Relentless Dead


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad 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

Mairon_Bauglir on Zombie spawning

2 days ago

If your goal is build huge amounts of zombies, I would highly recommend Endless Ranks of the Dead since that creates an ever increasing amount of zombies to go with. Plus maybe some tribal style guys like Lord of the Undead, Death Baron, and of the best 1 drop zombie ever Gravecrawler who can keep coming and only be permanently removed by exile. Relentless Dead is also a pretty powerful zombie for 2 mana. Undead Warchief, Unbreathing Horde are some good zombies worth looking at. If I were you, to zombies and making a zombie horde effective, I would focus more on the zombie cards specifically rather than cards that help swarm with whatever. House got some cards there for the draw but Cryptbreaker owns the field on drawing a stupid amount of cards once a zombie horde starts going and has won tournaments because of his draw and discard effects. But if you really need some good draw cards, Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper, and Altar's Reap are the best fast paced draws. Hope all of this helps! Cheers!

clayperce on BW Odric, Dwarf lover

2 days ago

Here are a few thoughts. Please take them with healthy skepticism though, as I VERY rarely play BW!

First, I think your mana curve looks really awkward. That many 3-drops means the deck is going to be really slow, and that's kind of a recipe for getting crushed in the current super-fast meta. I think you either need to add a TON more control (so you can survive long enough to cast and then swing with a couple Dwarves, plus Ordic), or a TON more one- and two-drops (do you can have a bunch of dudes on the field and then make them super-powered when Odric finally gets there).

I know you love the Dwarves, and the Control route is probably the best way to keep them all, but that's going to be very expensive, as you'd probably want to add 3x Fatal Push and 4x Grasp of Darkness just for starters.

So maybe look at adding some inexpensive one-and two-drops with useful keywords? I'd also recommend and empasis on Deathtouch, as it seems to be especially powerful in a world of HUGE BG Creatures. And with this kind of scheme I'd seriously aim for at least 24 Creatures, and maybe as high as 28.

Some cards to consider ...

Good luck (and good skill) on the build!

DeepbloodEclipse on Black Valentines

2 days ago

I think it's safe to presume that you should focus on the zombie tribe, in which case you should be more consistent with your most important cards, meaning, 4 of each and all zombies. First of all your Zombie Lords, Cemetery Reaper and Lord of the Undead are indeed zombie lords, but Lord of The Undead is significantly better, run 4 of him, and add another Death Baron to make all your Zombies extremely dangerous to your opponent. A decent 2 cmc creature would be Relentless Dead or Wight of Precinct Six if you are running a lot of removal. Relentless dead together with Lord of The Undead will allow you to constantly bring back your Zombies, endless creature cycling is a win. A card for your sideboard against annoying lifegain decks could be Phyrexian Crusader, his protection from white and red makes it hard to remove him. Lose all creatures that cost more then 3 mana, in modern that's too slow. I suppose you can keep Liliana's Reaver, but maybe consider an Undead Warchief instead. You should lose Demonic Pact and Killing Wave. They will literally lose you the game more often then for your opponent. Duress should be a mainboard card for you. And you should have more of Liliana's Caress. Same for your sideboard in general, you should make it more consistent.

Mairon_Bauglir on Zombie

3 days ago

You have some good cards and combos in there. But you might want to work on it to make it more efficient. Here are some of the best zombies for a fast styled deck you might want to look at.Gravecrawler Highborn Ghoul, Relentless Dead, Carrion Feeder, Nantuko Husk, Diregraf Ghoul, Shambling Ghoul, Geralf's Messenger, Lord of the Undead are just a few that maybe you haven't seen yet. All the zombies you have are good ones, but the only real problem I see with your deck design is you way too many high mana cost things that really slow down your deck, for example a fast easy combo to pull off in the first few turns is Cryptbreaker can discard Gravecrawler from your hand, generate a 2/2 token, then Diregraf Colossus comes along and it gets a bare minimum +1/+1 counter for Gravecrawler in the grave yard, then next turn cast Gravecrawler from the grave yard and generate a 2/2 token as you cast the crawler from the graveyard. I would recommend in short to focus on a few zombies and shore up what you need to play your deck out and win and then spread out for variety and versatility with your deck, the best ones to shore up on to have 4 of are Cryptbreaker, Grave Crawler and Diregraf Colossus which those can make and generate a LOT of zombies very quickly and work best with Endless Ranks of the Dead coming out. Hope this helps, nice deck!

