Creature — Zombie Giant
Diregraf Colossus enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each Zombie card in your graveyard.
Whenever you cast a Zombie spell, put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield tapped.
|Have (2)||CompleteWaste , metalmagic|
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|Shadows over Innistrad (SOI)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Diregraf Colossus Discussion
6 hours ago
MarrecoMTG Good to hear you like the deck! Don't underestimate yours too! Great build +1. Strionic Resonator is a great utility card and you can use it with so many other cards in the deck besides The Scarab God, Undead Augur, an extra card draw, Diregraf Colossus an extra tapped zombie, Loyal Subordinate another 3 life, etc. Lithoform Engine is a great card, but you need a Dramatic Reversal type effect to make it really effective. It also costs more to cast and activate, total, instead of if you choose the "Strionic" effect the first time.
1 month ago
Hey, a card that's good with Zombies and blue is Wonder to give your Zombie horde and Scarab flying. Combine it with Buried Alive which can tutor for and put up to three creatures into your graveyard. One can be Wonder and others can be creatures to embalm with Scarab or be reanimated or recurred.
Gravecrawler is a very good Zombie and another creature that goes well with Buried. Phyrexian Altar is an expensive artifact sac outlet that combos with Gravecrawler + Diregraf Captain or Plague Belcher. Crawler also combos with Diregraf Colossus to make infinite Zombie tokens.
You don't need Altar to combo with Crawler it just makes the combos infinite. A sac outlet such as Carrion Feeder can replace Altar which would let you sac and then cast Crawler as many times equal to the amount of black mana you have. You can get much wanted repeatable value especially draw from Undead Augur, Midnight Reaper, Ayara, First of Locthwain and Gravecrawler with any sac outlet.
Windfall (It's not $3.90, it's $1) and Whispering Madness are powerful wheel draw spells in Commander. Madness can be repeatable with cipher. These spells can get creatures into your own or more importantly your opponents' graveyards to then embalm them with Scarab. Underground River is another Dimir dual land that can ETB untapped.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
This deck definitely needs Putrid Imp, both for the zombie count and also the free & infinite discard capability on Turn 1 to really pour things into your graveyard for a quick & powerful Diregraf Colossus cast Turn 3.
It'd be a beautiful fit here imo (He's one of my favorite older cards to abuse...haha)
2 months ago
Have you thought about a side-business of using Haakon, Stromgald Scourge and some of the non-garbage zombie knights to recycle? Buried Alive can set you up with Haakon, Foulmire Knight, and Midnight Reaper, which would be probably be viable if you ever want another backup. All 3 are still zombies, and Haakon lets you use Nameless Inversion as repeated removal, since it's a knight.
2 months ago
Hey DasButch, I like your deck! I have a few suggestions -
Rotting Regisaur is a big zombie that helps discard your Crawlers and Ghasts. Plus you can sac it if you want to stop discarding.
Soul Stair Expedition seems too slow. You want to keep stuff in the grave to boost your Diregraf Colossus, which I think you should 4 of. Why not 1-2 Unearth instead? Creature goes straight to the battlefield. Also Witch's Cottage and Castle Locthwain are good utility lands.
3 months ago
I would lower the curve a lot and take out cards that cost more than 4 mana. I would also drop the blue from the deck.
Nice job for your first deck from scratch. It's probably a lot better than mine. +1
4 months ago
I am a player who loves my graveyard ... I have more competitive decks: Meren lord of the undead - Gitrog The Bogeyland - Muldrotha Competitive/Stax and others more goodstuff with land-theme Taisigur Lands Matter - Muldrotha Land Power!
There's a card that the commander's guys don't give much value but is stupidly strong on a Meren deck: Skirsdag High Priest! Try matching with Apprentice Necromancer and you have two friends for life!
I don't see much use to Seedborn Muse and Underworld Dreams. Be very careful with The Gitrog Monster because you don't have a lans-reanimator like Crucible of Worlds or Ramunap Excavator ... having a Life from the Loam would be a good help ...
I hope I could have been useful! Continue this journey of digging up the dead! Muuuahahah!
4 months ago
Again, appreciate the feedback. There are things I did change after reading your suggestions and after seeing this last set will make some more. however there are things I disagree with (respectfully). So Havengul Lich has helped me when I want to grab more than one creature from the graveyard and then whatever said creatures abilities are, it doubles them until EOT. such as Nyxbloom Ancient now rather than a land tapping for 1 or even 3 its now 6 until end of turn. or on a smaller scale, Diregraf Colossus now any further zombies cast on turn i get 2 2/2 zombie creature tokens. As far as Amulet of Vigor you seem very opposed to that card almost jaded by it even, so I will strongly consider swapping it out but I don't think it will be for Arcane Signet. Check out the couple of small things I did, one being Gravecrawler (which paired with Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord and Rooftop Storm just won me a game that i was so far on the ropes you wouldn't believe it), and another one i thought was incredibly helpful although it didn't even get to trigger was Sheoldred, Whispering One. Some of the lands i probably will swap out. keep your eyes peeled to see where this deck goes.