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Creature — Zombie
Diregraf Ghoul enters the battlefield tapped.
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Diregraf Ghoul Discussion
1 day ago
I think you should get rid of the Arena due to your mostly low cost creatures. 1 Swamp due to the the low mana curve for the deck. The 2 Vampire Nighthawks (due to Gifted Aetherborn and your ability to outpace almost any flyer aggro deck) can go. Death's Shadow is very unlikely to proc well, so it wouldn't hurt throwing some Diregraf Ghouls (maybe 2) and Gravecrawlers (maybe 3) for intense early game pressure. I would also get rid of both Phyrexian Arenas, adding 1 more Sign in Blood in it's place as it seems to be enough draw for many decks of similar archetypes. This would be at 59, and I would drop 1 Gatekeeper of Malakirs (due to Fatal Push and the chance opponent may not be creature heavy), as well as Liliana, the Last Hope (due to lack of consistency being a 1 of win con). In their place, 3 Geralf's Messengers are a great 3 mana value card for black, adding 3 devotion for Gray Merchant of Asphodel. I really like the deck (having a mono black aggro myself) and hope to hear your opinion on my suggestions!
1 week ago
Thank you so much for the advice!
I really liked the idea of adding more Dark Salvations, and if I get any Fatal Pushes I'll add them, Dismember is a very good card, but I don't have illimited money, and I have a budget. I liked every card you recommended except for Damnation, because it's too damn expensive (it's worth 2 times my deck).
There is also a certain list of cards I would like to include, I'll show them to you too see if you dissaprove of any of them, or if you have any other recommendations for combos or not:
More Diregraf Colossuses
More Cemetery Reapers
1 month ago
I've always wanted to see this combo work, and I stumbled across this deck when I briefly named my deck (now Aggresive Prison Sex) Black Sabbath. One of the best bands in the history of metal, by the way. Now I'm assuming that this is budget so I'm going to keep these suggestions frugal. Instead of Convolute put Mana Leak or Counterspell, although it seems that Blue isn't a necessary color in here. I'd recommend taking it out completely and putting in more black removal, like Dismember, Geth's Verdict, Grasp of Darkness, Fatal Push, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Fleshbag Marauder, and Walk the Plank. I personally don't think that Priest of the Blood Rite is necessary, it might just hurt you after they kill the demon. Grave Titan, Vampire Nighthawk, Gifted Aetherborn, Phyrexian Obliterator, Skinrender, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, and such. I'm just naming good cards you should consider now, Hymn to Tourach, Torment of Hailfire, Sinkhole, Geralf's Messenger, Dread Wanderer, Diregraf Ghoul, and MOST IMPORTANTLY Dark Ritual. I just think a deck called Black Sabbath should be mono-black. Sorry if I rambled, I just want this deck to kick ass. No deck named after an amazing band should have to lose even once. Good luck
1 month ago
Zombies are the best! They just got a lot of new tools in one of the most recent sets as well.
Let me start by saying that your deck looks like it's lacking direction a bit. You've got some Zombie aggro in there mixed with lots of lands and lots of high cost or X cost spells. Those are two conflicting strategies. I'd suggest honing in on the Zombie aggro if you want to stick with the Zombie theme.
I'd recommend dropping the following cards: Diregraf Ghoul (there are better 1CMC Zombies), Scourge of Nel Toth (very expensive for an aggro deck), Soulless One and Unbreathing Horde (these just aren't very powerful), as well as all of your X spells, Torment of Hailfire, Dread Summons, and Dark Salvation as they are just too expensive to play and actually be useful. Contamination isn't actually legal in Modern, so I'd suggest dropping that as well.
Here's some cards that I'd consider to replace the ones that I suggested you remove: Gravecrawler and Cryptbreaker are the best 1CMC Zombies. Definitely consider these if going aggro. Cemetery Reaper and Lord of the Undead offer more ways to pump up your Zombie horde, as well as additional functionality. Grey Merchant of Asphodel offer unique late game options to finish off the opponent. You could also consider upping the number of Undead Warchief and/or Lord of the Accursed. Aether Vial would also be a solid way to speed up the deck.
Hopefully this isn't too much critique for one deck, but you mentioned you were new so I thought I'd throw out some advice. I have a Zombie EDH deck that I put a lot of time into, so I've got some experience with the undead. Good luck with your new deck!
1 month ago
Hey there! Cool deck! I feel like your problems could mostly be solved by making your deck faster. There's really only one viable ramp deck in Modern, TitanShift, and that's because ramp is its win condition.
To that end, I would cut most of the expensive cards in your deck altogether: Marrow Chomper, Vulturous Zombie, Doubling Season, Whip of Erebos, maybe even Endless Ranks of the Dead, and instead focus more on powering out some solid early Zombies like Gravecrawler, Diregraf Ghoul, Geralf's Messenger, etc. You could even go for Slitherhead if you need to dig deep enough. I would also cut Golgari Charm for some more aggressive 2-drops, probably something like Relentless Dead.
Additionally, if you need to add more cards to replace the above cuts, I would recommend going up to the full 4 Lotleth Troll, followed by the full 4 of some of your lords.
In any case, good luck, and I hope this helps!