Grim Tutor

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Masters Edition III Rare
Starter 1999 Rare

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Grim Tutor

Sorcery

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

TooMuchDew on Chainer: Resource Domination

1 week ago

I like it! My previous mono-black CMDR that used a lot of these cards was Maralen of the Mornsong. I can sleeve up almost the entire deck but due to budget I plan to replace Candelabra of Tawnos, Imperial Seal, Grim Tutor, and Bazaar of Baghdad with Liliana of the Veil, Geth's Grimoire, Crucible of Worlds, and Inventors' Fair. I think I will try Paradox Engine over Voltaic Key and Painful Quandary instead of Oppression.

Geralf_Cecani on Looking for the Meanest Commander

2 weeks ago

Another not fun combo I forgot to mention is Helm of the Ghastlord and Nekusar, the Mindrazer. Or Windfall effects and Notion Thief. Or just Notion Thief at all. Let's just say my bro has a nekusar deck that is not fun to play against. Just add tutors for Helm of the Ghastlord with a nekusar commander (hey, you're just play-testing Imperial Seal, Grim Tutor, etc. , amiright?) and make him completely unable to draw cards. Sorry about the double post.

GeneralTzu on Nekusar, The Dominant (COMPETITIVE EDH)

3 weeks ago

Hey Mataogetrekt !!

Nice man!! Glad to see you running it too.. and that play testing this build treated you well. Tonight will be the first test in person, so I'm excited to give it a run and test the strategy out. Like I've said, I've play tested an earlier version but have since changed the strategy a bit and modded about 10-12 cards. So this'll be a new experience.

Phyrexian Tyranny was a hard one to bump. And may be one I bring back if I find I'm not winning enough. If this build doesn't prove strong enough I suspect Megrim and Phyrexian Tyranny will be added back in.. or at the very least considered. That or.. I could add more redundancy for infect. I have a feeling this will play well as is, but you may be right. This deck has the potential to do a decent amount of self inflicted damage, what with all the shock lands, Mana Crypt Grim Tutor Vampiric Tutor etc.. I felt, when making the final cuts for this deck, that the rate that could do damage to myself would mean I'd have to really prioritize life gain in many scenarios, and I felt that ultimately I can deal enough damage to not need Phyrexian Tyranny but I guess we'll be testing that assumption :P

If you do decide to run it, or any changes please do keep me posted with the results! Or if you just end up playing this deck! Really interested in what we can all hammer out for a competitive Nekusar with a flavour of control.

Sgtpopnfreash on Ad Nauseam Doomsday Zur

1 month ago

Second question. Do you think 2.1 average CMC is too high for Ad nauseam/DD Oloro? Its not as competitive as your deck because I dont have cards like Timetwister Grim Tutor Underground Sea, but I am trying to make it as strong as possible with what I have access to.

Daedalus19876 on What's the point if you're not having fun

1 month ago

(You asked me to look it over on Facebook.)

Overall it looks fine.

One card to consider would be Living Death - I find it frequently acts as a one-sided board wipe when paired with a good sac outlet like Ashnod's Altar, and it combos beautifully with Grave Pact.

You have most of the major tutors, but if budget really isn't a problem I like Imperial Seal over Grim Tutor.

Generally speaking I'd personally go with Malicious Affliction over Terminate or Hero's Downfall, but that depends on meta: do you prefer the conditional 2-for-1, or the always-reliable 1-for-1?

Your mana base is deeply misaligned from your deck's colors, though of course you're running something very close to an optimized landbase (fetches, ABURs, etc). I'd run zero-one basic mountains here, though. Just small tweaks.

It's really a shame that Gift of Immortality isn't in your colors; it's sweet with an Aristocrats deck. It's one of the reasons I personally prefer Orzhov for Aristocrat strategies...

Of your vampires, Falkenrath Gorger seems weak. He's only relevant with three other cards in the deck, so unless there's a lot of wheels running around your meta I suspect he's usually dead?

I prefer Mox Diamond over Chrome Mox m'self but again, personal taste.

Your curve is somewhat high; have you considered Black Market to profit off of the many death triggers? This could power out a Sheoldred, Whispering One from your hand, or at the worst you can always just pump the excess mana into Olivia or Skeletal Vampire.

Harvester of Souls is generally somewhat sucky, but with all of the Grave Pact effects it might pull its weight here. Depends how many non-token creatures your opponents play.

Have you looked into "proper" Stax effects, like the eponymous Smokestack? In a deck built to profit off of death triggers, it unbalances the card even more than usual.

Anyway, that's my two cents! Happy deckbuilding.

MagicalHacker on In light of the recent ...

1 month ago

In light of the recent MTGO Commander Banlist announcement, I thought to ask everyone what the banlist would look like if they made it.

