Grimgrin, Corpse-Born


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander's Arsenal Mythic Rare
Innistrad 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.

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Grimgrin, Corpse-Born Discussion

Triton on The Apocalypse has Begun!!!!

19 hours ago

Living Death and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born are both good cards to add in the deck.

Also I'm surprised no Grave Titan is in the deck, he's an all-star zombie.

Also hate to be that guy, but what do you think of Ravos, Soultender and a blue partner Commander at helm? Ravos allows you to recur creatures you want in the hand and is also a lord. The second partner would be up to you but I'd recommend Silas Renn, Seeker Adept in tandem with him.

Hope this helps and this is an awesome deck!

goblinguiderevealpls on Nekusar, The Mind Razer

2 weeks ago

Like i said in the original post, nekusar hates creatures, in fact he kind of hates anything living/not dead lol. he is a wizard spell commander and his ability revolves around draw spells, therefore i would run 2 or 3 nekusar and very few actual combat creatures

Nekusar is a wizard, he isnt meant for combat he is meant to augment spells :) thraximundar and gravecrawler are good cards, but those are meant for zombie tribal. Which is usually dimir, but thrax is a different deck entirely and costs too much to hard cast so basically is asking for reanimation

If you want a zombie tribal deck, Sedris, the Traitor King or Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is your man, both have a place in my heart but sadly zombie tribal is very slow and often doesnt perform well.. i used to play grimgrin but his performance dissapointed me and he is the "best" zombie tribal commander, even invested/tuned he still was meh :/

Personally, id remove most of the creatures outside of nekusar and replace it with rituals and wheels

To make a long story short, If i were to make a budget list itd look like:

Enchantment 6

3x Waste Not

3x Megrim

Creature 9

3x Nekusar, the Mindrazer

4x Nightscape Familiar

2x Archfiend of Ifnir

Mass draw/discard spells 10

3x Reforge the Soul

3x Burning Inquiry

2x Windfall

2x Whispering Madness

Counterspell + mass draw/graveyard shuffle 8

4x Commit / Memory

4x Arcane Denial

Ritual goodstuff 7

4x Dark Ritual

3x Seething Song

20 land

2x Bojuka Bog

3x Cephalid Coliseum

3x Crumbling Necropolis

3x Crypt of the Eternals

4x mountain

3x island

2x swamp

Hybrow on The Cranberries with an eyepatch

3 weeks ago


Grimgrin, Corpse-Born - I considered him when I was first building because he is a very popular zombie, however I have tried to base this deck around not sacrificing my zombies. So for that reason I didnt add him, his attack ability is nice though.

Rooftop Storm - ?? It is in this deck, maybe you didnt notice it. Yahh, it is great with my commanders ability to cast from the graveyard. Along with Secrets of the Dead, they combo great together.

Undead Alchemist - I like him.. I dont think I have ever looked at him in the past. I dont own one currently, but I will add it to my Maybeboard for the next time I am doing a purchase.

Sheoldred, Whispering One - I absolutely love her, just didnt love her $ cost when I was first building.. But the more I look at her, the more I think she may be worth it. This is going to be the one I end up shelling out for I think.

Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed - Definitely not as good as Sheoldred. And he is crazy expensive for a non-zombie addition.

Thanks for the looks. Hybrow

VexenX on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

4 weeks ago

MegaMatt13: My Avg CMC is even better then you might think, because Curtains' Call and Gempalm Polluter are not really 6cmc when you think about it, which leave only Grave Titan, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Rooftop Storm at 6cmc in the deck. I top off with Army of the Damned of course, but that is way to good to remove!

There has been some discussion about removing Rooftop Storm, but it has done VERY good in my experience. My hand is OFTEN full because of all my draw, as well as my opting to use The Scarab God's reanimate instead of casting spells. Rooftop Storm allows me to save many for that ability, which really is a big deal in this deck! I am running 20 zombies, which seems like enough to keep it in.

Daedalus19876: Thanks man! The Scarab God has really allowed for tribal zombies to really be a power-house in commander. Both Grimgrin, Corpse-Born and Gisa and Geralf are good, but they have nothing on the power level of The Scarab God!!!

dsigsbee on Your Reward is Eternity - The Scarab God EDH

1 month ago

golgariizzet I love the mono black plague feel of your edh (+1 from me!) - this deck used to be a Grimgrin, Corpse-Born deck that more or less took that approach. Instead of Seal of the Guildpact I was thinking Jet Medallion because I am running heavy in black, possibly in addition to Black Market. dlaxw7 I like the idea of Nightscape Familiar, but since I'm so heavy in black, I don't think there is room for him here. Although, Geth, Lord of the Vault seems like someone I should try to make room for. Thanks again for all the great suggestions guys!

Perfect_Phyrexia on Zombiestorm

1 month ago

bradtheimpaler13: The Scarab God is a nice thought but has lots of problems with this deck. First and foremost he is not a zombie and thematically I couldn't do that. his first ability only has value if my field is full of zombies which normally is only accomplished through an infinite combo which would already win me the game if it was allowed. His second ability is way too expensive for what it does and could actually make a potential reanimation target worse through the number changes (Nobody wants a 4/4 Balefire Dragon that costs a removal spell and 4 mana to revive.) Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is a infinite sacrifice outlet that functions as removal. He's dependent on bodies but nowhere as near as The Scarab God. If the god was indestructible or when he died he returned to the battlefield and not to your hand then maybe I would consider running him but he's such a "win-more" card its insane. The only other commander I've ever considered for this deck is Dralnu, Lich Lord to deal with combo disruption against important spells.

chris.rodriguez358 on Scarab God's Lazarus Pit

1 month ago

Dark Ritual never works out well enough in EDH. Try these out for ramp instead: Burnished Hart, Phyrexian Tower, Crypt Ghast, Ashnod's Altar, Black Market, and Crypt of Agadeem.

Another notable is Corpse Harvester. Sac a zombie token and put a zombie card and swamp in your hand.

I think every token deck should have access to Skullclamp and this is especially true for zombie token tribal because of the amount of sacrificing you would likely include. With that said, Gravecrawler can be really busted in a build like this especially when you have Grimgrin, Corpse-Born in play.

If you're going to run a large counter suite then I'd suggest Archaeomancer, Mnemonic Wall, and Snapcaster Mage.

Other cards I would recommend: Liliana, Death's Majesty, Liliana, Heretical Healer, Plague Belcher, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Fleshbag Marauder, Entomb, Tragic Slip, Pongify, Go for the Throat, Grave Betrayal, and Attrition.

I'll swing by again later and make some recs on other cuts.

Isaiah13 on HELP!!! B/G/U Zombie Mill

1 month ago

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born --- Undead Alchemist and Intruder Alert! are great zombie combo cards even though they work better with Phenax,God of Deception as commander. You can look at my mill deck and find more mill cards that are great if you are interested.

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