MTG Combo: Animate Dead + Worldgorger Dragon

This combo generates infinite:

  • Mana (any color you have available)
  • ETB triggers
  • Death/LTB triggers

Other variations replace Animate Dead with Dance of the Dead or Necromancy .


  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 1: 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.


BMHKain on

3 months ago

UPDATE: I need 23 cards cut for the strict amount of 100. However, this time around, there will be new rules exclusive to this deck for chopping:

1: Key pieces will not be cut regardless of Binary Speech or any kind of Tongue, verbal, physical, data, or some fourth way that doesn't exist. The Key pieces are:

  1. Riftsweeper
  2. Runic Repetition
  3. Pull from Eternity
  4. Squee, the Immortal , Misthollow Griffin , Eternal Scourge , & Food Chain
  5. Necropotence & Bag of Holding
  6. Torrent Elemental
  7. Void Maw
  8. Any card w/ Flashback that is especially great here.

2: I actually need some ideas for an Exile Based Doomsday Package; & all while keeping this balanced.

3: I actually wanted to revise the Landbase; Not for the 10/10/10 method, or the one I already presently have here, but from a way that I actually have not used at least twice now for Five Color.

4: I dunno if it'll work, but how does Animate Dead + Worldgorger Dragon work? Or is there a combo that fits this deck's purpose moreso; Exiling powerful cards just to bring them back through means of Exile Retrieval.

5: Not all the Flashback cards are good, I can acknowledge this for sure. So what aren't pulling their weight?

And that's it, actually. I'll add a Dragon, & a Maw after this post. I just need a combo for Worldgorger Dragon that complements this deck's themes, & the Doomsday Package centering on pure exile. Now I have one more job to do...

t3hdarkness on My Xantcha-nizzle Dizzle Rakdos Izzle

1 year ago

If you want Xantcha top be your Win-Con you might need one more piece. Elixir of Immortality or any of the legendary Eldrazi should keep you from decking yourself. Especially if you take out the blue player first.

I can dig the Piranha Marsh combo. It looks harder to stop with most lockout combos or counters than Xantcha or Torment of Hailfire

I see two infinite combos. Animate Dead + Worldgorger Dragon and Sands of Time + Strionic Resonator . Am I missing another?

I feel there's another infinite mana combo using Paradox Engine and Squee, the Immortal or Endless Cockroaches with the parts you already have.

Tetravirulence on Ur-Dragon

1 year ago

It'd be interesting to run an enchantress package with the number of enchantments you have. Cut some fat dragons/bad enchantments and artifacts for:

Otherwise I'd run the most color-useful signets for fixing and Fellwar Stone. Amulet of Vigor if you really want to keep running taplands. Commander's Sphere and Darksteel Ingot are pretty mediocre. Don't know about Herald’s Horn.

Cut the tri-lands for checklands like Dragonskull Summit? Or maybe a heftier reanimator (ie: Reanimate) package to cheat dragons in.

Cheater effects:

Dorks to consider:

Topdeck Ramp:

On theme and maybe useful:

Big beater:




DrkNinja on UR-Dargon!

2 years ago

Animate Dead + Worldgorger Dragon , infinite mana and etb triggers. So with a Dragonlord Atarka it's infinite damage or just "I win".

The interaction works like this; Cast Animate Dead targeting Worldgorger, Worldgorger enters play his effect triggers on the stack, response to his effect on the stack float all your mana, his ability resolves and triggers Animate Dead's ability forcing your to sack him, all your cards enter back into play untapped. Repeat that process for however long it takes to fireball someone to death or drop your hand.

Also I get why you put it in there but... Birds is a really bad card in EDH, just think how shitty it feels to draw Birds on turn 7? A better one drop for that slot is gonna be Dragonmaster Outcast, because playing him turn 7 feels great!

Last thing... I get why you are using the Ur-Dragon as your commander but I still think Scion is just strictly better because getting an Ur-Dragon for , or any other dragon for that matter, from your deck is just too good. plus you can always use cards like Dread Return, Animate Dead, or Reanimate to bring those dragons back to life later.

If you want some cool card suggestion take a look at my dragon deck;

'Dance Dragon, Dance!'

Commander / EDH* DrkNinja


P.S. Mirage Mirror>Mirror of the Forebears

MrAwesomeSocks on Machinations of the Draconian

2 years 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 years 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 65 INFINITE COMBOS

2 years 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.