Grave Scrabbler


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Future Sight (FUT) Common

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Grave Scrabbler

Creature — Zombie

Madness (1)(Black) (If you discard this card, you may play it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)

When Grave Scrabbler enters the battlefield, if its madness cost was paid, you may return target creature card in a graveyard to its owner's hand.

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Grave Scrabbler Discussion

Boza on Pauper Dredge Fish

2 months ago

At second glance, a bit of polish needed, but otherwise superfine!

  • 10 dredgers is too much. Cut down 2 mossdogs and 2 shells.
  • Cut the dark rituals too, there is nothing here you are accelarating towards.

  • Add 3 Grave Scrabbler and 1 Grim Harvest to loop your biggest threats.

  • Add 2 Hooting Mandrills to increase your threat count.
  • Add 2 Basking Rootwalla with the same intent.

I think that these changes will put your deck more aggressive, with even more must kill threats, which is a good direction to move towards.

passimo on Ghoulcaller's dream

2 months ago

I already know Mortuary Mire, but I never used it because the mana curve of the deck is all around the 1 drop mana cost, and having too much lands that come into play tapped is very risky for this kind of deck. It would anyway be a fine addition to the collection but I fear it would slow down the deck too much (and I don't think it would be good to switch the Barren Moors, I'll put it in the maybeboard anyway but I don't think I'll ever add it). I also knew the Grave Scrabbler combo (I suggested it too once), which is really good, also if you already have another scrabbler in the graveyard, but I don't really need it, and I wouldn't know what to remove: it's always the most annoying part in improving a deck, parting away from your beloved cards ='(

5finga on Ghoulcaller's dream

2 months ago

Also I forgot to mention these:

skoobysnackz on Varina's Gifted

2 months ago

Thanks noshadowkick, Grave Scrabbler does look like it would fit pretty well. I'll try to find room for it.

Sporkity on Whisper's Sacfest

2 months ago

Oop that first Grave Scrabbler was meant to be Stitcher's Supplier my bad!

Sporkity on Whisper's Sacfest

2 months ago

Deck looks like a lot of fun! I could be wrong but at first glace this deck seems like it might have a slow start and the infinite combos seem a bit unreliable. I would mostly focus on cheating out your bigger blacker creatures, mana creating is sooooo gooood. And it doesn't seem like it has to many ways to throw things into the graveyard initially, so I've got a few suggestions for you:

Dread Summons - Builds a board of sacrificial zombie tokens for each of your many creatures discarded

Grave Scrabbler - Good way to toss some creature into the graveyard early and for little cost

Sands of Delirium - Just before your turn starts spend your extra mana to build up that graveyard

Stinkweed Imp - As well as other dredge effects might help you out a lot

Tortured Existence - Worried about tossing cards like Apprentice Necromancer into the graveyard? This allows you to get it right back!

Grave Scrabbler - Is discard is your shit? then madness might also be your shit

Aetherworks Marvel - Just a fun suggestion, but might actually be interesting here with so many creatures entering and leaving the battlefield just having a every once in awhile take another turn could be real strong. Might also help with going infinite.

As you said graveyard hate might hurt... like a lot... BUT in commander graveyard hate tends come in the form of lands (unless the people you play with main deck Rest in Peace good luck with dealing with that in mono black) so might want to think about running lands like Field of Ruin and Ghost Quarter. Although this depends on your meta if no one is playing graveyard hate you're golden!

Either Way love the deck, best of luck with it!

RoarMaster on Casual Madness

7 months ago

I think black is sort of a must-have for madness decks myself, as it has all the good discard outlests, and a ton of madness cards to back them up.

But if you dont want black, you may be able to make up lost card advantage via Avaricious Dragon, but its still a poor substitute for things like Undertaker, Tortured Existence, Grave Scrabbler, Asylum Visitor, Zombie Infestation, Big Game Hunter, ect.

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