Creature — Nightmare

Grimdancer enters the battlefield with your choice of two different counters on it from among menace, deathtouch, and lifelink.

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Set Rarity
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths (IKO) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Pioneer Legal
Arena Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Leviathan Legal
Historic Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Grimdancer Discussion

PuddinWing on LILIANA’S EMBRACE (Rakdos Reanimator M21)

5 hours ago

Do you think Rotting Regisaur or Hunted Nightmare would be better fits than Grimdancer?

Scallywallwest on I'm Menacing

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestions! I tried out Grimdancer, but I noticed it didn't have too big an impact when I would playtest. Hunted Nightmare sounds pretty good, though. Yeah, I'll probably try out Hunted Nightmare. I hope you have a good day!

SilentPlague on I'm Menacing

1 week ago

Have you checked out Grimdancer or Hunted Nightmare? Those are some solid turn 3 drops. I use them in my menace deck and have had especially good results with Hunted Nightmare. I'm also looking into Alchemist's Gift now that 2021 is out. You would have to have a modern format, but adding deathtouch to creature's with menace makes good control for an already aggressive build.

rjife on I'm Menacing

1 week ago

some more card draw? the deck is great...but will send you into topdeck mode quickly if you can't get more synergy. I suggest Theater of Horrors but Thrill of Possibility will work. you can take out a few lands and maybe a Grimdancer or 2 to make way for there cards. if you have any questions let me know.

Pheardemons on Menace or Insane?

2 weeks ago

I don't have a problem with Grimdancer in general. However, I'd choose to play Hunted Nightmare over it. Call of the Death-Dweller can give a creature deathtouch if you feel you need it that much, and Hunted Nightmare is more powerful which can close out a game quicker. I'll give the fact that lifelink is relevant and may be how you can survive long enough in some games, but you also have it with Murderous Rider. That is just my feelings on it. I am someone who will say play with what you like/love more than just playing to win specifically. If you like it and feel it's a winner than by all means. I just didn't include it as I felt there were other options that performed similar or better functions overall.

Also, I saw in your description you were wondering why Tappedout has Archfiend's Vessel not legal in pioneer. M21 has not been released yet therefore Tappedout does not recognize it yet. The set comes out (in paper) this Friday so it should update by the weekend.

SilentPlague on Menace or Insane?

2 weeks ago

I like a lot of what you have suggested and surely took many of them. I appreciate everything you have offered. The deck is close to my target budget. I'll play test to see what should be subbed in, out, or just does not work at all. You don't seem a fan of Grimdancer. I really thought that one was a winner. Menace and deathtouch are a great combo. For now I have left it in, but I'll do a play test without and see what plays out better. I may even do some virtual games with friends a few times to see how it works. Thanks for your suggestions once again.

BRG24 on Is that a JoJo's Refreance?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

1 month ago

Absolutely brilliant name, I just can’t help thinking that this deck might work better if it was just rakdos. Atris, Oracle of Half-Truths’s effect is nice but not the greatest and Reconnaissance Mission seems awkward to cast on curve with the double blue. Cards like Dreadmalkin, Grimdancer, Frillscare Mentor and Hunted Nightmare seem like stronger includes, and by removing the blue your mana might be more consistent? This will make the deck much more aggressive, and I don’t know if that is where you want to take the deck, but it might be something to consider. Castle Locthwain might be a nice addition too, even if you decide to stick with grixis. Hopefully this is helpful, and good luck with the deck.

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