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Chainer, Rakdos Reanimator

1v1 Commander* BR (Rakdos)


Chainer, Nightmare Adept

First off, Curse of Fool's Wisdom is in the deck but isn't available on TappedOut yet.

This is a red & black reanimator build which makes use of all the typical reanimator cards you're used to seeing:

Reanimate , Animate Dead , Doomed Necromancer , Recurring Nightmare , Victimize , Living Death & Sheoldred, Whispering One all make an appearance.

And then Entomb & Buried Alive act as graveyard tutors to play alongside our actual tutors so that we can grab anything we need for casting or reanimating.

Loading up your graveyard with things to reanimate or save for casting later with our commander entails discard effects. We won't always be able to rely on our commander so, for redundancy's sake, I've included discard cards too:

Faithless Looting , Cathartic Reunion , Tormenting Voice , Magus of the Wheel , Wheel of Fortune , Mindslicer & Dragon Mage .

Bone Miser can give us value off of our own discards too.

Then, because we have a some wheels in the deck, I decided to include some "wheel punishment" for our opponents. Bloodchief Ascension & Curse of Fool's Wisdom hurt our opponents for discarding and fill up our life at the same time.

Didn't go too crazy with madness but decided to put some in there for the theme. It's also something for us to discard to our commander to activate his ability if we're struggling.

Avacyn's Judgment , Big Game Hunter , Curse of Fool's Wisdom & Dark Withering are all in here for discard fodder as well as value plays.

Decided to include the infinite combo of Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Zealous Conscripts just incase we're desperate. Assuming we keep our graveyard it shouldn't be too difficult to get this going if we need to. Even if we killed/discarded/dredged one of the pieces turns and turns ago.

Another cool combination of cards I like to go for is Grave Titan + Ogre Battledriver = lots of hasty creatures with a +2/+0 buff. A great package to go for with Buried Alive & Living Death .

As played on The eedi-H Channel:


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Date added 2 months
Last updated 1 month

This deck is not 1v1 Commander legal.

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Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.32
Tokens 1/1 Thopter, 2/2 Zombie, None Copy Clone, None Treasure
Folders Commander
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