4th Edition: Animate Dead
|Type:||Enchantment - Aura|
Enchant creature card in a graveyard
When Animate Dead enters the battlefield, if it's on the battlefield, it loses "enchant creature card in a graveyard" and gains "enchant creature put onto the battlefield with Animate Dead." Return enchanted creature card to the battlefield under your control and attach Animate Dead to it. When Animate Dead leaves the battlefield, that creature's controller sacrifices it.
Enchanted creature gets -1/-0.
Next to Reanimate, Animate Dead is one of the strongest ways to bring a powerful creature back from the dead. Typically paired with Entomb, enchanting creatures like Griselbrand, Iona, and Elesh Norn can give you a massive board presence even with the -1 power downside.