Wake the Dead

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Wake the Dead


Cast Wake the Dead only during combat on an opponent's turn. Return X target creature cards from your graveyard to the battlefield. Sacrifice those creatures at the beginning of the next end step.

YourNeighborhoodGhost on for bhaal

2 months ago

Wake the Dead could be a awesome card for this

Jagg3r5 on Church of Deals

8 months ago

I'm unsure if you're against infinite combos, but if you're not you should definitely include Karmic Guide as it goes infinite with Reveillark as long as you have a sacrifice outlet that doesn't have an cost associated. Even without the combo in mind it's a card I would consider. I would recommend maybe adding one or two more sacrifice outlets that are conditionless as well, as you currently only have 3 and don't have a great deal of search options to ensure you reliably find one which can make the death triggers harder to land.

Wake the Dead is a decent card to consider, as you can throw a lot of creatures into play and get a lot of death triggers at instant speed, and you don't necessarily even need a sacrifice outlet online to get them. If you do have a sac outlet though, then Rally the Ancestors is equally potent and can end up being a lot cheaper if you're going for mass recursion. I've got a somewhat similar themed deck here if you want to look through it for card ideas. Overall a good looking deck though!

Crow-Umbra on Awkward Eye Contact with Death (retired)

11 months ago

Thank you for the suggestions freezerboy. I currently use Wake the Dead in my Araumi of the Dead Tide deck for similar reasons. I really like this suggestion as a means to get a surprise combo off. Even though ETB toolbox isn't the main focus of the deck, I could still see it working here with some of the other ETBs I already have.

freezerboy on Awkward Eye Contact with Death (retired)

11 months ago

Could make use of cards like Wake the Dead, Sin Collector, or Springjack Shepherd. I've had some very decent interactions with Wake the Dead in my reanimator deck. Usually catches opponents off guard when you can employ your ETB mechanics on their turn. Not sure if it still applies since you are toning back the ETB mechanics, but figured I'd mention it anyway.

SenSpooky on To Drown the World in Death: Araumi EDH [PRIMER]

1 year ago

Modern Horizons 2 has some pretty phenomenal stuff for this deck! I'm keen to get hold of a heap of them for testing. I'll list off a few staples I think are worth considering.

Unmarked Grave : I can see you've already had a gander at this one given it shows up in the maybeboard. It's no Entomb, but two mana is still pretty damn efficient, given it can also get Wake the Dead or other combo pieces. Vile Entomber is another one of these cards, but one that I think is better than Oriq Loremage . Having to wait a turn feels bad. Of both of these, I'd much rather play the Entomber.

Persist : Reanimate at home, but I'm so glad to see a card that will probably replace Dance of the Dead . I dislike that card with a passion. The -1/-1 counter is a pretty low cost given most of our important stuff survives it, but it does turn a Stitcher's Supplier in the bin into a mill 6 for 2.

Dihada's Ploy : This is a decent filtering spell that I think is good because you can just repeat it as many times as you have mana available, and it's an instant. This looks much nicer that Deep Analysis .

Diamond Lion : Probably a good one if you're intending on going full combo. Getting three of these off Araumi of the Dead Tide and then getting 9 mana seems decent, along with getting rid of stuff it your hand you'd rather in your graveyard. I probably won't play it though, since it feels very all-in.

Magus of the Bridge : More combo! Multiples of these can give you some gangbusters tokens that you can further sacrifice/attack with. BBB is a bit rough, but imagine all the Undead Augur shenanigans.

Urza's Saga : I don't have to explain this one.

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