Dutiful Return


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar Common
Khans of Tarkir Common

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Dutiful Return


Return up to two target creature cards from your graveyard to your hand.

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Dutiful Return Discussion

kingfuddyduddy on Death at the Gate of Hell

1 month ago

Some cards that could help if you want to return creatures from the graveyard are, Dutiful Return and Necromantic Summons

bushido_man96 on Volrath the Fallen (Stepping back in)

2 months ago

Ok, changes made: In Garruk's Wake in, Forced March out. Palace Siege in, Macabre Waltz out. Liliana of the Dark Realms, Dread, and Graveborn Muse are in, and out go Death Denied, Dutiful Return, and Foul Renewal. Lands in are Vesuva and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for Subterranean Hangar and a Swamp.

That's where Volrath stands for now. I think I will be adding a Thespian's Stage in the future, as well, and I will keep looking into the other suggestions the more I play it and see how it works out. I hope that I haven't pushed my mana curve too high for it to be consistent.

If you think I should have subbed something different, please offer up more suggestions!

Missinigo on Elder blood

2 months ago

Forerunner of Slaughter is better than sludge crawler in every way, Kozilek's Sentinel is good for aggro, Outnumber and Ruinous Path are good removal for the deck, Eldrazi Mimic is fantastic for the deck, as is Matter Reshaper. Barrage Tyrant is a good non-combat wincon. Thought-Knot Seer is a good potential sideboard Bearer of Silence is very good for aggro/control. Sky Scourer is a flying kozilek's sentinel. Kozilek's Return is a must have in your colors in standard. Ways to proc its flashback as well as good game enders are Bane of Bala Ged and an Endless One for at least 7. As far as lands, your wastes are, well, wastes. Mirrorpool is unnecessary, you can run Sanctum of Ugin and possibly Shrine of the Forsaken Gods, maybe even Sea Gate Wreckage instead. Reality Hemorrhage is fine to proc colorless spells and all, but when Shock is legal, just run shock. Eldrazi Obligator is a Turn Against on a body, but I wouldn't recommend running either. Both Witness the End and Dutiful Return are bad. You don't need them. Phyrexia is right, Panharmonicon is useless, there's no need to run it. I'm sure there is more that you can edit but that's all I see at the moment.

Arakismo on Coimetrophobia-Fear of Cemeteries

5 months ago

What do you think of Ghoulcaller's Chant instead of Dutiful Return ?

RileyOIrish on W/B Sangromancery

5 months ago

I would also replace Dutiful Return with another creature such as Fairgrounds Warden or Thalia, Heretic Cathar due to the value and tempo these cards have to offer. As for the side board there is always Archangel Avacyn  Flip, Declaration in Stone, Stasis Snare anything else you can think of that would help combat the meta

MentalFloss on Can Anyone Link me to ...

6 months ago

In my Rat deck I have all my Rats in it, and I threw in a Whip of Erebos, cards like Dutiful Return and Aphetto Dredging (Don't ask where I got it), and finally, Dragon Throne of Tarkir. The reason for the last card listed is because I'm thinking of making a huge Rat army, putting the Throne on one of my Pack Rats and doing the effect, and doubling the power and toughness of my Pack Rat army, and swinging. Yep, late-game Rats. Ever heard of it?

BioProfDude on Risen Dead

7 months ago

Well, if you're looking for card advantage (drawing/scrying cards), Painful Truths or Jace, Unraveler of Secrets would be useful in the colors you have. Dutiful Return might be good for the creature cards that cannot easily be cast from the graveyard, and Corpse Churn is a great card for a zombie deck as it gets cards to the graveyard to cast and work with cards like Prized Amalgam.

I think cutting a Haunted Dead may be a mistake. That is an excellent card, particularly because it is cheap to get back from the graveyard and because it pairs so well with Prized Amalgam.

Argeaux on U/B Zombies (Eldritch Moon Updated)

9 months ago

Your deck is heavily weighted towards three drops, and as a result has problems dealing with early Opponent threats.

You could address this by putting in a Creature like Rancid Rats, some more removal such as Ultimate Price, or some hand disruption in the form of Transgress the Mind.

I would take out some of your 3 drop Creatures for whatever you choose.

Rather than this route you could go for Counter spells in the form of Clash of Wills.

To get the most out of Prized Amalgam and Fleshbag Marauder you could use Dutiful Return, Macabre Waltz, or Dutiful Attendant.

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