[DKA-ICD] Gravecrawler

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This card is nuts. Zombies will be a deck if there's a good 2 drop zombie in DKA.
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This card is nuts.
I like how you both arrived at the same conclusion simultaneously.
I'm not sure exactly how good this card is. I think that it is good enough to be featured in a Modern deck. I'm pretty sure it will shake up standard. Also, I'd definitely play this in limited. The pieces are there. I'm just not sure exactly how much money it will be worth. Probably a bit. This card is the real deal.
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Funny story: InQuest Magazine (I think it was InQuest) had an oversized Chaos Orb which I totally rooked someone into allowing into a (non-sanctioned) game. I had a proxy card that was a Mountain with "Chaos Orb" written on it. When I played it, my opponent cried foul: Him: "WTF? a Proxy? no-one said anything about Proxies. Do you even own an actual Chaos Orb?" Me: "Yes, but I thought it would be better to use a Proxy." Him: "No way. If you're going to put a Chaos Orb in your deck you have to use your actual Chaos Orb." Me: "*Sigh*. Okay." I pulled out this huge Chaos Orb and placed it on the table. He tried to cry foul again but everyone else said he insisted I use my actual Chaos Orb and that was my actual Chaos Orb. I used it, flipped it and wiped most of his board. Unsurprisingly, that only worked once and only because everyone present thought it was hilarious.
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And that's why you should never, ever call RP Jesus on being a troll, because then everyone else playing along gets outed, too, and the thread goes back to being boring.
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See, this is why RPJesus should be in charge of the storyline. The novel line would never have been cancelled if he had been running the show. Specifically the Slobad and Geth's Head talkshow he just described.
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Not only was that an obligatory joke, it was an on-topic post that still managed to be off-topic due to thread derailment. RP Jesus does it again folks.
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I think I'm gonna' start praying to Jesus... That's right, RPJesus, I'm gonna' be praying to you, right now. O' Jesus Please continue to make my time here on the forums fun and cause me to chuckle. Amen.
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It was wonderful. Us Johnnies had a field day. That Timmy with the Grizzly bears would actually have to think about swinging into your Mogg Fanatic, giving you time to set up your silly combo. Nowadays it's all DERPSWING! with thier blue jeans and their MP3 players and their EM EM OH AR PEE JEES and their "Dewmocracy" and their children's card games and their Jersey Shores and their Tattooed Tenaged Vampire Hunters from Beverly Hills
Seriously, that was amazing. I laughed my *ss off. Made my day, and I just woke up.
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.....would it be a bit blasphemous if I said, "PRAYSE RPJAYSUS!" like an Evangelical preacher?
Perhaps, but who doesn't like to blaspheme every now and again? Especially when Mr. RPJesus is completely right.
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I don't say this often, but ... LOL
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You... You... Evil something... I actualy made the damn char once I saw the poster... Now you made me see it again and I gained resolve to put it into my campaign. Shell be high standing oficial of Cyrix order. Uterly mad and only slightly evil. And it'll be bad. Evil even. And ill blame you and Lizard for it :P.
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I'm trying to work out if you're being sarcastic here. ...
Am going to stop you right there... it's RPJesus... he's always sarcastic
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we can only hope it gets the jace treatment...it could have at least been legendary
So that even the decks that don't run it run it to deal with it? Isn't that like the definition of format warping?
I lol'd.
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Uktabi Orangutan What the heck's going on with those monkeys?
The most common answer is that they are what RPJesus would call "[Debutantes avert your eyes]ing."
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...Am I the only one that thinks this is reaching the point of downright Kafkaesque insanity?
I condone the use of the word Kafkaesque. However, I'm presentely ambivalent. I mean, that can't be serious, right? We're April 1st, right? They didn't mod RPJesus for off-topic discussion when the WHOLE THREAD IS OFF-TOPIC, right? Right.
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Save or die. If you disagree with this, you're wrong (Not because of any points or arguements that have been made, but I just rolled a d20 for you and got a 1, so you lose).
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This just won the argument, AFAIC.
That's just awesome.
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HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THE BEAR PRODUCING WORDS OF WILDING?! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!
That's what RPJesus tends to do. That's why I don't think he's a real person, but some Magic Card Archive Server sort of machine, that is programmed to react to other posters' comments with obscure cards that do in fact exist, but somehow missed by even the most experienced Magic players. And then come up with strange combos with said cards. All of that is impossible for a normal human to do given the amount of time he does it and how often he does it. He/It got me with Light of Sanction, which prompted me to go to RQ&A to try and find if it was even possible to do combat damage to a creature I control (in light that Mark of Asylum exists).
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heaven or hell.
Round 1. Lets rock.
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Blue players get all the overpowerered cards like JTMS. I think it's time that wizards gave something to people who remember what magic is really about: creatures.
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Surely RPJesus gets Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius?
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First: I STILL can't take you seriously with that avatar. And I can take RPJesus seriously, so that's saying something.
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I'd offer you a cookie for making me laugh but it has an Upkeep Cost that has been known to cause people to quit eating.
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I <3 you loads
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10/10. Amazing.
With a sac engine and lots of black mana, you can easily do some very deviant things.
May end up being one of my favorite cards of the set.
Clearly they wanted to push the power of Zombie in this set. Yea, this is going to see a fair amount of play.
I'm not sure exactly how good this card is. I think that it is good enough to be featured in a Modern deck. I'm pretty sure it will shake up standard. Also, I'd definitely play this in limited. The pieces are there. I'm just not sure exactly how much money it will be worth. Probably a bit. This card is the real deal.



