You may cast Necromancy as though it had flash. If you cast it any time a sorcery couldn't have been cast, the controller of the permanent it becomes sacrifices it at the beginning of the next cleanup step.

When Necromancy enters the battlefield, if it's on the battlefield, it becomes an Aura with "enchant creature put onto the battlefield with Necromancy." Put target creature card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under your control and attach Necromancy to it. When Necromancy leaves the battlefield, that creature's controller sacrifices it.

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Visions (VIS) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Necromancy occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.18%

Golgari: 0.11%

BUG (Sultai): 0.58%

Necromancy Discussion

triproberts12 on

1 week ago

You should really be running Leonin Relic-Warder, since you're already running Animate Dead and Blood Artist effects. Dance of the Dead and Necromancy are little clunkier than Animate Dead, but for the purposes of an aristocrats/combo build, the tapping or sacrificing doesn't really matter. Final Parting can tutor an Animate Dead/Blood Artist to hand and Leonin Relic-Warder to the yard, basically meaning if you can get to 7 mana, or 5 mana and last a turn, you win on the spot.

Lanzo493 on Yarok, The Value Engine

3 weeks ago

I believe Necromancy is the card you’re looking for, not Animate Dead. Necromancy has an actual ETB effect that Yarok can double whereas Animate Dead just enchants a creature in a graveyard.

That_Salty_Gamr on Rise of Dragons

3 weeks ago


Planeswalkers: Sarkhan and Liliana obviously both performed well, so I won't bore you with explaining why they're good.

Daretti, Scrap Savant has so far been good but still unsure about his place in the deck. 4 cmc is quite a lot, but the possible rummage 2 has given me some much needed gas at times. Furthermore, the -2 has allowed me to pseudo-ramp for a turn by sacrificing a Talisman for a Mana Vault, or by sacrificing a tapped Mana Vault for another mana rock.

As for Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded, honestly he is just a bit of a meme but he has also performed well. People underestimate him as an engine and he provides you with a constant loot engine on Turn 2. He isn't necessary for the deck, but I have a soft spot for making such a 'bad planeswalker' so good for me.

Instants: Goryo's Vengeance is primarily there to reanimate Bladewing the Risen at instant speed. In addition, casting Vengeance during the end step allows you to circumvent the trigger, giving you a Legendary Creature during your entire turn.

Enchantments: Warstorm Surge is a little bit too high of a cmc for a card that does nothing the turn it comes down, not to mention it is really more of a 'win-more' card. Panharmonicon was cut for the same reasons.

Underworld Breach is a pure combo card through and through. It allows you to re-cast your spells, including Dance of the Dead, Animate Dead and Necromancy. For extra value, Entomb is one of the best cards to combo off with Breach as it puts it immediately into your yard to then re-cast. Along the same lines, Altar of Dementia also provides gas for a Breach combo.

I hope this has provided clarification and help for your own build.

Decidares on Scion The Win Button

1 month ago


I've played more games since you last commented, and would like to keep you in the loop as requested. Can you check out my 2/20/20 update in the deck description and let me know what you think? I essentially began to cut down on combos, as you suggested initially, and focused on Niv-Mizzet and Worldgorger Dragon combos.

I know you suggested Niv-Mizzet, Parun, but I don't recall if I already had Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius when you first made the suggestion. Would you still recommend including Niv-Mizzet, Parun if that brings the number of Niv-Mizzets up to three?

Hellkite Tyrant has been useful at times, but it has admittedly underperformed, because I could always just kill an opponent or win rather than steal artifacts. I could cut it in favor of Niv-Mizzet, Parun or another more efficient Dragon.

Tainted Strike hasn't found as much use either so far, like you implied.

I'm planning to add your name to the references section too if you don't mind.


Thank you for your suggestions! Having learned about Dance of the Dead and Necromancy from you, I opted to focus on Worldgorger Dragon combos over mass reanimation. I had previously been on the fence about the two, since mass reanimation seemed incompatible with having Worldgorger Dragon in the graveyard. I'm also planning to add your contribution to my references section if you don't mind.

multimedia on Big Black Deck (K'rrik)

1 month ago

Hey, your deck is already pretty damn competitive. Well done making it.

Some ideas to make it more competitive is fast reanimation for Vilis or Razaketh as well as other win condition combos. Ways to tutor for and put Gravecrawler into your graveyard can speed up the Altar combo. I think Dreadhorde Invasion would be a good addition so would Bitterblossom.

Cards to consider adding:

The combos are Mikaeus + Ballista + Seer or Carrion Feeder to kill opponents with damage from Ballista. Bolas's Citadel + Aetherflux + Top to kill opponents with Aetherflux.

If interested in adding these cards then I offer more advice of what cards to cut. Good luck with your deck.

SufferFromEDHD on Shroud-Veiled

1 month ago

Wow. Nice Orzhov good stuff list. Lots of overlap in strategy. Focused cycles of creatures. Just going to spit ball some ideas of cards that might be useful.

Mangara of Corondor can't be abused so it should be replaced.

Worn Powerstone you are running a great set of rocks already. This could be Ancient Tomb or some of the spells I'm about to suggest.

Saw Kokusho. Where was Yosei, the Morning Star? Best one out of the cycle imo.

Imp's Mischief and Rebuff the Wicked counterspells.

Pull from Eternity interesting tutor.

Necromancy round out your reanimation spells.

Scroll Rack with Land Tax is one of the best engines in EDH.

Gracco on Scion The Win Button

1 month ago

Toss in Dance of the Dead and Necromancy as additional reanimation pieces that work with the Worldgorger combo.

This is my Scion list that started as the precon and was upgraded. I noticed several nice additions to your list that are in mine if you would like to go take a look at it. Another take on the Ur Dragon precon upgrade

Leptys on Abzan Farm - Tymna Ikra Turbo Nauseam

1 month ago


Hello! Regarding the Leonin Relic-Warder loop, you can sacrifice Relic Warder after it has exiled Animate Dead / Necromancy, but before it dies from having the enchantment removed. So in practice:

  1. Cast Animate Dead, enter-the-battlefield triggers -> puts Leonin Relic-Warder into play
  2. Leonin Relic-Warder triggers -> target Animate Dead
  3. Trigger resolves -> Animate Dead leaves play -> Animate Dead's leave-the-battlefield trigger
  4. Activate Blasting Station in response, sacrificing Leonin Relic-Warder
  5. On top of Blasting Station activation -> Leonin Relic-Warder's leave-the-battlefield trigger
  6. Animate Dead returns to play -> target Relic-Warder
  7. Relic-Warder hits play, untapping Blasting Station and triggering once more -> target Animate Dead
  8. Repeat 3-7.

Also, while I'm grateful for the praising the channel, me and Folger from Playing With Power are two separate people. :)

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