Lord of the Undead


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

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Set Rarity
Tenth Edition Rare
Ninth Edition Rare
Eighth Edition Rare
Planeshift Rare

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Lord of the Undead

Creature — Zombie

Other Zombie creatures get +1/+1.

1,B, Tap: Return target Zombie card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Lord of the Undead Discussion

LithiumHD on An Answer to the Prayers

2 hours ago

Hello Everyone! Me again! I've gone ahead and cleared the comments which can only mean one thing...

So, we all know that Amonkhet just got released and with it, a few new zombies have been added to the mix. With that being said, I've gone ahead and looked through them all, including the new zombie lord, (this guy) and well... didn't add any of them.

If you guys think that I am missing something here, please feel free to go ahead and let me know, but honestly none of the added zombies really do anything that synergizes with the rest of the deck well enough to get added.

As always, much thanks from your resident Lord of the Undead -LithiumHD

lemons452922 on zombie power

4 days ago

I don't know how competitive/expensive you want to get, but whenever I see a tribal deck, I think Cavern of Souls and Aether Vial are good choices. Other notables, (depending on what rout you want to go):

Vile Rebirth: Instant speed dudes just seems good. Plus it can interrupt graveyard interaction with creatures.

Blood Scrivener if you feel like you're top decking a little too much

Lord of the Undead for recursion

Geralf's Messenger for annoyance

Diregraf Ghoul for aggro

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to ensure you have that black mana (especially if you go with Geralf's)

Fetches/Shocks(?) to thin out the deck

All in all, seems like it could be annoying!

DRmagic2017 on MonoBlack- Ghoulcaller Gisa

1 week ago

Hello! Just several suggestions. Your deck definitely needs at least a couple of Zombie lords: Cemetery Reaper, Lord of the Undead, Undead Warchief or even Death Baron himself. Then I'd recommend to try Conspiracy - let's turn all your creatures including Ghoulcaller Gisa into Zombies! In this case Endless Ranks of the Dead is also preferable.

JararoNatsu on W/B Zombie Control (w/ Amonkhet)

2 weeks ago


Thank you XD


It's definitely not. I mainboarded them because I own them. Lord of the Undead will work, although it's rather pricey. I'll mainboard it regardless. Thank you for your suggestion!

TallGreg on W/B Zombie Control (w/ Amonkhet)

2 weeks ago

Cemetery Reaper doesn't seem like the best lord for the deck, wouldn't Lord of the Undead fit a control build better?

Pepsik55 on What's Graveyard: BU Zombie

2 weeks ago

GarthMaul I like +1/+1 and deathtouch Death Baron or 2 mana return Lord of the Undead, more than Undead Warchief. Thank you for your comment! :) I will add him to Side :)

LithiumHD on Want some lip-embalm?

3 weeks ago

The deck you're trying to make here, in its simplest Archetype is B/W tokens, with a graveyard twist. With that being said, there is plenty that you can work off of here to make a viable modern deck.

Like all zombie decks, your deck HATES anything that flies. However, white tokens opens up one of the best answers to that problem with cards like Lingering Souls, or even Spectral Procession. Adding flying spirits to the mix will not only help against flying but they get hit by Intangible Virtue (or even something like Zealous Persecution making them a viable win-con if nothing else.

As far as revisiting what others have said, Gravedigger actually reverses what you want to be doing here and self mill zombies like Wailing Ghoul are the better choice here.

Cemetery Reaper is the weakest of zombie lords in my opinion, Death Baron is the more obvious choice here and will benefit the deck as a whole better.

Army of the Damned will never be playable here, and you're honestly better off just dropping it altogether. From Under the Floorboards or similar cards will perform much better and more reliably, and are worth switching in. Also consider Dark Salvation in that slot, as you not only net yourself zombies, but it is a decent removal card as well.

You have too many Graf Harvest because multiple copies are redundant. one copy is fine, two max, but even that is pushing it IMO.

Your land base looks pretty solid. You might even have too many lands haha. Cutting two or three will open up space for some more board effecting cards

You also have access to some very powerful planeswalkers here in the form of Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Liliana, the Last Hope any of these are possible cards you could add to the deck to really pump up the power level a bit. Plus ult-ing a walker is always fun!

Good luck and best wishes from the Lord of the Undead -LithiumHD

GarthMaul on U/B Modern Zombies

3 weeks ago


Thanks for the comment.
I put Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx in the deck just for the devotion aspect in late game. I honestly hadn't thought about nixing it and Crypt of Agadeem, but looking at it in that perspective, I could definitely switch them for some more basics.

The main reason I had Sorin, Solemn Visitor was for the Lifelink. Plus if I already had +2/+1 on everything from Undead Warchief I could potentially gain a bunch of life. Not to mention I could make some flyers from him also.

I could cut Appetite for Brains, my reason for it was to be able to see the opponents hand. But with Inquisition of Kozilek I could cut it and replace with some creatures. Maybe a Death Baron or Lord of the Undead?

I love the Diregraf Colossus, I can't believe I didn't think about putting him in this.

Thanks again for the suggestions.

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