Grim Haruspex

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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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Rare
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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%

Grim Haruspex Discussion

TriusMalarky on Force of negation/rage

1 week ago

The one problem is that it needs a much better wincon.

Great value engine that, I believe, should be fairly consistent. Ability to actually kill? Unfortunately, WotC hasn't given us one of those.

Considering it's a good idea to run Mesmeric Orb as an Engine, I could see adding Altar of Dementia and trying to go weird grindy Jeskai Mill.

You could also be Grixis w/Heartless Summoning and death triggers. Black is good enough at exiling their yard, and there should be enough death triggers that dodge Summoning that you can have fun. Grim Haruspex should be amazing.

I don't really see Green outside a couple weird sac outlets, but you could make it work.

All in all, it's an unfortunately slow deck. The strat is mostly here -- but we're missing one or two little pieces to push it over the edge. I don't know about you, but I'll be watching for that one piece.

Plunderburger on Jund Food

3 weeks ago

Companions have been axed back to the stone age, and while M21 is only partially spoiled we have some interesting new options. Full disclaimer, I don't think this deck is going to be tiered in a world where degenerate combos are king of the heap, and it is very hard to justify running a midrange deck right now.

Flattening the Curve : Looking into a few options to bring that CMC down and give us a chance against fast combo, and cast more spells per turn against control.

Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge might come in over Korvold. King dragon is a great card, don't get me wrong, but he also costs 5 mana and doesn't have haste in a world where we might just be dead by then. He may also be considerable over Grim Haruspex. Haruspex is our boardwipe protection, but outside of that he doesn't synergize with the deck very much outside of specifically cat-oven. Gadrak, however, nets us a mana (and a valuable additional sacrifice trigger!) with every cat-oven loop, can be turned on by Tireless Tracker and Gilded Goose, has synergy with clue/food/treasure tokens, makes our removal better, and makes Mayhem Devil pings more significant. At the worst he's a 5/4 flying blocker in a deck that normally blocks somewhat poorly, so it is a card worth considering in my opinion.

Lurrus of the Dream-Den yeah, yeah, I know. In this case, we don't use this bad cat as a companion, instead playing it main deck. Card will let us recast like half of our creatures, and is a perfectly reasonable stall/combatant in and of itself. Double black is a bit annoying, but no worse than Liliana, the Last Hope out of the sideboard. Questionable synergy with Mayhem Devil. Good with Kroxa.

Treacherous Blessing is an oldie-but-goodie that might be an option against control. Three cards is worth a lot, and sacking this to Vraska, Golgari Queen would be nice. Ideally we would have another sacrifice outlet to really ensure that this thing doesn't ping us for too much. It works well with Korvold, but again... I'm not sure Korvold is where we want to be right now. TL;DR I'm unsure about this card, but find it worth considering.

NoetiPanda on Trynn and Silvar, Aristocatic Duo

1 month ago

Thanks! I was toying around with Grim Haruspex a little bit, and I think I will include it as my search to make a human-token-based aristocrat deck simply isn't working out as well as I'd hoped. I saw Falkenrath Aristocrat, I suppose I just didn't see the value in it, but you pointing it out made more sense than I initially thought. I made this deck at like 2am, so I guess I overlooked the fact that the tokens were Soldiers, not Humans like Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis makes. I'll also certainly add Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion.

onionknight21 on Trynn and Silvar, Aristocatic Duo

1 month ago

I'm working on a deck with the same commander and I'm very excited.

Some of the other cards I was looking at that might be interesting.

Grim Haruspex, Human and card draw

Falkenrath Aristocrat, a second Silvar but it with wings and haste

Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis, makes humans rather than just soldiers

Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion, surprise double strike on the commander.

Just some budget alternatives i was looking at. I like the list.

Tylord2894 on Can I loop Ashnod's Altar ...

1 month ago

Yes, that works. The Stinkweed Imp will die as part of the cost for Ashnod's Altar and goes to the graveyard. This triggers Grim Haruspex. Once the trigger resolves, you may Dredge provided the Imp hasn't been removed from your graveyard.

bonettig on Can I loop Ashnod's Altar ...

1 month ago

Hi! If I have Ashnod's Altar, Grim Haruspex and Stinkweed Imp and I sac the Imp to the Altar, can I replace the draw trigger of the Haruspex with the dredge of the Imp? If this words, I could play the Imp for just 1 black mana and do it again. Thanks!

ilovemydoghisnameistuna on <PRIMER> Shirei, Guiding the Dead </PRIMER>

1 month ago

I really want to put in some ways to make sure my creatures have 1 or 0 power when they die (I currently have 6 creatures that don't fit Shirei's requirement -- Crypt Ghast, Grim Haruspex, Midnight Reaper, Pawn of Ulamog, Phyrexian Plaguelord, and Sifter of Skulls). I was thinking at first that I should do -1/-1 effects like Phyrexian Plaguelord, but there aren't really enough that make the cut beyond that one. After that I found Sorceress Queen, which seemed promising, but again, there aren't very many effects like her. Any suggestions?

Veekeren on Flourishing Mutation

1 month ago

Paying back the effort ;)

Of course you have seen my build. With the focus I have with the deck, I would not play cards that make creatures go back to my hand. I want to cheat them out onto the battlefield with Nethroi from the graveyard. So cards like Athreos, the Sword and Enduring Renewal I would not want to play. Considering I hardly see sacoutlets in your deck, I guess you are planning on another playstyle than I am ;) What I can say is that for example landfetching manadorks like Farhaven Elf, combined with sacoutlets like Viscera Seer and synergy cards like Grim Haruspex and Luminous Broodmoth worked brilliantly in my tryouts.

Btw, something that helps me in general in building a deck is making use of custom categories. Makes it very easy to see wether I have enough in the standard categories (ramp, draw, removal) and in different categories for my gameplan. Also makes it easier to cut and replace cards while maintaining the balance in the deck. Might be something to consider :)

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