Graveyard Overdrive Precon: Decklist & Spoilers

When Modern Horizons 3 was first announced, players didn’t expect Commander precons. The two formats are extremely different. However, one of the four decks, Graveyard Overdrive precon is the perfect blend of the both formats. While it still uses the rule set of Commander, its flavor is very reminiscent of Modern Jund decks.

So, in this article, you’ll discover everything we know about this deck so far. What’s the main Commander? Which cards will appear in the deck? All of that and more questions will be answered below.

But first, let’s see what the deck is trying to do, and why it reminds us of the Jund decks from Modern.

Junding in the Graveyard

If you’re unfamiliar with the term Jund, it refers to a 3-color combination, containing black, red, and green. It typically has powerful creatures, and plenty of value plays, and often cares about the graveyard.

Graveyard Overdrive Modern Horizons 3 Commander Precons

This time around, the deck also wants you to fill your graveyard. The other line of text talks about avenging your dead. Most likely, this means that there will be rewards for your creatures dying, and going to the graveyard. All of this is a somewhat common theme for this color combination, but there’s something more to it.

That’s the secondary theme, which are Lhurgoyfs. The most iconic one is certainly Tarmogoyf, which was a staple in many Modern Jund decks. Although its popularity has fallen, it still sees some play nowadays, 17 years after it was released.

It’s unclear to know how present this theme will be, but it is featured on the face commander. Speaking of which, let’s take a look at…

Disa the Restless

Now Disa was one of those leaks in a horrible quality. So before we discuss what the card does, let’s check the transcript below.

Disa the Restless Modern Horizons 3 Commander Decks Leaks

Disa the Restless 2BRG

Legendary Creature – Human Scout (M)

Whenever a Lhurgoyf permanent card is put into your graveyard from anywhere other than the battlefield, put it onto the battlefield.

Whenever one or more creatures you control deal combat damage to a player, create a Tarmogoyf token. (It’s a 1G Lhurgoyf creature with “Tarmogoyf’s power is equal to the number of card types among cards in all graveyards and its toughness is equal to that number plus 1.”)

5/6

A 5/6 for five mana is quite beefy. Even if stats aren’t usually that important, when it comes to commanders, it’s still nice to have a relevant creature in play. But what about its text box, how relevant is it?

The first ability cares about Lhurgoyf permanents you control. Whenever such card goes into your graveyard from anywhere other than your library, you put it directly onto the battlefield. Now this ability is extremely powerful. It doesn’t cost any mana, and works nicely with discard and self-mill effects.

The biggest problem is probably getting enough Lhurgoyfs into your deck. Currently, there are just 8 of them in these colors. Most likely, there will be many new ones included in this deck, as well as some in the main set. We’ve already found one among the Modern Horizons 3 spoilers.

But there’s another ability on Disa. It triggers whenever one or more of your creatures deal combat damage to a player. What’s your reward? You get a Tarmogoyf token. Now that can be a really massive creature. Plus, you can trigger this effect multiple times in a turn by attacking multiple opponents or by giving your creatures first / double strike.

As you can see, Disa the Restless features two very strong abilities. Either one would be worth building around, but if you can unlock both, you’re really in for some cool and fun games.

Graveyard Overdrive Decklist

The full decklist wasn’t revealed yet, but here’s what we know so far. Note, the reprints are based on leaked images, and there hasn’t been any official confirmation about them so far. Keep that in mind when deciding which deck you want to buy.

Commander (1)
Dina the Restless

Creatures (1)
Archon of Cruelty

Planeswalkers (1)
Grist, the Hunger Tide
Lands (0)

New Cards* (10)
Final Act
Siege-Gang Lieutenant
Pyrogoyf
Tarmogoyf Nest
Polygoyf
Broodmate Tyrant
Gluttonous Hellkite
Bloodbraid Challenger
Exterminator Magmarch
Infested Thrinax

*Since the cards aren’t added on Gather yet, their hover images aren’t showing. Instead, you can find them in the next section.

Graveyard Overdrive Spoilers

As far as the official spoilers go, there are only two cards revealed. Both of them seem quite strong.

Leaks

However, as mentioned before, there were also a lot of leaks. For this deck, there are eight besides the main commander, which you saw above. Thankfully, most of these are quite readable.

