Shadow of the Grave

Shadow of the Grave

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Return to your hand all cards in your graveyard that you cycled or discarded this turn.

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Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Shadow of the Grave Discussion

Ojallday on Merciless rage upgrades

1 week ago

Personally I went the more competitive rout with my deck. That aside the deck can easily be upgraded on a budget. First off, you need to find out how you want to win with the deck it can be anything, but I think Anje lends herself more to combo or a discard synergy. Second, go and buy all of the available madness cards you can find and slot them into the deck. There are about 40 of them in our colors and most of them are uncastable but a few are decent utility removal or protection for anje, but the real reason we want them is to abuse anje's ability to get free cantrip draws (I went with 33 myself). Paired with spells like Shadow of the Grave and Restless Dreams you can draw through large parts of your deck to find your favored wincon with relative ease and all for about $5 worth of cards.

Deadpoo111 on Marchesa, Mad Mistress of Vampires

2 months ago

Two cards I will always recommend for madness decks are Shadow of the Grave and Skirge Familiar . They are among the strongest discard theme cards out there and will definitely improve the deck.

If you need more removal or better control against decks with creatures, I'd suggest Archfiend of Ifnir , the card is amazing and if you don't need it, just draw a card off it.

In general, I'd add more discard outlets, yeah I get the vampire tribal theme which totally fits and stuff, but discard like Chainer, Nightmare Adept and Zombie Infestation are amazing. If you want a more vampire themed stuff, try Olivia's Dragoon or Insolent Neonate .

Finally, and this is with every emotion I can muster, HOW DARE YOU NOT RUN Bone Miser ! That card was built for this archetype and you ignored it. To quote Norman Osborn from the first spiderman movie: "I offered you kindness and you spat in my face." That's you, you're the face spitter. Please for the love of god put that card in.

TheCardPool on Five Color Cycling (Golos EDH)

2 months ago

kpotrzuski I've been trying to make room for Muddle the Mixture . I just have no idea what to take out for it. As for Boseiju, Who Shelters All I never really considered it but it should be in here to ensure the win. Now for your other suggestions. They can work but but for the style of this deck not sure how they will fair.

Glint-Horn Buccaneer is great for stripping down life totals but the loot effect, which is the part I would want to use, would probably be able to go off only once. Undead Gladiator can pretty much do the same thing but can be used on multiple turns. Another problem is that Glint-Horn Buccaneer uses a lot of red mana. This deck is predominately fueled by Cabal Coffers and getting multiple uses out of it in a turn. So cards in black are more ideal.

Shadow of the Grave has the potential to go in this deck but it just doesn't have the consistency I'm looking for. It can be dead in the hand.

Deadpoo111 on

5 months ago

sigh I long to find an interesting Windgrace deck, that isn't like all the rest. That being said, I do like some of the non-conforming choices for the deck like Akoum Firebird and Fork in the Road because those cards are really good but nobody ever plays them because: "Oh just play craterhoof and some degenerate land stuff" if you couldn't tell I'm a bit worn out on Windgrace but this deck was a nice breath of fresh air.

Here's a little advice, it's okay to not have the most powerful deck, not everything has to be optimized. They might laugh because of some card choices but don't let that get to you, prove why they rock and have fun.

Suggestion: play Zombie Infestation and Shadow of the Grave Both cards work great with th discard outlets you have and infestation is just amazing.

BlackDragon123 on Anje Falkenrath

5 months ago

Necropotence doesn't stop Worldgorger, since it's a triggered ability and Necromancy can reanimate at instant speed. I like having the extra ritual ( Songs of the Damned ) especially because of Necropotence . Resolving it with Anje on board and the ability to produce a single black mana still available puts you at about 90% win that turn in the end step.

It resolves like this: Say you've paid ~3 life over the course of your first two turns. You're at 37, so you pay 35 life, down to 2. You pick up the top 35 cards of your library. On average something like 15 have madness, and you'll get at least one of the pieces that you need (ritual, Necromancy, Worldgorger.) You discard to hand size, discarding lands, madness cards, and sorcery speed anything. You put the anje untap triggers on top of the necropotence triggers to exile the discarded cards. You filter one card deeper for each madness card you discarded, and a further one for each madness card that comes up in this process. By the end, you've probably looked at 60-70 cards. If you have a ritual and Shadow of the Grave , you basically can't fail to draw every card in the deck. Once you've got your pieces, you discard Worldgorger with Anje. While the Necropotence exile trigger is still on the stack, you reanimate with Necromancy . Begin Worldgorger loop.

Bonus: None of your madness cards will get exiled by necroptence because of the way madness works. Madness is a replacement effect that says you discard them to exile, then either put them in the graveyard or cast them. They end up in the graveyard in either case. The official ruling is that "If you discard a card with madness and wish to cast it, Necropotence’s ability won’t exile that card. If you don’t wish to cast it, you choose whether it ends up exiled or in your graveyard."

DaitokujiAmnael on We're All Mad Here (budget cEDH)

5 months ago

Shadow of the Grave to pick up everything you discarded on your turn and draw for more stuff.

Strangelove on Anje's Madness

5 months ago

Hey Matt, 'saw your reddit post and wanted to help!

I like the Psychosis Crawler effects with Shadow of the Grave as well as the Worldgorger combo dumping madness creatures with Anje.

I'd drop some of the vanilla madness for a few more lands and ramp (34-36 lands/ 6-8 ramp).

Squee, Goblin Nabob and Bone Miser were mvp, I'd put them back in.

Here are a few more:

Living Death / Balthor the Defiled / (etc)...

Ruthless Sniper / Flameblade Adept / Grisly Survivor ... low curve.

Hazoret's Monument ... win-more.

Bag of Holding / Dragon Mage ... win-more.

plusARGON on And this land is a Bear...

5 months ago

If you want to add black, I would look at Shadow of the Grave , too. But these decks are often better in only two colors.

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