Grim Haruspex

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Tokens

Grim Haruspex

Creature — Human Wizard

Morph (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for . Turn it face up at any time for its morph cost.)

Whenever a nontoken creature you control dies, draw a card.

Grim Haruspex Discussion

Frank_Glascock on Meren of Clan Nel Toth: Dig up her Bones

6 days ago

I checked to see if you were running Steely Resolve in your Omnath deck. I saw it and your inspiration for the deck, VexenX. I was the one who recommended that card to him. Do you think Steely Resolve would work in this deck? Dark Confidant , Grim Haruspex , Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, Plaguecrafter and Sylvan Safekeeper are the other humans.

Naming Shaman protects Eternal Witness , Grim Haruspex , Izoni, Thousand-Eyed , Plaguecrafter , Reclamation Sage , Sakura-Tribe Elder , Savra, Queen of the Golgari , Underrealm Lich , and World Shaper .

multimedia on Teysa`s Death Party

2 weeks ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.

In my opinion the two most important cards to consider adding are Command Tower and Skullclamp . The number one card being Skullclamp. Command Tower is the most played land in multicolored Commander decks. Skullclamp triggers Teysa to draw four cards when the creature who's equip with it dies and this is a repeatable interaction as long as your have creatures to equip to. This interaction gives you tons of card advantage especially with 1/1 tokens. If adding Skullclamp then also consider adding some budget cards that can tutor for it, Open the Armory and Diabolic Tutor ?

Reveillark and Karmic Guide is a powerful budget combo to consider adding. Lark can reanimate Guide; Guide can reanimate Lark or any other creature in your graveyard. Adding a sac outlet such as Ashnods can create a dies loop of Lark and Guide. Combine this loop with one of Cutthroat/Artist/Celebrant/Vindictive to make all your opponents lose all life and you gain life. Lark can reanimate any one or more of these aristocrats which is great interaction. Teysa makes Lark's leave the battlefield trigger better since if Lark leaves the battlefield as a result of it dying then it triggers Teysa letting you reanimate four creatures with power 2 or less.

Pawn of Ulamog and Grim Haruspex are two good budget three drops to consider adding. Both have great interaction with Teysa and creatures that die. Viscera Seer and Carrion Feeder are one drop budget sac outlets; very good as enablers with all the cards that care about creatures dying.

Good luck with your deck.

Veitanah on Unearth the Graves

3 weeks ago

Get rid of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth because you have no cards outside of Lashwrithe that utilize the number of swamps you have.

Also, add Kokusho, the Evening Star in Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth 's place. Possible Creatures (That are also cheap) to add:

Sidisi, Undead Vizier - self sac to tutor

Soulstinger - Self-sac fodder, puts -1/-1 counters on opponent/target creatures

Skinrender - Self-sac fodder, also puts -1/-1 counters on opponent/target creatures

Puppeteer Clique - Two free reanimation

Phyrexian Ghoul - Self-sac to pump up

Merciless Executioner - Forced board sac, your own creatures return sue to Mikeaus

Leaden Myr - 2-drop black mana dork

Grim Haruspex - Although it's a human, it provides card draw

Fallen Angel - Sac-fodder to pump out, also has flying

Falkenrath Noble - Nice passive ability with flying, also provides 1 life anytime a creature dies, including itself

phsycord on Teysa Karlov's Citadel

1 month ago

Last_Laugh thank you for your comment!

Fellwar Stone I'll 100% put in instead of Star Compass , nice!

With Smothering Tithe I thought about going full Treasure Token and then win with Revel in Riches , but I like my other win con better tbh as this one is at my upkeep. Plenty of time to board wipe or remove Revel. If I just play Smothering Tithe, I'm not sure if I even can use up all that excess mana. Most of my card draw Gate to the Afterlife , Grim Haruspex and Midnight Reaper all say non token creature, so I can easily see me playing my full hand and then playing top deck afterwards.

Oversold Cemetery depending on the meta I think this can be great. With the amount of exile and graveyard hate one playgroup of mine plays I don't think this will ever trigger. But my other playgroup nearly never removes graveyards. I might swap this with Open the Graves and try it out.

Bloodchief Ascension is interesting because it's very cheap, but on the other hand what if I draw into this late into the game. Then it's probably not valuable at all. I thought more of putting in it's counterpart Luminarch Ascension , because this is a great card later on, threatening to put out a ton of 4/4 angels for just.

Sun Titan this one I also like very much. Especially that it's able to both recur some of my combo pieces if I need them, or just some cheap creature with afterlife. Only what to put out...

