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

Grave Pact occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

Black: 0.68%

Golgari: 0.35%

WB (Orzhov): 0.74%

Grave Pact Discussion

Lokotor on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

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.

AngusTheChap on Oops, All Enchantments!

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.

DudeMan1031 on The Advokist's Instrument

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

ilovemydoghisnameistuna on Kresh

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.

DrunkManSquakin666 on Glissa's Vengeance

3 weeks ago

@ Grind

A wonderful card to be sure, though I for one would be far more inclined to use it in an aristocrats strategy. That would be terrifying with Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos on your board, lol.

multimedia on Tainted soil

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:

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.

Yesterday on Torpor Orb vs Overburden

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.

phsycord on Teysa Karlov's Citadel

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?

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