Tombstone Stairwell

Tombstone Stairwell

World Enchantment

Cumulative upkeep (1)(Black)

At the beginning of each upkeep, if Tombstone Stairwell is in play, each player puts into play a 2/2 black Zombie creature token with haste named Tombspawn for each creature card in his or her graveyard.

At end of turn or when Tombstone Stairwell leaves the battlefield, destroy all tokens put into play with it. They can't be regenerated.

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Set Rarity
Mirage (MIR) Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal

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Tombstone Stairwell Discussion

dlaxw7 on Varina

1 month ago

I love the deck!

I've really wanted to mess around with Tombstone Stairwell, but I have yet to get my hands on a copy.

I'm curious how Alhammarret's Archive and Bone Miser have worked for you. I tried the Archive for a bit, but found myself wishing I just had another zombie to slam more often than not, but admittedly I cut it pretty early in testing. Miser is something I've considered adding because it synergizes so well with Varina, but I'm skeptical that it's impactful enough at 5 mana.

I feel like Sorin could easily be swapped out for Liliana, Death's Majesty. It reanimates anything for -3 and it's +1 advances your Living Death/Zombie Apocalypse shenanigans while netting a zombie. For 1 extra that seems a little more on the nose.

My build tosses in The Scarab God as well because it's just bonkers if you go wide and nobody has a board wipe on hand. It can single handedly take over games and can get you back on board after the aforementioned board wipe.

ShutUpMokuba on Yawgmoth M.D

5 months ago

New changes to the deck: Open the Graves -> Bitterblossom: strickly better upgrade

Commander's Sphere -> Thought Vessel: having a lower cost and the ability to have unlimited hand size is great here.

Gate to the Afterlife -> Bastion of Remembrance: i like the first but the second is great because it gives a body and the artist effect to combo off

Ogre Slumlord -> Chittering Witch: the first is far worse than i expected, the second gives usually 3 tokens to sacrifice

Falkenrath Noble -> Ayara, First of Locthwain: similar effect, lower mana cost.

Gauntlet of Power -> Extraplanar Lens: as above.

Sheoldred, Whispering One -> Tombstone Stairwell: the first looked like the kind of card that does anything i was looking for in this deck. Unfortunately, i usually end up not casting her because of her high mana cost. The second gives a bunch of tokens each turn and works great even if you don't pay the comulative upkeep.

ShutUpMokuba on Yawgmoth M.D

5 months ago

TheBoraxKid Thanks for your suggestions. I've recently bought some cards from a friend of mine who sold his collection and some of the cards you suggested were in there. Ayara, First of Locthwain, Blowfly Infestation and Bubbling Muck were among them and i'll try and eventually put into the final list. Grave Titan is not in the list because i wanted to lower the mana curve. Jet Medallion is an auto inclusion if it weren't for the price.

I saw your deck and left a +1. I'm also testing (not the best moment to do that, so i was testing to be more precise) Tombstone Stairwell.. this card played well the few times i used it. I've not access to a lot of mana but in a more performing build like yours may be even better. I got the idea from the primer deck the owner of the list explained to me how good the card was in the comments and i wanted to give it a try. It looks busted so you may want to try it too.

KIRK77 on Pfft, More Like "Bitch Queen"

5 months ago

Ever seen Tombstone Stairwell? Not sure if it would actually be any good but it's pretty cool

Flooremoji on Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

6 months ago

And please stop buying a years supply of everything, thank you.

Thats the first time I have seen Tombstone Stairwell :)

Skydaddy on Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

6 months ago

So I've recently built a Yawgmoth, Thran Physician deck that I have not play-tested yet and I used your deck as a heavy influence to some degree, I was curious if you could explain Tombstone Stairwell to me. Looking at your deck was the first time I've ever seen it and was a little confused by the card. Any help would be appreciated.

Tibus on Kresh the Bloodbraided - Dying Elementals

7 months ago

Tombstone Stairwell can provide massive payoff for kresh if he's on the field

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