MediSyntax on RazaBridge Reanimator

1 month ago

I guess Stitcher's Supplier gets better when you have Grim Haruspex , Grim Haruspex , and Harvester of Souls .

What I’m more surprised by is Mindblade Render . Does it really get through often enough to get the draw? If you land it T2, sure, but it doesn’t seem like a great topdeck later.

ShikiTen on Teysa Karlov’s Double D’s

1 month ago

The name is why I clicked (despite Teysa being one of my favorite characters in Ravnica's lore). It's a double entendre, something that's used a lot in recognized literature such as Shakespeare. Is this Shakespeare's level? Probably not, but I found it to be a witty name nonetheless. I even told a friend I wished I had come up with it. That alone gets my plus one.

As for the deck, it looks fairly solid. Some recommendations I might suggest include more draw effects. Cards like Grim Haruspex , Mentor of the Meek (you have enough creatures that fit the requirements plus afterlife tokens), Midnight Reaper , Smothering Abomination (if you feel you have the right amount of sacrifice outlets...if not Viscera Seer is a good addition!), and Dark Prophecy to name a few. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim could help as a good sac outlet as well as removal bonus.

Cards I would recommend cutting are:

Grave Betrayal : Really costly & with all the creature removal you're running, by the time this is out, iit's just win more.

Wound Reflection : Just a win more. By the time you're draining life, you should pretty much win without needing this. Especially given it's cost.

Mirage Mirror : I'm not sure if I'm missing something crazy cool with this, but I don't see it's purpose.

Overseer of the Damned : With all the Grave Pact effects you have, this one seems subpar. The zombies tokens sure seem great, but this is something I would cut if you're trying to lower converted mana costs. (I understand if you decide not to cut him though as I do see the work he can pull)

Magus of the Coffers : In mono black I can see running him, in 2 colors, Cabal Coffers is sufficient. If anything, I would run Nirkana Revenant over thihs guy.

lithiumbrigadebait on RazaBridge Reanimator

1 month ago

Bunch of cuts, bunch of additions! Notably, Meteor Golem gives us a not-completely-embarrassing out to Stony Silence/Null Rod effects, which otherwise shut down Phyrexian Altar , treasure tokens from Pitiless Plunderer , and Walking Ballista (in other words, all of our win conditions) as well as Rest in Peace and Leyline of the Void , meaning the stupid Rings/Monolith combo is no longer relevant!

Main theme of many of the changes is maxing out on redundant effects for recursive creatures and interchangeable pieces for the end win condition, as well as the full suite of 'draw cards on death' triggers to go with our recursive dorks.

Recursive dorks: Gravecrawler , Nether Spirit , Bloodghast , Bloodsoaked Champion

Gravecrawler and Nether Spirit are obvious, as the cleanest win conditions. Bloodghast is largely for value, or for a free body to come in alongside a Buried Alive fetching Razaketh. Bloodsoaked Champion is a cheaper alternative to Reassembling Skeleton , which I hate paying the upfront 2 mana for. (It also has the fringe benefit of being a Warrior, which plays nicely with Mindblade Render !)

Draw-on-death triggers: Grim Haruspex , Midnight Reaper , Harvester of Souls

Replaced the one-shot card draw like Night's Whisper with more engines. Particularly nice if you have Walking Ballista + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed with no sac outlet (Ballista can kill itself repeatedly to draw into an unrestricted sac outlet) or Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar / Pitiless Plunderer + sac outlet without a source of extra bodies or mana.

Other miscellaneous additions:

Pitiless Plunderer -- Excellent addition, reanimate-able Altar as long as you have a sac outlet on board. Can even stockpile Treasures for burst turns or casting fat.

Diregraf Colossus -- Not super useful on its own, but it does serve fairly cleanly as a castable/reanimate-able Bridge from Below while also being a Zombie for Gravecrawler. Major downside is that it does absolutely nothing with Nether Spirit or any other card combinations, so I'm on the fence but excited to give it a shot.

Priest of Forgotten Gods -- Came in to accompany the greater focus on recursive dorks and death draw triggers. Very, very good with Pawn of Ulamog/Diregraf Colossus tokens.

Stitcher's Supplier -- Little dude does SO MUCH WORK. Liliana -1 to bring him back is a fairly common play, and often very strong. It's even a zombie!

Songs of the Damned -- I was worried this would be dead too often, but it's crazy explosive, and I'm tempted to try Crypt of Agadeem .

As soon as War of the Spark is released, Liliana's Triumph is slotting RIGHT in; card is nuts.

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Grim Haruspex occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Black: 0.41%

Golgari: 0.26%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.78%

Rakdos: 0.22%