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

Harashiohorn on Burn Merchant (Mono Black Devotion)

1 day ago


Gravecrawler certainly is the more aggressive option, though Bloodghast is easier to recur. I think you would have to play around and reach a personal decision on which you prefer. I would simply say that if you are struggling against some more aggressive strategies, consider cutting whichever of those you run first. Speaking of aggro stratagies, I noticed you didn't have any sideboard against affinity, and since a lot of decks rely on their sideboard in this matchup, I thought I would just throw out some good mono-black artifact hate cards; Disciple of the Vault, Relic Bane, Shattered Dreams, and Burden of Greed.

Quick comment on the can't block drawback: I feel like it's a lot less taxing on Gravecrawler because the turn two attack, is more useful than the turn three attack. Just my thoughts anyway.

fieldhockeystudent on Burn Merchant (Mono Black Devotion)

1 day ago

Harashiohorn - I had Pooling Venom as a response to tron, but you're right, Fulminator Mage would be a faster and more consistent card to sideboard in.

Bitterblossom definitely doesn't synchronize with the rest of my deck as well, but it's won enough games for me that I want to keep it in my mainboard and swap it out for matches where it's not relevant!

I like the recursive aspect of Bloodghast. It adds some value to late game land draws, and contributes mana symbols to the devotion theme. I'd definitely consider something like Gravecrawler in its place, though - cheaper and similarly recursive . . .? Or do you think the "can't block" drawback is too much of a problem there as well?

NecroPony on Gisa's Zombies

2 days ago

I don't specificly remember why, but Phyrexian Altar was broke in my Gisa deck. I think It involved Gravecrawler and Blood Artist being a GG.

lemmingllama on What are some fun and ...

5 days ago

Golgari Grave-Troll and Life from the Loam are two of the better ones.

Bridge from Below, Gravecrawler, Bloodghast, Vengevine, Unburial Rites, and Gnaw to the Bone are other powerful cards without dredge that also fit into the deck.

EORA on Return for the graveyard

1 week ago

Thanks very much, actually Nim Devourer might do the job; it's a zombie which is great so I can also use the Gravecrawlers; I thought about the Bloodsoaked Champion but in the end it cost and Nim so it's almost the same but nim can block other creatures which is nice. I'll test that a bit.

EORA on Return for the graveyard

1 week ago

I'm thinking on a combo deck using Teysa, Orzhov Scion and Field of Souls and cards like Reassembling Skeleton that can comeback from a graveyard to produce a lot of tokens and get other benefits (like using Altar's Reap for example)

I need to know of more cards that have "pay X and return this card from the graveyard to the battlefield" (I know of Gravecrawler but I don't have any other zombies so that does not work very well, could work if there's another zombie that can come back from the graveyard)

if you can tell me of a card similar to the Reassembling Skeleton where I control when to return them to the battlefield (not like blodghast that needs a land to come back) I'm listening.

Power / Toughness 2/1
Color(s) Black
Cost B
Converted cost 1


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

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension Rare
Promo Set Rare


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