Relentless Dead


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Mythic Rare

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Relentless Dead

Creature — Zombie

Menace (This creature can't be blocked except by two or more creatures.)

When Relentless Dead dies, you may pay . If you do, return it to its owner's hand.

When Relentless Dead dies, you may pay . If you do, return another target Zombie creature card with converted mana cost X from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Relentless Dead Discussion

xWIDOWxMAKERx on Liliana's Army

1 day ago

Between the effects of Death Baron and Graf Harvest, these zombies cards are a pain. There's also a little bit of recursion from Dread Wanderer, Gravecrawler, Relentless Dead and Lord of the Undead which also prove to be difficult to play against.

Thanks for the upvote!

Argy on B/U Zambies

5 days ago

Sorry, I've been on holidays and haven't had much time to test builds.

Are you aware that you will lose a lot of the cards that make this deck work, after rotation in a couple of weeks?

Specifically these ones:

Altar's Reap
Compelling Deterrence
Choked Estuary
Diregraf Colossus
Graf Harvest
Grasp of Darkness
Relentless Dead

Basically Zombie Tribal decks are going to be a lot weaker in two weeks time.

You might want to think about building a different Tribe, like Merfolk.

TheBonk on EDH Zambies

5 days ago

These are all fairly inexpensive zombies-matter cards: Zombie Trailblazer, Cemetery Reaper, Plague Belcher, Noxious Ghoul, Gravespawn Sovereign, Gempalm Polluter, Corpse Harvester, Diregraf Colossus

Undead Warchief and Relentless Dead are also bueno, but they're both about $5-6

Nert23 on B/U Zambies

1 week ago

There is some definite synergy here, especially with Relentless Dead and Plague Belcher or Lord of the Accursed.

I used to run Diregraf Colossus and Relentless Dead. That was a great way to make some zombies. Though recently, I have found Liliana's Mastery to be worth its weight in gold.

I'm not sure how fast the standard game is now but this looks really solid.

21 on G/R Pummeler (Post-Rotation)

2 weeks ago

Sweltering Suns is good against zombies but they won't survive rotation so I really don't see a point in putting the card in. Zombies basically loses it all with the rotation. It could have survived losing Westvale Abbey  Flip, Grasp of Darkness, and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet; but losing Cryptbreaker, Diregraf Colossus, and Relentless Dead, which make the deck tick, is too much for it to survive.

Qolorful on black and blue zombie deck

3 weeks ago

hey there! I used to have an esper deck with scarab god, and he's a pretty crazy card in action. I like that you are using him in an actual zombie list, as that makes him even stronger than how I used him, which was with cards like Archangel Avacyn  Flip, who's ETB effects were really strong paired with the ability to flash them from the graveyard at instant speed.

In any case, here's a few ways to increase its competitive play.

  1. Non-rotation proof- this method will be better, but... will rotate.. so you might not like it. Relentless Dead, Prized Amalgam, and Gisa and Geralf are strong options for any zombies deck, as they increase the strength of your recursion, which is a lot of what makes zombies good. Spellweaver Eternal is probably the weakest card in your list, as it isn't a prowess list, so that is the first to replace no matter what suggestions you decide to take. Also, there are better spells than the ones you are running. Black is renown for its removal, so you want to consider using it. You have cards like Grasp of Darkness and Fatal Push to clear a path for the zombies. Also, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is a bomb.

  2. Non-rotation proof esper. Adding white to all the prior statements is pretty strong because of access to even more removal, like Anguished Unmaking, Time to Reflect, and Declaration in Stone, as well as the all-star zombie Wayward Servant, which will double up on the drain effect of scarab god. It also gives you access to the mummies if you'd like to play them. I don't know how it plays in constructed, but when I played it in draft Unraveling Mummy was a killer card, so it is worth trying out!

  3. Rotation proof- without using card from eldritch moon(which is my favorite block so I'm sad it's going), you are much more limited with what you can do, but there are still ways to improve the deck. Fatal push is still open to use, and cards like Hieroglyphic Illumination which was really hard for me to spell, will speed up your deck. If you want to go rotation proof, I'd recommend esper though, or even orzhov. Time to Reflect and Wayward Servant are just soooo good in zombie tribal. It's hard to justify not using them. Also, access to embalm and eternalize is important to remember. Champion of Wits and other good ones like Adorned Pouncer are worth considering, just in case you don't have scarab god to reanimate them.

Hope this helped a bit, if you have any questions, let me know!

PacoBob on Grimgrin, Corpse-Born: Gravecrawler's Lament

3 weeks ago

Have you ever had Corpse Harvester in this deck? It pairs well with Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead, though it seems like you have lots of tutoring already.

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