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.


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.


Tetravirulence on Ur-Dragon

7 months 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!

9 months 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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.