Corpse Connoisseur

Corpse Connoisseur

Creature — Zombie Wizard

When Corpse Connoisseur enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a creature card and put that card into your graveyard. If you do, shuffle your library.

Unearth (: Return this card from your graveyard to the battlefield. It gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step or if it would leave the battlefield. Unearth only as a sorcery.)

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Uncommon
Archenemy (ARC) Uncommon
Shards of Alara (ALA) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Corpse Connoisseur occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Corpse Connoisseur Discussion

DubbaDub on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

2 weeks ago

As someone who runs Corpse Connoisseur in my muldrotha deck, Lamia seems like a slam-dunk inclusion for any Muldrotha. I think the discount is already worthy of note, and coupled with the tutor and the enchantment type it seems like a nice piece of ramp and recurrable tutor.

Funkydiscogod on Mardu Blinkearth

2 weeks ago

Many years ago, I had a deck like this during Standard. I used Ooze Garden to sacrifice unearthed creatures when I was done attacking with them. Bonus points for creatures like Shambling Remains , because they created an ooze better than the original. Best use was Zektar Shrine Expedition because it made a 7/7 ooze.

So, I think that's what your deck is missing: you're playing Unearth straight, and I don't think straight use of a mechanic is going to cut it in modern.

You could use Unearth to get back a small horde of Prized Amalgam . It's too bad about the timing on Corpse Connoisseur that it can't both find and trigger an amalgam.

There is an interesting quirk when it comes to Unearth; the official ruling is: "If a creature returned to the battlefield with unearth would leave the battlefield for any reason, it’s exiled instead — unless the spell or ability that’s causing the creature to leave the battlefield is actually trying to exile it! In that case, it succeeds at exiling it. If it later returns the creature card to the battlefield (as Oblivion Ring or Flickerwisp might, for example), the creature card will return to the battlefield as a new object with no relation to its previous existence. The unearth effect will no longer apply to it."

I imagine the best target for Ephemerate would be Anathemancer , since it punishes modern manabases quite effectively.

Tata on When She Smiles (At Death)

4 weeks ago

Do you have Grenzo, Dungeon Warden to be effective? Your deck doesn't have all that many creatures. Have you considered Corpse Connoisseur , Goblin Engineer , or Seasoned Pyromancer ?

Do you think Tithe is worthwhile in Mardu?

TERMLESSRANGER_TurnOneTutor on

1 month ago

So I went down to the LGS on payday and picked up Gutterbones Bloodghast Gravecrawler Corpse Connoisseur . They didn't have a Nether Traitor so I ordered one of TCG. I also added Field of the Dead and to go with that 1 Snow-Covered Swamp and a Leechridden Swamp . I took out Priest of Forgotten Gods because she felt to slow and clunky. Ayara, First of Locthwain did plenty. I also dropped Army of the Damned Reave Soul and Dread Presence . These got cut mostly because the way I've been playing the deck has shifted away from them. I literally just made these swaps so I haven't played it yet but boy oh boy am I excited.

TangoWithTojo on Onslaught of the Scarab God

1 month ago

So Scarab God is one of my favorite commanders so you're in luck. I have a lot of recommendations for you. Lets start off with creatures. Creatures: Though you want mostly zombie tribal, you do want a few largely impactful cards that you can discard into your graveyard and recast with The Scarab God . Some cards I'd recommend are Sheoldred, Whispering One , Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur , Sower of Discord <--- This card in combination with Paradox Haze + Wound Reflection make for an extremely quick kill for 2 people, Noxious Ghoul , Ghoulcaller Gisa , Eternal Skylord , Gleaming Overseer , Undead Alchemist , Corpse Connoisseur , Lord of the Accursed , Lich Lord of Unx and Gisa and Geralf

Lands: First of all your Crypt of the Eternals isn't legal in your deck as it has red mana. Now lands are usually the most expensive part of a deck but also the most important part of the deck. If you're willing to cough up the money or want to get proxies of them here's my recommendations: Cabal Coffers , Command Tower , Crypt of Agadeem , Fabled Passage , Field of the Dead , Myriad Landscape , Nephalia Drownyard , Phyrexian Tower , Polluted Delta , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , and Volrath's Stronghold . If you have a way of making a proxy I'd also recommend Underground Sea because this card is ridiculously expensive. Then equalize your basic lands a bit more with 13-14 swamps and 7-8 islands.

Sorceries/Instants: My recommendation is remove all of your instants and sorceries with the exception of From Under the Floorboards , Syphon Flesh , Army of the Damned and Zombie Apocalypse . Now simply replace them with Restless Dreams , Mind Bomb and Careful Study so you have more discard outlets.

Artifacts/Mana Dorks: Most of your artifacts and mana dorks are good but could use some tuning. My recommendation is to swap Dimir Locket with Dimir Signet . Swap Prismatic Lens with Arcane Signet . Swap Star Compass with Commander's Sphere . Swap Charcoal Diamond with Darksteel Ingot . Then as an alternate win condition, you can toss in a Mindcrank and Strionic Resonator to mill your opponents as they take damage and then allowing you to double Scarab Gods ability.

Enchantments: You're missing out on some amazing potential with enchantments. Keep all of the ones you have but think about replacing Monastery Siege with a Rhystic Study or The Immortal Sun . Now I'm just gonna list off a lot of enchantments for you that work wonders in this style of deck. Pick and choose which ones you want: Tortured Existence , Zombie Infestation , Curse of Disturbance , Phyrexian Arena , Grave Pact , No Mercy , Dictate of Erebos , Liliana's Mastery , Open the Graves , Rooftop Storm <-- this one is a must have. Wound Reflection and finally Grave Betrayal . Your Endless Ranks of the Dead is new to me btw and I'll definitely be adding that one into my Scarab God deck. That thing is nuts.

Lastly your Maybeboard, the only cards I'd recommend putting in is Torment of Hailfire and Grave Titan . The rest are either unnecessary or do more harm than good. Though if you do want a planeswalker I'd highly recommend Liliana, Untouched By Death . She synergizes with the deck extremely well, especially if you have Rooftop Storm on the battlefield because now you can just recast everything from your graveyard for free.

LadyZ on Chainer, Dementia Master Reanimator

4 months ago

There's a few cards that I would suggest for your deck since you're mono-black. Gauntlet of Power and Caged Sun are both amazing ways to ramp, and both buff your entire board. Bubbling Muck is almost always better than Dark Ritual . And if you're running snow-covered swamps, I'd take a look at Dead of Winter .

There's also a bunch of really good reanimator/aristocrats stuff I feel like you're missing. Corpse Connoisseur is an amazing way to dump creatures into your grave. Pitiless Plunderer has a great death payoff. Life's Finale lets you look through an opponent's deck for reanimation targets. The upcoming Syr Konrad, the Grim looks crazy for this deck. And lastly, Sidisi, Undead Vizier is an amazing, recurrable tutor.

For cards I would at least consider cutting, Vindictive Lich , Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , Ophiomancer , Bloodthirsty Blade , Exhume , and Night's Whisper are the first that come to mind

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