The following proposed banlist is my opinion of what the banlist should look like. You will see 3 criteria for what makes a card unfit for the format, and a list of what cards could be banned based on them:

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xantm70 on Hapatra and the Infinite Snek

2 months ago

A few initial thoughts:

  • I'm a bit unclear on why you're running Darkheart Sliver--is there a synergy there that I'm not seeing?
  • Why omit Mox Diamond and Grim Monolith? Running the mana-positive rocks seems like it furthers your game plan in a pretty real way.
  • In much the same way that Vampiric Tutor is good, Imperial Seal is good. I'm not sure you need Grim Tutor, but it's certainly worth considering.
  • I'm very leery of Veteran Explorer; I know it easily gets you two more lands during your combo turn, but it also gives two lands to everyone else, and that's a dicey trade-off if you plan on pushing through disruption. What does including it do for you?
  • SquirrelCraft seems a bit cute, especially since you're light on free sac outlets. Seeing as you're already running infinite mill as a meaningful line, Altar of Dementia doesn't seem an unreasonable option to consider if you're keen to win by squirrels for days, but I feel there are stronger options--Exsanguinate comes to mind.
  • Elvish Spirit Guide seems largely inferior to Lotus Petal in this context; it's a 3-drop (Ad Nauseam/Dark Confidant) that only ever gives you one of your two colors.
  • What are your main targets for Reanimate and Unearth? Is there any merit in Entomb, or are those purely ways to recur combo pieces?
  • Dryad Arbor over a basic Forest could be very strong; you can grab it off fetchlands, and it makes T1 GSZ a ramp spell.
  • On the topic of fetchlands, your colors give you access to seven* of them, and you should almost certainly run them all.
  • If you haven't already, consider Toxic Deluge as an additional board wipe--it may never make it in, but it's an extremely cheap and potent card
  • Depending on how full your graveyard gets when you're starting to go off, Cabal Ritual feels like it would be naturally at home alongside Dark Ritual and Culling the Weak
  • Bloom Tender in a two-color deck feels dubious, but I'm not quite prepared to say it's necessarily wrong, either.
  • Given your reliance on mana dorks, Benefactor's Draught functions as a ritual that cantrips; if you choose to pair it with Isochron Scepter, it also draws you your deck while giving you an outrageous amount of mana.

I hope some of this helps! I like the direction you seem to be taking this.

*The other six are Bloodstained Mire, Marsh Flats, Misty Rainforest, Polluted Delta, Windswept Heath, and Wooded Foothills

buildingadeck on Staples?

2 months ago

Colorless:

Mana Crypt

Sol Ring

Eternal Scourge

Mox Diamond

Chrome Mox

Dimir Signet or other on-color signets

Mana Vault

Grim Monolith

Winter Orb

Static Orb

Trinisphere

Tangle Wire

Null Rod

Sphere of Resistance

Thorn of Amethyst

Isochron Scepter

Paradox Engine

Fellwar Stone

White

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Boonweaver Giant

Aven Mindcensor

Swords to Plowshares

Path to Exile

Silence

Angel's Grace

Stony Silence

Rest in Peace

Grasp of Fate

Cataclysm

Armageddon

Vryn Wingmare

Enlightened Tutor

Idyllic Tutor

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite

Blue

Counterspell

Swan Song

Arcane Denial

Force of Will

Mana Drain

Cyclonic Rift

Into the Roil

Chain of Vapor

Brainstorm

Preordain

Ponder

Gitaxian Probe

Gush

Laboratory Maniac

Mystical Tutor

Tezzeret the Seeker

Dramatic Reversal

Stroke of Genius

Mystic Remora

Palinchron

Phantasmal Image

Timetwister

Snapcaster Mage

Gilded Drake

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur

Red

Gamble

Wheel of Fortune

Wildfire

Blood Moon

Pyroblast

Red Elemental Blast

Decree of Annihilation

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

Zealous Conscripts

Black

Demonic Tutor

Vampiric Tutor

Buried Alive

Necrotic Ooze

Grim Tutor

Imperial Seal

Dark Petition

Toxic Deluge

Necropotence

Animate Dead

Entomb

Ad Nauseam

Tendrils of Agony

Exsanguinate

Sidisi, Undead Vizier

Green

Burgeoning

Exploration

Birds of Paradise

Arbor Elf

Elves of Deep Shadow

Avacyn's Pilgrim

Noble Hierarch

Beast Within

Nature's Claim

Crop Rotation

Life from the Loam

Regrowth

Noxious Revival

Eternal Witness

Seedborn Muse

Food Chain

Reclamation Sage

Survival of the Fittest

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

Craterhoof Behemoth

Chord of Calling

Worldly Tutor

Natural Order

This is the best I have off the top of my head. The multicolored ones add some things, too.

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