Griselbrand

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Mythic Rare
Avacyn Restored Mythic Rare
Promo Set Mythic Rare

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Griselbrand

Legendary Creature — Demon

Flying, lifelink

Pay 7 life: Draw seven cards.

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Griselbrand Discussion

Red_X on Esper Fuse 1.1

1 day ago

If you decide you don't like sorin I would replace him by bringing Unburial Rites back because using gifts to drop Rites and Griselbrand on turn 4 leads to wins on turn 5, which is something that Sorin won't do.

Firebones675 on Classic Necro Redux

2 days ago

It's not in your colors but Children of Korlis is super degenerate with Yawgmoth's Bargain, especially in multiples.

Say you pay 10 life, draw 10 cards and gain in back with a child. If you spend another 10 and play another child, that one gains you 20, putting you at a higher life total than you started with allowing you to draw more cards. You can do the same with Griselbrand (also casting a Reanimate to bring back the child works too)

Daynen on Fungus Among Us

3 days ago

Have you considered Raking Canopy for a sideboard against fliers? It isn't an aura, so they can't 2 for 1 by killing a creature, it kills anything smaller than 5 body and is only 3 cmc. get two on the field and even a Griselbrand won't get through.

Only other thing I wonder about is the mana curve. Kinda high with no real ramp to speak of...

RitchieRich757 on Griseljund Repeater

5 days ago

I have but Collective Brutality is better here as it's another option for dumping Griselbrand to Goryo's Vengeance him as soon as possible.

MRDOOM3 on 1 is NOT the loneliest number

6 days ago

You also can look at Phyrexian Arena, Necropotence, Dark Prophecy if you have enough sac outlets to make it useful, Erebos, God of the Dead, and Greed. If only Yawgmoth's Bargain and Griselbrand were EDH legal... Oh well...

EpicFreddi on DruneGrey

6 days ago

Hello m8,
the following cards I need from your binder:
Griselbrand - 2x (MM)
Craterhoof Behemoth (MM)
Iona, Shield of Emeria (MM2)
Recruiter of the Guard
Entomb - 2x
Added value without shiping should be ~85$. Goyf should be at 90$. I'd be fine with that if you are. Let me know what you think.

Firebones675 on Chancellor of Iona's Void

1 week ago

Saw your comment on my profile and i'm happy to help. Let me start by saying there is no one "right way to build" reanimator in modern. It is important to keep in mind though that relative to the rest of the meta, reanimator is worse in modern due to its legacy counterpart due to not having access to things like Reanimate, Animate Dead, or Exhume. As a result, you have to get a bit creative and approach it from a different angle. Here are a few different decklists and why they work.

1) Unburial Gifts

This deck works off of the interaction between Unburial Rites and Gifts Ungiven. Since gifts specifies UP TO four cards, at the end of your opponents turn you can choose just rites and a big creature (and you get to choose which one is the best in the current situation you can even have a 1-of Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite as a tutor target), forcing your opponent to put both in the yard. Then you untap and bring it back. Since counterspells work nicely with keeping your mana up, this deck tends to be a bit more on the controlling side. You also have the option to grab 4 similar spells like 4 hand disruption cards such that you can shred your opponents hand no matter which they pick.

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/daily-deck/modern-unburial-gifts-2015-11-12

2) Vengence

I know i said at the beginning a lot of good reanimation spells aren't modern legal. Goryo's Vengeance however is. It's also instant speed so if you can get Emrakul, the Aeons Torn into your graveyard you can respond to the trigger by bringing it into play. Sure you need to exile it at the end of turn and don't get the cast trigger but attacking for 15 and making them sacrifice 6 permanents often gets the job done. The other big creature it brings back is Griselbrand. His activated ability is great and refills your hand (also a 7/7 flying lifelink isn't bad either). This deck also has easy ways to get around graveyard hate, something most reanimator decks can't deal with in the form of Through the Breach. Whereas the first deck works more as a control deck, this one is more focused on combo and runs the maximim number of copies of Serum Visions and Sleight of Hand

http://www.channelfireball.com/articles/deck-of-the-day-modern-grixis-goryos-vengeance/

3:Grishoalbrand

This is a modification of the second deck. The way tit works is you first cheat out a Griselbrand but then it gets a bit different. When you draw your deck using his ability, you hit Nourishing Shoal and Worldspine Wurm to gain your life back. Lastly you bring out Borborygmos Enraged and discard all the lands you drew.

http://www.channelfireball.com/articles/grishoalbrand-deck-tech-and-guide/

If I were to build modern reanimator it would probably be built around one of those three. I'm not saying zombify won't work but i think the gifts version is significantly more consistent. If you want to stick with what you have, i'd look into picking up Griselbrand as it is arguably the best card to reanimate (iona being second) assuming you can't instant speed out Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. Also Collective Brutality is another way to discard fatties while still disrupting the opponent.

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