Creature — Zombie
Whenever another Zombie enters the battlefield under your control, you may tap target artifact or creature.
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Binding Mummy Discussion
3 days ago
I'd suggest taking out some of the embalm cards, simply because they aren't great and you need to embalm them before they synergize with your deck. So take out Trueheart Duelist, Unwavering Initiate, Binding Mummy and Tah-Crop Skirmisher. You can replace those cards with Chasm Skulker, Gather the Townsfolk, Martial Coup, Secure the Wastes, Homarid Spawning Bed, Druidic Satchel, Sacred Mesa, Oath of Gideon, Timely Reinforcements and Entreat the Angels. for better token generation.
This card needs to be in every token based deck! Intangible Virtue!!
3 days ago
Cool deck! If you watched any of the pro tour last weekend, you already know that zombies crushed it. This might seem like a bit of a copout, but look at the top eight decklists of the PT. You'll get some really good ideas.
Off the top of my head, here are some things that I would cut/add to the deck.
Cut: Those Who Serve, Gravedigger, Fan Bearer (maybe sideboard it), Gideon and Liliana, Start/Finish, Never//Return, Harsh Scrutiny and one or two Binding Mummy. I know this sounds like a lot, but there are plenty of cards to take their place.
Add: Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, Dread Wanderer, Cryptbreaker, Diregraf Colossus (this card gets insane), Dark Salvation, Anguished Unmaking, Liliana's Mastery, and perhaps Transgress the Mind. The pros weren't playing transgress in their mainboards, but 2 copies might be nice.
I know that this changes the deck a ton, I'm just going off of what the pros did. I do like that you have Plague Belcher, that's one that didn't see much play, but I think it's perfect in this deck.
I hope this was at least a little helpful, good luck!
1 week ago
question, why not Binding Mummy and old Lili from EMN? I understand new Lili is great but I believe old lily could be a good Sideboard
Edit:I see binding mummy is being considered but still relevant
1 week ago
I'm gonna start by mentioning only cards from amonket, there are a few others like Glimmer of Genius i think that would be nice but i'll put that aside for now
The biggest problem i see at the moment is the mana curve. If you want a deck to be aggressive, you want to applying pressure as soon as possible. Having no 1 drops makes that a bit awkward. Even if there was a good 1 mana card with embalm (wouldnt surprise me if a 1mana embalm creature shows up in the next set) i still am slightly worreid how well the intersection of an aggro deck and an embalm deck would be.
Looking at the embalm ability I see it working better in a more defensive deck. The idea of embalm is that after creatures die, later on in the game when you get more mana you can get an advantage. Control decks not aggro ones are where this would occur. In an aggro deck the game will likely be decided by the time you get the 7 mana needed for Glyph Keeper.
This all being said, despite your description the deck seems to be already leaning more towards control than aggro. I would personally continue down that path. Here are a few general ideas though to go down a more controlling path. If you want to transition to aggro instead, let me know and i can try to help with that too.
1) Monuments: While the monuments are nice, they don't trigger when you activate embalm. They're not bad since about a third of your deck is creatures, it's just something to be mindful of
2) Zombie tribal?: When you embalm a creature it comes back as a zombie. Makes me wonder if it's worth playtesting around with a few zombie tribal cards like Binding Mummy which would trigger when you embalm. Not sure how good it would actually be, I havent played with the card myself but might be good enough. Embalmer's Tools probably deserves a mention under this category too.
3) Interaction: You don't have too many ways to interact with threats out of the opponent. You could use counterspells like Censor or Essence Scatter but i think the deck would benefit most from the inclusion of Cast Out
3) Wraths: If you do have a controlling deck it would be nice to have some ways to clear the board. Dusk is probably your best bet for that within the block. I could see dawn being situationally useful since a lot of the creatures have low power but it's primarily the front half i'm focusing on since embalming removes them from the yard
4) Draw power: Hieroglyphic Illumination is a little worse than glimmer in my opinion but it is playable in amonkhet block constructed. The one thing it does have over glimmer is that it is something to do turn 1.
I think an embalm/token deck is also viable. If you did i would focus less on embalm in particular and more on tokens in general. You could use Temmet, Vizier of Naktamun combined with cards that make tokens beside embalm. I could see a blue/white/green midrange token deck being decent in the format Trial of Strength or Mouth could work. Vizier of Many Faces is one of the better embalm cards here. Anointed Procession can also provide support. You would need a lot of ramp to pull it off but Sandwurm Convergence is a card.
1 week ago
If you're wanting to play competitively, take out Binding Mummy and put it in the sideboard. Also, add two more Concealed Courtyard and four Shambling Vent, and take out In Oketra's Name. It may seem really good in this deck, but competitively there's just too many things that can stop it. In an aggressive deck like this, especially Zombies, you're going to need removal, and Fatal Push is the best option for that. It's even better when a Zombie dies and you have some way to bring it back. I would also add Scrapheap Scrounger in place of the Binding Mummy because it can be put in the graveyard and brought back easily. I really love the deck idea, hopefully you consider my suggestions!
2 weeks ago
I feel like you should test this deck without the artifact creatures, bumping up your existing zombie counts. You could even run Supernatural Stamina instead of Fatal Push to abuse the ETB effects of Diregraf Colossus, Wayward Servant, and in a pinch, Binding Mummy after killing something with Plague Belcher.
2 weeks ago
Because it's zombie, Imma give it a +1.
Now for the comments:
If you want the "token" and "regen" aspect, can say put aside one less liliana, death's majesty for a Liliana, the Last Hope.
If you want to have all the life, you can always try fitting in Anointer Priest into the deck, as a replacement for Angel of Sanctions.
This is a personal opinion but try and maybe cut one Relentless Dead and the Festering Mummy to give yourself a few more lands to reach 20, so you wont have any problems. This is just my opinion, though.
Hopefully this helps give you some ideas on what to do, man :)