Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand, then shuffle your library. You lose 3 life.
|Want (7)||drurywalker , fitz66 , Veneficus , Nexidus , gotsprite , Ulberth , makarzorklin|
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|Masters Edition III (ME3)||Rare|
|Starter 1999 (S99)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Grim Tutor occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Grim Tutor Discussion
3 weeks ago
Thanks! I have thought about Spellseeker but it doesn't make the cut for me. I'd be looking at Grim Tutor first and that still doesn't quite make it into my 100 mostly due to the CMC. The thing is, we are ideally attempting a win after a big haymaker play that accrues us heaps of value. Something like sticking an Ad Nauseam , or Notion Thief + a wheel. In longer games this might look more like riding a Mystic Remora for a few turn cycles. This is not always how it goes of course but it's the plan, it's how we'd prefer to piece the combo together rather than assemble the pieces individually by tutoring. Spellseeker can't get Naus, Necro, Dockside, Wheels, Notion Thief, etc.
2 months ago
Update from this weekends cEDH tournament.
Won all rounds, but probably should have lost to a Kess, Dissident Mage in round 2, had a Glen Elendra Archmage resolved. I managed to Toxic Deluge it but then they Thoughtseize my Grim Tutor so was waiting for a tutor to pull a Swords to Plowshares . Then they tapped out on casting a Pact of Negation on my Bloodgift Demon (At the time, I only had Reflecting Pool (luckily they had played a Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth which enabled it to be ) and they were trying to mitigate my draw. (Note: I kept a 0 land hand in that round because I had Mana Crypt , Arcane Signet , and Dark Ritual in hand. Soon as they had no , successfully resolved my combo (again), they had already Force of Will cast on me earlier.
Anyways, never used the Worldgorger Dragon at all, drew the Bogardan Hellkite in the last round, never played him. Each round got there the same way, Buried Alive + Reanimate . The last round I resolved a Razaketh, the Foulblooded , sac'd Kaalia of the Vast realized I didn't have enough , so had to wait a turn, then cast Kaalia of the Vast again, resolved an Avacyn, Angel of Hope , sac'd Kaalia of the Vast to pull a for Goblin Bombardment (post-combat) sacrifice all the Restoration Angel after casting Buried Alive + Reanimate .
Post the tournament, realized Demonic Consultation was too much of a dead draw, going to replace it with Plunge into Darkness , saw it played a couple times was not horrible, worst case just pulls a tutor usually.
Also worked that evening on replacing Worldgorger Dragon and Bogardan Hellkite but came up with nothing. I primary win-con all rounds, never went to Leonin Relic-Warder which is far safer secondary than Worldgorger Dragon . Still thinking a Doomsday is a better way to go, could do Doomsday + Night's Whisper and build a stack:
Leonin Relic-Warder (discard with Faithless Looting )
That's CMC7 though .
What I really need is another Buried Alive best I can think of is Final Parting >> Leonin Relic-Warder + Animate Dead (to hand), but then still need a Goblin Bombardment . So the combo would be Final Parting + Goblin Bombardment or Animate Dead . So would be CMC9. Better than Doomsday CMC7 (stack) + = CMC10, and doesn't require a same turn enabler like Street Wraith . Still not right though. Hmm.
2 months ago
3 months ago
I love your decklist, I love your playbook, I love this take. It's a hot take. I was about to suggest a bunch of BS about cards that would make it look more every go-infinite Najeela Warrior Ball Deck, but you can just EDHREC that. I will suggest Cryptolith Rite because its budget Druids' Repository and Earthcraft , and dorks is the key to the deck, so why not dork out hard? (Also, I don't know if your win strategy necessarily needs Najeela online, but that is the most obvious).
What I want to do is talk about abusing your untap enchants. I have a lot of experience with Intruder Alarm , but this thing with the Jeskai Ascendancy : magnificent. Didn't this idea get a little play in standard? Anyway.
Intruder Alarm first: Cheap creatures that bounce themselves like Shrieking Drake or Man-o'-War or Dream Stalker . There's Stonecloaker and Whitemane Lion in white, too. Green has Temur Sabertooth which is super nasty for saving other creatures as well as completing your loop. Great with ETB Triggers.
Jeskai Ascendancy is what I'm really excited about. I've never brewed with this card, but it's got huge potential. You have enough colors and sources to make this one really sparkle. There's buyback cards: Capsize , Elvish Fury , Fanning the Flames , Haze of Rage , Mind Games maybe, Sprout Swarm Definitely (works with Intruder Alarm, too), and many lesser ones. Another Tempest-theme comes in the form of a cycle of Aura Crown of Flames , Shimmering Wings , Whip Silk , and Flickering Ward . The last two are playable (you can make a lot of green and usually white with creatures?), but a lot of this means you have to be hitting at least one strange mana color. I would consider looking at some of the "any color" dorks or Gemstone Array Effects. (That's the best one because it's a battery, too.) ... Priest of Titania ...
I would get my draw from creatures. Beast Whisperer is my dude right now. There's elves and wizards that etb trigger with draw (which would be good to bounce and storm off with, too) and would synergize with tribal cards you are running if they're just lame ducks after being played.