Epochalyptik on Gaining control of a creature ...

4 days ago

As an addendum, when cards go to hidden zones (library, hand) or to a graveyard, they go to the subpar of that zone belonging to the card's owner. In short, it goes to the owner's hand if it would go to any hand at all.

Note also that Relentless Dead's rules text explicitly states that the card returns to its owner's hand.

Wolfninja on Selling some stuff

4 days ago

Lately I just haven't been playing magic very much, so I've decided that I'm gonna try and sell some of the more valuable cards I have, but don't really use/need. So, here's a list of them (with what I'd like to sell them for):

Foil Ravnica Doubling Season $85

2x Liliana, the Last Hope $30 each, $55 for both

2x Torrential Gearhulk $18 each, $30 for both

Foil Khans Flooded Strand $35

Foil Modern Masters Eternal Witness $12

Grim Flayer $18

Craterhoof Behemoth $20

Nissa, Voice of Zendikar $10

4x Khans Flooded Strand $11 each, $36 for all

Chinese (?) Future Sight Summoner's Pact $12

I will also offer a $2 discount for each buying the above cards in bulk, unless it's already priced as a set. For example you're interested in the 4x Flooded Strand, it will not count for each of those because I'm already discounting the price if you get all 4. If you wanted them and Nissa for example, I would discount $2 on the Nissa.

Here are some more lower value ones, I will discount $1 each for buying cards in bulk, again not if it's already being discounted for the set:

2x Foil Modern Master 2015 Remand

2x Birds of Paradise, one is 8th edition the other is M12, $7 and $4 respectively, $8 for both.

Phyrexian Metamorph $6

Hangarback Walker $5

Foil Worldwake Dispel $7

Relentless Dead $4

2x Foil Den Protector, one is prerelease foil, $8 for both

Normal Foil Cinder Glade$5

Foil Temple of Epiphany $5

4x Game Trail $4 each, $12 for all

3x Atarka's Command $6 each, $15 for all

2x M15 Chord of Calling $6 each, $10 for both

2x Mirrodin Duplicant $4 each, $6 for both

4x Abrupt Decay $7 each, $22 for all

Spirebluff Canal $7

Sulfur Falls $6

2x Collected Company $9 each, $15 for both

Emrakul, the Promised End $8

2x Kolaghan's Command $7 each, $12 for both

Free shipping on all orders, I will ship in a padded envelope with tracking if the value is high enough (probably over $40?). Also, I would prefer to sell them bulked together, so I won't do orders less than $10 and would prefer they be over $20. PayPal preferred, and will be the only thing I accept on high value orders. I believe all of them are good condition, a couple might be lightly played but no worse than that, I can provide pictures of any of them if wanted. I can answer any questions and might be open to negotiating price as well.

Mairon_Bauglir on Gaining control of a creature ...

4 days ago

Hello, I am wondering how ownership and graveyard rules apply to situations. like if Geth, Lord of the Vault puts an opponent's Relentless Dead under your control, then it died and you paid it's first saving effect cost, would it return to your hand or your opponents since they technically owned that creature? I hope I phrased this question well enough as it is a rather confusing topic and I would appreciate any help on clarifying it.

catrule3564 on Boosted Zombie

4 days ago

I would try to lower your mana curve. Your list seems a bit slow at the moment. More Gravecrawlers, Cryptbreaker, and Relentless Dead are all good options at lower mana costs.

I would cut From Under the Floorboards, becasue it is only really good if you are discarding it. Zombie Apocalypse is also probably unnecessary.

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