Wake the Dead

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.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal

Wake the Dead occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.14%

Wake the Dead Discussion

Balaam__ on Curse on Demand

1 month ago

I like the idea, but Flash and Wake the Dead aren’t Modern legal.

bernardofox on Tinybones Undertale

1 month ago

Hey mate i like the idea of your deck, is somewhat diferent from almost all tinybones decks around even my one build, Have you considered Faith of the Devoted since you can win right of the bat with skirge familiar in the big discards and also earn some life if needed, Wake the Dead is also a card that might be good for your build since you can reanimate the big daddy deamon and some more creatures to go crazy on tutor, Bitter Ordeal may do some work for you, and lastly did you ever consider Rankle, Master of Pranks ? keep the good work.

nospamspam722 on Life After Death

3 months ago

Also, thanks I guess because I am taking some suggestions from your decklist to add to my Teysa Karlov deck, Teysa's Cheery Sacrifice. :-)

Gakros on Nethroi Hulkweaver

3 months ago

Hi KidEnkidu.
Basically because of Renegade Rallier.
He can only bring 2CMC and lower permanents and i use him to bring Animate Dead/Dance of the Dead >> Target Karmic Guide and you have infinite loop.
(Sacrifice Renegade Rallier in response to Karmic Guide ETB >> Target Renegade Rallier with ETB = Infinite Loop between these 3 permanents).
Back when i was running Sun Titan Necromancy was a viable 3rd option.
Also Wake the Dead is totally different than the others it acts both as a reanimator and a sacrifice outlet for Protean Hulk. it basically enables my whole combo in 1 card.

Gakros on Honorless Meren cEDH

3 months ago

Hi pao2 i am using your list as a guidance on what to run on my semi-cedh Hulkweaver (used to be Karador testing Nethroi currently),so i have 2 suggestion and 2 questions if i may.
Wake the Dead. Since you run Apprentice Necromancer why not run his instant brother?
Altar of Dementia. A 2 mana fill the graveyard and can win with both combos.
1.Why not Carrion Feeder,Phyrexian Delver for the redundancy.
2.Is Natural Order that bad? it feels like its exactly the same cost/ability as Pattern of Rebirth and i am honestly thinking or replacing birthing pod to it. Pod will tutor my pieces but at the same mana with a sac outlet on the field i win the game.

i would be honored in case you wanted to check my deck: Nethroi Hulkweaver

Prospekt on Sultai Self-Mill

3 months ago

Okay so here's a bunch of suggestions that fit Gyruda's requirement and then some things to then take out.

Put in: Arcane Signet, Wake the Dead, Gravespawn Sovereign, Embalmer's Tools, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Disciple of Bolas, Forgotten Creation, Notion Thief, Oversold Cemetery, Skull Prophet, Clever Impersonator, Garruk Relentless  Flip, The Cauldron of Eternity, Sire of Stagnation, and Razaketh, the Foulblooded. The cards in your maybeboard seem good too.

Take out: Cranial Archive, Enhanced Surveillance, Devious Cover-Up, Gather the Pack, Migratory Greathorn, Polukranos, Unchained, Shepherd of Rot, Vengeful Dead, Void Beckoner, and all petitioners.

In terms of land, there are a lot of cheap options to include that will make a three color deck a lot better: Choked Estuary, Sunken Hollow, Botanical Sanctum, Blooming Marsh, Fetid Pools, Hissing Quagmire, Drowned Catacomb, Hinterland Harbor, Woodland Cemetery, Bad River, Ash Barrens, Dakmor Salvage, Exotic Orchard, Witch's Cottage, and stuff like that. Replace the guildgates and bounce lands and a few basics with those if you can.

And lastly if you want to run the petitioners then you should put more of them in, otherwise having just 8 won't do a whole lot for you most of the time other than for fun.

SleeplessPr1nce on Ladies & Gentlemen, Mister Konrad Twitty..

4 months ago

It's always good to see another Konrad player; he's become one of my favorite decks.

I like your list; you've got a lot of bombs but you really need some more card draw. Even a little Phyrexian Arena or Dread Presence can go a long way. Even some one-off spells like Ransack the Lab or Funeral Rites could help too.

You might also think about investing in some mass reanimator like Living Death or Wake the Dead. But the one card that put my Konrad deck over the top was Heartless Summoning. The mana reduction is great and even though it'll just kill your 1/1 creatures, their deaths are more valuable than their lives anyway. Hope this helps.

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