Cemetery Recruitment

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Format Legality
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Eldritch Moon Common

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Cemetery Recruitment

Sorcery

Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand. If it's a Zombie card, draw a card.

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Cemetery Recruitment Discussion

Wendigo4481 on Tokens with fabricate

1 day ago

I agree with all of the above, I'd recommend putting in 4 of Dusk / Dawn to open up slots taken up with Skywhaler's Shot and Murder and Fortuitous Find to board wipe over top of your creatures and recur all of them with the dawn portion to hand from the graveyard and then instead of hoping you draw one of 7 cards you can have 4 do double duty the only one that won't survive Dusk / Dawn is Master Trinketeer but giving it indestuctible via say Renegade's Getaway or Fumigate and Cemetery Recruitment or something similar but find what you're comfortable playing and has multiple lines to your end goal. Sorin works well when you +1 into Dusk / Dawn because the cmc is 9 not

Athraithe on 1st Zombie Infantry Division

4 weeks ago

Your curve seems to be a bit high for a legacy deck with no card draw. Maybe Cemetery Recruitment for a cantrip?

hoardofnotions on Thraximunder, the Fearless Zombie King

4 weeks ago

Carrion Feeder better sac outlet than gnawing zombies

Apprentice Necromancer hasty zombies are cool, this seems like an all star under mimic vat

Plaguebearer-anti token tech

Relentless Dead good all around card

Shepherd of Rot good with whip of erebos

Tymaret, the Murder King sac outlet with minor upsides. the more zombies in the deck the better

Withered Wretch graveyard hate=super good. if you run a lot of graveyard hate maybe look at Living Death as well

Anathemancer silly ramp decks with their fancy dual lands

Cemetery Reaper graveyard hate and lord

Death Baron no one will block thrax

Diregraf Colossus seems good at swarming, really good with gravecaller and phyrexian altar

Lich Lord of Unx slow token production, kinda cool win con

Lord of the Accursed another lord

Nantuko Husk free sac outlet. maybe better than ashnod's altar?

Plague Belcher board wipe i dare you

Unbreathing Horde big dumb guy, possibly hard to kill though

Agent of Erebos graveyard hate that could be repeatable

Corpse Augur card draw, you might be lacking on this type of effect right now

Drunau Corpse Trawler two zombies in one card

Forgotten Creation get that hand cycling for living death and patriarch's bidding

Risen Executioner another lord with possible upside

Undead Alchemist go wide in clever way

Undead Warchief super good card

Vengeful Dead another anti wrath tech

Custodi Lich card draw and board control

Gray Merchant of Asphodel life gain in massive swings is good in my book

Havengul Lich awesome card, would play

Kraum, Ludevic's Opus gotta get that blue/red working in your deck. this could be a Rhystic Study possibly as well

Lightning Reaver no one expects the hasty zombie, and gets around pillow forts. might make people target it/you

Noxious Ghoul super great card! it's been an all-star in every zombie deck i've run

Phyrexian Delver reanimation is good i hear

Possessed Skaab The zombie eternal witness?

Sidisi, Undead Vizier get your rooftop storm on curve

Woebearer slowish reanimation

Deathbringer Thoctar more creature control

Gempalm Polluter killing folks at instant speed, could be good to Phyrexian Reclamation

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed the best lord

Noosegraf Mob go wide

Twisted Abomination good early and late

Dark Salvation flexible kill card. make sure you understand the card before goofing it up

Cemetery Recruitment cheap draw 2

Zombie Infestation swarm card, might want to run a Bident of Thassa to fuel it

Curse of Shallow Graves kinda risky token maker

Empty the Pits instant speed army please?

Gisa and Geralf the type of non zombie i like in this deck

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet graveyard hate and tokens, winner winner chicken dinner

Vizier of Many Faces the embalm is a zombie, and you can get value out of milling it

Call to the Grave a payoff card to running zombies

Ghoulcaller Gisa swarm and sac outlet

Liliana, Death's Majesty if you want a planeswalker

Stitcher Geralf remember you can exile the creatures your opponents mill

Syphon Flesh expensive creature kill

Ever After could be good

Zombie Apocalypse this seems great

Necromantic Selection really expensive wrath, might want a Decree of Pain for the mana cost

Army of the Damned yeah zombies

Possible cuts

gnawing zombie- i think carrion feeder is better

mind slash- really slow, like really

phyrexian crusader- if this is your only infect threat i'm not sure i like it

defiler of souls- call to the grave is better in my book

cruel ultimatum mana curve reasons

curse of the cabal see above

trophy mage non zombie

phyrexian obliterator non zombie

you could think about cutting mulldrifter and skriekmaw as well because they aren't zombies

well that's a lot to think about, i'm excited to see what you put together!!!

Rez09 on Bontu

1 month ago

MRDOOM3, thanks for the suggestions! :D Let's take a look at these suggestions with mah nub eyes. >: D

Plunge into Darkness seems like it will let me sac a ton of creatures in one sweep and will trigger Defiant Bloodlord and Sanguine Bond when doing so, which could be a surprise blowout when done at the right time, being six damage per sac with both on the field, and its other effect works well with Bontu's constant scrying. It can be copied with Isochron Scepter and reused as well. Excellent suggestion, I probably would have passed this over without a second thought! :D

Urborg Justice I had on my list of cards earlier, but I ended up cutting it for Dictate of Erebos, as that has a better multiplayer version of the effect and lasts for more than one turn, although Urborg Justice does imprint on Isochron Scepter for multiple uses. Is there another unique interaction I'm missing here that could push it ahead?

