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|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed (DDQ)||Uncommon|
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Creature — Zombie
Diregraf Ghoul enters the battlefield tapped.
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Diregraf Ghoul Discussion
1 week ago
Thanks for commenting! TMBRLZ, Open the Graves would change the playstyle of the deck a bit, but it's a great card! If I find that my current approach isn't cutting it, a more midrange deck with several copies could be good! I definitely see the appeal of Skeleton Archer, and have added 3 copies to the sideboard. Infectious Horror isn't bad, but if I can play Josu Vess, Lich Knight for the same cmc, I'd rather run him.
Bxbx, thanks for the further input, it's much appreciated. I will attempt to get my hands on a few Lilianas, but until then, I definitely see your points on the other cards. Necrotic Wound has been replaced with more reliable kill spells. Tattered Mummy has been replaced with Graveyard Marshal. I removed Barrier of Bones to add a few more copies of some key cards. Would you instead recommend running a few copies of Stitcher's Supplier, or are the 4 Diregraf Ghouls sufficient as one drops?
1 month ago
Second off, the curve is a bit wonky. Liliana, the Necromancer needs to go, as it is not only not particularly synergetic with the tribal theme, but also takes up an already crowded 5-mana cost spell slot, as well as conflicting with the 2 other Liliana cards.
Arisen Gorgon is essentially a vanilla 3/3 for 3 mana, and I can't help but feel is just not worth running. Plague Belcher, Dread Shade, Isareth the Awakener, or even Ammit Eternal are more worth running over the Gorgon in my opinion.
Dread Wanderer obviously the best choice as a 1-drop creature, and you can pick them up for roughly a dollar each right now, so I don't see why Diregraf Ghoul and Festering Mummy and taking that spot.
Anyways, just taking about mainboard here, I would recommend:
There, replaced some cards to add more consistency and cohesion, and the cards I suggest to go in are valued less all together than the cards I suggested to drop from the Mainboard.
1 month ago
Moonlight Bargain and Dark Bargain seem like sweet budget options for this deck. I would also take out Omniscience for Gisa and Geralf. Gisa and Geralf are just so good for this deck and although Omniscience is sweet, it doesn't really synergize with the rest of the deck. I also think that Mind Unbound is a little slow, and you probably want something like Final Parting for your deck as well. Zombie Apocalypse is also absolutely amazing whenever you draw it, and I think that you really do need it maindeck. Also, I would probably take out most if not all of the non-zombie creatures, as they don't benefit from all the cool zombie synergies (Unless you are planning on running cards like Conspiracy or Arcane Adaptation, which are sweet but require more build around.) Maybe try things like Diregraf Ghoul, Soulless One, Undead Warchief, Josu Vess, Lich Knight, Stitcher's Supplier, and Sidisi, Undead Vizier just to name a few. If you are looking for more ideas you can check out my attempt at a budget zombie deck at B/U Zombies
1 month ago
I have 128 cards and trying to knock it down to 100, would like some help makes a good Zombie deck. Thank you for your time and help. Here are my cards
Commander - Oloro, Ageless Ascetic
1 month ago
Hey, what mythic rares and rare cards did you get when you opened your M19 booster box, fat packs and toolkit? Some of these cards can be a good starting point to making a deck because mythics and rares are among the best cards in a set. You have Nexus of Fate, if you like that card it's a good reason to build a deck with blue in it :)
In M19 there's quite a few good card interactions to consider to build a deck around. Here's a few mono colored ones:
- Red Dragons: Sarkhan, Fireblood, Sarkhan, Dragonsoul, Dragon's Hoard with Demanding Dragon, Nicol Bolas, the Ravager Flip, Lathliss, Dragon Queen and other Dragons
- Blue Artifacts: Tezzeret, Artifice Master, Tezzeret, Cruel Machinist, Sai, Master Thopterist with Skilled Animator, Fountain of Renewal, Diamond Mare and other artifacts.
- White Lifegain: Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants, Ajani, Wise Counselor with Ajani's Pridemate, Leonin Warleader, Mentor of the Meek, Shield Mare, Diamond Mare, Resplendent Angel and other life gain.
- Black Zombies: Liliana, Untouched By Death, Liliana, the Necromancer with Death Baron, Graveyard Marshal, Diregraf Ghoul, Walking Corpse, Reassembling Skeleton, Demon of Catastrophes and other Zombies
- Green Ramp: Vivien Reid, Vivien of the Arkbow, Llanowar Elves, Druid of the Cowl with Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma, Gift of Paradise, Gigantosaurus, Pelakka Wurm, Aggressive Mammoth and other big creatures.
My advice if you're just starting out deck building is to make a mono colored deck. Each of these examples is a single color using one of the Planeswalkers. The Planeswalkers abilities give you a defined strategy which is a good starting point to planning and building a deck around. It's easier to start out with a mono colored deck because then you can add a second color later on when you get a better idea of deck building.
Once I get a better idea of the cards you got from your box, fatpack and toolkit, then I can further help you if you would like.
2 months ago
I think the zombie theme is relatively strong right now. I also like Plague Belcher for zombies even though it rotates in a couple months. You can attack with a Diregraf Ghoul and then cast the belcher in the second main phase, put the -1/-1 counters on the ghoul which will kill it and deal an additional 1 damage to the opponent, and then you have a monster 5/4 zombie with menace on turn 3 which only gets worse when a Death Baron comes out to give it deathtouch and +1/+1. Demon of Catastrophes is the only demon I am running in my zombie deck right now, and I usually sac a Stitcher's Supplier to get him in, which also feeds your graveyard if you have a Graveyard Marshal.
2 months ago
It is hard to crit such a great deck. I would consider 2 Grave Pact, or a card with similar effect in place of 2 Diregraf Ghoul and might just cut the other 2 to max out Butcher Ghoul and Bone Splinters.
Maybe have the above as a side-board option, the current deck looks really good.
2 months ago
A mono-black demon and zombies deck could work, but it would be overall weaker than the mono-black zombies deck. There are currently several powerful lords and lord-like abilities (Death Baron,Liliana's Mastery,Lord of the Accursed), plus Graveyard Marshal's ability to generate zombies, which are definite 4-ofs in the deck, but you still need other zombies to make the deck work. You might be able to put a couple Demon of Catastrophes to use in conjunction with Graveyard Marshal while sacrificing Diregraf Ghoul/Dread Wanderer, but other than that, the demons are expensive to cast, and probably not worth it.