Embalmer's Tools

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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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Embalmer's Tools Discussion

SquirrelPenguin on Ayara Reassembling Combo

3 months ago

Nice, one thing I might suggest is some more tutors to tutor up some of the combo pieces. The ones not in here already in black are: Booster Tutor to open a pack of Core Set 2019 for Reassembling Skeleton or a pack of Invasion or Fifth Edition for Initiates of the Ebon Hand or Bog Initiate, or Amonkhet for Embalmer's Tools, or the respective pack for any of the combo pieces, if you want to play casual and your playgroup allows silver-bordered cards. Also: Cruel Tutor, Diabolic Tutor, Grim Tutor, or Rhystic Tutor. Also some possibilities for some card draw to get pieces of the combo are: Aladdin's Lamp, Book of Rass, and Conch Horn. This link has some more card draw. Ignore the multicolored cards as I forgot to exclude colors on the gatherer.

Prospekt on Sultai Self-Mill

3 months ago

Okay so here's a bunch of suggestions that fit Gyruda's requirement and then some things to then take out.

Put in: Arcane Signet, Wake the Dead, Gravespawn Sovereign, Embalmer's Tools, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Disciple of Bolas, Forgotten Creation, Notion Thief, Oversold Cemetery, Skull Prophet, Clever Impersonator, Garruk Relentless  Flip, The Cauldron of Eternity, Sire of Stagnation, and Razaketh, the Foulblooded. The cards in your maybeboard seem good too.

Take out: Cranial Archive, Enhanced Surveillance, Devious Cover-Up, Gather the Pack, Migratory Greathorn, Polukranos, Unchained, Shepherd of Rot, Vengeful Dead, Void Beckoner, and all petitioners.

In terms of land, there are a lot of cheap options to include that will make a three color deck a lot better: Choked Estuary, Sunken Hollow, Botanical Sanctum, Blooming Marsh, Fetid Pools, Hissing Quagmire, Drowned Catacomb, Hinterland Harbor, Woodland Cemetery, Bad River, Ash Barrens, Dakmor Salvage, Exotic Orchard, Witch's Cottage, and stuff like that. Replace the guildgates and bounce lands and a few basics with those if you can.

And lastly if you want to run the petitioners then you should put more of them in, otherwise having just 8 won't do a whole lot for you most of the time other than for fun.

Kholan95 on Not so Friendly Sidisi Brood Tyrant

3 months ago

I highly recommend Embalmer's Tools, Altar of Dementia, World Shaper, and Mesmeric Orb if you can afford it. There are a lot of weird, fun things you can do with Sidisi. Fixing to update my outdated Queen of the Undead: Sidisi deck. Keep up the good work.

Kholan95 on Sidisi, Brood Tyrant Zombie Tribal

4 months ago

Since you are going for zombie tribal I'd especially recommend Embalmer's Tools. Next, even with basic lands Hermit Druid is a great include to fill the yard. Lastly, always have backup plans in case you mill too much. A simple include of Dread Return + Laboratory Maniac can be nice in a pinch.

Kampfkrapfn on

5 months ago

Nice decklist :)! Sidisi is a lot of fun to play. You might like cards like Bone Harvest or Gravepurge instead of Forever Young as they react at instant speed which can protect from graveyard hate.

Also you might like milling cards like Mesmeric Orb, Embalmer's Tools or Altar of Dementia.

JPONM11 on Sedris Unearth EDH

5 months ago

Erratic Portal, Teferi's Veil, Conjurer's Closet, Release to the Wind, and Voyager Staff are great to prevent losing your creatures.

Mimic Vat, Panharmonicon, Dawn of the Dead, Flameshadow Conjuring, Embalmer's Tools, Underworld Connections, and [windfall] are very good in this deck too.

Kazierts on Mardu Blinkearth

6 months ago

Your brainstorming sure helped me a lot. Before I was feeling like I had to scrap this deck completely but now I feel like it just needs some fine tuning and it's actually playable!

Also, this idea that you mentioned with Embalmer's Tools and Crypt of Agadeem while it probably would have to be made with other colors, flickering would still be nice. If we were to think about it without budget restrictions, Ghostway would enable you to keep all the unearthed creates (just in case the horde wouldn't be enought to kill). A budget versrion would have to content with Sudden Disappearance .

Cartrix on Tombstone Recycling Center

10 months ago

After playtesting a bit more, I really like how the Altar of Dementia and Embalmer's Tools work together with these temporary zombies from the Tombstone Stairwell . But I still consider the Barren Moor a dead card because it comes in tapped so you get no immediate benefit and when you cycle it, you don't get a creature in the grave. I would definitely say -4 Barren Moor , +2 Swamp , +4 Twisted Abomination , -2 Something.

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