Grave Betrayal

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Grave Betrayal

Enchantment

Whenever a creature you don't control dies, return it to the battlefield under your control with an additional +1/+1 counter on it at the beginning of the next end step. That creature is a black Zombie in addition to its other colors and types.

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Grave Betrayal Discussion

TheDarkSlayer21 on EDH: Marchesa's Game of Thrones

3 hours ago

Ok... there are typically two ways of making a Marchesa deck. The first way is to put in a lot of creatures that can get +1/+1 counters easily (like Butcher Ghoul, Carrion Feeder or Unleash/Modular cards). The problem is, these cards hardly do anything other than putting counters on themselves. Their pretty much duds. So to make up for this, people will put in good sac outlets, cards like Mind Slash, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Attrition etc. This type of deck gets its engine running STRICTLY from it's sac outlets, (NOT FROM ITS CREATURES) and because of this, it is a bit more reliant on it's commander.

The second type of deck is my preferred method of playstyle. Whereby, the deck IS NOT relying on its sac outlets, but rather on the ETB triggers of creatures. With this type of deck, your not fully relying on your commander. Marchesa is just a perk. If you don't have her out, you can still play your creatures and benefit from them.

This is the Marchesa deck that I personally made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

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Some cards that I would highly recommend putting in the deck are:
- Necropotence
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Demonic Tutor
- Diabolic Intent
- Grimgrin, Corpse-Born
- Mind Slash
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Grave Betrayal
- Sneak Attack
- Thraximundar
- Scourge of the Throne

NOTE: If you do decide to have this deck be a bit more ETB heavy, Deadeye Navigator and Rite of Replication are also good cards to put in.

TheDarkSlayer21 on Marchesa, the Black Rose

1 week ago

Mind Slash is a good sac outlet.

Thalakos Deceiver is a phenomenal control card for a marchesa deck.

Sneak Attack is also a must have in any marchesa deck.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is amazing!

Necropotence, Harvester of Souls, and Consecrated Sphinx are good draw cards.

Thraximundar, Flayer of the Hatebound, Glen Elendra Archmage, Scourge of the Throne, River Kelpie, and Grave Betrayal, are also powerful cards to have in a marchesa deck.

If you need more suggestions, this is the marchesa deck that i made.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 11 | 16 COMMENTS | 6767 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


MoGoose831 on MonoBlack- Ghoulcaller Gisa

1 week ago

I've been thinking about it and here are some others that would work well in your deck.

Dark Prophecy amazing card draw with a sac deck.

Black Market + Thornbite Staff can go infinite if that's your jam.

Grave Betrayal is just mean!

Blade of the Bloodchief makes any creature huge!

Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos are super effective board wipes that even deal with indestructible and protection.

I'm gonna say it again Thornbite Staff!!!!!!!!!

TheDarkSlayer21 on Marchesa's Madness

1 week ago

I understand that you want to make this deck heavily vampire based, however you might want to consider adding in a few creatures that arn't vampires. Below are cards that i personally like to run.

Mind Slash is a good sac outlet.

Thalakos Deceiver is a phenomenal control card for a marchesa deck.

Sneak Attack is also a must have in any marchesa deck.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is amazing!

Disciple of Bolas, Necropotence, Harvester of Souls, and Consecrated Sphinx are good draw cards.

Thraximundar, Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, Flayer of the Hatebound, Glen Elendra Archmage, Scourge of the Throne, River Kelpie, Grave Betrayal, Harvester of Souls, and Dack's Duplicate are also powerful cards to have in a marchesa deck.

If you need more suggestions, this is the marchesa deck that i made.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 11 | 16 COMMENTS | 6767 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


jamindragons on Shadowborn Tormentors

1 week ago

I could do that, but Grave Betrayal works only if I have Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos, but they can work without Grave Betrayal.

Facepalmlol on Shadowborn Tormentors

1 week ago

Grave Betrayal works when you sac your Shadowborn Apostles with Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact on the battlefield.

jamindragons on Shadowborn Tormentors

1 week ago

There is no point in using Grave Betrayal because it says a creature that I don't control.

The13thCommander on I'm Looking for Enchantments Like ...

1 week ago

I cant think of one at the moment. You might consider Grave Betrayal and Authority of the Consuls as well.

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