Necromantic Selection


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage 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


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

harbingerofduh on Damia Discard

6 days 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).

SirSchwaenzelot on Damia Discard

1 week ago

Really like the deck! +1

I cards that would be really useful to include would be :

Viridian Longbow - for perfect creature removal with Damia (or some more creature removal in general f.e. Vraska's Contempt)

Also I think you should use more mass discard so that your opponents start running out of options, Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip or Painful Quandary

Drake Haven for more nice discard value

Laboratory Maniac to defend yourself against getting milled

Reanimate or similar cards for more Reanimation

Splendid Reclamation works really well as a late game super-ramp (in general, you do need more ramp because damia is so damn expensive, but this depends on your local meta)

Keening Stone as an nice win-con after all that discarding

I also think you need at least 3-4 more artifact and enchantment removal cards else your opponents will go wild a very spicy option would be the Vraska, Relic Seeker and Vraska the Unseen

Also some board wipes like In Garruk's Wake or Necromantic Selection could be useful despite of beeing mana-heavy, else Damnation would be an option

Also you can include more protection for Damia, because she is so vital for the strategy EDH staples would be Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots or even Darksteel Plate.

In case you're wondering what to cut for all this, I'd recommend stuff like Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, because works agaibst the discard value or Masticore, because it's just not good, but I think you can find it yourself.

I hope I was able to help you and my recommendations are useful. :)

celsha on Scary Vamps Upgraded

2 weeks ago

Avg CMC 3.32 - You need more lands

I would cut two creatures for two more lands. Ideally even creature based decks don't want more than 30 creatures.

Why is Conspiracy in the deck if it only affects 2 creatures?

You have a lot of really good Instant speed removal, so why the Flame Slash?

I would only run Act of Treason if I had a good amount of sac outlets, which I don't see.

If your gonna run an expensive tutor I recommend Dark Petition or Beseech the Queen

Lastly, its a black EDH deck WITH NO BOARD WIPES. NANI!?!?

Obviously Damnation is the best, but theirs so many options

Your best bet is Kindred Dominance but there's also

Decree of Pain

Life's Finale


Deadly Tempest

In Garruk's Wake


Necromantic Selection

Bontu's Last Reckoning

Crux of Fate

And a shit ton I cant remember. There's NEVER too many board wipes in a deck.

Pieguy396 on Trying to make deck more ...

3 weeks ago

Sure! I'd consider cutting: Commit / Memory, Fatal Push (unless you're committed to cEDH), Opt, Epic Experiment, Necromantic Selection, Chart a Course, Body Double, Fateful Showdown, Blatant Theivery, and possibly the Animate Worldgorger combo. If you're committed to the Twin package, Zealous Conscripts is another card that works well there.

AkaAkuma on Reyhan&Ishai | Where Unstoppable Meets Immovable!

1 month ago

@Darksteel_Eye ow fun! I always love hearing about other tactics and ideas for this deck, I haven't been able to play it allot though since people who know me squeeze there buttcheeks together on the sight of this deckbox and with some other people with less money in there budget I play more on budget as well.

I'm slightly unsure about Necromantic Summons (have I made a typo somewhere?), but Necromantic Selection is in my maybe board as it works the same way as living dead does. They are one of the few exceptions that let me keep a boardstate with all counters I had even though Reyhan leaves play before new creatures are on the battlefield since this cards effect needs to finish before Reyhan can check her ability.

However i haven't run either necromantic cards yet, it's just an idea.

Furthermore I play some sacrifice for multiple reasons.

  • To move counters is one, and this strategy combo's with the likes of Doubling Season and Corpsejack Menace.
  • To still salvage the maximum out of my creatures when they would be exiled, bounced e.g.
  • Cards like Darksteel mutation

Z4k16 on Yidris Storm

1 month ago

Ok, I would first off ditch Myojin of Seeing Winds and add in Maelstrom Wanderer , I also swapped out rakdos signet for brain freeze - and I am considering swapping It That Betrays for Rise of the Dark Realms / Necromantic Selection / Grave Betrayal

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Sedris EDH??? halp pls

1 month ago

The most noticeable problems are not enough lands, and not enough board wipes. For more sweepers, I'd consider Boompile, In Garruk's Wake or Necromantic Selection, Kederekt Leviathan or Bearer of the Heavens to unearth, Keldon Firebombers if you're meta has lots of green or flip lands, and definitely Cyclonic Rift. Good call on Magus of the Wheel and Teferi's Veil.

Definitely put in Conjurer's Closet, as it can save your unearth'd creatures! There's also Nephalia Smuggler and Vodalian Illusionist, etc.

Maybe consider Talisman of Dominance/ Indulgence or Wharf Infiltrator for lower curve. I'd also add more removal because you seem to like death syngergies in this deck. Some initial ideas are Terminate or Dismember to stay on curve, Ruthless Disposal to discard good creatures, Royal Assassin/ Avatar of Woe/ Stronghold Assassin, etc.

Check this out too, especially the Blink section.

Hope this helps! If you need more help, I'm always here

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