Graveyard Shovel

Graveyard Shovel


2, {T}: Target player exiles a card from his or her graveyard. If it's a creature card, you gain 2 life.

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Set Rarity
Innistrad (ISD) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Graveyard Shovel Discussion

Babylon22 on God of VICTORY SUPER BUDGET

2 years ago

Instead of Dryad Militant maybe the new Crook of Condemnation or Graveyard Shovel...

Alesha, Who Smiles at Death is also disallowed because the hybrid mana symbol (it isn't in reminder text like extort)

Firebones675 on Test-ex

3 years ago

Deck looks pretty good, the biggest issue with it is the land count as you pointed out in the description. Most of my decks run around 36ish lands depending on the mana curve and how much ramp there is. I can make afew suggestions about cuts to make room for them. As a side note, when you are playing EDH your commander is technically supposed to be a legendary creature (like Brimaz, King of Oreskos. If your friends don't mind you using Elspeth, I wouldn't worry about changing it but wanted to let you know. Also since mox lotus is from unhinged, it isn't legal in commander (again if your friends don't mind you using it, don't worry about it.) Anyway here are some potential cuts:

Eldrazi Displacer: You don't have many sources of colorless mana for it's ability so more times than not you won't be able to use it. Unless you want to add more sources, i'd cut him.

Memnite: Yes he's free but short of odd combos, it's generally not worth it. It oftentimes cant attack due to the opponent just playing a slightly bigger creature and late game you should have enough mana anyway.

Lifegain cards: Unless you have strong synergy with gaining life, it's often times not worth it as if the reason you need to gain life is you are getting beat down by creatures, you would want to draw an answer to those creatures rather than just buying you time to draw that answer. I think you can cut Ajani's Pridemate, Apothecary Initiate, Angel's Feather, Graveyard Shovel

Soulfire Grand Master: While its a good card, you can't actually activate it's ability and even if you could you are not allowed to run this in your deck. Due to its ability it has a white/blue/red color identity whereas your commander is only white.

Eternal Scourge: Good in combo decks, not as much elsewhere

Conjurer's Closet dont think you have enough enter the battlefield abilities to take advantage of this card

Grinding Station If your plan is to win through damage this seems out of place. This card normally only fits into dedicated mill decks. You also don't use your own graveyard enough to want to target yourself

Perpetual Timepiece ditto

Call to Arms often times is situational

Celestial Dawn doesn't help you that much

Enduring Renewal okay in combo decks but here it might hurt you more than it helps

Quarantine Field You currently have it listed twice

Devout Lightcaster In a game without anyone playing black it doesnt do much.

Erase you already have a lot of ways to deal with enchantments

Deicide ditto

Ornithopter doesn't do a huge amount by itslef

Reciprocate not the best here since you have to have been dealt damage before you can use this card

Angelic Edict high mana cost for what it does

You already have enough graveyard hate.Might need to cut a few more after these but it should be most of the cuts you need. Hope this helps!

Klayhamn on Need help beating Meren in ...

3 years ago

Rose -- thanks for the tip, i replaced the Worn Powerstone, but i'm a bit hesitant on replacing the Thought Vessel because of how easy it is in this deck to go beyond 7 cards...

Btw - what do you think about Graveyard Shovel , Profane Memento or Ebony Charm? too slow/small/gimmicky?

When you say f*ck up things in Meren -- i can't really put Meren inside the deck right? they changed the tuck rule, or whatever it's called...

If i put in Declaration of Naught I suspect he'll put back in Sheoldred and Birthing Pod (which he removed based on my request) since he'll say it's too "unfair" a card or something...

And what do you think about of replacing Magus of the Jar with Sangromancer ? does it make sense given the current deck list?

clayperce on Best. Advent Calendar. Evar.

4 years ago

December 17th
A pack of Innistrad today? Oh, yeah!

Nobody in our family has ever drafted Innistrad, but it makes sense now why so many people say it was the best draft ever.

Today's pack was good, almost top to bottom. We loved the transform mechanic, as seen on Rampaging Werewolf  Flip, the graveyard hate of Unruly Mob and Graveyard Shovel, the graveyard love of Ghoulcaller's Chant, our Intimidate bear Spectral Rider, the flexibility of Bonds of Faith, and the color fixing of Shimmering Grotto.

Not sure on the first pick actually, because we're just not familiar with the archetypes or gameplay of the set. Into the Maw of Hell, probably? Or maybe some Smite the Monstrous (we actually had no idea it was first printed in Innistrad)?

Or, does anybody know how much ramp was available to black in ISD? Because we would have hated to pass this mythic ...