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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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born Discussion

Balaam__ on Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny

1 week ago

Thanks for the insight, DeVerbalen. The Aether Vial situation you described was always a concern as I was building this. I went with it reasoning that with 4 copies of this cheap artifact, I would probably draw at least 2 relatively early and that I would leave them sitting at 1 counter and 2 counters respectively. That would ensure a free Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead on any given turn, if available. With these two zombies coupled with access to the Pyre, I can field all my creatures as soon as they’re drawn. Not to mention that once Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is in play I can buff him infinitely with the Aether Vial -> Gravecrawler interaction.

That being said, I do see merit in your comment and I’ll keep it in mind. I haven’t yet extensively playtested this build, so you may well be right. Zombies are my favorite creature type and I usually always have a new deck being worked on in the background, so I might take your suggestions and apply them to another build. Thanks again!

TheTrevs on The Scarab Kingdom V2

6 months ago

I like the deck and I ran a Grimgrin, Corpse-Born deck before and I think the Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, Gravecrawler, and Rooftop Storm combo can be really good just as a random combo in the deck. Also a really good addition in this deck would probably be Diregraf Colossus. It works really good in the combo and can just generate so much value if they just leave him there.

Lanzo493 on Halloween Deck Ideas

8 months ago

Since you're new, check out cards from the magic sets Innistrad, Dark Ascension, and Avacyn Restored for Halloween-like cards. It's the classic gothic horror plane in magic. They did return to it later in Shadows over Innistrad and Eldritch Moon, but it's not as strongly of a gothic horror theme. From the Innistrad block you have cards like Army of the Damned, Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed (zombie version of Mikaeus, the Lunarch), Griselbrand, Grimoire of the Dead, Olivia Voldaren, Descent into Madness, Werewolves that transform, etc.

RiotRunner789 on Dia de Los Muertos

8 months ago

You seem a bit low on sac outlets and board wipes.

Dimir House Guard:A good budget option that can also act as a limited tutor.

Goblin Bombardment: A classic.

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born: Sac outlet, aggro piece, and removal all in one.

Woe Strider: Comes with its own sac fodder.

Blasphemous Act: Probably the best board wipe in red.

Last One Standing: Cheap as 3 and a good chance you randomly select one of your creatures.

Snake_Oil on Going about building a RE …

8 months ago

Black also has a lot of disease/plague effects, so along with Zombies you're solid.

Adding Blue opens you up to Laboratory style cards like Arcane Laboratory, Laboratory Maniac and Laboratory Brute.

Blue/Black gives you a few good commander options too, the best to my mind being Gisa and Geralf -- You can cast a zombie from the grave each of your turns and you could say they're like The Ashford Twins (minus the weirdness and plus the good-natured antagonism). Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is also a good card just in the deck, a big Tyrant style zombie albeit with a setback.

You could add mutate creatures in like Dirge Bat and Insatiable Hemophage but it's a really shallow pool and mechanic, you're better off focusing on zombie synergies.

But, for some real fun, look to equipment with Living Weapon like Batterskull, Lashwrithe, Scytheclaw and Skinwing -- Equipments that have that bioweapon vibe on top of creating germ tokens to act as your T/G Virus!

Hope this gives you some ideas!

DragonSliver9001 on A Quest for Power: Unrestricting …

9 months ago

Happymaster19: np. just be careful of cheaters. unlike mtg arena where everything is automated, cockatrice is completely manual. players can move any card any time. i once played against a guy who tried to tell me that the "doesn't untap" effect of Grimgrin, Corpse-Born "only applied once". and he kept untapping it every turn.

Balaam__ on Grim Grinning Ghosts

10 months ago

Nice build. I think the title subliminally influenced me to expect Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, ha

WUBRG97 on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

1 year ago

Hi VexenX

It seems to have been quite a while since this deck have been updated. Is it possible we might see an update in the future after we have gotten some pretty cool new toys for this deck like:

And i had some questions about cards you might consider adding or why you have them in your deck at the moment.

  • Rooftop Storm: Although 6 CMC is high, it can net you mana quite quick with the amount of card draw you have and with only 3-non zombies it should be possible to benefit from it quite often.

  • Endless Ranks of the Dead: The upkeep trigger is not amazing as it is lowering the amount of zombies produced by quite a bit. But if going wide with more zombie token generation do you think it could be slot in?

  • Noosegraf Mob: This one confuses me a bit. 5x 2/2 zombie tokens for 6 mana, that relies on your opponents to cast spell to produce them and the noosegraf just dies. How has it performed? I can see it do some good work but i have never really expected this card to be that good.

  • Josu Vess, Lich Knight: How often has this guy been good? 4 mana for a 4/5 zombie is okay, but not amazing, and his kicker ability is good, but not amazing as it costs the same as a flashback Army of the Damned and you get 5 less zombies. But how has he performed?

  • Havengul Lich: It seems to be a cheaper less on theme scarab god ability, but still quite good, what do you think of this card?

  • Grimgrin, Corpse-Born: If you can get him up and running he can definetly be a beater, but how has he performed.

  • Geth, Lord of the Vault: Seems really good, is he mostly used to get other ramp pieces or can he be used to get other creature threats?

  • Kindred Dominance: Could be a one sided board wipe and only cost 1 more mana than Life's Finale, would this be worth a slot for a board wipe?

The deck still looks amazing, but would be nice to see an update soon and how you would adjust with these new cards :D

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