Grimoire of the Dead

Legality

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
Innistrad (ISD) Mythic Rare

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Related Questions

Grimoire of the Dead

Legendary Artifact

1, {T}, Discard a card: Put a study counter on Grimoire of the Dead.

{T}, Remove three study counters from Grimoire of the Dead and sacrifice it: Put all creature cards from all graveyards onto the battlefield under your control. They're black Zombies in addition to their other colors and types.

Grimoire of the Dead Discussion

Wargles on Planeswalkers as Commanders

1 month ago

Imagine a world where Grimoire of the Dead can be a commander

Noire_Samhain on Sacking zombies

1 month ago

A few zombie cards I love you might want to consider-

Diregraf Colossus , who makes tokens who casting zombies. Open the Graves to make zombie tokens for killing off non-token zombies. Grimoire of the Dead , is a nice win-con if you can get it off. Rise of the Dark Realms on an artifact. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is a nice mean zombie maker, though exiling an opponent's creature might ruin some other plans of yoinking their dead monsters away.

For value from sacking your non-token zombies, try adding a Grim Haruspex . Get some much needed card draw, which you're lacking a bit of.

Also, try Victimize for even more revival. Just kill of a pathetic zombie token to get big boys back.

TheMillKid on DEATH DEFYING! Rakdos reanimator Carnival Chaos

1 month ago

Not gonna lie, I love the attention to detail in your deck! I was curious as to why you chose Rakdos instead of Bladewing the Risen for a Rakdos Reanimator deck, but your description helps clarify: you have a theme around your general that isn't solely dependent on your general. I also really like that you are making use of cards that are typically lackluster (such as Grimoire of the Dead ) to help fuel your deck.

The only card that feels slightly out of place is It That Betrays , but I recognize that it's just a fantastic reanimation target (especially when other people are playing fetchlands). It also does get discounted by Lord of Riots, so there is a bit of synergy to support it.

My only real suggestion is Path of Ancestry , since your deck is predominantly demons, it can help smooth some draws if and when you cast one. I guess some cards to consider could be the cycling lands, such as Desert of the Fervent and Barren Moor .

Great list, happy brewing!

DRmagic2017 on Rise of the Lich Queen

2 months ago

Hi! Zombie tribal is one of my favorite decks too. I think Dark Salvation is a must. The same about Endless Ranks of the Dead . I also like Grimoire of the Dead . Oath of Liliana is another fun card but you'd better find at least a couple of Planeswalkers. For example Jace, Unraveler of Secrets (card advantage and control) and Liliana, Death's Majesty or Liliana, Untouched By Death . Zombie lords: Death Baron , Cemetery Reaper , Lord of the Undead . Board wipe is strongly recommended (at least one of these): Wrath of God Day of Judgment , Cleansing Nova , Damnation , Cyclonic Rift . Useful creatures: Diregraf Colossus , Metallic Mimic . Mana stabilization: Unclaimed Territory , Mana Confluence , Path of Ancestry . Good luck in brewing!

GasparAnt on Ghoulcaller Gisa Infinite Zombie Tribal EDH

3 months ago

Rupp I'm actually going to cut Grimoire of the Dead soon, for the same problem. I can never pop it off. Also, I've been playing with the idea of adding blue for a long, long time... but I like the flavor of mono black zombies too much.

Rupp on Ghoulcaller Gisa Infinite Zombie Tribal EDH

3 months ago

Ok, I’m very experienced zombie tribal player, and I can say, that I'd rather play dimir colors as Gisa and Geralf, than mono-coloured staff in EDH. There are two reasons - first, there are some really broken cards in blue, such as Rooftop Storm for example, and second - in dimir colors you can bounce permanents (Compelling Deterrence or Sedraxis Alchemist), which is very important in EDH. Then, I would advise you not to play Grimoire of the Dead. I played it for a half of the last year, and couldn't resolve its ability at least one time, spending lot of mana and totally four cards on it. And where is the Door of Destinies? You really need it in tribal.

InfamousGengar on Zombie Swarm

4 months ago

I love zombies! and this deck is basic which means its not to hard for ANYONE WITH BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF MAGIC CAN PICK IT UP AND PLAY.

Some suggestions are Call to the Grave for removal can help get rid of pesky creatures your opponent controls making them sac them! One of my favorite non-zombie zombie support cards Grave Titan makes token and hes a beat-stick as it is. Liliana's Reaver is an awesome zombie that if left unchecked will cause your friends lots of misery!

if you want to add blue to spice things up you'll have access to counterspells along with one of my favorite zombie lords Diregraf Captain along with a decent flyer which zombies normally don't have in Siren of the Silent Song who helps get cards out of your opponents hands and if you like the effect of Grimoire of the Dead can help you fill the yard with lots of targets for mass zombification!!!!

VyperKannon on Surveilling Esper Zombies

4 months ago

I personally would trade out Dreamstealer for Lich Lord of Unx. I feel dreamstealer eternalize is a bit too steep of a cost for what it does when you can simply just exile it to make a 2/2 zombie token. Call to the Grave, Grimoire of the Dead, Liliana, Death's Majesty, and Zombie Infestation are good considerations also.

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