Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

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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Set Rarity
Commander's Arsenal (CMA) Mythic Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.01%

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born Discussion

thewyzman on Zombie tribal?

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.

Woiteck on Pattern Recognition #141 - Voltron

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.

ShutUpMokuba on Help with Scarab God deck

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.

Lands: Reliquary Tower, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Bojuka Bog to exile an opponent's graveyard. Unholy Grotto is fine here. More lands to to fix your mana base like Sunken Hollow would be nice.

If you are going for a mill version i would suggest other cards like Dreamborn Muse, Mindcrank and so on..

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.

Warmark on Grimgrin's Endless Ranks of the Dead

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.

DarkHero on Merieke Ri Berit - more ...

4 months ago

So these feel out of place to me: Notion Thief , Grimgrin, Corpse-Born , Azami, Lady of Scrolls just because you don't have a lot of Wizards to rely on.

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 .

CaptainToll on March of the Dead

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.

dbpunk on Commander Suggestions!

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.

Dragonlord Ojutai / Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest extra turns/control

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born /Muldrotha the Graveside mill/grave control

Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury / Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire goblin/dragon tribal

Mina and Denn, Wildborn / Surrak Dragonclaw cheating creatures/creature combo

Selvala, Explorer Returned / Mayael the Anima elf tribal/super ramp into creatures

Daxos the Returned / Ertai, the Corrupted enchantments and sacrifices

Meren of Clan Nel Toth / Anafenza, the Foremost sacrifices and +1/+1 counters

Rashmi, Eternities Crafter / Roon of the Hidden Realm bounce and etb abuse

Arjun, the Shifting Flame / Kess, Dissident Mage spell slinging and mass draw

Brion Stoutarm / Mathas, Fiend Seeker burn and destroy

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