Grim Harvest


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Coldsnap (CSP) Common

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Grim Harvest


Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

Recover (2)(Black) (When a creature is put into your graveyard from play, you may pay (2)(Black). If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, remove this card from the game.)

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Grim Harvest Discussion

euananddalesaccount on Black Control

2 weeks ago

I might try and find room for that, Mcabe.

I might not trim a utility land, though. I find that oftentimes I might draw 1 or 2 utility lands in a single game, the rest (about 7-10) being the swamps. I understand what you mean, though.

I find that in most matchups I was sacrificing pestilence, though. If I was to run it, I think I might need to go a second colour to get it back or devote slots in the main- or sideboard to Grim Harvest, an extra piece to the combo. This is because I would either need to kill my creatures to kill his, or my creatures would be killed going up against another control deck. This would make it really quite easy to kill pestilence.

Going another colouur for pestlilence (i.e. White), you have stuff like Lone Missionary which isn't very important, but the point of pestilence decks is to be at a higher life total than the opponent. There are also other cards like Monk Idealist which get back the milled or sacrificed Pestilences.

Though it could be perfectly possible to be mono-black Pestilence, it would kind of be like mono-black Existence. You couldn't really do much to dig for it, Tutor for it, etc., so it would jjust be luckk that you pull it.

Thanks for the suggestions, anyway. I'll keep it in mind, also I've updated the description so you can understand my choices of cards and card amounts.

PartyJ on Shaman of the Fireball | Pauper EDH

1 month ago

Hello wraya2 and Podkomorka,

thank you so much for actively helping me improve the deck. I have been closely looking at the large pile of commons which I own more closely. As well as paying good attention to all the suggestions you both made. I came up with the following list of changes to improve the overall strategy and consistancy of the deck.



Thank you both for all the great recommendations. I have put a few still on the maybeboard, as I do not own them yet. But these changes feel like a mayor improvement to the deck already and I can't wait to see this build into action. If anyone still spots possible upgrades or weak links, then I love to hear you about it!

If anyone wishes to chat with me or other fellow magic players about EDH, Pauper EDH or any other format, I can also be found in here most of the time. Feel welcome to join this discord channel at any time.

Best regards,


Podkomorka on Shaman of the Fireball | Pauper EDH

1 month ago

Entourage of Trest, Thorn of the Black Rose, Merciless Resolve, Disturbed Burial, Grim Harvest off the top of my head. I have a few golgari decks that will share good cards regardless of the archetype. Check out my list here. As far as removal, recursion, and card draw go they should be the same for both our decks.

Boza on Jund on low Fund

2 months ago

Well, I think that grisly salvage is quite weak here, you could replace it with 3-4 Rancor and 0-1 Grim Harvest for recursion of your threats.

Boza on Help Rounding Out

3 months ago

Is it worth it though? You need oodles of black mana for the pest and the rats, so ruining your mana base with white better be worth it. You can achieve the exact effect and more with 4 Undying Evil and 1 Grim Harvest. You get a heavier devoton theme and are able to maximize rats and pest.

Nutron on The Scorpion God

7 months ago

OH for got to add Grim Harvest to get the newt back

ClockworkSwordfish on Drana's Army

7 months ago

You should ensure you always have something to feed Bontu by using recurrable creatures! Reassembling Skeleton, Bloodsoaked Champion, Nether Traitor, Krovikan Horror and Bloodghast are all good options. Sanitarium Skeleton and Tenacious Dead are less ideal but still have potential. Perhaps Gravecrawler, depending on how many zombies you end up with.

Phyrexian Reclamation, Disturbed Burial, Palace Siege and Grim Harvest are other options for recurring your more valuable creatures.

Once you're set up with all of this sacrificial fodder, why not make the most of it? Attrition, Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos, Vampiric Rites, Ashnod's Altar, Bone Splinters and Gate to Phyrexia give you valuable uses for those expendable creatures (or makes the most of their deaths.) This way you can regularly take swings with Bontu without having to use his ability every time!

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