Grim Poppet


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

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Grim Poppet

Artifact Creature — Scarecrow

Grim Poppet enters the battlefield with three -1/-1 counters on it.

Remove a -1/-1 counter from Grim Poppet: Put a -1/-1 counter on another target creature.

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Grim Poppet Discussion

ersatz_olorin on The Snake Queen

2 months ago

Looks great! Love Hapatra, she is so fun to build around. I made a similar deck just a while ago that incorporates Kamahl, Fist of Krosa's first ability with with Necrotic Ooze, Devoted Druid, and Grim Poppet to wipe out the enemy lands :)

Sigarda91 on Hapatra EDH, Wither and Dissolve

2 months ago

What about Mikaeus, the Unhallowed or Sadistic Hypnotist? Goes infinite with Devoted Druid and Grim Poppet creating infinite snakes. I can't even describe the amount of hate I get when I use it with Terastodon and a sac outlet.

SkullOfPoison on Changeling EDH

3 months ago

First I suggest taking out all the artifact banners and replacing them with some other mana rocks like Fellwar Stone, Chromatic Lantern, Manalith, Hedron Archive, Thran Dynamo, or Expedition Map.

Some tribal cards include Wingrattle Scarecrow, Grim Poppet, Thornwatch Scarecrow, One-Eyed Scarecrow, Fang Skulkin, Shell Skulkin, Pili-Pala for the Scarecrow part.

Some good cards for your Scarecrows/because of your Scarecrows are Kindred Boon, Padeem, Consul of Innovation, Bringer of the White Dawn, Sun Titan, Master Transmuter, All Is Dust, Darksteel Forge, Conjurer's Closet, Scourglass, Mechanized Production, Call to the Kindred, Descendants' Path, and Saheeli Rai.

ClockworkSwordfish on Scarecrow scares you!

6 months ago

Ah, understood. Gotta keep things in budget, of course.

And if I may interject on another point, Clone-type creatures will in fact trigger Reaper King's ability when they come into play! The reason being that their wording states they come into play "as a copy" of a creature, not that they copy one upon coming into play. It's a replacement ability that takes all characteristics of the copied card, making it trigger both itself (if, say, you copied a Grim Poppet, it would get the -1/-1 counters) or any other card for which the clone satisfies the condition (i.e. Reaper King.) So Adaptive Automaton, Metallic Mimic, Phyrexian Metamorph and Progenitor Mimic will all trigger Reaper King.

See Ruling 706.5 here

lendrick on Mairsil interaction

7 months ago

to be honest, the idea was to use him with Cauldron of Souls to make infinite persists triggers, I guess I'll use Ashling the Pilgrim instead, I already have Grim Poppet, But I want a second way to do the combo...

NoPlanB513 on Scarecrow -1/-1 counters edh deck ...

7 months ago

Hello community

I have a Reaper King scarecrow tribal edh deck that I am turning into a -1/-1 counters scarecrows edh deck. I am going to be running The Scorpion God, Flourishing Defenses, Nest of Scarabs, Parallel Lives, Grim Poppet, Conspiracy and Xenograft, Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, Fevered Convulsions , Blowfly Infestation Everlasting Torment and other things like Wither and Persist mechanics to reap the benefits of getting -1/-1 counters. However, I need a strong finisher for this deck. Some cards I am considering are Deity of Scars , Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, or maybe just sticking with The Scorpion God.

Are there any other creatures out there that might work well with this deck? Any suggestions are appreciated

Liukus on Infinite Undying Combo with Grim ...

8 months ago

Providing you resolve Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Grim Poppet with some kind of sac engine like Viscera Seer, couldn't you infinitely trigger a sac and undying proc on some ETB card?

Example: You start by saccing your target ETB creature (let's call them TEC)

  1. Creature dies, hits the graveyard and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed brings back creature via undying. TEC now has a +1/1 counter.
  2. Remove a counter from Grim Poppet, Place on TEC. A state-based action triggers once the counter resolves and negates the +1/1 and -1/1 leaving no counters on our TEC.
  3. Sac TEC. It comes back via Undying and +1/1 counter.
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 until Grim Poppet has no more -1/1 counters on it.
  5. Sac Grim Poppet. It comes back via Undying with (3) -1/1 counters and a +1/1 counter. State-based action sets this to (2) -1/1 counters.
  6. Repeat 1-5 until you have accomplished your goal.

Is this a correct understanding of the rules? Am I missing something here, because this seems perfectly valid, just a lot of work to get going.


9 months ago

Cool deck, I was debating building this one as well. Here are a few suggestions: Hunter of Eyeblights, Lethal Sting, Grim Poppet, Cauldron of Souls, Diviner's Wand, and Psychosis Crawler.

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