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Creature — Zombie
, , 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.
1 week ago
I would cut your enchantments and the Ghoulcaller's Chant s. In my experience, cards that synergize with zombies but aren't zombies themselves aren't as good as just playing more zombies. Havengul Lich should go as well since its cmc is too high, and there are better removal spells than Celestial Flare . Your deck is also missing Tidehollow Sculler .
All in all, I suggest these changes:
-4 enchantments; +4 Tidehollow Sculler
1 week ago
I think you need more lands. 33 is a bit low in my opinion. Cryptbreaker doesn't seem very good. Skullclamp should probably go in. The new Moldervine Reclamation would be another good card draw option, and could maybe replace Phyrexian Arena .
1 week ago
You don't need bridge to put 14 power into play on turn 2. A good looting into a good supplier or 2 into Hogaak, with vengevine or bloodghasts coming back, is still a hand you will draw with reasonable frequency.
I've heard some people suggesting Satyr Wayfinder or Cryptbreaker . You could also use those slots for a little bit more interaction, since I've heard that things like infect or humans can be difficult.
Either way, the deck is far from dead. I wouldn't be surprised if it's still the best deck. And I definitely think it still has a shot at being tier 1.
1 week ago
Hi! What do u think about Rotting Regisaur ?? Maybe it could be a nice aggressive option for zombie decks?? Also u can change Cryptbreaker for Dread Wanderer , beacause of the rotting discard effect. What is your opinion?? Thanks!!
2 weeks ago
Hi there, thanks for taking an interest in my decks. About zombies: It's still hard to have a Tier 1 deck, but you can make something really competitive nonetheless. The thing is, as you know, dropping low-cost and efficient creatures is mandatory for Modern. I'll give you some zombie cards to consider, 3 CMC max:
- Carrion Feeder a reprint from Scourge, enables many combos and grows big
- Gravecrawler is a must have
- Relentless Dead also enters in 95% of the decks
- Cryptbreaker is a good 1 drop
- Dread Wanderer is a bit slow for my taste but acceptable
- Undead Augur allows for good card draw and advantage, as many creatures die in this archetype. Beware of burning yourself too much tho
- Tidehollow Sculler demands splashing white but the payoff is worth it
- Death Baron gives amazing Lord buff with deathtouch
- Diregraf Colossus enables token generation and combos really well with Gravecrawler . Not everyone likes him tho
- Lord of the Undead is sometimes prefered on mainboard over the Colossus. Personally I like the tokens better
- Cemetery Reaper is also good
- Gray Merchant of Asphodel deserves a mention because it can turn the tide late game if you have a lot of non-token creatures in play
These are my favorite zombie creatures. There are a few more around but for Modern I think the ones I mentioned are the ones that really shine. But please do search and see if you find any other you prefer
Then you need to worry about interaction. Bet on discard cards like Thoughtseize , Inquisition of Kozilek and even Duress , as they are good control and your only way of getting rid of artifacts and enchantments. Creature killers are a must as well: Fatal Push , Spark Harvest , Go for the Throat , Tragic Slip , Dismember or Defile (when you have many basic lands only). The last three kill indestructible creatures
It's a good idea to have some other spells. Reanimation like Ghoulcaller's Chant and Unearth sits well with what we're trying to do. One or two copies of Sign in Blood might be something to consider as well. Also you can try enchantments that benefit on death like Grave Pact or Open the Graves . Endless Ranks of the Dead and Whip of Erebos are amazing too. If you have planeswalkers, do not be tempted by their abilities while forgetting the mana cost and the turns you need to activate ultimates. Liliana, Dreadhorde General is nice but too expensive and slow. Try Liliana, the Last Hope or Liliana, Untouched By Death instead if you insist on planeswalking. If you're lucky enough to have Liliana of the Veil , then use it
Hope I helped somehow. If you have questions please ask! Also, if you like Rakdos I invite you to check my deck Hell Awaits. Have fun and good games
1 month ago
So I've been looking at this deck extensively and I like either Cabal Therapist or Cryptbreaker in the flex spots. Both 1 mana and seem to do more unless your meta requires more removal with darkblast.
1 month ago
Tidehollow Sculler is a good card but doesn’t really add much to the plan. Zombies are relatively midrangey but we’re still trying to aggro. Lazotep Reaver compliments this by adding the amount of bodies getting the anthem. Also gives us extra bodies to use Cryptbreaker and Carrion Feeder .
Thanks for the zombie love!
1 month ago
Hey, nice start, well made first version.
I think it's a mistake to play more Forests and Islands than Swamps because you need Swamps more than any other lands to play Zombies. Consider less Forests, less Islands replacing with more Swamps and dual lands? Lands within the deck's budget to consider adding:
- Llanowar Wastes
- Underground River
- Tainted Wood : only if add more Swamps.
- Blooming Marsh
- City of Brass
- Ash Barrens
Undead Augur and Cryptbreaker are great tribal Zombie cards. I especially like the interaction of these Zombies with Gravecrawler . Cryptbreaker is an engine for Zombie tribal which is busted for a one drop. Carrion Feeder is another one drop Zombie who has good interaction with Gravecrawler and Augur. Plague Belcher has a good Zombie tribal ability. Wonder is powerful when you have discard outlets, good with Island dual lands (Watery, Breeding, Sunken and Fetid). Buried Alive can tutor for Gravecrawler and Wonder and put them into your graveyard. Having another way to tutor for Gravecrawler and other Zombies and get them into the graveyard is helpful to play them with Muldrotha. Deathrite Shaman is not a Zombie, but its a great versatile card in multiplayer Commander. Mystic Remora and Animate Dead are excellent cards to replay with Muldrotha.
Some cards that are within the deck's budget that are upgrades:
- Nature's Lore > Rampant Growth: because playing Forest dual lands ( Breeding Pool and Overgrown Tomb ).
- Beast Within > Murder
- Diabolic Intent > Diabolic Tutor
- Final Parting > Razaketh's Rite
- Chromatic Lantern > Gilded Lotus
- Liliana, Death's Majesty > Liliana, Untouched By Death
Cards to consider cutting:
- 4x Forest
- 4x Island
- Rampant Growth
- Razaketh's Rite
- Diabolic Tutor
- Gilded Lotus
- Liliana, Untouched By Death
- Risen Executioner
- Soulless One
- Curse of the Bloody Tome
- Dread Summons
- Graf Harvest
- Kindred Dominance
- Havengul Lich
- Noosegraf Mob
- Kodama's Reach
Consider cutting Ashnod's Altar , Altar of Dementia and Door of Destinies to clear enough price to add Phyrexian Altar ? Because of having Gravecrawler then Phyrexian Altar is a big upgrade since it can make colored mana which can combo with Gravecrawler and another Zombie. Good luck with your deck.
Cryptbreaker occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%