Eliminate the Competition seems like a combination of Urborg Justice and Plunge into Darkness, with the former's effect and the latter's ability to let me mass sac creatures. :o It is a bit pricey and I can't imprint it, but it might work as a mini-boardwipe and has excellent synergy with Overseer of the Damned, making a token to replace each spent one! :D Not sure what I'd replace, though. Hrmmmm : '

Bitter Ordeal looks like another card I'd have passed right over at first glance, but it looks awesome now! :D I was having problems dealing with an indestructible artifact deck last night, but if I can just exile key pieces from a deck before they come into play that gets around the problem completely! Guaranteed for, at the very least, my sideboard. :D Thank you again! \ O /

Out of curiosity, is there a monoblack card I could combo this with that would somehow allow me to play the cards I pull from my opponents library before they exile? :o

Reprocess is another multi-sac outlet for card draw that would let me bounce Spine of Ish Sah, which could be super useful as I only recall one other way I have to return that at the moment. I have been looking at other options for card draw to replace Sign in Blood and Cemetery Recruitment (though I might still keep the latter for recursion purposes) as well, and this could fit here, though I'll have to analyze it a bit further against Graveborn Muse, Necropotence, and Yawgmoth's Bargain, which were three of my recent additions into the category.

Thanks again for the additions (and making trimming this even harder!) ;p

Tenlor on White Black Budget

1 month ago

I'm not exactly sure what you're trying theme you're trying to go with. I'm going to assume you want to have B/W aggro-zombies, and base my suggestions around that.

First of all, I would recommend putting some more land in there. I know you're deck does have much mana cost, but you can still get mana screwed. Secondly, I would put in some dual colored lands, if you have any.

Secondly, I would personally make this a Zombie tribal deck, so I would remove Augmenting Automaton, Devoted Crop-Mate, Fourth Bridge Prowler, and Gonti, Lord of Luxury, as none of them help your zombies at all.

There are quite a few zombie cards that I think would have a good place in this deck. Particularly Wayward Servant and Graf Harvest. Wayward Servant would allow you to deal some damage to your opponents each time you play or bring back a Zombie, and let you gain some life as well. Graf Harvest would make it much more of a pain to prevent your horde of zombies from eating your opponents brains, as they would all have menace.

I feel like this deck needs a little more removal, so I would look at Cruel Revival as it kills your opponents things and allows you to bring back your own. Dark Salvation would let you create more zombies and potentially kill a creature, or weaken it enough to kill it with a token.

A few more cards to look at for general zombie purposes would be Shamble Back, Cemetery Recruitment, and From Under the Floorboards.

If you decided to upgrade your budget, a few pricier options are Liliana's Mastery, Relentless Dead, Diregraf Colossus, and liliana, death's majesty.

drummerjosh91 on Amonkhet Zombies

1 month ago

I'd ditch the cat and replace it with 3 Plague Belcher and maybe another Dark Salvation or even Cemetery Recruitment. I'd also run a couple of Westvale Abbey  Flip because why the hell not :P.Honestly though, Dark Salvation has been a real MVP in my zombie deck, zombie creation AND removal, late game can really turn things round if you find yourself in a spot of bother.

Shadow12721 on Night of the Living Dead

1 month ago

For reanimation, Ghoulcaller's Chant, Cemetery Recruitment, and Wander in Death are both useful. Bontu's Monument can also help you keep your life where you need it. And while the Colossus can't reanimate itself, the constant supply of tokens more than outweighs it. For a bit more control, Compelling Deterrence is a zombie staple. If you want even more toys, an Esper ()zombie deck is now viable thanks to Amonkhet. If you'd like, you can check out my take on it here: Standard Esper Zombies. Drownyard Temple is nice cause you can always discard it and then return it to the battlefield. Dark Salvation is a bit situational, but it might prove useful. Gempalm Polluter is a great late-game wincon, along with Grey Merchant of Asphodel. Havengul Runebinder could also be interesting. Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip is expensive, but well worth saving for. Necromancer's Stockpile is probably better than Pulse of the Grid for card draw and creature advantage. And, of course, Rooftop Storm is a classic. Unbreathing Horde and Undead Alchemist are my final suggestions for a . Hope this helps!

nreinke on Amonkhet Zombie Tribal

2 months ago

Liliana, the Last Hope is just an amazing planeswalker. She will definitely shine more in match ups with lots of x/1's and will get boarded out against decks with big flyers which is why I have one in the main and one in the side. You should have no shortage of ground blockers for her which can often force opponents into bad attacks just to keep her from using her ultimate. Of course if you ultimate her are almost certain to win the game. If for budget reasons you want to take her out I understand but she definitely is better than Cemetery Recruitment which would take her spot as grave recursion. If I find in testing that I need more card draw I would definitely consider it though. Big lily seems amazing but 5 cmc keeps me from running more than the 1 with the low land count this deck wants.

I did consider Anguished Unmaking it just seems less efficient than my other included removal. If there are still a lot of problem artifacts in the upcoming standard I will definitely put a couple in the sideboard. Similar to putting Declaration in Stone in if there are tokens decks.

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