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

THE_WTF_Brewer on Modern BUG

13 hours ago

This deck looks good, but I would cut the Tasigur, the Golden Fangs. He weakens your Tarmogoyfs, Cuts off your delirium for Grim Flayer, and reduces your targets for Snapcaster Mage. Instead I would add Thought Scour to help fuel the graveyard creatures.

ABellGargoyle on Sultai delirum

14 hours ago

Personally, I would cut the Grasp of Darkness in favor for an additional To the Slaughter and Collective Brutality.

Walking Ballista in this deck has little to no place at all. The only way to add more counters is with his own ability and it just doesn't help the deck out enough. I would suggest a card that helps you get delirium or benefits from delirium. Mindwrack Demon saves itself to Heart of Kiran so he is an option. Grim Flayer is just stupid in this deck as it is basically a scry on hit and is a 2 drop 4/4 so if you are going for a value creature deck, as you said you wanted a 50/50 spells and creatures deck, I would suggest him or even Sylvan Advocate. Finally, Gnarlwood Dryad is a great one mana defense that benefits from delirium.

The traverses can allow you to run 2 of creatures you want to see so you don't have to cut many spells at all to add these cards in.

THE_WTF_Brewer on Hate leads to Suffering.. For You! | R/W Hatebears

17 hours ago

HerculesMorse, I love Aegis of the Gods too. I used to run more of him, but I moved the second maindeck copy to the sideboard for Tunnel Ignus, as most decks play fetchlands or are Scapeshift decks. The only two that doesn't that I can think of are Tron, a good matchup, and Skred Red, a VERY fringe deck. Aegis of the Gods is good against storm, burn, G/Bx, and Cheerios.

I don't like Grand Abolisher because he cost double white, which can be stressful on a fetchless mana base with Ghost Quarters and he can't be played turn 1 off of Simian Spirit Guide. His affect also does nothing against certain decks, and blue decks are at an all time low right now. Thx for the suggestion though!

DiscardDecard, I really like Mirran Crusader in the current meta, as it can't be killed by tron with Collective Brutality or Fatal Push, can't be blocked by any creatures in Jund or Abzan outside of Lingering Souls tokens, and also is great against mono green and monoblack devotion, as well as being good against The Rock and Death Cloud. I can only really think of 5 decks that don't play black or green, and most of them are pretty fringe, with the most common being Jeskai Control and Merfolk. Brimaz, King of Oreskos might have a place in the sideboard though, but I don't have a lot of room. I think I will test him a bit, and if he plays well, I will play him as a one of. Another bad thing about Brimaz is that he gets stonewalled by Tarmogoyf, Siege Rhino, Grim Flayer, and Knight of the Reliquarys where Mirran Crusader would not.

Wolfninja on Selling more stuff, even cheaper ...

1 day ago

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2x Torrential Gearhulk $15 each, $25 for both.

Foil Ravnica Doubling Season $75

Foil Khans of Tarkir Flooded Strand $30

Grim Flayer $15

Craterhoof Behemoth $16

2x foil Remand $8 for both

4x Game Trail $10 for all

Again, free shipping and I can ship in a padded envelope with tracking if the order is over $40.

ChuckLaRock on Aetherborn Tribal Deck

2 days ago


I'm glad you liked it, and sure I'll tell what to sideboard and such. But you also have to learn to read your opponent, what they play how they play and so on. If you want to win you need to think 2-4 steps ahead. Sometimes you need to play cards that (bait) out a kill spell or a counter spell.

Anyway, you need to know what are the decks played right now.B/G, B/G Delirium, G/W tokens, U/B Improvise, Copy Cats Deck, and Mardu Vehicles. Those are the decks that you will encounter at least 3 of them 100%.

Sideboarding is a skill and here is how you make this deck work for you. When you play against B/G (Delirium) you will encounter Verdurous Gearhulk and Winding Constrictor that's their combo. For the Delirium B/G you will encounter Mindwrack Demon and Grim Flayer both decks will run Walking Ballista. So make sure you kill those creatures, and then you sideboard Transgress the Mind and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and make sure you say vampire when you play Metallic Mimic when you have kalitas, because Gifted Aetherborn Yahenni, Undying Partisan are both vampires and will get counters also. But if you don't have kalitas in just say aetherborn.+2 Kalitas -2 Gonti +3 Trangress -3 Glint-sleeve

Against Mardu Vehicles makes sure to save your Yahenni's Expertise it'll wipe the floor with those small shitty creatures, sideboard Kalitas and Expertise in.+2 Kalitas -2 Gonti+1 Expertise -1 Glint-sleeve

Against any deck that plays any of these 3 colours blue/red/whiteThey either play saheeli/Felidar or something with Gideon plainswalker.This is important you do it right or you will lose 100%+4 Hope of Ghirapur -4 Glint-sleeve +3 Lost Legacy -3 Vengeful Rebel+3 Transgress -3 Fatal Push

Now To switch out liliana if you dont have to the money, I would play Live Fast to get your cards, it might do 2 dmg to you, but you will get 2 energy to full for glint-sleeve or to Demon of Dark Schemes. If you want to play westvale abbey, then I would take out all 3 vengeful rebel and add 3 Weaponcraft enthusiast since he gives you enough creatures to sac for the abbey. The rest of the cards you mentioned are not good.

Hope this helps you out.

evantyde on please help me with my jund deck

3 days ago

I would take out Chandra, Pyromaster, and replace her with Liliana, the Last Hope. Liliana works great with Grim Flayer. Also, this guy Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip is pretty awesome.

FannyPak on Stab him, I thought you said Abzan

3 days ago

Fair enough. I completely agree that Grim Flayer is a great card even without delirium, but the average CMC of your deck is below 2. I do believe that you could shave maybe a Swamp.

Shocker on Dont Call It Green Grixis

4 days ago

Maelstrom Pulse is also a good multi-purpose removal spell. I really dig this deck. I am playing BG Rock and will give this a try on MTGO in the near future. Also, has Grim Flayer done well for you? Perhaps it is just me, but I nevr seem to get value from him. Would love to find a home for them, and if they work in this build, another good reason to build your deck.

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