Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Rare

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Creature — Zombie

1B, T, Discard a card: Put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield.

Tap three untapped Zombies you control: You draw a card and you lose 1 life.

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Cryptbreaker Discussion

smashadams83 on Hapatra - Cycling version

5 days ago

I like that suggestion. Ill give it a try. As far as 1 mana creatures as discard outlets theres a few nice options:

Harvest Mage.



Llanowar Mentor.

Putrid Imp.

Ruthless Sniper- well not technically a discard outlet but can be abused with heavy discard/cycling

I think of all these, the imp is the most efficient.

AidanMcNay on Black/Blue Modern Zombies (Updated)

1 week ago

In general, competitive tribal decks require two things: a critical mass of creatures of said tribe, and a way for those creatures to synergize. Looking at the first aspect, many of your zombies are simply that: one creature for some mana. Unless that creature synergizes well with others, it isn't worth it to be playing one creature for 2-3 mana in modern. In order to get more creatures per card (card advantage), you typically want token producers, but they have to be cheap, as modern is a fast format. For this reason, I would recommend keeping Cryptbreaker, Diregraf Captain, Diregraf Colossus, Gisa and Geralf (which should be the top end of your curve, as it's an aggressive deck), Gravecrawler, and Lord of the Accursed, but ditching the rest (Liliana's Reaver is a token producer, but it isn't guaranteed). A lot of these creatures synergize (have bonuses for playing more zombies), so that's another reason to keep them. Moving on to that aspect, you want a few more cheap creatures to round out your creature curve while synergizing with Zombies, for which I would recommend Metallic Mimic or Adaptive Automaton, which will always synergize with tribes. The rest of your cards should be centered around protecting this plan. One aspect to think about is how to retain your critical mass of zombies if your opponent plays a wrath effect. (Its hard to regenerate zombies in mono-black, but since you're in blue, I would recommend a minor counterspell suite). For the sideboard, it seems like it's not really concise (it's hard to tell in what cases you would sideboard each card in or out), so you may want to think more about what you need to beat. Hope this helps!

Gadianten on Imhotep

2 weeks ago

You seem to have a shell for the deck started with that in mind I am going to assume you are aiming for milling and reanimating opponents good stuff while having a zombie sub theme within your own deck.

Okay lets start with the mana base as you need a solid one to support your commander in any meaningful way. For lands I would add Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers, its pretty darn good. You should probably run at least 10 ramp sources in your deck, so some ideas would be Sol Ring, Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus, Everflowing Chalice, Dimir Signet, Dark Ritual, Chromatic Lantern because mana fixing is still useful in two color decks and Worn Powerstone. Also add Expedition Map if you add Urbog and Coffers. Dreamscape Artist is a very solid creature in reanimation as it acts as ramp in colors that don't have it and provides reanimation targets to boot via discard. If you run Urborg you might consider Caged Sun so you can really ramp up.

For milling Mind Grind, Mind Funeral is kind of a must I think and who can forget Consuming Aberration. Sphinx's Tutelage is another solid passive mill. Jace, Memory Adept can be nasty and also serves as a draw source if needed.

Some zombies to consider would be Graveborn Muse and Cryptbreaker providing tribal card draw. Grimgrin, Corpse-Born/Carrion Feeder with Gravecrawler can provide a nasty beat down and act as sacrifice outlets. Havengul Lich, Geth, Lord of the Vault and Coffin Queen (changed to zombie in creature update) add backup reanimation.

The recommendations by LVL_666 are very good ones, especially Gray Merchant of Asphodel. I hope this helps and good luck with the deck.

ersatz_olorin on You killed my stuff!?!? lol

3 weeks ago

I'd take out Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon since it's your only infect creature.

Generally it's a good idea to choose one or the other rather than divide your damage between the two. One Swords to Plowshares and you just paid 5 mana to gain 4 life.

I'd probably replace it with Cryptbreaker, Urza's Incubator, Call to the Grave, or Black Market.

Nickname123 on You Know Death is Just a Suggestion

1 month ago

BigOldFox Thank you for your great suggestion! I didn't consider more discard or sacrifice outlets to trigger Prized Amalgam, but now think it is a great idea. I especially like sacrifice since it can also trigger Diregraf Captain. The only problem I can find is that your suggestions I liked the most, Viscera Seer and Nantuko Husk match the points in my deck where I have mana spikes. Either I would half to change many other cards in my deck, or be left with a bigger mana spike. Because of this, I don't think I should change the deck until I find a sacrifice outlet at 2 mana that I can continually use. Maybe I can also bring Cryptbreaker to 4 copies? Again, thank you for your suggestion.

Zomboiddeath on Black Zombies- Need help!

1 month ago

Thank you so much for the advice!

I really liked the idea of adding more Dark Salvations, and if I get any Fatal Pushes I'll add them, Dismember is a very good card, but I don't have illimited money, and I have a budget. I liked every card you recommended except for Damnation, because it's too damn expensive (it's worth 2 times my deck).

There is also a certain list of cards I would like to include, I'll show them to you too see if you dissaprove of any of them, or if you have any other recommendations for combos or not:

Dread Wanderer



Khenra Eternal

Victim of the night

Lord of the Undead

Diregraf Ghoul

More Diregraf Colossuses

More Cemetery Reapers

hullos on Corpse Explosion

1 month ago

I mean, as for recommendations Diregraf Colossus is amazing. Cryptbreaker is also just plain out solid. as for good removal, Dark Salvation gets it done.

BigOldFox on Zombie Pox

1 month ago

Greetings. i would take off Cryptbreaker x1 and Relentless Dead x2. Cryptbreaker needs at least two more zombies, so it is not a big help to play it turn 1. Relentless Dead is not so much help as you could think and you have Lord of the Undead to bring back zombies from the graveyard. i would add Diregraf Colossus. you can play it on turn 4 with aether vial and then trigger its ability with the untapped lands. i play a zombie deck with smallpox. i see no room in your deck for my favorite interaction: Viscera Seer, Gravecrawler and Diregraf Colossus. this is my list: Crowd of Bodies.

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