Put target creature card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under your control. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost.

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Reanimate Discussion

Heimdall300 on Chainer, Big Fan of Nightmare's!

1 week ago

I'd cut Woe Strider, I don't find that card cool.. Actually I thought again about Sire Of Insanity but oh dear Master of Cruelties is so much more... cruel :). I'd cut Nightmare Shepherd too though it is strong but doesn't fit that well no? you don't want your stuff exiled. Love Reanimate great change !! I tried to make a Chainer of my own, copying you. Combustible Gearhulk, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Necropotence, Necromancy are some nice options.

ravensfeather on Mardu Death's Shadow

3 weeks ago

As much as I like the idea -and I really do like the idea, maybe for some casual fun?- Reanimate isn't Modern Legal. The Unearth is definitely the weakest card in the 60 so far I think. Not sure what slots in as a decent replacement.

Balaam__ on Mardu Death's Shadow

3 weeks ago

This looks really solid overall. A thought; maybe replace Unearth with Reanimate? Same cmc, both are sorcery speed plays, but Reanimate might help nudge your life total down toward lethal Death's Shadow levels more so than Unearth. Then again, it might backfire, so it’s worth weighing.

Peoni on a gift is a gift

1 month ago

Title made me laugh. But what happens when Zedruu is tragically slain? You have but one Reanimate! How will our heroine recover? And how will you deal with actually having to keep your sweet gifts on your side of the table?

Daveslab2022 on Strange Request

1 month ago

Okay so he’s not a fatty per se but he’s sweet lmao. Stuff like Sheoldred, Whispering One Rune-Scarred Demon Luminate Primordial and then the general suite of board wipes (you’re in black and white you’ve got them all), a fair set of Counterspell s, and the entire Reanimate package.

azja on Gisa and Geralf Zombies

1 month ago


  • cut Doomed Dissenter since it can't be recast with your commander, and there are plenty of 2/2 zombies for 2 which can
  • cut Festering Mummy because in commander, most creatures will not die with a couple of -1/-1 counters. Consider keeping it if your opponents play lots of mana dorks such as Llanowar Elves
  • cut Ghoulraiser, your commander casts a zombie of your choice from the graveyard anyway
  • cut Liliana's Steward, targeted discard is bad in commander. You and the targeted opponent lose a card, but your other two opponents don't.

My suggestions for possible replacements are Cemetery Reaper, Cryptbreaker, Rot Hulk, Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Undead Warchief.


  • cut Increasing Ambition, it simply costs too much mana for the effect in my opinion
  • cut Sealed Fate, it's pretty bad unless your opponent just used a Worldly Tutor or something
  • cut Shamble Back, you don't want to exile your own creatures, and it's a pretty poor form of graveyard hate.

Suggestions: Demonic Tutor or the budget replacement Diabolic Tutor, Windfall, Night's Whisper, Reanimate and Buried Alive


Suggestions: Cyclonic Rift, Entomb, Swan Song, Pull from Tomorrow


  • cut Manalith and Nyx Lotus. When you're in 2 colours, you generally don't want to pay more than 2 mana to ramp. Plus if you ramp on turn 2, you'll have 4 mana on turn 3, allowing you to cast your commander early

Suggestions: I think you're a bit low on ramp, most commander decks want 8-10 ramp pieces. Try Arcane Signet, Dimir Signet, Talisman of Dominance, Fellwar Stone, or Mind Stone.


  • cut Telepathy, it's not worth using a card to see your opponents hand unless you're playing something specific like maybe Sen Triplets.

Suggestions: Animate Dead, Phyrexian Arena, Rhystic Study


  • For semi-budget 2-colour deck, your mana base looks pretty good. I would just cut Skyline Cascade, having it come in tapped isn't worth it for it's effect in commander. You can probably just play a basic island in its place.

If you want to upgrade your mana base, avoid lands that come in tapped like Dimir Guildgate. A few suggestions would be Command Tower, Choked Estuary, Darkwater Catacombs, Drowned Catacomb, Tainted Isle, Underground River, Watery Grave.

I hope that was helpful! Here's a link to my The Scarab God commander deck which has a pretty similar zombie tribal theme to what you have. Take a look through it and maybe you'll find more cards that I forgot to mention. If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask!

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