Grave Defiler

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Apocalypse (APC) Uncommon

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Grave Defiler

Creature — Zombie

When Grave Defiler enters the battlefield, reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all Zombie cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library.

{{1,B}}: Regenerate Grave Defiler.

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Grave Defiler Discussion

zenozia on Need help: Grimgrin Assault

1 month ago

hello really like your deck

Cloudstone Curio with Rooftop Storm is the combo you are probably looking for boucing Gray Merchant of Asphodel to drain everyone or bouncing Grave Defiler to cast all zombie in your deck but you could stick with only Rooftop Storm + Grimgrin, Corpse-Born + Gravecrawler + Diregraf Captain

for the cut it really depend on how you play the deck the problem is that you are trying to do everything you have control/agro/combo going on you should pick combo/agro or control/combo

for the card that in my opinion arent worth to play are : Consuming Aberration , Fatestitcher, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Ghoulcaller Gisa, Josu Vess, Lich Knight, Liliana's Reaver, Noosegraf Mob, Stitcher Geralf, Undead Alchemist, liliana, death's majesty, Liliana Vess , Cancel, Counterspell, Hero's Downfall, Murder, Negate, Silumgar's Command, Quietus Spike, Sword of Vengeance, Freed from the Real, Training Grounds, Army of the Damned, Dark Salvation, Rise from the Tides, Ruinous Path also cut some of the worst land like Dimir Guildgate and run some more basic

for the card that you should be adding to the list: Grave Defiler, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Phyrexian Altar, Skullclamp, Throne of the God-Pharaoh, Bitter Ordeal could be good if your local meta is a lot of food chain/flash hulk or combo deck , Diabolic Intent and all the other tutor if you have the money Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

ps: my recommendation fit for a agro/combo deck

PartyJ on Grim Grinning Zombies Come Out to Socialize

6 months ago

Hi Xander,

what about these options:

Overall I am looking at a good Zombie deck, but there is always work to be done. Hop I could have been of some inspiration to you :)

Good luck!

PJ

ThatGuy4242 on Gisa and Geralf - Zombie Tribal Prototype EDH

11 months ago

First I recommend taking out: Havengul Runebinder, Cemetery Recruitment, Undead Alchemist, Nantuko Husk, Geralf's Masterpiece, Geralf's Mindcrusher, Ashes of the Fallen, Perpetual Timepiece, Secrets of the Dead, Ancient Excavation, Murder, Compelling Deterrence, Liliana's Mastery, Obelisk of Urd, Graf Harvest, and Zombie Infestation, Ghoulcaller's Chant,

Cards that you should put in: Gravecrawler, Gravespawn Sovereign, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Grave Pact, Unholy Grotto, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Living Death, Cryptbreaker, Death Baron, Phyrexian Reclamation, High Market, Corpse Harvester, Balthor the Defiled, Reassembling Skeleton, Skullclamp, Grave Defiler, Graveborn Muse, Zombie Apocalypse, Crypt of Agadeem, Geier Reach Sanitarium, Reliquary Tower, Bojuka Bog, Diabolic Intent, Patriarch's Bidding, and Demonic Tutor.

Alternate commanders or cards to include in the deck could be: The Scarab God and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

If you are really trying to stay Timmy with the deck, then I won't recommend Phyrexian Altar because it goes infinite with Gravecrawler and any kind of death/ETB trigger, but then again, it does it with Rooftop Storm and a sac outlet too.

Other cards that can be really good in zombies include: Sheoldred, Whispering One, Corpse Connoisseur, Zombie Trailblazer, Twilight's Call, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Demonic Collusion, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Scourge of Nel Toth, River Kelpie, Phyrexian Arena, Attrition, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Burnished Hart, Disciple of Bolas, Harvester of Souls, Damnation, Rune-Scarred Demon, Phenax, God of Deception, Beacon of Unrest, Corpse Augur, Palace Siege, Infernal Caretaker, Contamination, Plague Belcher, Vengeful Dead, Dread Wanderer, Boneknitter, Grimoire of the Dead, Pontiff of Blight, Custodi Lich

Hanarama on Day of The Dead

1 year ago

I would nix Patriarch's Bidding, since it would aid other decks a little too much, and would be taking away potential graverobbing targets. With all your recursion, your grave will probably be emptier than you're imagining.

I've gotten some pretty good use out of Magus of the Will when I need to recure a lot of things at once. Yeah the down side is having to pay mana costs, but you can choose non-creatures as well.

I'd also suggest adding Call to the Kindred. It's pretty similar to Grave Defiler, but you get to put a card to the field and it happens each of your upkeeps.

You might also consider running Fallen Ideal as a way to make a flying sac engine.

Gisa and Geralf are one of my favorite commanders. There's so much flavor and fun that goes along with them. I really hope that you have a lot of fun playing them. c:

Welch on Casual Zombies

1 year ago

I suggest you cut:

Welch on Casual Zombies

1 year ago

Lord of the Accursed is cheap and even standard legal (in case you want to convert this deck at some point).

Liliana's Mastery is another anthem effect, that adds at least 6 power to the board for 5 mana.

Cryptbreaker is still somewhat affordable and a great source of card draw. Could replace Grave Defiler.

Undead Warchief is an even stronger zombie lord.

titanreaver on Zombies from around the house.

1 year ago

I like your list. In my 20 years of playing I have always had a Zombie deck in my collection. My current list is here at The dead may walk it plays pretty similiar to yours. One card i would suggest is Grave Defiler it lets you refill your hand and get more dudes to play. One thing i dont currently use but you could try is Corpse Harvester to search for lords or whatever you need at the time. Another card i used to play a lot is Shepherd of Rot back in the day when i played things like Sangrophage and such to play a quick aggro game. Hopefully that helps in some way.

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