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Creature — Zombie Soldier
, Exile a creature card from your graveyard: Create a tapped 2/2 black Zombie creature token.
Graveyard Marshal Discussion
4 days ago
I 100% agree with cutting Zealots. I understand it feels bad on T8 when you run out of gas, but there are plenty of other ways to generate Card Advantage without drawing cards. Graveyard Marshal , Midnight Reaper , and Isareth the Awakener come to mind although none of them are "vampires" so prolly not the most optimal fit. Maybe Oathsworn Vampire could fit a similar role... MAYBE
Ill-Gotten Inheritance is an excellent draft card but isn't really constructed playable.
Prison Realm would be an excellent upgrade over Luminous Bonds It takes creatures with passive abilities completely off the board has the added benefit of hitting walkers and the scry can help setup your next draw.
All in all there is only so far you can take a deck like this and I would be careful investing too much cash-ola. The deck seems to be suffering from a bit of an identity crisis.
What store are you doing the FNM thing at? Maybe i could swing by.
6 days ago
Ok so I'm just going to address all previous comments in the same post to save time
I'm am seeing a problem however of making sure that I kill the opponent faster than I can kill myself, so I feel like if changing over to the more sac oriented core, then I would most likely have to mainboard Gray Merchant of Asphodel (x2) to keep my life total happy, which tbh doesn't leave much room for the Undead Augur s but I can cut Nameless Inversion as well, because I would need the extra draw.
I get the idea of Prismatic Vista but I don't think it to be necessary at the moment, so you'll have to sell me on it more first. I'm not against it, but just not right now I think.
6 days ago
I see a core of: 4x Carrion Feeder 4x Gravecrawler 4x Undead Augur 4x Geralfs Messenger 4x Plague Belcher
its an aggressive curve, you can sacrifice your zombies into carrion feeder, recuring gravecrawlers, damaging via belcher, drawing cards from augur, removing +1/+1 counters from your messengers with the belchers to sacrifice them again. Theres tons of noncombat reach in that core. Probably some cryptbreakers and lords in the mix for good measure. bloodghast could be good albeit not being a zombie. Or Graveyard Marshal .
3 weeks ago
Nemesis, Thank you so much! I appreciate the help a lot. I'll definitely cut Fireblade Artist now that I think about it. Swapping Blood Divination for Costly Plunder is a very wise decision. I hadn't considered Sorcery vs. Instant in that case. Graveyard Marshal will definitely make it on there once I get to fixing the deck up later tonight. You've given me lots of good ideas and I'll be playtesting many of them later. Thanks again
3 weeks ago
Heyo! I've been out of standard for a while (aside from MTGA), so take my suggestions with a grain of salt, but I think you've got a pretty good base going, especially since you say you're new to magic. Bear with me here, since I don't know what you count as "budget", so I'm going to assume anything below $5. So lets get to the changes:
Open the Graves - This one is a little less easy, I haven't playtested the deck so I don't know the mileage you get from it, but here are my issues - First, it's 5 mana. It's the only card at this cost and it tops off your list. Second, it doesn't do anything when it comes down to help you win. Third, it relies on you have a board that is dying, so you can get value off of it.
Blood Divination - There are cheaper alternatives you could go for here.
Recover - This card basically does nothing. It costs 3 mana and doesn't really bring you closer to winning. The card draw is nice, but I'm sure tehre are better options.
Graveyard Marshal - Eats your bodies to make more zombies allowing you to go wide - $.50
Vizier of the Scorpion - Creates a zombie and provides your tokens with deathtouch if you decide to keep Vraska - $.10
Josu Vess, Lich Knight - now I'll admit this one is a bit out there, but it is a zombie, it has menace, it has a decent body for the cost and assuming you make it to the late late late game, it's a great finisher. This is my lowest recommendation though.
Costly Plunder - Draws 2 instead of 3, but is an instant so you can respond to creature removal by casting it. It's also half the cost. - $.10
Lastly, you may want to consider adding more Cast Down s, drop the land count by one (if you're dropping the 5 mana slot), and lastly Dragonskull Summit for mana fixing (these are about $5 each). Thaaaaat's everything, I think.
1 month ago
Highborn Ghoul and Graveyard Marshal would likely be good contributions so that you have more devotion to black. I'd recommend doing a 3 or 4 of Gray Merchant of Asphodel as you only have 2 right now, and it is an extremely impactful 5 drop. Personally, am not a fan of Tattered Mummy but those are just my thoughts.
1 month ago
Sorry to butt in, but for a low-to-the-ground aggro zombies deck I would keep Diregraf Ghoul in. 1 mana for a 2/2 is a good rate, you want low cost creatures to flood the board with, and it gets pumped by the zombie lords so it's still fine later in the game. Here are some specific suggestions for upgrades once you get a budget for them:
Some other cards you could look at are Diregraf Colossus , Undead Warchief , and Dark Salvation (it's probably worth playing Salvation in place of Murder ). Also, as a general tip, tribal creature decks don't play many non-creatures--around 6 at the most. Cutting some of those spells in favor of more lords would increase the efficiency and power of your deck.
1 month ago
Dedicated zombie tribal could be cool, and it seems you're already headed in that direction, so I'd check for any specific zombie lords you're missing ( Lord of the Undead for example) if you want to pursue that direction for your deck.
As for specific adds and subtracts;
Subtracts; Killing Wave (people will just pay the life for what they want to keep, I'd replace this with Torment of Hailfire or Exsanguinate or an actual board wipe). Bontu's Last Reckoning almost makes you skip your entire next turn just so you can cast Damnation for one less mana. I'd recommend Mutilate over it if anything. Cruel Edict is bad, Liliana's Triumph and various other cards are much better for this effect, probably including Innocent Blood . Liliana's Elite is probably mediocre most of the time, Liliana's Reaver is just bad. Graveyard Marshal isn't actually great for zombies, there are lots of better ways to make zombie tokens if you want. I wouldn't recommend him. Desecration Demon will probably never be useful in EDH so I wouldn't recommend him, if your opponents really can't just handle taking the 6 damage to the face in the air then they'll definitely just have a creature to sacrifice to stop it. Its not a good card in EDH at all unfortunately. I think Greed or Erebos, God of the Dead > Arguel's Blood Fast Flip. Also, I wouldn't recommend some of your planeswalkers; i love liliana but some of those cards are downright useless in EDH (if you manage to do a single thing with Liliana, Death Wielder I'd be shocked).
Add; Dictate of Erebos ( Grave Pact with flash). Dark Prophecy , Midnight Reaper and various other similar effects to help you draw more (which I think your deck will want to do, and black has a million options for drawing cards, especially when things die). Definitely Corpse Augur and Graveborn Muse too. Toxic Deluge is also a better board wipe than most of your removal. I'd probably recommend Stitcher's Apprentice as well, to help you get some cards in your graveyard. I'll think of more if you want, there's such a wide variety of cards to use in black zombies.
Also, your deck has multiple tutors, but not really any obvious win conditions to look for. Can you tell me what you think you'll be tutoring for most of the time? I'd say Gray Merchant of Asphodel as its probably your strongest card, but you also don't have much reanimation to back it up a lot of the time.
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