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|Conspiracy: Take the Crown||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana||Uncommon|
|Shards of Alara||Uncommon|
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Creature — Zombie Warrior
When Fleshbag Marauder enters the battlefield, each player sacrifices a creature.
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Fleshbag Marauder Discussion
3 days ago
Hey there zephyr_chang, I'm glad you like the idea! First of all, I have to disagree about Death Baron being better in competitive Modern than Lord of the Undead. My reasoning is that creature fights are just as often won by that lord effect than the deathtouch, and in the late game I'd rather not have to rely on Relentless Dead's death trigger. Secondly, Black Cat feels more like a sideboard card than a mainboard one. Actually, to the rest of your suggestions, I have to say that my opinion is that for a competitive modern list, I'm trying to streamline it as much as possible. All of your suggestions are great, and I'd love to play them, but they all seem to revolve around a repeated sac engine, whereas my strategy is more of the black devotion zombies instead. I don't think I'm going to splash any colors right now, but I'll certainly keep white in mind. Obviously Cavern of Souls would be great, but I'm not laying down that cool $200 just yet. I also really like Fleshbag Marauder, but again, it goes into a different strategy. Viscera Seer would work with your strategy, but I feel that, again, it is a different type of zombie deck. I do agree that Diregraf Colossus underperforms. What would you suggest for a replacement?
3 days ago
First off, props on making a Zombie list! I have been testing my own Zombie brew on MTGO for a long time and I find that they have game against many decks out there. Some personal opinions from my own playtesting:
As a Zombie lord, I prefer Death Baron to Lord of the Undead, although admittedly I tested more with the former than the latter. You already have a more efficient recursion engine in Relentless Dead so I'm not sure we need another one.
Black Cat really shines against control and combo decks, and is useful in general as a roadblock. With a sac engine in place, you can even choose when you want to strip a card from your opponent's hand when he tries to go off, for example. Plus, since you are playing AEther Vial (I'm not), you can do more tricks with it.
I splashed white just for Tidehollow Sculler (4 maindeck) to have even more game against control/combo because he is just that good. Again, with a sac engine, he just permanently exiles cards. Splashing white also gives you access to insane sideboard options. 4 Concealed Courtyard and some Isolated Chapel should be more than enough. A couple of Cavern of Souls would not go amiss either.
Fleshbag Marauder can also be considered in some number as it gets rid of tricky creatures in several decks. It has good synergy with Diregraf Colossus (you can choose to sac the token) and is crazy with recursion.
I have included 3 Viscera Seer in my list as the value in sacrificing Gravecrawler repeatedly to create Zombie tokens with Diregraf Colossus in play and fixing the top card of my library is just too insane to ignore. I think you can safely cut Diregraf Ghoul - it has underperformed for me when I tried it. A sacrifice engine also sets you up for instant speed tricks with Relentless Dead - give it a try! I even tried a 1-of Diregraf Captain for an alternative win-con but ultimately cut it as it was too cute.
In your experience, what match-ups give you the most problems?
4 days ago
- Gisa and Geralf - Not the best, but it's flavorful
- Fleshbag Marauder
- Corpse Connoisseur
- Gray Merchant of Asphodel
- Lord of the Undead
- Relentless Dead
- Toxic Deluge
- Swan Song
- Diabolic Intent
- Demonic Tutor
- Vampiric Tutor
- Buried Alive
- Bitter Ordeal - Possible game ender if you have the correct set up
4 days ago
Thanks LordMithos and Wizno! I do like the Fleshbag Marauder. In playresting, I did get a bit flooded with mana, so i like that idea. Probably cut some of the more expensive lands i dont own yet so i can finish this quick. As for Lili, i just had that foil laying around and wanted to use it, as i can easily trigger her, but she is pretty low impact. I like Curse of Shallow Graves for token decks, because a Rhys the Redeemed list is running around my playgroup. The Mutilate I like because it's a budget Damnation and a lot of the time, Yahenni survives the -X/-X if a couple guys died, but I see your point.
I do love me some Smokestack, unfortunately, Bitterblossom is a bit out of my price range right now, all my expensive card (e.g ugin and Lili and Vamp Tutor) I already own, but I still will add Smokestack. Are there any other Bitterblossom-type cards you know of? I know Nuisance Engine, Breeding Pit, and Myr Turbine, I could also add some more token producers like Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder. Ideas?
4 days ago
I would cut the curses from the deck simply because I feel their impact isn't high enough compared to some of the other cards you're running. You also have a ton of ramp so I think you can afford to cut about 4 lands from the deck. Which of those you would like to cut are up to you but that's where I feel your cuts can be made.
I would also consider cards like Fleshbag Marauder and Merciless Executioner to help fuel Yahenni more. I'm also partial to using something like Smokestack and/or Bitterblossom in a deck like this but that's up to personal preference. It looks like a lot of fun though!
5 days ago
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If you are looking for a win-con look no further than Mike and Trike, or you can add Woodfall Primus for infinite land destruction. Also the upcoming Walking Ballista from Aether revolt will add redundancy the mike and trike combo. There is also the Necrotic Ooze, Phyrexian Revoker, Triskelion combo. Any of these are popular in meren decks.
In more detail, you should have Merciless Executioner, Skinrender and Bone Shredder for redundancy with Fleshbag Marauder. If you feel like you need fog effects consider replacing Fog with Spore Frog. If you want planeswalkers, you should consider the flipwalkers in B and G. Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip is a star in Meren and Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip is no slouch either. Also, Krosan Grip is strictly better than Naturalize. Finally, instead of Butcher of Malakir you should have a copy of Grave Pact and a copy of Dictate of Erebos. Seriously consider adding Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Tower and Diamond Valley to add to your sacrifice outlets.
You are welcome to come take a look at my Meren list, even though it is tuned for duel commander, it can certainly give you some ideas as to what creatures you might want to add. Pay special attention to creatures that do things when they enter the battlefield and of course, if you have lots of great ETB effects, you can always add Panharmonicon to double them