Graverobber Spider

Graverobber Spider

Creature — Spider

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3{B}: Graverobber Spider gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of creature cards in your graveyard. Activate this ability only once each turn.

Graverobber Spider Discussion

brandonplaysmagic on K & R's Arachnotopia!

3 months ago

So excited to see this deck! I had Ishkanah, Grafwidow for awhile before the announcement for Chatterfang, Squirrel General came out. I might make a few suggestions: Doom Weaver and Graverobber Spider with some sort of sac outlet is great. Also, Hatchery Spider did a lot of great work for me. Last spiders that I loved are Sporeweb Weaver, Watcher in the Web and Sweet-Gum Recluse.

I’ve found that cards like Meren of Clan Nel Toth and Syr Konrad, the Grim are particularly powerful with the spider tribe and what they’re doing. You can get extra value out of them by throwing in a Maskwood Nexus and making them all spiders themselves.

Lastly, I’d look at your ramp for this. Three Visits or Nature's Lore or Skyshroud Claim. Deathcap Cultivator and Elves of Deep Shadow are nice dorks. She’s a little pricey, but if you can get Liliana of the Dark Realms you’ve got fabulous creatures to protect her.

Sorry, that was a lot, but it love the deck and had a lot of peoples say spiders aren’t that good. Hope you have fun with it!

Dracoson on Legacy Weapon??

8 months ago

As many times as its controller wants, has legal targets, and can pay the costs. As you noted, the cost doesn't include , so mana is really the only constraint. There aren't any restrictions on number of times an ability can be activated unless it specifically says so (such as Graverobber Spider).

TheVectornaut on Red/Green Starter

11 months ago

This is truly a mishmash, but out of all your creatures the ones that jump out at me are the disproportionately high number of spiders. Spider tribal could be an interesting direction to move the deck in, although switching to Golgari or at least Jund would probably be necessary. Black gives you access to graveyard interaction that benefits cards like Hatchery Spider while also having a fair number of good spider cards. Some modern options for such a deck are Arasta of the Endless Web, Graverobber Spider, Ishkanah, Grafwidow, Nyx Weaver, Rotwidow Pack, Chainweb Aracnir, Twin-Silk Spider, Spider Spawning, Blex, Vexing Pest  Flip, Renowned Weaver, Metallic Mimic, Adaptive Automaton, Obelisk of Urd, and Coat of Arms.

If you are more interested in staying red, one option is to focus on your combat tricks with cards that like being targeted. Silverfur Partisan and Zada, Hedron Grinder are a great pair for such a deck. Cheap buffs with bonus effects like Confront the Unknown and Expedite work well in such a shell, as do cards that care about having many creatures like Might of the Masses.

WUBRG87 on Aw H*ll No!

1 year ago

Graverobber Spider would be a good fit here I think. +1!

juiicyfruities on

3 years ago

I have a few Graverobber Spider cards already. I have considered sticking him in the deck, but I already have him in another Golgari deck of mine. I don't particularly care for Dragonlair Spider because it isn't modern legal. I'm sure my play group would still let me use it, but I think it might be a bit too strong if it's banned even in modern. I haven't seen Silklash Spider before, though. I'll have to think on that one. It definitely has potential.

juiicyfruities on Transcend Decay

3 years ago

Hmm. I like Sakura-Tribe Elder. I'm just not sure if I need it. It might be nice in the sideboard, I suppose. I don't absolutely need Abundance; I just like the card. It could easily be replaced by Sakura-Tribe Elder. I might go ahead with that. The card definitely fits well with the playstyle of the deck, but I don't think I'll run it in the mainboard. I'm not sure if you were specifically suggesting that Sakura-Tribe Elder replace Birds of Paradise, but I personally like the latter card more. But preferring the former is definitely a valid stance, and I'll be sure to at least list it somewhere on the deck. I think it's a little hard to gauge how useful a card is in a vacuum. I like the card because it provides an option to retrieve it from the graveyard if I'm mana-starved. I also agree that Bloodghast works well with Bone Splinters. I was actually thinking about that. It might be nice to have in the mainboard? Having 1x of it wouldn't be a huge issue either since I can always retrieve it with Traverse the Ulvenwald. And 'ackthually' I think Bloodghast isn't terrible in regards to undergrowth. I can always stick it in the graveyard and then retrieve it after I've put Ghoultree/Molderhulk out. I only really view it as counterproductive to Graverobber Spider which is only a 2x anyway. It's not a bad suggestion. I'll mull it over.

juiicyfruities on Transcend Decay

3 years ago

Would I really need 3x of Liliana, the Last Hope, though? That seems a bit excessive. I agree that Graverobber Spider is a little clunky, and its mana ability comes at a high cost. I mostly like it as a way to diversify the mana cost among my creatures, so I don't just have high mana cost ones and very low cost ones. It also has reach which is very nice. If I took it out of the deck completely, I would just have Abrupt Decay, Bone Splinters, and Fatal Push as ways to get rid of flying creatures other than just blocking. So I'm not sure that it's really worth to completely replace Graverobber Spider with Liliana, the Last Hope. I would maybe consider taking 1x of Graverobber Spider out to make room for Liliana, the Last Hope. Maybe I could take out 1x of Traverse the Ulvenwald and 1x of Graverobber Spider? How does that sound?

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