|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
1 week ago
1 month 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!
2 months ago
2 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.
2 months ago
Seems like a good prototype, especially for it's low cost. It seems a bit split though between a re animator style deck and a swarm type. If you're going for reanimator, try looking into Dregscape Zombie and Ghoulraiser as budget options for Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead. If you want more of a swarm type, maybe look at Sarcomancy and Graf Harvest. As for what you have, Liliana's Elite is a little counter-intuitive for both kinds of deck. In reanimator, you (hopefully) wouldn't have many creatures in your graveyard, and with swarm, you'd be using tokens, which don't stay in the graveyard. I'd say the other card I'm not sure of is Highborn Ghoul. It depends on how many people in your playgroup play black, I guess, but between intimidate and menace, I'd go with menace. Still though, I like what you came up with, especially considering you had a pretty strict budget it seems. I hope my suggestions help, even if a little bit!
2 months ago
Your current build seems unfocused. Your deck is split in two ways of attacking the opponent. Your attacking your opponent library with semi-aggressive milling cards like Altar of the Brood, Memory Erosion and Jace's Phantasm. Simultanously, you want to have defensive creature so that your combo of Undead Alchemist and Alter of the Brood works.
Most of the suggestions you've gotten so far, has been expand of the mill strategy with Jace's Phantasm and Memory Erosion as most important cards of this plan. I will suggest cards, that might help you build an aggressive Zombie Milling with the combo you likely love of Undead Alchemist and Altar of the Brood
Creatures you might want: Gravecrawler Geralf's Messenger Geth, Lord of the Vault Fleshbag Marauder Diregraf Ghoul Cryptbreaker Dregscape Zombie Lifebane Zombie Relentless Dead Risen Executioner Unbreathing Horde Undead Warchief Diregraf Captain Prized Amalgam Lich Lord of Unx
3 months ago
Raging_Squiggle: I am hesitant to drop my secondary combos for a few reasons. First Hermit Druid is a glass cannon combo that is very hard to protect a full turn cycle every game. Yes I could use Pull from Eternity but the whole table will know exactly what I am planning to do again. I may add it if I go more of a reanimator route with the deck.
Let me clarify, I am using HD because it either buys me time (by eating removal) to assemble my infinite mana combos that usually come online turns 3-6 or it wins the game on turns 2-5. Going all in on HD turns my deck into a generic HD combo deck, which negates the primary reason to play thrasios.
Personally, I think combo decks that have just one win condition only are effective against a group you have never played against before. After that the deck develops the Narset problem of being far too linear.
The monolith combos have not been great. So I am considering making a change on that front to a different infinite mana combo. While not ideal I am considering + since it is easily assembled with the assistance of Angel of Glory's Rise Buried Alive and Reanimate. It will also make your suggestion of Survival of the Fittest better as I will be running more creatures.
As for your other suggestions. I have much better tutor options than Shred Memory and Long-Term Plans. I like Merchant Scroll and it was in previous versions of the deck. Same with Sylvan Safekeeper. With my tiny commanders and mana dorks I usually have more than enough creatures for Dread Return so Dregscape Zombie is overkill. Corpse Dance is a bit overcosted and limited. I like Shallow Grave and may include it in addition to Postmortem Lunge. Mystic Remora is a fine card but the random card draw can backfire if I draw into a combo piece.
3 months ago
I suggest removing your secondary combo piece and primarily focusing on getting out and protecting Hermit Druid as best as possible. I can provide numerous cards for you to include to replace your secondary combo pieces: