Creature — Giant
Whenever Grave Titan enters the battlefield or attacks, put two 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens onto the battlefield.
|Have (3)||, metalmagic , Forkbeard|
|Want (4)||Laereth , WolfyHarvell , bensmith19 , Pawdur|
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Mythic Rare|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Mythic Rare|
|2012 Core Set (M12)||Mythic Rare|
|2011 Core Set (M11)||Mythic Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Grave Titan Discussion
3 days ago
META CHANGE / DECK CHANGE
Update at 09/2020
4 weeks ago
Nim Deathmantle+Ashnod's Altar goes infinite with any creature who makes 2 or more tokens on etb. You have several in your deck already but Grave Titan and Marsh Flitter are also options.
Bontu's Monument turns your oathsworn vampire into a gravecrawler
Phyrexian Altar is pricey but obviously a broken card
Panharmonicon is ridiculous in Ayara if you have a meta that goes light on artifact removal-
Cast abhorrent overlord, trigger his etb twice so double tokens, then trigger ayara twice per token. Feels good lol. You can try Nightmare Shepherd with her too. So sweet to drop a Gray Merchant of Asphodel then sacrifice it and return it with Shepherd for another etb trigger. Sweet build man I like it. One mean card would be Sadistic Hypnotist it is the besssst lol
Phostration on Yarok
1 month ago
Undergrowth Champion, Omnath, Locus of Rage, Panharmonicon, Sphinx of Uthuun, Grave Titan. This was some quick stuff off the top of my head! I think you could benefit a lot from a Flicker based deck. That way you can flicker strong ETB in and out, getting more out of the card. From what I know tho, flicker cards are mainly white or blue. You could also add ways to sac creatures then bring them back to proc their ETB's more.
1 month ago
I've decided I want to try building this guy next, but I'm going to need some help doing so. Right now, I'd like the main strategy to be reanimator and theft; I'm thinking I can best do this by wheeling opponents and reviving their creatures to my side or by using enchantments like Mind Control to steal them. Being able to take advantage of their spells with things like Insidious Will or Redirect would be in theme with this also.
Given the nature of Ertai's ability, though, I think an Esper Aristocrats strategy would also be good to use, especially with Solemnity in play with Undying or Persist creatures on board. Solemnity is the only card I know of in Esper that can prevent counters, but that's why having reanimation or recycling spells will be particularly useful.
Finally, I'm thinking about using tokens. Stuff like Weaponcraft Enthusiast or Grave Titan would build my board up and provide fodder for Ertai's ability, which will be used to hinder opponents' strategies and protect my own.
I think all of these strategies can mesh very well together, but my main concern is that I'll be spreading myself too thin if I try to incorporate every single one of these elements to their fullest. That's why I'm looking for help and advice on how to best take this deck.
1 month ago
I like alot of what you have going on here, I used to run her as a commander for quite some time. Im not sure what your budget or playgroup is like, but I have have had a ton of success using Avenger of Zendikar, Grave Titan, and Izoni, Thousand-Eyed to create mass tokens to sacrifice to deal decent damage. I do think you should consider adding at least 5 more creatures. I also noticed that you don't seem to have much in the mana ramp category. Theres quite a few all-star cards that would be great additions to this deck as well. I would recommend adding the following:
Avenger of Zendikar-Mass Tokens
Grave Titan-Big Beater that makes consistent tokens
Izoni, Thousand-Eyed-Great late game for mass tokens, and functions as a small draw package
Birds of Paradise-Best mana dork arguably
Elves of Deep Shadow-Mana dork that can mana fix
Birthing Pod-An all star sac outlet that tutors creatures into play from the library
Fecundity-Great cheap draw power that also draws off of non token creatures dying, downside is it works for all players, however you'll definitely benefit more
Living Death-Psuedo board wipe, that's main purpose is to flood your board with your entire graveyard of creatures
Eternal Witness-Meant to grab anything you cant get back with the commander from the graveyard
Plaguecrafter-Repeatable removal with your commander, whats not to love
Reclamation Sage-Artifact/Enchantment removal on a creature
Phyrexian Altar-Probably one of the best Sacrifice outlets available in the game, although it is expensive
Last but not least Craterhoof Behemoth-Gives you another way to win the game with combat damage if you have mass tokens on board. I have won so many games by sacrificing Avenger of Zendikar to Birthing Pod to cheat it into play from the library.
I know its a ton of suggestions, do with them what you will.
