Grave Pact

Grave Pact


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

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Planechase (HOP) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Stronghold (STH) Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal

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Grave Pact Discussion

TriusMalarky on Counteracting large hexproof creatures.

13 hours ago

I wouldn't ever use Tajuru Preserver unless you have multiple players running Grave Pact in your meta. Even then, it's gotta be one of their more prevalent strategies, so if you don't see mass sac effects almost every game it's a pretty useless card.

Also, All Is Dust is pretty good. Barter in Blood is also scary if you run 0 or tons of creatures.

MagicMarc on Counteracting large hexproof creatures.

13 hours ago

Actually, Both Grave Pact and Dissipation Field do not target anything at all. And a few other cards that have similar effects also do not target anything. Not the creatures or the players.

RNR_Gaming on Counteracting large hexproof creatures.

2 days ago

Doing your own thing faster than they do their thing is usually my approach. I like all these suggestions though I'll add Grave Pact since someone already said dictate

K1llSw1tch on Got 99 Upvotes And A Bitch Ain't One - Marchesa

5 days ago

Hi! I just wanted to list some of the cards that really stood out to me from ZNR that I'll be giving a go in this deck:
- Clearwater Pathway  Flip and Riverglide Pathway  Flip, no explanation really needed for these, they are very useful
- Feed the Swarm, targeted creature or ENCHANTMENT removal in black? Yes please
- Hagra Constrictor, good card to make it harder for our opponents when we alpha strike, also we can sac this the turn it comes out if needed as it etb's with +1/+1 counters
- Skyclave Shadowcat, sort of a mash between Carrion Feeder and Midnight Reaper but worse
- Demon's Disciple, a pretty good card and with Grave Pact out at the same time, it will really hurt out opponents
- Guul Draz Mucklord, it has a very useful death trigger that could save one of our more important creatures in a pinch, however I feel that the mana cost is a little high when all we're going to use it for is protecting our other creatures

Apollo_Paladin on Athreos' children

6 days ago

1) I'd drop Midnight Reaper down from x3 to x2 (+1 slot)

You really only need one of him out for him to be good, having multiples can suck your life total down and leave you unable (or unwilling) to sacrifice creatures to activate your combos.

2) If you're counting on recurring creatures to your hand instead of killing them (per Athreos, God of Passage, then cards like Grave Pact and Call of the Death-Dweller don't really fit. (+1 slot)

I can see Grave Pact still having perhaps a 2x copy in here, but surely you can find a sorcery for 3 mana or less that will help you along more. (+1 slot at least; dropping a copy of grave pact)

3) The Bile Urchin isn't a bad 1-mana drop, but I don't think you'd lose out too much swapping these straight-up for 4x High Priest of Penance. I get that they can recur and trigger other combos, but 1 life is a marginal amount so I think having some more control options (like destroy any permenant on High Priest) would suit you better. (+4 slots)

TOTAL: +7 Slots; Add in 4x High Priest of Penance and 3x Diabolic Edict

That'd be my recommendation(s)


Swim_ish on Combo Question

1 week ago

Can you infintely cast the newly spoiled Skyclave Shade with Aluren from your graveyard? If so, I would put this in my Varolz, the Scar-Striped deck as a backup for if I were to lose my Endless Cockroaches. Pretty much infinitely sac the cockroaches to varolz and play them with aluren with a Blood Artist, Grave Pact, Forgotten Ancient, or any other thing that cares abt things being cast or dying. So would substituting the shade for the cockroaches still allow this combo to go infinite?

Peoyogon on Ooooh SHIT! A rat!

1 week ago

Speaking from experience, I really think that Rat Colony is stronger in EDH than Relentless Rats. The fact that colony counts all your other rats synergizes so well with Marrow-Gnawer. The toughness limitation can actually help you too if you use cards like Skullclamp to get loads of cards, or Grave Pact/Dictate of Erebos to punish your opponents' boards. I also love that it's 2 Mana so it is very easy to flood the field with them. I do think that if you do prefer relentless, take out the colonies and go all in with them; in my own deck, I found that they compete for the same space so running both weakened their strengths.

You may also want to consider having some big mass recurssion to bounce back from board wipes. I really like Twilight's Call, Balthor the Defiled, and especially Patriarch's Bidding.

Good luck! :)

Epicurus on Welcome to the Grismold Family Vacation!

1 week ago

Echoing Decay can remove all of the tokens at once. Dowsing Dagger  Flip would fit the theme and potentially provide good ramp. Grave Pact may be pricy for the build, but would stomp, though I'm not sure if maybe Savra, Queen of the Golgari fits the janky theme better. And finally, I feel like Priest of Forgotten Gods is incredibly underutilized, and absolutely wrecks.

That's all I got.

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