Gravedigger

Gravedigger

Creature — Zombie

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

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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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Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer 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

Gravedigger occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Gravedigger Discussion

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Massacre Girl Goodstuff

1 month ago

sigh normally I would contribute the mistakes I made in that comment to tiredness, but I woke up very rested today... Let me correct some of my mistakes. Yeah, Gravedigger was in M20. The version in your list is M19, which messed me up, but you're right. You are also right about Cauldron's Gift , which is a great card in this deck. I meant to say Forever Young , which does eat up draws.

I think you might also do well replacing Witch's Cottage . It's almost a dead card until you get 3 swamps out, and it has the same "eating up draws" effect as Forever Young in that it puts that card on top of your library.

austintayshus on Massacre Girl Goodstuff

1 month ago

Sorin_Markov_1947 Thanks for the comment.

Gravedigger was printed in M20 so it is definitely Brawl legal.

I keep thinking Field of the Dead just needs seven other lands, not seven other lands with different names. I'll take that out.

Revenge of Ravens was in the deck because it was a good black card, but I've found that it's usually a dead card in my hand so I took it out for Dread Presence .

I've liked Cauldron's Gift so far. In one game on turn 5, that card dumped and reanimated Vilis, Broker of Blood on turn 5 or 6. I'm not sure what you mean when you say cauldron's gift has 'eats up the draws'.

I do like The Cauldron of Eternity and Witch's Oven . Thanks for the suggestions!

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Massacre Girl Goodstuff

1 month ago

Gravedigger isn't brawl-legal. I don't know why TappedOut thinks it is.

I really like this deck, but I see a few things that I think would help. Burglar Rat seems expensive for the effect. Field of the Dead is just a tapped colorless land (AKA, a complete waste) since you don't even have seven differently-names lands in the decklist. Witch's Oven can help you get some use out of creatures that are about to die anyway (e.g. in blocking situations). And although Revenge of Ravens doesn't really fit the theme, it is a great black card that essentially stops your opponent attacking with anything power 2 or less. Cauldron's Gift is an absolutely horrid graveyard recursion card, since it eats up the draws you could be using for other things. Even if you only use it to get one card from your graveyard and you draw it straight away, Cauldron's Gift itself has taken up a draw slot. It's worth thinking about The Cauldron of Eternity , which can help you get back on your feet after a big Massacre Girl wipe, but I think it'd be situational and hard to use, so think about it some.

ScionsStillLive on Zombie

3 months ago

Some cards to consider for this deck (however you might actually have to increase your lands if you include these):

Voracious Null

Spark Harvest

Null Caller

Gravedigger

Cavalier of Night

Endling

Rank Officer

Dreadmalkin

Liliana, Dreadhorde General

Finale of Eternity

xaarvaxus on Infinite Grimgrin Commander

5 months 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

6 months 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

8 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.

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