Lord of the Undead


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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

luther on Oloro zombies

5 days ago

For starters, never play any card that only gains you life once Chaplain's Blessing. Especially in commander.

Take a look at your non zombie creatures, and with each one ask yourself "what does this do for my zombies?" Ex. "What does Avacyn, Angel of Hope do for my zombies? She gives them indestructible!"

Finally, my actual suggestions for cards to put in. Cemetery Reaper, Rooftop Storm, Death Baron, Diregraf Captain, Gempalm Polluter, Ghoulraiser, Gravecrawler, Gravespawn Sovereign, Lich Lord of Unx, Lord of the Undead, Risen Executioner, Undead Warchief, Zombie Master, Ghoulcaller Gisa, Gisa and Geralf, The Scarab God, Anointed Procession, Call to the Grave, Dread Summons, Grave Titan, and Endless Ranks of the Dead

Zomboiddeath on Black Zombies- Need help!

2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the advice!

I really liked the idea of adding more Dark Salvations, and if I get any Fatal Pushes I'll add them, Dismember is a very good card, but I don't have illimited money, and I have a budget. I liked every card you recommended except for Damnation, because it's too damn expensive (it's worth 2 times my deck).

There is also a certain list of cards I would like to include, I'll show them to you too see if you dissaprove of any of them, or if you have any other recommendations for combos or not:

Dread Wanderer



Khenra Eternal

Victim of the night

Lord of the Undead

Diregraf Ghoul

More Diregraf Colossuses

More Cemetery Reapers

BigOldFox on Zombie Pox

3 weeks ago

Greetings. i would take off Cryptbreaker x1 and Relentless Dead x2. Cryptbreaker needs at least two more zombies, so it is not a big help to play it turn 1. Relentless Dead is not so much help as you could think and you have Lord of the Undead to bring back zombies from the graveyard. i would add Diregraf Colossus. you can play it on turn 4 with aether vial and then trigger its ability with the untapped lands. i play a zombie deck with smallpox. i see no room in your deck for my favorite interaction: Viscera Seer, Gravecrawler and Diregraf Colossus. this is my list: Crowd of Bodies.

BigOldFox on Korlash's Zombie Deathball

3 weeks ago

I think Korlash, Heir to Blackblade x4 is too much if you play just 9 swamps. if you play with ps of Tidehollow Sculler and Lord of the Undead you could use some sac out (Viscera Seer, Vampiric Rites, Nantuko Husk. When Tidehollow Sculler enters the battlefield you can sacrifice him in response to his first ability. this way second ability resolves first with no card to return to oponent hand, then resolves the ability why you sacrificed the tidehollow and then look at oponents hand and exile a card that wont come back. with Lord of the Undead you will can play the Tidehollow Sculler again.

BigOldFox on Crowd of Bodies

3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot Mondo1212! Geralf's Messenger+Solemnity looks funny, but using a slot for Solemnity just for Geralf's Messenger does not looks very consistent. to play with Caves of Koilos i would remove Cavern of Souls. can not stand with more colorless mana than what is in the deck now. in the other hand i picked Relentless Dead because is harder to kill than Lord of the Undead. thanks again and i hope you let me know if you build a new zombie deck!

Mondo1212 on Crowd of Bodies

3 weeks ago

Thanks for linking me your deck BigOldFox,

I like it, we both have similar game plans: use discard to gain advantage, use recursion and zombie tribal synergy to win. I actually was thinking of adding Viscera Seer into the deck and making a Geralf's Messenger + Solemnity combo. I don't think it would be very viable, but it could be fun. As far as the creatures you have in your maybe board, I personally think your deck doesn't need them, you're more than likely going to sac off your zombies so the buff that the lords give you won't carry as much of an impact, if anything Lord of the Undead might be a good lord as it offers some extra recursion. One suggestion for your land would be to get rid of Isolated Chapel, as you said you want at least on white/black mana source and Aether Vial to start off on, and while Isolated Chapel does tap for both, its dependent on you having a swamp or plains on the field already. I would use Caves of Koilos over Isolated Chapel if you need the black/white mana on turn one, yeah you take damage, but it comes in untapped so it doesn't slow you down. If you have any suggestions for my deck feel free to leave them.

Hunson_Abadeer on Vile Vial

4 weeks ago

Sick list, I would suggest more lords like Diregraf Captain, Death Baron, Lord of the Undead, Lord of the Accursed, Cemetery Reaper, and maybe even Undead Warchief despite him having higher mana cost for an vial deck.

Possibly Graf Harvest too.

HashMasta on Zombie Deck

1 month ago

I recently made a zombie deck for modern and I have some suggestions. I do not know your budget but here are my suggestions

Gravecrawler - 2/1 creature that can reanimate itself for 1. bingo

Cryptbreaker - great 1 drop utility creature. can both draw you cards and create tokens

Endless Ranks of the Dead - if you can keep this around for about 3 turns, you usually just won the game. a horde of zombies that just gets bigger without answers.

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born good card in that it is a heavy hitter and can spot remove the biggest creatures.

Claim / Fame This is a fairly new card I am trying out. Can be used to bring back cheap zombies.

Relentless Dead - card that can both provide self resurrect and bring back your other zombies

Lord of the Undead and Cemetery Reaper - both good zombie lords with special abilities that can be versatile towards what you play against

Would also recommend the dimir dual lands like Watery Grave and Polluted Delta.

If you would like to view my deck, it is here https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/03-01-18-bring-out-yer-dead/

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