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Creature — Zombie Wizard
When Corpse Connoisseur enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a creature card and put that card into your graveyard. If you do, shuffle your library.
Unearth (: Return this card from your graveyard to the battlefield. It gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step or if it would leave the battlefield. Unearth only as a sorcery.)
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Corpse Connoisseur Discussion
1 month ago
SynergyBuild, thanks for the thoughtful recommendations! There's no denying that the Triskelion and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed combo is useful, and would fit nicely into this deck, but I already have it in another one of my more competitive decks. I wanted this one to be pretty casual for the most part, which is also why I avoided putting too many tutoring cards in there.
As for the 0-drops such as Memnite, Shield Sphere, Ornithopter, etc.: I'd rather focus on creatures that can generate tokens like Abhorrent Overlord, Sifter of Skulls, and Sengir Autocrat for the sac bait. Since CMC isn't an issue for Whisper, Blood Liturgist's ability, there'd be no point to include the 0-drops that would only be worth a single sacrifice, and not necessarily be worth bringing back with Whisper, Blood Liturgist to sacrifice again.
I do think that most of the cards you suggested be cut still have pretty valid reasons to be present in the deck. Most of those cards are either for spot removal Malicious Affliction, control Grave Pact, ETB/upon death triggers Kokusho, the Evening Star, discard effects Call the Bloodline, or token generation Noosegraf Mob. I mean, sure, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger doesn't really fit in the deck, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to potentially cheat out an Eldrazi titan on like, turn 4.
I could probably drop Ancient Craving for one of the more efficient cards like Night's Whisper though. I really like Corpse Connoisseur too. Diabolic Intent fits the theme of the deck, so I might swap that in for one of the other tutoring cards. Withering Boon seems pretty great too. Counterspells in black are hilarious, and often unexpected. Toxic Deluge could very well end up replacing Damnation, because you're right, it is pretty good. Just not sure if paying that much life is always worth the effect.
Thanks again for all the great suggestions! I've definitely still got some work to do on this deck.
1 month ago
A few suggestions:
To better enable the Reveillark and Karmic Guide combo, I would suggest using a few more tutors,such as Birthing Pod or Diabolic Tutor. In addition, I would suggest running Saffi Eriksdotter since it goes infinite with Sun Titan, Reveillark, or Karmic Guide and any free sacrifice outlet, all of which you are running in your deck already. Corpse Connoisseur can come back from the dead to secure any of these combo pieces multiple times. Unburial Rites is very powerful, so you should probably move it from the maybeboard to the mainboard. Currently you are running a lot of reanimation spells, so having larger targets to hit with them would be helpful. I personally would suggest some kind of eldrazi and razaketh, the foulblooded could help tutor your combos. Driver of the Dead goes infinite with Reveillark. Some sacrifice outlets that could help enable your combos are Viscera Seer and Ashnod's Altar. Unhallowed Pact combos with Sun titan and any free sac outlet for infinite Sun Titan etbs and infinite whatever the sac outlet does. Finally Attrition could be really good here. Just a few of my jumbled thoughts, I'll give more suggestions later.
1 month ago
The main cards to add for this effect would be:
Triskelion and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed for the most straightforward combo, and the Buried Alive you have to put them in, preferably with Rune-Scarred Demon. You recur the Demon fetching Vindicate, then bring the Mikaeus/Triskelion Combo out by sacing the Demon. This means Buried Alive can win the game with the commander as a one card combo. Phantasmagorian can be used if you end up with any number of the combo pieces in hand.
Other cards to add include Imperial Seal, Grim Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Culling the Weak, Dimir Machinations, Corpse Connoisseur, Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Memnite, Shield Sphere, Ornithopter, Grim Monolith, Phyrexian Walker, Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal, Defense Grid, Dark Confidant, etc.
Cards you can drop:
2 months ago
Also there's no reason not to play Yavimaya Elder, Meren of Clan Tel Noth and Sakura-Tribe Elder, nor The Gitrog Monster or Deathrite Shaman. just incredible value there. Entomb or Buried Alive seem really good here, so does Corpse Connoisseur. You're also not running Cyclonic Rift in a blue deck, which I always auto-include personally.
2 months ago
Dictate of Erebos is good since you have some light sacrificing elements.
Heliod, God of the Sun to give your creatures vigilance
Reforge the Soul - you want cards in your graveyard. plus it's a powerful draw spell. and you can cause someone else to lose what they have in their hand they may want.
Corpse Connoisseur - lets you tutor for a creature into your graveyard for Alisha to reanimate
Whip of Erebos - Bring back creatures at instant speed for blocking. and everything has lifelink is a nice upside
Entomber Exarch repeatable hand hate/get back big threats
2 months ago
So I've been kicking around the idea of making a semi-competitive Reanimator deck in . I'm looking for cards that can dump specific creatures from deck to graveyard. I know about Dredge (come back soon, Golgari Grave-Troll!), but I want something a little less indiscriminate.
Corpse Connoisseur: Unearth is good with Dredge, but expensive for the effect.
Is there another way to do this quickly and effectively?
2 months ago
Nice! Dig the build gonna add Corpse Connoisseur to my own build didn't think about dumping all my wizards into the graveyard then continue the combo until you have them all on the battlefield! Brilliant!