Gravedigger

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2020 (M20) Uncommon
Core Set 2019 (M19) Uncommon
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Common
Amonkhet (AKH) Uncommon
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Common
Magic 2015 (M15) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Common
MTG: Commander (CMD) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
Planechase (HOP) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Ninth Edition (9ED) Common
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Common
Eighth Edition (8ED) Common
Odyssey (ODY) Common
Seventh Edition (7ED) Common
Beatdown Box Set (BTD) Common
Starter 1999 (S99) Uncommon
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Common
Tempest (TMP) Common
Portal (POR) Uncommon

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Gravedigger

Creature — Zombie

When Gravedigger enters the battlefield, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Gravedigger Discussion

xaarvaxus on Grimgrin Commander

3 weeks ago

You don't really have that many cards with in the casting cost so you should adjust your swamp to island ratio so you can hit double black more reliably. I'd swap out 5 islands for 5 swamps and see how that plays. You can get away with a couple of lands that come in tapped so a Dimir Guildgate is a budget friendly option as well.

I'd do whatever I could to replace that Manalith with a Sol Ring . The price on them should go down some when the C19 product hits in August.

Tidy Conclusion and Unholy Hunger are too expensive CMC-wise for the additional benefit they provide [very minimal life gain for the most part]. Some better replacements: Hero's Downfall , Vona's Hunger , Go for the Throat , Tragic Slip and Necrotic Wound

One zombie you should add as more removal is Fleshbag Marauder . Its a great target for Gravedigger and the like as well.

SideBae on Varina Zombie Tribal EDH

4 weeks ago

With regard to cuts: If you want to run Zombie Master and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , you don't need Zombie Trailblazer anymore. Library of Leng is an interesting card, but I'm not sure it's good enough to merit an include; I'm assuming that it's meant to interact with Varina, Lich Queen 's looting ability. I just think there're better things you can do with the slot -- same goes for Desecrated Tomb . Their impact is marginal most of the time, and inserting more card draw or artifact ramp seems likely to be better.

I'm guessing Call to the Netherworld is meant to buy back cards while interacting with Varina's ability. I think running a to battlefield reanimation spell, like Reanimate or Animate Dead , would be simply better. Gravedigger and Eternal Taskmaster are similar cards I'd cut.

Ertai, the Corrupted is a card I think many people overrate. Five-mana is a very high cost, and cards like Daring Apprentice and Ertai, the Corrupted are worse than regular Counterspell s because your opponents know to play around the counter effect.

If you're running Phyrexian Altar , I'm not sure Ashnod's Altar is necessary. Including tutors like Demonic Tutor makes redundancy less important; similarly, including tutors would allow you to run just one Merciless Eviction or Austere Command effect rather than both.

Other cards to consider I didn't think of earlier: Undead Augur , Midnight Reaper , Fallen Shinobi , Rot Hulk , Forgotten Creation , God-Eternal Oketra , and Eternal Skylord .

Pal00ka on All of Sapling's Friends

2 months ago

An interesting list!

More Card advantage creatures: Soul of the Harvest , Harvester of Souls , Masked Admirers , Garruk's Horde , and Garruk's Packleader .

More sacrifice creatures: Ghoulcaller Gisa , Bontu the Glorified , Dimir House Guard , Izoni, Thousand-Eyed , Krav, the Unredeemed , and Razaketh, the Foulblooded .

More ramp creatures: Dawntreader Elk , Ondu Giant , Veteran Explorer , Primal Druid , Burnished Hart , and Wild-Field Scarecrow .

More recursion creatures: Cadaver Imp , Deadwood Treefolk , Den Protector , Dutiful Attendant , and Gravedigger .

I would look at lowering/smoothing out your curve, I have found it helps improve the functionality of a deck.

M_Malcom on An Extreme Amount of Dead-ication

3 months ago

I would go with Graf Harvest as it basically shifts all of combat in your favor. I’d drop the Gravediggers as you don’t have much reanimation. in it’s place I’d go Doomed Dissenter and on a side note it’s a target for graf

ZiKaNYuGiOh on artifact rage

4 months ago

INTERESTING SIDEBOARD Gravedigger

yodragonne on GB priest

4 months ago

i would suggrest Golgari Findbroker over Gravedigger becosue same mana cost and findbroker can pull permants istead of just creatures

vorpalaxe on My Game Night League Deck

5 months ago

Yea that seems like the way. I like Ghoulraiser Fleshbag Marauder and Tattered Mummy . Gravedigger is good too. Card advantage is huge especially if you can gain life. Whip of Erebos ?

Darkshadow327 on My Game Night League Deck

5 months ago

Honestly I might as well just add more Gravedigger if I go that route ( Rot Hulk into a bunch of zombies and Gravedigger is hilarious).

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