In my mind, I'm comparing it to Sarcomancy (essentially another 1cc 2 power zombie). Its relative weakness is made up for by its recursion.
Plus, my instincts tell me it's going to play pretty well next to Grave Titan...
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This and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born could make a pretty sweet backbone for a Zombie deck.
Squee!  ^_^
This card really is nuts!  Might have to get 4 before the price gets to high.
I can already see a Blue-Black zombie mill-myself deck that could end up being very good.. Might be time to pick up Skaab Ruinator.
My first thought is to combo this with Zombie Infestation. Discard two Gravecrawlers to make a token, then cast both Gravecrawlers. Six power on the field for is nothing to sneeze at.
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My first thought went out to my Dredge deck, but I don't think this guy quite makes the cut. My next thought was Phyrexian Altar, which can provide infinite storm or gravestorm with this and a zombie. In fact, Gravecrawler + Altar + Bridge from Below is enough for infinite zombie tokens.
I don't think that Zombie Infestation will ever prove useful with this card. 

Unless there's a neat sacrifice outlet i'm missing, I don't think this card will be better than Bloodghast or Nether Shadow. Grimgrin was pointed out, then you have Lumberknot, and after that... I don't know.  
Will this make Mono-B Zombie Aggro viable? Possibly. Maybe RB Aggro generically.

Other than that, no play. Neat concept though. 
I'm always waiting for more black creatures like Reassembling Skeleton that can be sacrificed over and over, so that you don't need complex engines that produce black creature tokens, and most black creature tokens are quality creature tokens and you don't want to sacrifice them.. So yeah, I would like to combine this zombie with Skirk Ridge Exhumer to sacrifice black creatures over and over to activate Teysa, Orzhov Scion!
This is going to be big.

I want four now.

Is it a promo?

Hopefully that will keep the prices down. 
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Pure zombie infinite combo with Grimgrin, Corpse-Born and Rooftop Storm.
Wow, they really are going for the whole Zombie tribal.  I think this could turn into one of the those expensive rares given that it is pretty good in Limited as well.
seems amazing, i really want to see this card do well.
Yeah, now we have that Zombie-enabler card. DKA has the chance to be a heaven for Zombies. I recall the R&D implying that in a past interview.
Nuts.

Nuts.

NUTS.

