Embalmer's Tools


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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

MtgNewb99 on B/W Zombie Tokens

1 day ago

OK then, here's another one. Liliana, Death's Majesty is great for even more zombies. If you are willing to spend this much that is. A normal Liliana is around 17 or about $21. You could try these cards as well. Doomed Dissenter Oketra's Monument There are also many cards with an ability with eternalize- bring it back from your graveyard for six mana as a four four. They are zombies in addition to their other types. Embalm is kinda the same, too. If you do add either of these, add Embalmer's Tools as well.

Signious on Mono Black Zombie Tokens

1 week ago

It doesn't necessarily need to mill out. But tapping say 20 zombies with Embalmer's Tools with Throne of the God-Pharaoh just makes them mill 20 then take 20 when I end. The mill part is just a bonus

sebtuch on Red/Black Rush

2 weeks ago

This deck lacks consistency. Is it about +1/+1 counters? Is it about zombies? What's your strategy?I think you should think about it how you would like to destroy your enemy. I am sorry to say that but now it looks like bunch of random cards. You need to look for consistency. Try to find 6-7 creatures, get 3-4 copies of each and try to make a deck with these. Then throw some spells to support these creatures or to destroy your opponents creatures.

Since you got Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet maybe you might want to focus on Vampires and Zombies? Festering Mummy would work really well with it and it just zombie version of Fourth Bridge Prowler. You might want to look for creatures with eternalize or embalm ability so regular creature will come back to battlefield as a zombie, that could work really well with Embalmer's Tools. You should look for more synergies. It's really hard to have any more suggestions for you at this point.

You need to do some research on your own.

Brownkid09 on Sultai Reanimator

3 weeks ago

Messing around with a deck similar to this. The reanimation package is very strong in standard right now. Incoming God-Pharaoh's Gift decks....

I've been playing around with Embalmer's Tools to make Haunted Dead and Stitchwing Skaab 1 cheaper. The extra mill effect is also nice for either your opponent or yourself.

Perpetual Timepiece is a sweet way to get your stuff back from the graveyard.

I like Grapple with the Past but have you considered running Contingency Plan? Reorder and pitching any amount of cards seems nice. I also see people playing Strategic Planning, personally not sure how I feel about it.

Also, I have a few copies of Elder Deep-Fiend thrown in. Flash on opponents turn, sac The Scarab God then get him back into your had seems sweet. Not sure if Distended Mindbender has a home in this deck.

Brownkid09 on Ask to see my monster

3 weeks ago

Sweet deck idea, +1 for sure. I have been thinking about a deck somewhat like this. I was running a weird Bant embalm deck and after playing around with it, felt like it was too slow.

Perhaps you can get more value from your Stitchwing Skaab and Haunted Dead if you played with Embalmer's Tools a single mana for an activated ability seems pretty nice and you can target yourself with the second effect. Also, it makes Champion of Wits that much cheaper on the externalize plan, draw four/discard two (yikes good).

I know Contingency Plan is rotating out soon but i'm not sure which is better. Strategic Planning gives you the card and pitches two but Contingency Plan reorders your library and fills up your graveyard more effectively, something to consider.

Not sure where Grapple with the Past sits in this deck, I like that it is an instant graveyard filler/land filter but not sure if you would be dipping into too much green at that point.

Overall, seems pretty great. Good work!

Delta-117 on Looking For a New Commander

3 weeks ago

Then what about Sedris, the Traitor King? Just thought of this one, as a friend of mine started playing a deck with them, and I have to say it's pretty nasty to see a Void Winnower or something similar played, and or later reanimated.


-aggressive (Yes)

-have an engine/synergy (Yes, as there is a clear focus on the unearth mechanic).

-not use artifacts so much (Not necessary really, but Panharmonicon, Conjurer's Closet, Sundial of the Infinite and Embalmer's Tools help out.

-not be combo or stax (Yes)

Bonus points for commanders that are:-Easy on the wallet (Yes)

-Use the graveyard or blink (Yes, a lot of).

-are not needed 100% for victory (They are not entirely necessary, however I do admit it helps a lot to have them in play for sure).

plusmental on Brains Desired, Not Required

4 weeks ago

Mesmeric Orb especially when paired with Basalt Monolith can even run Embalmer's Tools

niconacid on Lazotep

4 weeks ago

Yahenni's Expertise could wipe the board but when you eternalize they come back stronger ? or Hour of Revelation

not sure about Liliana's Mastery .. would prefer the anointed procession cut, but its true it cost a lot and does nothing more when it come to battlefield except if you get a hidden stockpile..

so you can sacrifice your own card for scry n servo, make them come back as eternalize and then yahenni..

Please give feedback on your deck, im doing kinda the same but green instead of blue. so i can run Cryptolith Rite and Resilient Khenra

i think Embalmer's Tools is really interesting.

Not sure if i prefer the thraben instead of the Sacred Cat for the 1 drop.. both are fun.

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