Doomed Necromancer


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Doomed Necromancer

Creature — Human Cleric Mercenary

(Black), Tap, Sacrifice Doomed Necromancer: Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Doomed Necromancer Discussion

[email protected]_only on Pattern Recognition #93 - With ...

1 month ago

oddly enough, if memory serves, rebels were the issue for that block for one simple reason - they tutored UP in mana cost - Ramosian Sergeant costs 1, and tutors for a 2 drop for 3 mana. the mercenaries, on the other hand, worked in the opposite direction - they pulled out a card of lower converted mana cost, but at the regular cost of the card (see Cateran Persuader for an example).

while the rebels dominated the block, the mercs were underwhelming, to say the least. without a leader, they were largely curb-stomped into oblivion. heck, mercs have actually been printed OUT OF MASKS BLOCK because of this. arguably the best mercenary came out in onslaught as Doomed Necromancer, and wasn't even a merc at the time.

that said, because of the tutor mechanics putting them directly into play (as opposed to hand, top of deck, graveyard, or anywhere else, really), I doubt we will ever see any compeditive cards with either creature type, but you never know. of the two, I have my money on the mercs.

WhatevWorks on Savra, Queen of the Value!

2 months ago

I have yet another completely different way to build this deck. This is my sixth time typing this comment, because my damn internet keeps cutting out. I'm starting to get very irritated. That being said, I'm gonna try and be brief about this.

It's gravestorm. Get as many deathtriggers as you can in one turn.

Card suggestions:

You could also run a few infinite combos if you want:

Grave Titan/Priest of Gix + Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle

Reassembling Skeleton + Pitiless Plunderer + Ashnod's Altar

There's a deck that does exactly what I'm talking about, and it does it very well. It's cEDH, and you're probably not looking for that, but it is a good way to see what I mean if you don't already. Garna The Broflame

I hope I've adequately served my Queen!

msanchez13 on Olivia, Mobilized for War (new to commander)

2 months ago

I'm not surprised you would have trouble with Zendikar Resurgent, enchantments are the #1 problem permanent for this color combination. Your premium removal will be Chaos Warp, with other sweeper effects like Nevinyrral's Disk or Oblivion Stone being necessary. Other staple sweepers include All Is Dust and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, but these are not budget-friendly.

As for madness cards, I used to try to lean into them, but I found them all to underperform. This led me to go towards a reanimator-style approach, using Olivia's trigger to easily ditch a fatty into the graveyard. This strategy is further supplemented by her ability to give haste. The deck's nut draw is to go Olivia, pass turn, next turn cast Doomed Necromancer, pitch a fatty to Olivia's trigger, sacrifice the hasty necromancer, reanimate said fatty, and optionally give it haste and attack. Personal favorite reanimation targets are Sire Of Insanity if opponents are tapped out and unlikely to kill it, Void Winnower for those pesky interactive opponents, Massacre Wurm for those darn token strategies, Dragon Mage if your hand needs a reload, Rune-Scarred Demon or Sidisi, Undead Vizier if I have part of the Dark Depths combo in hand....there's just so much you can do with a reanimation package. The best part is, even if you do want to continue with a vampire tribal theme, Olivia makes your creatures vampires, so you can build your own vampires! You can even run Olivia Voldaren for further synergy. My favorite thing about the new printing of Olivia is that there are so many different directions in which to build the deck.

As I mentioned, here is my list. Many of the interactive elements (i.e. removal) are useful no matter what style of deck you run, but the reanimation packages and Dark Depths engines are specific to the build. Hope this helps!

Stefouch on Balthor the Graveyard Defiler

2 months ago

Hi roastchicken !

flyinglemu on Balthor the Graveyard Defiler

3 months ago

Looks like we have really similar balthor decks, i've just updated the description with more info on the strategy I'm going for if you wanted to have a look? - link here: Gimli, Son of Gloin

How is Nether Traitor in your deck? I've been looking at it for mine since it makes infinite black mana with Phyrexian Altar and Pawn of Ulamog.

Have you looked at creature-based reanimate effects like Apprentice Necromancer, Doomed Necromancer? I see you've got a few but still non-creature effetcs like Reanimate/Necromancy.

Also, since you already have Mesmeric Orb, it goes infinite with Basalt Monolith to mill your whole deck for a big reanimate and basalt is half-decent ramp anyway.

Sylvanrush on Multifarious Infinite Combos

4 months ago

Something else to mention, but if a big part of this particular build relies on Necrotic Ooze being on the battlefield, including cards like Animate Dead or Doomed Necromancer and the like to get the Ooze back in the likely event it's killed might not be a bad idea.

Jedne2 on Cleric Recursion

5 months ago

Initial thoughts: Your curve is very 3 mana heavy, this is good and bad, means you can flood early, but leads to some dead draws late, assuming good draws, this will be fine.

With a curve so low, you may not need high mana manarocks like Gilded Lotus Dreamstone Hedron etc. Orzhov Signet and other 2 mana rocks may be better in its place.

if you have Soul Warden you'll want her sister, Soul's Attendant

You have a lot of ETB effects. Maybe you should have some flicker cards, or ETB abuse cards like Panharmonicon Eerie Interlude SkybindAngel of Condemnation Vizier of Deferment

For the amount of life you gain, Rhox Faithmender may be good in this deck. Big emphasis on may though.

For the amount of recursion you have, you need more sacrifice outlets. Diamond Valley Miren, the Moaning Well Phyrexian Tower Innocent Blood Vampiric Rites maybe even Carnage Altar Diabolic IntentDisciple of Griselbrand Hidden Stockpile Skirsdag Flayer Ashnod's Altar Attrition Bontu the Glorified

Oh, you sorta require Grave Pact I know it has a HUGE black requirement, but it's very much required in this sort of deck.

Some cards I'd consider cutting:

Arashin Cleric not good enough.

Cruel Tutor why not Imperial Seal or Vampiric Tutor?

Greed you already have Erebos, God of the Dead you may as well replace with something better like Yawgmoth's Bargain Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip that being said, you need more card draw. So maybe grab Necropotence or some of the other draw cards I've recommended here.

Gilded Lotus Dreamstone Hedron for what was already said above

Some misc cards/tings (boom) you may want to consider:

No Rest for the Wicked Renounce Selfless Spirit as boardwipe hate

Doomed Necromancer Pious Evangel  Flip

Enchantment tribal? Constellation is a fun mechanic.

Venturub on Holier than thou

5 months ago

Hi Se7enfoot... Thanks for your comment on my B/W Clerics deck.

I have several suggestions for your deck, but before I present to you let me first address your comment.

Although your deck is B/W like the one you commented on, they meant to be different. Yours is a hybrid between life-gain deck and an aggro deck. Mine is meant to be exclusively aggro.

I have a hybrid life-gain aggro cleric deck, white the Daru Spiritualist and Shuko combo, but it is mono-white - have a look :

Now, about my suggestions:

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