Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed (DDQ) Rare
Dark Ascension (DKA) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Creature — Zombie

Gravecrawler can't block.

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

Gravecrawler Discussion

zacharyrtz on Expensive afterlife

4 days ago

Undead Alchemist is really cool.

Diregraf Captain is a fairly powerful lord and combos with Gravecrawler and Phyrexian Altar if you're into that.

RNR_Gaming on Zombie

6 days ago

Modern is very fast and I don't think you'll do particularly well with this build. My suggestion would be to proxy up some of the good zombies and test against some established decks like tron or uw control and see how you fair. Tribal outside of humans and merfolk is a bit rough due to the efficient removal and cheap pay offs other decks have and most tribes feel like they're lacking from one or more things but here are the cards that may help you break into modern a bit better; though their price point is a bit much for some

Bloodghast - 2 devotion and recurs itself simply by playing a land

Death Baron - all tribes should have lords and this is one of the best

Lord of the Undead - another lord with a very relevant activated ability

Gravecrawler - very good 1 drop

Relentless Dead - lots of text and good stuff going on with this guy

Cryptbreaker - a really all around great value engine

Carrion Feeder - sac outlet that gets huge

Grey Merchant of Asphodel - very good pay off zombie

Geralf's Messenger - does something when it comes in and comes back again

Hybrow on Sunnydale High - Ayara EDH

1 week ago

You have quite a few that I have in my deck. And a couple that I noticed are missing are in your maybeboard.. but thought i would give a couple suggestions.

Bloodghast is expensive, but his recursion is pretty nice. Noosegraf Mob - a bit high CMC, but can make 6 ETBs in a round around the table. And if you can recur him, he can do it again. Puppeteer Clique - 4 ETBs, along with 2 creatures from an opponents graveyard Sepulchral Primordial - guess it depends on your playgroup, but my buddies usually play big beasts, and we usually play 4-5 player Desecrated Tomb depending on how much graveyard recursion you have, this might pay off. Buried Alive is a great way to get those key creatures like Nether Traitor and Gravecrawler where you need them Yahenni, Undying Partisan - an extra sac outlet never hurts, and he is pretty easy to keep alive

CrimsonChaos on The Undying Dance

1 week ago

If I had to choose between the two, I'd pick Gravecrawler over Reassembling Skeleton personally. Gravecrawler does what the skeleton does, only better and more efficiently.

CrimsonChaos on Corrupt Aristocracy (Ertai)

1 week ago

If you equip the Thornbite Staff onto your commander, any time a creature dies you get to untap it. More importantly, when you activate your commander's ability, you pay your mana, tap it, then sac a creature. As soon as that creature hits the graveyard, the staff's ability triggers, letting you untap your commander, and therefore allowing you to continue using Ertai's ability as long as you have the mana and the creatures to sac! Using the Gravecrawler and a means to flash it in means you can sac the crawler and bring it back immediately after you use the counter ability at any time, and getting the double treasures from Teysa+Plunderer ensures you'll always have the mana to activate the ability and recast the crawler. Barring that, just having Phyrexian Altar + Gravecrawler + Pitiless Plunderer gives you easy access to all the mana you could ever need!

Cypher35 on Corrupt Aristocracy (Ertai)

1 week ago

CrimsonChaos Huh, I like Gravecrawler , and I have a copy of Leyline of Anticipation , but I'm missing what the Thornbite Staff does for the deck???

Also, thanks for pointing out the Teysa Karlov and Pitiless Plunderer thing!

jesmister on Competitive Black Aggro

2 weeks ago

Gravecrawler Seems like it is just better than your 1 drops as it can come back with Diregraf Ghoul and Geralf's Messenger

Happymaster19 on The Undead Curse [Modern Zombies]

2 weeks ago


I had Mob in the sideboard but I think Dark Salvation can function similarly. It’s back in.

Geralf's Messenger is a great value three drop zombie. But aside from Diregraf Colossus , three drop slots are reserved for lords. Colossus is stiff competition against Messenger for value three drop, but in a true tribal shell the payoff of Colossus simply outmatches Messenger. Considering we can take advantage of the combo of Carrion Feeder + Gravecrawler with Undead Augur , Colossus is another value piece that plays with that sac engine.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel is simply too expensive for your typical Aether Vial curve. Better served alongside the aforementioned Messenger in a devotion shell.

Plague Belcher in interesting in that you can loosely mimic Arcbound Ravager / Walking Ballista by combining with Carrion Feeder and dump your board on your opponent’s life. But like Diregraf Colossus to fill that role. He can be big on his own and also puts more pressure less directly on our opponent’s life.

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Gravecrawler occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.06%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.23%