Gray Merchant of Asphodel


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Common
Theros Common

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Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Creature — Zombie

When Gray Merchant of Asphodel enters the battlefield, each opponent loses X life, where X is your devotion to black. You gain life equal to the life lost this way. (Each in the mana costs of permanents you control counts towards your devotion to black.)

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Gray Merchant of Asphodel Discussion

GolgariGravedigger on Pet Sematary (Mono black "aggro- control" -ish)

2 days ago

I'm not sure it you noticed but you have some Zombie tribal going on here. I highly recommend running 4x Ghoulraiser and 4x Ghoulcaller's Chant. If you choose to keep Gravedigger, I would probably only use 2 (depending on your mana curve). Maybe add some Rotting Rats for discard. And don't underestimate Gray Merchant of Asphodel!

I was inspired by your deck so I decided to build my own of interpretation of it. Feel free to check it out and let me know what you think.

markthematey on Endrek the dank dude (not clickbait) clickbait

3 days ago

Subject13412, thats a great idea, adding them now! I don't know what to take out for Gray Merchant of Asphodel but when I do I will add it in.

DevoidMage on Recommendations for Modern Mono- Black ...

3 days ago

Modern mono-black:

Geralf's Messenger, Vampire Nighthawk, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Phyrexian Obliterator, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Gravecrawler, Bloodghast, removal spells, Thoughtseize. That's basically the deck. Link

Or you could play 8 Rack

Or Death cloud

Budget options for all of these archetypes can be found with a quick google search.

Subject134127 on Endrek the dank dude (not clickbait) clickbait

4 days ago

You have quite some black devotion in your enchantments/creatures. Since you're mostly going to sack the tokens, maybe consider Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for more mana and the insanity of Gray Merchant of Asphodel? Gray Merchant doesn't really help with sacrifice, but is a HUGE lifeswing.

Merciless Executioner is a second Fleshbag Marauder.

Trtl on Vortex of the Undead

5 days ago

Have you thought about Gray Merchant of Asphodel as an alternate win con? You have a lot of black mana symbols there.

Darth_Savage on sack this

5 days ago

Gravecrawler and Gray Merchant of Asphodel seem like they would fit... Relentless Dead when it rotates out of standard could be very good here, also you may want to look at creatures with persist or undying as those creatures automatically return.

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