Gravecrawler

Creature — Zombie

Gravecrawler can't block.

You may cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard as long as you control a Zombie.

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Gravecrawler Discussion

Tomagotchi on The Endless March

2 days ago

Rooftop Storm + (Insert Sac outlet here). Sacrifice Gravecrawler, cast it back infinite times for free.

When used with Ashnod's Altar, it becomes infinite mana.When used with Noxious Ghoul its a potentially infinite board wipe. Have fun.

PixelatedScarecrow on The Undead Asylum

4 days ago

You should add Vengevine, it can set up for explosive game winning turns. It works well with Gravecrawler and Skaab Ruinator. If you do add it consider adding Satyr Wayfinder as well.

plusmental on The Dead Don't Shuffle (They Slither)

5 days ago

Havengul Lich + Rooftop Storm can make for some fun stuff especially if you can put in Ashnod's Altar

My sidisi deck plays the above with Gravecrawler for infinite mana, Returned Reveler for infinite mill and infinite zombies, Diregraf Captain for infinite damage and Diregraf Colossus for infinite zombies could add River Kelpie for infinite draw too.

Love my sidisi deck, and love that you're using the monolith. +1

CommanderNeyo on New-ish player needing help with ...

1 week ago

Zombies is pretty fun, but often hard to play competitively. Some good zombie cards I would suggest are:

Cryptbreaker, Diregraf Captain, Diregraf Colossus, Gravecrawler, Prized Amalgam, Relentless Dead, and Unbreathing Horde. If you don't play with Gravecrawler and/or Relentless Dead, you may not need Prized Amalgam.

Other good support cards include Ghoulcaller's Chant, Zombie Apocalypse, Endless Ranks of the Dead, Graf Harvest, and Gisa and Geralf, as well as some of the aforementioned cards.

I know not all the cards are the cheapest, but many of them will be more reliable at filling the board with zombies than Army of the Damned will be (although it is such a fun card). Diregraf Colossus and Endless Ranks of the Dead are great at doing this.

plusmental on Gisa and Geralf's Zombie Factory

1 week ago

Havengul Lich + Rooftop Storm + Ashnod's Altar = profit. infinite mana at the very least infinite tutoring with the Sidisi, Undead Vizier you have, infinite zombie tokens with Diregraf Colossus which you have.

Suppose it just depends whether you want to play a combo deck or a horde deck

Gravecrawler has great synergy so does Diregraf Captain and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

AceGambitDragonfly on Zombie Ritual

1 week ago

It might not be the most attractive card, but Rooftop Storm is a victory condition with Gravecrawler and Altar of Dementia.

TheDuggernaught on

1 week ago

Okay, I guess the next place to start is by going over the various archetypes for vampires in modern. They are a pretty flexible tribe, so there are lots of directions you can take them. Aggro, midrange, control, and even combo-esque strategies are pretty viable avenues to explore.All the lists are pretty much comprised of the following creatures depending on which direction you want to go: Bloodghast, Vampire Nocturnus, Stromkirk Captain, Stromkirk Noble, Captivating Vampire, Shadow Alley Denizen, Pulse Tracker, Vampire Nighthawk, Gifted Aetherborn (AKA Vampire Nightwalk), Vampire Lacerator, Vampire Cutthroat, Stromkirk Condemned, Olivia, Mobilized for War, Olivia Voldaren, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Insolent Neonate, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Indulgent Aristocrat, Falkenrath Gorger, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Bloodthrone Vampire, Blood Artist, Viscera Seer, Blood Seeker, Asylum Visitor, Bloodline Keeper  Flip, and Gatekeeper of Malakir.

Aggro lists generally stay super low to the ground in regards to CMC and include a lot of lords. Given the low CMC. Aether Vial also starts to become very good -- especially since all the lords tend to hang at 3 CMC.

There are multiple routes to midrange. One route is to to try and abuse the madness effect to turn Liliana of the Veil's +1 into a 1 sided effect.

The other is slightly more combo-y. Aristocrats is an interesting archetype that abuses the recursiveness of Bloodghast, the life-loss triggers from Blood Artist, and the instant speed sacrifice effects of Viscera Seer, Bloodthrone Vampire, Falkenrath Aristocrat and Indulgent Aristocrat. I also personally like Reassembling Skeleton, Gravecrawler, Doomed Traveler, and or Bloodsoaked Champion in the list to further be able to abuse the Blood Artist triggers with more sacrifice fodder. White also gives access to things like Rally the Ancestors -- which can be a brutal play to ping for a lot of dmg with Blood Artist triggers.

There is also more traditional midrange which just aims to play threats that if left unanswered -- typically win you the game. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Bloodline Keeper  Flip, and Olivia Voldaren are all very dangerous cards for your opponent to leave in play, and Gatekeeper of Malakir can be a huge pain given his ability to not only provide a decent body, but also take down an opponent's creature with his kicker cost. Vampire Nighthawk and Gifted Aetherborn are also good for similar reasons. they trade profitably wirh almost any creature and have the benefit of giving you back some life.

There are 3 routes for combo that you can also go -- the first involves Bloodline Keeper  Flip and Intruder Alarm. The second route is Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood + vampire's ability to easily ping for 1 somehow to trigger the combo. The third is Mindcrank or Duskmantle Guildmage + Bloodchief Ascension.

Control would likely play vampires that double as control (Gatekeeper of Malakir, Vampire Nighthawk, Gifted Aetherborn), lots of kill spells and discard, and some planeswalkers.

I can definitely help you refine a list once you have a basic archetype in mind. Right now you seem to be in between aggro and midrange. Which is perfectly fine. You can mix and match a little bit. Devotion, as another user suggested, is also viable -- however vampires do not really have a ton of super good ways to use oodles of mana.

Beb18 on B/g sacrifice

1 week ago

Ok. I figured with the undying and Gravecrawler i could use those to sack for the flip and just recast the gravecrawler for 1 so i still have my boardstate. But i see what you mean for the shriekmaw. And a great combo that i didnt know about untill last game was nantuko and gravecrawler bc i can sac crawler and recast multiple times. Thank you and i will add shriekmaw to sideboard. Is there any other sideboard cards you may suggest thank you for the help

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