|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Modern Masters 2017 Edition||Common|
|Duel Decks: Speed vs Cunning||Common|
|Shards of Alara||Common|
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Creature — Zombie
Unearth (: Return this card from your graveyard to the battlefield. It gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step or if it would leave the battlefield. Unearth only as a sorcery.)
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Dregscape Zombie Discussion
2 months ago
Second, you need to figure out if you want an embalm/cycle deck, or a zombie/cycle deck. You have half and half right now. Sacred Cat and Trueheart Duelist make for a decent start for an embalm cycle value deck, while Cryptbreaker and Horror of the Broken Lands are a great start for the zombie cycle/discard deck. Scarab Feast should only ever be sideboard until the meta has shaped to show whether it's mainable.
If you want to see what a reasonable B/W Zombie Token deck looks like, check here
2 months ago
The deck looks pretty good, but you have two cards that are not legal in the Standard format.
These did come out in a set that was recently released, Modern Masters 2017. However, they are not Standard Legal because that set was specifically created to have reprints for players who are in the Modern Format.
Also, here are just a few cards you may want to consider adding.
Embalmer's Tools -- If you want to use the Embalm mechanic a lot, this card will give you a discount for it. If you have multiples, you'll get multiple discounts.
Binding Mummy -- This card can help add benefits to your Zombies entering the battlefield by tapping down your opponent's creatures so they can't block you.
Angel of Sanctions -- Very nice conditional removal effect on a 3/4 Flyer. It also Embalms which would give you another Zombie and another chance to conditionally remove a problem.
Time to Reflect -- Great removal spell against your opponent's creatures with all the Zombies you'll have.
Wayward Servant -- Helps widen the gap between your opponent's life and yours.
2 months ago
It's a little high CMC, but I would really recommend Mudbutton Torchrunner. It's basically a Lightning Bolt on legs; you can sac it to Fling or your other creatures to activate it and burn a creature or player for 3 damage.
Speaking of Lightning Bolt, Magma Jet is another option for versatility. It has a higher CMC and only does 2 damage, but the Scry can be helpful in a deck like this that has no way to draw or filter more cards.
Dregscape Zombie is another option; it's Unearth ability lets it get sacced, swing with Haste, and then get sacced again for 3 total mana.
Mogg War Marshal gets you a total of 3 Goblins for only two mana, another great source of sacrifices for your engine.
Scorched Rusalka is another option to consistently do damage when you sac off creatures, the big downside is the fact that the ability has red mana in its activation cost. The nice thing is that once you have enough creatures and mana on the board, you can burn an opponent from 5 life to 0 at instant speed. You basically raise their 'red zone' threshold.
This last one seems a little high CMC for your deck, but it could be a useful. Falkenrath Noble can give nick players, give you some sustain, and a little Flying defense if the deck doesn't go off fast enough.
I'm not sure how much use you get out of them, but you may want to consider replacing your Golgari Rot Farm and Gruul Turf with Rugged Highlands and more dual lands that give you 1 life. The bit of life gain is really helpful in an aggro deck like this, which has no sustain otherwise. Over 50% of your spells are only 1 CMC, so the Rot Farm and Turf may end up tapping for the wrong combination of mana or leave mana unspent at the end of phases.
2 months ago
I think you've recognized the dilution of the deck as for what to do with it is up to you. There are some interesting synergies in it already but my favorite is the dynamic between; Vengeful Dead, Carrion Feeder and Soulless One. Noxious Ghoul looks interesting to go in your sideboard but is too late game to be in the main deck. as for thematic and functional sorceries I'd say keep Unearth, Stir the Grave (for returning Zombies) and Skulltap. Ghoul's Feast looks like it'll be great for a cheeky fatal swing too. If you focus on a playset of each of the above you've got an interesting mechanic that would be great fun to play and even lose against.
word to the wise though; don't just go for the money cards
3 months ago
4 months ago
Thanks, its good to know its being used!
I've tested Dregscape Zombie alongside Rotting Rats to put gravecrawler onto empty boards, but its not a fantastic setup- too many slots to sideboard, too neiche to main board - you might get some more traction from sacrificing it but I'm not super confident. Stillmoon Cavalier/Haakon, Stromgald Scourge/Stromgald Crusader is similar, without red for new volderaden it turns out very weak to random token generation.
Honestly, I'd just throw a Whip of Erebos in there rather than mucking about. Probs simpler and more effective than the other stuff. The setup looks solid enough, you aren't accelerating into a massive Profane Command for grey merchant, so you could probsbly cut Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for some random utility lands without losing too much (except that hardcast death's gate), Mystifying Maze perhaps. It looks pretty together here though, so let me know how it turns out!
4 months ago
5 months ago
Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox is a big list of cards I put together to try and cover what is available for mono black in modern- haven't updated for aether revolt yet, It'll need another look soon but for now, take a look at Night's Whisper, alternatively Blood Scrivener/Asylum Visitor with Zombie Infestation and Call the Bloodline is cheap and efficient. Ratchet Bomb is an awesome source of removal for noncreature permanents- If you leave it you can shut down some combos just by setting it to the appropriate mana cost. Bojuka Bog is awesome sideboard, and Stillmoon Cavalier is wonderfully resilient. on another note, if you're running discard Dregscape Zombie is somtimes worth it to res the gravecrawlers from an empty board.All told, good luck and happy brewing.