Whenever a creature you control dies, each other player sacrifices a creature.
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|Want (5)||Zethos , TheSageKnight , Rint , Easymode , btmalon|
Printings View all
|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Rare|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Rare|
|Tenth Edition (10E)||Rare|
|Ninth Edition (9ED)||Rare|
|Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB)||Rare|
|Eighth Edition (8ED)||Rare|
Combos Browse all
- Grave Pact + Parallel Lives + Spawnsire of Ulamog
- Grave Pact + Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet + Virulent Plague
- Grave Pact + Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet + Viscera Seer
- Grave Pact + Ogre Slumlord + Viscera Seer
- Glissa, the Traitor + Grave Pact + Hangarback Walker
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Grave Pact occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.08%
WB (Orzhov): 0.74%
Grave Pact Discussion
1 week ago
I note that I'm testing it in place of other wipes like Damnation or Decree of Pain in the considered cards section. My gut says Damnation is probably better overall, but I have just NOT drawn into Living Death much in the time I've been trying to test it, and so I just don't have enough data on it to really say that it's been a bad call.
I have a few grave based decks in my meta, and so there's definitely some risk, but I also see it as, even in those cases, being an asymmetrical effect at worst since we get to keep everything, and easily subvertable if I can manage to play a card like Grave Pact before Living Death since in that case, LD will being back all my opponent's creatures and then force them to immediately sacrifice them all to GP's triggers.
The main reason I've been trying it out though is to deal with indestructible creatures. I don't have a Toxic Deluge, but I would generally say that would be the card to go for otherwise.
1 week ago
Thanks, glad you like it!
I think they are both interesting inclusions and definitely worth testing out. There are a lot of different ways to build the deck and they're all viable. I reckon those two would be great if you took the deck in a more sacrifice-oriented direction, maybe with cards like Attrition, Grave Pact and some token generators.
1 week ago
Already run enough Blood Artist effects that Bastion seems unnecessary. I like that it's harder for your opp's to deal with, but I dislike that it's a bit harder to recur it. Mothra's great value but you need to run Solemnity to combo off with her. I'd prefer both in a more stax enchantment focused build with Academy Rector/Grave Pact/Dictate of Erebos/Martyr's Bond
2 weeks ago
Any reason you don't have Dictate of Erebos? I see you have Grave Pact, its nice to have redundancy on those effects. It is definitely good you have Butcher of Malakir in even though it is a creature, because if it dies it can buff Kresh on the way out. Also, I think its strange to have a Lotus Petal in a Kresh deck, its kind of expensive "ramp" for a deck that doesn't have obvious ways of recurring a thing like that. It makes sense in an artifact deck, but I might replace it with a signet or something for this list in particular. Looks fun! I used to have a Kresh deck, maybe I will rebuild it sometime.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Hey, looks like your going for a Zombie tribal theme.
Going to have to make some sacrifices of five drop Zombies and here's some advice. Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Gray Merchant of Asphodel and The Scarab God are the only three you need the rest could be cut. Muldrotha, Grave Titan, Rooftop Storm and Liliana, Dreadhorde General are the only six drops you need.
I have a Zombie tribal Muldrotha deck that I made last year, Zombie Grave Wave (Budget). My deck is budget, $200, but it could give you some ideas and you can replace the budget alternatives I'm using with more expensive price cards that you have. More advice to improve your deck is to include Gravecrawler infinite combos since it's a Zombie.
Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Diregraf Captain/Plague Belcher/Bontu's Monument/Blood Artist/Vengeful Dead is an infinite combo to make all your opponents lose life. Sac Gravecrawler with Altar, use the one black mana to cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard and repeat. Gravecrawler + Altar is infinite casts of Gravecrawler from your graveyard which can be used with other cards. Diregraf Colossus is infinite 2/2 Zombies. Undead Augur/Secrets of the Dead/Guardian Project can draw into a win condition. Kill all your opponents creatures with Grave Pact.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Evolving Wilds
- Cabal Stronghold: don't need this land since you have Coffers.
- Dimir Aqueduct
- Golgari Rot Farm
- Simic Growth Chamber
- Font of Fertility
- Curse of Disturbance
- Curse of Predation
- Curse of Death's Hold
- Curse of Misfortunes
- Cruel Reality
- Door of Destinies
- Springbloom Druid
- Vile Rebirth
- Casualties of War
- Geralf's Mindcrusher
- Vulturous Zombie
- Perpetual Timepiece
- Gilded Lotus
- Amulet of Vigor: not worth playing just to have Bounce lands ETB untapped.
- Soulless One
- Gravebreaker Lamia
- Havengul Lich
- Nyxbloom Ancient
- Grave Betrayal
- Deadbridge Chant
- Bow of Nylea
- Greater Good
- Sultai Ascendancy
- Eternal Skylord
- Underrealm Lich
- Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord
- God-Eternal Bontu
- God-Eternal Rhonas
- Fallen Shinobi
- Unbreathing Horde
- Black Market
- Corpse Harvester
To also make room for more lands and other card upgrades this is more than 13 card suggestions to consider cutting. Many of these suggestions are good cards, but are very much outclassed by other better cards in your deck already or you could add with such a high budget.
20x total lands is not enough for a functioning Commander deck. Want at least 30-36 lands depending on how high the avg. CMC of your deck is and how many additional mana sources you include. The current avg. CMC is 3.7 which is too high. What's making it this high is too many high CMC Zombies especially five drops.
I offer more advice if you would like. Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Yep. The creatures entering the battlefield are what causes abilities like those to trigger, so Torpor Orb shuts that down.
A handy way to remember it is by comparing it to Hushbringer (if you're familiar with that one), which also on the dying side shuts down not only cards that trigger from themselves like Abyssal Gatekeeper, but also things that care about others dying like Grave Pact.
1 month ago
Oh that's always great to hear. Thank you :)
So concerning Merciless Eviction: People have been mocking the deck a bit because I don't run a single boardwipe otherwise. There are certain token strategies you can not deal with with only Grave Pact or other edict effects. Toxic Deluge is an excellent card, I don't own one and probably won't buy it soon, but I would probably run it over Eviction. Another reason I included Merciless Eviction is, because I regularly face a Kozilek, the Great Distortion which is hit very hard by artifact wipes and sometimes a God/Enchantment heavy deck. I have to admit it's not really a card I generally like to see when I draw it, so maybe I will cut it again :)
You got me interested, would you mind sharing your own list valentin74?