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 his or her graveyard to 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
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Patriarch's Bidding Discussion

klaudiohmm on Gods

1 week ago

Hey! I have some suggestions, hope they'll help:

Mcat1999 on Blex, Relentless Pest

3 weeks ago

In testing, I find that playing an early Sol Ring , Golgari Signet or Arcane Signet often yield truly little benefit. The reason is that Sol Ring opens up colorless mana, and I need mana. As for each Signet, the real issue is that they fail to combo with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers . They also hold mana up in places where I should be spending it more effectively in later portions of the game. While several turns in and casting Search for Blex , I find myself often ditching all three of these artifacts. In terms of Mana Crypt , taking 3 damage off of that in addition to the loss of life from Search for Blex often puts me at an unhealthy life total. With these in mind, I am removing all four artifacts from my deck. As strange as that sounds, running an EDH deck with no Sol Ring or other such sources, those four slots are much better suited for other cards.

One card in particular that I find has extreme value in this deck is Lithoform Engine . All three modes are actually quite valuable. I can use the ability to actually copy Thrumming Stone , which is immense. I can also use to copy Search for Blex , allowing me to rummage the top 10 cards of my library for the cost of 5. I don't think I need to explain how powerful that is, either. As for , this one is a bit different. has very limited potential in this deck as most non-Rat permanents are legendary. However, I could theoretically copy Craterhoof Behemoth , which is vastly helpful if I am light on Relentless Rats at the time of casting. Otherwise, probably would not see use. However, one trick that can be employed is to copy Thrumming Stone , should it be in the process of being countered.

I will also be slotting out several Forest cards for more Swamp cards, as I find far too often I lack sufficient early on. The exact balance is to be determined as I want to ensure I have for my land-tutor spells. One land I will be placing in is Reliquary Tower as I find sometimes I must ditch valuable cards off of Search for Blex as I do not have sufficient room in my hand. These are all replacements of current card slots, not newly additional slots from removal of existing cards.

With Lithoform Engine slotting in, I have three more. Bloodbond March and Patriarch's Bidding , which allow me to recover my entire Relentless Rats base following a wrath effect.

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord is being highly considered as an alternate wincon, as the Relentless Rats can quite easily reach +10/+10 in size. A single sacrifice sees each opponent losing 10 life. The unfortunate reality is that as more and more of the Relentless Rats are sacrificed, their P/T diminishes rapidly. However, what this also does is it gives me a means to take out opponents who I may not be able to readily attack, if for any reason. It also can not be prevented in terms of damage reduction or negation techniques. Finally, it too can be copied by Lithoform Engine for a mere . It also serves as a nuclear option, as it can be done in response to another action being taken against me, such as a wrath effect.

The last card open to consideration for removal is The Great Henge . It is in here because I should only ever need to pay for it, and it does immediately regain that back for me with the addition of 2 life. It also makes each of my Relentless Rats +1/+1 larger with their counter, and I get draw advantage off of it. The value is simply too immense to not remove, but should I find I need to remove it I have the card Balthor the Defiled slotted for the replacement as another means of mass-recursion.

RA_HORAKHTE on The True Danger Noodles

1 month ago


Very awesome deck! I saw your video deck tech in Youtube, very well explained.

I'm also been collecting slivers from a long time, and whe the First Sliver came out I decided to build the EDH deck with him as commander. (My still unfinished deck: THE FIRST SLIVER EVOLUTION)

Now I'm studying how other players have been building and playing EDH sliver decks to try to improve mine, so thanks for sharing yours!

By the way, what do you think about Kindred Discovery as a draw engine similar to Vanquisher's Banner, but giving you even more card draw, and Patriarch's Bidding as a back-up plan mass reanimation effect?

TheSlowestBro on Wait, more Slivers?!?!

1 month ago

Patriarch's Bidding / Living Death would be pretty crazy in here! Cool deck though, I like your commander choice. +1

dritchie on Edgar Markov Multiplayer

1 month ago

I dont know if you're still using the site or the deck but here are a few things that id recommend; Shared Animosity for extra power, id swap metallic mimic for Door of Destinies that way you can add in Cordial Vampire , id remove Taurean Mauler for Vampire Nocturnus , i dont see any real reanimation there id add something like Patriarch's Bidding , you don't have any in case of emergency board wipes Kindred Dominance is good because it doesn't effect you. Cathars' Crusade can hit like truck and its another way of bulking up your creatures. land wise you could run Cabal Coffers just for the extra black mana. Id remove Reforge the Soul just on the basis there is no reanimation in the deck

dritchie on Vampire Coven

1 month ago

i have made a mono black vampire tribal / voltron deck it may be useful for vampire idea's and other painful black cards as i see a lot of cards in this deck that don't really add much value for you. Drana MTGO

I would also add Cathars' Crusade and Intangible Virtue to give some extra damage to tokens, Harsh Mercy and Kindred Dominance would be a good add. Blood Tribute is always a good card to run especially if you add Wound Reflection , Phyrexian Arena for pure card draw Chromatic Lantern for mana fixing, Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond for an infinite combo / win con. reanimation id add Patriarch's Bidding . life gain id add Exsanguinate . if you can get your hands on one then id recommend Cavern of Souls

jamochawoke on UR Dragon: Reignited

1 month ago

E-Witness is gold. Regrowth is also pretty nice. Swan Song kind of sucks in the fact that it gives them a token that can actually block your big flying lizards. A much better card to run would be Silumgar's Scorn which will basically be Counterspell in your deck, or you could just run Counterspell as well. Icon of Ancestry, Tooth and Nail, and Worldly Tutor are all really strong.

For tutoring/filtering Winding Way is also pretty good, especially if you can find a way to cast it multiple times. That brings me to a pretty fun combo with it and other yard fillers:

Living Death , Patriarch's Bidding , or Rise of the Dark Realms are good game enders especially if you have Dragonlord Kolaghan or Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund in the yard.

As for tribal support/buffs I found these to be the best for dragons:

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