Corpse Augur


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Commander Anthology (CM1) None
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon

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Corpse Augur

Creature — Zombie Wizard

When Corpse Augur dies, you draw X cards and you lose X life, where X is the number of creature cards in target player's graveyard.

Corpse Augur Discussion

Last_Laugh on Combo or control? Why not both!

1 month ago

Sage of Fables , Glen Elendra Archmage , Vindictive Lich , Viscera Seer , Venser, Shaper Savant , Corpse Augur , Sower of Temptation , and Grim Haruspex are all great wizards in Marchesa. Metallic Mimic deserves a spot too.

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for inspiration. It's not tribal but is still very optimized. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decks is appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Sadist To Love Them

hkhssweiss on Buried Treasure [Abzan Treasure Hunt]

1 month ago

Heya hkhssweiss

If switching to Karador, there is a bunch of options you can go for. Obvious notion aside, it will be a creature heavy build. Depending on your meta albeit, you can go quite a couple different ways. You can go heavy reanimation route with a multitude of ETB/LTB effects. Or you can go dredge heavy if your meta isn't too grave hate oriented. There is also attrition route as well using hatebears and all the self sac'ing route to clear the board to establish your presence. Lastly there is also Karador Enchantment route as well.

If it were me, I would consider moving towards an enchantment/control route. Using creatures to pull off threats and remove things I don't like. Having a consistent sac outlet on the field and whenever I see something I want gone, I will either Reclamation Sage , Ravenous Chupacabra , or Plaguecrafter it. With Smothering Tithe it makes it get so many treasure tokens, plus support from Pitiless Plunderer as well. Tutors are a must for consistency, but you can also dig for cards using Disciple of Bolas or Corpse Augur . Even Grim Haruspex , their are plenty of options. The only thing is to streamline the deck and the budget you have available.

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

1 month ago

Raikas Yeah Demon of Dark Schemes seems very powerful. I'll have to test it, and I'll definitely put it in the maybeboard. It is very slow but acts as a boardwipe on its own. Once its engine gets online it might pull off a win similar to the Reassembling Skeleton line.

I don't play Shadows of the Past for the same reason I don't play Ashes of the Abhorrent . Scrying is better than not, but I want to use my card slots for things with higher impact like engine pieces or very good utility. I should put the card in the maybeboard though, you're right about that.

h0ly_danc3r I've never had problems so far with lacking win-cons. If you think you need more, these buff cards would be fine includes, but currently I'd rather have more engine pieces.

Yahenni is good because he doubles as a threat, but I like cheaper sac outlets.

If you need more card draw, Mind's Eye is alright, but this deck can achieve so much more with its plentiful options. I would rather play cards like Stoneforge Mystic , Open the Armory , or Beseech the Queen to tutor for Skullclamp if I need more card draw. Otherwise Necrologia , Mentor of the Meek , and Corpse Augur are all great ways to draw massive amounts f cards for less mana than mind's eye.

Mycosynth Lattice with Marionette Master looks janky and fun.

hkhssweiss on Plunder the Grave

1 month ago

You can consider adding in more cards like Animate Dead , Dance of the Dead , Necromancy , Reanimate , or Life / Death to cheaply grab cards from your grave.

Some also good inclusions are Grim Haruspex , Blood Pet , Satyr Wayfinder , Corpse Augur , Eldritch Evolution .

Feel free to take a look at my version as well for some perspective!

Filthy Casual Meren | Primer

Commander / EDH hkhssweiss


Hope that helps!

ewit on Cemetry Gates (Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH)

2 months ago


Last One Standing is pretty spicy, I might add it if I feel I need another board wipe.

Spellseeker might be justifiable because of Demonic Tutor alone. I will test it in the future. It's not at its most versatile (barring the tutor line) in my list, and I don't even run Cyclonic Rift .

Your deck looks sweet, and more combat-focused than mine. Herald of Secret Streams might be great. Also, I've never even seen Corpse Augur before, and I'm in love?!

Prophecys on Marchesa, Infinity Grave

2 months ago


Thank you for the feed back and suggestions !

My Card draw:

Solemn Simulacrum, Sage of Fables, River Kelpie, Midnight Reaper, Disciple of Bolas, Baleful Strix, Skullclamp, Sensei's Divining Top,Rhystic Study, Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Phyrexian Arena, Moonlight Bargain. A total of 12 draw.

Also let’s not forget my tutors which I include has better card draw ( because you can obtain whatever you need ): Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Razaketh, the Foulblooded,Liliana Vess,Diabolic Intent,Vampiric Tutor,Mystical Tutor,Lim-Dul's Vault,Fabricate. 8 tutors ,let’s also not forget my cheat in play combos; Buried Alive+Victimize,Entomb+Reanimate. In total I have 23 cards in the deck which would allow me to have some kind of card advantage but is it enough?

My Sac outlets:

Phyrexian Tower,Grimgrin, Corpse-Born,Phyrexian Altar,Ashnod's Altar,Altar of Dementia,Goblin Bombardment, and one creature sacrifice with effects:Sidisi, Undead Vizier,Profaner of the Dead.

My Board Wipe:

My wipe game is ... down too three cards.. Cyclonic RiftToxic DelugeProfaner of the Dead. Your suggestion of Last One Standing is a perfect addition!

My Life gain:

Since my commander is Marchesa, the Black Rose my goal is always to be at the lowest but I do have two options of ganning life: Disciple of Bolas,Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip (Flipped). But Gray Merchant of Asphodel could be very powerful, any suggestions for a cut for him ?

The suggestions:

Grim Haruspex not as as abuse able as Midnight Reaper ( allows me to stay under the highest life total/ Midnight Reaper effects itself.

Corpse Augur relying on opponents graveyard to have creatures doesn’t seem very attractive to me.

Oona's Blackguard,Sadistic Hypnotist I have one creature that does both and more ! Vindictive Lich which I can abuse and effect all my opponents.

Dimir House Guard ( a tutor creature) , but I have plenty of tutors xD.

Last_Laugh on Marchesa, Infinity Grave

2 months ago

Deck looks good. Only things you might want more of is card draw, sac outlets, and board wipes.

Draw: Grim Haruspex, Corpse Augur, and Consecrated Sphinx. Discard kinda fits here too, consider Oona's Blackguard.

Sac Outlets: Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Sadistic Hypnotist (more discard), and Dimir House Guard (also tutors sneak attack, damnation, etc.).

Board Wipes: Last One Standing and Jokulhaups (dick move, but ends the game even if you only have a few creatures coming back).

Some lifegain is nice too. Disciple of Bolas, Kokusho, the Evening Star, and Gray Merchant of Asphodel serve other purposes as well.

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