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, , Exile a creature card from your graveyard: Put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield, then put a +1/+1 counter on each Zombie creature you control.
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Havengul Runebinder Discussion
7 months ago
may i suggest Cemetery Reaper, Geralf's Messenger, Quest for the Gravelord, Waste Not, Ghoulcaller's Chant, Grave Crawler, Havengul Runebinder, Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, Havengul Lich, Dread Slaver, Endless Ranks of Dead and Countersquall.
8 months ago
First I recommend taking out: Havengul Runebinder, Cemetery Recruitment, Undead Alchemist, Nantuko Husk, Geralf's Masterpiece, Geralf's Mindcrusher, Ashes of the Fallen, Perpetual Timepiece, Secrets of the Dead, Ancient Excavation, Murder, Compelling Deterrence, Liliana's Mastery, Obelisk of Urd, Graf Harvest, and Zombie Infestation, Ghoulcaller's Chant,
Cards that you should put in: Gravecrawler, Gravespawn Sovereign, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Grave Pact, Unholy Grotto, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Living Death, Cryptbreaker, Death Baron, Phyrexian Reclamation, High Market, Corpse Harvester, Balthor the Defiled, Reassembling Skeleton, Skullclamp, Grave Defiler, Graveborn Muse, Zombie Apocalypse, Crypt of Agadeem, Geier Reach Sanitarium, Reliquary Tower, Bojuka Bog, Diabolic Intent, Patriarch's Bidding, and Demonic Tutor.
If you are really trying to stay Timmy with the deck, then I won't recommend Phyrexian Altar because it goes infinite with Gravecrawler and any kind of death/ETB trigger, but then again, it does it with Rooftop Storm and a sac outlet too.
Other cards that can be really good in zombies include: Sheoldred, Whispering One, Corpse Connoisseur, Zombie Trailblazer, Twilight's Call, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Demonic Collusion, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Scourge of Nel Toth, River Kelpie, Phyrexian Arena, Attrition, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Burnished Hart, Disciple of Bolas, Harvester of Souls, Damnation, Rune-Scarred Demon, Phenax, God of Deception, Beacon of Unrest, Corpse Augur, Palace Siege, Infernal Caretaker, Contamination, Plague Belcher, Vengeful Dead, Dread Wanderer, Boneknitter, Grimoire of the Dead, Pontiff of Blight, Custodi Lich
10 months ago
As you can probably tell from my profile name, I have a thing for the more sciencey of the Cecani twins. I've finally gotten around to building a deck based around Stitcher Geralf, running leviathans and other high power creatures to lvl up the zombies, but they still end up underwhelming due to they not having any abilities other than being fat. Can you help with cards that give them useful abilities or keywords, such as Levitation? Sadly all the fun Zombie synergy is never in mono blue (cept Undead Alchemist, who doesn't work with geralf, and Havengul Runebinder).
1 year ago
For reanimation, Ghoulcaller's Chant, Cemetery Recruitment, and Wander in Death are both useful. Bontu's Monument can also help you keep your life where you need it. And while the Colossus can't reanimate itself, the constant supply of tokens more than outweighs it. For a bit more control, Compelling Deterrence is a zombie staple. If you want even more toys, an Esper ()zombie deck is now viable thanks to Amonkhet. If you'd like, you can check out my take on it here: Standard Esper Zombies. Drownyard Temple is nice cause you can always discard it and then return it to the battlefield. Dark Salvation is a bit situational, but it might prove useful. Gempalm Polluter is a great late-game wincon, along with Grey Merchant of Asphodel. Havengul Runebinder could also be interesting. Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip is expensive, but well worth saving for. Necromancer's Stockpile is probably better than Pulse of the Grid for card draw and creature advantage. And, of course, Rooftop Storm is a classic. Unbreathing Horde and Undead Alchemist are my final suggestions for a . Hope this helps!
1 year ago
Hi! I have some ideas. At first: lands. Sorry, but 27 lands aren't enough. I also run B/U Zombies with Gisa and Geralf and I use 37. Then creatures. I'm not sure about Havengul Runebinder. Gisa and Geralf lets you to cast creatures from your graveyard so exiling them is not a good tactics. Even if it gives +1/+1 counters to each of your Zombies. I would also make some replacements.
Body Double: there are better shapeshifters.
