Corpse Knight

Corpse Knight

Creature — Zombie Knight

Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2020 (M20) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Historic Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Corpse Knight Discussion

Tylord2894 on Life, Death, and Zombies

20 hours ago

No. Let's say I have 6 zombies in the graveyard, 3 of which are some combination of Corpse Knight and Wayward Servant. When I Rally, all 6 will ETB and trigger each other. For each of those drain zombies, I will get 5 triggers, a 15 point life drop. That's not counting all the other damage that would have been dealt. Most games, that's a GG.

Tylord2894 on Life, Death, and Zombies

20 hours ago

9-lives, Corpse Knight and Wayward Servant are the backbone of the deck. They make Rally good. They make Diregraf Colossus even better. And, they provide a meaningful loss of life.

9-lives on Life, Death, and Zombies

20 hours ago

I would replace Corpse Knight with some other card. It's practically useless except for it being a zombie! I'd replace that with Death Baron. 1 life lost is a drop in the bucket.

multimedia on Living Death

1 week ago

Hey, Skullclamp has one of the best dying trigger interactions with Teysa and 1 toughness creatures/tokens and sac outlets. Budget ways to get Skullclamp: Open the Armory and Scheming Symmetry are worth adding just to tutor for Skullclamp, but they can tutor for other cards too. Skullcamp just reprinted in the Mystery Booster set, that version is $3.

To make your deck more competitive you could add a lower mana cost infinite combo. Leonin Relic-Warder + Animate Dead makes a dying loop of Warder. Animate just reprinted in Mystery Booster set, that version is $2. Enchant Warder in your graveyard with Animate to create the loop.

Before you make the loop if you have other cards already on the battlefield that care about creatures dying then you get infinite value from them. Blood Artist or any other aristocrat on the battlefield before you make the loop is a win condition with this combo. Open the Armory can tutor for Animate.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Tome of the Guildpact
  • Seal of the Guildpact
  • Ethereal Absolution
  • Obzedat, Ghost Council
  • Golden Guardian

There's a lot of high CMC cards here and these are least impactful for their mana costs.

Some budget upgrades to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on This deck takes brains

2 weeks ago

Hey, you're deck seems lackluster to you because opponent mill is a lackluster strategy in multiplayer Commander. Unless you're playing infinite opponent mill combos that you do in a single turn with Altar of Dementia, Altar of the Brood or wheels then opponent mill not a very good strategy when you have many opponents. Self-mill is very powerful since it can lead to quick reanimation, mass reanimation of creatures or assembling combos from your graveyard.

Play to the strengthens of your Commander; if mill is what you want to play then Varina, Lich Queen is an enabler for self-mill not opponent mill. If you want to be different than the other deck then play more white since that deck isn't playing white. Karmic Guide + Reveillark + Altar of Dementia is an infinite combo for self-mill and it can also reanimate all the 2 or less power Zombies/creatures in your graveyard. Self-mill until you find Corpse Knight and he becomes the win condition. With the high budget here add tutors to get Dementia, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Beseech the Queen, etc.

Living Death goes well with creatures + self-mill being able to reanimate all the creatures in your graveyard for five mana. Varnia gains you life when you self-mill making Command the Dreadhorde an option for a mass reanimation spell. Wonder is powerful with Varnia since she can discard it giving herself, all your Zombies/other creatures, if you control just one Island, flying. Wonder is good with Island dual lands and you have a lot of them as well as ways to search for one of them.

Good luck with your deck.

BenjaminPMiller on Athreos, The River Guide

2 weeks ago

TK_Tyrant thanks so much for the comment and question. Very glad someone is able to enjoy the deck like myself. I'm still learning whats working and I would say the deck really wins of it's synergy so it kind of hard to pick but I have some favourites! First should mention with Athreos its very easy and possible that the super good combo cards and threats will be owned by your opponents so just slap a coin counter on whatever looks good. I think the main win conditions are from cards like Zulaport Cutthroat, Blood Artist, Cruel Celebrant, and Corpse Knight. These cards are nice with the sacrifice synergy and spirit tokens. I always try to throw coin counters on these type of cards so they stick around. Some more single stand outs are Yawgmoth, Thran Physician and Teysa, Orzhov Scion. Yawgmoth is a sac outlet letting you draw to find more synergy. He also is great for killing things. Teysa has been doing work everytime she's hit the board. She's great removal on a stick, lets me sac things for zulaport triggers and makes more tokens at the same time. Lastly one of my recent additions and favourites has to be Mirror Entity. Makes all the little tokens into big threats. Also makes them all spirits or humans if the need arises. This with Piper of the Swarm is amazing and hilarious and is portably my favourite combo so far. Thanks again for the comment and hope the deck keeps working out for you!!

Vlasiax on The Everchanging Zombie Army Demand A Queen

3 weeks ago

How about switching Vengeful Dead for Corpse Knight? Also there's Undead Augur that I'd swap for maybe Phyrexian Arena

Vlasiax on Varina: Roid-Rage Zombos n' turn 2 Combos *PRIMER*

1 month ago

Hello, nice decklist. I think that Corpse Knight might serve as another copy of Wayward Servant + Arcane Signet can replace one of the talismans or even Chromatic Lantern as it gives you access to all 3 colors just by playing Varina.

Hope this helps!

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