Grim Flayer


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon Mythic Rare

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Grim Flayer

Creature — Human Warrior

Whenever Grim Flayer deals combat damage to a player, look at the top three cards of your library. Put any number of them into your graveyard and the rest back on top of your library in any order.

Delirium - Grim Flayer gets +2/+2 as long as there are four or more card types among cards in your graveyard.

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Grim Flayer Discussion

Thehyperduck on Fog Tower

4 hours ago

Repel the Abominable is actually the worst fog. I've cut it from my deck due to that there are quite a few humans running around. The most prevalent is Ofcourse Gideon, Ally of Zendikar But also more like Grim Flayer, Glint-Sleeve Siphoner Voltaic Brawler and the list goes on.

3 Consulate Surveillance is pushing it too far I think. 2 is enough.

puroki on Sultai Control

8 hours ago

there is couple of useless cards :

  1. Do not play 2 copies of Grim Flayer, he is good in the start of the game. 2 copies cause that he will be not in your oppening hand very often. So kick him out!

  2. Why you play 4 copies of Evolving Wilds when you play only 4 times basic forest land. Kick him out!

  3. Sleight of Hand is not a good draw in this deck. It is good in another types. Serum Visions are enough from direct blue draws.

  4. Another problem is Dissolve. It is very slow counterspell when you play with tapped lands too. Kick him out.

This is enough for today. Now I write some cards to add :

  1. 2x Island, 2x Swamp instead 4x Evolving Wilds

  2. 2x Thought Scour instead 2x Sleight of Hand

  3. Spell Pierce and/or Mana Leak and/or Spell Snare instead 2x Dissolve

Mrow1987 on Abzan Humens

16 hours ago

Nice design, as a great fan of both the abzan colorwedge and human tribal, seeing both together is sweet. I guess Grim Flayer's Delirium will be hard to trigger but his first ability has a nice synergy with Renegade Rallier.

RitchieRich757 on Golgari Obliterator

1 day ago

Awesome thanks guys! Will do the reworks on the lands. I run Raven's Crime + Life from the Loam to force my opponent to topdeck whereas I have additional draw off Dark Confidant. Gonna swap out Noxious Revival for Grim Flayer since I already have Eternal Witness.

APPLE01DOJ on Golgari Obliterator

1 day ago

I'm not sure what you use 2x Mortuary Mire, 3x Noxious Revival, and 3x Eternal Witness for? Seems a bit overkill. Especially when all your discard is on your SB.

Also I would probably cut 3x Forest and add Blooming Marsh #4 and 2 more black fetches. I think Bloodstained Mire is cheapest.

I agree with the above that Grim Flayer would be good here. You don't really need Life from the Loam but if it's working for you no harm done. I would drop Ulvenwald Tracker completely. It's a horrible top deck and requires a board state to even be worthwhile.

Delta-117 on Golgari Obliterator

1 day ago

The only thing I think that you may want here still is Grim Flayer possibly.

PhyrexianScience on Sultai Control

2 days ago

I remember trying so hard to build Sultai Midrange/Control with Grim Flayer as a Tarmogoyf replacement back in the day. The thing is, it's so hard to grab Delirium quickly in a deck that has so few card types, and playing Tasigur, the Golden Fang alongside the Flayer makes for some really awkward times. Nevertheless, I have a few suggestions that may or may not sit well with you depending on your style of play and funds.

Mishra's Bauble is invaluable for a deck like this. Alongside a fetch, it essentially says "Scry 1, draw 1." It also can give you information as to what is on your opponent's library, which is understandably less valuable since you have Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek. It's also an artifact that puts itself into the graveyard for free and replaces itself, which is crazy good for turning on Delirium. Downside is, obviously, the hefty pricetag.

Courser of Kruphix gains you life, gives you lands, is a great blocker, and works very well with fetchlands. He's also an enchantment, which works for Delirium. Downside is that investing three mana into a creature on turn 3 is probably not what you want to be doing, especially if that creature becomes a target for the cheap removal spells that permeate Modern.

Garruk Relentless  Flip is a green, 4 mana Lightning Bolt with upside if he sticks. While he's certainly not the best card in Modern I think he works well in this deck, as he usually puts himself in the graveyard along with an opposing creature. Downside is investing the mana into a Planeswalker that possibly just does nothing is quite bad.

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