Grave Betrayal


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

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica Rare

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Grave Betrayal


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

TzickyT on Taigam's Terminus

1 day ago

haakon and undead gladiator wil be big of help if u want to do stuff with the graveyard in any way. stil draw power would be also suggested in this deck. cards i aint a fan of - Rise from the Grave- Kefnet's Monument Oath of Ghouls - Grave Betrayal - Talrand, Sky Summoner - Ominous Sphinx - Woodlot Crawler - Deathbringer Regent i can delete a lot more bt that i wouldn't play at all in this deck

eulogy on How much combo is too much? *HELP NEEDED*

4 days ago

yeah, the combo shines if you include Grave Pact / Grave Betrayal / Dictate of Erebos.another combo piece to this: Diregraf Colossus. endless zombies incoming.on the other side, if you can pull the combo off with your Blood Artist / Zulaport Cutthroat, you instantly win the game.I play 38 lands and 3 artifacts that create mana. In my case it's enough if I don't draw really bad.If you want to cut smthn, I would cut Bontu the Glorified. It's a sac outlet but for real.. it's not a really good one.Ever After in addition is a really good spell to get two extra creatures out of your graveyard.Lim-Dul the Necromancer can maybe be a good addition too.

Wicked_N_Irish on Game of Dethrones

1 week ago

Have you thought about adding Grave Betrayal?

BolasFucks on The Scarab God Makes His Triumphant Entrance

2 weeks ago

Thanks Hata98 for the quick reply. I haven't played against Saffi but the ability definitely seems like something that can do very broken things.

As far as the flying have you considered playing Eldrazi Monument? It's 5 mana but would give your zombie army flying AND indestructible, while the "downside" of having to sacrifice a creature each turn is minimized by the deck's recursion theme.

Also, I feel like truly competitive fast combo decks are problematic for everyone so that doesn't worry me too much. I noticed you only have one instant in the deck which is Fact or Fiction. Have you considered swapping some of the more expensive cards that play a redundant role in the deck (for example Grave Betrayal for early interaction like Negate, Dispel, etc? It seems like a waste to have access to blue and make no use of it.

LJN49 on Budget Zambies (~$120/40 tix)

3 weeks ago

Yes, unfortunately both grave pact and reanimate are a little pricy.

Cards I'm considering include: Grave Betrayal, Noxious Ghoul, Skinrender, Sphinx of Uthuun, Phyrexian Plaguelord, Reassembling Skeleton, Rune-Scarred Demon, and Gravecrawler

Gidgetimer on How would Anafenza, the Foremost ...

3 weeks ago

Please link all cards in your question using double brackets:

Anafenza, the Foremost

And Blind Betrayal doesn't exist so I have no clue what the other card you want to know about is. I'm going to guess it is Grave Betrayal, but even though you seem to realize auto-correct messed up the question you didn't correct the mistake.

Anafenza, the Foremost stops cards your opponents control from ever entering the graveyard. Their creatures therefore never "die" and Grave Betrayal never triggers.

MegaMatt13 on The Scarab Guy

4 weeks ago

Just watched your video and really enjoyed it. Just some general feedback for your deck:

You may want to reduce your average CMC considerably. The Scarab God's ability is mana-hungry. Some possible cuts: Platinum Angel, God-Pharoah's Gift, Grave Betrayal, Orbs of Warding, Ever After, and Silumgar, the Drifting Death. Replacing a few of those with cheaper cards could make your deck more nimble and able to do more per turn cycle.

Possible replacements that are working great in my deck: Animate Dead, Necromancy, Entomb, Shriekmaw, Fact or Fiction, and Epiphany at the Drownyard.

Arcanicka on Grixis Hand Me Downs

1 month ago

Funny idea for you. Maybe run a Grave Betrayal or a Phage the Untouchable. Give the betrayal to the opponent. Drop a phage into play. Swing at them with said phage. They can take the hit and die or kill phage and auto put it into play on their field and die. Full stalemate decision.

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