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Creature — Zombie
Gravecrawler can't block.
You may cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard as long as you control a Zombie.
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1 hour ago
For what you just said about it being just a 3/3 vanilla, I ask you: Why do you play Gravecrawler, then? Isn't it just a vanilla 2/1 that can't even block?
See,the great thing about Gravecrawler is it's abillity to keep comming back for 1 black mana and either keep the pressure on your opponent or being part of some sac/number-of-zombies-on-the-field combo, right?
Well, Prized Amalgam give's you all of that as well. (granted, not as eficiently for sac combos), since you can reliably reanimate your dudes with your commander. The fact that it returns itself give's this guy infinite value over the time.
I know these guys can do some real work on this deck, but I wouldn't tell you to take away something that costs 2 or less mana, 'cause zombie decks already are quite expensive manawise. I also wouldn't tell you to take away one of the lords. So maybe some creatures that won't cause great impact when entering the battlefield and (most likely) won't turn into a win condition during the game.
Let me know what you think about my thoughts on the issue. Also, take a look at my own Zombie Tribal, Sidisi Zombie Legion, maybe you could help me with some insight. I run Sidisi as my commander, and the objective is to overwhelm my opponent's with an army of zombies (tokens and non-tokens).
Sorry for the long post!
1 hour ago
you are a zombie tribal deck with zero combo or control magic? you could easily add blood sac outlets with Gravecrawler/Rooftop Storm for infinite storm but your deck is very casual. Which is fine just its tagged wrong.
1 day ago
Nice and innovative list :) I'm also a huge fan of Pariah + Cryptbreaker, it's great so see that here as well. I'm running mine in a casual fun U/B Modern Zombie with Prized Amalgam, Sultai Emissary, Phantasmal Image and Gravecrawler, it's pretty hilarious there! Not convinced about Sanitariums, I honestly don't like this card a whole lot. By the point you have the spare mana to recycle them, I'd imagine the game is already pretty close to the end. I'd rather go Falkenrath Gorger to enable 8 new Madness targets and have a stronger turn 1 creature... but you might be too heavy into black for that.
3 days ago
What about Cover of Darkness, maybe you should at least keep it on the sideboard, as a substitute to Graf Harvest if your opponent is not running Black or artifact creatures. Also, why not have at least 2x Prized Amalgam? It would go very nicely with Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead. Maybe you could substitute Diregraf Ghoul for 2x Cryptbreaker and 2x Prized Amalgam. What do you think?
3 days ago
Hey man came here from reddit. My friend runs a list very similar to yours but with a few differences which I'll suggest here.
Nantuko Husk: if you ever get the combination of this and Diregraf Colossus into play, you can use Gravecrawler to swarm with zombie tokens by saccing and recasting for as much mana as you have. Also lets you trigger Relentless Dead at will. Not to mention Diregraf Captain could just kill them.
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx: generates a lot of mana once you get a solid, resilient board state. Allows you to abuse husk+crawler even more and pay for relentless dead more easily.
Thoughtseize expensive, yes. But necessary to combat the powerful unfair enchantments and artifacts the deck can't deal with, while also disrupting combos.
4 days ago
Thanks a lot. I will definitely look into adding a couple Gravecrawlers, probably by removing a Cryptbreaker and maybe a Relentless Dead. I am trying to keep the deck mono black so as of now I am not adding Prized Amalgam. I'll look into finding a place for the other cards mentioned
4 days ago
Quest for the Gravelord is great with this combo as well. Sacrificing and bringing back gravecrawler feeds this thing so you get a 5/5 zombie pretty quick.
You can use Buried Alive to pull zombies from your library to your graveyard. This is good for pumping out more gravecrawlers. With my B/U zombie deck I pull out 2 Prized Amalgam and 1 Gravecrawler. Play the gravecrawler from the graveyard for 1 and at the beginning of my end step the Prized Amalgam can be put back on to the battlefield tapped. It's a really good way to get zombies on the field and keep them there.
I hope this helps!
5 days ago
The deck is Judge. The issue at hand is what is a better source of life-gain? Should I switch in Daru Spiritualist, Warrior en-Kor, Nomads en-Kor, and Transmutation for Gravecrawler, Reassembling Skeleton, Tidehollow Sculler, and Bog Initiate?
The group already in the deck uses Ashnod's Altar to produce infinite entering/leaving the battlefield triggers to abuse the soul sisters.
The group I'm thinking about switching in uses the ability of the en-kor to target daru spiritualist (no damage actually has to be in play apparently, these cards are the engine of a somewhat popular pauper deck that uses About Face or something similar for infinite damage) which I then sacrifice with Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim or Starlit Sanctum for infinite life.
I guess the question I have is which group of cards offers the better synergy with the deck while I assemble pieces, and which combo is more reliable or powerful?