Gravecrawler

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Gravecrawler

Creature — Zombie

Gravecrawler can't block.

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

Hypersayia9001 on Help make deck good

2 weeks ago

I would suggest Phyrexian Altar, which is admittedly pretty expensive but allows you to easily ramp up by sacing zombie tokens, but this also combos with Gravecrawler to give you infinite ETB and LTB triggers, which in turn goes well with the like of Noxious Ghoul, Butcher of Malakir, Champion of the Perished, Archghoul of Thraben, etc...

wolfhead on Modern Horizons 3 Predictions/Wishlist

1 month ago

I've been hoping for fireblast for a few horizons now,

With all the free spells in modern now, why the hell not.

Would Goblin Welder be too far?

I think another free creature like one of the kobolds or Phyrexian Walker would be interesting.

The Fiery Confluence cycle would be cool and I don't think would affect much,

(I'm basically using that as a placeholder because there's been a couple commander-product cards printed over the last few years I've thought would be cool in modern but I can't remember any of them right now)

I would love to see pyroblast but I don't know if they'll feel obligated to print hydro too,

Personally, I would also love to see an interesting combo piece like Helm of Obedience,

And maybe something weird for combo/control like Arcane Denial.

I think a second Gravecrawler might be interesting and hopefully wouldn't lead to superlong turns,

I would LOVE a two-mana Doran, the Siege Tower more than any other card,

I think a strictly-better Wild Nacatl / Kird Ape wouldn't hurt nobody,

And I think Chain Lightning would be sweet.

I KIND of want that legacy infect spell that gains the opponent life, but that might be too far. Maybe Berserk? Deaths shadow wouldn't mind

I think there's design space for a bauble-like enchantment, but unholy heat kind of ruined that.

An electromancer with ward would be sweet, but wizards would never encourage storm gameplay so maybe with the text "you can only cast two spells a turn"?

Also, I think back to basics would be awesome, I don't care what would happen.

papafranku99 on Unholy Frenzy

1 month ago

You're welcome :) I'm using my paper deck that i've been playtesting on forge. I think Champion of the Perished will work especially well, and Lord of the Accursed will be a brutal way to bolster your attacks. I'd be interested to see how it plays now if you can get your combo going with Carrion Feeder, Gravecrawler, and Champion of the Perished. I'll play against it some more and let you know what i think

hiddengibbons on Altar of Despair

1 month ago

I like the idea. The recursion with Gravecrawler has got me thinking about Rooftop Storm. Not the best combo ever, but Gravecrawler, Altar of Dementia, and Rooftop Storm, with another zombie on the field for a total mill-out would be hilarious.

wallisface on does paying an activated ability …

2 months ago

Both abilities and spells use the stack, so i’d suggest ignoring that as an indicator of anything.

A spell is “cast” only when you’re paying its casting cost, or if another effect/ability specifically states you may “cast” it for an alternate cost.

As an example, Gravecrawler explicitly lets you “cast” it from the graveyard - this will be a cast trigger. Conversely, Reassembling Skeleton has an ability that returns it to play, but nowhere does it state that this effect counts towards being cast, so its not - its just an activated ability.

In the case of your Boneyard Scourge, its just a triggered ability that has taken place. As the effect doesn’t mention anything about being “cast”, it isn’t.

You cannot use the mana ability of Rivaz of the Claw to activate the Boneyard Scourge ability, because its not being spent to “cast a dragon spell”.

