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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.
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Diregraf Colossus Discussion
2 days ago
2 weeks ago
Ah, cutting - always the most painful part of deckbuilding. Endless Ranks of the Dead is what is classically known as a 'win more' card. The fact of the matter is that the only situation where it really does anything is when you're already winning. It's a fun and flavorful card but not very good to be honest, so I'd recommend cutting them. You might also look at dropping the Graf Harvests. The menace is nice, but I can't think of a situation where you'd rather be playing that turn one instead of a Cryptbreaker or Gravecrawler. The second ability is also a bit of a non-bo with Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead. Grave Titan is a fabulously powerful card, but generally fits better in control shells, where you're clearly playing a very aggressive deck here. Those are my immediate thoughts for cuts. Pushing it further than there I'd say that Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet might be better suited to your sideboard since he doesn't make any immediate impact when he hits the field, unlike all your lords. Diregraf Colossus is definitely the worst of the zombies you're running here. The great thing about zombies is that they tend not to stay in the graveyard - and yet, this rewards you for leaving them there. If you were playing blue in the deck to mill yourself with then it would be a much stronger card, but in mono black it doesn't seem too powerful. The tokens are nice but if you had to make another cut after everything else I've suggested that would be my next choice. Everything else seems pretty much fine
3 weeks ago
I also play a Zombie EDH Tribal deck, which started out as a budget list and has evolved over the years.
I'm going to make a bunch of suggestions, and I'm trying to keep each suggestion below $5. Cemetery Reaper, Death Baron, and Undead Warchief are the most affordable Zombie anthems, and they add quite a lot of power to your Zombie army. Diregraf Colossus, Noxious Ghoul, Plague Belcher, and Vengeful Dead are excellent combo enablers for Gravecrawler shenanigans. They are also strong on their own merits, but turn into win-cons when you're sac/summoning Gravecrawler multiple times per turn. Cryptbreaker and Zombie Master adds quite a bit of utility. Graveborn Muse can be used to draw a lot over a turn or two, then sacrificed to stop the effect. Wonder in your graveyard gives you a flying Zombie army!
Buried Alive is a great fetch card. If you throw Wonder, Risen Executioner, and Gravecrawler all in the graveyard, then you basically just searched your library for 3 cards and put them in your hand for 3 mana. Great little combo. Plague Wind + Grave Betrayal is a fun little late game combo that takes control of all your opponents creatures, buffs them, and turns them into zombies. Each card is a great late game bomb on it's own as well. Rooftop Storm is basically the best non-creature Zombie card in the game, definitely include that bad boy. Underworld Connections is a pretty solid draw engine. Bontu's Monument is a great addition to any Zombie EDH list. Vanquisher's Banner is a solid card that provides a lot of value. Whip of Erebos can really save you as a way to gain life.
Hopefully I've given you a pretty good upgrade list. It takes time to get your perfect list put together, but I always find it helpful to have a good list of cards to upgrade to.
1 month ago
1 month ago
I recommend taking out the 2x Eliminate the Competition and playing Diregraf Colossus
1 month ago
1 month ago
So I actually have 4 Dread Wanderers that I can get into the deck, and albeit, they are not Token cards, but the spell that brings them back to the battlefield would synergize with my Diregraf Colossus' ability which will, if my understanding is correct on my card ruilings. And I do end up topdecking by turn 4 usually. I don't really like Gravecrawler however, but I do have some Relentless Dead cards as well, so maybe a couple of each of those, thanks for the criticism, and if there is any other ideas thank you in advance.
1 month ago
This is a very nice deck indeed, and thank you for the comment earlier on my deck as well.
I see a few cards that could be traded out for something stronger if needed. Highborn Ghoul is one of those, along with cutting out a copy of Go for the Throat or Hymn to Tourach for perhaps another field buff creature or enchant such at Liliana's Mastery or another copy of Diregraf Colossus. Although you do still retain that weakness to early game aggro which in that case those cards could be traded out for something more for your early game protection.
Another idea that I have also been looking at myself is the new Liliana Planeswalker coming out in M19, Liliana, Untouched by Death that may help with removal and return of creatures. It doesn't seem to be the best but I believe it is at least worth a look.
Great deck and definitely worth an upvote!