Plague Belcher


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet 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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0.07 TIX $1.11 Foil


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Plague Belcher Discussion

dra600n on Undeadication

15 hours ago

Alright, so this is what I did:

I acquired the rest of the Metallic Mimic's, filled out the rest of the Wayward Servant, and a few more cards (deck is updated above), and removed the Fan Bearer's and the solo Diregraf (I got to the card shop a few minutes too late as a customer was in the middle of purchasing all copies the shop had).

I ran into an issue that just destroys this deck currently. The combo that took me out was an Anointed Procession, an enchantment that if a creature died, create a 1/1 servo token at your end phase, and a black creature that pings you for 1 life while giving the controller a life for each creature you put into the graveyard (sorry, I forget the names of these cards as they're still new to me).

Going through my cards, I do have 1 Anguished Unmaking, a few Cast Out's, a few Never//Return's, 1 Fumigate, and 1 Dusk / Dawn. My thoughts are to remove In Oketra's Name and possibly remove 1 or 2 Liliana's Mastery. This will free up 5 cards, which I'm thinking would be 1 Anguished Unmaking, 3 Cast Out's, and 1 more Plague Belcher. The reason for wanting to remove the Mastery's is because with the mimic's, I gain the +1/+1 benefit for 3 less mana, and by turn 5, I would rather have creature/permanent control in my hand than 2 Mastery's.

The Oketra's Name's aren't doing well sitting in my hand when I'm suffering with a lack of defenders or getting pinged by another creature, and when I'm ready to use it, my zombies are already +2/+2 to +5/+5. Also, with the 2nd Dark Salvation, I get the zombies and give a creature -2/-2 for the cost.

I'll have to get some more Anguished Unmaking's. I'm debating if I want to run 4 of them, or do a split between that and Cast Out, as the 3 life hit could terrible mid to late game.

I think now that I'm getting some more play with it, the sideboard is going to have a few Never//Return's to help deal with Plainswalkers, Gideon's Intervention, and Fumigate. Maybe a Dusk / Dawn as well, just in case I run into a situation where I want to wipe the board and get a quick army back.

But yeah, I definitely need permanent control, as the current setup only works well against aggro decks.

PrismaticSparx on Retribution (need help/optimization)

4 days ago

Looks like a fun deck.

I'd be tempted to take out the red and keep it mono-black. Swap out Goblin Bombardment for Viscera Seer, also Bone Splinters might be a good addition. Or you could go all in on zombies with the new amonkhet cards like Lord of the Accursed and Plague Belcher.

General deck advice would have me advise you stick to 60 cards for consistency too.

I think I generally see what your going for, but the strategy seems to be quite reliant on your opponents having creatures for maximum value. It looks like a neat casual deck though, I hope my comments help a bit.

ticked-off-squirrel on B/W Standard Zombies

4 days ago

Deltis thanks for the feedback and here is my reply:

no to these cards: Time to Reflect, Plague Belcher, Liliana's Mastery, Stir the Sands, Gravedigger. why? I don't own them.

card reduction: Wayward Servant (from 4 to 2), Wander in Death (from 4 to 2), Binding Mummy (from 3 to 2). why? that is all I own of those cards.

maybe cards: Supernatural Stamina, In Oketra's Name,

no need to restrict to just Ahmonkhet. there are many other Standard Blocks so please, suggest more from those blocks.

Deltis on B/W Standard Zombies

4 days ago

I would suggest less creatures. Creatures are good, but there is a thing as too much. Cards like the new Liliana and old one are good. Anointed Procession, In Oketra's Name, Time to Reflect, Never, Wander in Death, Supernatural Stamina, Stir the Sands, Plague Belcher, Liliana's Mastery, and Gravedigger are all cards from Ahmonkhet that could do nicely in a zombie deck. Innistrad, of course, has a lot of good zombies but those are black and blue. If you want to keep this deck to a minimal price, I would suggest something along the lines of...4xWayward Servant 2xLord of the Accursed 4xFan Bearer 3xBinding Mummy 3xVoracious Null 4xDoomed Dissenter 4xIn Oketra's Name 4xTime to Reflect 4xWander in Death 2xStir the Sands 4xSupernatural Stamina 12xSwamp 10xIsland or something along those lines.This deck using just Ahmonkhet cards. And if I am correct, this (main)deck, minus land, should only be about $12-14 on CardKingdom.

ursamaul on -1/-1 counter "debt" on creatures ...

4 days ago

Here's the situation:

-I have a Nest of Scarabs on the battlefield

-I have a Soulstinger on the battlefield with four -1/-1 counters already on it.

-I cast Plague Belcher and put the two -1/-1 counters on Soulstinger

Here are the two questions:

Does the initial placing of the two counters trigger my Nest of Scarabs TWICE even though the second counter surpasses its toughness level, bringing it below 0?

Does the Soulstinger pop all six -1/-1 counters to other creatures or just the first five that brought it to 0?

Sargeras on Modern Zombies

5 days ago

I'll have to agree with previous comments that this is just a mono-black devotion deck that you decided to throw some recursive creatures into, along with Lord of the Accursed and called mono-black zombies. This isn't to say the deck is bad, as a Mono-black Midrange player myself I will attest this. But this is far from a Zombie tribal deck as advertised.

If you really wanted to build a Zombie Tribal deck, I'd reccomend a green splash, which would easily be affordable considering the amount of fetches you play, in order to play Collected Company.

Another fatty you should be playing in zombie tribal is Plague Belcher. Since you can easily kill a Gravecrawler or any other recursive creature, it's a 5/4 menance that can easily take over a game (With Menace to boot!)

Of course if you were to play zombies, cards like Cemetery Reaper, Death Baron, Lord of the Undead all become excellent options.

If you aren't going to take advantage of the Zombie tribe, I'd recommend moving Gifted Aetherborn to the maindeck, and cutting your zombie sub-theme since basically all your creatures turns 1-3 can't really block anything at all.

Also, cards like Lashwrithe can show up because with fatties like Kalitas you can just win games swinging for upwards of 9 power with lifelink a turn. (Also goes really well with Obliterator)

Also, if this deck is meant to be played competitively, run Liliana, the Last Hope, if in the sideboard if not the mainboard. The reason for this is becuase she can hold off small aggressive creatures, as well as fetch your zombies that you are already playing (cards like Gravecrawler and Bloodghast, and the best part, SHE CAN RECUR FULMINATOR MAGES! something this deck needs to do to beat decks like tron.

If you want any further help, feel free to look at my primer for all mono-black needs!

How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

Modern Sargeras


THE_WTF_Brewer on Winning Pro Tours on A ...

6 days ago

Scrapheap Scrounger is the best alternative. Plague Belcher would most likely be the second.

ArcueidToo on Wither Hither and Thither

6 days ago

Sorry, I wanted to say Plague Belcher

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