Creature — Zombie
Liliana's Elite gets +1/+1 for each creature card in your graveyard.
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Liliana's Elite Discussion
1 week ago
P.s. The name made me think it was going to be built around Liliana's Elite. Lol
1 month ago
looks decent. I would use Path to Exile in place of almost all of your removal. you are running dictate of erebos which is fun, personally i love redundancy so i like to have Butcher of Malakir and Grave Pact with it.
im not seeing superfriends or much in the way of tokens. this forum lists some awesome token producers http://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/the-game/commander-edh/578729-best-token-generators
2 months ago
I also have an upgraded Meren deck. It's a lot of fun to get things back from your graveyard from free. There are definitely things that you can add that would make the deck run smoother. First, I'd take out Strata Scythe as it's not great unless you are mono-colored or your opponents share a color with you. Corpsejack Menace also wouldn't do too much work in this deck.
You definitely want more reanimation spells. Dread Return, Rise from the Grave, Animate Dead. A combo I have found to be very potent is The Gitrog Monster + Lotleth Troll + Dredge Creature (like Golgari Grave-Troll). You can discard the dredge creature to Lotleth Troll and as long as you keep hitting lands, The Gitrog Monster will keep triggering a draw card, which you can then use to dredge and then start the cycle all over again emptying however much of your library into your graveyard. It takes some setup, but then you can reanimate whatever you want. Some other good cards to look into are Sheoldred, Whispering One, It That Betrays, Fleshbag Marauder, Awakening Zone with From Beyond (Ramp plus free sac outlets), Liliana's Elite and Splinterfright can get really big and are great sac fodder to Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord to win games. Lots of other stuff. I have mine tuned for cheating in huge creatures so I have some other ways to do that like Aetherworks Marvel. Hit me up with any questions.
2 months ago
Graf Harvest is a really annoying and cheap enchantment to add, but still I like the idea more of cycling the deck with card draw other than reanimating it, althought I like to stick to the swarm idea since it allows Cryptbreaker value with draw, Dark Salvation value with removal, and even yet super value with Unbreathing Horde, both from big graveyard and swarm in board.
I'm thinking of actually running 4 of Dark Salvation and probably reduce the minion numbers of the deck (which is originally 30) to add menace with Graf Harvest, probably removing some of the Highborn Ghoul, which I myself was thinking it was kind of a poor choice, but it counts as graveyard number if I want to discard him with Cryptbreaker, and maybe even Liliana's Elite due to the "high" 3 mana cost.
Cemetery Recruitment is there for some additional card draw, and hopefully to also recover some key minions, such as Cryptbreaker to allow even more card draw, and depending on the situation recovering some big bullies such as Diregraf Colossus and Unbreathing Horde, or even for more removal with Fleshbag Marauder. Hell I can even get Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip back if needed.
Anyway I appreciate the feedback! I'll keep all your suggestions in mind.
2 months ago
Seems like a good prototype, especially for it's low cost. It seems a bit split though between a re animator style deck and a swarm type. If you're going for reanimator, try looking into Dregscape Zombie and Ghoulraiser as budget options for Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead. If you want more of a swarm type, maybe look at Sarcomancy and Graf Harvest. As for what you have, Liliana's Elite is a little counter-intuitive for both kinds of deck. In reanimator, you (hopefully) wouldn't have many creatures in your graveyard, and with swarm, you'd be using tokens, which don't stay in the graveyard. I'd say the other card I'm not sure of is Highborn Ghoul. It depends on how many people in your playgroup play black, I guess, but between intimidate and menace, I'd go with menace. Still though, I like what you came up with, especially considering you had a pretty strict budget it seems. I hope my suggestions help, even if a little bit!
2 months ago
Liliana's Elite can't shine in this deck, you get creatures out of your graveyard, reducing her strength.
Gavony Unhallowed is an underrated card, your tokens die so she grows quickly!
Noosegraf Mob is a strong late game card.
2 months ago
Hey there, fellow budget necromancer. I myself was making a budget zombie deck and I found interesting card ideas you've put in there, specially the removals (Bile Blight, Hero's Downfall and Sadistic Sacrament).
This is a prototype of what I'm going for:
Shamble Back x2
The main idea was to swarm the board (and graveyard) with as many zombies as you can as well as going full aggro, since you can grow some big threats later. Not to mention the really low cost to build the deck.
Dark Salvation could be cast mostly at one mana and still would be able to remove single big threats.
Cemetery Recruitment was to help on card draw and not rely entirely on the Cryptbreaker, and speaking of which, I think I might end losing so much health drawing cards on him that I thought those Shamble Back would be useful for some health gain.
Again, your removal choices are probably better, and since we also think of our play enviroment (I mostly play casually with friends) I think if I ran Sadistic Sacrament they might never want to play against the deck again, hahaha, so there's that.
Still, would love to hear what you think about the deck and cards I mentioned, and even if you think of putting any on your current deck. Happy necromancy!