Lord of the Undead

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Planeshift (PLS) 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

n8dm on White/Black Zombies

5 hours ago

You both have good points, and I do have cards like Gravecrawler, Relentless Dead, Death Baron, and Lord of the Undead in my other Zombie Deck, but I was shooting for something a little different here. It originally started out as a standard deck and I realized Vedalken Orrery exists, which is the only reason this is modern. (I added Liliana Vess after making it modern, wouldn't have done that in standard obviously.) Should I just revert this back to standard and add these suggestions to my other Zombie Deck?

brandonsperry25 on White/Black Zombies

11 hours ago

Have you considered Undead Warchief, Gravecrawler, Cryptbreaker, Unbreathing Horde, Relentless Dead, Death Baron, Lord of the Undead and Cemetery Reaper? I feel like a lot of these cards would help with triggering Wayward Servant and Binding Mummy multiple times as well as boosting up your zombies to do some serious damage.

Curious why you aren't running Path to Exile as cheap removal as well.

Kevinosten on Mono-Black Zombie Swarm!

1 week ago

Nice deck! A few suggestions: remove Graveborn Muse her ability is powerful, but will kill you before you can kill your opponent. Look into: Cryptbreaker and Lord of the Undead. Those two are awesome. Cryptbreaker will speed up the beginning of the game by making 2/2 zombie tokens and Lord of the Undead can bring back sacrificed monsters and give them +1/+1. If you want more tips look at my deck Vast Amounts of Zombie Tokens. +1 from me!

xWIDOWxMAKERx on Liliana's Army

3 weeks ago

Between the effects of Death Baron and Graf Harvest, these zombies cards are a pain. There's also a little bit of recursion from Dread Wanderer, Gravecrawler, Relentless Dead and Lord of the Undead which also prove to be difficult to play against.

Thanks for the upvote!

Kinge on Lich's Mastery

1 month ago

If I were you I would cut the Blue. It seems not as good as mono black zombies. I would also add some lords and one-drop zombies to speed up the deck. I would also remove the counters for more removal instead.

Suggestions for 1-drops:

Diregraf Ghoul, Dread Wanderer, and Gravecrawler

Lords:

Lord of the Undead, Lord of the Accursed, Diregraf Captain(if you keep blue), Undead Warchief, and Death Baron

Some other good zombie-related cards:

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Unbreathing Horde, Endless Ranks of the Dead, Whip of Erebos, Liliana, Death's Majesty, and The Scarab God(again if you keep blue)

Removal:

Nameless Inversion(It counts as a zombie card), Victim of Night, Ultimate Price, Smother, Doom Blade for budget options.

Cool deck though! Hope this helps!

midget_overlord on Corpses on Corpses

2 months ago

Ok, first off, your deck has 2 too many cards, you'll need to cut those. Secondly, I think you'll find you have too few lands to be consistent. Next, I believe there are better zombies. Here's a few. I don't know what your budget is, so some of these may be a bit pricey.

Lord of the Undead

Undead Warchief

Corpse Harvester

Geth, Lord of the Vault

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed

Relentless Dead

Phyrexian Crusader

Death Baron

Gravespawn Sovereign

Zombie Master

Risen Executioner

Scourge of Nel Toth

Other card suggestions.

Skullclamp If you have Gravecrawler, it's a 2 mana draw 2.

Dictate of Erebos A good way to keep opponents locked down.

Thornbite Staff Combined with Gisa, you can keep pumping out zombies at a MUCH faster rate

Coat of Arms The ultimate buff to a tribal deck.

Hope that helps!

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Army of Bolas - The Scarab God Zombie EDH

2 months ago

brandonsperry25

Thanks for your suggestions! This is a pretty rough list right now; there's a lot of cards I need to get, many of which you've suggested (Liliana, Death's Majesty, Liliana's Mastery, Shepherd of Rot, Zombie Master). This deck is admittedly a low priority among my EDH lists, (owning nine Commander decks really hurts my wallet) but I'm looking forward to teching it out as it is next on my list to upgrade.

I would absolutely run Lord of the Undead and Relentless Dead if it weren't for the fact that both of those cards are quite expensive for me. Since Standard is about to rotate out Shadows Over Innistrad, I figure I can pick up the latter once it cycles out for a better price.

Dralnu, Lich Lord isn't really good for my playgroup. Aside from the fact that I'm focusing on a creature-based deck as opposed to instant/sorceries, there's about two too many copies of Blasphemous Act floating around that would really punish me.

Breathstealer's Crypt looks cool, always love older janky cards that synergise well. I'm just concerned about revealing every card I draw; I love to play politically and I think that could hurt me.

Dread Slaver used to be in the list, and from playtesting I can say it underperformed. A lot. I could never create a favorable combat situation in which my opponent would actually block/attack into it. Creatures can just be really big in EDH.

Zombie Infestation is a pretty good card, but I like to tutor up Necropotence pretty often and discarding has antisynergy with it.

Other cards I'm looking to add would be Graveborn Muse (I get to draw into whatever I didn't scry away), Risen Executioner (as a more budget Zombie lord), Hero's Downfall (to strictly upgrade Murder), Buried Alive (just a casual 3-for-3 tutor), and Paradox Haze (because duh).

Thanks again for your upvote!

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