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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
19 hours ago
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!
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:
3x Waste Not
Mass draw/discard spells 10
Counterspell + mass draw/graveyard shuffle 8
Ritual goodstuff 7
4x Dark Ritual
2x Bojuka Bog
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.
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
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!!!
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!
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.
1 month ago
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.
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.
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.