Grave Sifter

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare

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Grave Sifter

Creature — Elemental Beast

When Grave Sifter enters the battlefield, each player chooses a creature type and returns any number of that type from his or her graveyard to his or her hand.

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Grave Sifter Discussion

Chhris on Hydra Smash Face Melt

3 months ago

Hiya!! Great deck so far! +1

Nikya of the Old Ways or Dictate of Karametra will really help you. But also, with big stompy creatures, you will get killed/bounced exiled a lot, so I recommend including some recursion cards, e.g. Creeping Renaissance , Greenwarden of Murasa . You should be running Grave Sifter due to the tribal. Also, it's simple, but Elixir of Immortality is also great at keeping you in the game.

How do you go with card draw?

patrickd117 on Horde of Notations

4 months ago

Totally disregarding lands, I'd cut: Everything Gus suggested, and Warstorm Surge , Wolf of Devil's Breach , Lord of Extinction , Grave Sifter , Counterspell (depending on how good your mana ends up being), Pull from Tomorrow , Urban Evolution (I think you want your ramp/draw to elemental-based, more efficient, or fix your mana), Titanic Ultimatum (take what I said about Counterspell and bring it up two levels), Conflux .

I'd add: the mana ramp Gus suggests and Fertilid , Smokebraider , Primal Beyond , Avenger of Zendikar ,

NoOneOfConsequence on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

7 months ago

I mean, Strip Mine and Wasteland are staple inclusions in pretty much any deck, but if you really think the manabase is that weak then fair enough.

I suppose the deck really does run too many pillow-fort effects, but, yes, I tend to play in metas with lots of creatures, so I tend to think that having a wipe suite (unless you're playing mono-green or something) is effectively a necessity.

Land Tax isn't terrible when you also have Scroll Rack , but I suppose it could be dropped.

Also, what's wrong with Command Beacon, exactly? I suppose if you're just really looking for lands to axe, fine, but it's not a weak card in and of itself--at least when your commander is better than Daxos.

And you want to put in Crucible of Worlds , but take out Strip Mine ? Alright, I guess, but I have to say that that's a little disappointing.

I also completely forgot that Porphyry Nodes was a card, honestly. Otherwise, it'd be in there.

Your full list of replacements would make it to where we're playing a lot fewer enchantments, but I suppose Daxos isn't that great anyway, so, whatever. I'm honestly not sure if making that deck would qualify Daxos for tier 3, frankly, as it's more the deck than the commander or any synergy he has with it that's any good, but, whatever. I'm at least proud of how the mana curve in that deck is basically perfect, which is something your suggestions mess with slightly, but I suppose that doesn't really matter.

I just built that deck as an experiment, so I don't really care about it too much. Here, on the other hand, is a deck I've actually played extensively and have been tuning ever since I first made it:

Begin The Hymns. It's a Seton, Krosan Protector deck, and when I originally made it and shared it here, he was a very rogue af commander who was tier 4 or 5, but he got moved up to tier 3 after that point. The deck hasn't changed much since then, and I don't think I'm arguing for it to be moved up to tier 2 (the only mono-green commander in tier 2 is Selvala, Heart of the Wilds , and I'm assuming that's because she's draw in addition to ramp), but I would like to point out that Seton is perhaps the fastest mono-green ramp commander in the format. His ability effectively gives every druid in the deck haste (though, many of them have better abilities of their own), making him much faster than Azusa, Lost but Seeking , Omnath, Locus of Mana , and even Selvala (though she's probably still better).

At times, it's practically a storm deck--I've played some very interesting lines with it before. One time, my last opponent almost had me hard-locked by being able to recur Pernicious Deed and Liliana of the Veil with Doubling Season on the board thanks to Muldrotha, the Gravetide , and I believe what happened was I drew and played Green Sun's Zenith , got Eternal Witness , she got back Natural Order , I cast Natural Order getting Grave Sifter to get back all of the druids he'd previously wiped, then, with my remaining mana, I cast Aluren , then went off and killed him that turn (I had Zendikar Resurgent on the battlefield, hence why I had the mana for all that in the first place). I've cast Genesis Wave for 55 on turn 6 before thanks to Gaea's Cradle , Voyaging Satyr , Argothian Elder , and Vitalize . Yes, the deck dies to boardwipes (especially instant-speed ones) and counterspells, but it's surprisingly resilient, and also quite redundant, provided my opponents don't follow up by slamming some stax effect (which they probably would).

