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Creature — Zombie Wizard
If you would draw a card while you have no cards in hand, instead draw two cards and lose 1 life.
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Blood Scrivener Discussion
18 hours ago
Looks better although from playtesting I think I might have been wrong about aether vial being a 3 of (sorry about that). The issue is that so many of your creatures are 3 drops making it maybe a tad slow (still strong mind you) I looked to see if there were any other decent 2 drop zombies but for the most part they aren't amazing. Blood Scrivener as a 2 of going down a vial and an amalgam maybe (you don't have too many ways to trigger it) could be decent source of card draw
5 days ago
Hard to say since there's a lot of synergy in your deck and honestly it depends on your meta, Stromgald Crusader seems pretty mana intensive for what he does. Metallic Mimic and Adaptive Automaton interrupt the zombie recurrence theme going on, cards like Diregraf Colossus don't benefit them being in the graveyard.
Blood Scrivener is a debatable one, while at low CMC and added card draw it depends how often you have 0 cards in hand, other than that I couldn't tell you what creatures to cut.
This is where your meta comes into play, personally I would cut most target removal, in a 4 player free for all if you 1-for-1 with an opponent your other 2 opponents are now up a card(however can save you from infinite combos and such) so it's a tough call to make. That being said I would cut Tragic Slip since you can't control morbid on other peoples turns and maybe Slaughter Pact depending on how often you verse other black decks.
Other than that I couldn't recommend anything else to cut your deck seems solid to me.
Edit: here are some other cards I found that go well with your decks synergy:
Cryptbreaker card draw
Call to the Grave control
Dictate of Erebos control
Potential yet high CMC sweepers
1 week ago
Some cards from modern/standard that are popular in zombie decks I might have forgotten some, but I havent played zombie in a damn while.
2 weeks ago
Cards to consider, maybe some just for Sideboard: Izzet Staticaster, AEther Adept, Harbinger of the Tides, Anathemancer, Blood Scrivener, Grim Lavamancer, Grim Haruspex, Archetype of Imagination, Kheru Spellsnatcher, Mizzium Meddler, Pain Seer, Silumgar Sorcerer, Snapcaster Mage, Kolaghan's Command, Fatal Push, Venser, Shaper Savant, Voidmage Prodigy, Metallic Mimic
3 weeks ago
obitus, i hope that Phyrexian Arena, Asylum Visitor, Blood Scrivener, Bloodgift Demon, Faithless Looting, and Tormenting Voice are enough draw spells. Worst case scenario i can tutor them up with Vampiric Tutor or Demonic Tutor
3 weeks ago
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1 month ago
its funny you say that MrAptronym, I literally just took out Big Game Hunter. It is a good card for sure, but im testing some other cards at the moment, and cut it for the time being. It has been the only madness card that really has made any sort of impact, in many other cases, like Dark Withering, I would have preferred a Doom Blade. I have been thinking about Avacyn's Judgement, but haven't found a good cut for it yet.
And I have enough draw to the point where I can usually keep my hand decently filled, surprisingly. I recently cut Blood Scrivener because of this, even though it draws me an extra card from a wheel.
1 month ago
Ok for 2 platers you can afford to get a bit more aggressive. This may sound obvious but you are going to want to unload the 20 damage you need to win as quickly as possible. To that end there are 2 things to keep in mind:
1) keep cmc low: cards like Grave Betrayal are nice but at 7 mana your opponents life total should be relatively low and you would rather have direct damage or more creatures to finish them off. Cards like Vile Requiem that arent useful into late game are also iffy
2) your life total is irrelavent. The longer the game goes on the less likely aggressive decks will win. As such don't fell bad about paying some life.
here are cheap creatures to beat face with: Carnophage, Diregraf Ghoul, Firedrinker Satyr, Goblin Guide, Jackal Pup, Vampire Lacerator, Rakdos Cackler, Ash Zealot, Bloodghast, Blood Scrivener, Crimson Muckwader, Dark Confidant, Dauthi Slayer, Hellspark Elemental, Keldon Marauders, Rakdos Shred-Freak,Spike Jester, Young Pyromancer, Shambling Remains, Hell's Thunder, Anathemancer. I'm not saying you need to include all those cards but cards like that are nice. I's worth noting that they are efficient for their mana cost which is where aggressive decks want to be. The game plan can be attacking with cheap creatures and finishing them off with burn.
This means you want your lands to be able to come in untapped. assuming you don't want to buy a Badlands, there are still other lands that can tap for both colors and come in utapped like Blood Crypt, Dragonskull Summit, Blackcleave Cliffs, Sulfurous Springs. If you have in your deck the fetchlands (Bloodstained Mire/Polluted Delta/Wooded Foothills/Verdant Catacombs/Marsh Flats/Arid Mesa/Scalding Tarn) you can always fetch for your one-of blood crypt.
Burst Lightning is a strictly better shock.
Sorry if this was long but I hope this helped. I think your deck is a good start but just needs to be a bit faster.