Grimgrin, Corpse-Born


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander's Arsenal (CMA) Mythic Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Mythic Rare

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Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

Legendary Creature — Zombie

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born enters the battlefield tapped and doesn't untap during your untap step.

Sacrifice another creature: Untap Grimgrin and put a +1/+1 counter on it.

Whenever Grimgrin attacks, destroy target creature defending player controls, then put a +1/+1 counter on Grimgrin.

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born Discussion

CaptainToll on March of the Dead

3 weeks ago

Necrotic Ooze could fit here. I have a zombiedeck that utilizes him. You basically get a backup Grimgrin, Corpse-Born . Add " Pili-Pala + dudes that tap for <" shenanigans and you got a neat secondary wincon with infinite mana at your hand. Pili-Pala combined with Necrotic Ooze enables all sorts of neat jank.

dbpunk on Commander Suggestions!

1 month ago

Here's the ones I had a lot of fun with. I changed each of these into tricolor decks, so it's the dual color paired with the tricolor it corresponds with. I think any of the 20 are pretty fun and unique in their own way.

Dragonlord Ojutai / Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest extra turns/control

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born /Muldrotha the Graveside mill/grave control

Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury / Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire goblin/dragon tribal

Mina and Denn, Wildborn / Surrak Dragonclaw cheating creatures/creature combo

Selvala, Explorer Returned / Mayael the Anima elf tribal/super ramp into creatures

Daxos the Returned / Ertai, the Corrupted enchantments and sacrifices

Meren of Clan Nel Toth / Anafenza, the Foremost sacrifices and +1/+1 counters

Rashmi, Eternities Crafter / Roon of the Hidden Realm bounce and etb abuse

Arjun, the Shifting Flame / Kess, Dissident Mage spell slinging and mass draw

Brion Stoutarm / Mathas, Fiend Seeker burn and destroy

Maizena on Lord of the Desert, Master of Death

2 months ago

Rooftop Storm + Gravecrawler + Grimgrin, Corpse-Born + Diregraf Captain is also an infinite combo!

I recomend runing Noxious Ghoul . It's awesome in your deck and it's very nice to cast Army of the Damned and wipe the table! lol

roguebard on Marchesa, Dethrone

2 months ago


Thanks for the suggestions. Metallic Mimic has been sitting in my awful wizards deck for months now, I never thought of it going in here, but it really helps. Especially with the majority of the creature cards being wizards, same goes for Vindictive Lich , so thank you!

Now that I think about it, Yahenni, Undying Partisan really is a cheaper, and to some extent, better version of Grimgrin, Corpse-Born , so that definitely got put in. I would be hesitant to put in Falkenrath Aristocrat due to my CMC being quite high already (I know Razaketh, the Foulblooded has a high CMC, but he tutors and I cracked him while opening a pack so I feel obligated to use him! Shhhh!) And I would love to put Yawgmoth, Thran Physician but for now I'll leave him out, though I will probably always contemplate it!

Both Midnight Reaper and Grim Haruspex work better than River Kelpie for death/ETB based draw.

I feel like if I run Jokulhaups my playgroup will disown me. At some point Last One Standing will probably replace Killing Wave .

Thanks again for the suggestions, I really appreciate the feedback, and I definitely up-voted your Marchesa deck!

MediSyntax on RazaBridge Combo

5 months ago

Paradox Engine is an interesting idea as it does give redundancy for Phyrexian Altar, the piece with the least amount of backups. I think to take enough advantage of this, I'd include more fast mana ( Mox Diamond plays well with Crucible of Worlds, Chrome Mox 's card disadvantage is mitigated a bit because we operate well without many cards).

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician and Undead Augur are my adds from Modern Horizons, with Cabal Therapist on my to-test list. I'm cutting Midnight Reaper and keeping Grim Haruspex for now (the zombie type is nice on the Reaper but no life loss on the Haruspex is probably worth more to me).

I'm sure the change to Gisa and Geralf will have some advantages. Counterspells alone will help you not lose and I know zombies have some combo potential in Dimir with Grimgrin, Corpse-Born , Rooftop Storm , and Diregraf Captain . I can't follow you there though; I have too much fondness for Liliana and love challenging myself to make the best mono-coloured decks.
I'll follow that decklist on TappedOut and put in my two cents though, if you like.

McToters on U/B Zombie tribal commander

5 months ago

Hey there! I like how you’re running Gisa and Geralf as your commander. Two zombies I think will work well for you are Graveborn Muse and Forgotten Creation . My zombie deck runs both of the cards I suggested to you but I run Grimgrin, Corpse-Born as the commander. If you have any suggestions for me I’m all ears. I tend not to lean too token-focused just any and all zombies.


WagiDreams on

5 months ago

After a few weeks of heavy testing, I've come to the conclusion that the Soul Diviner is just not a good fit for the deck. I'm looking for an active replacement. I'm considering bringing back Grimgrin, Corpse-Born but I hesitate because I don't want this to become yet another copy of the typical zombie tribal builds. I've also come to the realization that Bolas's Citadel does some serious work with Varina at the helm.

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