Wake the Dead

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare

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Wake the Dead

Instant

Cast Wake the Dead only during combat on an opponent's turn.Return X target creature cards from your graveyard to the battlefield. Sacrifice those creatures at the beginning of the next end step.

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Wake the Dead Discussion

SlavicGhaespar on Sidisi Brood Tyrant budget combo

6 days ago

Thanks so much for taking time for this. Getting better mana base and few of staples is on my to do list for a while, problem is that something always comes up. Getting cephalid combo out was my plan these days, and adding dispel instead of counterspell. Would Wake the Dead be good as a reanimation effect or has time and meta pushed it aside?

Bababad on

1 month ago

Satyr Wayfinder over Balustrade Spy

Thragtusk over Hollowhenge Scavenger (if you feel you need need the lifegain)

Living Death or Wake the Dead over Champion of Stray Souls

direct budget swaps that are better most of the time.

I would say your curve is a tad high (average 4.03 atm, even with over 100 this is problematic). Depending on the speed of your meta you will get left behind on experience counters and setup if you can't play anything. So more value 2 drops and 3 drops will smooth the deck out.

Spore Frog

Wood Elves

Viscera Seer

Yahenni, Undying Partisan

I would also recommend Shadowborn Demon quite heavily in any meren deck. Surprise catch most kill with a slow sac outlet in a pinch (with a 5/6 flying body when you are adequately set up).

A question you want to ask yourself while cutting/swapping with this deck is: What do I want my mid/late game to look like?

Do you want combos? (Death's Presence, Corpsejack Menace, Butcher of Malakir)

Do you want tutor? (Razaketh, the Foulblooded, Protean Hulk, Rune-Scarred Demon

Do you want fatty beats? (Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, etc)

Is this deck focused more on multiplayer amongst friends, store multiplayer, or 1v1?

imoutogetyou on Malfy is misbehaving.

1 month ago

Last thing for today, found a new card Wake the Dead. With all the ETB effects you are running and the fact that you run a bunch of sack outlets this could be a crazy blowout out of nowhere cause I don't know anyone who runs this. Little situational but still super cool. Especially if you put Malfegor in the graveyard with some of the draw ETB creatures, stack those triggers properly and you can really break someone.

Trompi on Meren's Endless Toolbox

2 months ago

I can see Mindslicer being pretty fun to play but I haven't put him in to avoid drawing hate from the whole table. I found Entomber Exarch (or Nightmare Void) being a fine substitute for that matter. It still deals with storm and/or combo decks by taking their most threatening card and showing the rest to other players who can take care (save a counterspell etc.) of other cards if needed. It can also function as a conditional Eternal Witness when I don't need hand disruption so it's never a dead draw.

As much as I love Eternal Witness, I don't see myself running Den Protector and Treasured Find because it can't be recurred and I'm trying to maximize the number of cards which can be useful when they end up in the graveyard.

Animate Dead, Necromancy and Dance of the Dead are definitely all quality cards but I prefer more unique or swingy recursion spell (such as Wake the Dead or Living Deathfoil icon). I will probably add them if I find myself in need of more recursion.

I was running Buried Alive before and I cut it because I didn't need that many tutors and I often found myself holding it in my hand for the whole game. My deck, however, has evolved since then and I'm positive that I'll be able to use tutors more efficiently now. I'll give it another shot.

Razulghul on Returning souls

4 months ago

Hey, I like the deck! I tried Athreos but never had much success but I'm definitely a fan of orzhov. Here are some suggestions:

Wound Reflection really helps make Athreos a threat.

Swords to Plowshares is better than Path to Exile and Anguished Unmaking is better than both imo.

Rally the Ancestors/Wake the Dead is better than Immortal Servitude but Living Death is probably the best.

Hope these help!

Opifex on Answering Undead Echoes

5 months ago

Wake the Dead gives you a bunch of sacrifices, recursion, and blockers.

Draakeragon on Shirei's Discount Hospice for the Mostly Dead

6 months ago

Pilgrim's Eye

Good land ramp

Mindless Automaton

Remove two counters and it's a power 1 or less creature that draws you a card!

Viscera Seer

Scry is almost carddraw!

Unhallowed Pact

Protection for your commander.

Westvale Abbey

Good land to add

Skirsdag High Priest

Makes daemons. Nice right?

Perilous Myr

Kill creatures!

Tattered Mummy

Makes people think twice

Abhorrent Overlord

you have a lot of black symbols

I think you might need more carddraw.I recommend 6-8 drawcards

Phyrexian Arena

one of the better draws

Underworld Connections

draws you a card every turn

Greed

multiple per turn if you're feeling it.

Bontu's Monument

Drain a lot of people so you can fuel your carddraw

Jet Medallion

Black

Charcoal Diamond

Mana rock.

Sol Ring

Auto include

Commander's Sphere

If you have too much mana, carddraw!

Ogre Slumlord

a really annoying card for your opponent.

Myr Sire

Free token every turn?

Wake the Dead

Bring creatures back. then kill them, them bring them back!

Dance of the Dead

bring big creatures back!

Altar's Reap

You like killing your own things right?

Staff of Nin

You can kill your own creatures and get carddraw

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