Return target nonlegendary creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield with a -1/-1 counter on it.

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Persist Discussion

jacobpmesser on The Forbidden Forest

1 week ago

You know what's better than exiling your own stuff? Bringing it back. Not budget but add a few fetches, Renegade Rallier and Lurrus of the Dream-Den. Maybe some Unearth. Then, Archfiend's Vessel because a 5/5 flier on t2 is awesome. You could Persist Vessel and still get the 5/5. I play blue w/ Satyr Wayfinder (prob your best self-mill after Stitcher w/o going into blue for Hedron Crab) There's also Shriekhorn. No Fiend Artisan? And then, if you self-mill, Laboratory Maniac and (I play blue) Lazav, the Multifarious in case it gets milled. Sidisi, Brood Tyrant, Splinterfright, Nighthowler. Collector Ouphe for art gy hate. I think Desecrated Tomb is kind of useless without a good recur-engine.

amicdeep on

3 weeks ago

Yeah I think rotting regi needs a mb slot that discard is something that's currently in short supply and it's got a huge body and is a solid unearth target as is. Jace, Vryn's Prodigy may be a solid pic in a non budget list.

The other auto include I think is Persist in most cases this is unearth copys 4-8

If you do run persist having a couple hail Mary's plays in Tombstalker (solid reanimation target and can be played for 2-3 and can use none creature cards from your gy that get milled incidentally.

Mindcrime88 on Esper persist

4 weeks ago

You might want to look into Unmarked Grave. It will help get what you need into the graveyard in order for you to use Persist.

Grubbernaut on Esper Reanimator

1 month ago

I'd have to see how the deck plays to know how much it matters, but my gut instinct is to say that it might be more important to favor 2-mana counters over Charm, so it's easier to keep up counter mana when you go to cast Unmarked Grave or Persist. That being said, I have no objective idea, and Charm is a great card.


Chasmolinker on Modern Suicide Black

1 month ago

Se7enfoot Thanks for the suggestions. I like Mind Rake however the goal is to attack with the creatures not so much to fill the yard. Persist could be interesting with Grief though… I’ll keep that one in mind

Se7enfoot on Modern Suicide Black

1 month ago

If you want to put more creatures in the graveyard faster, you could add Mind Rake or Unmarked Grave, or just bring back the beefy goodness with Persist

amicdeep on

1 month ago

i second Unearth as a must run. it brigs back skaab constantly, id also run Egon, God of Death  Flip his face side is another solid beater (like skaab) but most importantly he's also a solid turn one mill engin. he's also targetable with unearth which is nice. Rotting Regisaur also fits in this bracket

considering your tying to get down the big fatties, id also look at some protection for them. Stubborn Denial seems pretty well suited to the deck.

theres also probably an argumnet for more of a controling them with the deck Rotting Rats style. with skaab being the midrange wincon.

another possibility for the deck is Narfi, Betrayer King ok weird i know. but hes a relevant lord, an easiy reanimate target that's instant speed. and he's legendary so multiples i the gy are solid exile targets.

finaly you now have access to Persist as a secondary game plan. reanimate big stuff is pretty much what this card is made for,

Apollo_Paladin on Ultra-Budget Speed Dredge (2x 5-Card "Gold Hands")

2 months ago

@ darkbuff

No, I have not revamped this build in quite some time. Persist isn't a bad call at all; I'd be curious to see how the deck plays with some of them in place of Dread Return. Thanks for the suggestion!

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