Curse of Shallow Graves


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 2013 (C13) Uncommon

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Curse of Shallow Graves

Enchantment — Aura Curse

Enchant player

Whenever a player attacks enchanted player with one or more creatures, that attacking player may put a 2/2 black zombie creature token onto the battlefield tapped.

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Curse of Shallow Graves Discussion

ninjaclevs13 on Dawn of the Dead

2 months ago

The cards that I would personally recommend cutting are:

Helldozer: it would attract a lot of hate, and is really pretty slow to do much.

Phylactery Lich: a card that is almost exclusively stats, and just a 5/5 (even with indestructible) isn't usually that relevant.

Fated Return: 7 mana to resurrect a creature and maybe scry 2 just isn't that great in my opinion. If you're looking for something similar, I would recommend Rise of the Dark Realms. 2 more mana for all creatures instead of just one.

Curse of Shallow Graves: if I'm reading this correctly, this is only one 2/2 even if you attack with multiple creatures. And only attacking one player. And your opponents get it too.

Marchesa's Decree: conditional card draw with maybe some life loss? Ehhhh....

Trespasser's Curse: great against token decks, but largely irrelevant otherwise.

Mind Shatter: I think this could be good if you have a discard subtheme, which is definitely possible...maybe add a Sangromancer?

Cellar Door: way too inefficient...3 mana for maybe a 2/2?

Lich's Tomb: I think this is too risky and could easily blow you out

Another thing I'm noticing is the severe lack of ramp and card draw. There's plenty of Zombie synergy, but you're never going to get there if you have very little mana and an empty hand. I would recommended adding some Gilded Lotuses, Thran Dynamos, Worn Powerstones, Jet Medallion, as well as Phyrexian Arena or even Sign in Blood.

Lavidicus on Help me out? Mono-black Zombie

2 months ago

I need some help deciding to remove some cards to make it 100 cards commander legal, it’s 105 right now.

Throw me some ideas to add or replace cards too. Feel free to criticize me, tell me if there should be changes. First time really trying to put a deck together. I think I’m having mana and creature cost issues? I’m not sure? Thanks!

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Spirit_Logan on Any cards like the c17 ...

10 months ago

I am trying to build a combat-controlling deck. Are there any cards like the c17 curses? (Curse of Vitality, Curse of Opulence, Curse of Disturbance)

I have Curse of Chaos, Curse of the Forsaken, Curse of Stalked Prey, Curse of Shallow Graves, and the c17 curses. THEY NEED TO BE MARDU

chadsansing on The Win(d) Mill

1 year ago

Great deck name!

More zombies, fewer non-zombies, and a Rooftop Storm? Liliana, Death's Majesty, and Liliana, the Last Hope, might be cool walkers for this list, too. Spells like Empty the Pits and Curse of Shallow Graves might also be flavorful.

You might also consider a more zombie-friendly commander that won't hurt you too badly, such as Gisa and Geralf or The Scarab God.

Happy brewing!

Scion_of_Darkness on Heartless Splendor

1 year ago

Hard to say. I see what your going for there, and if I had to swap something, it'd be the probably be some of the Authority of the Consuls. My deck is Casual/kitchen table and a lot of multiplayer, and plays Curse of Shallow Graves and Curse of Disturbance, so Grave Titan and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet are doing similar things. Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite I play in a different deck with Nature's Revolt to swing huge with my lands and wipe theirs off the table. Food for thought.

Scion_of_Darkness on 808's & Heartbreak

1 year ago

I have a Curse deck brewing, and it rocks the Bitterheart Witch with Sidisi, Undead Vizier as a tutor/means of sacking the Witch. Overwhelming Splendor with Curse of Death's Hold really bends your opponent over, and if you're considering Curse of Shallow Graves, also consider Curse of Disturbance. My deck does not have Red, but your suite of spells is compelling.

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