Grimoire of the Dead
, , 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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|Commander 2019 (C19)||Mythic Rare|
|Innistrad (ISD)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Grimoire of the Dead occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Grimoire of the Dead Discussion
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.
2 months ago
Changes for now -- REMOVED: Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Cavern of Souls, Dreadhorde Invasion, Tombstone Stairwell, Tragic Slip, Ugin, the Ineffable, Awaken the Erstwhile, Bitter Ordeal, Whip of Erebos, Grimoire of the Dead
ADDED: Liliana's Standard Bearer, Bastion of Remembrance, Deadly Rollick, Nesting Grounds, Netherborn Altar, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Black Market, Bloodchief Ascension, Imperial Seal, Nightmare Shepherd
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
7 months ago
Skirk Prospector Armillary Sphere Grimoire of the Dead Utopia Sprawl Plaguecrafter Apprentice Necromancer Regrowth Fecundity Traveler's Amulet Spore Frog Feel good about it Shriekmaw God-Eternal Rhonas Heap Doll Farhaven Elf
These are ideas. Don't know if anything here looks interesting, bnut can find more.