Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO 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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Theros (THS) 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.)

Gray Merchant of Asphodel Discussion

McToters on Grimgrin's Endless Ranks of the Dead

17 hours ago

Hey, fellow GG player! Sweet build!

I would recommend Josu Vess, Lich Knight expensive but well worth the tokens especially if you have Rooftop Storm or Dream Halls . I run both in my Grimgrin deck.

Also some of my favorites which can work well in your favor with the tokens is Shepherd of Rot , Gray Merchant of Asphodel , and Gempalm Polluter . The Gempalm Kill comes out of nowhere and I’ve won many games that way.

Feel free to give me feedback as well. Always looking to improve! +1 Good Luck

multimedia on K'rrik Focused Deck

18 hours ago

Hey, nice start and budget version of Krrik.

Budget upgrades to consider:

Reclamation I think is the number one card to consider adding since it's a one drop that can repeatedly recur Magus of the Mirror or Gray Merchant of Asphodel . Monument would be second since reducing the colorless mana cost of creatures really helps make Phyrexian mana even more mana efficient. With all the card draw especially Necropotence and Greed Reliquary is a helpful land to keep all the cards you draw. Good luck with your deck.

Gofast on Zombieland

4 days ago

First attempt at Zombies, any suggestions?

Get a pile of zombies out early. Add to that with Endless Ranks of the Dead

Eat Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead with Carrion Feeder .

Keep my hand full with Undead Augur and Cryptbreaker .

Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead bounce back and Gisa and Geralf adds to that effect and stacks my graveyard with creatures that can be brought back.

Undead Warchief and Death Baron plusses everyone up.

Finish 'em off with Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Gofast on Zombieland

4 days ago

First attempt at Zombies, any suggestions?

Get a pile of zombies out early. Add to that with Endless Ranks of the Dead

Eat Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead with Carrion Feeder .

Keep my hand full with Undead Augur and Cryptbreaker .

Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead bounce back and Gisa and Geralf adds to that effect and stacks my graveyard with creatures that can be brought back.

Undead Warchief and Death Baron plusses everyone up.

Finish 'em off with Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Gofast on Zombieland

4 days ago

First attempt at Zombies, any suggestions?

Get a pile of zombies out early. Add to that with Endless Ranks of the Dead

Eat Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead with Carrion Feeder .

Keep my hand full with Undead Augur and Cryptbreaker .

Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead bounce back and Gisa and Geralf adds to that effect and stacks my graveyard with creatures that can be brought back.

Undead Warchief and Death Baron plusses everyone up.

Finish 'em off with Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Gray Merchant of Asphodel

king-saproling on Budget Ayara

4 days ago

Looks good! You might like these: Infernal Genesis , Champion of Stray Souls , Ogre Slumlord , Harvester of Souls , Syr Konrad, the Grim , Grave Betrayal , Gray Merchant of Asphodel , Cauldron of Souls , Desecrated Tomb , Mimic Vat , Xathrid Necromancer .

Also, I hate to burst your bubble, but Carrion has been errata'd; You only sacrifice one creature at the time of casting, you can't sacrifice more than one.

ghostfire86 on Athreos, The Children of Shadows

4 days ago

tgood4 I’ve actually ran all those in previous iterations of this deck.

Remembrance messed up the Ripple effect from Thrumming Stone by thinning the deck of Shadowborn Apostle .

Secret Salvage is lovely, but the last I used it, let’s just say there were lots of issues. Maybe I give it another shot as I always thought of it as a second Thrumming Stone and that was an older build.

Rune-Scarred Demon was exchanged for Sidisi, Undead Vizier which was switched for Twilight Prophet . Ascend is easy to get and life gain is a lovely thing even if in small amounts.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel was removed only on the basis that it’s a one time shot with no real chance for recurrence in this build. Everyone will pay the 3 life to Athreos to prevent him from hitting again regardless of how much they already lost. Servitude and Salvage are also not warranted to use on him.

WUBRG87 on From Life to Death to Life

5 days ago

m_to_the_three, All great suggestions but a lot of the tutors unfortunately I either dont own or are in other decks. The cards I have available are: Woodland Bellower

and

Phyrexian Delver .

Massacre Wurm , Fierce Empath and Gray Merchant of Asphodel I do own, but as i said,are in other decks.

I'm gonna take a look at your list. Any ideas as far as cuts go for mine? Is it worth it if I only have those two cards to use?and if you like the list, mind please leaving a thumbs up? Thanks!

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Gray Merchant of Asphodel occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.05%

Black: 7.19%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.07%

Black: 1.26%

Golgari: 0.23%

Rakdos: 0.41%