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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
4 days ago
Sorry, still kind of new to this sites linking systems and stuff, but yeah, the heavy budget can be lowered A LOT by swapping out some cards for different variants. the price is mainly from the thoughtseize, and fatal pushes, along with the mana base, other then that the decks primary combo trigger is Binding Mummy, a common.
2 months ago
Have you considered Undead Warchief, Gravecrawler, Cryptbreaker, Unbreathing Horde, Relentless Dead, Death Baron, Lord of the Undead and Cemetery Reaper? I feel like a lot of these cards would help with triggering Wayward Servant and Binding Mummy multiple times as well as boosting up your zombies to do some serious damage.
Curious why you aren't running Path to Exile as cheap removal as well.
2 months ago
The real comment is that this is a nice start to a deck that is very similar to a draft that I had done where I ended up with zombies from Amonkhet.
Since you have access to white I can't recommend Time to Reflect more. It's such a sweet Zombie tribal payoff card and when used in a deck like this one of the best white removal cards in the game.
I'd also recommend Vanquisher's Banner from Ixalan as another sweet tribal card that gives you a nice draw engine, especially since literally half of the cards in your deck are creatures. You'll want to be able to keep playing more every turn and this should give you 2-3 extra cards a turn. Hell, even on turn 6 if you have 6 mana and only one creature in hand you could play a one drop zombie, draw a card, play a two drop zombie, draw a card, play a one drop zombie, draw a card, play another zombie, draw another card...
As much as I like Midnight Oil (which is how I arrived here in the first place) I think this would be a much better means of getting card advantage. You won't get it out until a turn later but it should net you at LEAST one extra card per turn while also buffing your entire field as another anthem effect. In an almost entirely creature deck (which honestly you could drop In Oketra's Name and Cast Out from the main board and go 100% creatures plus a few of these) I think it would result in your snowballing out of control.
You could have things like Cast Out and the new Ixalan's Binding (sweet card btw) in the sideboard to deal with threats by your opponent, and I'd also recommend sweepers like Bontu's Last Reckoning and Yahenni's Expertise which play very nicely with Plague Belcher because it'll reset the board while also draining down your opponent by 1 life for every Zombie that dies and for each Belcher on the field. That could be a finisher all by itself.
Here's what I would recommend overall:
Add 3x Sunscorched Desert as a little ping of damage that also helps enable your Ifnir Deadlands as more Deserts that can be sacrificed. This will up your land base to 24 which will be important to ensure you hit land drops every single turn and can afford to keep dropping multiple creatures every turn.
Add 4x Vanquisher's Banner to make sure that you hit one by turn 5 every game. You probably won't ever need to actually cast more than one, but great if you can. You don't want more than one in your starting hand though because you will need 3-4 land and 3-4 creatures to stay on curve.
Then your 15 card sideboard should roughly include:
1x-2x Cast Out as a means of dealing with large targets like Dinosaurs or whatever is going to lose you the game.
1x-2x Ixalan's Binding for the same reason and a great counter to combo decks.
1x-2x In Oketra's Name for the same reason you have it now: That final push of damage. I don't think you need more than two of these because it will pretty much always just need to be used the one time and usually later in the game.
1x-2x Yahenni's Expertise to be able to reset the board and drop a creature to follow it up. This can also become a finisher with Plague Belcher and a swarm of smaller zombies if it kills them. These are really inexpensive right now which is sweet.
2x-3x Time to Reflect because it is a solid combat trick to remove big threats.
1x-2x Dispossess to break apart artifact based combos.
1x-2x Lost Legacy for the same reason but for non-artifacts.
Just my two cents. With Ixalan bringing 4 "new" and reasonably strong tribes and rotation making Zombies a thing of the past I think a creature heavy build like this should come as a surprise since the loss of cards like Liliana, the Last Hope and Relentless Dead. Once you hit your stride on turn 5 with that Banner you'll be set up to really flood the board and get maximum value from Wayward Servant to drain down your opponent and Binding Mummy to tap down their blockers.
Good luck! :)
2 months ago
I love the deck and the theme.. ZOMBIES!!!
However, I feel as if some cards that I found are quite sub-par like Sparring Mummy and maybe even the Cursed Minotaur have crept themselves into the deck leaving the great cards like Wayward Servant and Lord of the Accursed feeling left out (you only have 2 copies of each).
Also, I feel like your deck has pretty low mana costs as a whole (your average CMC is 2.83), so I would recommend taking out maybe 1 or 2 for maybe some Liliana's Mastery - I personally love this card :)
See how that runs.
Other cards you might want to take a closer look at are:
Binding Mummy - the tap is very nice.
More Ammit Eternals - I think they are quite sweet.
Also, maybe check out if there is some card draw, but otherwise +1!
2 months ago
3 months ago
I recently build a zombie deck around Scarab God, and one thing I found is that having too many high cost cards kills the deck against an aggro deck, especially aggro energy decks. Binding Mummy, Doomed Dissenter, Lord of the Accursed, and Wayward Servant are a really good choice, but I would recommend adding some Fan Bearers and/or Dread Wanderer instead of Lurching Rotbeast for easier combos. If you still want a stronger zombie card I recommend Plague Belcher instead, because its ability can combo with Doomed Dissenter, or sacrifice a zombie to just damage your opponent plus Menace is a nice touch.
Here is my zombie deck, if you want to check it out: Scarab God's Minions
3 months ago
Just FYI, BW means black/white. You're blue/white, which is UW. I would add more Aven Wind Guide, Oketra the True, Fan Bearer, Binding Mummy, and Temmet, Vizier of Naktamun, and cut down on the random creatures like Air Elemental.
3 months ago
Thanks friends. Updated to remove Make Obsolete and replaced with Binding Mummy. I would use Fatal Push but the price is steep for an uncommon. Fatal Push is $.75 more than Liliana, Death's Majesty at our local card shop.