Whenever a creature you control dies, each other player sacrifices a creature.
|Have (2)||metalmagic ,|
|Want (12)||pegonça , ephemeralAubade , Reb , mrbaldwin89 , maelstromverdy , ravenhood , Ridodirado , bnjmn07 , brennander , DownAGoatThroat , Oneeyee1 , Zevoodoo|
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
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Grave Pact Discussion
3 days ago
6 days ago
This looks like a pretty solid deck, I built a Mazirek deck and so far I think it's my strongest. There are a few things Your deck didn't have that mine does, but your deck seems to be built for the long game, while mine is built to have one explosive turn and pretty much win then and there.
This commander loves to sacrifice things, but he shouldn't be the only one in this deck. Effects like Zulaport Cutthroat are very powerful in aristocrat style decks, and Moldervine Reclamation can be good for drawing.
One of my favorite sacrifice outlets that I didn't see on your board was Altar of Dementia which lets you mill your opponents potentially out of the game, and provides you with a free place to sacrifice your vast army! And if any of your opponents like to use a lot of graveyard recursion, throw in a Tormod's Crypt for a free sacrifice trigger and some graveyard hate. There's also Priest of Forgotten Gods which forces opponents to sacrifice, lets you draw and gives you mana!
If you want to go down the path of forcing opponents to sacrifice their creatures, effects like Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos are fantastic. If you want something that can attack, Butcher of Malakir will be your new best friend. another card that can easily shrink an opponent's army is Archfiend of Depravity. If you do go down this path, throwing in things like Kothophed, Soul Hoarder will let you draw tons of cards off of opponents sacrifices.
If you're consistently having trouble finding creatures that generate tokens, I'd suggest throwing in a Fiend Artisan who has a sacrifice and tutor effect in one. If you're running some recursion, Jarad's Orders is a fantastic way to grab the creatures you need.
Well now you've sacrificed a bunch of things and your creatures are huge but you have nothing to do with them, so what now? One of the simplest ways to win is by using Rogue's Passage or something similar to make your commander unblockable and swing for lethal damage. If you want to stay on theme, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord lets you drain your opponents fo ra ton of health with your creatures for a fairly small amount of mana as well.
If you want any infinite combos, throw in any creature with persist along with a free sac outlet. Probably the one that would be the most devastating to your opponents would be Woodfall Primus, as it can even destroy lands. When you sacrifice a creature with persist, two abilities go onto the stack, Mazirek's counter ability and the Persist ability. Since they are both your effects, you can choose what order they happen in, and you can choose to have the creature reenter the battlefield with a -1/-1 counter, and then remove that counter, and then you can sacrifice it again to repeat the loop. Check with your playgroup before you use this, as some people don't like having infinite combos in their games.
I know that was a lot and I'm sorry, but this deck was super fun and I love talking about it!
3 weeks ago
You only run 5 other zombies to get Gravecrawler back, I would probabky replace those small artifact creature with some more zombies. Also, in my Syr Konrad's For the Void deck, I run Phyrexian Altar with Tortured Existence aswell, in addition with Desecrated Tomb for infinite loop. From the new Commander Legends set, Tormod, the Desecrator could be used instead of Desecrated Tomb too. It honestly works great, not only for Syr Konrad himself, but also for cards like Bitter Ordeal, Altar of the Brood, Ayara, First of Locthwain or simply Grave Pact as a creature board wipe.
1 month ago
jeannieboef I have not particularly needed more than the one so far, but I think in a more creature heavy meta, or if cards like Grave Pact / Dictate of Erebos weren't in your budget then running a few extra copies of Fleshbag Marauder etc.. would be advised.
The main hang-up with them is that if you don't have other creatures with +1/+1 counters out then it's basically a 3 mana Innocent Blood and that's not all that great. so it needs some setup usually. this isn't a big ask, but it can lead to it being a card that is just sitting in your hand for a while, so you need to ensure you have a good creature density in your list to avoid that.
1 month ago
Massacar, I continue to go back and forth on Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact. As a dedicated black mage, these often end up in my decks! As this deck has evolved, it’s become more focused on being aggressive with +1+1 counters and flying to get damage through, and a little less focused on value. I would probably swap in Dictate before Grave Pact for Flash shenanigans and easier casting cost.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Love the thought with this deck! First thought I would have would be finding a way to include Dictate of Erebos and/or Grave Pact. They're a little pricey, but would be a huge deal with all the other sacrificing your doing here. Would also look at Phyrexian Reclamation for simple graveyard recursion.
1 month ago
Ramp (12): Burnished Hart, Nirkana Revenant, Pitiless Plunderer, Solemn Simulacrum, Ashnod's Altar, Mana Crypt, Sol Ring, Sword of the Animist, Thran Dynamo, Black Market, Revel in Riches, and Cabal Coffers.
Card Advantage (10): Erebos, God of the Dead, Midnight Reaper, Razaketh, the Foulblooded, Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, Sign in Blood, Geth's Grimoire, Skullclamp, Costly Plunder, and Skeletal Scrying.
Removal (16): Murderous Rider, Plaguecrafter, Shriekmaw, Bone Splinters, Consuming Vapors, Profane Command, Virtus's Maneuver, Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted, Cast Down, Drag to the Underworld, Erebos's Intervention, Gang Up, Hideous End, Tendrils of Corruption, Dictate of Erebos, and Grave Pact.