Creature — Zombie

Gravecrawler can't block.

You may cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard as long as you control a Zombie.

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Gravecrawler Discussion

enpc on Teysa and the Suicide Squad [Competitive]

2 weeks ago

You could look at using Corpse Knight in your Gravecrawler loop since it's a zombie by itself. I know it's ETB not dies, but given the recursion of the deck and with Teysa, you'll still have a crap tonne of ETBs. Not to mention Knight is W/B so you can sac it to Teysa if you have to.

CannedCanOpener on Mono-black Zombie Sacrifice tribal

2 weeks ago

This deck looks pretty fun! One recommendation I can make is Gravecrawler, he's the perfect zombie for almost any sacrifice-based decks that run Zombies.

cbsmith on Greven, Magic's Cannibal [Primer]

2 weeks ago

I'm surprised no Cabal Coffers to really burst up the mana.

Always good to add some damage multipliers like Temur Battle Rage, Unleash Fury, Fiery Emancipation (though it's a bit pricey unless you've got Treasonous Ogre there to help you out on the costs).

Also fun to combo it up with things to copy your extra combat cards like Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Splinter Twin.

Tentative Connection is a great ol' "one turn steal and sack" trick that synergizes amazingly with Greven, but there's one more that I throw in so I can have more fun: Act of Aggression. I'd give up some of those homespun sacrifice targets and enjoy sacrificing other people's creatures! ;-)

On the life gain side of things, you gotta want Exquisite Blood no? Throw in a Tree of Perdition and you can do horrible, horrible things to people: the Tree swaps their health down to 13, and that counts as life gain for you, and then you sack the Tree, giving up all that life you just gained, but now Greven is this unholy monster that just levels the playing field (and ironically, if that wasn't lethal, you'll get back all the life loss they get again). It also pairs similarly with Heartless Hidetsugu (though the Whip of Erebos you've got already in there makes it work well enough).

Some things are just better in graves, like Filth and Anger... and if you aren't going to have much in the way of reanimators, Necrotic Ooze comes in handy... just in case someone somehow dodged a bullet with the first use of Tree of Perdition's active ability... now you can try taking them down to 3 health! ;-)

I also like having Squee, the Immortal and Gravecrawler around to give me cheap card draw, and Rekindling Phoenix for a bit more juice in "immortal" sacrifice targets.

Pro-tip if you play multi-player games: the myriad mechanic is your friend. Banshee of the Dread Choir and Warchief Giant let you trigger any ETB effects, and then you can play politics with your opponents trading favours for which token you are going to sacrifice to boost Greven.

I love pairing Greven with Flayer of the Hatebound as you do. Even more fun is bringing in K'rrik's old man, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, because at the cost of 1 life (yeah! Greven and Font of Agonies get even more charged up!, and a minion sacrifice, you can cancel out that +1/+1 counter so that you can keep sacrificing the Flayer each round.

One more fun thing that can add chaos into everything is Brash Taunter. Not only is he a great blocker, but If you've got Fiery Emancipation out, you can use Soul's Fire and then have Brash Taunter be the target, who then redirects to your opponent... with the damage tripling on each hop, for 9x damage from Greven's power after he's done a sacrifice... and that's not counting his actual attack damage.

CannedCanOpener on Indiscriminate Killing Female

2 weeks ago

This deck looks cool, though I saw you mention the Reassembling Skeleton combo and thought I might suggest another: Gravecrawler. It's a bit pricier, but it's a lot cheaper on the mana and generates infinite death/cast/ETB triggers with just Phyrexian Altar (or Pitiless Plunderer and another sacrifice outlet). Not to say you can't keep the skelly, but the zombo-combo might be worth considering!

Mattio38 on The Scarab God - zombie tribal

2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot multimedia, those are some great tips! I'm a very casual player and I don't really like combos, but the Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Undead Augur/Diregraf Captain I really like. I don't think it's overpowered, it takes 3 cards and I won't really tutor except maybe for the Gravecrawler with Buried Alive.

I've changed many cards in the deck for a better manacurve and a lower CMC. I think the deck is actually starting to be really nice. Any further tips or advice is definitely welcome!

Jcheese27 on 4c zombies

3 weeks ago

Maybe adding Fiend Artisan might help. since you are running a few 1 and 2 ofs, it will help you get them on the board and sacking a Gravecrawler is fine in this deck (i've been running b/w zombies a while and am currently trying to go esper since i pulled The Scarab God in 2x masters).

Balaam__ on Undead Army

1 month ago

I’d personally remove Rot Hulk, Dread and Demonlord Belzenlok. Not because they don’t synergize well, but because they’re extremely high cmc cards that have a very low probability of actually hitting the table. Even if you rebuilt this as more of a devotion (Nykthos, Shrine to Nyxx4) deck, it’s still very rare they’d be cast I should think. So better to remove them for a more consistent threat like Relentless Dead or Gravecrawler.

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