Embalmer's Tools


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

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) 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.

Embalmer's Tools Discussion

Cartrix on Tombstone Recycling Center

3 weeks 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.

muffpuncher on Geth Mill and Zombers

1 month ago

Things to remove and why:

Worry Beads - too slow Endless ranks of the dead- dead if you don't have other zombies out

From Under the Floorboards - no way to activate madness which is what makes it good

Unbreathing Horde - you can keep if you want, but it only helps if you self mill and you just don't have that many creatures

Ashnod's Altar - you don't consistently have enough creatures to feed it, instead use a land slot or something and get a Phyrexian Tower

Dark Salvation - keep it only if you can fix your mana generation issues. If you can consistently get 10+ mana a game then keep it.

Exsanguinate - it's just a worse Torment of hailfire, and again you don't generate 20+ mana consistently.

Butcher of Malakir - Costs too much mana, and when you need to wipe the board you have boardwipes to do that anyways.

Things to add:

Codex Shredder

Unwinding Clock

Embalmer's Tools

Altar of Dementia swap that one out for Ashnod's, it's better in this deck

Grindclock , it's slow but it gets a lot better with Unwinding clock, and if you can land it early it'll do some serious work over the course of a game.

Helm of Obedience is a pricey card but definitely would do work here

Millstone if you took that one out

Phyrexian Arena // Necropotence to keep your hand full

cobaltSniper on Wet Rock Reanimator

7 months ago

Embalmer's Tools seems generally underwhelming in this deck, seeing as none of your creatures have activated abilities you use in the graveyard.

Deere101 on Sidisi Commander

9 months ago

JMSaint5296, Great to hear from one who's had some time using Sidisi, Brood Tyrant. I'm still pretty early in the process so I'm still figuring out cards and abilities that could work well, hence the large maybeboard.

I found Embalmer's Tools recently and that is one I wasn't sure about, but using it on the end step is a good idea. I just thought of using a combo like playing Gravepurge on an endstep and then tapping Zombies to put all of those back into your graveyard to get more tokens. And Rot Farm Skeleton is on the side right now and I'm considering putting it in.

Are there some common issues with playing this style that I should look out for? I haven't gotten to playtest it much yet so I'm just not sure.

JMSaint5296 on Sidisi Commander

9 months ago

Deere101, I myself run a Sidisi deck and let me tell you, it's fun. I've been working on her over the years to get her more compettitive but she works great casually. I suggest adding Embalmer's Tools, at your opponents end step you can tap your zombies to hopefully get more before the start of your turn. You could also add Rot Farm Skeleton for some added self mill. Flesh-Eater Imp is a fun one for that surprise infect, adding a Swiftfoot Boots can help alot with this if your willing to drop a couple of bucks on it. Gaea's Blessing can be added to save you from decking out and Ghoultree is, in my opinion a better Molderhulk. Oh and Wood Sage is a good card to either get a creature you rather not have fall in your grave or just to trigger Sidisi.

zAzen7977 on LILIANA'S CHILDREN (Mono-black Zombies GRN)

1 year ago

joaoguaxinim, true. Maybe we'll get lucky and get a better recurring critter.

OldScarecrow, Embalmer's Tools is an interesting card. It only reduces the cost of Dread Wanderer, Reassembling Skeleton, and Bone Dragon. The tools cost 2 mana, so you would have to use at least 3 abilities in order to benefit from it. The self mill ability is useful, but I'm not sure if tapping a body is worth it. Maybe someone can come up with an artifact heavy zombie deck. That could be why Phylactery Lich was reprinted...but that seems janky to me lol

OldScarecrow on LILIANA'S CHILDREN (Mono-black Zombies GRN)

1 year ago

With all the self mill, thoughts on using Embalmer's Tools...

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