Reanimating creatures in MTG allows you to overwhelm your opponents with hoards of undead legions! Read on below to find out which 10 MTG creatures are the best to reanimate.
Top 10 MTG Best Creatures to Reanimate
1. Geth, Lord of the Vault
Geth, Lord of the Vault is a 5/5 Legendary Zombie and sits at number one on our list of MTG’s best creatures to reanimate. If the mythic rare icon doesn’t give it away, maybe the “Legendary Zombie” does; this bad boy is one of the very best cards to reanimate.
Geth has Intimidate, so he can’t be blocked except by creatures that are black, and artifacts. The reason Geth is on the top of our list though is his awesome ability; for X and 1 swamp, put an artifact or creature from an enemy’s graveyard (with the same converted many cost as X) into play under your control.
2. Archfiend of Depravity
The Archfiend of Depravity goes hand in hand with Geth, if you’re looking to build a powerhouse Reanimation deck make sure that you include both cards. Firstly, the Demon is a 5/4 right out of the box and has flying.
More importantly, the Archfiend of Depravity causes each opponent to steadily sacrifice creatures as long as he’s on the field. So, you see, this card keeps your enemy graveyards full with creatures for you to quickly reanimate under your own control.
It’s brilliant, we know. And, you’re welcome for our little secret.. just keep it between us!
3. Platinum Emperion
The Platinum Emperion is a big ol’ 8/8 with a wicked ability that will really get under the skin of your opponents. If you reanimate this Artifact Golem from an enemy graveyard, it makes the greatness even sweeter.
When Platinum Emperion is on the battlefield, your life total doesn’t change. No matter what.
How great is that? Seriously. It doesn’t get much better, as far as protection abilities go.
4. Platinum Angel
The Platinum Angel is an iconic 4/4 with flying that has one of the best abilities in the entire game. That’s why this card is classified as a mythic rare.
As long as this Artifact Angel is in play, you can’t lose the game (no matter what) and your enemies can’t win the game (no matter what!).
Imagine raising this one from your opponent’s graveyard. Ha!
5. Sun Titan
Sun Titan is another of MTG’s best creatures to Reanimate. A mythic rare white creature card, Sun Titan is a 6/6 Giant with Vigilance. That means he doesn’t need to tap when he attacks (leaving him open for blocking enemy creatures even while attacking).
What makes Sun Titan so great for Reanimating though is his ability; whenever Sun Titan enters the battlefield or attacks, you get to return a permanent with a casting cost of 3 or less from your graveyard and into battle.
6. Kederekt Leviathan
Another amazing rare creature for Reanimating is this 5/5 Leviathan, Kederekt. Not only is it a big bad creature for your opponents to worry about, but its ability, and Unearth, make it extra awesomesauce.
When Kederekt Leviathan enters the battlefield, you get to make everyone in the game (except yourself of course) return ALL other nonland cards back to their hands. Essentially, when you Reanimate this big guy, all other creatures go bye-bye.
7. Burning-Rune Demon
Another mythic rare anyone? Seriously, we don’t normally see so many of these “Reds” on one list.
Burning-Rune Demon is a 6/6 Demon Berserker with flying (ouch!). When he enters the battlefield you get to search your library for two cards, with different names.
After revealing the cards, an opponent chooses one that goes to the graveyard. The other card goes into your hand. Then you shuffle your deck.
So, you can see, the ability of the Burning-Rune Demon is a double-edged sword. You have to pick two great cards, knowing your enemy will destroy one, to end up getting one into play.
8. Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis
The Legendary Creature Demon, Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis is a 5/5 creature that is NOT a mythic rare (just a measly ol’ regular rare card). It is imbued with flying and Exalted when it hits the field.
Also, whenever this monstrous creature attacks alone, the defending player must sacrifice a creature. The ability forces enemies to keep their graveyards loaded with other creatures for you to Reanimate.
9. Brimaz, King of Oreskos
The second to last mythic rare (haha, no joking) on our list of MTG’s best creatures to reanimate is this white “Red” 3/4 LEdgendary Creature Cat Soldier with Vigilance.
When this Legendary Cat Soldier attacks, you get to put a 1/1 white Cat Soldier with Vigilance onto the battlefield attacking.
Even more, when he blocks, you get to put a 1/1 white Cat Soldier onto the battlefield blocking that same creature.
10. Alraxa, Praetors’ Voice
Alraxa, Praetors’ Voice is a 4/4 Legendary Creature Mythic Rare Angel Horror card. Thankfully, we’re talking about Reanimating, not casting, as it requires four different mana colors to get it out onto the field.
This scary card is great for Reanimating, with flying, Vigilance, Deathtouch, and Lifelink, in general. But, frankly, its Proliferate ability is what makes it amazing. At the beginning of your end step, each turn, you may choose players, or cards, and add another counter of the same time that already exists.
For example, you could add an additional poison counter to an infected opponent, or choose to add an additional +1/+1 or +2/+2 counter to a creature that is already boosted with counters.
Common Questions About MTG’s Best Creatures to Reanimate
What Does it Mean to Reanimate a Creature in MTG?
Reanimating creatures in MTG refers to using a spell or ability to bring a creature card back into play from a graveyard. Depending on the card, and the situation, Reanimation spells, and abilities may even allow you to bring a creature card from another player’s graveyard back to life under your control.
Is it Worth it to Put Creatures to Reanimate into My Deck?
Depending on your playing style it may or may not be worth it to take up precious spell slots in your MTG deck. If you play standard and are looking for a few cool trick cards, Reanimation spells and sorceries are well worth the surprise on the opponent’s face when you bring back to life a creature from a graveyard (perhaps even one from the enemies graveyard).
How Long Do Reanimated Creatures Last in MTG?
Reanimated creatures last as long as any other creature you cast onto the battlefield. They remain in play until destroyed, exiled, or otherwise removed by an opponent, or killed in battle. You may also sacrifice reanimated creatures like any other creature you control.