Grim Tutor


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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
Masters Edition III (ME3) Rare
Starter 1999 (S99) Rare

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Grim Tutor


Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand, then shuffle your library. You lose 3 life.

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Grim Tutor Discussion

ShreddedByCrows on Black Devotion

2 days ago

lance4224130 Hey, as we are playing exactly the same colours EDH decks, I had to come here too!

I started EDH with a Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief deck (which is on my page if you want to have a look, it may give you some ideas).

As experienced, I don't really like Magus of the Coffers. Even if you got the boots to directly equip him (and you don't play them, which is understandable with Erebos as commander), it's really slow. If you're looking for a card with a similar effect, you could put in a Doubling Cube (a bit greedy though, but I love this card), an Extraplanar Lens (play snow-covered swamps if you go for it, so your opponents won't get any benefits) or Jet Medallion.

Consuming Vapors feels badly slow and only affect one dude. Even if it has rebound, I won't play it. I play Choice of Damnations in my Rakdos, Lord of Riots deck because I have the ability to down everyone life totals quite quickly... in a hard control deck as this one, I think it's just not good enough. Your opponents will often choose to lose something like 9-10 life points on the best cases, and you will spend all your mana in a useless card. Same reaction for Consume Spirit, Soul Burn and Drain Life. Except maybe in some greedy Jeleva decklists, Curse of the Cabal seems like a bad card for EDH.

If you want to play devotion, Phyrexian Obliterator and Necropotence are staples. Erebos's Titan is not bad either (and flavorful). Dread Shade at leat deserves some testing playtime. Even if it's not your initial strategy, Grave Titan is huge and ugly - so it's definitely everything you like in his kind of deck. Kokusho, the Evening Star is a great tread to take advantage on your opponents.

If you want to stay on a more ''creatureless'' devotion version, you could try out Kuon, Ogre Ascendant which is hard to flip, but pretty damn effective.

All Is Dust makes out as a great board-clear, but you should keep in mind it also forces you to sacrifice your enchantments. Phyrexian Scriptures are nice in synergy with The Abyss, but it's quite a slow card. Massacre Wurm is a nice card to control the board (hum... to destroy every token deck), healing you and giving you a strong body on the battlefield.

Grim Tutor and Increasing Ambition are another good tutor options.

Bitterblossom with Contamination and/or Attrition is op - Bloodghast / Ophiomancer serve the same purposes, and you will also love to add Skullclamp if you go for it, having access to a nice sac outlet is what makes monoB that strong in my opinion (also with cards like Ashnod's Altar, Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos (flavorful!) etc.).

Painful Quandary is an insanly powerful card in Control decks. For other cruel cards as this one, you have Lethal Vapors, Oppression, Death Cloud or Capital Punishment.

Waste Not could fit if you add some mass discards effects (like Bottomless Pit (not the best example as you also discard AT RANDOM, meh...), Vindictive Lich, etc.).

You have the Lich's Mastery which seems funny.

I certainly forgot a lot of cards, but I'll let you know if something else come to my mind. Have great fun building it up!

Sgtpopnfreash on Ad Nauseam Doomsday Zur

1 week ago

I mean the list has Grim Tutor now so maybe Praetor's Grasp or even Muddle the Mixture

SynergyBuild on Whisper, Blood Liturgist EDH: To Make an Omelette

2 weeks ago

This deck I feel can be made into a powerful combo deck, by abusing Grave Titan effects with Thornbite Staff, and a few other comboes as well.

The main cards to add for this effect would be:

Triskelion and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed for the most straightforward combo, and the Buried Alive you have to put them in, preferably with Rune-Scarred Demon. You recur the Demon fetching Vindicate, then bring the Mikaeus/Triskelion Combo out by sacing the Demon. This means Buried Alive can win the game with the commander as a one card combo. Phantasmagorian can be used if you end up with any number of the combo pieces in hand.

