Dance of the Dead

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Dance of the Dead

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature card in a graveyard

When Dance of the Dead enters the battlefield, if it's in play, it loses "enchant creature card in a graveyard" and gains "enchant creature put into play with Dance of the Dead." Return enchanted creature card to play tapped under your control and attach Dance of the Dead to it. When Dance of the Dead leaves the battlefield, that creature's controller sacrifices it.

Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and doesn't untap during its controller's untap step.

At the beginning of the upkeep of enchanted creature's controller, that player may pay (1)(Black). If he or she does, untap that creature.

Max_Hammer on How Not To MTG

1 month ago

Oh, and the Timmy in me just has to recommend Animate Dead or Dance of the Dead.

I know it's not going to be optimal in a deck like this, since it pretty much just hopes that your opponent is also a Timmy with anything worth stealing, but snatching someone else's big bad dino is always the best feeling.

Plus, you could resurrect Herald, but that's not going to come into play super often.

Crow-Umbra on Some Light Clerical Work

1 month ago

I've liked Fanatical Devotion as a free sac outlet/protection piece in Aristocrats and reanimator decks. I like Dismantling Wave as a removal piece for any of my decks with White. You could also include Dance of the Dead and Necromancy to expand on the combo potential with Leonin Relic-Warder, Animate Dead, and any of your Aristocrats pieces. Here is an explanation of the Animate Dead + Leonin Relic-Warder type loop in case you are unfamiliar with it.

Depending on your budget and meta, Cover of Darkness could be an additional anthem to help you go on the offensive if needed.

Crow-Umbra on Elas / Lurrus

1 month ago

Solid deck! Lurrus and Elas make for great companions with all of the aristocrats and hate-bears in WB.

My meta is similar to yours in that it also tends to run creature heavy, with go-wide boards being most prevalent; but not battle cruiser per se.

I'm not sure how you feel about combos, but I've started including some simple combos in my decks to help close out games when boards can reach stalemates. I run Leonin Relic-Warder + Animate Dead or Dance of the Dead in my WB deck. This combo could fit pretty seamlessly in your deck, especially with Elas in the command zone to trigger from the combo, and since you already have both auras in your main board.

If you are unfamiliar with the combo, Commander Spellbook has a pretty straight forward walk thru.

I like that each piece of the combo is independently good, so it doesn't necessarily feel bad to draw into a piece and have it feel useless without the others.

kookoo on "Chains and Things"

2 months ago

I looked until the cards starting with F on scryfall, and here are some card recommendations I have. I don't often play aristocrats decks, so I'm sorry if this isn't very helpful.

Removal: Avatar of Woe, Defile, Dismember

Reanimation: All Hallow's Eve, Balthor the Defiled, Exhume, Dance of the Dead

Ramp: Blood Pet, Blood Vassal, Cabal Ritual, Culling the Weak

Other: Carnival of Souls

Crow-Umbra on Disposable Heroes

3 months ago

Nice deck! Alesha is one of my favorites, but recycled her deck into what is now my Isshin deck. I'm not sure what your budget is like, but if you're looking for another combo line, there's also Leonin Relic-Warder + Necromancy or Animate Dead or Dance of the Dead. It's one of the combo lines I last in my last Alesha iteration, and wasn't too feels bad since the combo pieces can be played individually and still have utility.

If you're unfamiliar with the combo, it's basically just:

  • Enchant Leonin Relic-Warder with any of those 3 auras, while it's in your graveyard.

  • When Lenonin Relic-Warder ETBs, use its ability to exile the Aura that's enchanting it.

Causes a loop of Leonin Relic-Warder returning to your graveyard and the Aura returning to your battlefield with Relic-Warder as a legal target in your yard again. Get those "infinite" ETB/LTB/death triggers

Stardragon on The Immortal Legion

3 months ago

I'm making a deck built around unearth, persist, undying ect. are there any other mechanics that return creatures from the graveyard? Note: I'm not talking about reanimation like Reanimate or Dance of the Dead

Since so many are giving regular recursion cards even though i said that it's not what im looking for im putting a link to my deck here so people can see what im going for: The Immoral Legion

katon32 on Korvold's Frenzy [Retired]

4 months ago

Nice deck, i have taken a lot of ideas from it, what do you think of Living Death or Entomb Buried Alive type of effects?

Also perhaps Dance of the Dead would be better than Footsteps of the Goryo

Crow-Umbra on Musashi's Mosh Pit [Primer]

5 months ago

Thank you for the suggestions mr5cientific. So far I'm feeling pretty happy with where my manabase is at. I recently swapped out Bojuka Bog for Scavenger Grounds so I could hit multiple yards at once, and activate in response to combos/triggers etc.

I've had Slayer's Stronghold on my radar, but opted for Hanweir instead since the Haste activation was slightly cheaper, and has the Meld potential with Hanweir Garrison  Meld.

Of the 3 other lands you suggested, I could see maybe the White and/or Red lands fitting here, but I don't feel I currently need them. I think with this deck I'd rather have proactive board protection effects vs. Reanimation. I used Takenuma, Abandoned Mire in my Araumi deck before I took it apart. If I'm going to be milling, I like for it to be part of graveyard synergies. Similarly, if I am going to reanimate creatures in an aggro deck, I'd rather that they reanimate straight to the battlefield as opposed to my hand. I do have Living Death, Reanimate, Animate Dead, Necromancy, and Dance of the Dead as a reanimation package in binders in case I ever wanted to incorporate them. So far I'd rather just keep slamming creatures already in hand, instead of spending extra mana to get stuff back in non-Aristocrats/Reanimator deck.

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