Grim Tutor

Grim Tutor

Sorcery

Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand, then shuffle your library. You lose 3 life.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Grim Tutor Discussion

Abzkaban on Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

3 weeks ago

Ilvise

That’s fair. RL cards have just spiked in price which is ridiculous. Survival is the most expensive card I own and even was before it grew in price. And I traded for it, so it was the best deal I ever got. And I say that knowing I picked up Earthcraft when it was $15.

Yeah Grim Tutor is okay. It’s a good tutor in mono black, but in multiple colors I’d only run it after all other tutors. I’m excited for Rushed Rebirth, but I don’t know if I can justify a cut for it. You have to have something on board to use it much like Natural Order or Pattern of Rebirth , but it only grabs something of lesser cmc. That means saprolings won’t help, and it will almost always grab either Young Wolf or Viscera Seer as we won’t get to keep Cryptic Trilobite with it. However if you aren’t running Survival, then there’s the slot!

Thank you! I’m glad you enjoy the deck! It is by far my favorite one I have.

Ilvise on Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

3 weeks ago

Abzkaban

I cutted Survival of the Fittest due to its high price in last month for Grim Tutor but I don't really like it cause 3 life is too much. I think I'll bring Rushed Rebirth as soon as I can buy it!

Great deck btw, really enjoy!! Can't wait to try it in some events! Thanks

legendofa on Whither Blooms the Darkness?

1 month ago

Sorin_Markov_1947 Thanks for taking a look! I'm mostly building around Witherbloom Apprentice because it's in my favorite color combination and I enjoy the grindy, attrition-y gameplay it suggests. I don't expect it to be a power card, but I'd like to make it as solid as possible. It's a new personal favorite, that's all.

Alrund's Epiphany is completely a placeholder card until I find something better, and I'm not sure how I overlooked Professor Onyx . I've been playtesting with Grim Tutor primarily looking for Elder Gargaroth , or Murderous Rider as needed. Miscast is in because I'm predicting that the upcoming Standard will be heavy on spellslinger decks, but I'm going to sideboard/remove it as reveals continue.

The main focus is drain, and I'm going to dig hard into that when I get a chance.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Whither Blooms the Darkness?

1 month ago

I think this can be improved. Witherbloom Apprentice is subpar, but drain can work. If you're going for this style of effect, you definitely want Professor Onyx as it's basically just Witherbloom Apprentice but better.

There are lots of cards here not realizing their full potential. Why is Alrund's Epiphany better for you than just using your turn to cast a different spell? How many cards are you going to mill from your opponent to enable Drown in the Loch ? What is Miscast in for? What are you tutoring with Grim Tutor ?

This deck feels like it lacks identity. If it's drain with Apprentice, let's go with drain. If it's midrange, add more removal and ditch the ramp/drain package. If it's ramp control, ditch the drain/hand disruption package and add better counterspells, a few sweepers, and a few good payoffs.

K1ngMars on "Library.exe has stopped working" | Phenax Primer

1 month ago

Hey, TheoryCrafter, thanks for the comment! First and foremost, I must say that, due to the pandemic, I got very little chance to hang out with my friends to play EDH with, BUT I've continued to follow releases and sets regardless. I came up with an extended update list that I wish I'll be able to share on here too as soon as possible. With this in mind, I'll go onto your comment. I tried to check your deck, but it seems to be private: let me know where to find it and I'll gladly check it out!

Regarding adding cards that give me value when my opponents discard, I tried to avoid them due to the fact that in my pod there is already a Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder wheel/discard deck, so I tried to now follow the same path. Regardless, I have thought about introducing cards like Windfall and Whispering Madness as incremental advantage, but even then, I probably won't include cards like Liliana's Caress .

Graveyard exile effects like Planar Void / Leyline of the Void really mess up my gameplan, since the deck's main wincon relies on using all possible X/X creatures like Consuming Aberration that count cards or creatures in opponent's graveyards (see this deck's description section "The Big Bois"): if graveyards are empty, those creatures won't mill at all. In order to contrast graveyard decks, such that I can mill them without helping them out, I instead included (or will include) cards like Grafdigger's Cage , Weathered Runestone and Silent Gravestone : in this way, graveyards can be full, but nobody will be able to take advantage of it, apart from me.

Evasion is a mild subtheme I will try to add, but instead of Aqueous Form , I was thinking of something more enduring like Thassa, God of the Sea or Dauthi Embrace . It's a good idea, sometimes I face decks with cards that reshuffle graveyards, so being able to knock them out in another way is a good option to have.

As for Ruin Crab and Hedron Crab , I don't really think they mill enough to be relevant during the course of the game, so I left them out. Moreover, I don't run enough fetch-like lands as of now, so I won't really get such an advantage from running those two anyways.

In the update list I mentioned at the start, Fleet Swallower will get swapped out for Maddening Cacophony : it's a good card, can be cats a turn earlier with respect to Swallower and doesn't need haste. The combos are the same as before, so that's a good funcitonal update.

