Patriarch's Bidding


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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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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Patriarch's Bidding Discussion

ersatz_olorin on Lovely Siblings

50 minutes ago

Noosegraf Mob for more zombies

Grave Titan might be too pricey but if not it is also a great option

Zombies also have a lot of lords that you can take advantage of, namely:

Cemetery Reaper, Lord of the Undead, Undead Warchief, Diregraf Captain, Graf Harvest, and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed are all strong

Eldrazi Monument, Door of Destinies, and Obelisk of Urd give more buffs.

Patriarch's Bidding and Zombie Apocalypse will both bring all your zombies back.

Rooftop Storm is also great

Zombies are a very well supported tribe, so you can make a very strong and fun deck. Have fun :)

elgosu1337 on Defiant Dragons

3 days ago

If you're looking to bring back all your dragons from the graveyard, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Cauldron of Souls, Patriarch's Bidding, and Balthor the Defiled are also great.

DrukenReaps on Scion work in progress need help

1 week ago

So I see 102 cards. One of them is an extra fumigate and you'll have to drop something else...

Three reanimation effects with a commander that fills your grave? I'd add a few more: Bladewing the Risen, Journey to Eternity  Flip, Reanimate, Cauldron Dance, Debtors' Knell, Teneb, the Harvester are all pretty good. Living Death or Patriarch's Bidding are game enders. 5 mana + 2 more for each dragon you want to reanimate... I don't know if it gets much scarier.

The Ur-Dragon- I'd put this in the 99. I think scion makes for a better commander since he is faster and grabs any dragon for you but Ur is a ton of value to go and put in your grave off scion's ability then hit with Reanimate next turn XD

Savage Ventmaw and Hellkite Charger are nice together, 1 mana for 1 extra combat.

Bower Passage- I find this hilarious, now dragons are unblockable.

There are so many cool dragons I don't know what else to recommend... Just experiment.

Other good cards to have: Dragonspeaker Shaman, Dragonlord's Servant, Taigam, Ojutai Master

Some considerations for removal: Coat of Arms, Darksteel Forge, Slumbering Dragon. I realize you are already looking to remove 2 of those but in case you were unsure about them they really don't belong here. Slumbering is a nice early dragon but I'd rather be ramping into better dragons. I'm always terrible at removals so I really don't know what else to take out...


2 weeks ago

I do not know your budget, so if these suggestions are out of it I am sorry. However here are some good cards.

Patriarch's Bidding - good tribal resurrection

Living Death - good resurrection again (black is good in this lol)

Damnation - Solid removal incase things don't go your way.

Decree of Pain - more removal

Crypt Ghast - not a rat but good mana

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers - insane ramp

Black Market - good mana for playing black lol

Contamination - Since you are creature heavy, this will be your #1 hate card for anyone not running black. It may make you lose friends, but it will certainly win games

Grave Pact - if you did find a bunch of sac outlets, this is the card you will want along with it.

Necropotence - A fun way to gain card advantage.

There are many cards out there for mono black support that will have their advantages and disadvantages. The main thing is to just experiment. Ask a couple buddies. Play your deck a lot and really get to know it. Anyways hope you take note of my suggestions and will try them out.

GentlemanLucha on Madara Empire (Tribal Human Grixis needs help)

2 weeks ago

I would either take out Toshiro Umezawa or put in a lot more instants. Cyclonic Rift is really nice, especially with Overload, but if that's your only instant, then Toshiro isn't doing much for the cost.

I'd also consider adding cards like March of the Returned or Recover to be able to bring back some creatures you've sacrificed. Since you only get 1 copy of each card that isn't a basic land, you're not always going to get Patriarch's Bidding, even with your card drawing.

And, lastly, I'd say get some dual lands and/or Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse. Since you're already a little mana-light for Commander, you don't want to also not have the colors you need when you do get your land.

SufferFromEDHD on March of The Kami V2.0

2 weeks ago

This is a really sweet brew. There are a few things I'd do differently but I like it as is.

Greater Good is a must with all the Kamigawa dragons.

Patriarch's Bidding would be very useful.

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