Grave Upheaval


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon

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Grave Upheaval


Put target creature card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under your control. It gains haste.

Basic landcycling (, Discard this card: Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.)

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Grave Upheaval Discussion

Sheld on Vial Smasher & Kraum, the Evil Couple

3 weeks ago

Hi CaptSillva,

I wasn't very active lately, but I got to update this deck recently and based on your comment I've added Torrential Gearhulk, Price of Fame and Discovery / Dispersal to the deck. (You have not suggested the last one, but your suggestions kinda led me to it.) So I just wanted to let you know and thank you for helping with the deck. :-)

Also, you've mentioned that you use Breaking / Entering. You could consider swaping it for Grave Upheaval as it is exactly the same as Entering and instead of Breaking you get Basic landcycling, which seems a bit more useful to me.

Anyways, thanks again for your suggestions and have a nice day!

hkhssweiss on Tariel

1 month ago


No worries! Imo cards to be considered cutting would be Akroma's Vengeance, Defy Death, Grave Upheaval, Angel of Deliverance, Deathpact Angel, and Rout. They are all pretty high costed and there are better alternatives as well not impactful enough for being at their cost.

Sh1ftyL0ck3 on "I am Fire... I am... Death."

6 months ago

You'll want the new Sarkhan Planeswalker in M19, Sarkhan, Dragonsoul. To make space for it, I'd personally take out the Grave Upheaval. Maybe alter the mana base to be more proportional to your devotion, like taking out some red/black or red/green lands for black/green lands or Darigaaz's Caldera. Other than that, the deck looks incredibly fun!

Deepstriker29 on Crosis, the Purger Discard EDH

10 months ago

Considering that many of your creatures either outright want to die or enter a situation where they can easily die (combat), you might want to consider cards like Phyrexian Reclamation, Grave Upheaval Wander in Death for the situations that you find yourself with many desirable creatures in your graveyard. I'm particularly fond of the last two - cycling is a very powerful ability for trading away narrow/dead cards for a good shot at a better one, and 3-color can always use more ways to dig for its color fixers.

luther on Kaervek of the CMC!

10 months ago

Grave Upheaval could be good. High cmc, snags a land for you early game, gets a creature from the yard late game. Seems like solid value

luther on Kess, Dissident Mage

10 months ago

Ancient Excavation and Grave Upheaval are good because of the landcycling. Early game you pitch it to hit your land drops, and then when you need to use either you get it with kess later. Demonic Collusion and Capsize do well with kess since you can just buyback instead of exile. Increasing Ambition and Increasing Vengeance can get their flashback bonus for cheaper with kess. A couple of alternate ways to return spells might be nice, but Snapcaster Mage and Torrential Gearhulk can be pricey, so Archaeomancer and Mnemonic Wall would be some okay alternatives.

SufferFromEDHD on Egypt, The Chains Are On

1 year ago

Cool deck. I run a Naya cycling deck but it looks like black and blue bring a lot to the table.

Suggestions: Fluctuator!, Curator of Mysteries. Nimble Obstructionist, Scion of Darkness, Decree of Silence, Complicate, Grave Upheaval, Limits of Solidarity, Slice and Dice.

BSP on i have no clue what im doing dragons

1 year ago

Tyrannical Fury!!!

That's my casual build of Karrthus. My mana base isn't too expensive but works pretty well. I highly suggest you run at least 37 lands.

Recommended additions: Wood Elves, Cultivate, Dragon Tempest, Scourge of Valkas

Cards I recommended you take out:

Grave Upheaval -> take this out and up your land count

Crucible of Fire -> this isn't a bad card but I think anthem's are better when you make 3+ bodies per turn that will benefit from said anthem. You have to pump dragons out 1 by 1, making this card to slow imo.

Diabolic Revelation - 6 mana to tutor 1 card? If you can't get Demonic Tutor, run Increasing Ambition over this.

Mogis, God of Slaughter - Mogis doesn't help your dragons and will, at most, be a slight nuisance to your opponents. This could be something like Skyshroud Claim which would help you get your dragons out faster.

Cryptolith Rite - similar to the crucible, I don't think you'll be churning out bodies enough to make this card worth it. How about Farseek instead?

I'll add more thoughts later, got work to do now.

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