Dread Return

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Dread Return

Sorcery

Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

Flashback—Sacrifice three creatures. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

cyeRunner on 【Emotional】▷ RANT ◁ WOTC's GREED has RUINED MODERN

19 hours ago

I think WotC has lost track of what they want to do with modern, there are a lot of cards on the banlist because they can be cast without using mana: Once Upon a Time, Mental Misstep, Gitaxian Probe, Dread Return, Blazing Shoal and Eye of Ugin making your Eldrazi-Spells free.
Legacy should be the format of free spells; Not modern and printing the Evoke Elementals in a Set designed for modern contradicts that philosophy. The Evoke cost should have included //// in addition to the exiling of the card in hand.

Regarding the pricing: I agree on your point that there are too many mythic rare pushed card that make the mondern High-Tier decks too expensive and WotC should change something about that. The pricing and the fact that Modern went from a turn 4 format to a turn 3 - 2 1/2 format makes Pioneer more and more attractive.

Regarding bans: there are currently 2 engines that dominate the Metagame:

  • The 4c Elementals using Omnath, Locus of Creation and Wrenn and Six for Value and the free Evoke Elementals for Interaction represented in the 2 decks 4c Elementals and 4c Blink:
    I think Omnath needs to go for the following reasons: it replaces itself, provides t5 enough mana to also play Fury or Solitude, can be pitches for the Evoke costs and gains life against aggro decks. That's just too much for a single card, especially if you compare it to our Lord and Savior.
  • The other is the UR engine around Ragavan, DRC and Expressive Iteration presented in decks like Murktide and Death's Shadow:
    The problem with these decks is that they are too effective in what they do in comparison to decks of the same arctype not running that engine, so they just need to be turned down a bit.
    For this reason i'd like to see Mishra's Bauble go: Pushing cards like DRC, Expressive Iteration, Unholy Heat and Ledger Shredder from "good" to "too good" makes this card a reasonable ban without destroying the decks.
  • On a personal note: I'd like to have Teferi, Time Raveler banned. Interaction is what makes this game fun and having a card that says "I play magic, you play Hearthstone" is the opposite of that.


Thank you for coming to my Ted talk.

ClockworkSwordfish on Traumatize

2 weeks ago

Traumatize -> Dread Return -> Scholar of the Lost Trove -> Twilight's Call is such a cool combo. Very glad to be of some inspiration!

OLucas on Budget Sultai Tormod combos

1 month ago

Just realized that Riftsweeper+Dread Return also act as a sac outlet for the combos that don't involve Bag of Holding. Ended up switching Wonder for Skemfar Shadowsage.

SueMe on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

1 month ago

Hey, welcome kingc0rn!

I see what you're saying. I probably wouldn't use Hatred in particular, due to the mana cost (also the potential feel-bads of removal in response). A couple more solid options would probably be Boon of Boseiju, or even Vines of Vastwood, which doubles as protection (and triples as a counterspell for auras, haha).

Interesting idea! I'll consider these.

Welcome back killer_eye!

This is probably something I should add in to my description, since I've had someone else wondering that exact thing.

In a situation where you can filter through your deck, but you have zero mana available, you can:

  1. Cast Lotus Petal into Sacrifice into Phyrexian Altar (hopefully by using Zombie Infestation, you'll have enough sacrifice fodder to pay for the Korozda Guildmage combo).

  2. Flashback Dread Return for Bone Miser, and discard lands until Phyrexian Altar.

  3. Flashback Dread Return for K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth, and pay 2 life for Sacrifice, and get Phyrexian Altar.

Feel free to let me know, anyone, if there's another line I'm missing!

legendofa on Raffine, Scheming Seer Reanimator

2 months ago

What are your thoughts on Lingering Souls and/or Dread Return? I was thinking about Raffine Reanimator myself, and I'm probably going to take some ideas from this.

DrukenReaps on Teneb, the Harvester

2 months ago

Alright I suppose these are what I'd choose to keep then- Teneb, the Harvester, Pull from Eternity, Harness Infinity, Planar Birth, Eerie Ultimatum, Sun Titan, Minion's Return, Unholy Indenture, Emeria Shepherd, Splendid Reclamation, Animate Dead, Eternal Witness, Timeless Witness, and Noxious Revival. This is if you want to lean fully into those cards that win the game.

Dread Return, Reanimate, and Reclaim are ones that I'd still try to find a spots for above the others.

DreadKhan on Isshin, Two Heavens as One

2 months ago

If you have either someone way behind, or an ally somehow, Pulsemage Advocate can reanimate stuff. It's also good if your area has a lot of people that try to use their graveyard. There is also Dawnbreak Reclaimer to repeatedly get stuff back in White. Black has a bajillion ways, but for repeatable, Coffin Queen can help. Coffin Queen can also steal other people's stuff, which is a nice perk. If you just want a one off, Reanimate, Animate Dead and maybe Dread Return or Victimize. There are a few version of Animate Dead that are generally worse, but these are some options anyways.

king-saproling on Shitty Gritty Landfall Shenanigans/Combo

3 months ago

Amulet of Vigor might be worth including since it works well alongside Scapeshift, Splendid Reclamation, Lotus Field, Mesmeric Orb, etc.

Others you might like are Bone Miser, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Sakura-Tribe Scout, Burgeoning, Sylvan Scrying, Dread Return, Dryad Arbor, Deserted Temple, Golgari Grave-Troll, Stinkweed Imp, Golgari Thug, Kodama of the East Tree, Dark Ritual, Hickory Woodlot, Peat Bog

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