Grimoire of the Dead

Grimoire of the Dead

Legendary Artifact

, , Discard a card: Put a study counter on Grimoire of the Dead.

, 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 colours and types.

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Trade

Have (1) Forkbeard
Want (1) GARlockSpiral

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Mythic Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal

Grimoire of the Dead occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Grimoire of the Dead Discussion

1empyrean on Syr Haakon's Big Sister

1 month ago

This seems pretty well built, but I think Grimoire of the Dead would be good here.

I don't have much to add except that with Haakon, Stromgald Scourge out, you can cast Blades of Velis Vel, Crib Swap, Nameless Inversion, and Shields of Velis Vel from your graveyard as many times as you like. This is mostly just a silly interaction that I like, but it could be useful.

dowlingcaleb on Gisa's Undead Army

3 months ago

Ahhh I see now. My zombie deck has several of the liliana planeswalkers that bring creatures back from graveyards as zombies and I have Grimoire of the Dead,Necromantic Selection, and Rise from the Grave to add zombie subtype to the few creature I have that aren’t zombies right away. But I can see how adding things like that would throw off what you have going on.

reverseofreverse on Scarab God Tribal

3 months ago

Oh nice! the Grimoire of the Dead sound reeeaaally spicy and on the cheap side too, didnt even cross my mind... Thanks!

DRmagic2017 on Scarab God Tribal

3 months ago

Hello! Vanquisher's Banner for card draw and Grimoire of the Dead as a potential wincon. Liliana Vess as a tutor. Liliana, Dreadhorde General is the best but she's expensive too. Removal: Hero's Downfall, Vraska's Contempt, Eat to Extinction, Erebos's Intervention, Drag to the Underworld, Price of Fame, Murder (why not?), Necrotic Wound. Take a look at board wipes too: Ritual of Soot, Languish, Black Sun's Zenith, In Garruk's Wake, Plague Wind. They are not as great as Damnation but on the other hand they are much cheaper. Good luck!

Deadpoo111 on Sidisi, Brood Tyrant

6 months ago

Sweet deck! Visions of Beyond is essentially free Ancestral Visions in this deck, so I'd definitely suggest it. Mass reanimation spells are also really good with Sidisi, and above all, I'd suggest Living Death, though Command the Dreadhorde and Rise of the Dark Realms are great too, additionally their's Grimoire of the Dead which fuels more reanimation too. Maybe the new Gravebreaker Lamia for another Entomb effect? Also, Brawn is a really good way to push your team through if Wonder or Filth aren't available. Also, seriously run Golgari Grave-Troll and Life from the Loam. Altar of Dementia is a sweet tech with Living Death and your commander.

Valius on Phenax: You Don't Need Those

6 months ago

I had a Phenax deck and it was super fun to play. Mine was a bit more turtle-y than yours, so I ran a suite of walls like Glacial Wall , Wall of Junk , and Guardians of Meletis . Equip those bad boys with Slagwurm Armor and you got yourself a milling machine and defense. There’s a ton of blue and colorless walls out there with ridiculous toughness that pair well with Phenax and give you pretty awesome blockers that let you just mill someone for 20+ at their end step if they dare attack you.

You also open up protection such as Crawlspace , Propaganda , Collective Restraint , and Koskun Falls . If you go that route. Phenax wants your creatures to tap to mill, which is why I liked walls, but swarm decks prove to be a problem, which is why I like these cards in my deck.

Otherwise, good combos in a deck like this that I enjoy was Notion Thief + Teferi's Puzzle Box so that opponents can never have cards, And Bloodchief Ascension since you’re running Mindcrank for infinite mill and damage. And Fraying Sanity could mean instant death to one person.

I really like the interaction Necrotic Ooze has with mill decks, and same with Grimoire of the Dead . Psychic Strike is a good milling counterspell with the added benefit of not needing double blue to cast.

And don’t forget, Laboratory Maniac is fantastic since you can also be a mill target, not just your opponents! Scry and Tunnel Vision yourself and you’ve won.

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