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You can get around that "remove from the game" clause if you keep bringing back creatures with sacrifice effects, like Bottle Gnomes or Stronghold Assassin.
Posted By: Kirbster (4/3/2011 1:50:13 PM)


@damagecrab: The last line says to exile the creature, not the card. If it is anywhere else but on the battlefield, it is no longer a creature, therefore not exiled. Besides, the Oracle rulings at the bottom even say that it is only exiled if it is still on the battlefield.
Posted By: nammertime (7/26/2010 1:48:04 PM)


Coprse Dance works great in my Sedris commander deck it. It's even beter than unearth from my general. Havin Kagemaro or Fleshbag Marauder on top gives great instanspeed removal. It also makes sick things with Teferi's Veil and Sundial of the Infinite.
Posted By: El_Hobbito (9/21/2011 5:07:00 PM)


It has long been joked that Urza Block went through no playtesting whatsoever, but I'm pretty sure the lack of playtesting began a little earlier than that. If you look at some of the cards from Tempest, it's hard to believe they didn't seem like terrible ideas even at the time.

Making a card that is immediately reusable is asking for trouble, even more so when the card in question lets you immediately reuse something else. We know that now.

Given that artifacts that reduce the generic mana cost of spells already existed (or were printed concurrently), and given that creatures that can sacrifice themselves for black mana already existed (or were printed concurrently), Corpse Dance, repeatable at 4Black max and Black min, seems like a recipe for disaster.

And yet, how broken did it really end up being?

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Posted By: Ragamander (12/11/2012 4:49:38 AM)


Goes great with Primeval Titan as you'll get enough lands that the next time you find this card you'll be able to buy it back and still play other spells. That said, it'll work wonders with any Titan.

Shallow Grave was a budget card not too long ago and shot up to $10-15. I sold my set, and bought a set of these to replace it in casual; and who knows? Maybe someone will start winning GPs with this due to the recursion!
Posted By: blurrymadness (9/24/2013 1:26:07 PM)


Ashnod's Altar? More like Greater Good. If you use legendary fatties, you can also use the cheaper Goryo's Vengeance.
Posted By: MidgetfaceKillah (7/30/2009 11:06:38 PM)


Back in the day, I had a deck that dropped Nicol Bolas into the graveyard for a massive hit using the haste granted by this card. The fact that it had buyback made it even better, and it works very similarly to the modern Grixis Unearth mechanic.
Posted By: Equinox523 (5/26/2009 12:53:53 PM)


I used to play this thing with Recurring Nightmare.
Posted By: Bouchart (8/15/2009 10:59:16 PM)


Unearth on a stick...this card is amazing at first glance and keeps getting better. First and foremost the card brings back any creature for no negative cost, other than its removed from play if and only if it is still on the field at the end of the turn. So if you use this with something like Unsummon you can return the creature and save it. Use it with something like Ashnod's Altar and you can bring the creature back later. The fact the creature gets haste means free swing. The fact this card is an instant means you can do it in your combat step (and when blocking!). This card is just simply amazing. Not too useful in fast formats like Vintage and Legacy though...unless you bring back a huge fattie like (as posted earlier) Nicol Bolas.
Posted By: kitsunewarlock (6/1/2009 9:39:56 PM)


Memory Crystal
Posted By: SeasideMessenger (10/26/2011 9:04:02 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!