Living Death


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan 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
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Rare
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 their graveyard, then sacrifices all creatures they controls, then puts all cards they exiled this way onto the battlefield.

Living Death Discussion

Jayd0nlink on I Love Slivers

18 hours ago

@Non-Linear, you are right about me needing graveyard recursion, but although Grave Betrayal is a good card, it says "creatures you don't control". Nissa will most likely only be able to be used once as people will just kill it off, and it's single target. I was thinking something like Patriarch's Bidding or Living Death

I can take Winged Sliver out, as it is redundant, but Thorncaster Sliver will probably remain because it deals damage to creatures as well. It works in a combo with Venom Sliver to destroy a bunch of creatures.

I love the Paradox Engine though! I'll definitely add that in. Thanks for your help, if you have anything else please let me know!

multimedia on Teysa Karlov

1 day ago

Hey, very nice first draft.

Skullclamp is busted with Teysa and creatures who give you tokens when they die. Most of my suggestions are to get more out of Skullclamp. They will also help to decrease the avg. CMC which is high at 3.5. A creature who creates token when it ETB or dies combos with Altar + Deathmantle to give you unlimited die triggers and tokens.


Cards to consider cutting. All cards here are good, but some are redundant, have a high CMC or can be upgraded:

  • Orzhov Locket
  • Boreas Charger
  • Priest of Forgotten Gods
  • Mortify
  • Utter End
  • Yosei, the Morning Star
  • Butcher of Malakir
  • Harvester of Souls
  • Ogre Slumlord
  • Sifter of Skulls
  • Sadistic Hypnotist
  • Kaya's Wrath

Good luck with your deck.

hkhssweiss on Golgari Commander

4 days ago

You can consider adding in a bit more creature sac outlets to abuse Meren's ability a bit more such as Viscera Seer , Carrion Feeder , or Yahenni, Undying Partisan . Some cheap reanimations spells never hurt as well, here might be some to your liking, Reanimate , Animate Dead , Dance of the Dead , Necromancy , Living Death . These also got recently reprinted so they are quite great to pick up~ Entomb / Buried Alive , great to fill up your grave super quick.

If you need more ideas feel free to check out my version of her as well.

Filthy Casual Meren | Primer

Commander / EDH hkhssweiss


hkhssweiss on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 week ago

This is response to Darkshadow327 for how my tournament went.

Pretty much played 3 different decks my Tuvasa, Kess, and Meren.

Tuvasa won two games out of three, was in a pod against GAAIV, Nikiya, and Omnath. First game lost to Omnath due to GAAIV controlling the board and having Sol Ring start that went into a Damping Sphere and Sphere of Resistance T2, Nikiya popped all artifacts, but Omnath had Lotus Cobra shenanigan and dumpstered the board. Game two Tuvasa went all nuts and blackjacked Omnath T3, than GAAIV T4, than Nikiya the turn afterwards. Last game I went infinite mana with Bloom Tender / Pemmin's Aura and proceeded to have an unbeatable board state and nuked everyone. It was great.

Kess won two games out of three as well, in a pod against new Kozilek, Wrexial, and Numot. Game one I comboed out with Labman / Demonic Consultation on T4. Next game lost to Kozilek due to him having T1 no land but playing Crypt, Sol Ring, into a Metalworker and casting Kozi T2 and smashing everyone in the face. I died first that round :')...Next game Kess was unhappy with that loss as I drew the most bull**** hand, went T2 Ad Nauseam into Labman win ^^

Meren won all three of her games, it was lit. Went against Nekusar, Vannifar, and Kumena. First game had sick synergy plays. T1 casted GSZ into Dryad Arbor , T2 cast Culling the Weak sac'ing Arbor to cast Meren and Entomb into Life from the Loam . End step trigger brought back Arbor. Dredged on T3 into Protean Hulk and played Phyrexian Tower , Reanimate targeting hulk and proceeded to gain value while locking the board down with Plaguecrafter . Game two was an attrition game Nekusar had an early start with mana crypt and signets into a T2 Nekusar, but on T4 I Mindslicer everyone with Meren on board and proceeded to lock the board down not letting anyone have hands, eventually picking up devotion and draining everyone with Kokusho and Gary . Game three was a doozy, mulled down to 5 and pretty much shafted. Vannifar was going off but Kumena was able to stop the combo multiple times and smash Vannifar in the face. Nekusar player also got shafted due to me blowing up all his artifact/enchantments with Reclamation Sage and Caustic Caterpillar . Got lucky with a Living Death after being countered three times. Eternal Witness was MVP of that game.

That was how all my matches went!

Darkshadow327 on May We Never Part | Teysa Karlov EDH | PRIMER

1 week ago

Thanks for the comment zigkid3.

Skullclamp is an option for people who may want to put it in. Drawing 4 cards is great; however, I've found that when playing this deck I find that I hold things in hand.

In regards to Phyrexian Reclamation if I want a cheaper recursion then I would run the strictly better (in my opinion) Oversold Cemetery . Living Death is something that I've thought about, I may need to reconsider it.

Also, if you like the deck feel free to leave an upvote!

zigkid3 on May We Never Part | Teysa Karlov EDH | PRIMER

1 week ago

Hi, responding to your post on advertising your commander deck.

I would really suggest moving the Skullclamp from the maybe board to the mainboard. Drawing 4 cards with Teysa is just so good. I suggest fitting it in by taking out Faith's Reward

Also, Phyrexian Reclamation would be a great recursion card that keeps your cmc low as well. Another good recursion/removal card (and especially if you have a sac outlet out) would be Living Death

I posted mine on the advertise your commander deck post as well if you want to check it out, upvote/comment.

Ravenrose on Drifting Silumgar Hates Your Board

1 week ago

Yes! Finally, a Silumgar the Drifting Death deck. Palace Siege would be a flavourful and powerful inclusion in this deck. Living Death would be a good source of recursion in this deck. Painful Truths is a good source of card draw. Diabolic Tutor can help you search for the cards you need. A good land to include is River of Tears . Sign in Blood would also help you out. Mask of Riddles is also an include you could consider. Bitter Ordeal could also be fun.

Hope these suggestions help!

Raven Rose

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Living Death occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

Black: 0.38%

Golgari: 0.26%

Rakdos: 0.16%

U/B (Dimir): 0.1%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.11%

RBW (Mardu): 0.06%

BRG (Jund): 0.09%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): 0.17%

BUG (Sultai): 0.27%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.05%