Relentless Dead


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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.

Relentless Dead Discussion

Snowmen1 on Modern Zombies!

1 day ago

I love zombies. I have a few things to say about your deck that I think you should consider though. In your sideboard, you play Engineered Explosives , this is very bad in mono black because you can only get up to 1 counter on it. for mono colored decks, a similar effect can be achieved with Blast Zone or more conventionally Ratchet Bomb . About Undead Augur , life is worth far less than a card, and being able to replace zombies that have died is what I think puts this tribe over the top. Basically, I dont think lifeloss is going to be a problem, as this is the only card that will deal damage to you in your entire deck. Being mono colored means you dont take damage from your lands, making this card all the much safer. now about lands, Mutavault is awesome, but I am not sure if it has a place in zombies. The problem is that zombies require a lot of black mana, and being stuck with a Mutavault instead of another black source can be backbreaking. I see you have Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to solve that, but it can really only be a one of, so it doesn't do a good job of solving the problem. Also Relentless Dead is Awesome, I'd try to run 4. Also Consider adding Aether Vial , trust me it is very good being able to play an instant speed Undead Augur or Carrion Feeder , or be able to put a Relentless Dead on the battlefield with mana open on turn 3 vs a heavy removal deck.

In short this is what I would say:

-3 Zulaport Cutthroat

+2 Relentless Dead

+1 Zombie Lord

-1 Engineered Explosives (Sideboard)

+1 Ratchet Bomb (Sideboard)

+4 Aether Vial

-4 Something, rly up to you, probably Smuggler's Copter and something else.

Anyways, awesome deck, you had some stuff in there that I never heard of and I am 100% adding now. Feel free to check out the deck I made,

Happymaster19 on An Answer to the Prayers [Zombie Tribal + Primer]

1 week ago

Without any fetches, Canopy lands, or Carrion Feeder how will you be able to choose when to revolt your Fatal Push es? You got Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth which should be serving the role of letting you use fetches without sacrificing them until you want to revolt your Push. You could even use the black Canopies in this regard.

Without Feeder, Plague Belcher seems really middling.

Carrion Feeder combines with Gravecrawler to enable silly value engines with Undead Augur and Diregraf Colossus as well as instant speed Relentless Dead activations.

TTiger97 on Liliana, Zombie Tribal

1 week ago

I love everything about this deck but I have to ask, why not include Relentless Dead ? It feels like a worthy addition to a zombie tribal deck like this.

hungry000 on They Came from the Dark

1 week ago

I suggest playing Relentless Dead instead of Skinrender , Skinrender costs too much and its ability is too mediocre to be worth playing while Relentless Dead is a much better card all-around.

olivebagel on Esper Zombo Combo and Reanimator

3 weeks ago

That is an interesting thing to talk about. I actually really like the state of this deck even with the budget restriction, but if cost didnt influence choice at all I would definately include a Mystical Tutor , Enlightened Tutor , Vampiric Tutor , Demonic Tutor , Mana Crypt , Ghoulcaller Gisa , Relentless Dead , Lord of the Undead , Path to Exile , and Alhammeret's Archive.

Those would be great, but none of them I feel are necessary or justified with the price tag.

KaiyanK on An Extreme Amount of Dead-ication

1 month ago


Hmmm I like most of that, but I feel like keeping Blood Scrivener but replacing Doomed Dissenter for Gravecrawler is actually something I have been eyeballing.

I would love to add Cryptbreaker but I feel like the discarding a card is a little scary when I would be losing creatures but at the same time replacing it for Read the Bones and Diabolic Tutor sounds like a plan when I get the funds.

Khenra Eternal for Relentless Dead sounds good to me tho.

Diregraf Colossus looks freaking beautiful and I think would be a great replacement for Stir the Sands and two more Swamps and maybe Undead Warchief could be squeezed in somewhere... Idk. There's too many good zombie cards.

hungry000 on An Extreme Amount of Dead-ication

1 month ago

Sorry to butt in, but for a low-to-the-ground aggro zombies deck I would keep Diregraf Ghoul in. 1 mana for a 2/2 is a good rate, you want low cost creatures to flood the board with, and it gets pumped by the zombie lords so it's still fine later in the game. Here are some specific suggestions for upgrades once you get a budget for them:

Doomed Dissenter / Blood Scrivener --> Gravecrawler ( Dread Wanderer for budget)

Diabolic Tutor / Read the Bones --> Cryptbreaker (card advantage that gets buffed and makes more creatures)

Tattered Mummy --> Graveyard Marshal

Liliana's Elite / Khenra Eternal --> Relentless Dead (4 Khenras or Highborn Ghoul are fine too)

Some other cards you could look at are Diregraf Colossus , Undead Warchief , and Dark Salvation (it's probably worth playing Salvation in place of Murder ). Also, as a general tip, tribal creature decks don't play many non-creatures--around 6 at the most. Cutting some of those spells in favor of more lords would increase the efficiency and power of your deck.

Blue_Flame on An Extreme Amount of Dead-ication

1 month ago

Relentless Dead is a really sweet card as a way to recur your other Zombies and flood the board. It could definitely replace the Khenra Eternal s or the Tattered Mummy s. And it's only $8 per card!

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Relentless Dead occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.12%