Legendary Creature — Zombie
Grimgrin, Corpse-Born enters the battlefield tapped and doesn't untap during your untap step.
Sacrifice another creature: Untap Grimgrin and put a +1/+1 counter on it.
Whenever Grimgrin attacks, destroy target creature defending player controls, then put a +1/+1 counter on Grimgrin.
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|Commander's Arsenal (CMA)||Mythic Rare|
|Innistrad (ISD)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Grimgrin, Corpse-Born Discussion
3 weeks ago
Are zombies viable in EDH as a tribe? I'm not talking about some combo deck with a couple zombies in it, I'm talking lords, synergies, and flavor.
Dimir seems to be the most basic colors with some versatility (but are Gisa and Geralf and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born really good enough for multiplayer metas?). Going grixis opens up more options like Sedris, the Traitor King as commander and the looting mechanic red is so generous with. Hell, I'm sure there's even a market out there for 5-color zombies (I just don't have a good enough land base for this)!
At any rate, has anyone played or seen some LEGIT zombie tribal decks for multiplayer format?? Discuss.
1 month ago
Hi, berryjon, interesting article as always. I just wanted to leave a thought about black voltron - I used to run Grimgrin, Corpse-Born and it worked very well as a voltron commander, so there definitely are some nice exceptions in black.
1 month ago
It really depends on your meta and your budget. However for now i'll try to list some cards that i really like in that type of deck.. In the creature compartment i would suggest Diregraf Colossus, Undead Warchief, maybe Death Baron, Cryptbreaker, the obvious Gravecrawler, Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Lich Lord of Unx. For card draw i would add Graveborn Muse or Midnight Reaper. Soulless One can be a good card if you are on a budget. Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is a great card too as he gets really big and destroys your opponents' creatures fast.Zombie Master is good on its own in a tribal deck but becomes great with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. More expensive cards are Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Ghoulcaller Gisa; if i had to pick i would choose the first. Also Grave Titan can get you a lot of tokens.
Enchantments: Grave Pact for removal, Phyrexian Arena/Kindred Discovery/Rhystic Study and the great and cheap Monastery Siege for card draw, Black Market for ramp, Rooftop Storm enables a lot of Gravecrawler combos, Paradox Haze doubles your commander's effect while Training Grounds makes his second effect cheaper.
Artifacts: Phyrexian Altar for the gravecrawler combo, i love in this deck Bontu's Monument, Door of Destinies/Vanquisher's Banner/Coat of Arms because you are going for a tribal deck (and why not Herald's Horn. Illusionist's Bracers doubles the scarab's firs ability.
PW: Liliana, Untouched By Death does everything you want in a Scarab god deck.
The problem with your deck in my opinion is that even if you play cards with some synergy because of the zombie tribal element and some way to double your commander's drain ability there are a lot of cards that do not enough for you here. Remember that playing a deck that is a constant menace to your opponents gets you a big target on your head. To be more specific with my suggestions i need to know your budget, your meta and the path you want to take with this deck. Also there are too little cards in the removal compartment, in the draw compartment and in the mana base fixing compartment.
3 months ago
McToters those are great tips! I initially built this Grimgrin, Corpse-Born deck well before Dominaria came out, and I did try Josu Vess, Lich Knight in this deck and others. Definitely expensive, but not if you're cheating the casting cost.
My currently active zombie deck is Varina's Creatureless Zombie Workstation, but I'm thinking of pulling together another creature-based list built around Grimgrin. If I do, I'll definitely update here.
4 months ago
You may find yourself better off running less of the one off "untap target permanent" or whatever, and instead running tutors and draws to get you to your infinites. You could cut a lot of cards this way and it might make you more efficient at doing what you want to do.
You have a lot of removal for a deck that wants to abuse Merieke.
I really don't think your draw or your land base is all that bad. Maybe not "optimized" but it's solid. Best I can say is maybe run less removal and more Brainstorm , Telling Time , Ponder and the like. And the only draw artifact your missing that I can think of is Mind Stone .
5 months ago
Necrotic Ooze could fit here. I have a zombiedeck that utilizes him. You basically get a backup Grimgrin, Corpse-Born . Add " Pili-Pala + dudes that tap for <" shenanigans and you got a neat secondary wincon with infinite mana at your hand. Pili-Pala combined with Necrotic Ooze enables all sorts of neat jank.
5 months ago
Here's the ones I had a lot of fun with. I changed each of these into tricolor decks, so it's the dual color paired with the tricolor it corresponds with. I think any of the 20 are pretty fun and unique in their own way.
6 months ago