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

Demon86RM on Best Black Commander

1 week 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

IzzetGod on

1 month ago

I myself am currently trying to find a way to make a deck like this more competitive. I've wathe SaffronOlive's Much Abrew videos with it and i'my think something similar to that. I kind of want it to be Jund, but I'must unsure on what the Black splash would be for.

I don'the think Shadow of the Grave is wanted in the deck simply because it goes against a lot of the cards in the deck. You don't want your Honored Hydra back in your hand after discarding it. And it stops Hazoret the Fervent from attacking.

andrewmayfield99 on My Favorite Bicycle

1 month ago

I would add 3 Shadow of the Grave to your deck so you can play all your cycles on later turns and bring them back and do it the next turn.

SlyBlu7 on Draft League N00B, HELP!

2 months ago

Hey guys - just entered a draft league. They let us pick up 4 packs to start (2 ANK, 2 HOU) and build 30 card decks from there. I think I got the short end of the pulls. Especially when I look at the awesome (frustratingly so) pulls that my GF got, who is even more of a newbie to the game. Anyway, this is what I put together:

Creatures Frilled Sandwalla , Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, Naga Vitalist, Dune Beetle , Wretched Camel, Ruin Rat, Bitterblade Warrior , Sidewinder Naga , Ornery Kudu , Giant Spider , Bitterbow Sharpshooters

Spells Compelling Argument, Gift of Strength , Synchronized Strike , Splendid Agony, Cartouche of Ambition, Torment of Venom

Artifacts Traveler's Amulet, Bontu's Monument, Oketra's Monument

Land Ipnu Rivulet, Desert of the Glorified, Desert of the Indomitable, Grasping Dunes,1Island, 4Forest, 2Swamp

The idea that I had was to go BG for tossing -1/-1 with Vizier, and having some creatures and pumps. Splashed U for milling.

What else did I pull? Garbage, I think. White was especially thin, which is sad because it's one of my favorite colors.

White Mighty Leap , Oketra's Avenger , Forsake the Worldly , Dauntless Aven , Sandblast

Blue Strategic Planning, Spellweaver Eternal, Labyrinth Guardian , Ancient Crab , Eternal of Harsh Truths, Tragic Lesson, Illusory Wrappings , Shimmerscale Drake , Striped Riverwinder, Open Into Wonder

Black Liliana's Defeat, Shadow of the Grave, Doomfall, Razaketh, the Foulblooded

Red Crash Through, Pathmaker Initiate, Nef-Crop Entangler , Blur of Blades, Open Fire, Pursue Glory , Manticore Eternal , Hazoret's Undying Fury, Desert Cerodon

Aftermath Onward / Victory

Land Sunscorched Desert, Shefet Dunes

Now, my list of cards is recorded at the store, so I can change the deck but obviously cannot add any cards from elsewhere. I'm wondering if I shouldn't have featured Red in the deck, maybe just cut my losses and went RG to keep it simple. Can anyone help me out? It's fairly casual, but I don't really want to get my head caved in for the next two months of MtG.Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

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