Brought Back

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Brought Back


Choose up to two target permanent cards in your graveyard that were put there from the battlefield this turn. Return them to the battlefield tapped.

NV_1980 on Shorikai, Reanimator Engine

9 months ago

I play-tested this a few times because I was very curious to confirm if this could work, and I have to admit that it does. I was thinking about the value of Brought Back in this deck. Obviously not as a way to bring back cards you (willingly) discarded, but as a reaction to a boardwipe (maybe someone else's). It does seem to fit the theme of the deck :) Have fun with this brew.

NV_1980 on Deep Halo Impact *PRIMER*

1 year ago

Hi SufferFromEDHD, thanks for your comment! I like your suggestions a lot. Coercive Portal is an excellent draw-engine on top of it being a threat that looms over everything. With Avacyn out, it even becomes impervious to its own destructive force (like Disk). It's currently very hard to come by one in my country, but I'll keep an eye out for sure.

As for Rebuff the Wicked, I think I'll put this into my sideboard and occasionally swap it for Brought Back or Swords to Plowshares (dependent on what I'm facing).

Epicurus on Your politics bore me

1 year ago

Every Monty Python reference will get an upvote from me.

Here's a few suggestions, though keep in mind I did not read through the 3 pages of comments. So some of these you may have heard of already.

Aura Shards

Jetmir, Nexus of Revels

Bloodspore Thrinax


Brought Back

Gerrard's Hourglass Pendant

That's all I got. Cheers!

SufferFromEDHD on Abrabbitcadabra

1 year ago

Are your opponents not playing useful cards? There are a lot of black/blue/green/red creatures I'd like to run in Preston but I can't. If Jailbreak doesn't excite you how about Brought Back? Two Preston triggers and you control the quality of creatures.

Crow_Umbra on The Norn Identity

1 year ago

Thank you for the suggestions SufferFromEDHD. I've definitely noticed a lot of similarity in most of the Preston lists blinking into existence right now. The primary differences I'm noticing are mostly the combo lines or meta-specific tech.

I frequently play against Muldrotha, the Gravetide and a couple of other graveyard decks in my meta, so Scavenger Grounds is a must. I had some reanimation spells like Faith's Reward and Brought Back in earlier drafts of the deck, but opted for more blink instead. I have Rally the Ancestors as my primary reanimation spell, but might swap it.

I do have a copy of Vesuva around, thank you for reminding me I should probably add it in. I looked at Endless Sands on initial brewing, but felt it was kinda clunky for my tastes.

Delphen7 on Squadron Hawk in Modern?

1 year ago

This may just be wistful fancy, but I really want to get Squadron Hawk to work in modern.

I can't find a shell though. I come up with Solitude and March of Otherworldly Light, plus maybe Sunscour, and then I get stuck.

I'm just going to run though my thoughts on the list I'm trying to craft and hope someone sees something I haven't.

Direction of the List

  • I ultimately want something that utilizes the usefulness of the search effect of the hawks, while ideally being mono white.
  • At one point I ended up with a list similar to Death and Taxes at one point, but I didn't like the dilution that Hawk caused in that list as Hawk's not a prison piece.
  • Brought Back is a card I keep looking at, but it wants lots of etbs/fetch effects, and that doesn't seem to feed overall into the controlly plan I have thus far with Solitude/March

Pros of the Hawks:

One hawk leads to

  • 3 white cards in hand
  • 3 creatures in hand
  • 3 flyers in hand
  • 3 cards with the same name in hand

Same Name

  • I couldn't find anything good in modern that cares about shared names or naming a specific card (Aside from Mirror Box, but that requires different setup), so I scrapped this one pretty quickly.


  • This feels promising, as Sephara, Sky's Blade looks like an interesting payoff. However she requires a lot of flyers, and she likes the cheaper ones better. Although now I think about it an Aether Vial shell with her would be interesting...

White Cards Matter

  • Solitude, March, and Sunscour are the only good cards I could find in modern that cared about white cards in hand. And honestly, Solitude and March will probably make the list regardless

Creature Cards

  • I didn't find anything in mono white that really cared about having creatures in hand, but I haven't dived too deep into this one yet.

And that brings me here. Is there a potential home for Squadron Hawk, or is it just a meme at this point? All suggestions/thoughts welcome :)

(Disclaimer: I know Hawks are bad. I just want a functioning list)

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