Wake the Dead

Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy 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

dlamars on The Syndicate

1 month 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

1 month ago

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

Draakeragon on Shirei's Discount Hospice for the Mostly Dead

2 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

maxon on The Return of Karador

3 months ago

I've run graveyard decks and in certain brews Wake the Dead is great fun, and will give you an awesome combat trick. I also can't say enough good things about Emeria Shepherd. It's sooo good if you have enough lands with the plains type.

mahbucket on It's just a 1/1, Don't worry about it...

3 months ago

I completely forgot about Bone Shredder, he was removed from the initial version of shirei, when it was still more of a bog standard shirei deck. and the meta here had quite a few artifacts, will definitely pick up, but keep on stand by. In a more casual format i'd rather run Reaper from the Abyss (they're both end step triggers) once i've got an engine going, reaper is much nicer. granted i dislike reaper, since he garners much more aggression from the board, but still.

Wake the Dead is a good suggestion, it was in the deck, never really got to test it. It got swapped for Yawgmoth's Will, granted i still love wake, and will find a space for it.

love the other suggestions, although Black Market i've always found it was a "win more" kind of deal, once i have an engine where i can generate lots of counters i don't need them, but i may find a spot as the deck develops.

Also, I prefer Pilgrim's Eye over Liliana's Shade, flyer, less specific mana, does the same job cause youll never pump the shade, and if you do, shirei cant get it back. :)

and yeah, kind of why I don't run Contamination I still want to have friends.

frwtr1968 on It's just a 1/1, Don't worry about it...

3 months ago

slaughter pact for Bone Shredder has more value, ignoring echo cost to remove nonblack creature each turn with shireo without the risk of lands not untapping and losing outright.

also dread return for the Wake the Dead card that slipped through the cracks, specially with Big game hunter, your new bone shredder, its won me games against kozilek and maelstrom decks.

Nim deathmantle I though was nice too, but in global wraths, shirei has to leave play to be brought back by it, as such all the triggers that would of happened for other creatures don't happen and all you end up with is avoiding the commander tax for 4. Id run Meekstone or Jet Medallion or Lifeline instead.

id also recommend removing phyrexian reclamation and maybe even gate to phyrexia if your meta doesn't have completely dangerous artifacts. you'd get more use from cards like Black Market or Contamination which yes, its beyond degenerate in shirei. Vampiric Rites or Dark Prophecy if you notice you run out of cards, even minorly, I'm usually 5+ while extra draw triggers are happening.

you want to rune Volrath's Stronghold, but you may also want to consider Crypt of Agadeem or Lake of the Dead or which is almost necessary Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or Phyrexian Tower . recently I added Strip Mine to deal with bounce lands.

Crypt Ghast and Liliana's Shade if you notice you still don't have enough mana. Hope this all helped!

cklise on If I only had a Heart

4 months ago

Looks like a fun deck. However, Wake the Dead is from a Commander release, and has no Modern legal printings. I might suggest adding one more land and possibly a fourth copy of the Filigree Familiar. What do you think?

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