1 month ago
I don't know what I am missing here, but by my count you are one card shy of 100. 32 creatures (commander included) + 35 lands + 8 enchantments + 10 artifacts + 9 instants + 5 sorcery = 99 cards. If that is the case, great, this deck wants more lands. I'd say 36-37 is a good number of lands for an EDH deck. If you can swing the cost of fetches, they work really well with Korvold. After that, I'd say that with the number of aristocrats you have in the deck (as well as the token doubling cards) I would say that you could benefit from more token production. If I were you, I would cut the mana dorks like Llanowar Elves or Boreal Druid for cards like Kodama's Reach and Skyshroud Claim then start finding good token producers. The ones that come to mind are Bitterblossom (or Shitterblossom for budget) as well as things like Hornet Queen, Ant Queen, Dragon Broodmother, Dragonlair Spider, Tendershoot Dryad, Avenger of Zendikar, Grave Titan, Kessig Cagebreakers etc. A personal favorite token-producing gimmick card I adore is Hornet Nest but that one is more of a pet option. Funny rattlesnake card though! Then if you do decide to go deep into tokens, I can't recommend Sadistic Hypnotist more highly. Other good token sac-outlets that come to mind are Izoni, Thousand-Eyed, Smothering Abomination, Attrition, or Eldrazi Monument. I think that's all I've got right now, hope I'm not coming across as overbearing or anything here! Looking forward to seeing the deck evolve.
1 month ago
I like it, but I think this deck could be so much more and here are a few things I think I would try and fit in.
I also have this Commander as well and have various different things from this person.
Grave Titan - Makes an army of zombies and is a 6/6 Deathtouch... yea... great stuff.
Lich Lord of Unx - has a great second ability and let's you poop in more zombies!
Anointed Procession - Because... you are making tons of tokens and this makes even more!
Necromancer's Covenant - Great for getting rid of someone's graveyard to make more zombie tokens and they all get lifelink. Sweetttttt!!
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed - Why is he not in this list... this is the maczombie of Innistrad county!
1 month ago
I'm a bit tired so I hope my comments make sense. First of all, +1.
You have a lot of combos, some pieces of the combo provide value on their own, others do not. Defiant bloodlord and Vito are redundancy that IMO are not needed as a wise opponent would just get rid of exquisite blood, rending the other cards you draw to be useless. And by useless, I mean requiring that your commander stay on board and that he connects in some way. Your deck is very very reliant upon your commander, and thus need ways of protecting him. Going back to combos, Bloodchief is decent on its own, mindcrank is not. Remember you need to ensure an opponent loses life for bloodchief.
With little reanimation, Mikeaus + Triskelion doesn't feel too powerful. Mikeaus is great on it's own, but triskelion is not. Magus + Umbral Mantle/Sword of Paruns is cute but not great. Its on a 5 cmc creature with no haste and the sword/mantle are only good with Magus and dead draws in every other situation. If you truly want the infinite black mana route, add the rings in your maybeboard. As an artifact it is less likely to get blown up that a creature and can be used the same turn (not much a difference but true nevertheless). Rings can draw you cards with top, adding in fetches can help ensure smoother draws with top deck filtering and ramp with rings (not to mention bolas citadel synergy), additional activation of aetherflux should you get high life but non-infinite, wishclaw, doubling cube, obelisk ,etc...
Under your description + decklist, you have helm of awakening + leyline = Kill player. I think you mean Helm of Obedience. I don't see torment of exsanguinate in your decklist, I assume you took them out? Given that we are taking out some of the combos, you should add one whose pieces work well on their own. You already have Ashnods, + Grave Titan + Nim Deathmantle = Good times
Single card Discussion....
Blast Zone - Can deal with problematic artifacts/enchantments
Command Beacon - For when people kill your commander a bunch and you're in a tough spot
CUT Cabal Stronghold - Takes too many basics/too long and little payout for what it's worth. Add in one of the above 2
CUT Rogue's passage for Shizo, Death's Storehouse - Upgrade
What is the purpose of Phyrexian Alter? I feel like I'm missing something obvious....?
CUT Dark confidant - Your avg CMC is too high and its too risky IMO. If you want card draw, get burst card draw such as Necropotence (it will make that thought vessel put in more work)
Lightning Greaves - Protect commander and provide haste
Infernal Darkness - If you want to be that guy, gives you a turn or 2. Best played after a mass board wipe to ensure no dorks/rocks can circumvent this. At worst, its counterbait so the blue player has to respond. At best, it time walks them. Worth considering although not necessary.
Does final parting search for Reanimate + Villis? Or something like Mike + Trike when you already have a reanimate on hand?
OVERALL: I like this deck. I've only played against 2-3 Krrik decks but they were all faster/lower to the ground. I feel that by having so many backup wincons, you take away support from the primary wincon. Alternate wincons are good, but not when they circumvent plan A. Since you haven't played this out yet, give it a shot in it's current state, see how it goes and adjust from there + my suggestions. Be sure to let me know what you think of each suggestion.