Grave Pact

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Premodern Legal
Vintage Legal

Grave Pact

Enchantment

Whenever a creature you control dies, each other player sacrifices a creature.

Epicurus on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Pact Imp

Creature - Demon

Flying

Devour 1

When ~ enters the battlefield, destroy target non-black creature for each creature it devoured

3/2


Pretty powerful on its own, but I'm picturing this with a Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos on the board...

Wildcard for the new page.

Dormin53 on help w/ my Gisa Arcade

1 month ago

I don't know if you're budget conscious but below are some recommendations.

Noxious Ghoul to replace Magus of the Coffers Same CMC but turns into a one sided board wipe at instant speed with a sac outlet. Also I'd add Cabal Coffers to maintain the same effect as Magus of the Coffers while not being a creature.

Zombie Master to replace Maralen of the Mornsong. Master has more synergy and tribal type then Maralen. particularly if you add Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in place of a basic land.

Shepherd of Rot to replace Tattered Mummy. The effect is repeatable and on demand but it does hit yourself. You can use it as leverage to keep someone from board wiping or to force to do something "or else" haha Also if you're playing aggro this just applies even more pressure.

Ashnod's Altar may be a better choice over Phyrexian Altar. You're mono so you don't need the color fixing but doubling colorless mana may be more beneficial. Or you could run both for the best of both worlds.

Skullclamp is a must an any token deck. Especially good with Gravecrawler.

I don't have direct replacements but Jet Medallion and Coat of Arms.

Dictate of Erebos in addition or rather then Grave Pact for the flash protentional.

Then lastly two creatures you could consider but I have no replacement in mind are Josu Vess, Lich Knight and Diregraf Colossus.

Hope you find some of these suggestions helpful :) and yes I get the tokens pun :P

TheLoreSeeker on Sheoldred, Rising Dead v2

1 month ago

Boxfish It was a wonderful weekend, thank you!

I love all of these changes, they look quite well-decided. Viscera Seer is a monstrous card when you can use them. They've the ability to just help you dig for answers, like your Crypt Rats or Gray Merchant of Asphodel.

It's a touch rude for a solution, but for token producers like Scute Swarm, Krenko, Mob Boss, Myr Battlesphere, Thopter Assembly, or even Blade of Selves; Pestilence, Withering Wisps, Toxic Deluge; Cheap solutions that can get expensive, that can wipe your own dudes (but it's not like you're unable to bring them back).

If you're ever looking for ways to wipe the board without playing Mass Removal which Indestructable can dodge. Dictate of Erebos, Grave Pact, Urborg Justice, Killing Wave, Torment of Hailfire can access more than one target in a turn, and remove them without the need for targeting and benefit you in the ability to just bring a dude back with your commander or any other spell. Though I can't deny that this is a rather rude option, especially with cards like Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip, who would just give you control of all creatures your opponent's could sac. You'll gain control of most any board with just Tergrid alone. Then you've got little dudes like Fleshbag Marauder, Demon's Disciple, Plaguecrafter, Merciless Executioner, Gravelighter, Slum Reaper, which all had triggered abilities that react to the formerly listed removal, your commander, Ayara, First of Locthwain, and is prone to getting your targeted even harder, but does result in a powerful and satisfying resolve once you carry the reputation of dishing out a challenge. Depending on overall deck-composition. I don't necessarily recommend all of these; but... just saying Pestilence will get your table's attention every time, draw every bit of removal, and can you activated in response to any cast that isn't a counter. With a single Dark Ritual or Cabal Coffers cast/activation... your table will weep. Sorta.

I don't know if you can directly link decks, but my Halana and Alena, Totally Just Roommates, and my Atla Palani deck's all feature cards printed in their respective planes if not, cards printed in extra supplementary sets like how Odric, Master Tactician was first printed in (M13) but is unable to planeswalk to other planes, and resides on Innistrad; technically the coresets were the base and all else added to their printings and materials, but in reality it felt like the other way around (in my experience), the story blocks made the "core" sets feel like additional content to add to your lore; this being a factor I consider when building some decks. Sacrificial Splicer is a similar case (Except I kept my favorite artifacts from other planes in the deck, I have Ich-Tekik, Salvage Splicer as a partner to Rebbec, Architect of Ascension who are respective enemies in a sense to the Phyrexian cause, one directly influencing the Praetors while the other for a time was using Powerstones to make a barrier strong enough to keep Phyrexia out, and have constructed the deck around ''Compleating'' Rebbec, which locks the board down.

