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

SorinSkies on Grixis Visions

15 hours ago

Thanks Stephencliffe!My main reason for the black control is honestly based on the prevalence of Grim Flayer that i expect with the new bans! Burn has no efficient answer to this card that i know of!

I totally agree about adding a land or two but i do like the way the planeswalkers fix up the draws, give me essentially a little more life, and keep the ping going. I feel like the curve is so low i dont need that many more lands.

Anticipate is absolutely something to add! Thx for reminding me its still in standard!!Agree that Dark Intimations is something to cut. But i really like the way the expertises still let me cast a second spell and keep the burn going.


Adrekan on Junk

1 day ago

Makes sense, I see the argument both sides. To be fair in a list like this i also run Grim Flayer, so the Terrarion solves a few things;

  • Combat trick.
  • Mana fixing.
  • Delirium fuelling.
  • Card draw.

Even without the Grim Flayer though i could see e still taking in it, as the majority of my cards in the deck have either double costing colors or multi colors in them.

Delta-117 on Abzan Delirium - AER

1 day ago

What I was actually now thinking rather than Renegade Map, was trying Hope of Ghirapur. This is both an artifact and creature unlike Renegade Map. And I think it might replace the pilgrim's eye's I was using.

I think your forgetting I can have other targets for Verdurous Gearhulk like Grim Flayer and Mindwrack Demon so plenty of trample creatures. In an alternate build I was thinking focusing on this a bit more with the inclusion of a Decimator of the Provinces.

Then finally while I hadn't ever thought of including one, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar would be a good idea if not for the fact he won't be in standard all that much longer and I would otherwise consider this if I owned any. I sold my one and only Gideon like a month ago. It went towards paying for one of my Liliana, the Last Hope's.

Omeros on Sultai Synergy

1 day ago

Right. Every deck has its blind spots and this may just be one for your BUG list. I figured I'd give my testing feedback since I'm kinda-sorta brewing BUG as well, but since I don't have access to a playset of Goyfs it's more window shopping than a serious plan.

I think if I had to summarize what I was seeing is this: your deck feels like it's halfway between wanting to be a good Midrange shell and halfway between being Control without committing fully to either. If you were running more card draw - say, Ancestral Vision - you might get away with 21 lands more smoothly but I feel like 22-23 is safer if you want to build more controlling. Alternatively, if instead you want to go more on the midrange plan I'd suggest trying out some Grim Flayer in the main instead of Cryptic and... undecided other cards. I highly recommend adding another basic or two, though, as that was a distinct weak spot to the deck in the games I played.

There are a lot of possibilities in BUG once someone finds the right shell. Fatal Push does a lot for you.

cplvela0811 on Advertise your MODERN deck!

1 day ago

Sultai Control/Midrange

Modern cplvela0811


This is something I have been working with on paper, for about 2 months now. The deck originally ran Gitaxian Probe, but with the recent banning I had to redirect the way the deck aimed at playing. With the ban--my life total has been much healthier. I want to take this to GPSJ. Call me crazy, but I feel that there will be a huge surge of players utilizing Fatal Push as play sets in decks. With that being said I also believe that this deck will be safer than most, as Delve creatures like Tasigur, the Golden Fang & Gurmag Angler survive both Lightning Bolt & Fatal Push regardless of "Revolt."

I wanted to test out Dark Confidant, but I know I would have to remove the higher cmc slots. Grim Flayer is great, but causes too much dedication to card types. I have also considered Courser of Kruphix as it survives Bolt, can chump, and nets life. I think I have found the right balance, but still want any help I can receive.

RegMurse on LEAN and MEAN: Flayer Jund

2 days ago

I just found this thread, and in my universe, you are either part of the problem, part of the solution, or part of the landscape (Robert DeNiro said this in Ronin. I can't cite the scriptwriter with off-hand knowledge at the time of posting). I COMPLETELY understand the emotion behind calling out those whom you think are usurping ideas from those who came up with them. EVERY Jund deck then needs to have an asterisk next to it, to pay homage to the original (whose name I don't know at this time, but GD it is just a great deck archetype). I hope, and am inclined to think, that this person was well paid and recognized (yes, this comment is ironic). If not, he/she joins ranks with Tesla, and others, who pioneered genius and did not get the recognition they deserved. Good people, let us get back to comments with substance; if you want to continue to debate the ongoing non-issue here, please go to reddit or somewhere else.

Moving on:

I like how this looks. I am also trialing the Grim Flayer x4 in mine. I have left several Vamps instead of Tarms, just because I want the Vamp Tribal to flourish. I am trying out a burning motif with Seal of Fire, Chandra, Torch of Defiance, and Collective Brutality. I played a Simic Control deck last night, and was shocked at how vulnerable mine was. The wins did not happen like I thought they would; although, they did happen. With only 1 Kolaghan's Command available to me (yes, I realize it is may be grammatically incorrect to start a sentence with a preposition, although some scholars believe this to be a myth), a Pithing Needle totally froze my Liliana of the Veil. I became land locked, no cards in hand, and no Dark Confidant to be heard of. This is why I have included 2 KC in my MD.

I have not seen any Jund decks with Fatal Push included. Prefacing that comment, I should mention that I have set up spreadsheets of ALL of the Top 8 Jund Decks of the past year. This, in itself, makes your deck unique... and I like it. Tragic Slip is SUCH a powerful card, in my mind, but the fact that it is so conditional has stopped me from including it. I do, however, like the look of the opponent, when a left field toss from the wall hits them in the face.

I will be watching what you do with this, and I will let you know the changes I have to make in my meta. Thank you for the posting and contributions.

AlertKnave8075 on Selling 2x grim flayer $17 ...

3 days ago

Title says it all. 2x Grim Flayer

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