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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.
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Grimgrin, Corpse-Born Discussion
1 week ago
Drana, Liberator of Malakir works nicely with Marchesa's second ability. You can also consider Yahenni, Undying Partisan as well. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is extremely useful, so you can include him if you're willing to break the bank a little.
Dictate of Erebos is an instant-speed version of Grave Pact, so when someone blocks your guy with a bigger creature, just flash in Dictate for annoyance.
1 week ago
I've played a more creature-based version of this commander, so while my suggestions may be skewed towards creatures, I hope they'll be helpful at the very least.
- Prized Amalgam
- Necromancer's Stockpile
- Vengeful Pharaoh
- Noosegraf Mob
- Dark Salvation
2 weeks ago
I have to agree with nastalgia here, this deck needs action or it will just get run over in the current metagame. If you want to make this deck truly competitive, you'll need to make some changes.
Having tried to brew a Blue-black Zombies build myself, I can tell you that the blue splash really isn't worth it unless you are running Prized Amalgam and cards like Thought Scour for card draw and access to more resources. The only other reason I'd see a reason for splashing blue is to run something like Echoing Truth to remove an Ensnaring Bridge or something of the like. I personally think that a mono-black Zombie build would be far more successful and consistent, but that's up to you.
Every black decks needs some form of discard to survive in the current modern meta, the best options for this are Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek, although there are budget versions like Wrench Mind and Distress which may work in certain metas, but they are not the same and should be treated like they are on the same power level.
While Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, Cemetery Recruitment,Skirsdag High Priest, and Dark Salvation are cute cards that have some synergy with the cards you play, they are all too slow, as Modern's turn 4 kill rate is exceptional, and you will be dead long before these cards will have any effect on the game.
Black has an incredible amount of outstanding removal options, and Bone Splinters is not one of them, and the reasoning is simple. Over half the decks in format, (from Infect to Titanshift) can kill you on their turn, whether it's by an Inkmoth Nexus or Primeval Titan and sorcery speed removal can't target them. Some of the best options for this are Go for the Throat, Victim of Night, and Fatal Push, as these cards can kill the majority of creatures and manlands that are floating around the modern format.
Black has some outstanding Zombie cards that you could be playing, cards like Geralf's Messenger, Cemetery Reaper, Death Baron, Lord of the Undead, Lifebane Zombie, Cryptbreaker and Phyrexian Crusader.
I'd try to make room for Collective Brutality, this card is outstanding against many of the decks that mono-black is not good against, such as burn.
2 weeks ago
Welcome on T/O. Reading your 'hassle' with your playgroup, I can imagine the fun gets less and less.
This has happened to be as well. This is why I made more EDH decks to counter this behaviour. When things do get out of control, I grab my old 'hated' deck once again and let them know who is their daddy xD
Now onto some suggestions I came up with:
Have fun and you got my upvote.
If like to check out my 'hated' deck, then click here.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is nasty. He definately seems to be a staple
1 month ago
My playgroup is more casual but it's nice to know about the combos possible in my deck to maybe put in against more intense decks in the format. Diregraf Captain and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born are definitely my next additions just waiting to get them!