Chase rare definitely. Oh the Spike and Johnny uses.....

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You people disappoint me.  I already have half my decklist.
very insane
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I dunno how I feel about the card yet honestly, but I will say that my initial impression isn't as enthusiastic as others. I'm with the guy that compared the card to Bloodghast, well maybe a bit higher since it is a 2/1 for 1 mana. I'm waiting to see how the rest of the set develops. I think most of my apprehension on this card is I dunno where it fits. Everything this card seems to want to do alone, does better as a collective. I don't think there are presently enough cards to support it.

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You people disappoint me.  I already have half my decklist.

No crap, right? I mean, oh look, Grimgrin and this dude.


Take 20? 
I was just saying to my friend that his Mono-Black Smallpox deck needed a Bloodghast-type creature in order to be viable. I guess his prayers have been answered.

I expect this guy to reach Stromkirk Noble price level.
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Hello Gravecrawler.  I have a friend who thinks you are kind of cute.  She also has two friends who want to hang with you too.
I like the non-promo art better. Seems like zombies tribal is inching closer to being possible in standard.
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I thought Bloodghast could be ridiculous, but this is him..... as long as you have 1 B and a zombie, at anytime during your turn




that's crazy......     
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I've the feeling this will become the new standard for any decent zombie-deck: not to mention the many "sacrifice -> cool effect" combos!!!
And look at the amazing art!!! O_O
A 2/1 non-blacking zombie for would have been playable.

One that can be played from the graveyard any number of times for is just incredible value.

Ooooookkaaayy, first they give black a tribe of creatures that is cost effective (I.E. vampires) for nearly the first time in a looooooooooong time, and make them relevant.

 Now they are giving a long time tribe that bounced anywhere from 2cc to 10cc, 2 efficant 1 drops that have very little or not a very horrible downside. There is now something wrong here.......not complaining persay but it feels very strange considering that efficant zombies is not normally a phrase I write on message boards. Usually zombie themes are if you pardon the pun, dead on arrival, with so much overcostness.
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I really want a grave pact ability to punish people for blocking now, would be awesome.
Ooooookkaaayy, first they give black a tribe of creatures that is cost effective (I.E. vampires) for nearly the first time in a looooooooooong time, and make them relevant.

 Now they are giving a long time tribe that bounced anywhere from 2cc to 10cc, 2 efficant 1 drops that have very little or not a very horrible downside. There is now something wrong here.......not complaining persay but it feels very strange considering that efficant zombies is not normally a phrase I write on message boards. Usually zombie themes are if you pardon the pun, dead on arrival, with so much overcostness.



Black does have some very efficient creatures right now, but it matters little. If the obliterator, diregraf ghoul, lilliana and various other creatures can't revive black, then a card like this will make little difference. Spend your energy being irritated at the fact that the development team is shortsighted and they lack vision beyond one set and block.
I keep thinking of new nifty things to do with this guy.

Fan-flipping-tastic card.
At first I thought you could only cast it from the yard. Wow, just wow.

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Ooooookkaaayy, first they give black a tribe of creatures that is cost effective (I.E. vampires) for nearly the first time in a looooooooooong time, and make them relevant.

 Now they are giving a long time tribe that bounced anywhere from 2cc to 10cc, 2 efficant 1 drops that have very little or not a very horrible downside. There is now something wrong here.......not complaining persay but it feels very strange considering that efficant zombies is not normally a phrase I write on message boards. Usually zombie themes are if you pardon the pun, dead on arrival, with so much overcostness.



Black does have some very efficient creatures right now, but it matters little. If the obliterator, diregraf ghoul, lilliana and various other creatures can't revive black, then a card like this will make little difference. Spend your energy being irritated at the fact that the development team is shortsighted and they lack vision beyond one set and block.


On the contrary. They seem to have realized that small black creatures don't make a deck (and don't fit in many decks either), and so will be much more relevant if they are more like Diregraf Ghoul or this than costed "fair" like Bog Imp.