Plague Belcher


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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Plague Belcher

Creature — Zombie Beast


When Plague Belcher enters the battlefield, put two -1/-1 counters on target creature you control.

Whenever another Zombie you control dies, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Plague Belcher Discussion

DragonFaceEater on Modern Zombies

2 days ago

I have a slightly slower deck that looks a lot like this, and I've found that Diregraf Colossus works really well both in early and late game, and also synergizes really well with Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead. Also, Plague Belcher works with Relentless Dead and Bloodghast, essentially giving you a 5/4 menace for free. Undead Warchief gives a massive stat boost, plus making all of your zombies cost 1 less, and I would suggest replacing two Death Barons with two Lord of the Accursed. The Death Baron deathtouch ability is useless if you already have one, and you can always recur them, so Lord of the Accursed seems to be a great replacement for them.

MatthijsTreuren on Don't Let the Dead Bite

1 week ago

Thanks everyone for your recommendations, I think I'm getting close to the final form of my deck.

bushido_man96 I get where you're going with it and I really like it. I'm trying to find a good spot for Intruder Alarm. Maybe switch him with Vindictive Lich even though his ability is hilarious in multiplayer games, Intruder Alarm is just a great way to make some abilities go insane.

Steelspike I was already running a copy of Buried Alive when I put Plague Belcher in the deck and I have to say if you have 2/2 zombie tokens its an amazing card. A 5/4 menace and all your opponents lose a life for 3 mana. I like your The Scarab God deck, to bad he is really expensive right now otherwise I would have rebuild this to a The Scarab God deck probably.

Pieguy396 I completely forgot Pull from Tomorrow but it's amazing for this deck. Thanks! I can't really find a good spot for Wayfarer's Bauble though. Maybe you can?

MatthijsTreuren on Don't Let the Dead Bite

1 week ago

Steelspike thank you, I put Vengeful Dead back in it. I also have Plague Belcher who does the same thing and I noticed that's it a lot of fun if your opponents slowly die while your army slowly grows.

ThallionDarkshine on Black/White sticky zombies

2 weeks 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.

ThatGuy4242 on Gisa and Geralf - Zombie Tribal Prototype EDH

2 weeks ago

First I recommend taking out: Havengul Runebinder, Cemetery Recruitment, Undead Alchemist, Nantuko Husk, Geralf's Masterpiece, Geralf's Mindcrusher, Ashes of the Fallen, Perpetual Timepiece, Secrets of the Dead, Ancient Excavation, Murder, Compelling Deterrence, Liliana's Mastery, Obelisk of Urd, Graf Harvest, and Zombie Infestation, Ghoulcaller's Chant,

Cards that you should put in: Gravecrawler, Gravespawn Sovereign, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Grave Pact, Unholy Grotto, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Living Death, Cryptbreaker, Death Baron, Phyrexian Reclamation, High Market, Corpse Harvester, Balthor the Defiled, Reassembling Skeleton, Skullclamp, Grave Defiler, Graveborn Muse, Zombie Apocalypse, Crypt of Agadeem, Geier Reach Sanitarium, Reliquary Tower, Bojuka Bog, Diabolic Intent, Patriarch's Bidding, and Demonic Tutor.

Alternate commanders or cards to include in the deck could be: The Scarab God and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

If you are really trying to stay Timmy with the deck, then I won't recommend Phyrexian Altar because it goes infinite with Gravecrawler and any kind of death/ETB trigger, but then again, it does it with Rooftop Storm and a sac outlet too.

Other cards that can be really good in zombies include: Sheoldred, Whispering One, Corpse Connoisseur, Zombie Trailblazer, Twilight's Call, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Demonic Collusion, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Scourge of Nel Toth, River Kelpie, Phyrexian Arena, Attrition, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Burnished Hart, Disciple of Bolas, Harvester of Souls, Damnation, Rune-Scarred Demon, Phenax, God of Deception, Beacon of Unrest, Corpse Augur, Palace Siege, Infernal Caretaker, Contamination, Plague Belcher, Vengeful Dead, Dread Wanderer, Boneknitter, Grimoire of the Dead, Pontiff of Blight, Custodi Lich

izirkelbach on Hapatra, Snek Queen

2 weeks ago

MoGoose831 Supernatural Stamina seems like a great choice, just not sure what to take out for it :(

Crazedlink00 I definitely need to find room for Torment of Venom. Archfiend is nice, but i don't cycle or discard enough to utilize him. I really like Plague Belcher but my 3drop slot is already pretty full. Any suggestions on cuts?

SirOrionDrake on Army of Servants

2 weeks ago

Goblinballer Yeah, I've put more control into it. Funny thing is that I've made this deck out of fun. The cats could've been other zombies, like Dread Wanderer, or even Plague Belcher, but somehow I found those cats to be more fun, since they come back as zombies... Anyways, thanks for the upvote!

zephyr_chang on Zombie Horde

4 weeks ago

If you really want to go the 'drain life' route, why not play Plague Belcher, Diregraf Captain and Geralf's Messenger?

Viscera Seer is a much better sac outlet than Corpse Blockade, although not a Zombie. Diregraf Ghoul and Unbreathing Horde are probably quite underwhelming, and should be dropped, together with Zulaport Cutthroat (as mentioned above, there are better drain options that are actually Zombies). Also, Ghoulcaller Gisa is not legal in Modern not because it was banned, but because it was printed in a Commander set (and anyway I don't think you want to play 5 drops with only 20 lands, even with the Bontu's Monument).

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