Grim Guardian

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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
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Grim Guardian

Enchantment Creature — Zombie

Constellation - Whenever Grim Guardian or another enchantment enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent loses 1 life.

NV_1980 on Not Quite the Odyssey

6 months ago


Wow, this deck brings back memories. My wife used to play a deck she called 'Stopping Power!'; facing off against it was brutal. Some fun, budget additions I can think of (based on that deck):

Have fun brewing!



NoopyNolife on Esper Shrine Control

6 months ago

Hi legendofa! No worries about the midnight rambles haha. I think Grim Guardian's 1/4 body is the best part about it; the 1 life loss feels inconsequential compared to Sanctum of Stone Fangs which costs one mana less. Underworld Coinsmith looks better to me, gaining life is super important to live to the end game, the 2/2 body is fair for 2 mana and it being a life/mana sink later in the game is great. I'm going to test it out, could be that my budget manabase doesn't like it, but it's worth a shot!

legendofa on Esper Shrine Control

6 months ago

Offering a comment with an actual suggestion instead of post-midnight ramblings, do you have any thoughts on Underworld Coinsmith or Grim Guardian?

Phule451 on One Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

11 months ago

BTW, my curse deck I called Curses, Foiled again so I totally approve. Accursed Witch  Flip could also be a god addition. Thoughtrender Lamia and Grim Guardian can punish your opponents even more for all the curses you’re slinging.

DrSnipy on Liesa's, L.E.G.S

1 year ago

Nice Decklist! You already run Grim Guardian , I really like enchantment creatures, I would recommend Underworld Coinsmith for lots of lifegain, and the option to spend unwanted mana on burn ^^, I think it also could replace Grim Guardian , unless the lifeloss is really needed.

CBaldy on Budget Sisay (Shrines)

1 year ago

Hey, I love the deck! I have a more competitive Sisay build, and I’ve been really interested in changing it to a shrine build. I know that all of the enchantresses aren’t cheap, but there are a few that are affordable that I’d highly recommend.

  1. Eidolon of Blossoms . This is a great card draw for little mana
  2. Satyr Enchanter . This is cheap and it’s on cast. Great card
  3. Mesa Enchantress . Really similar to Satyr Enchanter.
  4. Setessan Champion . Card draw and eventually a threat.
  5. Verduran Enchantress . A little more expensive $-wise, but still affordable
  6. Tuvasa the Sunlit . Not only does she give you card draw, she buffs Sisay by +3/+3 all on her own.

The two enchantresses that have constellation would be the ones I’d put in first, followed be Tuvasa. Since Sisay will be tutoring, it’s more important to have ETB triggers instead of cast triggers.

Because this is an enchantment deck, I’d also recommend some ramp that deals with Enchantments. Wild Growth , Utopia Sprawl , Herald of the Pantheon , Starfield Mystic , and Fertile Ground are all great options.

Destiny Spinner is a great card to protect your enchantments.

Grim Guardian is a nice card to get some incremental damage.

Protean Thaumaturge is a fun card that can become a threat out of nowhere.

Dance of the Manse and Open the Vaults are both great mass recursion.

But anyways, I hope that helps!

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