Gruesome Menagerie


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

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Gruesome Menagerie


Choose a creature card with converted mana cost 1 in your graveyard, then do the same for creature cards with converted mana costs 2 and 3. Return those cards to the battlefield.

Gruesome Menagerie Discussion

ChrisHansonBiomancin on GBu Vraska's Menagerie

4 days ago

Cool deck man, I've been playing around with some dredge/reanimator concepts & haven't really found anything that i really like yet but i do like your approach with Gruesome Menagerie + ETB triggers.

One card that seems like a great fit here is Gutterbones . It would basically be a less-extreme version of Narcomoeba in that it's not quite as good to dredge/explore (but still very good) while being much better from the opening hand. Also works well as repeatable sac fodder for Vraska. Your deck seems like it wants to aggro out to some extent so a t1 2/1 getting in that 4-6 damage off the bat can be huge.

I also feel like Isareth is really powerful here with the Explore creatures especially, and you could run 2-3 so it's more than just a toolbox option. Given how crucial recursion is to your deck, increasing the sources of that will help with consistency. In any synergy-dependent deck, I usually try to have at least 8 cards that can perform each core function.

Lastly, a sideboard idea that would be great against weenies or tokens is Plague Mare . I've been playing it as a one-of in a different deck (a weird Arisotcrats/Vannifar hybrid) and it is surprisingly clutch.

musicman3310 on Growing Under

3 months ago

If you had a three drop in the deck, then Gruesome Menagerie would really fill your deck as you could hit Supplier, Shaman, and a three drop.

chilbi on Teysa Karlov’s Double D’s

3 months ago

Eloquent elaboration guys, still I've to admit that I find myself rather on Scathainn's side. Clever sexist clickbait stays clever sexist bullshit as language forms reality and we're all just better than that...

Back on topic: Love the theme, but I'd be a little worried about sweepers and therefore throw in a Gruesome Menagerie or Immortal Servitude in. Cheers!

Ogoki on True golgari undergrowth

3 months ago

Ive been playing an undergrowth deck for a while now and I think i can offer some insight. Windgrace Acolyte is just too expensive for a 3\2 flier. Kraul Foragers is better in the sideboard to bring in against aggressive decks. Hatchery Spider is junk. Glowspore Shaman and Stitcher's Supplier are amazing and often enough to keep the gas going. Im on the fence about Molderhulk but hes a pretty sweet pay off for the deck espeically with memorial. Jadelight is also great but Ive been playing Charnel Troll as a 3 drop since hes easy to feed and you can get him back with Gruesome Menagerie . Hope that helps

YggdrasilD49 on Mardu Aristocrats

4 months ago

Have you thought about Gruesome Menagerie in this deck ? Works with almost all your creatures in the 3 categories Prey / Predator / Scavenger... I also liked that classification in 3 types, it felt natural and helps grasp how the deck is constructed :)

Strykeger on

6 months ago

Thanks for your input @Aaerys! Goblin Chainwhirler is a really good idea. I will add him later when i am back home. Teysa Karlov is not that useful in this deck, because she only good when Judith is in play.

I am also thinking about adding a single Electrodominance . So we can use all that mana generated by Skirk Prospector for direct damage and deploying creatures/ Gruesome Menagerie at instant speed. It can also be used in response to an opposing boardwipe :D

MurderForBrunch on Mardu Aristocrats V2

6 months ago

Hi ISitAloneAtLunch!

I never think my comments are for waste! Even if the suggestions are not good by themselves, I usually appreciate any feedback of any kind in my lists, and I assume that's the case with other people's list.

I really like the list as it stands, actually. I like the direction is taking and I'm definitely keep an eye on it to see how it evolves. I was actually considering Gruesome Menagerie in my deck, it's such a good card. An option for the second copy could be to put it in the Sideboard, and bring it in agains control, or in general more wrath-inclined decks, taking out some removal maybe. As you say, it's pretty hard to know what to take out, so in my case I'm just adding a couple copies in the Sideboard

I'm glad to know my comment was helpful somehow! Good luck in the new standard! :D

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