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Creature — Zombie Wizard
Skeleton creatures you control and other Zombie creatures you control get +1/+1 and have deathtouch.
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Death Baron Discussion
1 day ago
Thank you MagicMat for taking the time to look at the deck.
Well, i covered already why i think Death Baron is not the Lord i want for this deck, but Relentless Dead are nice, yes. Perhaps there is space along the line to fit them in. I will try them out. I am not convinced by Rancor though. I dont think i can cut any cards that are not equally or more important. If you have suggestions though, i am gratefull for ideas.
1 day ago
5 days ago
I would highly recommend these zombies and zombie cards to spruce up your game, Relentless Dead, Highborn Ghoul, Diregraf Colossus since every zombie you play once he comes out now is that zombie and an additional token 2/2, plus his rez effect counts him as he comes from the graveyard so if you wanted to do a graveyard swarm strategy that's viable. Endless Ranks of the Dead, that one is a tad slower but combined with Diregraf Colossus can make a swarm happen VERY quickly. Sidisi, Undead Vizier is a good utility card that has an awesome effect when he enters and then for 5 mana is a 4/6 with death touch, that's pretty crazy for black and you don't usually see that mana cost with those stats except in green. Cemetery Reaper, Graf Harvest, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Korlash, Heir to Blackblade is a really good tank fighter if mana isn't a problem. Noxious Ghoul is another good one if you play solely zombies. Spiteful Returned is a good zombie that a lot of people overlook and Stronghold Assassin is pretty good. Unbreathing Horde and Zombie Master are also good zombie cards and finally if budget isn't an issue Death Baron is a must have for sheer scary power. Hope this pool of suggestions helps you out!
1 week ago
Hey, I have built a zombie deck. I played it at a GP, so I have some experience. Bloodghast is not as good as many zombies simply because it doesn't have a tribal bonus. Aether Vial will be better than Liliana of the Veil since zombies want to be more aggressive. Plague Belcher seems really really sweet, I would run 4. I would take out Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and some number of Inquisition of Kozileks and removal spells for Death Baron as a 4-of. The new Amonkhet lord, Lord of the Accursed, seems really good also. I would also bring Collective Brutality into the main. From my experience, Diregraf Colossus is way too slow, and when you win with it, you were already winning anyways. I would use Marsh Flats instead of Bloodstained Mire for a white splash, getting you some really awesome sideboard tech along with Path to Exile and Wayward Servant in the main. A word of warning: DO NOT run Prized Amalgam in this list. It doesn't trigger often and is in most cases straight worse than a Death Baron or Lord of the Accursed.
Zombies are quite powerful, so keep with it. It definitely can keep up in the meta right now, and can do some hilarious things with Aether Vial in play.
1 week ago
Gray Merchant of Asphodel looks like a good card but I don't know if it is right for my deck just because my tokens have no devotion to black. Necropotence is a good card but people in my playgroup like to make creatures unblockable and I have very little lifegain in this deck for paying the cost of this. Underworld Connections is an interesting card and I will probably use it as a card draw engine. Dictate of Erebos Is actually a massive wincon for me because whenever I sack a creature to Gisa, my opponents all have to sacrifice creatures. mikeaus, the unhallowed is one of the most broken cards I've seen in a while and I'm most likely going to get rid of Death Baron for him. I might run Demon of Dark Schemes but the problem is that If my zombie lords keep getting removed, I will have no zombie buff and all my tokens would die if I played it. Ever After is decent but I prefer Victimize TBH. Exhume is pretty good but the problem is that since my deck revolves around tokens, my opponents will, more often than not, end up benifitting from this more than I do. Thanks for the recommendations.
1 week ago
Hello! Just several suggestions. Your deck definitely needs at least a couple of Zombie lords: Cemetery Reaper, Lord of the Undead, Undead Warchief or even Death Baron himself. Then I'd recommend to try Conspiracy - let's turn all your creatures including Ghoulcaller Gisa into Zombies! In this case Endless Ranks of the Dead is also preferable.
2 weeks ago
not sure id consider this "control" more of a slow midrange deck.
also while the zombie lords are useful, Plague Belcher may be a better fit here (modern is good at mass removal) or Death Baron to make your zombies to attack into/block.
2 weeks ago
@Bhaal666: Death Baron is a good option considering the deathtouch. Right now my biggest concerns with the deck are more reliable swarming. There is no buff/ card to survive Wrath of God except indestructible instant speeds which don't come in black or green as far as I know (aside from Heroic Intervention which is a consideration.) The enchantment as well as the new Lilli herself are going in this deck when they come out. Rancor is here because of the trample effect and that it can almost always go back to my hand. I tend to need trample on things like Liliana's Reaver and any of my zombies that get superbuffed fast like Chameleon Colossus, Vulturous Zombie, and Soulless One It will likely be swapped for a Craterhoof Behemoth