Necromantic Selection


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy 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


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

ThallionDarkshine on EDH - Inalla ETB

1 month ago

I definitely feel like Necromantic Selection is a powerful effect, but I'm not sure if River's Rebuke is the right card to cut for it. Without it, you have no mass removal for noncreatures. I feel like every game I play there's one player who just builds up a ton of artifacts and enchantments and if you can't wipe their entire board, they can just rebuild incredibly quickly.

jkicker1 on EDH - Inalla ETB

1 month ago

Trying out Necromantic Selection over River's Rebuke to see if the "return a creature (wizard with ETB)" and "add zombie type" works with the deck in addition to a board wipe that targets more than one player. My main concern with the card is that it exiles itself, removing a target for Spelltwine and Archaeomancer.

Neotrup on Question about creature tokens and ...

2 months ago

If a player would receive priority, first state based actions are checked, this is where tokens in graveyards disappear, second triggered abilities trigger, like Sheoldred, Whispering One's ability, third the player finally receives priority, so they can cast a spell or activate an ability like that of Corpseweft. As the token ceasing to exist is the first thing, you aren't really able to do anything with it.

Also important is that a token is not a card, that's really its biggest distinguishing characteristic. You'll notice that Corpseweft requires you to exile creature cards, Sheoldred returns a creature card, and Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord gets a power/toughness boost for creature cards in your graveyard. Even something that would work before state based actions are checked, like Necromantic Selection, won't work for two reasons, one it too says card, and two, if a token that's left the battlefield would change zones (even to return to the battlefield), it instead remains in it's current zone.

unaekkeanu on Gitfrog Monster Midrange

2 months ago

Quite a few of those are gonna go on my acquire-board, sadly the main thing preventing me from getting most of those powerhouses are cost. Crucible of Worlds is definitely one I want to get, as is Oracle of Mul Daya, Scapeshift, and Toxic Deluge. Blighted Woodland got cut because it was a bit too much mana investment for me. Damnation, Decree of Pain or Necromantic Selection might get put in. I'll probably swap my Liege of the Tangle for World Breaker

kamelyan on Gitfrog Monster Midrange

2 months ago

Oh...I knew Gitrog (he laments). It got so much hate from my playgroup. The only deck to beat it was Rhys the Redeemed; I didn't run enough boardwipes like Damnation, Decree of Pain, Necromantic Selection, or Toxic Deluge.

Oracle of Mul Daya, Crucible of Worlds, Scapeshift, Tilling Treefolk, World Breaker, Zendikar's Roil, and Aid from the Cowl would do nicely.

Blighted Woodland, Dunes of the Dead, and Petrified Field are a few land suggestions.

Gitrog with Your Bad Self

Commander / EDH kamelyan


ZendikariWol on UltraBudget Value Meren

3 months ago

I have a definite contempt for stax in commander. Leave the spiky trash for legacy.

So for outlets, the all-stars are, maybe Corpse Traders if you have a combo-y meta, Disciple of Bolas, Perilous Forays, Quagmire Druid is a MUST, Stronghold Assassin, and surprisingly Vampiric Rites.

A couple wraths: Killing Wave, Necromantic Selection, and Plague Boiler (a great bluff if your opponents can't remove it).

Targets include Dawntreader Elk, Entomber Exarch, Mesmeric Fiend can be sac'd in response to the etb which resolves in this order: first you sac it, then it leaves the battlefield, then it enters. Essentially exile a card in an opponent's hand. Primal Druid, Reclamation Sage, Thragtusk, and Veteran Explorer.

harbingerofduh on Damia Discard

3 months ago

Thanks for the comment, SirSchwaenzelot! Necromantic Selection is a good suggestion - I've actually been on the lookout for good mass removal that will allow me to keep Damia in play, so that'll fit perfectly in here (and also allow me to boot Hythonia the Cruel, who's always felt a little clunky).

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