Death Denied

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Common
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
Modern Masters (MMA) Common
Saviors of Kamigawa (SOK) Common

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Related Questions

Death Denied

Instant — Arcane

Return X target creature cards from your graveyard to your hand.

Death Denied Discussion

Spell_Slam on Rotwidow's Pack of Spidahs

1 month ago

I love this deck. PDH games go long and your deck help stall out the board and wins through those stalls using your commander. It's a solid strategy.

You want to maximize your creature count as much as possible to take advantage of your commander. There are a few effects in your instants, sorceries and enchantments that could be replaced with creatures.

Crypt Creeper has a solid body and is basically like Scarab Feast. You could also try Faerie Macabre if you want to go for the free graveyard hate. No one expects that.

Diligent Farmhand makes sense in this build, even as a worse Sakura Tribe Elder.

I'm a big fan of Elvish Skysweeper in slow decks like this. The effect is expensive, but it can lock a player out of the game.

Because most of your creatures have a lot of toughness, this makes damage-based sweepers very strong. I would play the full gambit of Crypt Rats , Pestilence , Evincar's Justice and Gangrenous Zombies . Two of them are creatures, so that's a nice bonus.

Heart Warden is ramp that also turns into card draw later, like a Mind Stone.

Slum Reaper is great removal and puts a creature in your graveyard.

You could probably get some good value out of Mortician Beetle and Silumgar Scavenger .

Spore Frog is a good political tool that can encourage opponents to attack elsewhere. I could see it over Terrifying Presence, even if you lose on spider flavour.

Vulturous Aven is very similar to some of your card draw, but is has a body.

I think you should play Watcher in the Web and Oran-Rief Recluse in the maindeck. Watcher often feels like a fog while Recluse is great removal that usually has a target in multiplayer.

In terms of cuts, I don't understand Wildsize. You can also easily cut Spider Climb. Most of your creatures have reach already and +0/+3 is not great, even for 1 mana. Arachnus Web is also pretty weak removal. Rancor is a good card, but is it really useful for your game plan? How often will you win by attacking with your spiders? Naturalize feels a bit vanilla and could be replaced with another creature that gives you a similar effect. You also have quite a few cantripping creatures that I don't quite get the purpose of. Are they chump blockers? You have quite a bit of card advantage in black already. Wander in Death could be Death Denied or Reaping the Graves instead.

Spell_Slam on Syr Konrad's Dungeon

1 month ago

Konrad is likely going to be a great commander in PDH (maybe even one of the best!). I really like your list. I would build it almost the same way.

Bitter Revelation is a good card for stocking your hand and graveyard.

Shred Memory has a lot of good applications in your deck.

Death Denied and Reaping the Graves seem like really solid additions to your deck.

I am not a fan of Prowling Pangolin. Vicious Rumors and Rakshasa's Secret also seem pretty weak. I am also not sure if running that much ramp is really necessary, especially the colorless ones like Fractured Powerstone .

Anyway, great deck! I look forward to seeing how it plays out and trying it for myself.

ZephyrScarlet on [Primer] 1v1 Psychatog PDH

1 month ago

Hello onehitterquiter! I had a lot of the Madness cards of the initial draft, but quickly found out through testing that they made the deck play a lot different than what I'm trying to do. Madness cards want your enabler (in this case Psychatog ) to live for several turns in order to accrue value from them, in contrast with what Tog wants to be doing, which is out-tempoing an opponent and then one-shotting them. Stinkweed Imp seems like a pretty good value creature that can come back to hold off oppossing fliers while filling the graveyard, and Death Denied seems like a good engine. However, having so few creatures and also wanting to fit in Grim Harvest , I fear a worse Death Denied in Shattered Crypt isn't going to cut it for now. Helm of the Ghastlord doesn't protect nor provide unblockability, is very easy to 2-for-1 since it costs 4 mana, and won't provide much value if we want to one-shot the opponent. Vanishing is interesting as an extra protection piece.

Boza on Help Me Out Here

1 month ago

Ok, so the Battlesinger giving out massive boosts, in combination with the berserker to make sure you can attack safely every turn. is the reason this deck ticks. The current weakest card is Healer as it is only good when it comes down early.

I would say that you should cut it for 2 Hunger of the Howlpack - if you get rid of a blocker, you get a massive 3 damage in and it puts you a good position next turn.

For the SB, I would play Death Denied instead of pulse. It is better versus control to return multiple creatures rather than 1 and if you are in a situation where the life from Pulse matters, it probably will not be enough.

Tejendi on Zombies are Dim

1 month ago

I'd suggest replacing, Death Denied with Rise of the Dark Realms .

You could replace Millstone with Altar of the Brood , as it seems you can create a good amount of tokens to trigger it more often, also it can help fule Rise of the Dark Realms .

Also you seem to be somewhat light on boardwipes, Toxic Deluge and Black Sun's Zenith might be worth considering as they get around indestructable.

You might also want to look into some way to get value from yours and other creatures dying, such as Grave Betrayal or Black Market

In order to handle the problem with milling your lands, it might be worth running, Elixir of Immortality

eyeballwizard on $9 bat tribal!

8 months ago

Desecrated Tomb would work here if you included graveyard retrieval, cheap stuff like Death Denied .

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