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Creature — Zombie Jackal
Dread Wanderer enters the battlefield tapped.
: Return Dread Wanderer from your graveyard to the battlefield. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery and only if you have one or fewer cards in hand.
Dread Wanderer Discussion
5 days ago
I will try and get some of those cards you recommended, like Goblin Bomb or Goblin Bushwhacker.
1 week ago
Unless they say otherwise abilities on cards only function from the battlefield. Most of the time the wording of the ability implicitly indicates this. Such as cycling requiring you to discard the card (cards can only be discarded from hand) or storm triggering when you cast the spell (spells are always on the stack immediately after being cast). I actually can't think of an ability that explicitly says to activate only from another zone. The closest to explicitly stating it are stuff like Dread Wanderer that indicate that you return from the graveyard.
Lyzolda, the Blood Witch has none of these indicators and as such can only be activated from the battlefield.
2 weeks ago
kloac Regisaur is something to think about as a big threat out of the sideboard to pressure control decks. I don’t dig it in the main so much. Could you elaborate on your point about Cryptbreaker and Dread Wanderer ? You lost me a bit there.
I tried white for a time but it didn’t offer as much as I had hoped.
1 month ago
well, butcher ghoul is not that good unless you put a sac engine into this deck like Carrion Feeder , in general cmc is too high. i think cemetery reaper is a bad zombie lord because he doesn't do much, it makes u spend mana and tap him. death baron is ok. diregraf colossus ok too (death baron and diregraf colossus are only lords i would play). diregraf ghoul can be replaced with Gravecrawler (can't miss him in a zombie deck) or Dread Wanderer (a bit slow but still fine). u should play at least 8x 1mana zombies. graveyard marshal is not so bad but of course he can be replaced too, maybe with Relentless Dead .
liliana's triumph is ok. murder should be replaced with Fatal Push or at least Defile . vile rebirth can be nice only for sideboard because you can't cast it if you don't exile a creature from enemy graveyard (you dont want to exile yours!).
Call to the grave is just too slow for modern. Endless rank of the deads could be playable but not more than 2x of it.
Liliana death majesty again has a very high cmc, so i would not consider buying her. Of course there are better lilianas: Liliana of the Veil (too expensive), Liliana, the Last Hope (again very expensive), Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip affordable and still nice, Liliana, Untouched By Death is still better than death majesty but honestly i won't play her.
You should play a good mix of creature destroying cards and some discard for at least trying being a bit more competitive.
1 month ago
Hi! What do u think about Rotting Regisaur ?? Maybe it could be a nice aggressive option for zombie decks?? Also u can change Cryptbreaker for Dread Wanderer , beacause of the rotting discard effect. What is your opinion?? Thanks!!
1 month ago
Hi there, thanks for taking an interest in my decks. About zombies: It's still hard to have a Tier 1 deck, but you can make something really competitive nonetheless. The thing is, as you know, dropping low-cost and efficient creatures is mandatory for Modern. I'll give you some zombie cards to consider, 3 CMC max:
- Carrion Feeder a reprint from Scourge, enables many combos and grows big
- Gravecrawler is a must have
- Relentless Dead also enters in 95% of the decks
- Cryptbreaker is a good 1 drop
- Dread Wanderer is a bit slow for my taste but acceptable
- Undead Augur allows for good card draw and advantage, as many creatures die in this archetype. Beware of burning yourself too much tho
- Tidehollow Sculler demands splashing white but the payoff is worth it
- Death Baron gives amazing Lord buff with deathtouch
- Diregraf Colossus enables token generation and combos really well with Gravecrawler . Not everyone likes him tho
- Lord of the Undead is sometimes prefered on mainboard over the Colossus. Personally I like the tokens better
- Cemetery Reaper is also good
- Gray Merchant of Asphodel deserves a mention because it can turn the tide late game if you have a lot of non-token creatures in play
These are my favorite zombie creatures. There are a few more around but for Modern I think the ones I mentioned are the ones that really shine. But please do search and see if you find any other you prefer
Then you need to worry about interaction. Bet on discard cards like Thoughtseize , Inquisition of Kozilek and even Duress , as they are good control and your only way of getting rid of artifacts and enchantments. Creature killers are a must as well: Fatal Push , Spark Harvest , Go for the Throat , Tragic Slip , Dismember or Defile (when you have many basic lands only). The last three kill indestructible creatures
It's a good idea to have some other spells. Reanimation like Ghoulcaller's Chant and Unearth sits well with what we're trying to do. One or two copies of Sign in Blood might be something to consider as well. Also you can try enchantments that benefit on death like Grave Pact or Open the Graves . Endless Ranks of the Dead and Whip of Erebos are amazing too. If you have planeswalkers, do not be tempted by their abilities while forgetting the mana cost and the turns you need to activate ultimates. Liliana, Dreadhorde General is nice but too expensive and slow. Try Liliana, the Last Hope or Liliana, Untouched By Death instead if you insist on planeswalking. If you're lucky enough to have Liliana of the Veil , then use it
Hope I helped somehow. If you have questions please ask! Also, if you like Rakdos I invite you to check my deck Hell Awaits. Have fun and good games
1 month ago
For the getting rid of cards thing, you could add things like Haunted Dead or Miasmic Mummy . Things like Necromancer's Covenant are also really good in zombie decks. Also, Gravecrawler would be better than Dread Wanderer . Pretty good deck, though.
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