Contingency Plan


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Eldritch Moon (EMN) Common

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Contingency Plan


Look at the top five cards of your library. Put any number of them into your graveyard and the rest back on top of your library in any order.

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Contingency Plan Discussion

Force_of_Willb on Flicker Kul

2 days ago

Seems like you could use a Contingency Plan to Index the top of the library.

Other cards that let you manipulate the top of the deck are: Sage of Epityr, Mystic Speculation, Sage Owl, Augury Owl, Taigam's Scheming, Second Sight and Halimar Depths <- too slow?

With all the Top Library manipulation maybe you should add some of the miracle spells for control Devastation Tide, Temporal Mastery Terminus until you are able to manifest, flicker, wait a turn for summoning sickness and then get to attack.

HashMasta on Zombie Shenanigans

3 days ago

This is gonna be a long post, so just bear with me but I can pretty much tell you what this deck needs.

Taking Out for 100

Carrion Crow, Fog Bank, Dread Slayer, Deathbringer Thoctar, Geralf's Masterpiece, Gnawing Zombie, Consuming Abberation, Hunted Phantasm, Invisible Stalker, King macar, The Gold-Cursed, Lich Lord of Unx, Master of the Feast, Mogis, God of Slaughter, Plague Belcher, Rockslide Elemental, Sepulchral Primordial, Siren of the Silent Song, Thassa, God of the Sea, Torrent Elemental (Not Legal for your deck cause of green btw), Murder, Unlicensed Disintegration, Unsytche, Killer of Kings, Bontu's Monument, Waste Not, Quest for the Gravelord, Intruder Alarm, Honden of Night's Reach, Honden of Infinite Rage, Feast on the Fallen, Argivian Restoration, Barter in blood, Banefire


These are not 100% drop all your cards and throw these in here, these are just what I think you could benefit from if you were wanting an improvement or 2. If you don't like them then don't get them.

Attrition - is a good card if you were looking for a sac outlet and removal

Damnation, Decree of Pain, Life's Finale, Toxic Deluge, Blasphemous Act, Oblivion Stone are all great board wipe cards. I would suggest take out your spot removal for all of these.

No Mercy - Kinda like Propaganda to keep people from attacking

Slaughter Pact - I know what I said about spot removal, but a 0 mana kill spell is a great card for stopping things such as combos and instant speed threats

Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Diabolic Intent, razaketh, the foulblooded , Gamble good tutor abilities

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed - good all around and can go infinite with Triskelion which I think every EDH deck should have atleast 1 infinite for when things go south

Gray Merchant of Asphodel is a must in a zombie deck. In a 4 player game, this is gonna be a huge problem with opponents.

Victimize, Reanimate, Animate Dead, Necromancy, Living Death, and Dread Return are gonna be your solid Reanimation. Would also try and get hands on The Scarab God but I wouldn't until it rotates out of standard for price reasons

Phyrexian Arena and Necropotence are gonna be good for late game drawing.

Geth, Lord of the Vault is an absolute beast in reanimator decks and can sometimes win the game alone depending on targets. Also brings back artifacts that get destroyed.

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip is a great card overall with a game ending ultamite.

Buried Alive and Entomb are good fuel for graveyard.

Contingency Plan and Fact or Fiction are good for filling graveyard and card draw.

Raving Dead is a bomb for combat.

Urabrask the Hidden is pretty useful espicially against aggro decks so you can slow them down a bit.

Chaos Warp solid removal

Great thing about grixis is you get good colors for shutdowns. such as Contamination, Blood Moon, and Magus of the Moon.

Clever Impersonator and Phyrexian Metamorph can be used either for your stuff to boost or if an opponent got something spicy you want.

Would also try and get the mana rocks as well such as Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, and Grim Monolith

I know this was a lot, but I just kinda made a list of cards and I love zombie decks (considering it was my first edh deck.) thanks for viewing it

TheRealSpecialK on American Ninja Warrior

1 week ago

Depending on how much emphasis you would like to put on attacking with Narset and controlling what cards will be on top of your library, you could look at Ancestral Knowledge, Contingency Plan, Orcish Librarian, and Taigam's Scheming.

DistortionSlayer on They're after me lucky delvers

1 month ago

-3 Index +3 Contingency Plan in my experience the ability to dump what you don't want is worth the extra mana.If you would rather keep it at one mana consider swapping for Sage of Epityr as it comes with a chump blocker for one less card.

OpenFire_V2 on Everyone Is a Descendant

2 months ago

I would strongly recommend playing Serum Visions over your Contingency Plan. Looks like a neat deck, +1

demonicgrizzly on Give me ALL your life

3 months ago

the goal with Approach of the Second Sun is that you would play it and then use your draw engines and pillowfort to stay alive long enough to draw and re-play it. edit: though if you are not a fan of the "i win" cards, you can choose not to run it. i have seen it do work in a similar pillowfort style build.

i actually have another suggestion - Lim-Dul's Vault to replace Contingency Plan. it's repeatable when you play it and you can dig as far as you want to find what you need, doesn't leave you open to graveyard hate, and it's an instant. as for the two tutors, i think you are running way too many lands (i counted 40). 38 lands would make you less prone to flood. so unless you have a very good reason for running so many lands, i would take out two lands for both tutors.

i would also consider Swan Song as an additional counterspell to add in place of another land.

Minihorror227 on Intruder Alarm Combo Hungry

3 months ago


i forgot about the Altar of the Brood. i'll have to get those for at least sideboard. thank you for that.

over the Wardens, i can put 3 Mana Leak over one of them, should i add more counters over the other 3 or add in more ways of searching for combo pieces such as Contingency Plan or cards like the Commune with the Gods? or should i just go 3 Mana Leak and 3 Altar of the Brood mainboard?

Minihorror227 on Combo Deck

4 months ago

Alright i've finally got a list on here:

First thing to start off with, i know the land base needs some tweaks. I only have Flooded Strand and dont own any of the other forest/plains or forest/island dual lands. Getting the land base upgraded with be my priority for a little bit.

Second thing would be the creature base. At first i was planning on putting Essence Warden and Soul Warden as sideboard(maybe game 2 going with lifegain part of combo against decks with sweepers). What do you guys think, is having infinite life worth it or is taking away spots that better cards could take up?

Next, Opt is my only true card draw card that i have at this moment, however i think Commune with the Gods and Contingency Plan are just as good. What are your thoughts?

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