Creature — Spirit
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Battleground Geist Discussion
3 years ago
It is completely possible to build a UB zombie/spirit control deck but I'm not sure how competitive it would be. Just did a quick search and (within modern) other than Soul Separator, Graveborn Muse, and Haunted Dead, there isn't a large intersection between the two tribes
I've seen some decent UW spirit control decks before using Geist of Saint Traft, Spell Queller, Mausoleum Wanderer, Rattlechains and Selfless Spirit with some other removal, cantrips, and counterspells as backup. Spell queller is so good in spirit control I almost wonder if it would make sense to do U/W/B instead, the problem is it would make your mana pretty awkward.
As for zombies, I could see a deck that grinds people out in the long game with Endless Ranks of the Dead, Lich Lord of Unx, and Graveborn Muse. Also a lot of people forget that Undead Warchief is the only one of its cycle to be modern legal (thank you time spiral block)
Putting them together though might be a bit tricky as the zombie cards don't care about spirits and visa versa. Definitely doable if you want to commit to flavor though.
There exist lords in both tribes:
Also soulshift and much of the kamigawa block had a spirits theme across all 5 colors. The soulshift mechanic might be nice (some of the better ones were in green imo). Here's an example of soulshift: Thief of Hope
Zombies: Diregraf Captain, Cemetery Reaper, Diregraf Colossus (technically not a lord but close enough), Undead Warchief, Death Baron(not the best for budget reasons), Lord of the Undead and Risen Executioner
Also bonus flavor points if you run Zombie Apocalypse
Sorry if his wasn't as straight forward as you were looking for. I think I rambled a bit. Does this help or were you looking for something else?
3 years ago
If you can bring yourself to bring a little weird in and a little rags and chains out, the spirits and arcanes from kamigawa could really give you a boost. Check out stuff like Oyobi, Who Split the Heavens, Long-Forgotten Gohei, Waxmane Baku, and Sire of the Storm. If that stuff is to weird I'd recommend stuff like Drogskol Captain, Sturmgeist, Battleground Geist, Geist Snatch. I hope these help. Have an awesome day!
3 years ago
I'd love to know what success people have found so far, and/or see some sample lists. You've got Bloodbraid Elf listed as Tier 1, but I'd love to know how this deck can win? Ascended Lawmage sounds fun as I'm still working on Sigarda, Host of Herons hexproof/auras deck simultaneously. Mistmeadow Witch also looks like a control cmdr, but would like to know if it works?
I also found... Hellkite Hatchling, Boggart Ram-Gang, Nulltread Gargantuan, Selkie Hedge-Mage, Jhessian Infiltrator, Qasali Ambusher (could always be a free cast), Wasp Lancer, Inkfathom Witch, Thoughtcutter Agent, Murderous Redcap, Ashenmoor Gouger, Blood Cultist, Gwyllion Hedge-Mage, Ichor Rats, Battleground Geist, Thrummingbird, Llanowar Mentor, and Tatterkite ...as possibilities?
3 years ago
All right. I like this deck's idea, but it needs a lot of refinement.start by cutting Battleground Geist, Drogskol Cavalry, Gallows Warden, Oyobi, Who Split the Heavens, Spirit of the Hearth, and True Conviction. That should leave you with 12 more cards freed up. increase the number of cards that you only have a single copy of, such as Intangible Virtue and Favorable Winds. You're gonna want 4 more lands, and I suggest cutting both the bridge and cascade for 4 copies of Glacial Fortress and one more island and plains. lastly, add Doomed Traveler as a one drop, and look up some lower CMC spells, like Midnight Haunting. I hope this helps.