Embalmer's Tools


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Amonkhet Uncommon

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Embalmer's Tools


Activated abilities of creature cards in your graveyard cost less to activate.

Tap an untapped Zombie you control: Target player puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Embalmer's Tools Discussion

Guftders on Hour of Devastation Spoilers

22 hours ago

You know how Eternalize costs like A LOT? Well... What if I told you... You could reduce the cost to Eternalize? Embalmer's Tools certainly does something? Pretty sure it's not a great combo, but getting 4/4s for 5 ish (most Eternalize cards are like 6 mana right?) is pretty good considering you get the rest of the card too.

xyr0s on Death's Awakening (Primer)

2 weeks ago

GolgariGravedigger Yes, I think Embalmer's Tools would work on that, since Varolz, the Scar-Striped gives creatures in your GY an ability (the scavenge ability is not his).

Other than that, I also favor Lotleth Troll over Mire Boa. They do roughly the same thing, but

  • Mire Boa is relying on either drawing another card or your opponents lands to be evasive.

  • Lotleth Troll has an important utility ability (discard creatures), that Mire Boa doesn't have. It also grows bigger (with its own discard ability), which also gives some use to a late-game Birds of Paradise or redundant copies of varolz.


-1 Varolz, the Scar-Striped

-1 Mire Boa

+2 Lotleth Troll

The reason I think you can do with one less copy of varolz is that you have quite a few tutoring effects, and you get to choose creatures on all of them. So 3 should be enough. You also cannot have more than 1 in play.

GolgariGravedigger on Death's Awakening (Primer)

2 weeks ago

I was just wondering if Embalmer's Tools would actually do anything. But I don't really like it in this deck. Unless you're trying to grab a basic swamp, I guess the various fetch lands are okay. I think Lotleth Troll is a better fit in this deck than Mire Boa, but to each their own. It seems like the deck has to go out of its way to utilize Mire Boa's swampwalk, and that makes the draws a bit inconsistent.

GolgariGravedigger on Death's Awakening (Primer)

2 weeks ago

Here's what I came up with:

It isn't perfect but it playtested pretty well.

Sidenote: Would Embalmer's Tools affect Varolz, the Scar-Striped's scavenging ability?

Anthanyingram on Standard mill (looking for help)

4 weeks ago

I was thinking maybe splash black for Sire of Stagnation or for zombies like Prized Amalgam Cryptbreaker and then a play set of Embalmer's Tools

MagicBlues on Sidisi, Brood Tyrant

1 month ago

I like your take on Sidisi. It seems to include enough Zombie matters cards for your tokens to be relevant while also having a good amount of enablers. The following cards are enablers I think might be quite good:

Embalmer's Tools: works similarly to Altar of Dementia in allowing you to turn your Zombies sideways for more or let you combo off with Undead Alchemist

Necromancer's Stockpile: Cycle trough your deck while creating an army (works wonders if you add some cards with Dredge)

I guess I would cut Dowsing Shaman since you run only four enchantments

Casper00901 on Ravos & Silas Renn - Esper Zombies!

1 month ago

Embalmer's Tools tap zombies for a mill engine great with Undead Alchemist.

Illusificate on They Say Kings Never Die

1 month ago

Neotrup Thank you for the suggestions. Though this deck isn't really a competitive deck. Unscythe, Killer of Kings goes VERY well with the theme of this deck, and it is an amazing thing to attach to stuff like It That Betrays and Spike Jester (it gets rid of stuff forever). On turn 3, you can get a 6/4 with first strike, or you can have an 11/11 that gets rid of 3 things every turn, and you get two of those things for yourself. I will certainly try to find something to cut for Embalmer's Tools though. Dark Ritual helps more than Animate Dead in this deck though because I can use it for more things than I can use Animate Dead for. anyways, the main combo in this deck is Sedris, the Traitor King and two It That Betrays and 2 Pathrazer of Ulamog. Basically, 6 mana: Gain control of 5 target permanents opponents control and do that twice. It'll be even cheaper with Embalmer's Tools. I'm thinking about making it so I have 3 Pathrazers and 3 It That Betrays.

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