MTG Combo: Animate Dead + Worldgorger Dragon

This combo generates infinite:

  • Mana
  • ETB triggers.
  • Death/LTB triggers.


  1. Have Worldgorger Dragon in your graveyard and Animate Dead in your hand.
  2. Cast Animate Dead, targeting Worldgorger Dragon.
  3. Worldgorger Dragon enters the battlefield, causing it to exile all other permanents you control.
  4. Animate Dead gets exiled along with all your other permanents,.
  5. Animate Dead's LTB ability triggers, sacrificing Worldgorger Dragon.
  6. All permanents exiled with Worldgorger Dragon enter the battlefield.
  7. Target Worldgorger Dragon with Animate Dead, have this ability stay on the stack and in response, tap all lands you control and activate any abilities of permanents you control.
  8. Let everything resolve.
  9. Repeat steps 3-8.

Note: Creatures entering the battlefield from exile have summoning sickness, so you cannot activate tap abilities of creatures that don't have haste.

Note 2: This combo is an unstoppable looping combo. What this means is that this combo will force the game to a draw as it will forever continue its iterations. The only way to stop it is to meet the following criteria:

  • Counter the abilities or Animate Dead when it is a spell.
  • Remove Worldgorger Dragon in response to its ETB ability.
  • Have another creature in any graveyard.
  • Call a judge and ask what to do if the above cannot be met.


MrAwesomeSocks on Who shall I be when I devour your soul?

1 month ago

ScrOuch: Forbidden Orchard is fine when you're ready to end the game, but can be hindering in the early stages of the game. Remember, Animate Dead + Worldgorger Dragon is an infinite. It doesn't matter how many sources of or I have, I'll still have an endless supply of mana to pump into Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius.

nobu_the_bard on Help Wanted: New Combo Database

2 months ago

Dangit, tried to adapt the description for Animate Dead + Worldgorger Dragon for Necromancy + Worldgorger Dragon but I messed it up. Hope the reviewer fixes it.

n0bunga on Breya, Ghost in the Shell OVER 60 INFINITE COMBOS

3 months ago

From one Breya deck to another, good stuff!

One thing I'd recommend is to maybe think about shaving off the Scrylands. You don't need to be cray with the Revised Duallies, but even doubling up on some basics just increases that acceleration. Unless you'd prefer Amulet of Vigor to help with that.

Did you think about running the Animate Dead + Worldgorger Dragon combo? You'd be able to go off in record time, and use that mana to cast and sacrifice Breya, bolting the table for days.

Guerte on Breya: The Last Metalbender

4 months ago

I understand what you mean. It's definitely a good combo. I decided to add in Animate Dead + Worldgorger Dragon after playing the deck last night.

I activated SDT and they were the first two cards on top, so I put Dragon back on the very top. Drew with Top. Activated Daretti's +2 and pitched Dragon and proceeded to combo with Breya on board. This deck is quickly becoming one of my faves.

Guerte on Breya: The Last Metalbender

4 months ago

n0bunga/KailDaemon: One thing to note about the Animate Dead + Worldgorger Dragon combo is that with just those two, the game would end in a draw, but since we can respond to the exile trigger by sacrificing the tokens to deal damage, you technically don't need to have another creature in the graveyard as you are advancing the game state by changing life totals.

n0bunga on Breya Combos Because the World is Ending

4 months ago

So I'm incorrect in the specific example, but correct in that all artifacts are not targets of the controller's spells and abilities...You may as well run Padeem, Consul of Innovation if you want to negate that drawback of hindering your own cards in any capacity.

My suggestion is to make better use of artifacts/permanents going to the grave. Look into more recursion and GY manipulation tactics outside of just the Nim combo. Disciple of the Vault naturally does something with all these tokens/Breya being sacrificed. Or, if you want to see deckbuilds that JumboCommander, KailDaemon or myself have done with regards to Breya, feel free for more inspiration.

Also, all of the artifact lands are viable; they're all sacrificial if need be, and all valid targets for something like Scrap Mastery Open the Vaults Second Sunrise or Roar of Reclamation.

Animate Dead + Worldgorger Dragon also works in this deck. You'd just need to make sure to have another creature in the GY to break the loop.

Gidgetimer on The new commanders

5 months ago

Many of the infinite mana combos are infinite colorless, i know that some infinite colored mana combos exist, but they are less common and the major one was already mentioned. One of my friends also pointed out that it makes Animate Dead + Worldgorger Dragon into an actual wincon instead of a forced draw. I'm still not onboard with the hype but I better understand it now.

MrAwesomeSocks on Who shall I be when I devour your soul?

8 months ago

tkizzle: Thanks for the comment! I'll definitely consider adding Steely Resolve in! Putrid Imp is there as a follow up after the Curiosity + Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind combo. It's a cheap way to dump the necessary pieces into the grave to start the Animate Dead + Worldgorger Dragon combo.

Hope I helped!