The Reanimator archetype in the Vintage Old Frame format is a strategy that seeks to put powerful creatures into play as quickly as possible, reanimating them from the graveyard to take advantage of their abilities and power.

This archetype is built around the use of spells like Reanimate, Animate Dead or Exhume, which allow a player to return a creature card from their graveyard to the battlefield.

The Reanimate archetype usually runs a combination of fast mana sources, graveyard manipulation spells, like Careful Study, and disruption to enable the player to quickly put powerful creatures into play by reanimating them.

Reanimate Decklist


1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire


4 Akroma, Angel of Wrath
2 Phantom Nishoba
1 Reya Dawnbringer
1 Spirit of the Night
4 Squee, Goblin Nabob
1 Verdant Force


1 Ancestral Recall
4 Circular Logic
1 Entomb
4 Force of Will
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Vampiric Tutor


2 Careful Study
1 Demonic Tutor
3 Duress
4 Exhume
4 Reanimate
1 Time Walk


1 Badlands
4 Bazaar of Baghdad
4 Polluted Delta
2 Swamp
4 Underground Sea
2 Volcanic Island


2 Energy Flux
1 Mox Ruby
3 Null Rod
3 Red Elemental Blast
3 Tormod’s Crypt
3 Zombie Infestation
Black Lotus
Alexander Caviris’ Reanimator deck at the XII Old Frame League.

Reanimator Appearances in Tournaments

July 2022XII MTGOF LeagueTop 4Alexander Caviris
February 2023XIV MTGOF LeagueChema Valero