Creature — Zombie

Gravecrawler can't block.

You may cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard as long as you control a Zombie.

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Mystery Booster (MYS1) Rare
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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Gravecrawler Discussion

Balaam__ on Zombie tribal

12 hours ago

This deck is crying out for a playset of Gravecrawler. It’s a staple that would excel here. I’d seriously consider making room for it.

Rhyno52 on Mono black

20 hours ago

Ok i suggest some cards then to improve your game plan further. The most valuable card for recursion is Gravecrawler there is almost no other card in modern that can be played that easy again from graveyard.

For it to be played that way you need some good zombies to play and you also need a sac engine something to sacrifice it to. A very good zombie who also is a Sac Engine would be Carrion Feeder.

Next Cards would be your enablers the thing that does the damage like currently Ayara, First of Locthwain those would be Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat. Both deal damage if a creature you control/or your opponent controls dies.

There are many more valuable Cards to choose from but those are not that pricey and would make a great addition to the deck.

You may want to cut some of the high cost spells and Underworld Dreams.

Optimator on Gisa and Geralf EDH V.2.2

1 week ago

I have a guide/repository for card-draw cards if you want to peruse it. You may find some cards with more synergies that you like. Weight of Memory can be decent for self-mill strategies, etc. EDH Card-Draw Master List

As for cuts... let's see...

I don't love Forgotten Creation, personally. I always felt like I had non-creatures I wanted to keep in my hand all the time. Your deck is a bit more creature-heavy than mine, so perhaps it's pulling its weight.

You have the necessary components for Gravecrawler combos, but not a ton of tutors to make them reliable to get out. As such, perhaps one of the weaker payoffs for that can go, such as Vengeful Dead or Plague Belcher. If you're using Buried Alive to find the pieces then you'll only ever need one, and Diregraf Captain is an excellent choice. That said, your deck is fairly token-heavy so perhaps the incidental groupslug is being underappreciated by me.

I don't really love Ancient Excavation or Compelling Deterrence.

Personally I think Endless Ranks of the Dead is a bit of a trap unless you're all-in on the token strategy, such as a Ghoulcaller Gisa or Sidisi, Brood Tyrant zombie deck. Very fun, but a bit win-more unless you can really make it pop off. I've never been satisfied with it's performance in my deck, but you're going wider than I do so perhaps it's fine. Something to think about though.

It all kind of depends on how much you're self-milling. You have a decent amount, but you aren't exactly going all-in. As such, Grimoire of the Dead may be a liability. I have played around with that card in some of my decks and it just seems to get removed before it works. When it did I usually won the game, though. It's fun, but unreliable. Rise of the Dark Realms is obviously more reliable but it's very pricey.

I never found the self-mill in my deck as useful as regular card-draw. There's not a ton of point to have 15 zombies in the graveyard if you only want to cast one or two of them over and over. There are payoffs, of course, but to me it feels like being in the middle-ground is way worse than being all-in or having minimal self-mill. I just hate milling over answers or Rooftop Storm!

I don't think you're running enough to make Nightscape Familiar worth it.

Honestly, I don't love Havengul Lich a ton. The color restriction makes it hard to use and you have lots of ways to bring out your own zombies already. He's better in a more mill-your-opponents strategy IMO.

Tymaret Calls the Dead is a bit of a weaker card. Exiling your own zombies is a bit of a non-bo (unless your self-mill strategy is really rolling). The lifegain can be nice but I'd rather run Whip of Erebos if that's the goal, or a better card-draw card if that's the goal.

Balaam__ on Zombie Deck For The New

2 weeks ago

Zombie decks work best with some type of recursion. Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead are staples of the tribe for good reason.

wallisface on Budget Suicide Black

2 weeks ago

Some thoughts:

  • you have tons of ways to benefit from sacing creatures, but you’re never actually gunna have that many creatures to sac. With only 1/3 of the deck being creatures, and with no way to recur them, it’s going to be hard to gain traction. Something like Gravecrawler would go a long way here.

  • the full playset of Demon of Death's Gate feels excessive. Drawing a second one is almost certainly a dead card. Running more than 2 in the deck feels risky to me.

  • have you considered more cards that like to be around lots of corpses? I’m referring to stuff like Blood Artist & friends.

  • 21 lands feels on the low side, considering you have 3 & 4 drops. However, in this instance id say don’t add more lands, just drop those 3 and 4 drop cards for more cmc1 and 2 creatures, so you can capitalise off your decks aggression

RNR_Gaming on K'rrik Life Gain/Drain

2 weeks ago

Krrik is awesome! I spent many hours brewing him up. Anyways, Sensei's Divining Top and Bolas's Citadel are both amazing includes and give you a 3 piece combo that goes with Aetherflux Reservoir. Additionally, Leshrac's Sigil gives you some pretty neat lines aswell as a black spell to grow krrik in a pinch. Theres even a zombie combo you can do; you just need Carrion Feeder and Gravecrawler and if you have out reservoir you got infinite life and a really big feeder :) tutors like Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are a bit pricey but make the deck flow so much better.

Balaam__ on The Scarab God Zombies

2 weeks ago

If I were to make a recommendation, I’d drop the The Scarab God down to 2, and increase Gravecrawler and/or Relentless Dead up to 4 copies. You’re going to want the cheaper and recursive centric zombies early on, so ideally you’ll have full play sets.

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