Just note that while these look quite real, they aren’t 100% confirmed.

Graveyard Overdrive Upgrade Ideas

Now it’s way too soon to start with a full Upgrade Guide, given that we don’t know the full decklist yet. However, I still wanted to highlight some cards that could work great with Disa and this deck’s theme. Plus, Wizards are somewhat reluctant to print certain types in Commander precons for various reasons.

So, I tried to focus on cards that would work great, but aren’t likely to be reprinted. So, if you plan on purchasing this deck, you might want to get your hands on these now. Just in case the increased demand drives their price further up.

With that said, let’s take a look at the cards.

Ashes of the Fallen

Ashes of the Fallen Graveyard Overdrive Precon Upgrade Ideas

We’ve talked about how there are not that many Lhurgoyf creatures in MTG. Even with the addition of some new ones, you’ll still be playing non-Lhurgoyf creatures in your deck. (Be it for the synergies or their overall power level.)

However, this cheap artifact is here to help you with that. It turns all of your creatures in your graveyard into Lhurgoyfs. And if you’re wondering whether or not this works with Disa, it absolutely does.

This means that if you have both Disa and Ashes of the Fallen in play, whenever your discard, or mill any creature, it goes on the battlefield. That’s an extremely powerful combination in this deck. However, Wizards typically don’t want to put such niche cards in the Commander precons, so this one is very unlikely to be reprinted.

Hermit Druid

Hermit Druid

Another type of card that Wizards don’t like to include into precons are the ones you can easily abuse. While Hermit Druid can be played fairly, most of the time it just simply mills your whole deck for a single mana. (If you don’t include any basic lands in your deck.)

Why would you want to do that, though? Because with Disa in play, you’ll essentially get to put all of your Lhurgoyfs from your deck onto the battlefield. If you can give them haste you don’t need to worry about drawing from an empty deck, just attack your opponents for the win.

Oh and if you’re worried about drawing cards from an empty library, just use Loaming Shaman to put the good stuff back in.

Of course, Hermit also plays well with the aforementioned Ashes of the Fallen, as well as with this next card.

Chainer, Nightmare Adept

Chainer, Nightmare Adept Graveyard Overdrive Decklist

Chainer is already one of my favorite cards, but I’m not including here because of that. The reason is that, it’s just such a great fit here. Now, this is one card that I could see Wizards reprinting, although it’s not particularly on theme, it just plays with Disa so amazingly.

Its first ability allows you to discard a card in order to cast a creature from your graveyard. Since you want to fill your graveyard, this really plays nicely with this theme. However, if you have Disa in play, you can simply discard a Lhurgoyf, and you get it directly into play. Plus, you can still play a creature spell from your grave.

The second ability grants haste to your nontoken creatures, provided you didn’t cast them from your hand. That takes into account any creatures you got back with Disa, or cast from your graveyard. All of these effects combine for one really great card, that should work great in the Graveyard Overload precon.

So, all three cards recommended here work well pair with your commander, but also with one another. They should make your games more fun by enabling some crazy combos.

Conclusion

This Graveyard Overdrive overview is now at its end. Of course, there’s still plenty of information to be revealed in the upcoming weeks. Rest assured, that we’ll update this article whenever that happens. If you don’t want to miss any news about this deck, you can follow us on Facebook or Instagram. Besides the updates, you’ll also find some great MTG memes.

Oh and one more thing about the deck. It also comes in a Collector’s Edition versions, which will, as the name suggest make collectors quite happy.

Graveyard Overdrive MH3 Commander Precons Collectors Edition

What’s so special about this product, apart from its higher price? Well, for starters each card in the deck is foil. And that’s not your regular foil. It’s something called Ripple foil, and that’s something that wasn’t done in Magic yet. it’s a special pattern that imitates the ripple effect in water. This will probably look amazing.

Furthermore, the main and secondary commander use alternate art, the so-called Profile version. (Like the Profile cards from Commander Masters.) So, you’re getting special foil cards, and some alt-art variants. If you enjoy these, you might want to pick up the premium version of the deck. If not, the regular one will do just fine.

Finally, if you want to learn more about other decks, don’t forget to check our article about the Modern Hoirzons 3 Commander precons.

With that, we’re wrapping up. Until next time, have fun, and may the graveyards always be full to power up your Lurgoyfs.

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