Activated abilities of creature cards in your graveyard cost less to activate.
Tap an untapped Zombie you control: Target player puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
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Embalmer's Tools Discussion
3 months ago
Nice, one thing I might suggest is some more tutors to tutor up some of the combo pieces. The ones not in here already in black are: Booster Tutor to open a pack of Core Set 2019 for Reassembling Skeleton or a pack of Invasion or Fifth Edition for Initiates of the Ebon Hand or Bog Initiate, or Amonkhet for Embalmer's Tools, or the respective pack for any of the combo pieces, if you want to play casual and your playgroup allows silver-bordered cards. Also: Cruel Tutor, Diabolic Tutor, Grim Tutor, or Rhystic Tutor. Also some possibilities for some card draw to get pieces of the combo are: Aladdin's Lamp, Book of Rass, and Conch Horn. This link has some more card draw. Ignore the multicolored cards as I forgot to exclude colors on the gatherer.
3 months ago
Okay so here's a bunch of suggestions that fit Gyruda's requirement and then some things to then take out.
Put in: Arcane Signet, Wake the Dead, Gravespawn Sovereign, Embalmer's Tools, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Disciple of Bolas, Forgotten Creation, Notion Thief, Oversold Cemetery, Skull Prophet, Clever Impersonator, Garruk Relentless Flip, The Cauldron of Eternity, Sire of Stagnation, and Razaketh, the Foulblooded. The cards in your maybeboard seem good too.
In terms of land, there are a lot of cheap options to include that will make a three color deck a lot better: Choked Estuary, Sunken Hollow, Botanical Sanctum, Blooming Marsh, Fetid Pools, Hissing Quagmire, Drowned Catacomb, Hinterland Harbor, Woodland Cemetery, Bad River, Ash Barrens, Dakmor Salvage, Exotic Orchard, Witch's Cottage, and stuff like that. Replace the guildgates and bounce lands and a few basics with those if you can.
And lastly if you want to run the petitioners then you should put more of them in, otherwise having just 8 won't do a whole lot for you most of the time other than for fun.
3 months ago
I highly recommend Embalmer's Tools, Altar of Dementia, World Shaper, and Mesmeric Orb if you can afford it. There are a lot of weird, fun things you can do with Sidisi. Fixing to update my outdated Queen of the Undead: Sidisi deck. Keep up the good work.
4 months ago
Since you are going for zombie tribal I'd especially recommend Embalmer's Tools. Next, even with basic lands Hermit Druid is a great include to fill the yard. Lastly, always have backup plans in case you mill too much. A simple include of Dread Return + Laboratory Maniac can be nice in a pinch.
5 months ago
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6 months ago
Your brainstorming sure helped me a lot. Before I was feeling like I had to scrap this deck completely but now I feel like it just needs some fine tuning and it's actually playable!
Also, this idea that you mentioned with Embalmer's Tools and Crypt of Agadeem while it probably would have to be made with other colors, flickering would still be nice. If we were to think about it without budget restrictions, Ghostway would enable you to keep all the unearthed creates (just in case the horde wouldn't be enought to kill). A budget versrion would have to content with Sudden Disappearance .
10 months ago
After playtesting a bit more, I really like how the Altar of Dementia and Embalmer's Tools work together with these temporary zombies from the Tombstone Stairwell . But I still consider the Barren Moor a dead card because it comes in tapped so you get no immediate benefit and when you cycle it, you don't get a creature in the grave. I would definitely say -4 Barren Moor , +2 Swamp , +4 Twisted Abomination , -2 Something.