Shadow of the Grave


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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Shadow of the Grave


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

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Shadow of the Grave Discussion

PonchoLibre on ff

9 hours ago

Barren Moor isnt modern legal, if you want something that is still fairly cheap and has a similar effect you could try Desert of the Glorified it is a little easier to access than some other cycling lands. Archfiend of Ifnir, Faith of the Devoted, and Shadow of the Grave might also be a good investment into improving your cycling, not to mention they are also fairly cheap.

Rhadamanthus on Primal Wellspring and Fateful Showdown ...

4 days ago

It's a delayed trigger (triggered abilities always start with "when/whenever/at") that players are allowed to respond to, but the play you're trying to make won't work.

The problem is that there's no way to insert a spell or ability in-between other objects already on the stack. New objects can only be added to the top of the stack. The Shadow of the Grave will either be on top of the delayed trigger or on top of the copy created by the trigger, meaning it will resolve before you actually discard anything. However, if you happen to draw another Shadow of the Grave from the copy of Fateful Showdown then you can respond with that one before the original Showdown starts to resolve.

Aethos on Primal Wellspring and Fateful Showdown ...

4 days ago

The situation:
I have Primal Wellspring in play and Fateful Showdown and let's say a Shadow of the Grave in hand.

The question:
If I cast Fateful Showdown with mana from Primal Wellspring, can I cast Shadow of the Grave on top of the original Fateful Showdown before the copy is created.

As I understand it, Primal Wellspring creates a delayed trigger. What I'm unclear about is, if the trigger itself goes onto the stack and I can respond to it (or someone could Stifle it), or if it just happens and both original and copy go onto the stack simultaneous - kinda like a replacement effect.

My guess would be it's the latter. It sounds very similar to Day's Undoing's "if it's your turn ..." clause, which also just happens.

Thanks a lot to everyone that can clear up my confusion :)

jgc10 on U/B Cycling Gift

4 weeks ago

Sacred Excavation seems like a good fit for this deck. Shadow of the Grave too, but that seems a little more limited.

Lhurgyof on Eldest Dragon

3 months ago

Shadow of the Grave might be good to double up on your cycling.

+1, love the flavor. My Bolas deck is a superfriends list, E. V. I. L. if you want to check it out. Unfortunately mine isn't as Vorthos-y as yours.

aleister23 on Spin Cycle

3 months ago

I like the idea and you put in great cyclers, it just feels very slow in actually killing the opponent. So how fast is it? Can you beat fast pace aggro decks?

As an example of what i mean Shadow of the Grave needs lot of mana to really shine in this deck and i am not sure if you can just sit there and wait..

Wouldnt it be worth to take some cyclers out to get Fatal Push and the like?

Rex_JB24 on Hop On the Esper Cycle

3 months ago

I actually want to see Vizier of Tumbling Sands, Shadow of the Grave, and a Green splash for Gift of Paradise here. Making it into some kooky Faith of the Devoted life gain/drain combo instead of the normal Persepective-Approach combo.

Demon86RM on Best Black Commander

4 months ago

I've made a deck based on Volrath the Fallen and this is the list, if you want to check it out: Volrath 1vs1 *Leviathan*
It's a voltron deck, so you put all your effort in doing general damage: Volrath's ability, lots of big fatties to discard (by discarding Draco it's a 1-attack-kill), some recursion (Phyrexian Reclamation, Shadow of the Grave, Sheoldred, Whispering One), some removal, 1 or 2 board wipes and a lot of evasion (equipments for haste, hexproof/shroud, trample, unblockable, protection)

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