Havengul Runebinder

Combos Browse all Suggest



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
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Havengul Runebinder

Creature — Human Wizard

, , Exile a creature card from your graveyard: Create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token, then put a +1/+1 counter on each Zombie creature you control.

multimedia on commander horde

1 year ago

Hey, nice start on a budget with upgrading the Wilhelt precon. In the deck editor you can add CMDR tag to Wilhelt text making him the official Commander of your deck.

1x Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver *CMDR*

You currently have 2x Rooftop which can't have in Commander. Some cards here that are in my opinion not worth playing because there's better options on a budget.

Dreadhorde Invasion and Midnight Reaper are in the Wilhelt precon, consider adding them back in? They're some of the better cards in the precon because of they're repeatable effects especially Invasion with Wilhelt.

If interested I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

Jonesbond49 on Zombie Tribal

2 years ago

I've decided to make more than one list but each one should be helpful to you in the future. Also, you don't need to put in all these cards. There are too many here for you to fit in the deck.

Liliana cards:

Liliana, Death's Majesty (can be a board wipe but don't count on it), Liliana, Dreadhorde General (also doubles as amazing card draw), Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, Liliana, the Last Hope, and Liliana, Untouched By Death (has a removal ability).

Zombie tribal cards:

Shepherd of Rot, Lord of the Accursed, Risen Executioner, Relentless Dead, Field of the Dead, Undead Augur (also card advantage), Havengul Runebinder, Stitcher Geralf, Gleaming Overseer, Call to the Grave (rude card), Endless Ranks of the Dead (my favorite zombie tribal card), Graf Harvest, Graveborn Muse (also card advantage), and Josu Vess, Lich Knight.

Never/Return is zombie themed removal.

Necromantic Selection is a zombie themed board wipe.

Ramp cards:

Dimir Signet, Talisman of Dominance, Charcoal Diamond, Sky Diamond, and Fellwar Stone.

I hope this helps!

GreatSword on Exile a creature from YOUR …

4 years ago

A creature with the symbol in its activated ablity cannot use its ability when it has summoning sickness, which is cleared at the beginning of your turn. You would not be able to flash in a Havengul Runebinder and then use its ability until the beginning of your turn.

Play a lot of Magic, either IRL or on Magic: Arena, or read the entirety of the Comprehensive Rules:


Learning the whole rules is part of every player's journey. Feel free to ask anything else.

Caerwyn on Exile a creature from YOUR …

4 years ago

I wanted to build on Neotrup's answer some since your follow-up post indicated you are a bit new to Magic.

Havengul Runebinder 's ability is what is known as an "Activated Ability." In order for an Activated Ability to be used, its controller* has to pay a cost to use the ability.

The cost is everything that comes before the colon (:) on the card. So, in this case, there are three parts of paying the creature's cost: (1) paying ; (2) tapping the creature; and (3) exiling a creature from your graveyard. You have to pay the entire cost or you cannot use the ability. The effect is everything that comes after the colon, and will be what occurs if the ability resolves.

Also, one important piece of information that was not mentioned--unless specified otherwise, activated abilities can be used at the same speed as instants. To provide one example where that would be relevant: your opponent attacks with a creature--you could activate this ability after they have declared attackers, but before you have declared blockers, and suddenly you have a surprise 3/3 on the battlefield ready to block.

Also, unless my post generated any follow-up questions, please hit the "Mark as Answer" button on Neotrup's post to let others know your question has been resolved.


  • Some permanents, like Xantcha, Sleeper Agent , allow players other than their controller to activate the abilities. These exceptions are a bit rare, and each and every one will explicitly state on the card that other players can use the ability.

rammiehamster on Exile a creature from YOUR …

4 years ago

I have the Havengul Runebinder creature card. It says I need to use additional mana to "exile a creature from your graveyard". This seems strange to me and I have 2 questions

1/ do I HAVE to do this if I play the card 2/ what is the advantage of exiling a creature from MY graveyard? surely this is a disadvantage to me?

Thanks in advance for any help :-)

Jaysterbaby on Need help with ZOMBIE EDH …

5 years ago

I have 128 cards and trying to knock it down to 100, would like some help makes a good Zombie deck. Thank you for your time and help. Here are my cards

Commander - Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

[100 cards]

Sol Ring

Leyline of the Meek

Night's Whisper

Phyrexian Arena

17x Swamp

Prophetic Prism

Zombie Apocalypse

Phage the Untouchable

Sheoldred, Whispering One

Isolated Chapel

Dark Ritual

Culling the Weak

Heliod, God of the Sun

Cabal Ritual

Army of the Damned

The Scarab God

Josu Vess, Lich Knight

Cemetery Reaper

Death Baron

Torment of Scarabs


Geralf's Messenger

Leyline of Sanctity

Diregraf Ghoul


Torment of Hailfire

Blood Scrivener

Bridge from Below

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed

Drowned Catacomb

Sunken Hollow


Vampiric Rites

Geth's Verdict

Gonti, Lord of Luxury

Liliana Vess

Liliana, the Last Hope

Liliana, Death's Majesty

Liliana's Mastery

Liliana, Untouched By Death

Jace, Ingenious Mind-Mage


Ghostly Prison



Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip

Norn's Annex

Relentless Dead


Dread Wanderer

Geth, Lord of the Vault

Dark Salvation

From Under the Floorboards

Fleshbag Marauder

Endless Ranks of the Dead

Diregraf Colossus

Highborn Ghoul

Lord of the Undead




Whip of Erebos

Erebos, God of the Dead

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite


Path of Ancestry

Command Tower

Hope of Ghirapur

Cast Down

Profane Procession  Flip

Rupture Spire

Opal Palace

Temple of Silence

Mana Confluence

Transguild Promenade

Jwar Isle Refuge

Darkslick Shores

Frost Marsh

Fetid Heath

Caves of Koilos

Tainted Field

Arcane Sanctum

Dreadship Reef

[28 cards]

Innocent Blood

Unraveling Mummy

Liliana's Reaver

Dromar's Charm

Immortal Servitude

Anointed Procession

Vindictive Lich

Call to the Kindred


Havengul Runebinder

Unbreathing Horde

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

Sun Droplet

Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Quicksilver Amulet

Cemetery Recruitment

Psychic Strike

Mana Leak



Coat of Arms

Ravenous Chupacabra

Shrieking Affliction

Grim Guardian

Demonic Vigor


Stitched Drake

Archetype of Imagination

Graf Harvest

Load more