Necromantic Selection

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) None
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare

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Necromantic Selection

Sorcery

Destroy all creatures, then return a creature card put into a graveyard this way to the battlefield under your control. It's a black Zombie in addition to its other colors and types. Exile Necromantic Selection.

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Necromantic Selection Discussion

RedMulligan on Starting in Commander?

2 weeks ago

So here's a list of the cards that I got for the deck:

However, there's plenty of things I know I need, and some things I might consider (thanks to edhrec.com).Holy crap, that's a lot of cards. What I want to do right now is have Kess play the support role while I tutor up Nekusar to play. As soon as I can start nabbing the wheels for Nekusar's pain, Kess's ability will allow me to cast them back for more wheel-y fun times (for me, at least). That way, people won't realize that this is actually a Nekusar deck: he's hiding, ready to strike! But my biggest problem is discerning which of these 150+ cards I need to whittle down to about 65, and also figure out how many lands I need to play. I've got a little money to spend, and this list is about as far as I'll go cost-wise.

SlavicGhaespar on Im Playing with your Deck, we are both having fun

3 weeks ago

Ashnod's Altar seems like out of place here. Rather play Farseek and Rampant Growth. Also, 3 boardwipes and Rift are a bit low. One more, Damnation or something budget like Necromantic Selection would be nice to run. Counterspell is pretty much autoinclude in a deck like this, and you can also run Swan Song. Instead of Tempt, you can play Skyshroud Claim for ramping more effectively.

SlavicGhaespar on Sheoldred Whispering One

1 month ago

I like playing Necromantic Selection in a black deck, just cause it provides nice interaction with Shelly :)

andywontdie on Render Unto Ayli

1 month ago

It's a good start, but I see some room for improvement. Some suggestions:

Erebos, God of the Dead : for card draw, life gain denial and a beefy indestructible blocker.

Tree of Perdition : Beefy blocker, could be a win-con and become a much bigger blocker.

Test of Endurance : Straight up win-con.

Archangel of Thune: Pumps up all your creatures when you gain life and has lifelink. Almost a win-con by itself.

Serra Ascendant: Immediately a 6/6 Lifelink flyer when you put em down, and can be a win-con early enough in the game.

Ordeal of Heliod: Puts counters on your creatures, gains you 10 life and since you're already running Sun Titan, has recursion.

True Conviction : Doublestrike and lifelink to all your creatures. Nuff Said.

Approach of the Second Sun: Gains you life and is an looming win-con that will have your opponents counting cards.

Treasury Thrull: Extort and has the ability to recur from your graveyard.

Righteous Confluence : A versatile options card, bare minimum, you gain 15 life for 5 mana.

Alhammarret's Archive : Double life gain and card draw...why not?

Elixir of Immortality : Your backup panic button if things go south. 5 life and rescue your graveyard.

Chalice of Life  Flip : Gain life on one side, 5 to opponents on the other.

Vault of the Archangel : A backup means to gain life and possibly gain control of board state. Also shows if your opponents are paying attention to all of your board state.

As far as swaps go:

Fumigate to replace Day of Reckoning it may be benefit you more to have a clean slate and gain life. Necromantic Selection may also be a good choice here too.

Gift of Immortality to replace Indestructibility -- I like Gift better as it works really well with ETB triggers, especially if it's life gain related and works great with...

Panharmonicon : A card I have really been enjoying since it's release. Works great with stuff like your Sun Titan, and Ashen Rider, or Angel of Despair. Also pairs really nicely with Mimic Vat if you got room.

Just some ideas from my experience play ultra life gain. Have fun!

Nethereon on Rats and their Patron: 1st Budget Build

2 months ago

Concise list of considerations:

-/+ Dump Mind Twist and add Torment of Hailfire HOLY CRAP, do I love this card. It gets around so many things plus it hits every opponent.

Let's talk about your mana base for a second...

Thirty two lands? Even for a very cavalier spell slinger deck, that is a very low amount to play. I play a Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest deck on 36 and struggle some times to reach a critical mass of mana/spells. Don't fall into the trap of "I'll cut a land for this cheap spell; it'll be fine." Again, math and probability will not be on your side in the late game, not unless you're willing to invest in Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or Cabal Coffers. An alternative might be to run Crypt of Agadeem but it's really no substitute for those lands.

Lastly, jam a Bojuka Bog or a Scavenger Grounds or both in there for graveyard hate, along with your choice of Strip Mine, Ghost Quarter, and/or Field of Ruin because if you can't have your Crypt or Coffers, why should they?

Hope this helps, good luck!

casual5 on Inalla, Archmage Ritualist ETB EDH

2 months ago

I would switch Decree of Pain for Necromantic Selection because there's already a lot of card draw with wizards and keeping all your wizards seems more valuable than drawing cards

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