TheVectornaut on Dead of Night

2 months ago

I think the biggest weakness of this deck is that it's hard to curve out early with so many of the slots occupied by cards at 3 CMC or higher. The ideal play pattern is probably to slam down Champion of the Perished on turn 1 and then follow up with a zombie or 2 every following turn until finishing with a bomb. This is difficult to do with Relentless Dead as your only 2 drop, and if you don't draw Champion, the lack of 1 drops makes things even worse. I'd recommend adding something like Gravecrawler, Diregraf Ghoul, Cryptbreaker, or Dread Wanderer to provide early pressure in the absence of a champion. Then, on 2, I personally like Undead Augur for the draw, especially paired with a sac outlet like Carrion Feeder. Other 2s could be Waste Not with a discard package, Graveyard Marshal as a lordless Cemetery Reaper, or you could dedicate the slots to cheaper removal. Invoke Despair is very flashy but seldom as efficient as a Thoughtseize or Fatal Push. On 3, you have enough cards, although I would still offer Geralf's Messenger, Diregraf Colossus, and Lord of the Accursed as other options to consider. To make room, the most obvious place to start is the bloated 6-slot, and as much as I love using him in my Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest EDH deck, Champion of Stray Souls is very slow in 60-card formats. Helm of the Host, Liliana, Dreadhorde General, and Killing Wave (without a drain package with Gray Merchant of Asphodel) also seem underwhelming to me. It should be noted that I'm using modern as the basis for my evaluation. If your local casual meta is slow enough, running more big guys isn't as big of a problem, although I'd still try for more 1s and 2s just to avoid games where you're bricked until turn 3.

onlyjoking on Weak Sauce Graveyard

2 months ago

Apologies for the misunderstanding. Since your deck is already at the ideal size of 60 cards, that's a good starting point. Here are some specific suggestions to improve your deck and enhance its graveyard mechanics:

Add more efficient creatures: Look for creatures that provide value when they enter or leave the battlefield. Cards like Bloodghast, Stitcher's Supplier, or Glowspore Shaman can help you fill your graveyard and provide additional creatures for Lumberknot's growth.

Include recursion: Adding cards that allow you to retrieve creatures from your graveyard can be beneficial. Consider cards like Eternal Witness, Gravecrawler, or Phyrexian Reclamation to bring back key creatures from your graveyard.

Enhance graveyard filling: In addition to the mentioned Grisly Salvage and Mulch, you can also consider cards like Grisly Salvage, Satyr Wayfinder, or Glowspore Shaman. These cards will help you fill your graveyard while providing additional benefits.

Consider a sacrifice theme: Adding cards that allow you to sacrifice creatures can provide additional value and fuel your graveyard strategy. Consider cards like Viscera Seer, Altar's Reap, or Carrion Feeder to sacrifice creatures and gain advantages.

Improve removal options: It's essential to have efficient removal spells in your deck. Consider cards like Assassin's Trophy, Abrupt Decay, or Victim of Night to deal with problematic creatures or other threats.

Include graveyard hate: Since you're relying on graveyard mechanics, it's a good idea to include cards that can disrupt your opponents' graveyard strategies. Consider adding cards like Grafdigger's Cage, Tormod's Crypt, or Scavenging Ooze to prevent opponents from utilizing their graveyards.

onlyjoking on Weak Sauce Graveyard

2 months ago

Apologies for the misunderstanding. Since your deck is already at the ideal size of 60 cards, that's a good starting point. Here are some specific suggestions to improve your deck and enhance its graveyard mechanics:

Add more efficient creatures: Look for creatures that provide value when they enter or leave the battlefield. Cards like Bloodghast, Stitcher's Supplier, or Glowspore Shaman can help you fill your graveyard and provide additional creatures for Lumberknot's growth.

Include recursion: Adding cards that allow you to retrieve creatures from your graveyard can be beneficial. Consider cards like Eternal Witness, Gravecrawler, or Phyrexian Reclamation to bring back key creatures from your graveyard.

Enhance graveyard filling: In addition to the mentioned Grisly Salvage and Mulch, you can also consider cards like Grisly Salvage, Satyr Wayfinder, or Glowspore Shaman. These cards will help you fill your graveyard while providing additional benefits.

Consider a sacrifice theme: Adding cards that allow you to sacrifice creatures can provide additional value and fuel your graveyard strategy. Consider cards like Viscera Seer, Altar's Reap, or Carrion Feeder to sacrifice creatures and gain advantages.

Improve removal options: It's essential to have efficient removal spells in your deck. Consider cards like Assassin's Trophy, Abrupt Decay, or Victim of Night to deal with problematic creatures or other threats.

Include graveyard hate: Since you're relying on graveyard mechanics, it's a good idea to include cards that can disrupt your opponents' graveyard strategies. Consider adding cards like Grafdigger's Cage, Tormod's Crypt, or Scavenging Ooze to prevent opponents from utilizing their graveyards.

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