Patriarch's Bidding

Patriarch's Bidding


Each player chooses a creature type. Each player returns all creature cards of a type chosen this way from their graveyard to the battlefield.

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Patriarch's Bidding Discussion

multimedia on Dead Girls Don't Cry

1 day ago

Hey, nice budget version, interesting Egyptian theme.

Wonder is excellent evasion when you want to be attacking with Zombies. It has to be discarded which plays well with Varina. Sunken Hollow and Glacial Floodplain are more budget Island lands to help to activate Wonder. Vile Entomber is an upgrade for Corpse Connoisseur to search for an put Wonder into your graveyard. Patriarch's Bidding was just reprinted in Kaldheim making it now a budget card. It's among the most powerful reanimation effects for the mana cost for tribal.

There's a new set releasing Sept. 24, Inistrad Midnight Hunt and in the set are at least two Zombies that are upgrades: Champion of the Perished and Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver. Wilhelt is the Commander of Undead Unleased precon. One of two Commander precons releasing with Midnight Hunt.

Some changes to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

Gorbah on Bloodline of an Ancient Coven

3 days ago

Hey sean360

First of all thanks for the comment and your interest in my build!

Vampire Nocturnus is a keeper for me, it has won me several games since my deck is mainly black coloured and its always nice to declare attackers and wait for the reactions of opponents and than play a vampiric tutor and put a black card top library :D

Living Death imo the better card than Patriarch's Bidding since I first sac my own board! for example: Goblin Bombardment and ping all the extra damage, than everyone needs to sac his board and all our vamps are coming back! And to answer your next question... This combo play works like a charm when you have Purphoros, God of the Forgeon board :) Elenda, the Dusk Rose ... Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet... Purph is a must have for aggro swarm edgar build :)

Midnight hunt is looking great! That Socialite looks insane and is defo gonna get slotted in here!!

Gonna check your build out right away!

sean360 on Bloodline of an Ancient Coven

1 week ago

Hello, love your list! My deck is very similar, I'll post it later today if you wouldn't mind giving me your thoughts? I am curious how a few cards are performing for you.

I took out Vampire Nocturnus because I felt like it flopped too often, is it performing well?

Living Death- I use Patriarch's Bidding atm. I could never afford it until the new printing, it's now just 1$. Do you think Living Death works better? I don't find myself in need of a board wipe often.

How is Purphoros, God of the Forge working out for you? I had taken our Bloodghast but that's an interesting interaction.

Any cards from Midnight Hunt you are looking at? Vampire Socialite and Falkenrath Pit Fighter both seem like good inclusions.

Excellent build!

multimedia on The horde

1 week ago

Hey, well done so far on a budget.

Your deck doesn't have a Commander yet. If The Scarab God is the Commander then in the deck editor add the CMDR tag after The Scarab God text.

The Scarab God *CMDR*

When you save and reload the decklist Scarab will show as Commander with an image.

The 17 cards to consider cutting to get to 100:

  • Submerged Boneyard
  • Dimir Keyrune
  • Dimir Cluestone
  • Dimir Locket
  • Wight of Precinct Six
  • Hall of Triumph
  • Price of Fame
  • Drunau Corpse Trawler
  • Brass Herald
  • Geth, Lord of the Vault
  • Ascendant Evincar
  • Paragon of Open Graves
  • Consuming Aberration
  • Possessed Skaab
  • Door of Destinies
  • Caged Sun
  • Gauntlet of Power

Several of these cuts to consider are high CMC cards, by cutting them you can reduce the mana curve which helps gameplay. The Scarab God is the high CMC creature you want to cast more than rest and you want an established battlefield of Zombies before you play Scarab. For five or six mana you want to cast Scarab or others Zombies not ramp.

Door of Destinies is an expensive price card that you don't really need. Door is too slow, you have better artifact anthem effects such as Coat of Arms. Caged Sun and Gauntlet of Power are other expensive price cards for small anthem effects and ramp that are not needed. Endless Ranks of the Dead, Gravecrawler or Grave Titan, any of these for about the same price would do a lot more for Zombies.

Some other upgrades to consider (close to price matching):

Try to reduce the amount of casting cost cards since these will be more difficult to cast with so many Swamps. Having much more black sources from lands in the manabase is better overall for Zombies.

There's a new Magic set releasing Sept 24 called Innistrad Midnight Hunt and Zombies are part of it. Cards that can create Zombie tokens is a theme in the set. All the cards in the set haven't been revealed yet, but these are some cards to keep an eye on:

Of these I think definitely Champion and Wilhelt as well as Grasp are upgrades. Poppet Stitcher  Flip and Tainted Adversary are Mythics in the set that would also be upgrades, are expensive prices right now, but watch hopefully their prices drop when the set releases. The new rare land cycle in the set is a good one for Commander. Shipwreck Marsh is the Dimir land, but it's unlikely the prices of these lands go down much more than $5 because they're going to be wanted in Standard.

Innistrad Midnight Hunt has two Commander precons that will release when the set releases. One of these precons is Undead Unleashed, it's Dimir colors, Zombies with Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver as Commander. We don't yet know the precon decklists, we will soon, but we do know the price point. These precons will cost $40 meaning there will be at least 15 new cards designed for Commander in them. There's going to be Zombie goodness in Wilhelt's precon including hopefully some good card reprints.

Good luck with your deck.

Stardragon on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

TypicalTimmy that's great a green Patriarch's Bidding. on to the challenge too bad you said permanent type I was hyped to make a exile all cards on the stack and than until the end of the the the stack doesn't exist blue card be of course it has to be blue (#BaneBlue, #BaneSimic. Not really). Anyway

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Ajalira_Zomalin on The Dead Snow

1 week ago


I hadn't considered Patriarch's Bidding before, but that is a great idea! I shall have to get my hands on one, as my graveyard does get quite fat in the late game. Thank you!!

Peoyogon on The Dead Snow

1 week ago

I love Patriarch's Bidding in big tribal decks; have you considered trying it out? It might be nice to rise a bunch of those frosty zombies out of the snow for another rematch late game! It just got a reprint too so it's much, much cheaper to get a copy!

RNR_Gaming on Unique Commanders

3 weeks ago

Iname, Death Aspect mass reanimator. Just a bunch of spirits with things like Patriarch's Bidding and loads of mana rocks/acceleration. Of course this is one of those glass cannon decks that will probably get there once easily but becomes much harder once people know.

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