Finding Graveyard Theme Commanders.
Posted on July 17, 2019, 6:06 p.m. by lifemtg
When I opened my first m20 booster pack, I pulled a Cavalier of Night . My first thought was putting it in a graveyard recursion/graveyard EDH theme deck. I never actually owned one in paper, so I was considering making one. Currently I would like the colors in Golgari or mono Black. Some commanders I considered were, Isareth the Awakener , Varina, Lich Queen , and Tasigur, the Golden Fang . Yes I know Tasigur includes blue, but still this commander is great. I know there are a lot more, and am hoping for some people to come by and suggest a few, graveyard gimmick, or recursion theme EDH commanders. Currently I do not have the budget for Meren or Ghoulcaller Gisa .
July 17, 2019 6:37 p.m.
As mentioned by zelian12, to get maximum bang for buck with this card you're probably going to want give yourself access to white (though I don't think that it does work with Fiend Hunter ) as there are a lot of good reanimation targets in white.
Ghave, Guru of Spores is not bad as he provides a sac outlet on the commander. Karador, Ghost Chieftain is one of the go-to reanimator decks. You could also look into Teysa, Orzhov Scion if you didn't want green (but who doesn't want to run Saffi Eriksdotter ?).
July 17, 2019 7:34 p.m. Edited.
July 17, 2019 8:25 p.m.
Storrev, Devkarin Lich is less expensive price, less powerful Meren.
Giving you access to your graveyard for recursion is good with sac outlets and self-mill. Bonus is she can recur Planeswalkers which Meren can't. Storrev can also be a threat to do Commander damage since half of her ability relies on you doing damage to an opponent. Having trample helps her to connect while also making her a good target to pump. Playing creatures such as Cavalier of Night can help to clear the way for her to attack an opponent.
July 17, 2019 8:43 p.m.
Chainer, Dementia Master is solid for mono-black graveyard stuff, and won't completely break the bank.
July 17, 2019 9:08 p.m.
Hey guys thx for the suggestions. Here are my top choices. Ghave, Guru of Spores and Chainer. THe only thing I didnt mention in the description was I wanted slight aristocracy.
July 17, 2019 11:03 p.m.
Honestly the graveyard commanders I've had the most luck with are Muldrotha, the Gravetide and Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire . You also might want something like Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest for sac effects.
July 18, 2019 3:48 a.m.
July 18, 2019 4:20 a.m.
If you want to sacrifice for value, I highly recommend Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest . Since he provides neither sacrifice nor recursion by himself, I think he’s often underestimated. Provide the sacrifice ( Butcher of Malakir , Xathrid Demon , Sidisi, Undead Vizier ), the reanimation ( Hell's Caretaker , Journey to Eternity Flip, Sheoldred, Whispering One ), and tokens to buff ( Mycoloth , Korozda Guildmage , Pentavus ), and he can do some work. Better than Meren, Muldrotha, or Karador? Probably not, but possibly more interesting.
July 18, 2019 8:55 a.m.
Also Entomb + Reanimate or any other 1 or 2 drop reanimation spell causes some real anguish on your opponents. Dropping a high cost creature turn 2 is rude.
Sheoldred, Whispering One being my personal favorite for turn 2 tom foolery.
July 18, 2019 9:10 a.m.
Hey guys thx for all helping. Here are my final choices. Ghave, Guru of Spores and Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest . I personally like Ghave, he has sac outlet, and can overrun your opponents with tokens or sac all of them to win with Commander/Voltron damage.