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
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

DRmagic2017 on Rise of the Lich Queen

1 week 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 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

2 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.

goblinguiderevealpls on esper zombies

3 months ago

Josu Vess, Lich Knight for one, she is just bad by herself shes just a 4 mana 4/5 with menace and her 10 mana cmc kick is meh and never gets activated

im not a big fan of Dark Salvation because its too underhelming and mana intensive for multiplayer, Endless Ranks of the Dead and Liliana's Mastery are also kinda a bit slow and lack impact for their cost, ranks whiffs a lot after board wipe and being an upkeep trigger makes it very slow

i agree with Forgotten Creation as its ability compliments varina's so damn well and is repeatable, you could also run more reanimator effects like Reanimate, Animate Dead, Necromancy and Stitch Together

Grimoire of the Dead and Rise of the Dark Realms are potent recursion spells in casual play

Lavidicus on Help me out? Mono-black Zombie

3 months ago

I need some help deciding to remove some cards to make it 100 cards commander legal, it’s 105 right now.

Throw me some ideas to add or replace cards too. Feel free to criticize me, tell me if there should be changes. First time really trying to put a deck together. I think I’m having mana and creature cost issues? I’m not sure? Thanks!

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DRmagic2017 on Zombie EDH

5 months ago

Hello! Nice deck. Some ideas: Jace, Unraveler of Secrets for additional card draw, Entomb and Vampiric Tutor as tutors, Dark Salvation instead of Glimpse the Unthinkable (mill is not your main strategy, am I right?), Damnation and/or Languish (you definitely need board wipes), Scourge of Nel Toth (it's not a problem to sacrifice Gravecrawler and a Zombie token to cast him from your graveyard), Vengeful Pharaoh (nice ability + deathtouch), Grimoire of the Dead and Rite of Replication - just for more fun.

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Grimoire of the Dead occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.03%