As for tutors, my playgroup banned them. If I were to run some, I would run many other mana-cheaper tutors like Grim Tutor . Regarding commander rules, I have to tell you that, unfortunately, wish effects like the second choice of Mastermind's Acquisition don't work: this is due to the fact that "from outside of the game" really means "from your Sideboard", but in EDH there is no Sideboard. I know, no fun allowed, at least according to WotC.

I'll go onto update the description of this page once I'll get all the new cards I need.

Geralda on Kess, 1000$ budget

1 month ago

Всё же считаю Notion Thief неоправданно дорогим, знаю - им многие играют и не только в Кесс, но мне он вот никак не заходит и использовать его как "стакс" - для меня тоже дорого, но из-за того что в мете появилась дэка которая побеждает через дров и может закрутиться на третий ход (уже закручивалась) - я положил Narset, Parter of Veils т.к. вижу её полезнее чем Notion Thief . (у нас в целом такая мета, где заклинания на дров не любят пускать, мне даже Ponder отменяли(!), поэтому у нас этот вор не супер полезен за свою цену, но если мета изменится, то возможно я его верну в дэку)

Opposition Agent у меня лежит - он слишком имбалансен (IMHO) т.к. позволяет играть изгнанными картами даже когда самого агента уже нет в столе(!), а так же можно смотреть руку того игрока (-об этом многие не знают). Но за компотным столом он не так уж силён как многим кажется - последние две партии где я его ставил у меня его уводили под контроль, либо ставили копию (именного копию, а не второго агента), да и в целом он "срабатывает" лишь один раз (на флеше). Основная польза в том что он полностью стопит пару дэк в нашей мете и немного притормаживает ещё парочку.

Jeska's Will показывает себя всё лучше и лучше (я сильно недооценивал эту карту), честно - я даже уже пару раз сомневался что искать тутером - тошнилку/взгляд или Jeska's Will т.к. она дешевле и в некоторых ситуациях выгоднее (например когда оппоненты сидят на отменах и искать винкон рано, а полутать дэку для прикришек или разрампиться полезно), с Кесс даёт 6 карт и 7-9 маны в пул (- аналогов подобному просто нет!). Например, сегодня в партии:

(но даже если бы на руке не было бы Peer into the Abyss , то из шести карт с Jeska's Will я не мог раскастить лишь две - две земли, а вместо Dockside Extortionist мне бы подошёл любой цветной манакамень поэтому он тоже не принципиален)

Может я и ошибаюсь, но ни одна другая карта не позволяет закрутиться с Peer into the Abyss на третий-четвёртый ход (вообще - я мог бы закрутиться и на третий, но решмл не тратить Simian Spirit Guide и остаться без прикрышки Pyroblast 'a. При этом Кесс ставить было не обязательно. Да, мог бы хорошо (и даже лучше) зайти Dockside Extortionist но у оппонетов лишь на четвёртый ход появился второй артефакт. Да, если бы был Dark Ritual на руке, то так же мог бы разыграть Peer into the Abyss , но при этом у меня бы не осталось свободной маны на случай если не придёт достаточно манакамней и ритуалов (как ни странно, но такое бывает, пару дней назад у меня не получилось закрутиться после Peer into the Abyss ).

Ещё, очень хорошо показал себя Teferi, Master of Time (- что бы его протестить я даже туторил его несколько первых партий, но потом иногда он мне и сам приходил на ранних ходах) - вот на такого дядьку совсем не жалко тратить 4 маны (в отличае от вора) т.к. он позволяет несколько кодов лутать по 4 карты, при необходимости убирает чужих Уфов/Воров (- в одной из недавних вартий я 5-6 ходов убирал Уфа + лутал по 3 карты). А в одной из партий даже ультанул(!), правда в допходах я не свог выйграть - законтрили.

P.S. Т.к. Кесс и так недолюбливают в нашей мете, я стараюсь не выигрывать ей более одного раза за вечер и если получилось быстро победить в первой партии, то потом принципиально не пытаюсь победить через Оракла, а пытаюсь собрать что-нибудь с Брешью. Все прокси так же убрал чтоб понизить пауерлевел. И довольно часто играю другой колодой - на Джойре т.к. она гораздо медленнее и намного уязвимее (но сегодня мне сказали что она тоже слишком сильная, поэтому буду собирать совсем казуальный трайбл (у нас почти все компотые игроки собрали по второй-третьей дэке в условном бюджете до 300$ по моксфилду)

sparklepants on Dreams from the abyss

1 month ago

This looks competitive but I feel it can be quite slow and doesn't interact enough.

also why not run 4 copies of Peer into the Abyss and Grim Tutor ?

I'm trying to get competitive so I'm interested in understanding this deck.

also why not Drag to the Underworld in the sideboard at least.

Kesch on Life as Currency / Mono Black Control

2 months ago

Hey looks like a fun deck. Mono-black EDH is my favorite way to play MTG so I love seeing decks like this.

A few things that jump out at me as necessary inclusions in this list would be Necropotence (arguably the best card advantage engine in the format), Phyrexian Arena (drawing more cards), Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth (makes Cabal Coffers much better), and maybe Demonic Tutor .

There’s probably some I’m missing but I would recommend those first and foremost. Have fun!

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