Graven Cairns

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Zendikar Expeditions (EXP) Mythic Rare
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare
Future Sight (FUT) Rare

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Graven Cairns

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Graven Cairns Discussion

multimedia on You got two coconuts and you're bangin'em together

1 month ago

Hey, saw that you're looking for help.

In my opinion the Vampiric Bloodlust precon doesn't showcase Edgar's best ability which is eminence from the Command Zone. You want to take advantage of this with low mana cost Vampires, mostly one/two/three drops. With eminence you want to swarm the board fast with Vampires because each low mana cost Vamp you cast gives you 1/1 Vamp token. Eminence lets you establish an army of Vamps much faster if you're casting one and two drop Vamps.

I'm suggesting for you to consider completely changing the strategy of your deck? Reduce the avg. CMC which is currently high at 3.7, make it so you can play a lot more Vamps faster. Use Sanctum Seeker , Malakir Bloodwitch and Edgar as the top end Vampires and cut most of the rest. These three benefit a lot, can do a ton of damage with big armies of Vamps. For upgrades to the precon consider starting by add all the good one drop and two drop budget Vamps?

Budget Vamps ($2 or less each) to consider adding:

Can add all these cards for about $11.


In all Commander deck builds lands that can ETB (enter the battlefield) untapped should be priority. Don't be afraid of including more basic lands instead of lands that ETB tapped. Budget lands to consider:

Can add all these lands for about $17.


Other budget upgrades to consider:

Can add the rest of these cards for about $12. Total price of suggested upgrades is about $40.


I'm suggesting to make a lot of changes by cutting a large number of high mana cost cards replacing them with low mana cost cards especially Vampires. Except the lands most of the cards I'm suggesting to cut are good cards, but most have high mana costs. Cards to consider cutting:

  • Rakdos Guildgate
  • Orzhov Guildgate
  • Boros Guildgate
  • Akoum Refuge
  • Bloodfell Caves
  • Wind-Scarred Crag
  • Stone Quarry
  • Scoured Barrens
  • Kabira Crossroads
  • Forsaken Sanctuary
  • Cinder Barrens
  • Anowon, the Ruin Sage
  • Blood Baron of Vizkopa
  • Bloodline Necromancer
  • Bloodsworn Steward
  • Butcher of Malakir
  • Crimson Honor Guard
  • Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief
  • Heir of Falkenrath
  • Licia, Sanguine Tribune
  • Mathas, Fiend Seeker
  • Olivia Voldaren
  • Patron of the Vein
  • Sangromancer
  • Skeletal Vampire
  • Skymarch Bloodletter
  • Vein Drinker
  • Black Market
  • Kindred Boon
  • Alms of the Vein
  • Ambition's Cost
  • Blood Divination
  • Consuming Vapors
  • Kindred Charge
  • Syphon Mind
  • Fell the Mighty
  • Well of Lost Dreams
  • Worn Powerstone

If you like these suggestions, or have any questions I offer more advice.

Good luck with your deck.


multimedia on Prossh, god of idk

1 month ago

Hey, good start. The budget is $500? It's not even at total $200 yet :)

My suggestions are to finish the manabase and improve the overall mana with additional mana sources. Budget ($5 or less each) cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting/upgrading:

  • Golgari Rot Farm
  • Gruul Turf
  • Rakdos Carnarium
  • Evolving Wilds
  • Barren Moor
  • Forgotten Cave
  • Tranquil Thicket
  • Rampant Growth
  • Circuitous Route
  • Golgari Locket
  • Naturalize
  • Murder
  • Victim of Night
  • Trumpet Blast
  • Bone Shredder
  • Scourge Devil

Good luck with your deck.


multimedia on Judith, the Scourge Diva Commander

1 month ago

Hey, this is a good start. Actually a really well made with the restriction of using most cards from only GRN and RNA, good job, nice Dark Depths :)

Budget cards that are currently in Standard mostly from DOM, GRN, RNA sets to consider adding:


For more upgrades you're going to however want to move away from just GRN and RNA cards, but this doesn't mean you have to spend a lot of money for upgrades. There's budget ($5 or less per card) upgrades you can make. I put a star (*) in front of the best upgrades of these suggestions.

Lands:

Sac outlets:

Recurable creatures:

Repeatable value from sacing creatures:

Make Judith deadly:

Busted with Dark Depths:

Reanimate lots of creatures:

Other:

If you like some of these suggestions I can help you to make cuts.

Good luck with your deck.


multimedia on need upgrade suggestions for edgar ...

1 month ago

Hey, keep the mana curve low... Mostly one, two and three drop Vamps to take more advantage of Edgar's eminence. Sanctum Seeker and Malakir Bloodwitch could be the two along with Edgar top end Vamps because their abilities are very good since they hurt all your opponents at once. Start by maxing out on all the one drop and two drop Vamps.

Some good noncreature budget cards ($5 or less) with Edgar are:

Budget playable lands in Mardu colors:

multimedia on Alesha Aggro

2 months ago

Hey, nice budget deck.

There's a few noncreature cards here to consider upgrading with better budget options. All my card suggestions are are less than $3 each.

A very good budget interaction with Alesha is Karmic Guide + Reveillark . These give you a way to quickly reanimate your aggro army if it's stopped in the mid game. These two creatures together or by themselves can be a reanimation engine for your 2 or less power creatures. Guide can reanimated by Alesha. Buried Alive is excellent at setting up this combo by tutoring for and putting Guide, Lark and another creature such as Anger or Zulaport Cutthroat into your graveyard.

To successfully loop Guide and Lark you'll need a sac outlet such as Viscera Seer or Carrion Feeder , etc. What the sac outlet lets you do is sac Lark thus triggering its leave the battlefield ability letting you reanimate two 2 or less power creatures from your graveyard. Since Guide has 2 power it can be reanimated by Lark, then Guide can reanimate Lark and continue the loop until all your 2 or less power creatures are reanimated.

Adding Cutthroat to this combo can kill all your opponents. Anger as long as its in the graveyard and you control a Mountain gives all your creatures haste. With it reanimate all your creatures before you attack and then attack with all your creatures in one turn. Haste is very good with an aggro strategy as long as you have ways to get Anger into your graveyard.

Here's a few budget lands to consider adding:

Other cards to consider adding:

I have other suggestions, but I'll stop here. I offer more help; if you like some of these suggestions I'll help you to make cuts.

Good luck with your deck.


CaptSillva on Kess Ritual Storm

2 months ago

Maybe you could consider Gamble and/or Entomb since you don't really care about binning your cards.

You also need some of that Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to help meet the black cost of Doomsday. The filter cycle could also help Sunken Ruins and Graven Cairns.

Other spells that may interest you are Breaking / Entering I know you don't run much in the way of creatures, but this can hit any graveyard, and it can get you back your win con if it dies somehow. Dig Through Time because Dig Through Time, enough said. Fact or Fiction and of course its lesser Steam Augury.

multimedia on *Primer* A Hellish Crusade [Edgy Specter Tribal]

2 months ago

Hey, to expand on what others have commented on about the manabase here's some budget playable lands to consider adding. All my suggestions will be $4 or less (most are $2 or less).

Other cards for the discard theme to consider adding:

Budget staples in Grixis colors to consider adding:

I offer more help. If you like some of these suggestions I can help you to make cuts.

Good luck with your deck.


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Graven Cairns occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Rakdos: 0.97%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.59%

RBW (Mardu): 0.94%