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

Grave Pact occurrence in decks from the last year

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Grave Pact Discussion

MrXilas on Dargo and Tormod Aristocrat/Storm cEDH

3 days ago

Have you considered any sac-based enchantments like Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos ? It would clean out the board when you windmill slam Dargo.

Vertical on Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest, the Insect Shaman

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!

MrKillStar on Syr Konrad, the Grim

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.

Tainted Strike - for Syr Konrad for some sneaky kills. With Phyresis you just become instant target unless you manage to kill everyone right away.

For a lower budget deck, Crypt of Agadeem is great land since you can get many creatures into your graveyard pretty easily. Its a land version of Songs of the Damned.

Lokotor on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

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.

the budget list runs a few more creatures in this line of thinking, such as Skinrender and Ravenous Chupacabra

mrmateoja on Marchesa, Karate Chop Surprise!

1 month ago

MindAblaze, Trinket Mage is a great suggestion. There are also some wizard synergies in this deck, so another plus.

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.

Massacar on Marchesa, Karate Chop Surprise!

1 month ago

Would you consider Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos? Since you will be cheating cards out that then get sac'd before coming back, this would allow an oppressive synergy to use against opponents.

abiblestudent on Lord Farquaad

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.

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