Stitcher Geralf: he doesn't fit this deck much.
Evil Twin: it's better than Body Double. By the way Clever Impersonator is even much better - you may copy any permanent (creatures, artifacts, planeswalkers etc.)
Ghoulcaller Gisa: her ability works well with your commander. Sacrifice a creature, put tokens, then cast the sacrificed creature from your graveyard - what do you think?
Endless Ranks of the Dead: it's really funny to swarm the table with 2/2 Zombies each turn.
Necromancer's Stockpile: another useful enchantment. Card draw + 2/2 Zombie token each turn.
Phyrexian Arena and Underworld Connections: you really need draw engines. Necropotence is even better but it won't work in this deck 'cause it exiles your discarded cards. I hope my recommendations were useful.
Check out my deck Twins of Innistrad (B/U Zombies and Shapeshifters) - maybe you'll find something interesting. Good luck!
1 year ago
Personally I recommend Sedris, (maybe even his buddy Thraximundar) But the colour advantage you get is really nice, and the addition of blue gives you a lot of cool/fun options. Like for example Havengul Runebinder, Stitcher Geralf, Gisa and Geralf, Diregraf Captain, and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born. Red even splashes in some fun with Deathbringer Thoctar, Warstorm Surge, Goblin Bombardment, Impact Tremors, and even some fun thievery like Zealous Conscripts. Heck red even throws in the addition of Artifact removal, something Black and blue lack in. Vandalblast, Rakdos Charm, and By Force would all be nice additions.
1 year ago
Pontiff of Blight does fit in your commander colors as . Also have you considered Zombie Trailblazer, Deathmark Prelate, Empty the Pits, Grave Defiler, Havengul Runebinder, Call to the Grave, Corpse Harvester, Necromaster Dragon, Noxious Ghoul, Gempalm Polluter, Grave Titan, Vengeful Dead, Custodi Lich, Scourge of Nel Toth, Corpse Augur, Crypt Ghast, Raving Dead, Lim-Dul's Vault, Patriarch's Bidding, or Westvale Abbey Flip.
1 year ago
Ok! Let's begin with my usual disclaimer: I'm making all suggestions without regard to budget, since I don't know what you're working with. If you've got a particular upper limit (that eliminates most of the cards I suggest) that you want me to consider, let me know and I'll come back.
I'd be really pushing hard in the Zombie theme of this deck, given it's power. A non-zombie creature has to be really amazing to warrant a spot, or at least produce zombies a la Kalitas, and while Crypt Ghast fits the bill, Ascendent Evincar really doesn't. It's a small buff for a big price, and you can't recast him with your commander. Similarly, Paragon of Open Graves should probably go, and Wonder should probably go.
If exchange, here are some quality zombies to consider:
Undead Alchemist - it makes your guys mill rather than deal damage, but for every creature card that hits a graveyard, you get another zombie.
Apprentice Necromancer - not only is he a zombie, he reanimates more zombies for you! Plus, he only makes you sacrifice on end step, so you can keep reanimating as long as you want!
Noxious Ghoul - works as a mini-board wipe for your opponents, particularly if you're able to drop multiple zombies per turn.
Cryptbreaker - another zombie that makes more zombies, it also provides a huge source of card advantage once you've got enough zombies.
Dread Slaver - why only play with your creatures when you can play with everyone else's too?
Graveborn Muse - be careful, because she can easily end up killing you. But still, that's a TON of cards, and who even cares if you have to discard, amirite?
Havengul Runebinder - alright, you caught me, this guy's not a zombie. But he makes zombies! And makes all your zombies permanently bigger! By as much as you want!
Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip - Another non-zombie. But if you can protect her (spoiler - you can!) and she ults, you'll have zombies for days. FOR DAYS. ZOMBIES. FOR DAYS.
Lim-Dul the Necromancer - What? Still MORE non-zombies? But this guy lets you keep your zombies around, AND lets you steal other people's stuff. Seems good.
So here's the thing. Conspiracy doesn't do much, even if you DON'T drop all the non-zombies I mentioned. It alters a handful of creatures in a not-super meaningful way - I mean, they get the buffs your regular zombies enjoy, but the non-zombies aren't really being run for their combat skills, but that their abilities.
Instead, try Endless Ranks of the Dead. You'll love it.