Grim Haruspex

Grim Haruspex

Creature — Human Wizard

Morph (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for . Turn it face up at any time for its morph cost.)

Whenever a nontoken creature you control is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Rare
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Grim Haruspex occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Black: 0.41%

Golgari: 0.26%

WB (Orzhov): 0.78%

Rakdos: 0.22%

Grim Haruspex Discussion

alechodgin23 on Meren, so I heard you like it when things die

3 weeks ago

Hey man great build. Definitely a +1 from me!

A concept that takes a lot of new Commander players time to understand is the fact that Ramp and Card Draw are by far the 2 most important factors in every deck. The MOST important being Card Draw. You have a perfect amount of ramp in this deck. Around 10ish. On the other hand, you only have 2 forms of card draw. There are lots of great ones that will synergize really well with your deck and it's strategy:

Grim Haruspex , Reprocess , Morbid Curiosity , Read the Bones , Greater Good , Beast Whisperer , and Guardian Project

The more draw you have, the more full your graveyard will naturally become simply from discarding at the end of turn. However if you'd like some good cards to fill your graveyard, there's plenty of those as well:

Entomb , Undercity Informer , Stinkweed Imp , Golgari Grave-Troll , Golgari Thug , and Life from the Loam

The last card I'd recommend is a win condition:

Living Death

It's an incredible card, especially when paired with Gray Merchant of Asphodel

He is your win condition.

Last_Laugh on Marchesa, the Thief of Multiplayer

3 weeks ago

Suggested Additions -

Spark Double - Copies Marchesa 100% of games. Double dethrone, 2 Marchesas protecting each other, and the copy enters immediately protecting itself.

Drana, Liberator of Malakir - Essentially Commander #2 for you here. Reliably gets counters to your team without worrying about the Throne.

Glen Elendra Archmage / Goblin Bombardment - Best counterspell you can add here. Goblin Bombardment + Glen Elendra also enables an infinite combo with Mikaeus.

Midnight Reaper / Grim Haruspex - Amazing draw engines here.

Sadistic Hypnotist / Oona's Blackguard - Discard helps seal up games tighter than a Dolphin's butthole.

Sage of Fables - Immediately protects Marchesa, allows you to abuse wizard etb/death triggers every turn, and it enables an infinite combo with Ashnod's Altar and Flayer of the Hatebound. (See my list for explanations on both infinite combos I mentioned)

Last One Standing / Jokulhaups - More efficient boardwipes.

I can keep going on both additions and cuts... just let me know you're picking up what I'm putting down. Feel free to check out my list for ideas, it's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

bushido_man96 on The Caretaker

4 weeks ago

Grim Haruspex and Greed would be solid card draw options, and Haunted Crossroads is great utility.

bushido_man96 on trying to build EDH meren ...

1 month ago

Ok, now I'm off my phone and on my computer, and this goes a bit easier. There are a lot of budget cards that are solid for Meren. Caustic Caterpillar and Viridian Zealot are great self-sacrificing utility. Spore Frog can really lock down a table. Cards like Fleshbag Marauder , Plaguecrafter , and Shriekmaw are all good removal spells that help put counters on Meren. Butcher of Malakir is budget Grave Pact you can run.

Budget card draw: Grim Haruspex , Fecundity , Moldervine Reclamation , Izoni, Thousand-Eyed , Vampiric Rites , and Viscera Seer for scrying.

I failed to mention Sakura-Tribe Elder and Yavimaya Elder are also good ramp/land tutor cards that synergize well with Meren.

Buried Alive , Final Parting , and Jarad's Orders are all fantastic budget tutors that work great with graveyard strategies.

Now, that all said, I'm not sure how exactly you want to win with the deck, but Aristocrats tend to be budget, and you can run several of them to bleed the table dry that way doing what Meren wants to do; have critters die. Blood Artist , Zulaport Cutthroat , Poison-Tip Archer , Syr Konrad, the Grim , Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord are all good budget options for this strategy. But there are other directions you could go; it's up to you. What do you want your deck to do?

I hope this has helped out a little more.

Beware on Atheros God of Wifi

1 month ago

It's about time to dig this deck up since we are returning to Theros. After some debate I think Harvester of Souls is actually better than Grim Haruspex since Harvester allows you to get an engine in play with Shadowborn Apostle 's ability.

I've streamlined some things, cut cards that didn't offer synergy even if they are "good," cut control cards (embracing the glass cannon), added an Apostle, and switched around some of the combo enablers.

I haven't trawled through the latest sets yet so I'm sure I've missed some stuff. This might be my most viewed deck, I see no reason it isn't just as fun today.

Last_Laugh on Marchesa Reanimator

1 month ago

I have several suggestions for you but this is a good start. I'll try to keep my recommendations budget(ish) friendly and I'll break it down by category.

Grixis Staple: Chaos Warp is our best answer to problematic enchantments like Solemnity or Rest in Peace .

Card Draw: Grim Haruspex , Midnight Reaper , Skullclamp , and Corpse Augur .

Boardwipes: Last One Standing and Jokulhaups .

Discard: Oona's Blackguard and Sadistic Hypnotist .

Sac Outlets: Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Falkenrath Aristocrat , and Goblin Bombardment .

If you're picking up what I'm putting down let me know, I can continue. I've played Marchesa for several years now and have one of the top rated decks on this site. Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

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