Dance of the Dead

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.

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition II (ME2) Uncommon
Ice Age (ICE) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal

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Dance of the Dead Discussion

Massacar on Anje

19 hours ago

Since you're doing the Worldgorger combo you might as well include Dance of the Dead as a redundant Animate Dead. Also you should use Sunscorched Desert as that land can win you the game with the worldgorger combo alone.

Simian Spirit Guide, Blood Pet, Jeweled Amulet can be vital mana resources for big turns.

Shadow of the Grave and Unearth can also be handy.

Overall I would recommend lowering your total CMC to below 3 to allow for more reliable explosive plays.

I can give you more suggestions if you like, or you can feel free to check out my own Anje deck (it's on my profile).

multimedia on Matriarch of the Orzhov Syndicate Teysa Karlov

1 week ago

Hey, nice budget version of Teysa.

Some budget card upgrades to consider:

Some budget lands to consider adding: High Market, Ash Barrens, Esper Panorama, Opal Palace, Orzhov Basilica.

Good luck with your deck.

king-saproling on Loot the Bodies

3 weeks ago

Interesting deck. Have you considered Varina, Lich Queen as the general? She costs less than Oloro and she digs through the deck faster since her loot effect can be magnified by making zombies.

You might like these too: Havengul Lich, Dance of the Dead, Necromancy, Zur the Enchanter, Sun Titan, Alhammarret's Archive, Teferi's Ageless Insight, Rags / Riches, Adorned Pouncer, Vizier of Many Faces, Archfiend of Ifnir, Shabraz, the Skyshark, Stitcher's Supplier, Connive / Concoct, Lazav, the Multifarious

RiotRunner789 on

1 month ago

Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas might be alright due to you running 14 artifacts. He just helps to get your ramp pieces and has the bonus of gaining you life late-gate which would help since I didn't see any cards that gained life other than Enter the God-Eternals.

You may also want to look at cards like Animate Dead and Dance of the Dead since I didn't notice any cards you were using to steal from your opponent's graveyards.

This deck looks really fun though. Best Bolas deck I've seen flavor-wise.

Bababad on Ayli, Frooty Loops (Primer)

2 months ago

Added Vindicate for more meta coverage (a Field of the Dead based korvold deck and an omnipresent Sisay, Weatherlight Captain superfriends deck)

Threw in Dance of the Dead as a second copy of Animate Dead to be a part of the Lurrus of the Dream-Den kit and allow for nice board resets after wipes (reanimating Karmic Guide (it immediately falling off) targetting Sun Titan targetting Dance of the Dead, targetting Karmic Guide, etc)

once jump-start drops we are vying to find a spot for Witch of the Moors for potentially abusive board control with the new lifegain effects in build.

Primer to be updated soon after some additional playtesting

1empyrean on Tayam's Constellation EDH

2 months ago

griffstick I made it my goal to run all permanents. Rise of the Dark Realms is ridiculously good, but with my field set up, I can steal other players graveyards with Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, and/or Necromancy, along with Kaya's Ghostform to make it permanent.

If I were to run one non-permanent, it would have to be either Eerie Ultimatum or Open the Vaults so I can get my enchantments back, as well.

Glad you like the deck.

Nemy_Nem on Sadistic Kitty (Lurrus Eggs)

2 months ago

Might I suggest Animate Dead and Dance of the Dead in replace of Beacon of Unrest? It’s a near-identical effect that’s cheaper and you can play them with Lurrus of the Dream-Den.

Dango on What is your favorite card …

2 months ago

Historically, Sun Titan has a very special place in my heart. I always toss around the idea of running him whenever I run white as a supplemental color in EDH. The initial interaction I fell in love with was Sun Titan's ETB/attack trigger getting back an Eternal Witness from my yard to get anything back to my hand. I later discovered how nuts he is with reanimator shells, cheating out bonkers creatures by returning an Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, or Necromancy into play. There's also the swingy option of returning Underworld Breach to play every turn with an attack trigger and basically getting a free pseudo-Yawgwin into play on each of my turns.

Overall, I think there's just always huge merit to running him. If I'm really strapped on a top end when I'm in white, the thought "but what about Sun Titan" is bound to drift into my mind at some point.

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