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

Hotrod73700 on Robust Zombies

8 hours ago

have you thought about running one of two Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx ? it would be great considering Geralf's Messenger and Relentless Dead have heavy black devotion. along with Endless Ranks of the Dead

HydraOoze on If It's Dead, Keep It Dead

1 day ago

Relentless Dead is a great zombie to consider

gabrjaws on Happy Splinterfright, Happy life ($14)

2 days ago

With the number of Zombie creatures you have running around, you could easily rock a playset of Relentless Dead or a couple Gravecrawlers. I like the deck.

HOPMONSTER on Discard all Zombies!

3 days ago

A couple quick recommendations: Rise of the Dark Realms and Relentless Dead and Prized Amalgam.

APPLE01DOJ on Zombie Deck

3 days ago

maxon, Zombie lords are really bad. They're too slow for modern, have very little board impact, and if they're effective you're probably winning already. Beyond that they're overpriced in terms of real monetary value.

So I come from a time when Tarmogoyf, Deathrite Shaman, and Scavenging Ooze all shared a graveyard. Gravecrawler has plenty of flex room. Gurmag Angler dodges most common removal (Bolt, Decay, Push) and hits hard. There's a reason Grixis plays it. In addition to all the benefits it's also a Zombie. Not to mention I just won a game vs Goblins on the back of Gurmag Angler.

xyr0s, Lashwrithe really should be something different, any suggestions?

Relentless Dead is one of the worst cards in the deck. It's just too cost intensive for modern. In the extreme occasion it could be really good but for the most part it is just a bear. Cryptbreaker is typically nothing more than a chump blocker. I've yet to reach a point in any game where either of it's abilites are relevant.

Diregraf Colossus on the other hand is great but 4 would just be dead cards in hand. He takes a while to get going before you get value out of him. This deck works best when you play it control style with mana open for constant removal while you slowly build your board state.

xyr0s on Zombie Deck

3 days ago

I agree with maxon - why exactly bring gurmag angler? I'd suggest +1 Diregraf Colossus and +1 Cryptbreaker instead. Without having played it, I also think Relentless Dead are too important to only play 2 of - that's how you get back in a game after a sweeper, right?

Also: Lashwrithe? I could see it being good in a monoblack deck. But you only have 8 swamps, so exactly what is it supposed to be brought in against?

Pieguy396 on Looking for a Modern Zombie ...

3 days ago

I don't have a decklist, but a good place to start would be:

4 Gravecrawler

4 Aether Vial

4 Lord of the Undead (or Cemetery Reaper)

4 Death Baron (or Risen Executioner)

3 Diregraf Captain

4 Relentless Dead

For removal, you have Dark Salvation and Fatal Push, and of course Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize for hand disruption. The big problem with Zombies is that you have a bunch of great 3-drops and rather few good 2-drops. Relentless Dead is really the only one that comes to mind.

Darth_Savage on sack this

3 days ago

Gravecrawler and Gray Merchant of Asphodel seem like they would fit... Relentless Dead when it rotates out of standard could be very good here, also you may want to look at creatures with persist or undying as those creatures automatically return.

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