The Lore in magic, is an entire rabbit hole I highly recommend exploring. Pick a plane and start from there. Find a character from that plane and follow their journey. If not by card, by flavor text. If you're into it enough, there are a series of comics out there printed by ARMADA. The Shadow Mage and Dakkon Blackblade are some of my favorite printed stories in magic, which just recently received cards. Likewise was true a couple of years ago for Yawgmoth and Urza who didn't really see their official name's on legendary cards until 2020 (despite having story presence since the beginning). The Weatherlight Crew, new and old, feel like a group of avengers, using their ship to planeswalk because they don't have a spark, and are simply putting together this weapon to stop the ultimate evil, and you can almost feel the stakes mounting as you scroll through the sets they were released in. From Urza's Sage to Invasion, to Time Spiral, to Dominaria. Now Dominaria United. I believe the story of the cards makes the deck that much more meaningful, but there's something to be said about finding the most fun cards and constructing something nuts out of them.

Kripkenstein on Tergrid EDH

1 month ago

I can really recommend Vindictive Lich for this deck. He forces sacrifices and discards. Also Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos are really good. Priest of Forgotten Gods is a very good sac outlet for this deck, as it ramps, draws cards and forces sacrifices as well.

I use them in my Teysa EDH Teysa Karlov Commander which has a similar theme.

Housegheist on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's

1 month ago

420MensRightsActivist

Well, it's true, that the ability of Priest of Forgotten Gods won't trigger twice. But the 2 sacrificed creatures will do if you either they have a "dies" effect" or you have another permanent which triggers on "dies" like Grave Pact or Blood Artist

Gidgetimer on How do You Bling-Out Your …

1 month ago

Unique printings of cards. Recently most of them have come from secret lairs, but there are also classics like the Stronghold version of Grave Pact.

Davinoth on Edgar's Evisceration Station [Vampire EDH]

2 months ago

     lukas96: It's funny, I actually just cut Dusk Legion Zealot in favour of Night's Whisper lol. Honestly I might end up switching it back, but I've also been considering re-adding a couple of the Village Rites/Deadly Dispute/etc. style of cards.

     Patriarch's Bidding is a card I used to great effect back in the day. I hadn't really thought about it here but I think I'm going to consider it, too. Effects that return from my Graveyard to my Hand are generally better as I get to trigger Eminence again, but as a game goes longer that Patriarch's Bidding just gets more and more valuable.

     Vampire Nocturnus is soooo good. Love this card! Despite being predominantly a Black build I just found this card was more often than not not doing it's thing, and it was regretfully cut.

     Between Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Altar, Goblin Bombardment, Yahenni, Undying Partisan and the more narrow options like Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord and Skullclamp, I tend to get quite a bit of value out of Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos. They're also really nice as a way to get rid of Indestructible blockers.

     Herald's Horn is actually a new addition that I haven't casted yet, so it may be that I agree with you but I don't have that data yet. I do like that it can act as a pseudo-draw tool, though.

     Great suggestions! Thank you. =)

Agrippa91 on Zombardment for multiplayer

2 months ago

While browsing for a card that would give me value from sacrificing creatures by drawing cards I came across Priest of Forgotten Gods which is insane with the haste provided by Anger. This lead me to cut Grave Pact which rotted in my hand too often because of its high cost and black mana. The priest does something similar and more for a much greater cost and is recurrable with Victimize. Adding two more Misty Rainforest because this deck really wants to hit its land drops until turn 4-ish and 4x Ponder aren't as reliable in an 80 card deck.

I'm really glad I could get yet another angle of attack in this deck that synergizes with its main theme.

I briefly considered Unearth, but can't really see it being that great since it doesn't recur Kess, Dissident Mage and doesn't provide the 2-for-1 that Victimize does when you sacrifice a Bloodghast, Arclight Phoenix or Elemental token. You also don't really want to entomb for a 2-drop on turn 1 with Unearth, but rather spend your Entomb and Buried Alive on your actual recurring cards.

Despite being really graveyard-heavy, I'm comfortable this deck can fight well even with a Rest in Peace effect out due to Young Pyromancer, Priest of Forgotten Gods, Goblin Bombardment in conjunction with Expressive Iteration and the plethora of cantrips.

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