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

Evoksva_______ on The Black Legion

16 hours ago

'lo, Ebs here. You made a comment where you wanted me to critique yer deck, and so here it is.

Looking through your deck, I have a few questions. I like how you're using a lot of the more obscure black cards, which pleases me to no end. That said, I do have a few comments on deck cohesion.

It seems like your deck is more focused on token and murder shenanigans than on black nuking, which is plenty fine. However, some cards shouldn't be in EDH, Murderous Betrayal being one of them (in EDH anyway).

You have many different kinds of ways to produce tokens. These synergize well with Attrition, Dark Prophecy, and things like that. I do have a problem with the sheer amount of extreme life pay here. You have a lot of outlets to dump life out, but some of the powers they grant aren't too well. Dark Tutelage seems powerful, I mean, it's essentially just a Dark Confidant, right? The problem is the major reason that Dark Confidant is so expensive/good is not for any EDH able reasons, the reason it's so powerful is because at extreme competitive play, its ALSO a creature. Literally, 80% of the cost is from that fact alone. In EDH, a 2/1 for 2 that hits you for 7-2-10-5-0-0-10 during your turns is an extreme liability. I'd recommend not running anything that doesn't give you a 1 life-1 card advantage. Eberos is the most expensive I would go.

You have a lot of really good Swords. Why don't you try to turn Eberos into a voltron with minions? The minions offer a lot when it comes to defense, but inclusion of cards like Homicidal Seclusion is counter intuitive when you are expected to have more than 1 critter.

Your creature selection is otherwise quite good. I recommend Gravecrawler, Ophiomancer, Phyrexian Arena, Dictate of Erebos, Grave Pact, Bad Moon, and the like.

Bitterblossom is an excellent addition to the deck.

Recommend Temporal Extortion, Imp's Mischief especially because once Lich gets destroyed, you're doomed. Redirect it back onto their own stuff.

Also, Vengeful Pharaoh, because Vengeful Pharaoh.

JA14732 on Suck blood Eat brains

1 day ago

It's a very good start. I'd recommend first choosing between Zombies or Vampires, as the two tribal decks don't really play nice with each other. Vampires have a strong R/B deck, Zombies are strong in Grixis, Monoblack, and U/B (typically the U/B build's the strongest). Once you make that choice, then you pick your commander. For Vampires, I'd recommend Olivia Voldaren. For Grixis Zombies, Thraximundar is amazing, but the U/B build typically uses Grimgrin, Corpse-Born with the 3 card infinite combo with Rooftop Storm, Gravecrawler and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born.

Otherwise, you can go for a combined Grixis Vamp/Zombie build, but it's not the best thing out there.

thebdizzle on 2014-12-16 update of The Crying ...

1 day ago

With a Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact out teaming up Skullclamp with things like Bloodghast or maybe Gravecrawler would be some really good card draw/clearing up their board.

Helixr on Amend your sacrifice

3 days ago

I run the same kind of deck, maybe add Skullclamp for a nice combo with Gravecrawler!

Hider1120 on Pure Madness

3 days ago

Gravecrawler seems like a slam dunk here. You already have 10 zombies, and pitching it is basically free. Fiery Temper/Lightning Bolt also should find a home here.

iybkyd on Zambambo Maaaaaaadneessss!

4 days ago

Well first, Griselbrand is banned in EDH.

As for cards, Army of the Damned is one of the best ways to get a ton of Zombies, Helldozer will put your opponents through hell, Call to the Grave will slowly clean the board of those nasty non-zombie-using opponents, and Undead Warchief allows for stronger and cheaper zombies. You also may want Gauntlet of Power against any non-black decks.

As for Ghoulcaller Gisa herself, she mixes quit well with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Gravecrawler, Grave Pact, Unholy Grotto, Vengeful Pharaoh and, Unbreathing Horde

No Mercy + Grave Betrayal is a combo that you may want. Same with Zombie Master + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, and Gravecrawler + Skullclamp.

I also have a mono-black zombie deck that you may wanna look at if you need more cards to put in.

okayplaya14 on A Peaceful Man Stands tall

5 days ago

@TwoMagicDudes Thank you for great advice. Diabolic Tutor will go in there. Beseech the Queen and Diabolic Revelation would be something to try out. Necropotence would be much to costly for me personally. I've tried Gravecrawler out and he only works mediocre at best when I did not have Skullclamp, as for Bloodghast I will try to get a copy. For Cauldron of Souls I had my eyes set on it already and same with Retribution of the Ancients.

@Didgeridooda I like the combo with Triskelion. Cabal Coffers was put on hold for me at my shop so I just have to pick it up. Thanks for the tip.

TwoMagicDudes on A Peaceful Man Stands tall

5 days ago

More draw and some tutoring would help make the deck speedier and more consistent. Beseech the Queen, Diabolic Tutor, and Diabolic Revelation are all perfectly fine budget tutors. Obviously Vampiric Tutor and Demonic Tutor are superior, but cost more. Diabolic Intent would also be good in this build.

As for draw, I like Necropotence in this deck since you don't need a discard outlet. A Gravecrawler could be great with your Skullclamp, as would Bloodghast.

Since you are running Mikaeus as your commander, I would also recommend a Cauldron of Souls. You can put either undying or persist on the stack first, letting you bounce your creatures back up to three times in a turn.

Also, Retribution of the Ancients is awesome with Mikaeus.

Power / Toughness 2/1
Color(s) Black
Cost B
Converted cost 1
Avg. draft pick 1.39
Avg. cube pick 12.88


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension Rare


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