Living Death


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

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Rare
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Annihilation (V14) Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition (DDE) Rare
Battle Royale Box Set (BRB) Rare
Tempest (TMP) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Living Death


Each player exiles all creature cards from his or her graveyard, then sacrifices all creatures he or she controls, then puts all cards he or she exiled this way onto the battlefield.

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Living Death Discussion

jpermar on The Downward Spiral

1 day ago

A couple tweaks:

Living Death isn't great w/o it being more one-sided (e.g., removing opponents' graveyards). So Damnation is just same thing one mana cheaper.

Sneak Attack doesn't do much, as I almost always have discount from Rakdos, Lord of Riots. So let's bring in Oblivion Stone, another way to punish all those decks playing non-creature permanents!

NV_1980 on Teneb reanimator

2 days ago

I like the overall idea of your deck. A great way to cheat all of the stuff in your graveyard onto the battlefield, would be Living Death. Careful though, you want to make sure your graveyard is filled with more stuff than your opponents'.

BrandonMurrayBMM on Sek'Kuar Deathkeeper: The Karplusan Legend

3 days ago

Gray Merchant of Asphodel is insane and a huge help to me because I run Confidant/Arena/Library and such. He works well with Phyrexian Delver for a quick drain 4 to everyone and net gain of 7 (after the loss of 5 from Delver) as a worse case scenario if I have no other black permanents on board (which usually isn't the case) but often I can cast him, sac him, reanimate him, and kill the table off the 2nd trigger. He's good with Animate Dead as well for drain of 3 and a gain of 12. Test him, he's really good!

I'm not sure where you say I don't have much black devotion, it's my most dominant color and I have many symbols for him with Grave Pact, Attrition, Dictate of Erebos and such. I use to play Life/Death and it was just blah and I literally just cut Living Death a few weeks ago. It did hurt to remove my judge promo but I had to check my ego and realize I found it often dead in my hand because I only had 2 or 3 creatures in my graveyard at one time and my opponents had just as many because of my sac effects. It was good when I did use it (especially with Gray Merchant) but more often than not it was a dead card in my hand and often I wished it was literally anything else so sadly it got cut for I believe it was for Grave Pact actually. I found Pact to be so much more useful than Living Death and I still have a few board wipes. It's the same reason I cut Sheoldred, Whispering One. She just didn't do enough.

harbingerofduh on Sek'Kuar Deathkeeper: The Karplusan Legend

3 days ago

Glad to see more Sek'Kuar love! He was my first commander, too, and is still one of my favorites, as you can see from my own version: What the Hell Are Graveborn?.

I admit I'm somewhat surprised to see Gray Merchant of Asphodel in here, since you really don't have that much devotion to black for a five-mana 2/4 to be worth it. In its place, I'd propose something like Life/Death, which can both reanimate a useful creature from your graveyard and also turn your lands into sacrifice fodder for a Graveborn alpha strike. Living Death also seems like a must, serving as both a wrath effect and a way to buy back all the creatures you've been sacrificing over the course of the game.

HashMasta on Driving to the Graveyard

1 week ago

if u wanna take an interesting take on living end, my friend splashed blue in his deck to run As Foretold so he can hard cast it like Living Death and Ancestral Vision for extra cards. we have also been experimenting with Kari Zev's Expertise as another form of hardcasting instead of the cascade. living end is a fun deck and can be made a good number of ways. i will send you a list if you are interested.

CivilizedSin on Sidisi, Brood Tyrant EDH Deck

1 week ago

Haha I understand the struggle entirely! Personally, I'm only running a handful of non-creature-based removal, and they are less reactionary and more game ending in the form of Living Death, Cyclonic Rift, and In Garruk's Wake. I'm currently only running a single non-creature-based form of spot removal in Go for the Throat, but have found a lot of success in creature-based options like Nekrataal, his new and improved version of Ravenous Chupacabra, Shriekmaw, and Bone Shredder.

Additionally, I've toyed around with the idea of Mystic Snake and Profaner of the Dead, but haven't directly tested them myself, however, I do have a HUGE love for Glen Elendra Archmage.

soggybag on Sliver-lots of

1 week ago

This deck is terrible. Needs a lot of work. Some of these slivers need to go.

Needs Command Tower and mana fixers.

Needs some powerful sorceries like Living Death, or maybe some search, or Survival of the Fittest

AStorm02 on Thraxi-murderer

1 week ago

I think this is a very good deck. I looked at it because I have a Thraximundar deck with almost the same theme.

I think you should add in a Carrion Feeder for a cheap infinite sack outlet that can also sack to itself. I think you should also put in a Geth, Lord of the Vault so that you can steal the stuff in your opponents graveyards that you sacked while also having them mill. (also these are both zombies so they work well with rooftop storm).

Also Living Death could work really well if someone wipes your field. Even if it helps them, you can start making them sack creatures anyway. Some cards with similar ideas could be Victimize, Reanimate, Necromancy, Exhume, and Animate Dead.

Finally, to address a problem I often run across with my Thraximundar deck, I think you need some more mana rocks to sustain you if you don't get Rooftop Storm.

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