triproberts12 on Wolfen Horde

7 months ago

I think the biggest thing that would improve this deck is getting some tutors for Immerwolf . Chord of Calling is the most important, since it's instant-speed, allowing you to flip your werewolves. Woodland Bellower , Green Sun's Zenith , Birthing Pod , Eldrich Evolution, Fauna Shaman , and Natural Order are all good, too. Secondly, I would put in some generic tribal stuff. Adaptive Automaton , Door of Destinies , Herald's Horn , Kindred Summons , Metallic Mimic , Obelisk of Urd , Vanquisher's Banner , Urza's Incubator , Coat of Arms , Descendants' Path , Grave Sifter , Path of Ancestry , Shared Animosity , Steely Resolve , and Tribal Unity are all cards you should consider.

StrateN on Elephant Tribal EDH

9 months ago

1.: Ich würd diverse Elefanten rausnehmen - es gibt zu viele die nicht wirklich was können War Mammoth War Elephant Wild Elephant Trained Armodon Noble Elephant Frontier Mastodon Ghalma's Warden Iron Tusk Elephant Greenbelt Rampager, es müssen nicht alle raus, aber das sind Karten, die selbst im Pauper eher medium wären.

2.: Ein bischen mehr Ramp schadet nicht - mehr Mana zur Verfügung und weniger Länder im Deck. Dann würd ich aber vermutlich Land Tax rausnehmen.

3.: Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile und Return to Dust würd ich ins Maindeck aufnehmen. Path to Exile ist nicht günstig - könnte man auch durch Condemn ersetzen.

3.1.: Sylvan Reclamation ist nicht ganz so gut wie Return to Dust, aber Artefakt und Enchantment removal ist fast immer hilfreich

4.: Grave Sifter kann ich für Tribals empfehlen, den müsst ich auch noch irgendwo rumliegen haben ;)

5.: Adaptive Automaton und Beastmaster Ascension würd ich auch ins Maindeck packen. Urza's Incubator ist zwar ziemlich stark, aber eigentlich auch zu teuer - außer du nutzt ihn gleich bei Ialla und Edgar mit ^^

6.: Über den Commander haben wir ja eigentlich schon gesprochen, aber nochmal zur Erinnerung: Mir persönlich gefallen Gaddock Teeg, Karametra, God of Harvests und Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist besser als Selvala, Explorer Returned

zerowner on Nurtured Ramping

10 months ago

Wirewood Symbiote and Scryb Ranger would both be excellent for your commander, and Lifecrafter's Bestiary can provide you with tons of draw. Regal Force is good as well, and Greater Good can provide you with fantastic filtering in response to removal. I'd also maybe go with an eldrazi (take your pick on which one) over Primal Surge, which would probably be a better card in your deck if you ran more big creatures and less total instants and sorceries. Kindred Discovery, Herald's Horn (which I'd prefer to Emerald Medallion), Heirloom Blade (especially since buffing your commanders attack just nets you 3 mana with it) and maybe Grave Sifter could all be good too. And since you're working with so much mana, I think a Darksteel Plate to protect your commander could pull a lot of weight as well; speaking of things that give indestrutctible, Heroic Intervention saves you from a board wipe ezpz. Staff of Domination is pretty similar to Umbral Mantle in its ability to let you combo off with your commander. Elvish Guidance can be good if you find you have large boards often. Also you're missing the best card ever printed for mono green commanders, Beast Within. Personally I like Oblivion Stone over Nevinyrral's Disk because disk is slow, even if it is 3 less mana total to blow up the board (not like you'll often have mana issues), but thats more of a personal preference of mine. Does Presence of Gond usually do much?

Anyway, I really like your deck, and I've been thinking about making an elf deck for a while so I think I'll probably make mine pretty similar to yours, same commander and all. Cheers!

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