Gravecrawler

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Blessed vs Cursed (DDQ) Rare
Dark Ascension (DKA) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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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

Sargeras on How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

1 day ago

Quicksilver

The issue in my build is that most of the time, we are discarding our hand to Lilli, or are playing lower cost spells to keep our curve. If I was playing Bloodghast or Gravecrawler I might consider it more, but most of the time it's really just another swamp in our deck.

Darth_Savage on Modern Discard v2

3 days ago

Hi marypopins,

Your deck is a sort of hybrid of three other decks; 8 Rack, Owling Mine and Hollow One while there is some symmetry in how these decks function, the first two are control decks and the last is aggro. At the moment I'd say your deck leans more towards control, but without the heavier discard or counterspell package. Outside of Hollow One you aren't gaining any advantage from the cards you discard either in terms of recursion (cards with Flashback, or like Bloodghast and Gravecrawler) or play (cards like Fiery Temper or Flameblade Adept) and you are only running 3x of Hollow One.

Your main strategy then is based on your opponent discarding cards, so how to make that more efficient, First up Wheel of Fate with Simian Spirit Guide you can potentially cast Wheel of Fate turn one, which would put your opponent on a clock. Next, admittedly with a little more work Reforge the Soul, you would need some Scry effects, but that is manageable. Or a more recent addition Collective Defiance, the effect was even attached to a creature, once Barbed Shocker... If you really don't care (but you probably should) about letting your opponent draw then you may as well run Master of the Feast, as it's an under-costed evasive beater.

I do think it is possible to build a strong Red/Black discard deck and here your lack of recursion could be a safety net. Since you aren't running any recursive threats you can use cards like Elixir of Immortality or Cranial Archive to fold your graveyard back into your library, meaning at a push you might be able to win by decking your opponent, or at worst you reset your deck. Note that Mill is generally a terrible strategy for winning though.

Finally here are a few other cards for your consideration; Rakdos Augermage, Neheb, the Worthy, Kolaghan's Command, Jagged Poppet and Igneous Pouncer.

I hope I've given you some ideas, enjoy brewing your deck.

aogoli on Zombies Zombies Zombies

4 days ago

It's not easy to conciliate the cards you are showing. I tried and i hope i can give you some help. I believe you should try to keep the battlefield clear from your enemy's threats (im thinking of creatures mostly, or do better and study possible decks you might face). In my case i changed the aggro format, to keep more options on sidedeck.

In case you accept this change i imagine you will answer well to your enemy cards, then you can try to cast your cards either from your hand or graveyard. More precisely, these are the creatures i was thinking of: Butcher Ghoul, Dread Wanderer or Gravecrawler; and cast Lord of the Accursed and Indulgent Tormentor with Unburial Rites or some other reanimation card like Exhume or Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip. You can discard these last creatures either with Cryptbreaker or Zombie Infestation (which i think may do better, just try to keep some lands in hand after you have more than 4 lands in play just to keep using the enchantment ability).

I thought of Indulgent Tormentor because you can draw more cards, but you might want to try an hardcore zombie of your preference.

About the cards that can clear the battlefield: Drown in Sorrow, Flaying Tendrils, Innocent Blood, Dismember, Vendetta, or even Damnation (the only cost 4 im mentioning).

For the sidedeck this is the example of something that can answer to different threats: 4x Pithing Needle, 4x Scrabbling Claws, and 4x Phylactery Lich.

But, for example, if you go against an burn deck with no creature surely would be hard to win.

About maybeboard i thought of Rotting Rats, just because with it you can try to run down your enemy strategy close to zero, however it escapes the tempo of the deck a bit.

Hope i helped, zombies are really fun to play, the possibilities almost never run out. Good luck.

SpeshulK on Muldrotha Zombristocrats Brew

1 week ago

Hello everyone, this will be my first attempt at constructing a Commander deck and I'm going to need some help creating a functioning deck. Just looking for some casual fun with friends so tier 1 performance is not necessary, but I would love some tricks to impress my pals. I know there are some impressive Muldrotha, the Gravetide brews in the works, but I'm working within a tight budget. Who knows, if a suggestion is truly worth the cost, I might fork over some extra cash. First and foremost, my idea is to build an aristocrats deck using cards like Dictate of Erebos, Grave Pact, and Butcher of Malakir. I believe the most effective (and fun) way to get my aristocrats running is to use sacrifice outlets such as Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, Ashnod's Altar, and Fleshbag Marauder. I also plan to use recursion cards like Muldrotha, the Gravetide, Gisa and Geralf, and Havengul Lich for extra sacrifice fun. Zombies like are my preferred creature type because they seem to be the easiest creatures to recur. (Prized Amalgam, Gravecrawler, and Relentless Dead.) Since Muldrotha, the Gravetide can recast permanents like Animate Dead and Pernicious Deed, I'm avoiding instants or sorceries unless they are too good to pass up. I'm thinking Epiphany at the Drownyard, Villainous Wealth, and Traumatize could be interesting inclusions. Maybe Army of the Damned for tons of sacrifice targets. Is there any hope of pulling this deck together into a functioning strategy?

_kelpie_ on rakdos madness

1 week ago

Hi Duke, you're right about Fiery Temper, I added them because I was afraid to have few madness cards. And yeah, I should get rid of the Cryptbreakers, I had those because I was planning to build it as a zombie deck with lots of tokens and Lord of the Accursed to pump them and finish the opponent.

About Smuggler's Copter I tried them but I replaced them with Faithless Looting because I found myself in situations where I needed a card draw to deal with some enenmy threath and the copter was too slow and required a creature to crew.

I'll make an update with Collective Brutality, Call the Bloodline and Gravecrawlers

Thanks!

multimedia on TSG Zombie Tribal

2 weeks ago

Hey, great looking budget Commander deck.

Windfall seem quite good here getting Zombies into the graveyard for Scarab and drawing cards. Consider upgrading Darksteel Ingot with Coalition Relic? It's $5 and still going down; it was just reprinted in Masters 25. Counterspell is going to be hard to cast, any card really. I don't think you need Counterspell because the only thing you really need to counter are exile effects of your creatures or graveyard. Arcane Denial and Negate can do this and only have one blue in their CCs, which is a big difference.

Consider including some more budget Dimir dual lands:

Carrion Feeder is a good one drop Zombie as a no cost sac outlet who can pump itself especially with Gravecrawler. Noxious Ghoul is pretty amazing with Zombie tribal this guy can scare all your opponents and wrecks tokens. Nightscape Familiar can reduce the CMCs of quite a few cards here especially Scarab.

Good luck with your deck.


bigshocka on Rise of the Undead

2 weeks ago

Diregraf Colossus Combos with Gravecrawler and Nantuko Husk for token generation

KINGofORESKOS on Zombie Tribal

2 weeks ago

Maybe change the format from Standard to Modern, as 21/60 cards in your deck aren't Standard legal. Lord of the Undead and Gravecrawler could help, and consider adding Diregraf Captain if you decide to expand your mana base. Nice deck!

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