Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Mythic Rare
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Legendary Creature — Demon

Flying, lifelink

Pay 7 life: Draw seven cards.

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Griselbrand Discussion

sylvannos on removal sweet spot?

1 week ago

Abrupt Decay is still relevant against Tron in case they have Chalice of the Void, which they most definitely want in play on 2 versus G/B/x Midrange. It's always sided out against Control, but so is Assassin's Trophy. The important part is that it's uncounterable to blow up random cards like Search for Azcanta  Flip.

I'd cut a single Maelstrom Pulse and a single Abrupt Decay for 2x Assassin's Trophy. Maelstrom Pulse has always been a slow, terrible card G/B/x had to put up with because it's the only thing that does one particular job (unconditional, universal removal). It's still relevant that you'll occasionally get 2+ Goblin Guides with it, or Lingering Souls tokens.

You also still want Terminates because it's one of Jund's strongest removal spells. If anything, you're boarding out Lightning Bolts and keeping Terminates because it kills Tarmogoyf, Griselbrand, Thought-Knot Seer, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, and so on and so forth. In other words, it's good against Control and Midrange who have large creatures that can't be killed by Lightning Bolt.

sylvannos on Eldrazi Demons?

2 weeks ago

Bridge from Below is a bad card outside of Dredge, though. It doesn't even help the OP's request for ideas regarding ways to take advantage of Grave Pact and other similar cards. You get Bridge from Below into your graveyard...and then it's immediately exiled because you continued playing your deck?

I agree with Sarkhan420. If you're going to try and cheat a huge demon into play, Demon of Death's Gate isn't exactly high on the list of powerhouse cards. Why not cheat in Griselbrand? Or Sire Of Insanity? Herald of Anguish? You can use something like Shadowborn Apostle.

Not to mention, Abyssal Persecutor costs around the same amount as Demon of Death's Gate due to the fact you have to sacrifice 3 black creatures (there are no zero mana black creatures in Modern that you can play from your hand). And do you really want to base your strategy on losing 3 permanents to play 1 permanent that gets killed by nearly every kill spell in the format?

Weltbild on Modern Death & Taxes

3 weeks ago

@TuckerMTG: Interesting suggestion. On which legendary permanents would you use it in the modern meta? I could only think of Mox Opal, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Griselbrand or Vendilion Clique, so maybe it‘s usability is a bit limited.

ERoss8 on Guilds of Ravnica: Spoilers and ...

1 month ago

Doom Whisperer seems insanely good. 3 and two black for a 6/6 flier is already above average, and there’s no downside. Instead, you can pay 2 life at instant speed with no other cost to mill yourself for 2, unless you want both of those cards on top of your library. This seems dumb in commander, a format in which Griselbrand is banned for being able to draw stupid amounts of cards for 1 life a pop (in multiples of 7), and where the right deck views drawing cards and milling cards as about the same thing. Definitely picking up at least two of these.

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sylvannos on Guilds of Ravnica: Spoilers and ...

1 month ago

Bounty Agent

@dbpunk: I'm calling it now that she'll become a staple in all formats. Not only does she deal with cards like Goryo's Vengeance and Sneak Attack that like to dump Griselbrands into play, she also deletes things like Umezawa's Jitte.

Not to mention, the odd legendaries that see play, like Krenko, Mob Boss and Vendilion Clique.

You can basically throw her into the mainboard of any white weenie deck, while keeping Containment Priest in the side.

Squiggy686the2nd on UB Turn 3 Emrakul (4 real)

1 month ago

Nice idea, I have thought of shadow born apostle plus surgical, but never thought of any way to abuse it, clever thinking, I would recommend two things: One, Serum Powder, it is a very good card when you are reliant on having certain cards or combinations of cards in ur hand- it really doesn't see enough modern play! Secondly Griselbrand seems very good as a two of in ur deck, the reason is twofold. It is a good backup plan in most matchups when you don't hit emrakul, secondly you can fetch it up with Shadowborn Apostle if you don't have the isle. Other than thad sweet deck +1!

vomitpile on GB Rock (budget)

1 month ago

Seems like this might be a little slow for modern and your reanimation targets don't seem impactful enough to really have the God-Pharaoh's Gift package when a dredge or Vengevine style deck would hit much, much harder and can grind if a game goes long due to creatures with built-in recursion instead of needing the artifact in play. If you're set on gpg, maybe splash red for Faithless Looting and other loot effects and have a bigger top end to get back from a live gpg. Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Griselbrand and other game winning creatures in some number seem crucial. Good luck!

Derpdaderp on All Black Everything

1 month ago

I feel like you have a ton of high-cost spells/win conditions. I would recommend adding more creatures, maybe run some cards when everything dies and then you can bring your creatures back while getting more mana to cast, like Black Market

also, something else to keep in mind is that you can't put all your hopes into one creature, because best case they can murder it and you have to bring it back again, or they can use some control and then it's basically gone forever.

if you want to keep the current theme it would probably work, but if you switched it to a vampire life-gain with the other cards like Griselbrand or a zombie deck with much more creatures and board-wipes.

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