Living Death

Living Death


Each player exiles all creature cards from their graveyard, then sacrifices all creatures they controls, then puts all cards they exiled this way onto the battlefield.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Living Death Discussion

Ravenrose on No Dungeons, Just Dragons

2 days ago

Yaaaay!! Another dragon deck! I have a couple of suggestions you might like for the deck: Where Ancients Tread and Wild Pair . As for dragons, Bladewing the Risen and Lathliss, Dragon Queen could be decent. Primevals' Glorious Rebirth and Living Death are decent recursion spells.

Rhadamanthus on Living death with a sac …

1 week ago

Yes, that works the way you want it to. Since Living Death doesn't specifically target any of the things it affects, that means it waits until it starts resolving to determine what it will affect. Any creature cards in the graveyard (and any creatures on the battlefield) at the time it starts resolving will be affected, even if they weren't there yet at the time the spell was cast and put onto the stack.

captain_deano on Living death with a sac …

1 week ago

Hello! So let’s say I cast Living Death with 3 non-token creatures and a sac outlet (ex. Grimgrin, Corpse-Born on the field. I sac the three non-token creatures to the sac outlet in response to casting living death, my question is will the creatures saced to the outlet come back when living death resolves?

multimedia on Zombie Drain Deck

3 weeks ago

Hey, you're welcome.

Against opponent hexproof creatures you want more Fleshbag Marauder and Syphon Flesh sacrifice effects. Here's some budget options.

Living Death is powerful, but may be too expensive price. It's mass sacrifice for all players creatures and it's also mass reanimation for each player of any creatures that where in that players graveyard before you cast Living.

Black has some board wipes, unfortunately the better cards are not budget options, but here's a few that are.

  • Life's Finale : also puts any three creatures of your choice from one opponent's library into their graveyard to embalm them with Scarab.
  • Deadly Tempest : also does damage to each player.
  • Crux of Fate : if there's no problematic Dragons then choose all nonDragon creatures.

Some more situational budget board wipes:

Nick_V on How To Lose Friends (Help)

4 weeks ago

Couple of changes:

Necropotence over Phyrexian Arena Just more impactful, its online right away.

Necrogoyf over Phyrexian Obliterator For the same reason as above, Obliterator is situational (no one is going to purposely just hand you a bunch of free stuff) he feels like 5 damage or a blocking deterrent at best and necro is on plan right away. I can also value him in off madness.

Living Death feels weak and might need to go. Maybe a good place for Gray Merchant of Asphodel . Direct damage and some life replenishment.

DevoMelvminster on [Primer] God-Eternal Bontu’s Endless Death

1 month ago

Just a quick update:

Dropped Winding Canyons for Demonic Tutor because it didn’t do a whole lot while i combo off. Too many non-creature components to the combos. We’ll stick to emergence zone if we need to try to win on the stack. Been meaning to add demonic tutor anyways, just hadn’t bought one.

Also dropped Buried Alive for Living Death as i really don’t focus that much on reanimation, aside from recurring important pieces mid combo. It felt dead most games. Living death can take a combo turn and completely supercharge it, often time outright winning the game. Can also be fun to draw and discard my entire deck via Skirge Familiar and then slam living death down to wreck a game.

MLS91 on Crippling Fear

1 month ago


Minus deathcloud plus Ill-Gotten Gains

why: I like the love curve, regardless of returning three spells im gonna play with it in place of deathcloud I feel its more on curve and less win more

Minus Phyrexian Reclamation Plus Tortured Existence

why: strictly better also good synergy with Living Death

Minus Geth's Grimoire Plus Buried Alive

why: Buried Alive I feel is a better direct win and less win more. I can get my lock pieces and reanimate them with Living Death

Nick_V on How To Lose Friends (Help)

1 month ago

forneyt My budget for this deck is higher then I would usually spend because I want it to be able to play in cEDH games (it doesnt have to be a win all the time deck but good enough to sit at the table). However cards over $80-100 each are probably a get if I can thing but a hard sell to spend $ to the wife. As my play group goes, I dont have one. Covid destroyed it. We are just now starting to open back up here in Vegas so I have no idea what I will be walking into at my LGS.

I would love Mana Crypt but I just don't have one and I only have Mana Vault in there for a early commander ramp. The Charcoal Diamond bugs me because of the comes into play tapped and that seems to slow for cEDH.

Possessed Portal is a win con if it resolves. By the time I get that out they should have almost no resources in had if not already hellbent. With my commander out as well they cant even top deck and everything they sac goes to me. The 8 cmc can be rampped as well I can even shave it down to 6 and protect it with Dream Devourer . Vilis, Broker of Blood I just do not personally like. The cmc means I would need to animate him out and I rather do that on more important targets. The card draw I could get from running Necropotence at a much cheaper cmc (still up in the air about that one though). He seems like a large amount of resources to just get returned to hand or countered just like Sheoldred, Whispering One and I rreally like her.

I do like Waste Not probably find a place for it.

So you might have something there. I didnt want to run Chromatic Lantern because of the cmc. Everflowing Chalice I like because it starts at 2 and at any point of the game if I draw it I could put more into it if i had the mana to spare. The Blood Moon situation is problematic so I might just do that, maybe in place of Mana Vault if i decide to drop it all together.

Malakir Rebirth  Flip is there as mana with a side of protection for my commander. Volrath's Stronghold is a very nice card just to rich for my blood.

Yes the maybe board is stuff I am considering as well as stuff I have pulled out. I like Gary and still may run him after I get my first 100 settled and tested I will move it around.

Geth's Grimoire may be a possibility. However I dont like the idea of giving the other players more answers. I want the hellbent and top decking much sooner then later.

Living Death is a card I may cut, I am not sure yet. I like the idea of all their boards getting sacked and becoming my creatures and I also get my graveyard back. Death Cloud is a win con. Mindslicer is the same kind of thing (with a sac outlet) I get all their permanents. Without a sac outlet I can beat away or hold as blocks. That is why I like this commander so much, "your stuff is my stuff.. Thanks!"

Dark Depths only works with Thespian's Stage . Vesuva enters as a copy so would have the counters on him. Thespian is already in play when copied so no counters. Either way this seems too meme for me :-)

I did notice a big flaw that you pointed out .. I have no sac outlet so Miren, the Moaning Well High Market Phyrexian Tower any of those might be a good add. I like Deserted Temple but it is close to that to expensive area because I dont have one.

Thank you for taking the time to give some help and advice, I appreciate it.

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