Creature — Zombie
When Maalfeld Twins dies, put two 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens onto the battlefield.
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Maalfeld Twins Discussion
3 months ago
I'd remove some of the vulnerable mana rocks Sky Diamond, Charcoal Diamond, and MindStone all come to mind. Id replace them with Read the Bones, Frantic Search, and Burnished Hart all of which can help you hit those much needed lands. More spot removal is key, and maybe a better counter than Undermine. Noxious Gearhulk and Diluvian Primordial are both great adds, and removing the zombie tribal subtheme will open up a lot of options, and allow you to remove things like Door of Destinies, Maalfeld Twins, Undead Warchief etc
8 months ago
Maalfeld Twins is a fun card with gisa. Enough zombies for the whole family. Dark Salvation can bolster your army while acting as spot removal. Mill is weak in commander by default, so I'm personally not a fan of Embalmer's Tools. Zombie Goliath, Undead Minotaur, and Undead Minotaur are vanilla creatures and thus bad. Crypt Ghast is a great way to power out Mana, and the extort ability it a nice way to get some 'damage' in while padding your life.
11 months ago
Mitotic Slime comes to mind. Reef Worm is sorta like that, but in the wrong colors. Abzan Ascendancy/Golgari Germination/Gutter Grime/Requiem Angel are sorta close, Belfry Spirit turns the creature it haunts into a card like that, Brindle Shoat, Tuktuk the Explorer and Doomed Dissenter just get bigger. Liege of the Hollows gives everyone squirrels when it dies. Symbiotic Elf, Symbiotic Beast, and Symbiotic Wurm turn into insects. Chasm Skulker explodes into a pile of squid (wrong colors again tho). Maalfeld Twins breaks apart into 2 zombies, and Mausoleum Guard into 2 spirits. Promise of Bunrei makes one of your dudes explode into spirits. Sporogenesis is kind of a cool card that makes your guys explode into saprolings on death. Sprouting Thrinax is good. Wurmcoil Engine is a popular one.Goblin Marshal/Mogg War Marshal makes goblins when he ETBs and dies. Hallowed Spiritkeeper, Hangarback Walker, and Hooded Hydra all work. Jotun Owl Keeper in blue again. Mongrel Pack is another one, as is Murder Investigation. Theres a whole bunch of "Penumbra" cards from odyssey that all make a black clone of themselves when they die (e.g Penumbra Wurm). Ulvenwald Mysteries turns each dead guy into a clue that it then turns into a soldier.
If I were to make a commander deck around this idea, I would go with a Jund, not Abzan, sacrifice deck led by Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper, or perhaps Shattergang Brothers. In addition to these you have a ton of guys that just make 1 token on death- Seed Guardian, Sifter of Skulls, Pawn of Ulamog, Tukatongue Thallid, Blisterpod, Myr Sire, etc.
1 year ago
Black Market, Falkenrath Noble, Flesh Carver, Loyal Cathar Flip, Maalfeld Twins, Murder Investigation, Pious Evangel Flip, Return to the Ranks, March of Souls, Nether Traitor, Phyrexian Plaguelord, Killing Wave, Spirit Bonds, Meekstone, Kjeldoran Outpost, Nomads' Assembly, Sidisi, Undead Visier, Martial Coup, Secure the Wastes, Adarkar Valkyrie, Archdemon of Unx, Ophiomancer, Stronghold Assassin, Carrion Feeder, Mortician Beetle, Army of the Damned, Abhorrent Overlord, Requiem Angel, Cauldron of Souls, Call to the Grave, Vampiric Rites
1 year ago
Craterhoof Behemoth is always a good addition to a token deck.
1 year ago
I would replace Geralf's Masterpiece for Advanced Stitchwing just cause hes easier to get back is still a flier and doesnt get smaller. Monastery Siege for Ancient Excavation so you can draw a bunch and discard a bunch, this helps with your commander getting some Z's in the grave. I'd also replace Victimize and Buried Alive with Whispering Madness and Day's Undoing. Dark Salvation for Necromantic Selection with all the new wheel affects you should be able to grab something good and its another board wipe. Maalfeld Twins for Overseer of the Damned just because hes super impactfu, a flier makes Z's and kills something when it comes out. Scourge of Nel Toth for Call to the Grave cause sacrifice is really good especially against voltron commander damage decks. Raving Dead for Phyrexian Delver. Wight of Precinct Six for Shepherd of Rot. Entomb for Graf Harvest purely for the menace, butyou could use the other abilitly in a pinch if your commander gets killed to much. Necrogen Mists for Windfall, again just so you get card draw and are still forcing people to discard. Epiphany at the Drownyard for Grave Pact. and to be sure you can get your value from cards like this id nix Nim Deathmantle for Ashnod's Altar. Geralf's Messenger is slow and 2 life wont do too much so id put in Nantuko Husk or Corpse Blockade for more sac outlets.
1 year ago
The first thing I noticed is that you have no Lord effects to boost your Zombies. Having a lot of them is great. Having them as 5/5 or 6/5 with Deathtouch that deal damage when they die is even better. Things like Undead Warchief, Diregraf Captain, Death Baron, and Cemetery Reaper are really good for this kind of deck. Consider dropping higher-CMC creatures like Overseer of the Damned and Maalfeld Twins, which will take far too long to get on the board for your own good, for more Lord effects to allow your tokens to have more survivability. Also consider splashing Blue for Diregraf Captain. They're too good to pass up and pose a threat to your enemies should they kill off your tokens.
Grave Titan is also a good token generator and a potential win-con.
I also notice that you have no means of defending your creatures. Your entire deck is simply generating Zombie tokens, and most of your deck is over CMC 4. You're going to find that your deck will be destroyed simply because you have very little of an early-game presence and even less of a means to protect your board. Even if you don't splash Blue for counter spells and other forms of control, you should still drop some of your token-generating instants/sorceries for things like Despise and Fatal Push.
I have a similar Zombie token deck that uses Blue for control. Consider taking a look at it and see if anything in it proves to be useful to you. Here is the deck: B/U Zombie Tokens
Hope this helps!
2 years ago
Qarsi Sadist is life-related sacrifice effect, which is useless in EDH. Try Rakshasa Gravecaller instead. Courser of Kruphix and Oracle of Mul Daya are nice, but really don't fit the whole sacrifice theme. Dictate of Erebos is a cheaper Butcher of Malakir. If you want to run cards like Nantuko Husk and Blood Bairn, consider Sundial of the Infinite, which makes those benefits permanent. Rise from the Grave can't compare to to Deadbridge Chant in reanimation. You have a ton of sacrifice, but really not enough token creation. For that, try Maalfeld Twins, Awakening Zone, or Ogre Slumlord.