Shallow Grave

Shallow Grave

Instant

Return the top creature card from your graveyard to play. That creature gains haste until end of turn. Remove it from the game at end of turn.

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Shallow Grave Discussion

pleH on Traumatide

1 month ago

mlequesne, hey, fair warning, big ol' blurb incoming. I really appreciated you getting my thought train going again since it's lead to a really fun night of brainstorming ways of getting the Isochron Scepter combo into the list and I wanted to talk about it a bit.

Initially I was skeptical about the combo since Dramatic Reversal didn't target anything or provide too much on it's own. That said, I still don't think it's the perfect new addition, but it's definitely not useless. In playtesting it usually ends up being used as a minor ritual to net 1 mana. On the other hand, Isochron Scepter is an AMAZING new addition. Like, I didn't realize how many solid targets I already had in the deck for it! In the realm of infinites, for 7 mana both Path to Exile and Tithe loop with Emeria Shepherd and Repository Skaab as long as any Plains remain in the deck, and I can replace Reanimate with Shallow Grave to loop Repository Skaab since it sacrificing itself gets around SG's EoT exile. For just solid value being able to cast Lim-Dul's Vault every turn for Axis of Mortality seems nice, being able to fill the graveyard with Entomb is a decent option as well, and of course there's always Swan Song. On the rare occasion that I do get Dramatic Reversal on the scepter, Cephalid Illusionist can actually mill the whole deck and win like that, Verity Circle can tap everything forever, Vilis, Broker of Blood gets silly, Magus of the Bazaar and Mirror-Mad Phantasm mill as much as needed... honestly the options are crazy.

Anyways just wanted to say thanks again for getting me back in the groove. I've already ordered in the new additions and can't wait to get them sleeved up.

griffstick on Advice For Olivia CMDR

2 months ago

Necropotence isn't a replacement effect. The cards do hit the graveyard before they get exiled. So there is a small window where you could Reanimate them with spells like Shallow Grave

Asgeren on Help with Voltron protection and …

5 months ago

This is the deck.

https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/volrath-no-school-like-old-school/

The thing is that I'm restricted to old borders.

So this is my evasion: Dauthi Trapper Filth Dauthi Embrace Manifold Key Dragon Shadow Sword of Light and Shadow Sleeper's Guile

This is my protection and recursion: Soul Channeling Sword of Light and Shadow Shallow Grave Animate Dead Reanimate Strands of Night Doomed Necromancer Apprentice Necromancer

I am currently trying to fit in Shade's Form but other than this I'm not finding much protection.. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Andris_of_Naxos on All hail the torments of sacrificial Draco!

8 months ago

Indeed Balaam__, Shallow Grave is a more solid choice for all the reasons you mention. It will interfere with the Turn 1 win though and that makes me a bit reluctant. I will playtest it though.

Balaam__ on All hail the torments of sacrificial Draco!

8 months ago

How about Shallow Grave instead of Reanimate ? It costs more, but it dodges the massive chunk of life you’ll lose reanimating Draco , and if you just intend to sac him again anyway then Shallow Grave ’s drawback is irrelevant. At least this way you’re less open to a cheap shot. A couple well timed Lightning Bolt ’s on the opponent’s part just after you reanimate Draco could really ruin your day.

Balaam__ on Demons

9 months ago

You’ve got quite a few extremely high costed creatures. Legacy has access to a bunch of ways to speed up the process of getting them in play, such as with reanimation spells. Try cards like Entomb / Buried Alive to get them into the graveyard, and Animate Dead / Dance of the Dead / Shallow Grave to put them in play. Otherwise, it looks like you’re going to have a difficult time staying afloat until you get the opportunity to hard cast creatures that will have a big enough impact to turn the game in your favor.

DavidBray on Speak "friend" and Enter [PRIMER]

10 months ago

Ataraxey Scry can help with reanimator, as it's a soft combo strategy. If you don't have the cards for reanimation on the top of the deck, shift them to the bottom. It's light, but you want to ensure your draws help the process out.

If you want Mob Rule , you might want to sub in some Narset's Reversal and other copy cards and even strive to reach Insurrection , but I've avoided that as taking away everything my opponent built could lead to them not wanting to play against the deck, which I don't want.

I'd probably swap out Day's Undoing for Final Fortune or Last Chance if they reprinted and Shallow Grave for Footsteps of the Goryo . There's a lot of strictly better cards in that sideboard but with old borders. I'd love to see them reprinted.

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