Other cards to add include Imperial Seal, Grim Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Culling the Weak, Dimir Machinations, Corpse Connoisseur, Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Memnite, Shield Sphere, Ornithopter, Grim Monolith, Phyrexian Walker, Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal, Defense Grid, Dark Confidant, etc.

Some cards I'd just say to look at, but not definitely include are as goes: Toxic Deluge (The best board wipe in the game), Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, Withering Boon, Sign in Blood, etc.

Cards you can drop:

Skirsdag High Priest

Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Kokusho, the Evening Star

Noosegraf Mob

Overseer of the Damned

Skirk Ridge Exhumer

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

Vindictive Lich

Malicious Affliction

Revel in Riches

Phyrexian Arena

Black Market

Call the Bloodline

Dictate of Erebos

Grave Pact

Ancient Craving

SynergyBuild on Slimeyfeet v1.5

2 weeks ago

For nearly a thousand dollars, this deck is meh. Run for tutors, less of the junk token cards, Slimefoot, the Stowaway is a fast paced combo deck, more dorks, less of the following:

1x Saproling Symbiosis

1x Scatter the Seeds

1x Second Harvest

1x Sporecrown Thallid

1x Sporemound

1x Tendershoot Dryad

1x Verdant Embrace

1x Verdant Force

1x Verdeloth the Ancient

Slimefoot is the only token generator you need.

1x Winding Constrictor - (This only affects counter)

Add some of the following:

Imperial Seal

Vampiric Tutor

Boreal Druid

Fyndhorn Elves

Diabolic Intent

Grim Tutor

Dryad Arbor (With Green Sun's Zenith)

Cruel Tutor

Beseech the Queen

kdmurphy001 on Dark Alley w/ Mr. Rakdos and His Eldrazi

3 weeks ago

Not sure how I feel about Kaervek the Merciless. He's an asshole for sure but not sure he's a big enough asshole for Rakdos.

Not sure what to put in it's place but cheap tutors like Imperial Seal and Grim Tutor would be a good fit I'd think.

Argy on Knight fall | Aryel EDH

2 months ago

I like Grim Tutor too.

Profet93 on Black Knights Matter

2 months ago


Hey Chino! I love your deck! +1 from me! A couple thoughts...

Mastermind's Acquisition is strictly better than Diabolic Tutor

Speaking of tutors, look into Grim Tutor or Imperial Seal for more consistency (should you have that issue)

You run thespian's stage, so you might also want to consider Vesuva (think cabal coffers/utility lands)

Lastly, I see you're running hatred! AMAZINGLY FUN CARD! I love you for that alone. But it would suck to pour a lot of life into it and then have it countered (additional cost to cast is loss of life, see oracle text). As such, I think you should have something in your deck to help you against counterspells. That card is Imp's Mischief. SUPER UTILITY. Save a creature, redirect a big X spell, or change the target of a counterspell to imp's mischief. Oh, you want to vindicate my cabal coffers? Well I'll lose 3 and then destroy your commander instead :D

Mirage Mirror is another utility card you might want to look into. Another cabal coffers, big dude, useful artifact or enchantment, etc... It also functions well with Dark depths to get the 20/20 Token.

If you ever get a chance, please check out my deck The Descent Into Darkness, as I would love your feedback! Cheers!

mmcgeach on Jeleva Slim

2 months ago

Hello reversemermaid. Wanted to say I tried this list, and it's been pretty awesome. It's fun, and powerful. Manual storming is the best.

I have loved Rebuild. The card is super powerful. Brilliant tech.

I don't have a Grim Tutor so I played a Demonic Consultation - which has been awesome. I've got to imagine it's just better than Grim Tutor. It threatens the lab man combo and just functions as an instant-speed DT.

Also, I really like Jeleva compared to Kess. I usually see a Rest in Peace get played most games. Yesterday Opponent played RIP, I cast Jeleva, immediately flipped a nature's claim from his own deck, and got rid of the Rest in Peace. :)

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