Raving Dead

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Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Commander 2014 Rare

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Raving Dead

Creature — Zombie

Deathouch

At the beginning of combat on your turn, choose an opponent at random. Raving Dead attacks that player this combat if able.

Whenever Raving Dead deals combat damage to a player, that player loses half of his or her life, rounded down.

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Raving Dead Discussion

jonnyalcatraz on Grave Digging

1 month ago

I would replace Geralf's Masterpiece for Advanced Stitchwing just cause hes easier to get back is still a flier and doesnt get smaller. Monastery Siege for Ancient Excavation so you can draw a bunch and discard a bunch, this helps with your commander getting some Z's in the grave. I'd also replace Victimize and Buried Alive with Whispering Madness and Day's Undoing. Dark Salvation for Necromantic Selection with all the new wheel affects you should be able to grab something good and its another board wipe. Maalfeld Twins for Overseer of the Damned just because hes super impactfu, a flier makes Z's and kills something when it comes out. Scourge of Nel Toth for Call to the Grave cause sacrifice is really good especially against voltron commander damage decks. Raving Dead for Phyrexian Delver. Wight of Precinct Six for Shepherd of Rot. Entomb for Graf Harvest purely for the menace, butyou could use the other abilitly in a pinch if your commander gets killed to much. Necrogen Mists for Windfall, again just so you get card draw and are still forcing people to discard. Epiphany at the Drownyard for Grave Pact. and to be sure you can get your value from cards like this id nix Nim Deathmantle for Ashnod's Altar. Geralf's Messenger is slow and 2 life wont do too much so id put in Nantuko Husk or Corpse Blockade for more sac outlets.

Tiddilywinkus on Smiling at Death is Easy When it's Temporary

1 month ago

As per your request I took a look at your deck to help you trim creatures. Here are my suggestions:


  • Soltari Visionary can go. You have enchant/artifact removal in your instants plenty. If you are finding yourself needing more use War Priest of Thune instead
  • Raving Dead It's a fun card, but if you are looking for more consistency take it out for something more necessary
  • Brutal Hordechief another fun card, but Alesha makes use of small creatures ETB abilities more than attacking.
  • Akki Underminer Another needing to do damage to take effect, not the strongest in EDH and in ALesha
  • Ankle Shanker I'm actually doing some testing with my deck right now and am strongly considering taking this out for some more useful creatures, again i don't do much attacking with creatures other than Alesha.

Flagellum on Doran's Spring: 'Tis the Season of Big Butts

1 month ago

MagicalHacker: Should I attempt to squeeze in Guiltfeeder? What's funny with him in a Doran deck is he deals double damage, once if he isn't blocked depending on how many cards are in someone's GY and then 4 damage due to Doran's ability. Not the greatest early game but can itself be a finisher. I've NO idea what to take out though. Spidersilk Armor?

Removed:

Grizzled Leotau: Vanilla

Disowned Ancestor: vanilla

Yoked Ox: vanilla

Tasseled Dromedary: vanilla

Blessed Orator: buff is lackluster.

Kitsune Loreweaver: vanilla, lackluster/conditional mana sink.

Loxodon Wayfarer: vanilla.

Added:

Noetic Scales: more high power creature punishment.

Tangle Angler: wincon

Yotian Soldier: vigilance baby!

Raving Dead: wincon (aka Quietus Spike with legs).

Solidarity: wincon

Standing Troops: vigilance

Selvala, Explorer Returned: draw and ramp.

Flagellum on Doran's Spring: 'Tis the Season of Big Butts

1 month ago

Thank you MagicalHacker!

I perused the list you linked and have found some goodies that were appealing. To keep the curve tight so I'm dropping a critter or two a turn I've opted for the 3 CMC guys listed unless the effect was too good.

Mentor might make his way in. Shirei is interesting but my creatures lack ETB effects.

Possible Includes

Myr Welder: a 1/4 for 3CMC. Offers artifact gy hate and could be quite useful if it stwals the right ability.

Order of Whiteclay: Sun Titan's lil bro. Not as good with vigilance.

Orzhov Advokist: this plays into my anti-power control element. If they keep pumping their best threats then they will stay tapped. Also acts as a deterrent.

Palace Guard: just a decent effect.

Raving Dead: this guy should probably be in the deck. Great with or without evasion. Doran makes him an effective 6/6.

Sanctum Guardian: nice little protection against big splashy spells or critters.

Scholar of Athreos: late game mana sink?

Selvala, Explorer Returned: ramp and card draw on a 2/4. Pretty decent

Standing Troops: bc vigilance with Doran is hilarious

Vampire Envoy: evasive beater with negligent lifegain.

Village Bell-Ringer: gives my guys pseudo vigilance

Yotian Soldier: vigilance beater

Task Force: infinite toughness with Lightning Greaves and another random critter.

Tangle Angler: Priests of Norn v2.0.

Vanilla/Possible Cuts

Yoked Ox

Tasseled Dromedary

Grizzled Leotau

Disowned Ancestor

Kitsune Loreweaver

Loxodon Wayfarer

Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper

Tower Defense/Bar the Door: cute overrun effects. Could win the game in the right setup. Iffy on cutting.

While Kami of Old Stone and Indomitable Ancients are vanilla, the value they carry outweighs that fact.

obitus on The Ghoulcaller

2 months ago

I am curious, how has cards worked for you in the deck:

Stronghold Assassin, Unbreathing Horde, Raving Dead,Noosegraf Mob,Phyrexian Crusader,Gravespawn Sovereign,Helldozer.

I am most curious to see how Noosegraf Mob works in a this deck. The design is a little odd, but it could be potentially useful considering you get zombies with or with Ghoulcaller Gisa.

golgariizzet on Undead horde

2 months ago

Door of Destinies, Mesmeric Orb really good for self mill to feed you graveyard and really piss off your opponents. Pox, Small Pox, Syphon Flesh, Vengeful Pharaoh, Undead Gladiator, Raving Dead, Helldozer, Liliana's Reaver, Gravespawn Sovereign, Geth, Lord of the Vault there are lots of good zombies here are some and if you like check out my mono black for a few other zombies and such for poss. ideas. like the deck plus one mine if you don't mind.THE DAMNED INFECTED (ZOMBIE TRIBAL)

jtaddeo on

2 months ago

Definitely Go:

Replacement Ideas:

Maybe Add:

Ghost Quarter is also strictly worse than Strip Mine

Everglades could be replaced by Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx to complete the mana acceleration package and it's probably worth running Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth so your few nonswamps count for your doublers.

There's plenty of ideas here: https://edhrec.com/commanders/mikaeus-the-unhallowed

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