Grim Flayer


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) 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.

Grim Flayer Discussion

DotaFerShota on GB Rock (MH1)

2 weeks ago

That's a good suggestion. I tried the zealots and it didn't work. It was better in my opinion than Glint-Sleeve Siphoner since there are way less hoops to get my card. I ended up going back to Grim Flayer though. Phyrexian Arena is amazing and I want to find room for a second. Without bob more threats and new Unearth is what I am going to try next.

tragic_64 on Jundbraid elf

2 weeks ago

the one issue with Grim Flayer is he is extremely dependent on switching into delirium mode. it wouldn't be so bad if the deck was built around him but there would need to be baubles and other includes in the list that would start to clog up our hand if they were to be run in excess. the good thing with goyf is he doesn't require a build around. most games he will make it to a 4/5 and that's not taking into account our opponent's graveyard which could bump him even higher. I've seen lists that favor him over dark confidant but even then that's giving your opponent to much of a say in whether you get to activate him and fix your draws.

Silverdrake on Jundbraid elf

2 weeks ago

Looks solid! I've always been a fan of lists that 'trim the fat' so to speak and run mostly 4-ofs. My only thought would be- have you considered Grim Flayer ? Possibly in the Goyf slot? It's a similarly powered beater, and fixing your draws seems pretty good here since you're looking to put everyone in topdeck mode.

Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!

Funkydiscogod on Vendetta in Modern

1 month ago

Why doesn't the card Vendetta see more play in Modern? Is it the life loss that scares people away?

If we look at the most played creatures in Modern, the black ones are:

So, yeah there are a few creatures that it doesn't get, but is that enough to make it unplayable? It seems like a relatively short list of modern-playable creatures that it can't hurt.

I mean, yeah, occasionally a Grim Flayer will murder your face off, but what do you guys think? How would Vendetta perform in the current metagame?

SynergyBuild on Frontier Dredge

1 month ago

Idk, possibly some dumb delve creatures I'd also run Grim Flayer and Blooming Marsh btw.

xxslatteryxx on Golgari Graveyard (Modern) w/ Primer

1 month ago

Happymaster19 So Cabal Therapist may be better in the sideboard instead of Thoughtseize since it is also a creature and has a similar effect. As far Grim Flayer and Smuggler's Copter are concerned, the deck would obviously need to change a lot to make them useful even though they are powerful cards individually. Not sure what would need to be added to turn delirium on consistently enough for Flayer to be useful.

exia211 on Black/Green Graveyard Beef

1 month ago

Grim Flayer is a nice 2-drop for decks like this.

wallisface on Vraska, Golgari Queen

2 months ago

Imo you don’t need 7 Vraskas, you end up drawing duplicates and/or too many and they’ll just be stuck in your hand. This could be a particular issue early game when you’ll be trying to keep the board clean. Drop down to 3 Queens and 2 Seekers. Consider adding in some Grim Flayer to both find the Vraskas when you want em (and not when you don’t), while also ensuring your draws are adequete (plus putting Bloodghast straight in the grave is a nice benefit too!)

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Grim Flayer occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.06%

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All decks: 0.0%