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Gravecrawler (Dark Ascension) rare card review

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Gravecrawler is the latest black rare to be revealed from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert Magic: the Gathering expansion set Dark Ascension.

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Gravecrawler - B
Creature - Zombie (Rare)
Gravecrawler can't block.
You may cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard as long as you control a Zombie.
"Innistrad's ghoulcallers are talented enough, but let me show you what someone with real power can create."
-Liliana Vess

2/1

It doesn't matter how many times you kill it, Dark Ascension's Gravecrawler always keeps coming back to life.

Move aside Diregraf Ghoul, Gravecrawler is in town. Although Gravecrawler can't block and lacks one toughness, it doesn't matter. That's why Vengeful Pharoah is chilling in your graveyard for.

In an aggressive zombie deck, one might play a full complement of Diregraft Ghouls and Gravecrawlers. Even without a Cemetery Reaper you'll quickly be able to eat a chunk out of your opponent, infecting them with a deadly zombie virus.

While some might choose to run Adaptive Automaton in addition to Cemetery Reaper to take advantage of eight one drop creatures, that would be a mistake. Adaptive Automaton doesn't come back to life when the impending Zombie Apocalypse occurs.

With so many zombies, Endless Ranks of Dead can be a devastating enchantment.

Between Zombie Infestation, Moan of the Unhallowed, and Army of the Damned you'll always have a way of getting a zombie onto the battlefield to recast Gravecrawler.

Want to score an alternate art promotional foil Gravecrawler? Gravecrawler will the the Dark Ascension "Buy a Box" promo. Each store will have 20 of this fancy Gravecrawler to give to the first 20 customers who purchase a box of Dark Ascension.

Dark Ascension is the second set of three in the Innistrad block. Dark Ascension will contain 158 cards, and be released on February 3, 2012.

Dark Ascension Prerelease events will occur on January 28-29, 2012. There will be Dark Ascension Launch Parties on February 3-6, 2012. The Dark Ascension Game Day will be on March 3-4, 2012.

Dark Ascension is followed by Avacyn Restored.

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Innistrad:
Innistrad Intro Packs:
Carnival of Blood, Deathly Dominion, Eldritch Onslaught , and Spectral Legions

Innistrad card lists:
White card list, Blue card list, Black card list, Red card list, Green card list, Gold card list, Artifact card list, Land card list.

Magic 2012 Core Set:
Magic 2012 Core Set Event Decks & Intro Packs:
Illusionary Might, Vampire Onslaught, Sacred Assault, Blood and Fire, Entangling Webs, Mystical Might, Grab for Power

Magic 2012 Core Set card lists:
White card list, Blue card list, Black card list, Red card list, Green card list, Artifact and Land card list

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