Creature — Zombie
Gravecrawler can't block.
You may cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard as long as you control a Zombie.
|Have (3)||metalmagic , rockleemyhero ,|
|Want (2)||io4nnis , naeovrc|
Printings View all
|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
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Gravecrawler occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.06%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
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6 days ago
You have some good sac outlets. First thing I'd recommend is maybe using Gravecrawler since you have other zombies, gives you a cheap sac. I would also suggest getting in some mana rocks like the Talismans and Signets to help with that slightly higher average CMC.
1 week ago
Thanks for the comments.
I would consider Bloodsoaked Champion but I haven’t found it to struggle getting access to one of the other lines.
I do own Yawgmoth and he would be a good inclusion, but I kind of what to have him in his own deck as the general and don’t want to buy another, because... money.
Smothering abomination is a very good idea. I might wait for trophy to rotate out before buying one to see if it drops in cost.
I’ve honestly only got bridge to get me a zombie for Gravecrawler so could cut.
I’ve added in Protein Hulk - which can sac to tutor up a combo win.
2 weeks ago
So I imagine you guys have already talked to death about Thassa's Oracle but I was wondering does it make Mairsil, the Pretender enough stronger to go up a tier? The line of play is the same as with Laboratory Maniac except that now you just win at the end of it.
Get Mirror-Mad Phantasm into hand or graveyard and play Mairsil.
Mairsil uses mirror's ability which dumps the entire library into the graveyard.
Narco brings itself back, Pay the unearth for fatestiticher, pay the for gravecrawler. Fate could untap a land for you if needed.
Sac all of them to play dread return on thassa's oracle. ETB resolves and you win.
It does seem pretty vulnerable and is definitely a win or bust combo. Needs to go off.
I guess Thassa probably brought into question any deck that used Maniac... Thoughts? I'm not a competitive player so I'm just wandering around in the dark here ;)
2 weeks ago
It really depends on your meta and your budget. However for now i'll try to list some cards that i really like in that type of deck.. In the creature compartment i would suggest Diregraf Colossus, Undead Warchief, maybe Death Baron, Cryptbreaker, the obvious Gravecrawler, Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Lich Lord of Unx. For card draw i would add Graveborn Muse or Midnight Reaper. Soulless One can be a good card if you are on a budget. Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is a great card too as he gets really big and destroys your opponents' creatures fast.Zombie Master is good on its own in a tribal deck but becomes great with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. More expensive cards are Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Ghoulcaller Gisa; if i had to pick i would choose the first. Also Grave Titan can get you a lot of tokens.
Enchantments: Grave Pact for removal, Phyrexian Arena/Kindred Discovery/Rhystic Study and the great and cheap Monastery Siege for card draw, Black Market for ramp, Rooftop Storm enables a lot of Gravecrawler combos, Paradox Haze doubles your commander's effect while Training Grounds makes his second effect cheaper.
Artifacts: Phyrexian Altar for the gravecrawler combo, i love in this deck Bontu's Monument, Door of Destinies/Vanquisher's Banner/Coat of Arms because you are going for a tribal deck (and why not Herald's Horn. Illusionist's Bracers doubles the scarab's firs ability.
PW: Liliana, Untouched By Death does everything you want in a Scarab god deck.
The problem with your deck in my opinion is that even if you play cards with some synergy because of the zombie tribal element and some way to double your commander's drain ability there are a lot of cards that do not enough for you here. Remember that playing a deck that is a constant menace to your opponents gets you a big target on your head. To be more specific with my suggestions i need to know your budget, your meta and the path you want to take with this deck. Also there are too little cards in the removal compartment, in the draw compartment and in the mana base fixing compartment.
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
Phyresis and Grafted Exoskeleton make your commander a one-hit kill regenerating killing machine. Embercleave does it too, with the best part of it being using the flash to get an unexpected kill. Tainted Strike does the same thing if you like combat tricks. Chandra's Ignition also is great because it's a boardwipe that deals massive damage to opponents and opens the way for commander damage kills.