Shadow of the Grave


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy 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

Lhurgyof on Eldest Dragon

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 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)

Craptain_Seanzy on Draw Yourself a Card my Man

2 months ago

I haven't really had to worry about graveyard hate so I didn't even think about it! Thanks for pointing that out TreyV. Definitely going to have to work that in somewhere. I also feel like Shadow of the Grave would be fantastic to get much needed cards back into my hand and keep decent card advantage.

TreyV on Draw Yourself a Card my Man

2 months ago

Shadow of the Grave, Delirium Skeins. Rakdos Charm or Nihil Spellbomb for graveyard hate. Some decks will be happy your filling their graveyard.

Mandalorian on Cycle

3 months ago

If you just want cards from Hour and Amonkhet in your deck you should change the deck to Standard instead of Modern. While the deck will also be Modern legal, if it contains no Modern cards, could be misleading.

Cycle synergies from Hour and Amonkhet:

Drake Haven

Archfiend of Ifnir

Faith of the Devoted

Horror of the Broken Lands


Hieroglyphic Illumination

Shadow of the Grave

Pull from Tomorrow

Other discard synergies in Standard right now:

Call the Bloodline

Collective Brutality

Alms of the Vein

Fiery Temper

Collective Defiance

Tormenting Voice

Cathartic Reunion

Bloodhall Priest

Insolent Neonate

If you want to get into Modern with this strategy, these cards can be good:

Waste Not

Liliana of the Veil



Inquisition of Kozilek

Living End

Architects of Will

aleister23 on Headache

3 months ago

I have a deck with a similar idea deal with waste

As i need early B and R mana i go for the Bloodstained Mire and Blood Crypt pakage. But i know they are expensive. You could try Dragonskull Summit as a budget option

As much as i like liliana, i try to go more for Wheel of Fortune-like effects to deal more damage at once an enable waste not more reliable. With Shadow of the Grave and a waste on the field the wheels like Collective Defiance combo nicely

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