Creature — Zombie
Gravecrawler can't block.
You may cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard as long as you control a Zombie.
|Have (4)||winterwind10 , rockleemyhero , , fourcleftcandles|
|Want (3)||CaptainAmos , nmarkro , Arnester|
Printings View all
|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Rare|
|Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed (DDQ)||Rare|
|Dark Ascension (DKA)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
Combos Browse all
- Blood Artist + Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar
- Diregraf Captain + Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar
- Blood Artist + Bloodthrone Vampire + Gravecrawler
- Gravecrawler + Diregraf Captain
- Gravecrawler + Undead Alchemist
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Gravecrawler occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.06%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
- Can being returned be countered like casting? both from graveyard: cards are reassembling skeleton and gravecrawler
- Stack question on interactions with madness and Vengevine.
- Does a card moving from your graveyard to the stack count as having left your graveyard, and how does that interact with assist?
- If I cast a card from my graveyard can someone respond to it by exiling my graveyard?
1 week ago
- Deadeye Navigator and Peregrine Drake
- Gravecrawler, Phyrexian Altar/Ashnod's Altar, and Rooftop Storm (as long as you control another zombie)
- Rings of Brighthearth and Basalt Monolith/Grim Monolith
2 weeks ago
I would lower the curve a lot and take out cards that cost more than 4 mana. I would also drop the blue from the deck.
Nice job for your first deck from scratch. It's probably a lot better than mine. +1
2 weeks ago
Hey rangab7, +1
I'm not seeing much good-stuffs... and it really looks like you're trying to make aristocrats: I see more tokens and sac-outlets than control.
I made a Turn 1 Hogaak deck with a very similar playstyle (play creatures, sac creatures, rush my commander, etc).
Also check out my mono-black Belzenrok deck.
It looks like you have enough draw, but inconsistent value-engines... like why Endless Cockroaches? Seems like you need more fodder like Gravecrawler or Oathsworn Vampire. I know it combos with Endrek, but your focus should be on Torgaar.
And then most of your big plays come after your engines are online, so often you'll be stuck with lots of cards you can't cast all at once that don't really trade well with your opponents' cards.
I would cut as many 4+ drops as you can (anything that doesn't draw 4+ cards or swing the game is slowing you down) and play a lot more spot removal. Then you'll be in a great spot to disrupt your opponents while gaining value until you're ready to end with a full board of tokens, 1-3 drops, and Blood Artist, etc.
You might also consider...
Bolas's Citadel... buy it while it's cheap!
1 month ago
Thanks for the suggestion Balaam__ !
I am trying to keep the creature in the deck on theme with some sort of sacrifice mechanic, so theoretically Gravecrawler can be a repeat sac target, will try it in there, cheers!
1 month ago
This combo can use any sac outlet as it's needed to get Gravecrawler into my graveyard to free cast him with Rooftop. Gravecrawler infinite dying triggering Captain is a win condition. Phyrexian Altar is the nonbuget expensive sac outlet that goes infinite with Gravecrawler. It's not in this deck, but is a good upgrade if looking to make upgrades. It would allow you to cut Rooftop completely from the combo.
Ashnod makes infinite colorless mana when I sac a Zombie and I use one colorless each time to activate Havengul. I can activate Havengul and then cast a Zombie in any graveyard for free. Merchant is the best win condition with his combo because I can infinite cast him and trigger his ETB infinite times. With Diregraf Captain or Plague Belcher in my graveyard and only one other Zombie in any graveyard I can use Captain/Belcher as a win condition by infinite sacing and casting that one another Zombie.
Bontu's Monument can also be a win condition since I'm casting a Zombie each time with Havengul. Mire Triton can be the only Zombie in my graveyard since she can assemble the rest of the Zombies for this combo. I can keep sacing/casting her from my graveyard to self-mill myself to get Zombies for the combo into my graveyard and then cast them with Havengul.
Other than the two combos the other strategy is attacking with a Zombie horde with Lords and Wonder as support. Accumulate Zombies and Zombie tokens which allows Scarab to make opponents lose a lot of life and also scry a lot which helps to find combo pieces. Flying is very powerful with attacking Zombies and Scarab. The combos are using my graveyard thus I want to get Zombies into my graveyard especially Gravecrawler. Wonder also wants to be in my graveyard therefore it's a great fit.
1 month ago
The reason I didn't put Inquisition of Kozilek in the Mainboard is that the deck itself already has plenty of ways to destroy creatures and so Duress can take care of non-creature spells even if they're higher than 3 CMC.
Yes unfortunately there aren't many 1 drop vampires that would fit well here. Originally I had more self-reanimating creatures like Bloodsoaked Champion and such but then I changed the deck to a vampire tribal. Gravecrawler would have trouble coming back in this deck for example. The skeleton is nice, I'm used to playing it in MTG Arena. Trouble is, he's not a vampire
1 month ago
BlackWas: Dreadhorde synergizes with several elements of the deck including Gravecrawler and Cryptbreaker. It also provides lifelink (when the game drags on) which is very relevant in the deck. Altar of the Brood is definitely on my radar as well as Altar of Dementia.
1 month ago
Hey, impressive budget, less than $200, version of Varina.
Wonder and Buried Alive are two powerful budget cards with Zombies. Buried can tutor for both Wonder and Gravecrawler + one other creature. Wonder could replace Lazotep Reaver and Buried could replace Corpse Connoisseur. Watery Grave for $3 more than Underground River is a land upgrade and another Island dual land for Wonder.
Phyrexian Reclamation is a repeatable way using life that you gain from Varina to recur Zombies. It's an upgrade for Omen of the Dead. Final Parting for one more mana does a lot more than Diabolic Tutor. Bontu's Monument can be another win condition with the Gravecrawler + Altar combo and I think it's an upgrade for Commander's Sphere.
These card suggestions would add about $10 to the budget.
Good luck with your deck.