Unholy Grotto


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Unholy Grotto


: Add to your mana pool.

, : Put target Zombie card from your graveyard on top of your library.

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Unholy Grotto Discussion

VexenX on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

2 months ago

Deadly_Walrus and synonimous_: I stayed up late tonight to create a budget list for you guys! (I am going to add it to the Primer). Let me know what you think!

The list is about $195 right now. The most expensive cards are Rhystic Study, Phenax, God of Deception, Undead Warchief, Unholy Grotto, and Endless Ranks of the Dead (in that order). If you wanted to save another $30 you could cut those. There are also a ton of cards in the 3-4 dollar rang. You can sub these out for cards you have on hand if you need to, and build up from there. I think the most important thing is to get the deck on hand, then build it as you go! It is much more fun that way!

VexenX on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

2 months ago

Below are the Combos that I am adding to the Primer. Just because they are listed, does not mean that they are in my build, but that they COULD be in this deck. My list is not looking to combo out to win, but I do not disregard it as an option for others.

Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar +


Gravecrawler + Rooftop Storm + SACK OUTLET +

Gray Merchant of Asphodel + Rite of Replication: 60+ damage to each opponent and a lot of life.

Grave Titan + Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle = Infinite Zombies

Havengul Lich + Rooftop Storm = All Zombies in GY cost

Gempalm Polluter + Lord of the Undead, Volrath's Stronghold OR Unholy Grotto = The gift that keeps on giving!

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth + Cabal Coffers = Ya, Just in case you didnt know.

If you run Cloudstone Curio:

Soldcastro: All three of those Enchantments have been game-winners for me. I am rarely upset drawing any of them! They also synergize well in this deck with The Scarab God.

I find that I have the opposite problem when it comes to hand size. I use our Commander's zombie making ability quite a bit, which keep your hand full because you are not spending the mana to cast stuff your hand as much.

Phyrexian Altar is on the way, and will be in the deck for Cemetery Reaper.

Ghoulraiser on Zombies

3 months ago

So besides your commander you have only 5 cards that have blue in them. I would go mono black if you are not utilizing that color more with card draw, counter spells, control.

Dread Slaver is good in limited but not edh, it won't stay around long for it to take a bunch of stuff and also people wont mind taking the 3 to keep their dorks. you can replace it with a better beater/ blocker i suggest Scourge of Nel Toth

Highborn Ghoul does nothing in this format. it can be replaced with something to get chip away at opponents life better i suggest Gempalm Polluter

Nested Ghoul barely replaces himself when lost, it can be taken out for Noosegraf Mob which adds a few more guys to the table

take out Disentomb and replace it with Reanimate to cut out the middleman, your hand. same goes for Raise Dead i would put in Animate Dead because it puts it on the field and can take from any yard. i would also cut Gravepurge and slot in Zombie Apocalypse yeah it is double the mana but you dont clutter your top deck and get all your guys out instead of slowly over the course of a few turns. remove Macabre Waltz for Dance of the Dead for the same reasons as Disentomb. another mass reanimate spell is Living Death my opinion would to remove Urza's Incubator for it.

to get into more blue take out Sanguimancy and add in Frantic Search for free card draw basically. also remove Underworld Connections for Rhystic Study. Life's Finale can be replaced with Cyclonic Rift. You already have Lord of the Accursed so Graf Harvest can come out for Lim-Dul's Vault to set up what you need. i would take out Liliana's Indignation for Traumatize indulgence is such abad mana sink you should add Dark Salvation as a mana sink and remove From Under the Floorboards. adding Traumatize works well with cards like Undead Alchemist so to slot him in remove Liliana's Reaver in addition to buff this little synergy remove Darkest Hour for Altar of the Brood to make tokens all night.

Haunted Fengraf is slow because you sac lands and you dont even get to choose you target i would replace it with Unholy Grotto. take out Leechridden Swamp for a swamp there are better ways to get to your opponents life with your mana. graveyard decks do not need Reliquary Tower.

i see you arent running the grimgrin-gravecrawler-diregraf captain combo, i would take out Jet Medallion for Phyrexian Altar to be able to kill the table. also for replacements for the captain remove Adaptive Automaton and Prized Amalgam (its slow) for Vengeful Dead and Plague Belcher

i would also try to find more slots for a for like 4 counter spells

you can check out my list for other combos http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/rise-of-the-dark-realms-4/

filkinsmark on Sidisi's Zombie Arsenal

3 months ago

Hey dbpunk, thanks so much for the input! I really love the Unholy Grotto and Concordant Crossroads ideas at the start, but the Progenitor Mimic idea definitely has me thinking too! Feel free to upvote, thanks a lot!

dbpunk on Sidisi's Zombie Arsenal

3 months ago

Easy recursion might be Genesis as said previously. Especially since you might mill them into your graveyard.

Also, I'd say Progenitor Mimic might be useful to clone your lords at your upkeep. Or clone Lord of Extinction as a wincon.

Also, maybe give yourself some good will of giving yourself haste zombies with Concordant Crossroads.

Also Unholy Grotto so you can remill the same Zombie over and over and guarantee Zombie tokens with Sidisi.

Cirksena on The Five Laws of NecroWarfare

3 months ago

How is Unholy Grotto not in here

KarnAgGolem on AINT NO PARTY like an UNDEAD party..

4 months ago

maxon the real reason for Bontu's Monument is for the loss of life effect. Effectively makes another win condition piece. I chose that over Urza's Incubator because it also hits the board faster.

As for Havengul Lich, cast him from your graveyard with your general. From there you can cast any creature from your graveyard or opponent's graveyards. He helps you get past the "once a turn" restriction. Plus redundancy usually makes a deck more consistent.

Also noticed the lack of a Gray Merchant of Asphodel, great win-con when you keep re-casting him if you're ok with that. As well as Gempalm Polluter, Volrath's Stronghold, Unholy Grotto, and Riptide Laboratory

SufferFromEDHD on Lisa and Gerald knew them when still underground

6 months ago

Just a few old zombie tribal suggestions: Vengeful Dead, Gempalm Polluter and Unholy Grotto.

Tombstone Stairwell with Eldrazi Monument. I run this combo in my mono black zombie tribal deck and it gets out of hand real quick.

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