Grave Pact


Whenever a creature you control dies, each other player sacrifices a creature.

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Grave Pact Discussion

freakingShane on I Have A Sunburn

17 hours ago

Why didn't you just update your Spring Into Death deck list? There's only like 2 cards different, haha.

Okay, so first off, get rid of Sol Ring, scrub. Secondly, some potentially good fast mana sources would be Songs of the Damned, Cabal Ritual, Dark Ritual, and/or Culling the Weak.

Now on to the real meat:

Perpetual Timepiece, Elixir of Immortality, Primal Command, Piper's Melody (and friends)

These are good for grabbing your GY so you don't mill yourself out or to protect yourself from enemy Bojuka Bogs and such.

Combo 1:

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed Combo

  • Turn 1: Play a one drop ramp creature.
  • Turn 2: Play Buried Alive and fetch Mike and Triskelion.
  • Turn 3: Play Victimize, bring Mike and Trike out and ping infinitely to win.

Or tutor for Defense of the Heart and win the turn after you cast it.

Combo 2:

Necrotic Ooze Combo

Once it's out, the only thing that can interrupt this is Split Second since you can respond by adding and removing counters.

Combo 3:

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord Combo

This requires some knowledge of how the stack works.

  • Exile cards from your library until Phyrexian Devourer's ability is put on the stack.
  • In response to the ability, continue exiling cards to beef him up more.
  • Still before allowing the sacrifice to resolve, sack him to Jarad to smack your opponents for a ton of damage, similarly to the aforementioned Ooze-combo.

This gets around player Hexproof and graveyard hate, so you don't have to worry about things like Leyline of Sanctity and Leyline of the Void with this combo, unlike the other two.

Combo 4:

Colorless Mana Combo

  • Have/get Ashnod's Altar in play.
  • Play Nim Deathmantle.
  • Play Grave Titan, pop up two 2/2 tokens.
  • Sack the two tokens to Altar, then sack Titan to get a total of six .
  • Use 4 of that to make Deathmantle grab Titan back and get you two more tokens

Repeat this as many times as desired, netting 2 colorless mana every loop.

ksbaker1989 on Help me tweak it before ...

3 days ago

I've tried to write an essay for the advice I have for this deck three times already. I'm on an old tablet that can't handle many things, so I've given up. I'm hoping you can guess my reasoning through card suggestion only.

Consider removing:

Desecration Elemental, Hissing Iguanar, Jund Battlemage, Mogg War Marshal, Rot Shambler or Scavenger Drake, Claws of Gix, Bone Splinters, Curse of the Cabal or Grave Pact, Dragon Fodder, Fallen Ideal, Fists of Ironwood, and From Beyond UNLESS you decide to add an eldrazi with annihilator.

Consider adding:

Playsets of Thoughtpicker Witch, Reassembling Skeleton, Rot Shambler if you chose it over the Drake, Act of Treason and possibly a functionally similar card which I forget the name of.

Myr Servitor, Gravecrawler, Gravedigger, Blood Artist or Falkenrath Noble, and your favorite 1 or 2 drop discard spell, Thoughtseize or Duress come to mind.

SennepSild on Gifts of Necromancy

4 days ago

I also have a human sacrifice deck I run Vampiric Rites as my main sac outlet. I also use Dark Prophecy to draw even more cards and Grave Pact have won me many game. I dont know how good Dark Prophecy and Grave Pact would be in your deck because you have 2 colors, but Vampiric Rites is constant draw and life gain with expendable creatures. I do think Dark Prophecy is overall better than Grim Haruspex as it does not get Path to Exiled or Fatal Pushed and Grave Pact just wins many match-ups as all your creatures do favorable trades in addition to all sacrifices become kill spells.

lagotripha on Rakdos Vampiric Rite

5 days ago

Interesting choice on banshees blade over Blade of the Bloodchief. Gifted Aetherborn works really well with the captain, all those keywords are great. Vampire Cutthroat might work batter than lacerator as it can continue to slip in damage. Grave Pact/Dictate of Erebos is super strong with sacrifice outlets and kalitas.

Keep some hand disruption in sideboard- Duressetc will work wonders in trickier matchups.If there is a lack of graveyard removal in your meta some stuff like No Rest for the Wicked is pretty neat protection against supreme verdict.

Izu_Korasu on Which of these 3 Golgari ...

5 days ago

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest feels like a good budget general, the key is Permanent.

you get powerful utility out of cards like Sakura-Tribe Elder, Harrow, Fleshbag Marauder, Tribute to the Wild etc

while being able to focus on either Grave Pact style play, or Winding Constrictor style play .... or both. (and the lists of commonly played cards on EDHrec-Mazirek are "mostly" in the 0-1 dollar range)

Savra, Queen of the Golgari seems okay but she requires more self sacrifice of specifically creatures, which can be more costly (see Grave Pact)

and Skullbriar, the Walking Grave tends to want powerful cards to boost him into commander damage kills, which tend to get pricey.

ay.lobo on Wort Goblin Doom

5 days ago

Those guys definitely.know what's up. Good recommendations. I'd put those in, as for recommending what to pull out... Akki Underminer. As a 1/1, he's always going to be blocked. Goblin Gardener. He costs as much as a Ruination (recommend btw), but he only gets rid of one land. And what do you think of Dictate of Erebos instead of Grave Pact? He costs one more, but has flash and he's not super black mana heavy to cast.

Tomahawk-Bang on Ertai likes Birds

1 week ago

Lullmage Mentor synergizes very well with Ertai, the Corrupted: every time you counter a spell with Ertai (or without him) the Mentor will create a token and thus give you more sac-fodder for Ertai. Also Reef Worm might be worth looking into as it gets bigger every time after you have used it to counter a spell with Ertai, the Corrupted

Thornbite Staff will auto-untap Ertai, the Corrupted because it triggers every time you sac a creature when you use Ertai's ability to counter a spell.

Martyr's Bond or Grave Pact will force your opponents to sacrifice their stuff too whenever you activate Ertai, the Corrupted's ability. As both the Bond and the Pact are enchantments themselves they can also be sacrificed to Ertai, the Corrupted if in times of need.

CrazyPumuckl on Wort Goblin Doom

1 week ago

I think you want too much with an "Aggro combo competitive deck that abuse hand and land destruction". You have nearly no land hate or discard effects. I would remove Dwarven Blastminer and add Chancellor of the Forge. Also you may consider cards like Phyrexian Arena or Staff of Nin as an example for card draw, which is REALLY important. :) And because you run Grave Pact, may add Dictate of Erebos and some sac outlet like Ashnod's Altar.

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