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.

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Grimgrin, Corpse-Born Discussion

TheDarkSlayer21 on Marchesa

2 days ago

I see that this deck isn't finished yet, so I will just give you some general advise.

There are typically two ways of making a Marchesa deck. The first way is to put in a lot of creatures that can get +1/+1 counters easily (like Aetherborn Marauder, Butcher Ghoul, Carrion Feeder or Unleash/Modular cards). The problem is, these cards hardly do anything other than putting counters on themselves. Their pretty much duds. So to make up for this, people will put in good sac outlets, cards like Mind Slash, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Attrition, etc. This type of deck gets its engine running STRICTLY from it's sac outlets, (NOT FROM ITS CREATURES) and because of this, it is a bit more reliant on it's commander.

The second type of deck is my preferred method of playstyle. Whereby, the deck IS NOT relying on its sac outlets, but rather on the ETB triggers of creatures. With this type of deck, you're not fully relying on your commander. Marchesa is just a perk. If you don't have her out, you can still play your creatures and benefit from them.

This is the Marchesa deck that I personally made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 11 | 16 COMMENTS | 6767 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


Some cards that I would highly recommend putting in the deck are:
- Necropotence
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Demonic Tutor
- River Kelpie
- Diabolic Intent
- Harvester of Souls
- Grim Haruspex
- Grimgrin, Corpse-Born
- Mind Slash
- Flayer of the Hatebound
- Glen Elendra Archmage
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Grave Betrayal
- Sneak Attack
- Thraximundar
- Scourge of the Throne
- Thalakos Deceiver
- Phyrexian Tower
NOTE: If you do decide to have this deck be a bit more ETB heavy, Deadeye Navigator and Rite of Replication are also good cards to put in.

TheDarkSlayer21 on EDH: Marchesa's Game of Thrones

3 days ago

Ok... there are typically two ways of making a Marchesa deck. The first way is to put in a lot of creatures that can get +1/+1 counters easily (like Butcher Ghoul, Carrion Feeder or Unleash/Modular cards). The problem is, these cards hardly do anything other than putting counters on themselves. Their pretty much duds. So to make up for this, people will put in good sac outlets, cards like Mind Slash, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Attrition etc. This type of deck gets its engine running STRICTLY from it's sac outlets, (NOT FROM ITS CREATURES) and because of this, it is a bit more reliant on it's commander.

The second type of deck is my preferred method of playstyle. Whereby, the deck IS NOT relying on its sac outlets, but rather on the ETB triggers of creatures. With this type of deck, your not fully relying on your commander. Marchesa is just a perk. If you don't have her out, you can still play your creatures and benefit from them.

This is the Marchesa deck that I personally made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 11 | 16 COMMENTS | 6767 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


Some cards that I would highly recommend putting in the deck are:
- Necropotence
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Demonic Tutor
- Diabolic Intent
- Grimgrin, Corpse-Born
- Mind Slash
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Grave Betrayal
- Sneak Attack
- Thraximundar
- Scourge of the Throne

NOTE: If you do decide to have this deck be a bit more ETB heavy, Deadeye Navigator and Rite of Replication are also good cards to put in.

JararoNatsu on Cheap Zombie Horde for Friday Night Magic

1 week ago

Hmm...

I don't particularly like Returned Phalanx. In an aggressive Zombie deck like this, you don't really want Defender unless it's something like Corpse Blockade, which may actually be decent as a 2-of or so here.

Don't forget that you still want to get Zombies into your graveyard so you can actually cast Skaab Goliath (and because it's a bit difficult to cast, keep it at like... a 3-of?). Carrion Feeder and Plague Belcher from the new set may help with that. I see a lot of decks like this use Grimgrin, Corpse-Born and sometimes Blood Artist, and Grimgrin may be a better option than Goliath. Something to consider.

I don't know how much of a budget you have, but Gravecrawler is a fun Zombie to have. Unless they're exiled they just keep coming back. Unbreathing Horde is fun too.

Would Smallpox work here? Maybe. Just maybe. Regardless you may want some removal here. Tragic Slip could work, as could Bone Splinters.

Trying to think of other things here... there's a lot of things that one can do with Zombies. I'm a Control junkie so my Zombie token decks both have a lot of control, which means that I'm not altogether versed in aggro decks. I would suggest looking at other decks, seeing what they've got going on, and go from there. Your deck is definitely coming together, so keep working on it XD

TheDarkSlayer21 on Marchesa's Madness

1 week ago

I understand that you want to make this deck heavily vampire based, however you might want to consider adding in a few creatures that arn't vampires. Below are cards that i personally like to run.

Mind Slash is a good sac outlet.

Thalakos Deceiver is a phenomenal control card for a marchesa deck.

Sneak Attack is also a must have in any marchesa deck.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is amazing!

Disciple of Bolas, Necropotence, Harvester of Souls, and Consecrated Sphinx are good draw cards.

Thraximundar, Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, Flayer of the Hatebound, Glen Elendra Archmage, Scourge of the Throne, River Kelpie, Grave Betrayal, Harvester of Souls, and Dack's Duplicate are also powerful cards to have in a marchesa deck.

If you need more suggestions, this is the marchesa deck that i made.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 11 | 16 COMMENTS | 6767 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


Bhaal666 on Zombie Commander

1 week ago

I'm not a fan of unearth especially when zombies have such an easy time coming back without being exiled afterwords. I'm also not sure what red really adds to zombies. I would highly recommend looking into amonkhet and orzhov since that brought us more white zombie stuff and there is Necromancer's Covenant. Otherwise Gisa and Geralf and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born are strong and give rooftop access. Geth is really cool too if you want that route but limits you to black.

MoonTurtle7 on Zombie Commander

1 week ago

Personally I recommend Sedris, (maybe even his buddy Thraximundar) But the colour advantage you get is really nice, and the addition of blue gives you a lot of cool/fun options. Like for example Havengul Runebinder, Stitcher Geralf, Gisa and Geralf, Diregraf Captain, and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born. Red even splashes in some fun with Deathbringer Thoctar, Warstorm Surge, Goblin Bombardment, Impact Tremors, and even some fun thievery like Zealous Conscripts. Heck red even throws in the addition of Artifact removal, something Black and blue lack in. Vandalblast, Rakdos Charm, and By Force would all be nice additions.

drik2011 on Gisa and Geralf's Zombie Nation

2 weeks ago

Dump as much zombies in your graveyard as you can then cast mass recurring spells such as Living Death, Patriarch's Bidding or Zombie Apocalypse, trigger "Gary" (Gray Merchant of Asphodel) then sac everything to your sac outlets (Carrion Feeder, Phyrexian Ghoul or Grimgrin, Corpse-Born) to trigger your "Zombie Aristocrats" (Vengeful Dead or Diregraf Captain). Rinse and repeat.

MindAblaze on Centre for Disease Control

3 weeks ago

Gravecrawler seems obvious but just doesn't do enough. A 2/1 that doesn't block is pointless, unfortunately.

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born was in the deck before too, but it's not the kind of card that generates enough value for this deck without going infinite but the individual pieces of a Necrotic Ooze combo deck weren't strong enough to include without going all in.

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