Grim Haruspex


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer 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
Commander 2019 (C19) Rare
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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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 is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, draw a card.

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Grim Haruspex Discussion

Last_Laugh on Marchesa Reanimator

1 day ago

I have several suggestions for you but this is a good start. I'll try to keep my recommendations budget(ish) friendly and I'll break it down by category.

Grixis Staple: Chaos Warp is our best answer to problematic enchantments like Solemnity or Rest in Peace .

Card Draw: Grim Haruspex , Midnight Reaper , Skullclamp , and Corpse Augur .

Boardwipes: Last One Standing and Jokulhaups .

Discard: Oona's Blackguard and Sadistic Hypnotist .

Sac Outlets: Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Falkenrath Aristocrat , and Goblin Bombardment .

If you're picking up what I'm putting down let me know, I can continue. I've played Marchesa for several years now and have one of the top rated decks on this site. Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

Last_Laugh on War is Sacrifice

6 days ago

I'll try to break things down by category. Spark Double needs a spot in the deck asap. Copy Marchesa for double Dethrone, the copies protect one another, and the copy immediately protects itself.

Sac Outlets: Goblin Bombardment , Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Falkenrath Aristocrat , and Carrion Feeder

Card Draw: Midnight Reaper , Grim Haruspex , and Skullclamp

Ramp: Sol Ring , Talisman of Indulgence , Talisman of Creativity , and Talisman of Dominance

ETB/Death Triggers: Vindictive Lich , Baleful Strix , and Sower of Temptation

king-saproling on Mankind's Codex of Civilian Planetary Unification

2 weeks ago

I think cutting both Bugler and Icon of Ancestry is sensible. Bugler only sees things with low power, and you likely wouldn't use Icon's ability that often. Grim Haruspex comes to mind as a decent replacement for one of these.

And yeah I think you're right to cut Incubator as well. It is nice when you don't have Fist of the Suns or Jodah, but becomes useless when you have one of those. I see you have Trophy Mage in the maybe list, which I think would be great here as she finds Fist, Cloudstone, or Heirloom.

HvyDrtySoul on Meren of the Grave

2 weeks ago

Just looking through, it looks like the deck could use a few more lands and a little more ramp. I would want at minimum 34 lands but even then would probably do more like 35-36 and with more ramp. Creature based ramp may be nice, so things like Llanowar Elves , Wood Elves , etc. are recommended though a few Rampant Growth s and Farseek s may be good to throw in too. Obviously Kodama's Reach and Sakura-Tribe Elder are good, but more is likely necessary. I would probably cut the things that care more about opponent's creatures dying like Vulturous Zombie for more free sac outlets like Viscera Seer and more card draw like Grim Haruspex . Overall it looks like it has a good amount of power, just a little more tuning is necessary

Last_Laugh on Marchesa Theft

4 weeks ago

I feel like you're a little too focused on creature theft and are missing out on a lot of gems that Marchesa has to take advantage of. The other problem with too much focus on theft is that decks that're light on creatures don't give you many options to further your own gameplan.

First, get Spark Double in here. Copy Marchesa for double dethrone, the 2 Marchesas protect each other, and the copy immediately protects itself... all of which are just as gross as they sound.

Grim Haruspex and Midnight Reaper are 2 of your better draw engines here (also consider Necropotence if it's in your budget).

Discard helps seal games up tighter than a dolphin's butthole. Consider Oona's Blackguard and Sadistic Hypnotist .

Flayer of the Hatebound with a sac outlet is 36 damage to any targets per round in a 4 player game.

A few more boardwipes couldn't hurt either. Consider Last One Standing and Jokulhaups

This one's a bigger change. There's cards like Sage of Fables and Metallic Mimic that can be used to abuse ETB/Death triggers on everyone's turn like Vindictive Lich , Gray Merchant of Asphodel , Baleful Strix , etc. This is more the focus that my personal list has.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's one of the top rated lists on this site and there's lots of discussion to look through for even more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

EdCartman on Vampire Life-Gain

1 month ago

considering this deck says "modern", here are some considerations:

if you intent to keep baking the cat you should consider: Cordial Vampire to get extra +1/+1 on all vampires.


Midnight Reaper ? why? there is something better without the life loss Grim Haruspex !!

Epicure of Blood it's ok for mono black but there is also a white/black vampire that has the same effect Cliffhaven Vampire (for 1 mana less... however is dual color B/W)

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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%

WB (Orzhov): 0.78%

Rakdos: 0.22%