon

1 year ago

How about Jet Medallion to reduce casting costs, Crypt Ghast for ramp, Harvester of Souls and Infiltration Lens to aid draw and Doomed Necromancer/Dutiful Attendant for reanimation? Plus Butcher of Malakir is essentially a flying gravepact, whilst Zulaport Cutthroat is another Blood Artist.

ThatGuy4242 on Graveyard Smash

1 year ago

I absolutely love the deck. After seeing this I am now determined to make my own variation including some of the following suggestions. Btw this is so long because its also a note to myself.

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