Vile Rebirth

Vile Rebirth

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Exile target creature card from a graveyard. Put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield.

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Vile Rebirth Discussion

swkelly89 on Mardu Modern Tokens?!

1 day ago

Archtype_of_Slivers hand disruption is a must for token decks to get rid of any early threats. while Vile Rebirth does give me a token, there must be a creature card in a graveyard for it to work and thats not always a guarantee. Sundering Growth would be a good sideboard card in the event that i go up against any decks running enchantments

Archtype_of_Slivers on Mardu Modern Tokens?!

1 day ago

I don't think you should have any Thoughtseize's. You could try Vile Rebirth and Sundering Growth. Both are good cards to get tokens and take care of other stuff.

shawncarter7342 on Zombro

2 weeks ago

You can drop the Endless Ranks of the Dead, Butcher Ghouls, and Vile Rebirths. For Zombie aggro I'd suggest Stromgald Crusader, Highborn Ghoul, and Death Baron. Deathtouch and Intimidate are scary, b0ss. Also, Stillmoon Cavalier is really solid. Also, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Murder would do well to be Hero's Downfalls. I really like the Messengers, btw. +1

theamazingpotato258 on Zombie tokens

2 weeks ago

I think Liliana's Reaver could be a really good creature for 4 mana qand can help with token production Vile Rebirth may help as well but not by much

Drakehart on Infinite Mill Turn 4

2 weeks ago

Any tutor cards may be used in place of some creatures/artifacts in order to speed up gameplay. I also like using Vile Rebirth in place of Curse of the Bloody Tome.

Tata on Tiny Toshiro Umezawa (NETHER-GO)

2 months ago

Forgot about the interaction with your general. That makes Vile Rebirth actually really good. And those are all great ways of dealing with sword/thopter combo. Pretty creative way of dealing with the combo.

Of all the cards you listed I like Feldon's Cane the least. I think the elixir and the foundry do enough and provide enough options vs mill. I'd really consider Pithing Needle - I've found it invaluable vs many decks (elves, teysa, grenzo, etc etc)

Malachorn on Tiny Toshiro Umezawa (NETHER-GO)

2 months ago

First of all, Vile Rebirth has nothing to do with Graveyard hate... I just want to be able to spend 1 mana to get a 2/2 and then, thanks to Toshiro Umezawa, be able to flash that back. Basically, Vile Rebirth is part of my creature package... the idea that it has incidental value in doing things like dealing with the second half of creatures with persist/undying is just pure unadulterated bonus. But I really just want the Vile Rebirth to be a creature that doesn't trade even with something like my opponent's Swords to Plowshares (which is why I'll play it over "an obviously better card" like Vampire Nighthawk here).

The graveyard hate from the sideboard is largely to deal with Sword of the Meek + Thopter Foundry ... though I wanted enough cards there to have overlap with other matchups. Cremate, for example, is actually just a fine card in this deck... since Toshiro Umezawa lets you flashback Instants... it's often acting as a Night's Whisper that doesn't deal you damage in any matchup that you just don't think you want quite so much removal in (say, the mirror). Suffer the Past is also the kind of card that I totally don't mind bringing in in certain matchups that aren't really even about their graveyard (say, the mirror).

Elixir of Immortality is almost only for the mill matchup and so is the Thran Foundry. However, I think there are certain Esper lists that would want you to have access to your Thran Foundry as well as most of your other graveyard hate... the bonus that you can hit your graveyard or theirs is sometimes real then, and as opposed to Feldon's Cane, inasmuch as Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver is a real card that's sometimes joined by something like a Nephalia Drownyard and then you have to worry about all that on top of their Sword of the Meek + Thopter Foundry .

But mostly, I guess, the deck is VERY dedicated to beating any sort of creature strategy already... so I don't think it exactly needs/wants cards like Perish or whatever you might find more traditionally on black sideboards.

I'm sure I might look at the sideboard a lot harder in the future and actually crunch some numbers... but as it currently stands, I think it's at least serviceable and sensible.

Color(s) Black
Cost B
Converted cost 1
Avg. draft pick 11.34
Avg. cube pick 13.19


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 Common
Magic 2013 Common

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