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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
3 days ago
Since Binding Mummy and Wayward Servant have abilities that trigger when a zombie enters the battlefield, it would be beneficial to push how many zombies get to the field. Thus, pairing cards that push tokens to the battlefield (see: Drunau Corpse Trawler for example, or Dread Summons) with Anointed Procession can dramatically increase the presence of zombies on the battlefield whilst fulfilling the horde you want to create.
Naturally these are just suggests, and I don't have a full, all-encompassing knowledge of MtG cards that would optimize your deck. You can always play around on gatherer.wizards.com to find cards that push zombies.
I do hope something in here was at least a little helpful.
3 days ago
The idea is good, although the curve seems to be a bit high for what you're trying to do. I recommend Diregraf Colossus, Plague Belcher and Liliana's Mastery. I would start by cutting procession and anointer priest since they have limited affect on the game. +1 here, I'm always one for a good tribal deck!
3 days ago
That is a really interesting idea. Are you adding the new or old Liliana? Personally, my reasoning for not including either is as follows:
Liliana, the Last Hope is a great card in most decks. For us, we don't care about delirium, and her +1 is underpowered in a world of vehicles and planeswalkers. We are already weak to fliers, so often times, Liliana will just get whacked by Heart of Kiran the turn she comes out.
liliana, death's majesty is a fun card I want to try out in a re-animator deck, however, for us, paying 5 mana to bring back something we already can do with Relentless Dead seems meh. Plus, by the time we get to 5 mana, we should be close to winning already or dumping two or more zombies to fuel our Diregraf Colossus or Wayward Servant
I hope it works for you though, and please let me know!
Always Watching is a card I think is really cool. It'd be extremely powerful in this kind of deck, especially when we are doing broken stuff with our synergy. If I were you, I'd be careful about cutting your white sources of mana and then adding a card. Also, I am already running only 22 lands, and our average cmc is exactly 2. With the 5 mana planeswalker, you are taking a huge risk by going to 20 lands. Remember, you can always discard your extra lands to Cryptbreaker, and hitting Liliana's Mastery on time feels broken. If you are considering cuts, be careful about taking too much away from your mana. My biggest advice to you would be to run Westvale Abbey Flip. It is an alternate win that comes out of nowhere and breaks up a board stall. When I test this deck, if I draw into Westvale, it consistently flips, and I almost always win. free win cards should be included.
Good luck with your build, and thank you for the +1!
4 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!
5 days ago
I do like you cuts for Time to Reflect. I am reluctant to cut the two remaining Diregraf Colossus for Plague Belcher. The power to add more zombies for every zombie I cast will be power both as a draining factor and an over run factor. If the wraths become more widely used then I would say that Plague Belcher would be the better zombie to use. I waffled back and forth between these two zombies when I made this deck. The Colossus can come on the battle field as a huge monster at the end of the game especial against heavy removal deck lacking in exile removal abilities. The Belcher can definately punish others for killing of your zombies but once you have only two of them in the library how much of a finisher do they become in the late game versus Colossus.
5 days ago
6 days ago
It doesn't look amazing on paper, but I got a chance to actually play with one in prerelease and it was actually pretty handy.