Relentless Dead

Relentless Dead

Creature — Zombie

Menace (This creature can't be blocked except by two or more creatures.)

When Relentless Dead dies, you may pay . If you do, return it to its owner's hand.

When Relentless Dead dies, you may pay . If you do, return another target Zombie creature card with converted mana cost X from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Relentless Dead occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.12%

Relentless Dead Discussion

Wiggyman on Uh... Let Me Read Your Commander Real Quick...

2 weeks ago

pokemon45: Thanks for the comment! As far as Phyrexian Reclamation goes, I usually don't end up with too many creatures in my graveyard, as I've opted to for the most part limit my sacrificing to the tokens Endrek makes.

As far as the others go, I think Endless Cockroaches and Relentless Dead are a bit too mana-intensive to work super well, but Thopter Assembly is certainly worth a look, because that'll give me 11 tokens a turn as opposed to the much smaller number produced by the others.

Thanks for the upvote!

Gidgetimer on Targeting a creature which is ...

1 month ago

When a card leaves the battlefield and then returns it is a new game object with no memory of or relation to its former self.

How you explained this happening doesn't work though. Relentless Dead's second trigger targets. This means that the creature you want to return must be in the graveyard before Relentless Dead dies because you pick a target when the trigger goes on the stack.

ThreeOhEight on Targeting a creature which is ...

1 month ago


Let's say I have a Carrion Feeder and Relentless Dead in play, and my opponent casts a Path to Exile targeting my Carrion Feeder. I respond by sacrificing the Relentless Dead to the Carrion Feeder, which triggers Relentless Dead's two abilities. I hold priority and respond to those triggers by sacrificing the Carrion Feeder to itself. No one responds further, and the Carrion Feeder hits the graveyard. Then, Relentless Dead's abilities come off the stack, and I pay one colorless mana to return it to my hand, and a second black mana to return the Carrion Feeder from the graveyard to play. Now the Path to Exile resolves.

Does the Path to Exile fizzle because Carrion Feeder ceased being a valid target, and the game views the Carrion Feeder as a "new" creature that has entered from the Graveyard? Or does it remove my Carrion Feeder from the game, because that is technically the same creature and it is still a valid target when the Path to Exile resolves?

If the latter is true, then what if I had second copy of Carrion Feeder in my graveyard at the beginning of the sequence, and chose to bring that copy back instead of the one in my example from above?

I hope I explained adequately, and thanks very much for struggling through that long-winded explanation!

gato91 on

2 months ago

Hi, I recommend you that take out Binding Mummy and Dreg Mangler, it's better to use the Dread Wanderer because recursion and Lord of the Accursed because pump you zombies and give them evasion. Another thing it's take out Corpse Knight and try Relentless Dead because can return itself and sometimes another threat.

For you mana base try the Kaladesh fastlands Blooming Marsh x4 + Concealed Courtyard x1 because your principal color is black, green and white are more like splash, and also your curve is low. Another land you must use it's Castle Locthwain x2, give you the black you need and if needed card draw. If you can use Mutavault x2 its another that also benefits of your Zombie Lords.

In your sideboard you can take out Disposal Mummy for Scavenging Ooze because potentially can remove more cards and also grow. Another big threat you can add it's Kaya, Orzhov Usurper and replace Storrev, Devkarin Lich, the reason are that it's more difficult to kill a planeswalker than a creature in the format, can giveyou sustain exiling cards, kill a threat from aggro decks with low curve like mono red, and eventually with Kaya's ultimate win matches.

TDemers on No Time to Die Teysa [Primer]

2 months ago

Significant changes made.

Moved the deck even further away from token generators and more towards self recuring non-token creatures. Also reduced the average CMC to 3.10.

KibaAlpha, I would love to get your feedback on my latest edits if you can spare some time.


Arcane Signet, Gutterbones, Relentless Dead, Orzhov Locket, Erebos, God of the Dead, Bloodsoaked Champion, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, Orzhov Guildgate, Vindictive Lich


Mind Stone, Syr Konrad, the Grim, Requiem Angel, Yawgmoth's Will, Reveillark, Open the Graves, Martyr's Bond, Teysa, Orzhov Scion, Secluded Steppe, Ogre Slumlord

TDemers on No Time to Die Teysa [Primer]

3 months ago

KibaAlpha I hear you on the Dark Ritual and friends, I will reconsider after I get more games under my belt, my gut feeling is that I will stay away from them and continue to rely on mana rocks and treasure tokens to ramp. I expect Pawn of Ulamog , Pitiless Plunderer , Sifter of Skulls , Black Market , Revel in Riches and Smothering Tithe will be doing alot of work.

I will however take your recommendation and add Orzhov Locket to my mana rocks, my only copy of Arcane Signet will stay in my other deck for now.

Erebos, God of the Dead is a great card and I already have a copy but I will instead add Erebos, Bleak-Hearted as soon as Theros beyond Death set is released. I'll also be adding Yawgmoth, Thran Physician for more draw.

Gutterbones and Relentless Dead are great suggestions thanks, Tenacious Dead is already in the deck. I am not set on Tokens at all, self recurring creatures are better.

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