Patriarch's Bidding


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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

JessieMessy on Sliver tribal deck

2 days ago

Hey, welcome to the true hive mind, any sliver deck gets a big up one for boldness. A couple suggestions to help reliability, especially in multiplayer.

Drop all of your Instants; you are not going to win a long term match so stalling opponents usually doesn't help. In the place of these I suggest better recursion. Say Patriarch's Bidding, Immortal Servitude, Second Sunrise, Living Death and even Thrilling Encore This will help you come back from board wipes, which will be your biggest enemy.

Next, rethink your anthems, I know they are all slivers but you really need to get to your combos so you can win before the board state puts you in check. Try Door of Destinies and Mirari's Wake

To help your combos already in the deck think Urza's Incubator, Cryptic Gateway, Intruder Alarm and Mana Echoes

You can add a Lim-Dul's Vault and maybe a Sensei's Divining Top for card draw.

Crib Swap as it can be tutored by your commander and played in the same turn.

I can't think of more off the top of my head, but you can check out Another Sliver Deck drawing all the table hate or The Hive plus the Five for more thoughts.

WhichKing on Sliver Queen EDH for fun

6 days ago

Great choice for your sliver commander! I know people like to use Hivelord for the indestructibility (but with exiling removal becoming more prominent its not as good as it seems) or Overlord for tutoring the same combos. Despite that I feel that the Queen is the strongest because she allows you to build your board without overextending.

Personally I feel that you should cut out all non-sliver creatures unless they provide something really unique to the game plan. I mean, Qasali Pridemage can be replaced with Harmonic Sliver. You can cut out your ramp creatures for land-based ramp since you are in green. Slivers are already susceptible to board wipes. Why exacerbate that with so many mana dorks?

You are also missing some MVP slivers. Venom Sliver and Toxin Sliver, Brood Sliver. Hibernation Sliver lets you protect choice slivers from wraths (including your commander!) I would actually use anthems to pump up your slivers, this way you can keep precious card slots for useful abilities. You don't need to waste slots on weenies cause your commander conjures them out of thin air.

The PWs may add an alternate route to victory but imo they don't really synergize with the sliver plan. Psionic Sliver can let your slivers one-shot a player. Thorncaster Sliver does something similar on attack. Leeching Sliver as well. If you add in the haste slivers, you can put in Living Death and Patriarch's Bidding as a powerful plan B.

WhichKing on Hawk Red/Black Tribal Dragon Deck Update

1 week ago

I would remove the Jet Medallion as the black dragons you have are few and far between. You can replace it with something like Fellwar Stone. You are in RB so you should not need a lot of mana fixing. Reliable 2CMC mana rocks will be good, best have at least 8 sources of ramp that costs 2 mana or less.

Next, your dragons are very top heavy. I'd recommend trimming some of the bigger dragons for some solid 5mana ones. You are missing Glorybringer, Thundermaw Hellkite and last but DEFINITELY not least, Scourge of Valkas. The Scourge of Valkas is extremely important as it gives you a devastating Plan B.

That Plan B is mass reanimation spells like Living End and Patriarch's Bidding. Now, if you reanimate Scourge of Valkas along with a whole bunch of dragons, thats a huge amount of damage that can put the game away on the spot. You already have a Dragon Tempest in the deck, the effect stacks to really bring on the pain. Reanimating 4 dragons (INCLUDING Scourge of Valkas) with Dragon Tempest out is already 32 points of damage.

DragonKing90 on Dragon Tribal Deck Help

1 week ago

you really should use Scion of the Ur-Dragon as your commander. it fuels the grave for Patriarch's Bidding

[email protected] on Hellz Belz - Mono Black Demonic Devotion

3 weeks ago

I am really excited to add Doom Whisperer to the deck because the surveil ability will synergize well with Demonlord Belzenlok's ability triggers individually. I have really contemplated running Buried Alive to combo with cards like Living Death, Patriarch's Bidding, Strands of Night, and Rise of the Dark Realms.

Based on the dozens of games I have played with this deck I found that the 4 big reanimator spells mentioned above are usually enough to swing the game into my favor (assuming you aren't playing someone who runs nothing but counter spells). Buried Alive is another way to tutor for strong demons that become easier to get onto the BF from the graveyard vs. hard casting the creatures individually despite the fact that this deck ramps very very well.

Final Parting is a great idea especially since I can tutor for a creature like Razaketh, the Foulblooded or even Gray Merchant of Asphodel along with a reanimation spell, which can be really devastating like you said. I am a big fan of Dark Petition since I almost always have "Spell Mastery", esssentially turning it into another Demonic Tutor. Basically what I am getting at is the following: I have no issue reanimating creatures with where my reanimator package is currently primarily because of all of the tutors.

If you had to pick one to add to my decklist, which would you add: Buried Alive, or Final Parting? Personally, I'm more on the side of Final Parting.

Rabidleopard on Wort, Boggart Auntie

3 weeks ago

It might be worth looking into Patriarch's Bidding as a potential way to recover from boardwipes/resurrect sac fodder to sac again.

WanderingSpirit on Rule #2: The Double Tap v2.0

1 month ago

This looks like a ball to play! It seems you're to the fine-tuning stage with all these awesome suggestions.

With as much card advantage as you have here, I agree that mass recursion could help you out. Something like Patriarch's Bidding is high CMC, but it also gets all your zombies back. Just watch it against other tribals.

You might have some fun with combos like Lich + Repay in Kind.

DragonKing90 on 5C Dragon Help - Looking ...

1 month ago

if you're trying to do dragon tribal, its really best to use Scion of the Ur-Dragon as your commander, using reanimation spells to bring back the dragons you tutored to the grave. i'm not sure what you mean when you say "im trying to grow my boardstate every turn, not rebuild it from scratch". rebuilding a boardstate IS growing it. and technically you're only "re" building the boardstate if it gets destroyed at some point. and that sorta thing is typically decided by what your opponent uses. Patriarch's Bidding is especially brutal in any tribal deck that can load up the grave, like how Scion of the Ur-Dragon does.

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