If you want your jank to really clank, consider some more tutors, too. I'm thinking cheaper Enlightened Tutor , Mystical Tutor , Worldly Tutor , Gamble ... I guess that's not too cheap, but way cheaper Vampiric Tutor or Grim Tutor . The reveal might be too much information in your play group, though, so I could see leaving them out.
All that, I just love this mashup. do whatever. I can't wait to see how you evolve this.
3 months ago
As far as tutors go, what're your thoughts on Wargate ? I appreciate that it's a bit expensive mana wise, however given the fact that it puts the tutored permanent straight into play, when comparing it with something like Tezzeret the Seeker , Grim Tutor or Dark Petition (presumably the next best set of tutors that the deck doesn't currently run) it ends up being the same cost to put an Isochron Scepter into play.
The other benefit of Wargate is that you only reveal on resolution, meaning you can get something like Gilded Drake or Notion Thief without giving away said information until it happens. It also pseudo-protects whatever you're fetching since if the spell is countered, it just leaves the card in the library. And since the deck has a lot more tutors that it does graveyard recursion, it opens up additional attempts to get said card rather than leaving it vulnerable to graveyard hate.
3 months ago
I'm assuming this is a budgetless list, so my first question is why no Mox Opal ? Oversight or intentional?
Next, how do you handle resolved creatures? You have three spells capable of removing a critter off the board, in Chain of Vapor Cyclonic Rift and Toxic Deluge , but that's about it from what I can see. Why don't you run Ensnaring Bridge Humility Damnation or similar? I understand you want to be proactive with counterspells but there's no way you can lock the other 3 players with 1 for 1 trades while you're also building your board. Also consider that bouncing THEN countering a spell is 2-for-1'ing yourself when you could just Swords to Plowshares it. Literally every deck features a creature as the commander so its not like you won't have targets except the unbelievably rare pod of 4 PW commanders.
Are you aware in that you have a wincon with Angel's Grace + Ad Nauseam + Silence + Brainstorm + Windfall + Yawgmoth's Will ? I don't see the line listed despite being a built in backup if both labman + Jace are exiled. I see Yawgill + Grace listed but it doesn't look like you realize you can force 99+ draws to win.
Have you considered running tutor hate in tandem with Scheming Symmetry ? Aven Mindcensor or Leonin Arbiter break parity and are worth running even without Symmetry. I understand this is meant to be a bear-lite build but with how many wheels (free draws for opponents) you're running, turning off tutors may save your bacon. Also works well with Wishclaw which you seem to enjoy (its a Grim Tutor for first activation but being reusable for cheap unconditional tutor is fantastic so I have mixed feelings)
Have you considered miracle cards for Aminatous +1? Having the ability to always get them for the miracle cost is pretty rad. Banishing Stroke Devastation Tide Temporal Mastery Terminus . The timewalk one should be worth a consideration for sure. Miracle cards also make great surprise plays with EOT Vampiric Tutor or Mystical Tutor
Have you played against a discard stax deck like Nath or a mana denial stax deck yet? Your low amount of removal is leading me to believe that a resolved Trinisphere or Oppression makes this deck cry big sad tears.
Why would I choose Aminatou as the commander over Zur for a similar build? Zur can consistently grab Waste Not to kickstart wheel lines or value grinders like Necropotence Rhystic Study . I like the Aminatou interaction with Wishclaw but I don't think that single interaction in your 99 can justify the choice when Zur is going to give you 100% consistency. I normally see Aminatou decks run stax pieces that it can break parity on by blinking your own permanents ( Static Orb shutting the game down but you blink a tapped Mana Vault to get far ahead, blinking a 1 counter Tangle Wire to reset it, untapping your Ancient Tomb while Winter Orb is out, etc.etc.). You could certainly run strong hate cards like Winter Orb without turning off your combo lines. Cost enhancers like Trinisphere or Sphere of Resistance might prove unwise though.
Extremely interesting build, curious to see where it goes. Cheers
3 months ago
TekGGs In this deck the use of Shimmer Myr means it can be a 3 mana, , tutor for a card at instand speed to hand. No card does that, and it makes Grim Tutor look bad on combo turn in comparison. Not to say it is good, but it is a lot better than you are giving credit for.
Giving it to an opponent isn't a real thing if you can Chain of Vapor , Cyclonic Rift , or Hurkyl's Recall it before or after (dependent on the card) to the activation. In fact those 3 allow you to reuse the tutor, making comboing a breeze.
4 months ago
Demarge I see now what you were going for and yes im tutor heavy and I may add more tutors such as Cruel Tutor , Vampiric Tutor , Grim Tutor and maybe Rhystic Tutor , but i'm not sure yet. And while you didn't mean Spellbook exactly it still a 0 drop that gives unlimited hand size granted it doesn't give mana like Reliquary Tower or Thought Vessel does and as such there would be my first choose Reliquary over vessel due to lands being slightly harder to get rid of. But I'm not sure on Doomsday as its powerful but it leaves only 5 turns before I lose the game due to my library being exiled, Unless i misunderstood the ruling on D-Day.