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Grim Guardian from 'Journey Into Nyx'

Grim Guardian from "Journey Into Nyx"
Wizards of the Coast

Featured in the "Pantheon's Power" Intro Pack, Grim Guardian is a new black "Magic: The Gathering" creature card from Wizards of the Coast's expert expansion set "Journey Into Nyx."

Grim Guardian - 2B
Enchantment Creature - Zombie (Common)
Constellation - Whenever Grim Guardian or another enchantment enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent loses 1 life.
Occasionally the living wander to the Rivers, but the wardens of Athreos ensure that only the dead pass.

Grim Guardian's toughness of four makes if a great early blocker in limited. Abusing Grim Guardian means your deck needs to be packed with enchantments you've picked up in draft or a constructed deck that takes advantage of Grim Guardian's ability to the fullest.

Grim Guardian makes every Font of Return, Brain Maggot, Armament of Nyx, Banishing Light, and Cast into Darkness you cast cause your opponent to lose a life. Over the course of a long game that one life here and one life there will quickly add up.

As an enchantment itself, Grim Guardian will trigger your other constellation cards like Doomwake Giant and also survive an Extinguish All Hope.

It's important to note that Grim Guardian's text reads "each opponent," making it much more powerful in multiplayer settings such as commander.

How will you use Grim Guardian?

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