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Empty the Pits
Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting the spell pays for 1.)
Put X 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens onto the battlefield tapped.
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Empty the Pits Discussion
1 day ago
Raven's Crime, Nyxathid, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Jace's Archivist, Chasm Skulker, Dream Salvage and Empty the Pits are good options for this kind of deck. Also, you should really run some kind of removal, Void Snare is not enough.
6 days ago
You'd be better off using ramp pieces like Rampant Growth/Cultivate/Kodama's Reach over just mana rocks. Not only does it make the deck more resistant to mass (or even targeted) artifact hate, but synergises better with both Rise from the Tides and Empty the Pits.
You're better off running Swan Song over Dispel - 99.99% of the time it'sa direct upgrade. The other thing is that you might want to look at your ddrawcard suite. A lot of the effects are either only on parity or worse, just re-order your top deck but don't draw you a card. When yo ustart dealing with stuff like Mystical Tutor or Vampiric Tutor, you're happy to make the trade-off because you're finding a card you want. But when you're just manipuating top deck, you don't gain much. alos, as far as cantrips go, Impulse is amazing.
1 week ago
Some good cards that mono black usually like are Dark Confidant, Pain Seer, Gifted Aetherborn, Geralf's Messenger, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Dismember, Victim of Night, Sign in Blood. Depends what you want to do with the deck.
You could become creature based devotion with a finisher of Gray Merchant of Asphodel
You'd need to give more direction on what you want to do with the deck, or what cards you like, what budget you have, before I can criteque any more.
3 weeks ago
Cryptbreaker - Great for dumping creatures into the graveyard, making tokens, and drawing you cards.
Death Baron - Not a budget option, but highly effective.
Empty the Pits - I have a bunch of these from my Khans redemption.
Ghoulcaller Gisa - A great way to get creatures in to the bin and make a significant amount of token zombies.
Ghoulcaller's Chant - An interesting option as you can recur two zombies for one black mana.
Grave Betrayal - Similar to your commander's abilities as it steals dead creatures and makes them zombies under your control.
Graveborn Muse - Card draw FTW!!!
Gravespawn Sovereign - A spendy activated ability for an powerhouse ability.
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet - Not all creatures need to fit the tribal theme as your commander makes them Zombies.
Liliana's Reaver - Token generation, discard effect, decent rate. Viable option.
Necromantic Selection A board wipe with a recursion ability.
Noosegraf Mob This card makes a ridiculous amount of zombies!
Quest for the Gravelord - An interesting, cheap, enchantment with repeatable value.
Risen Executioner - Odd Zombie Lord.
Rooftop Storm - A must in any Zombie deck.
Metallic Mimic - Lord
Vizier of Many Faces - Clones!
AND OF COURSEZombie Fanboy
3 weeks ago
I am also on a quest to break Eternal Scourge!
I am using him as a transformational sideboard package in a grave based monob pox deck. When they try bringing in gy hate, I bring in scourges plus some gy hate of my own.
Here are some things I've found that work well:
Mimic Vat : makes scourges unkillable and you don't lose any tempo as you can swing with the haste token then cast the scourge out of the vat.
Crypt Incursion : gain 12 life and draw 4 scourges?
Sadistic Sacrament : could be either tutor for 3 scourges or remove any key cards from your opponent.
Hope that helps! Let me know if you find any other useful cards or learn any tips/tricks for the scourges. It would be much appreciated!
1 month ago
Polupus Awesome suggestions.
First, no, the zombies don't protect from creatures that well, they're more of a finisher after their hand has been emptied. It's true this deck is paper against scissors when it comes to aggro, so if that's the case I usually side out Waste Not and Dark Deal in favor of Dismember, Ensnaring Bridge, as well as Funeral Charm and it works fairly well.
Dark Deal can dry up often, maybe it's a good idea to try 3 instead of 4. too bad it doesn't have cycling, that'd be a dream.
Lantern of Insight looks so fun. it doesn't matter if they see what I have, they know it's just going to be discard. Keeping an eye on their deck would be cool.
Empty the Pits looks fun, but more like a luxury than a necessity, Would still be fun to try out, though! Thanks for the critic! I've made changed to the deck :-)