Legendary Creature — Demon

Flying, lifelink

Pay 7 life: Draw seven cards.

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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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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
Oathbreaker Legal

Griselbrand occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.44%


All decks: 0.06%

Griselbrand Discussion

hejtmane on MTGO Banlist

1 week ago

Griselbrand is banned in Commander has been for a long time

SideBae on Ezuri! Casual 20/20 in turn 4?

1 month ago

My first suggestion is you include the big three xerox spells: Ponder , Preordain and Brainstorm . They may not look like much, but superior card-selection for one blue is hard to argue with. I run them in every blue deck, though I think you'll need more shuffle effects to make Brainstorm good. Though I don't recommend them, you can also consider second-class cantrips like Serum Visions , Sleight of Hand and Opt .

My second suggestion is that you include the one-mana mana-dorks. I see you have Elvish Mystic , but running Birds of Paradise and Arbor Elf can be very helpful too. Utopia Sprawl works really well with Arbor Elf .

I think some of the two-mana ramp spells could be improved; I've never been a fan of Rampant Growth . Consider Nature's Lore (or its $100 cousin, Three Visits ) and/or Farseek . These can get non-basics, like your Breeding Pool , and Nature's Lore etbs untapped.

Evolution Sage is a card that MAY be good, but I'm not sure. Not having an immediate board-impact is a major downer, but its ability may be good enough to make it worth including. Playtesting can help.

Windfall is an excellent card-draw spell if you're down on cards. I suggest running Narset, Parter of Veils to act as a stax piece that is particularly abusive with Windfall . (Note that if you do end up with proliferate effects, you can proliferate her and get extra activations.) Other good card-draw spells include Fact or Fiction , Concentrate , Tezzeret's Gambit , Harmonize ...

Mystic Remora is a GREAT card. I personally think it's better than Rhystic Study , but I'm sure that'll raise a lot of hell (I also think Griselbrand should be unbanned, so I'm used to getting yelled at).

Wirewood Symbiote is a card you may want to consider. It words well with cards like your Reclamation Sage and can protect your guys from getting Toxic Deluge -d, and can buy you more triggers with your mana elf etbs for your general.

Depending on how many creatures you tend to have out, Slate of Ancestry could be a powerhouse. If you don't want to use that, running something like Collector Ouphe to fetch off Green Sun's Zenith can raise your decks chances against storm and the like significantly.

Opposition is a card I've been seeing more and more in powerful EDH decks these days. If you pair it with tokens and Seedborn Muse , Opposition can win the game on the spot. Adding something like Winter Orb to the mix can yield even more fun.

You can get more 'at the beginning of combat' triggers by having more combat steps. Consider extra-turn spells, like Temporal Trespass , Temporal Manipulation , Expropriate , Karn's Temporal Sundering , Nexus of Fate ...

Finally, counter magic is a good thing. Idk what the budget for the deck is, but the best counters are Force of Will and Mana Drain . More affordable cards that are still REALLY good are Spell Snare , Arcane Denial , Negate , Fuel for the Cause and the like. Counter-counters (I call them 'second-order counters,' since it makes me feel smart) are also good. Veil of Summer is the best right now, but Autumn's Veil and Dispel are also really good.

Right. That's all I got. Good luck!

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Simple, common removal. Got it.

Burn Essence


Destroy target creature unless it's controller discards two cards.

Few recognize the grace of a good deal. Fewer still are arrogant enough to accept.

Highly Innistrad.

Make a new Legendary Demon to take over the place of any one of the four that Liliana killed. Recognize that Ormendahl, Profane Prince already took over for Griselbrand . Feel free to merely errata this and either make a new Ormendahl, or just replace him entirely if you'd like to set yours on Innistrad

aholder7 on Looking for cards for a ...

3 months ago

so my first question before i start suggesting cards would be "what does this build offer over traditional reanimator decks?" because with footsteps you could just go for a Protean Hulk combo kill. or a Griselbrand /other traditional reanimator strategy. is the goal to have a strategy more resilient to graveyard hate? are you using reanimator strategy as a back up to a more etb centric deck? because as is i don't know the answer from looking at the deck.

sliverninja90x on Resolvespell

3 months ago

Falcoshin: are you joking? are you really going to argue with me that this spell as-is wouldn't be useful against more than just counterspells? it absolutely would, so don't tell me it wouldn't. "target spell resolves" is VERY different from "target spell can't be countered", and i'll prove it with an example.

player 1: i cast Goryo's Vengeance targeting Griselbrand

player 2: in response, i cast Return to Nature targeting Griselbrand .

player 1: in response, i cast "resolve-spell" targeting Goryo's Vengeance .

end result is that Goryo's Vengeance resolves before Return to Nature has a chance to exile Griselbrand . an effect reading "target spell can't be countered" wouldn't be able to do that.

ephraimctr on Hellbent on Reanimation

3 months ago

It’s a good board wipe and I actually utilize it quite regularly, but I’ve found Archfiend of Ifnir to be more effective and repeatable with this particular deck. Not to mention it’s one sided. Chaos Maw only triggers once and my deck isn’t designed to make him repeatable. As far as Aggro matchups, I can reliably have Griselbrand on the field on turn two so he can both block Aggro creatures and gain life to compensate for pure burn. I’m confused because maybe there’s something I’m missing with how good Chaos Maw is. I just don’t see his value in this particular build. This is a grind deck designed for multiplayer. My goal is to take away hands and creatures and kill all five or six of my opponents one by one.

MadPilot on Rakdos Reanimator Modern

3 months ago

I did a Turn 2 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn today at LGS Modern tournament with this deck :-)

Also will be adding Griselbrand after thinking and consultation with other planeswalkers ;-)

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