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I kinda want to use this with things like Shriekmaw and Bone shredder and make a nifty control deck.

EDIT: I ended up making a deck using the combo with Necrotic Ooze and a dead Civilized Scholar, to return any oozes that died before I can use them and get out my kill conditions. Even just bringing a creature like Dimir House Guard for a turn to block something at instant speed is amazing, but then when you can get things like Magister Sphinx and Akroma... It's pretty nuts. I have not even felt the need to get around the upkeep with flicker effects.

A very underrated and overlooked enchantment. '-')b
Posted By: Maraxas-of-Keld (1/14/2013 7:28:20 PM)


Dead-Eye Navigator resets your dudes and turns this into a card that says "{2UU}: pull a black or white guy out of your yard, lol."
Posted By: DacenOctavio (8/26/2013 11:39:26 PM)


Progenitus doesnt go to the graveyard, so you cant reanimate him.

Firemaw kavu and deadwood treefolk are neither white nor black. You cant use this on them.

If you cant place counters on the mimeoplasm, you just made him pretty much useless.

Dont get too tricky people. You could use alter reality like others have suggested, but why when there are such good targets in white and black already? I'm looking at you, skinrender, massacre wurm, shriekmaw, ashen rider, OBZEDAT, fiend hunter, planar guide, restoration angel, and angel of serenity.
Posted By: jonrds (1/31/2014 10:22:35 PM)


As others have noted, there are obvious combos with Eon Hub, Momentary Blink, Astral Slide, Saltskitter, Sengir Nosferatu, Venser, the Sojourner, hordes of Flickerwisps and Glimmerpoint Stags, etc., but one often-overlooked combo for Dreams of the Dead is using it to reanimate The Mimeoplasm copying Tatterkite or Melira's Keepers. Take that, age counters!
Posted By: Ragamander (12/16/2011 9:10:46 PM)


This is a great example of a card that got better with age. At the time of printing there just weren't too many great white and black targets to grab with it, nor was there that many ways to mill yourself that fast. Now you can build a fun deck using this with creatures that will end the game within two turns by themselves or that have powerful comes-into-play effects. Or combo with Liberate-type effects (of which there are a ton in white/ blue) and keep your reanimation targets forever.

A true gem of a card.
Posted By: BegleOne (5/14/2011 11:40:44 PM)


Eon Hub?
Posted By: llirreh (6/1/2011 4:44:34 PM)


Blue graveyard resurrection? Oh Wizards, you did some crazy stuff back in the day.
The upkeep is a steep price just keep a big body around so you'll definitely want use it as more of a combo piece.
Too bad it skips the graveyard, but hey there's always enters and leaves the battlefield triggers. And if all else fails use it to make blockers you have no intention of paying the upkeep on.
For some reason I just keep thinking Firemaw Kavu. Deadwood Treefolk would be good in a really good if the deck's main focus was the graveyard. Floodgate if you want to stay blue.
Posted By: TPmanW (1/14/2012 4:55:42 PM)


By itself, not so amazing, mixed with Venser, the Sojourner quite devastating. And if you want an even better combo, put in some cards that make you discard, or since your playing blue, draw tons of cards so you can discard. Resurrect a creature, use Venser's first ability to bounce the resurrected creature, and when it re-enters play, it does not have the "C u mulative Upkeep {2}" (it wont let me type cumulative....see)
Posted By: hedronMatrix (11/15/2011 6:39:22 AM)


Fantastic late-game card. By then you'll have the mana to spare, and you'll probably have dead supercreatures you'll need back. It's not quite as amazing as Rise from the Grave, but it works, certainly, if you're running a non black deck.
Posted By: solidzaku (8/17/2011 6:54:42 PM)



Again, another case of someone who thinks they are so clever, like:"here's the best combo: do so and so..." but it just doesn't work because people don't take the time to read the cards in full, or just get too excited and stop thinking, therefore not remembering everything a card does.

Here's a suggestion: when you (and not only you, StuartHamilton, but everyone) think you got the most absolute, ridiculous combo, double check befor you post it; chances are it may bot work.
Posted By: Snoopfrogg (7/18/2011 8:36:22 PM)