Call to the Grave


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare
Scourge (SCG) Rare

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Call to the Grave


At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player sacrifices a non-Zombie creature.

At the beginning of the end step, if no creatures are on the battlefield, sacrifice Call to the Grave.

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Call to the Grave Discussion

IAmACat on The Legion of The Scarab God

1 week ago

Gempalm Polluter is a necessity for any Zombie deck. The cycling is really good.

Graveborn Muse is great to keep your hand full. Combos nicely with Rooftop Storm.

Liliana's Reaver is a good midrange card.

Lifebane Zombie is a great sideboard option vs green and white. With all the recursion in your deck, chances are you'll be exile a whole lot of cards.

Undead Warchief is amazing, and only four dollars.

Cemetery Reaper is a zombie lord.

Call to the Grave is great in that it causes all other players to sacrifice a creature on their turns, while leaving you virtually unharmed. The only problem is that your commander will be sacrificed too, but compared to the advantage, I'd say it's worth.

Soulless One and Shepherd of Rot are both good cards to consider as well.

Door of Destinies makes all your Zombies much stronger. Not to mention the shenanigans with Army of the Damned.

Sedraxis Alchemist is this deck's version of Man-o'-War. It also combos with Rooftop Storm and Door of Destinies for infinite p/t for your zombies.

Mtgmyth on The Scarab God, Sovereign of the Undead

2 weeks ago

iang97: It is a card for certain situations for sure. I usually don't mind sacing The Scarab God if I am hindering my opponents, since I will end up ahead in the long term. If The Scarab God did not return to hand at the end of the turn, it would be a different story. I can also stack the upkeep triggers to still get the value from The Scarab God if needed. If I play Call to the Grave, then I must have a strong enough board state to beat my opponents without my commander. You definitely have a good point though.

soupdragons on u/b modern

3 weeks ago

Also have you considered Call to the Grave or Gravecrawler?

Fritz57 on

1 month ago

Should I add Call to the Grave and Conspiracy? 1/3 of my creatures are not Zombies.

Hata98 on The Scarab God Makes His Triumphant Entrance

1 month ago

I had Eldrazi Monument in the deck before, but it never really helped me that much, but I might put it into the deck again BolasFucks. The thing about it is that I'll have to search out Gravecrawler before I play it out, because then there is no real punishment for me. It's just that it never did much for me in the games that I used it so I removed it.

For the point of running counters, I'm generally against counters, because I enjoy seeing what everyone's decks can do, and I really dislike having thing counters, so I'm sure others would feel the same way. I'm currently thinking about replacing Call to the Grave with Phyrexian Arena for more card draw.

cadenzoid on The Scarab God

1 month ago

looks like you cut 3 lands and added some of the money cards? like Rhystic Study and Phenax, God of Deception

Not sure I would want to start with less than 37 mana sources, The Locust God is super mana hungry, and I expect in many games you will be casting him every turn (similar to what Zach did to me with the Locust god)

I'm thinking Call to the Grave might be a bit too symmetrical, and you need less 5 drops. (your only non-zombie might be your commander)

The other one might be Extract from Darkness on second look, it's possible that in many cases you will have already mined the good creatures, and turning over 2 might miss, or not be worth 5 mana. I would buy it since it's super cheap and keep it for tuning, but probably want to run a land instead in the first draft.

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