Festering Mummy


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet Common

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Festering Mummy

Creature — Zombie

When Festering Mummy dies, you may put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.

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Festering Mummy Discussion

Cragon18 on Vizier of the Negative Counters

2 days ago

Thanks for all the feedback MadMadison! I definitely agree with you assessment. I like your idea of focusing on either discard or cycling. I definitely need one of them for Archfiend of Ifnir because that card is just too good, even without Hapatra on the battlefield. If I go more a discard route, I like the idea of adding some embalm creatures. I will playtest with some of those in there for sure. I agree about Dissenter's Deliverance. It is a great sideboard card in this deck for a variety of reasons. I definitely considered Noose Constrictor but I wasn't sure what creatures I wanted to remove. I'll have to do some playtesting to see what creatures don't pan out as I expect. I actually really enjoyed playing with Splendid Agony in my draft deck, so I might try and make a spot for a couple of them. Against Mardu it can be a 2 for one with many of their 1 toughness creatures which would be sweet, and it would make 2 snakes. Another card that proved to be quite good in draft was Soulstinger and a surprisingly decent card was Festering Mummy, but probably just good in limited. I also fought the urge to put Nest of Scarabs..

Thanks again!

feightj1 on Shirei's Babies

3 days ago

You have some cards from Amonkhet you might wanna look at for this, maybe Festering Mummy or Tattered Mummy. Fume Spitter is also like Necropede and Festering Mummy in a sense too.

jakeelephant006 on Bontu Be Wild

4 days ago

I have more Sin Prodders and Wolves of Devil's Breach if you want to trade for them. Also, I'd add more stuff that gives you benefits when they die. Stuff like Festering Mummy. I'd cut Falkenrath Gorger, Cursed Minotaur, Emberhorn Minotaur, Manticore of the Gauntlet, Nef-Crop Entangler, Scarab Feast, Nest of Scarabs, Fortuitous Find, edifice of authority, and Oracle's Vault to start doubling up on your other cards and putting in some cards that synergies more w/ sacing and discarding. Cards like Dread Wanderer, Bone Picker, bloodrage brawler, Flameblade Adept, wander in death, Miasmic Mummy, Fling. Those are only from Amonkhet. You've got all the madness cards from SOI block and I'm sure there's more from other sets in standard. Happy brewing!

Delta-117 on clayperce

6 days ago

Open anything decent at any prereleases? I myself attended two going 1-2 the first time and 2-1 the second time.

My first kit only was a Honored Hydra and a promo Heaven / Earth. I got crushed game 1 by a bant deck splashing white for Oketra the True, game 2 I lost in our third round against another Bant deck featuring a Kefnet the Mindful, Nissa, Steward of Elements and an Angel of Sanctions. The other match I cant remember their deck much nothing stood out really that I can recall and I did win this one.

The second event later I opened a promo Kefnet the Mindful, a Hazoret the Fervent, a Drake Haven, an Irrigated Farmland, and a Anointed Procession.I played a U/W cycling deck and I had a fair bit of discard too, so I Was playing kefnet, with Drake Haven, Anointed Procession, and a Irrigated Farmland.

Game 1, I lost to a abzan deck featuring a foil Archfiend of Ifnir along with a Honored Hydra with plenty of cycling. Took forever for our matches to finish since my deck was so slow to win as well as to even beat, and our first match was about 35 minutes?

Game 2 I won against a Golgari deck playing lots of zombies and some cycling cards, it had Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, Dread Wanderer, Ruthless Sniper, Festering Mummy, Stir the Sands, and Supernatural Stamina and combat tricks in green.

Game 3 was against a Selesnya tokens deck, featuring a Regal Caracal,Champion of Rhonas, and a Sandwurm Convergence. Game 1 I won through drake tokens eventually. While game two with my deck being so slow I couldn't do anything about Sandwurm Convergence which ended up beating me in about 4-5 turns not surprisingly.

My deck featured gate to the afterlifeenter image description here which I paired this thing with 1x drake haven and the synergy was awesome, beyond that I had Annointed Procession for even more tokens. I had 2 of those Sacred Cats to embalm too and 2 Anointer Priest for a ton of life gain and tokens.

That's how I literally won game 3, I attacked them with kefnet 5 times(the cats gave him some more life) and cast 2 Sacred Cats a turn apart, and embalmed them each while gaining life on the original ones dying from gate to the afterlife, and then life again when the token entered because of Anointer Priest. So I just stalled with that even though I was getting attacked over and over.

Got a Harsh Mentor in my prize pack. I bought another kit before leaving to also open a Nissa, Steward of Elements, a promo Aven Mindcensor, a foil Never / Return and another Irrigated Farmland too.

Only one invocation was opened surprisingly out of like 45-50 kits and 2 boxes worth of prize packs so far. It was an Aven Mindcensor the one.

Argeaux on Hail to the God Pharaoh

1 week ago

I think Soulstinger may be the boss you're looking for.

You just have to work your deck a bit to make better synergies with it.

For example, if you put its -1/-1 Counters on Festering Mummy they will kill the Mummy, which will then allow you to put a -1/-1 Counter on an Opponent Creature.

I'm unsure why you are limiting yourself to .

You are creating an almost impossible situation to build a competitive deck, if it is to be Pauper, Mono-Black, and only built with cards from the latest set.

If you added you could play a big fatty in Greater Sandwurm, as well as play good support cards like Haze of Pollen, Stinging Shot, and Shed Weakness.

That last card also synergises well with Soulstinger.

Colossapede is another big fatty in .

My strong advice would be to not limit yourself to Amonkhet cards.

If you do want to proceed that way then I would strongly suggest that you add to the deck.

Otherwise you will end up with a deck that will be frustrating to play, and will win very rarely, if at all.

Cipher_8 on Shed Your Weakness

1 week ago

Festering Mummy pairs well with Plague Belcher in this type of deck.

beakedbard on Stockpile of Undeath | Zombies | Amonkhet

1 week ago

Honestly i'd say Diregraf Colossus is better suited than Stir the Sands he's more than likely to come in as a 3/3 + and keeps giving you ZAMBIES also with 22 lands you are highly unlikely to reach 6 mana before the game ends. Especially with all the 1 and 2 cmc ZAMBIES you have. Though admittedly he's the main reason I'm thinking of sideboarding Supernatural Stamina in mine. In playtests him and Binding Mummy can create some crazy turn fours. Tis why i minimized the amount of removal in mine so i could have enough ZAMBIES to cast for Diregraf Colossus to be worth it. He's defo worth it as at least a 1x in your deck though. Tattered Mummy and Festering Mummy were the others i was looking at for mine how are those working out for you? Lastly you need Fatal Push as at least a 3x maybe 4x in your sideboard. Nice deck i like were you are going more token based than mine its nice to see where other people are going with this.

foxboy1000 on Goodbye, Beni

1 week ago

TenaciousKey I would recommend a few more creatures, when I play-tested this against my standard deck (Mono-Red Aggro In Amonkhet) I was consistently able to overwhelm it with attackers. IMO, you should run a few more 1 or 2 drop creatures, as these will help against aggro and Midrange decks. My suggestions would be; bloodrage brawler, as it is a great 2 drop considering its minimal downside. Festering Mummy because it provides a chump blocker that replaces itself and puts s -1/-1 counter on something, great synergy. Although it's not a 1 or 2 drop, I would also recomend Baleful Ammit for the fact that it's a powerful lifelinker that has great synergy with the deck.

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