Obzedat's Aid


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Rare

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Obzedat's Aid


Return target permanent card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Obzedat's Aid Discussion

Unlife on Resto Gonti

2 weeks ago

Maybe a couple of Obzedat's Aid or Beacon of Unrest for extra reanimation? I'd also consider a heavy discard/removal package, so that you can stall out your opponents until reanimating/casting Gonti or being able to rip out combo pieces/wincons. Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, Fatal Push, Path to Exile, Liliana of the Veil and Tidehollow Sculler all seem like good options.

Unlife on QMarchesa

3 weeks ago

Koskun Falls and Norn's Annex are both extra pillowfort effects. Unburial Rites and Beacon of Unrest are both other reanimation effects, as is Obzedat's Aid. Grave Betrayal is a bit mana heavy but very good just before a board wipe.

Enral on The Fateshifter | **PRIMER**

1 month ago

dommes89: I think I have enough recursion in my deck as of now. Not a big fan of reanimation spells that return to hand...Obzedat's Aid is decent but it's too slow for getting a bunch of permanents back for my liking. The reason why Emeria sheperd is so good in this deck is not just because of the synergy with Aminatou, with Ghostly Flicker + Archaeomancer, you can literally get all non-land permanents back into play by flickering a Plains. You should definitely give sheperd a try, I've been a fan ever since its inclusion.

Jthomas3592: I think BSZ is overkill for draw spells and doesn't really synergize with my deck direction. The infinite mana is to enable infinite flicker for other etb permanents like Mulldrifter to draw into our finisher or gonti to just win by exiling everyone's graveyard.

Jthomas3592 on The Fateshifter | **PRIMER**

1 month ago

dommes89: I've seen some lists that run Restoration Gearsmith, which could make sense to retrieve combo pieces from the graveyard. It's too bad there's not an ETB version of Hanna, Ship's Navigator, we'll have to run Auramancer if we also want to get back enchantments (Not that Enral's build has many enchantments critical to the strategy. I'm running an instant/sorcery recursion package with Archaeomancer, Mnemonic Wall, and Salvager of Secrets so that I can be degenerate with Eerie Interlude, so maybe running Obzedat's Aid would be a re-usable tool.

Given the infinite mana capabilities of Eldrazi Displacer+Peregrine Drake, Aminatou, the Fateshifter+Felidar Guardian+Panharmonicon/Oath of Teferi+land, etc. what do people think about Blue Sun's Zenith/Stroke of Genius. I'm leaning more towards Stroke, since I could immediately get it back with a previously mentioned recursion piece and draw out all my opponents. Plus the added utility of drawing to find combo pieces if you don't have infinite mana is the type of flexibility I like.

dommes89 on The Fateshifter | **PRIMER**

1 month ago

What do you think of Fortuitous Find, Restoration Gearsmith and Obzedat's Aid as additional recursion or as a replacement for the shepherd due to the lesser CMC ?

The drawback would be that they don't put the cards into play ...

UmbrotheUmbreon on Aminatou's Flickering Flare

1 month ago


Mirror Image and Windfall can be added for sure. I actually knew about Phantasmal Image and originally had it in here, but the fact I cannot blink him without having to sacrifice him made me remove it. I never really liked the card either, but Mirror Image functions the same without the needing to sacrifice him, so that will be in for sure.

I feel recurring the miracle cards may be a bit much, esp since I forgot Temporal Mastery.

As for the cuts, I wish to keep Solemn Recruit as it is a target for Sun Titan that can quickly become a threat. Obzedat's Aid I have just realized doesn't have many targets outside of creatures to immediately bring back for value, so I will make that cut. I feel Boomerang is just too useful of a utility and control card to remove, and with a cheap cost as well. It's also tutorable by Spellseeker and can be an immediate answer to a threat or save a permanent of mine from a threat. I'd rather remove the more expensive 4 mana board wipe, Damnation. This will be easier on cost and I already own a WoG. I can remove Increasing Devotion as I wanted more utility out of being able to use my graveyard, but 15 1/1s at most over that long of a time frame isn't helpful as I originally thought.

@FiveEightFiveBC: It's a very useful tool because of that reshuffle, at a cheap price too! Ah, Commit to Memory is a very useful card, but not for this deck, so I didn't include it.

yeoman67 on Trailer Trash Ayli

1 month ago

other good creatures

Whisper, Blood Liturgist, a vindicate on legs and can remove two crappy creatures for a bigger one.

Bishop of Rebirth Sun Titan, nice recursion

Tree of Perdition, goes great with Alyis activated abilities

Soul's Attendant same shit as soul warden

Crypt Ghast more mana

Karmic Guide reanimation on a stick that dies itself!

Adarkar Valkyrie nope karmic guide didn't die thank you, oh its back thank you again

Grim Haruspex repeatable card draw

Teysa, Orzhov Scion more sac outlet and creature generation

Obzedat's Aid reanimate anything

Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact while over budget are super helpful to this deck type forcing your opponent to sacrifice creatures while you are doing so for fun and profit.

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