Never / Return


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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Never / Return



Destroy target creature or planeswalker.


Aftermath (Cast this spell only from your graveyard. Then exile it.)

Exile target card from a graveyard. Create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

Never / Return Discussion

Reliquarian on Jarad commander deck

1 month ago

Some of the things I would consider removing are: Never / Return (there is much better instant speed removal in black green), Gravedigger (there are less mana intensive ways to get this effect), Glowspore Shaman, and Torment of Hailfire.

I should say however that having never played this deck myself I can't say whether or not these are your best options to cut. But just from a glance they seem like things the deck would still do just as well without.

Good luck and happy brewing!

OberstHati on No Mercy

2 months ago

Cast Out is not legal anymore, replace with Ixalan's Binding, same forPull from Tomorrow and Never / Return Chemister's Insight for pull, Vraska's Contempt for never,... and of course there should be 4 Teferi, Hero of Dominaria, if your budget allows it.

Somebody on UB Shared Fate

2 months ago

I'm revisiting this deck after a long period of neglect and have had a couple ideas -

A bit pricy but Reflecting Pool seems like it could be a little more consistent than Exotic Orchard. With a manabase tweak toward Unclaimed Territory or Vivid lands it can make rainbow mana pretty often. On the other hand Exotic Orchard is on-budget but essentially produces {1} before Shared Fate and is good for the opponent if they draw it.

Unmoored Ego specifies 'target opponent' so we can really cripple some decks and then after Shared Fate the opponent won't want to cast it on us because they're taking our cards.

Tn a similar vein to Flashback the new Aftermath cards are great since the opponent never gets to cast the bottom half. Farm / Market Never / Return and maybe Cut / Ribbons seem like the best ones for Shared Fate.

I've also been considering a light white splash for more sweepers (Supreme Verdict / Porphyry Nodes) and a lot of sideboard hate cards like (Rest in Peace or Stony Silence). Adding white significantly increases the price of the deck though, especially since fetchlands would become necessary.

First changes maybe something like:
-4 Swamp
-3 Island
-1 Mystic Speculation
-1 Murderous Cut
-1 Dismember
-2 Brainspoil
-2 Spell Pierce

+4 Reflecting Pool
+1 Vivid Creek
+1 Vivid Marsh
+4 Serum Visions
+2 Never // Return
+1 Unmoored Ego
+1 Shared Fate

BioProfDude on B/W Ixalan Vampires

3 months ago

This deck is not Standard legal. On October 5, Kaladesh, Aether Revolt, Amonkhet, and Hour of Devstation all left Standard. As a result, these cards are no longer Standard legal: Yahenni, Undying Partisan and Fatal Push, and in your sideboard Never / Return, Metallic Mimic, Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Gifted Aetherborn, Fumigate, and Caves of Koilos. Many of the maybe cards are also not legal.

marcdarc on Black Green Gorgons

3 months ago

Consider these swaps:

x2 Forest, x2 Swamp -> x3 Hissing Quagmire, x1 Dark Petition

x1 Hythonia the Cruel -> x1 Dark Petition

x4 Doom Blade -> x2 Removal (see Vraska's Contempt alternatives), x1 Seasons Past, x1 Dark Petition

x1 Animist's Awakening, x2 Commune with Nature -> x4 Grapple with the Past

x4 Rampant Growth -> x4 Vessel of Nascency

x1 Sisters of Stone Death -> x1 Ishkanah, Grafwidow

x4 Pharika's Chosen -> x4 Gnarlwood Dryad

Some number of Pulse of Murasa could also be helpful if early game rushes are a problem. Maybe for 1 or 2 between Vessel and Grapple.

Sideboard should be where enchantment/artifact hate goes (2-3 is a good number, Naturalize is efficient, cheap, and good enough for most situations). Consider for sideboard a pair of Languish for go-wide strategies, and some exile removal for go-tall hard-to-remove strategies.

Vraska's Contempt alternatives: I think planeswalkers will be hard for the deck to deal with, unless creatures are chained efficiently, so making sure your removal hits planeswalkers is a good idea. Some alternatives to Doom Blade are: Hero's Downfall, To the Slaughter, Never / Return).

Hexaflexagon on Saproling

3 months ago

You might want to update your sideboard. Never / Return is no longer Standard legal. You may want to add Woodland Cemetery and Overgrown Tomb to help out your manabase. You may also want to add another sac outlet, such as Thallid Omnivore, Thallid Soothsayer, Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Ravenous Harpy, Undercity Necrolisk and some more Izoni.

xhuggels on

3 months ago

cute. i like sack decks like this. i used to run a infinite combo deck with Ruthless Knave and Anointed Procession, with fodder like Dire Fleet Hoarder, Gleaming Barrier, Martyr of Dusk Start / Finish, Never / Return, Memorial to Glory and Rite of Belzenlok, of course with Pitiless Plunderer as support. It would go into an infinite loop of playing creatures, sacking them for 1000 000 treasures and drawing your entire deck. at the end of your turn youd have like 100 creatures and 100-200 treasures, which you would then use on stuff like Josu Vess, Lich Knight, Marionette Master and Torment of Hailfire. Since you have all your win-cons in your hand, you can play all can play all your copies of all 3. Real flashy like only sack decks can do hehe. The best part of it was the entire deck cost me 5 tix, sideboard included cause it consisted of all the cards no one ever plays. I feel like sack decks dont get enough love tbh, so good job at making one!

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Never / Return occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Black: 0.02%

Golgari: 0.0%

Dimir: 0.02%

Rakdos: 0.01%

Orzhov: 0.0%

Esper: 0.0%

Sultai: 0.0%

Grixis: 0.0%

Abzan: 0.0%

Mardu: 0.01%

Jund: 0.0%

Yore: 0.0%

Glint-Eye: 0.0%

Rainbow/All: 0.0%


All decks: 0.0%

Black: 0.02%

Golgari: 0.01%

Dimir: 0.0%

Orzhov: 0.01%

Rakdos: 0.0%


All decks: 0.0%


All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.16%

Orzhov: 0.04%

Dimir: 0.03%

Golgari: 0.02%

Rakdos: 0.01%

Esper: 0.03%

Grixis: 0.02%

Sultai: 0.02%

Abzan: 0.02%

Jund: 0.01%

Rainbow/All: 0.01%