Graven Cairns

Graven Cairns

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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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Legality

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

Graven Cairns occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Rakdos: 0.97%

UBR (Grixis): 0.59%

RBW (Mardu): 0.94%

Graven Cairns Discussion

multimedia on Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale

2 days ago

Hey, nice budget version of Syr Gwyn. You have good card sense. Choosing the better high CMC cards, the better equipment, the better lands with the budget you're working with and leaving subpar cards out :)

Cards to consider upgrading:

  • Syr Konrad, the Grim
  • Cabal Paladin
  • Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor
  • Josu Vess, Lich Knight
  • Corpse Knight
  • Smitten Swordmaster
  • Valiant Knight
  • Spidersilk Net
  • Bladed Pinions
  • Mortify
  • Inspiring Vantage
  • Concealed Courtyard
  • Tainted Field
  • Orzhov Basilica

Cards to consider adding:

Sunforger is a very good equipment when you don't have to pay it's equip cost; repeatable tutoring for an instant and casting it. Mistveil combos with Sunforger to put the instant you cast back into your library to then cast it again. This is a powerful interaction with Boros equipment strategies. You could expand a lot with a "Sunforger package of instants" especially because playing black, but even just having a few powerful instants is enough.

Good luck with your deck.

DemMeowsephs on Pioneer Rakdos Control

2 weeks ago

If you stick to Rakdos, I would consider some different lands such as the following:

Heliogabale on "Burn everyone!" B/W/R - Pillow Fort Bleed

1 month ago

Very cool deck!

If you are going to run only one indestructible creature, I would go for one that you can play easily and that you can actually use to burn enemies, like Hazoret the Fervent or revert to the Stuffy Doll, which was infinitely better than the Colossus.

Is it a choice not to have Exsanguinate?

Braid of Fire could be great here, enough to run Pyrohemia.

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth would add value to you Pestilence and Cabal Stronghold, which should be a Cabal Coffers if you can get one.

I would lose Forsaken Sanctuary, Orzhov Basilica, Orzhov Guildgate, Scoured Barrens, Shambling Vent, Transguild Promenade and replace them with some of these: Command Tower, Clifftop Retreat, Dragonskull Summit, Smoldering Marsh, Luxury Suite, Tainted Peak, Graven Cairns, Fetid Heath and Rugged Prairie.

Heliogabale on Grenzo goblin deck

1 month ago

Welcome to Commander!

First, your goblin deck is illegal; you cannot play Alesha, Who Smiles at Death in Rakdos because she has white in her color identity.

Second, your mana base could use an upgrade. Command Tower , Blood Crypt , Dragonskull Summit , Tainted Peak , Auntie's Hovel , Castle Embereth , Foreboding Ruins , Graven Cairns , Luxury Suite , Myriad Landscape , Smoldering Marsh , and Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle are all worth looking into for this color combination.

Then, you are missing several Goblin staples, like Goblin Recruiter , Goblin King , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker .

Finally, Coat of Arms can quickly turn against you. Better use Door of Destinies , Vanquisher's Banner , Icon of Ancestry and Herald's Horn . And Kindred Charge .

Hope this helps, happy building!

antacidbrn on One Way, Or another.

2 months ago

Add 1 or 2 Canyon Slough to the Mana base and maybe bump up to 20 lands. Your key spot is the 3 drop slot so you camnot afford to miss any land drops by T3. This should do it.

You are right about Graven Cairns , in fact I would go so far as to add 2x more to this plan because of the utility. Maybe drop the 2x Dragonskull Summit for one more AND 1x copy os Spinerock Knoll.

Massacar on We're All Mad Here (budget cEDH)

3 months ago

Boomcat12B I totally agree on the front of tapped lands (though certain taplands have a purpose, such as Mortuary Mire for recursion). The issue at hand is that I want to keep this deck as budget as possible to make it accessible, and for me that means keeping it under $300. Sadly good lands are stupidly expensive, so I purposefully excluded most of them. Also, I already did run Blood Crypt and Graven Cairns . But I do think I may swap out City of Brass for Sulfurous Springs as it brings the price down by about $2.

I will definitely look to include the Sunscorched Desert , ping damage adds up and can be underappreciated.

The Dualcaster Mage + Heat Shimmer combo is actually one that I initially considered and dismissed for this deck, so for now I will continue to forego it for now.

TetrAggressive I agree that the crawler is powerful if it hits the field with Anje, but I don't currently have any creature's I would want to cut for the include. For instance, Archfiend of Ifnir is the same CMC, but it plays off the discard, as opposed to the draw.

Boomcat12B on We're All Mad Here (budget cEDH)

3 months ago

If you can get away with tapped lands in your play group that's awesome. But when playing at a competitive tier tapped lands are simply to slow and don't provide enough upside to justify taking up a slot. Especially with Anje. She wants to win as soon as possible since she has very little in the way of effective interaction outside of a few cards. Maybe replace those tapped lands with fetches (these give you a shuffle effect which can be helpful, especially when rummaging with Anje)- Fetchlands/ Blood Crypt , Graven Cairns , Sulfurous Springs , Luxury Suite , or Aether Hub as just a few ideas. These will help speed up your deck and provide more consistent plays. Also definitely add Sunscorched Desert this gives you another means to proc dmg off of you worldgorger loop, with the added bonus of being a land so it is much more difficult to interact with. Also I think Fellwar Stone is a better include over Mind Stone as it will provide you with colored mana (Hopefully a black or red). There is nothing wrong with 2 drop mana ramp in CEDH by the way. It is just not as effective as cards like Crypt or Vault. But they can work nicely to help round out your mana base as CEDH runs much lighter land packages than regular EDH. My "Budget" CEDH Anje list runs 30 lands and 11 mana rocks. (I am running that many because I am not running Crypt or LED since I am trying to keep it under 800 dollars and "budget" for CEDH anyways) My deck wants to win by turn 3 or 4 so I need to make sure I hit a rock for turn 1 or 2. Finally might I suggest Dualcaster Mage and Heat Shimmer as a back up wincon if gorger is exiled. Just some ideas that I hope help out some.

DemMeowsephs on

3 months ago

Nice Deck, the only problem I see regards the lands. I promise, your deck can be 100% better if you add the right lands. I would consider the following:

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