Endless Ranks of the Dead


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Endless Ranks of the Dead


At the beginning of your upkeep, put X 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens onto the battlefield, where X is half the number of Zombies you control, rounded down.

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Endless Ranks of the Dead Discussion

cdkime on i want the zombie apocalypse

4 days ago

Nothing says "Zombie Hoard" like Endless Ranks of the Dead. If you want your deck to quickly spiral out of control, and really feel like the zombies are spreading and growing in ranks, you cannot do any better. It also has one of the best artworks in MTG--that stained glass is beautifully drawn, and its juxtaposition against the encroaching hoard truly creates an atmosphere of terror.

With a few minor exceptions, tokens are regular creatures, and can be used in any way a normal creature can--this includes sacrificing them. The exceptions are well delineated on cards where the distinction applies (for example: Always Watching only applies to "nontoken creatures").

LukeGyarados on Zombie Deck

1 week ago

HashMasta Thanks for the input think I'm gonna keep my eye out for some one-drop zombies and cards like Relentless Dead, Endless Ranks of the Dead, and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

HashMasta on Zombie Deck

1 week ago

I recently made a zombie deck for modern and I have some suggestions. I do not know your budget but here are my suggestions

Gravecrawler - 2/1 creature that can reanimate itself for 1. bingo

Cryptbreaker - great 1 drop utility creature. can both draw you cards and create tokens

Endless Ranks of the Dead - if you can keep this around for about 3 turns, you usually just won the game. a horde of zombies that just gets bigger without answers.

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born good card in that it is a heavy hitter and can spot remove the biggest creatures.

Claim / Fame This is a fairly new card I am trying out. Can be used to bring back cheap zombies.

Relentless Dead - card that can both provide self resurrect and bring back your other zombies

Lord of the Undead and Cemetery Reaper - both good zombie lords with special abilities that can be versatile towards what you play against

Would also recommend the dimir dual lands like Watery Grave and Polluted Delta.

If you would like to view my deck, it is here https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/03-01-18-bring-out-yer-dead/

cdkime on Favorite Artwork?

2 weeks ago

I second Rebecca Guay. Dark Banishing, Auramancer, Dark Ritual, and Channel are all well done.

I am a big fan of NN Thomas' post MTG artwork, which includes both prints and resin figures. Interestingly, her style is drastically different for her own pieces than when she was working for Wizards. She still has some notable card art, including Drought, Underground River, and Aysen Crusader.

Anguished Unmaking has always been a favourite of mine. You can really tell how much pain Sorin is in as he destroys his creation.

I could do without the zombies in Endless Ranks of the Dead, but the stained glass window is gorgeous.

Entrei on Noob to Magic; need help ...

3 weeks ago

3 questions:

What format, what do your friends play, and what is the budget constraint.

In general I would run dimir zombies, with stuff like Gravecrawler, Fleshbag Marauder Unbreathing Horde, Endless Ranks of the Dead, Undead Alchemist, and Cryptbreaker

Avert_Industries on Relentless Zombies

3 weeks ago

Alright, spells you might find useful- Endless Ranks of the Dead, Soul Stair Expedition, and Zombie Apocalypse. Also, you need a bit more utility, get a Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Wight of Precinct Six, Stromgald Crusader and Royal Assassin. Other than that, you have a solid deck, well done.

Catalog9000 on Golgari Death Swarm

4 weeks ago


I have Doubling Season as a means to aggressively use Liliana, the Last Hope's last ability. True she'll only be at 6, but you use her +1 and the next turn you get her Emblem. It also works wonders with Endless Ranks of the Dead. I feel like if I cut them both out, the entire deck's idea of aggressively turning out literally hundreds of tokens falls apart.

However, I see your point on Marrow Chomper and Vulturous Zombie. Perhaps those are more well suited for Sideboard cards? And I agree about Whip of Erebos. I was just thinking Lifelink would be fun, but it absolutely does not need to be in there.

As for Evolving Wilds, it's actually in there for Fatal Push. My Forest / Swamp may enter tapped (Unlike with Verdant Catacombs), however it still gives me two additional cards to kick off FP's Revolt ability.

I had actually considered Slitherhead. Might go back to him. A 1/1 that turns into a +1/+1 Counter always sounds good, IMO

Pieguy396 on Golgari Death Swarm

4 weeks ago

Hey there! Cool deck! I feel like your problems could mostly be solved by making your deck faster. There's really only one viable ramp deck in Modern, TitanShift, and that's because ramp is its win condition.

To that end, I would cut most of the expensive cards in your deck altogether: Marrow Chomper, Vulturous Zombie, Doubling Season, Whip of Erebos, maybe even Endless Ranks of the Dead, and instead focus more on powering out some solid early Zombies like Gravecrawler, Diregraf Ghoul, Geralf's Messenger, etc. You could even go for Slitherhead if you need to dig deep enough. I would also cut Golgari Charm for some more aggressive 2-drops, probably something like Relentless Dead.

Additionally, if you need to add more cards to replace the above cuts, I would recommend going up to the full 4 Lotleth Troll, followed by the full 4 of some of your lords.

Finally, Overgrown Tomb is much better than Evolving Wilds.

In any case, good luck, and I hope this helps!

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