Patriarch's Bidding

Patriarch's Bidding


Each player chooses a creature type. Each player returns all creature cards of a type chosen this way from his or her graveyard to the battlefield.

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Want (2) Hellxlucifer , berk

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Set Rarity
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Noble Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Leviathan Legal

Patriarch's Bidding occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Patriarch's Bidding Discussion

Spell_Slam on Rathreos, God of the Colony

3 days ago

Living Death seems really good for your deck. It's both a board wipe and a reanimation spell for you. It gets even better with cards like Bojuka Bog, which you should definitely replace a swamp for.

In the same vein, Patriarch's Bidding will most likely get you a lot more targets than anyone else.

I think you could swap out Eldrazi Monument for Coat of Arms for insta-kills.

Marrow-Gnawer should be finding its way to the maindeck somewhere. Mirror Entity as well.

In terms of cuts, Bad Moon is not great, since just having another rat pumps the same amount of power. Same with Shared Triumph. If you care about toughness, great. If not, these are easy cuts. Lurrus seems a bit grindy for you and could be better served as more card draw or something.

Peoyogon on Ayara First of Undead

2 weeks ago

Fun looking deck!

Have you thought about adding some more mass recursion in? I love Balthor the Defiled, Living Death, and Twilight's Call for my mono black aristocrats deck.

I know you are looking for cards under $10 but you also might want to keep an eye open for a Patriarch's Bidding. This card is incredible in my tribal deck and it looks like it could be great here too! It's possible to find them for less too; I found mine for $13 because it was well used :)

WanderingSpirit on Click here if I can have your name.

1 month ago

Thanks for the feedback, Darkshadow327! I've been considering a few of those. Patriarch's Bidding, Coat of Arms, and the "if you control a commander" spells are really appealing.

I thought about adding Counterspell and Dash Hopes, but I get quite a bit fo flash creatures and spells. How would you suggest adding a bit more tempo to the deck? Should I go for resilience, or control. Maybe some stax elements like Blind Obedience, Attrition, or Ghostly Prison?

Darkshadow327 on Click here if I can have your name.

1 month ago

I do love me a Tribal Deck. Here's some of my thoughts.

Hope I could be of some help, the deck looks super fun to play!

Lhurgyof on Vampire Weeknd

1 month ago

+1, love vampire tribal.

If it's not out of your budget, Volrath's Stronghold might be a good recursion engine.

Dusk / Dawn is great for low-cmc build decks, since it'll hit opponents' big targets and leave your weenies on the board, and can be a late game huge recursion trick. Patriarch's Bidding is another fun toy for tribal decks, depending on your meta.

If you've got the time, check out my vampire deck: Masquerade of the Methuselah

TonyStark9001 on What are the best cards ...

1 month ago

i think "Tribal support" should be a category, and i'd nominate Patriarch's Bidding as one of the best cards for that. that card alone is reason enough to have black in any tribal deck.

TCK_Green on Ayara, First of Locthwain

1 month ago

Zombie tribal, with pay-offs and ways to use the zombie token you mass? Interesting deck! I might be tempted to cut the demons in favour of Dreadhorde Invasion or Vizier of the Scorpion, but that's a personal preference :) (I'd also possibly make space for some catch-up cards like Patriarch's Bidding - it's good in black tribal!)

I'd probably put this around a 6-7 on the power level. It's strong, but you're going at a 'fair pace' (i.e. not cheating things out or hugely ramping) and are playing a 'fair deck' (i.e. creature-based not combo-based), which means that the table will probably stay around the same level during the game. If you didn't have some super-expensive cards in the deck (e.g. Bad Moon/Demonic Tutor) then I'd definitely put this as a 6 - as it stands, I'm calling it a 7!

casual_competitive on Obosh the Relentless

2 months ago

obosh rat tribal? by god what have you done. how does your deck do against boardwipes? Patriarch's Bidding would be good here. maby have some extra combat phase cards to synergies with the doublestrike/double damage. nice deck

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