Best Reanimation Targets
Posted on Dec. 6, 2018, 11:15 a.m. by SynergyBuild
Do you all know what is the best single (Not like Mik/Trik) target to reanimate?
I can play any color, and am looking to reanimate at sorcery speed, so no Eldrazi that shuffle in.
Am I missing anything huge/that would help?
I can't speak for Commander, but Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur is the reason I've been asked not to bring my reanimator deck to my own kitchen table. Something about setting opponents' hand size to zero on the first turn was seen as unfun. One much-overlooked aspect of Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur--in addition to drawing you cards, he will generally result in your having more than 7 cards in-hand, meaning you get to discard. This is a pretty easy way to fill your graveyard with reanimation targets.
Flayer of the Hatebound is a decent option in 1v1 game, as it both burns and provides removal.
December 6, 2018 11:31 a.m.
Phage the Untouchable!!!!!!!!...Or not...
Sun Titan and his titan buddies are pretty good.
December 6, 2018 12:25 p.m.
I wanna put it back into my Mimeoplasm deck but space is tight :(
December 6, 2018 1:24 p.m.
I'll pick up the Magister Sphinx, it seems really strong when used properly. Gisela is a little slow. Are any of the bringers any good?
December 6, 2018 1:24 p.m.
December 6, 2018 1:59 p.m.
I generally would want something with immediate value, but I'll take It That Betrays
December 6, 2018 3:17 p.m.
Bringer of the Green Dawn is fine. I guess...
They are upkeep triggers though so reanimating at sorc speed means they have to stick a whole turn. So while I like them I don't know if you want them for this.
December 6, 2018 5:29 p.m.
Yeah... I am at a loss for a bit. I also run C-Sphinx so I only have 7 target. Kinda sad.
December 6, 2018 6:04 p.m.
If you can reanimate at instant speed like I do in my The Scarab God deck, some nice options open up like Torrential Gearhulk, Steel Hellkite, It That Betrays and a personal piece of tech I have found useful: Keeper of Keys
December 6, 2018 6:22 p.m.
December 6, 2018 6:23 p.m.
Will def pick up a Nezahal, Primal Tide, Aphoticate, Sire Of Insanity might be a good pickup, you know. Niv Mizzet isn't... bad, but I am not a instant/sorcery deck despite that I run a number of them between the Dark Ritual, Cabal Ritual, Reanimate, Exhume, Buried Alive, Entomb, etc. effects in the deck. I do have the enchantment-reanimators for World-G-Dragon, but don't have an outlet for infinite mana and so will pass. The rest are a little much IMO.
December 6, 2018 7:35 p.m.
December 6, 2018 8:01 p.m.
SynergyBuild Cool, GL, I hope you like the deck.
I hear you on Kederekt and Niv, Parun. You probably already know this but just in case you don't I wanted to point out a feature of Kederekt is being able to replay it over and over again with enchantment reanimators like Reanimate Dead. It bounces the enchantment back ti the hand which then puts itself back into the GY. It is just stall though, but it can be a fun way to cheese. I did stop playing it myself though so ya, do whatever feels right.
In a blind meta you may well be correct about Niv, I've never actually tried him so I really don't know. On paper I think I like him in a meta that has a lot of instants and sorceries since he draws you a card when other people play them too. But thats just something I persinally want to test out. I saw Diestodoomblade's vial/thrasios reanimator deck (on mtgsalvation) currently using it so thats the main reason I mentioned it.
December 6, 2018 8:17 p.m.
TheAmazingSteve as I already explained, I don't have an outlet for infinite flickers/mana