Lord of the Undead

Legality

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

Oloro_Magic on Zombies

1 day ago

I would cut Festering Goblin, it is just really bad and instead make use of another zombie lord Death Baron being the best but stupidly expensive and then Metallic Mimic, Cemetery Reaper, Risen Executioner, Lord of the Undead, and Undead Warchief all also being options. I would also look into Vengeful Pharaoh for some incidental removal.

As for sideboard it is first necessary to evaluate the decks you face before making the sideboard.

CasualCucumber on Queen's Zombie Horde

2 weeks ago

I am guessing this build maybe started from the intro pack (Just guessing), which actually made me love zombies :)

First of you can look at my Zombie deck for inspiration, sometimes it helps to see others builds.

I don't know if you are on a budget or you are going another route for your build, so feel free to say no to any of my suggestions.

First of i would probaly cut Oath of Liliana since you dont run any planeswalkers and i dont see it fit so well in.

You could run Tragic Slip.

When you are running zombie tribal like this you want lords to support them: Cemetery Reaper, Undead Warchief, Lord of the Undead. The more budget version is: Lord of the Accursed or if you feel like splashing blue in then Diregraf Captain.

In zombie decks you definetly want to run a number of copies of these two: Cryptbreaker and Diregraf Colossus.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel works wonders in mono black decks and it has the zombie tag.

If you're not on a budget definetly: Relentless Dead, Gravecrawler.

hullos on the scarab god and zombies oh my

2 weeks ago

well, some good zombies in general are Relentless Dead, Cryptbreaker, Prized Amalgam and Geralf's Messenger all great cards in general. some good synergy in the deck might be with Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip and Risen Executioner both great in the deck as well. you also could try Haunted Dead and Lord of the Undead or maybe even Liliana's Mastery.

DragonFaceEater on The Black Sacrifice

3 weeks ago

Personally, one of the first things I'd suggest doing is to take out the Revenant Patriarch and Corpulent Corpses. If the goal of the deck is to end the game early, then you should probably be taking out the cards that take a while to get out. Some good cheap cards you can get would be Bone Splinters, Plague Belcher, Diregraf Colossus, Lord of the Accursed, Carrion Feeder, Nantuko Husk, Voracious Null, and Wayward Servant. Some good expensive-ish cards you could get would be Geralf's Messenger, Gravecrawler, Relentless Dead, Undead Warchief, Lord of the Undead, Death Baron, and Endless Ranks of the Dead.

ClockworkSwordfish on Dead Girl, Best Girl

3 weeks ago

I shudder to see a zombie deck without Unholy Grotto or Lord of the Undead! The zombies' greatest strength is their recurrable nature - ensure you can capitalize on that!

Other good card advantage engines include Cryptbreaker, Carrion Feeder, Dictate of Erebos, Attrition and Fleshbag Marauder. I'd also try and get Diabolic Intent in there if you can afford it!

ThallionDarkshine on Black/White sticky zombies

1 month ago

You've got a lot of cards in here that seem to have made the list simply because they're zombies (Blighted Bat, Carrion Screecher, Moaning Wall , etc). I would cut anything that is basically a pile of stats with the zombie tag and add some more synergistic zombies. Some great ones that aren't currently included are Cemetery Reaper, Lord of the Undead, Gravecrawler, Cryptbreaker, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Relentless Dead, Plague Belcher, Noxious Ghoul, Corpse Harvester, and Vengeful Dead.

In addition, I'd run a lot more lands than 26. 36-40 is a good guideline in my opinion for any non-green edh deck. You might also want some sacrifice outlets in order to exploit Athreos's ability when you have an opponent with low life. Finally, you might want to explore some creature-based removal instead of instants/sorceries to further synergize with Athreos. Wispmare and Shriekmaw are some good cards for that slot.

Funkydiscogod on modern mono black zombies

1 month ago

What's your opinion on Nameless Inversion?

I can kill most of the same things Lightning Bolt can kill. It's more expensive, but Undead Warchief makes it cheaper, and Lord of the Undead can pull it back from the graveyard to your hand, and Diregraf Colossus will recognize it as a zombie spell. I guess in a pinch, it can be used to pump one of your dudes.

redknight44 on mono black zombies

1 month ago

Thanks for the suggestions. There is a lot of Lightning Bolt / Shock in my play group, so I tend to avoid the lower toughness creatures. Anything 1/1 is likely to just get zapped instantly.

This being said, I like options such as Death Baron, Lord of the Undead, Undead Warchief, etc. I will probably swap out Abattoir Ghoul for Death Baron, Liliana's Reaver for Undead Warchief, and Ammit Eternal for Lord of the Undead, that way anything I play will boost everything else up.

I'm also considering options like Attrition, Endless Ranks of the Dead, and Call to the Grave, for more board presence and control. Considering that I want all these +1/+1 zombies, maybe it would be good if I had more options to get a lot of 2/2 black zombies onto the battlefield. Shepherd of Rot could also be used late game, because by that time I'll have a few +1/+1 zombies out there so he can't be instantly lightning bolted.

I also don't have much use for Stromgald Crusader, (I don't need flying, my way of getting around enemy creatures is menace / fear) but I approved it because I like the way it looks. I'm simple like that.

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