Polluted Dead

Polluted Dead

Creature — Zombie

When Polluted DEad dies, destroy target land.

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Penny Dreadful Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vintage Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pauper Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal

Polluted Dead Discussion

Xenerai on Zombinstein

2 months ago

if this deck is for casual then i'd say its pretty alright for a fun break from the norm. Only 10 cards short of a commander deck too if you want to go that route. But if you're looking for more competitiveness, I'd say to do the following:

The first thing we need to do before anything, is to figure out the strategy we're going for. Obviously a token based liliana deck is way out of reasonable budgets. The blue you added does give me an idea for a control based zombie deck.

So the first thing to do is remove the cards above 60 that we wouldn't need, along with cards that will don't either assist or protect our strategies. I would start by removing the following: 2 - Advanced Stitchwing. 2 - Certain Death. 1 - Collective Brutality. 1 - Corrupt. 1 - Corrupted Roots. 2 - Disentomb. 1 - Doom Blade. 1 - Essence Harvest. 1 - Gnawing Zombie. 1 - Grixis Slavedriver. 1 - Grixis Grimblade. 1 - Hunted Ghoul. 1 - Haunted Dead. 3 - Ingenious Skaab. 4 - Laboratory Brute. 1 - Lamplighter of Selhoff. 1 - Maalfeld Twins. 2 - Macabre Waltz. 2 - Midnight Recovery. 1 - Mistvein Borderpost. 1 - Moan of the Unhallowed. 2 - Paranoid Delusions. 1 - Polluted Dead. 2 - Psychic Strike. 1 - Recover. 1 - Rise from the Grave. 1 - Scrapskin Drake. 1 - Shambling Attendants. 1 - Sibsig Host. 1 - Sibsig Muckdraggers. 1 - Sidisi's Pet. 1 - Sip of Hemlock. 1 - Skinrender. 1 - Spineless Thug. 1 - Stitched Mangler. 2 - Thraben Foulbloods. 1 - Strange Augmentation. 1 - Undead Executioner. 1 - Zombie Outlander. 15 - Swamp. 10 - Island.

It IS Quite a lot, but it's because we need to make room for the cards that'll make the bulk of our strategy, not to mention there are cheaper, better alternatives to most of these cards (lands were removed because the mana base will be changed later). With these cards taken out, that leaves us with the following: 3 - Cemetery Recruitment. 1 - Ghastly Conscription. 1 - Sign in Blood. 1 - Graf Harvest. 1 - Rooftop Storm. 2 - Gavony Unhallowed. 1 - Jhessian Zombies. 1 - Vedalken Ghoul.

these are pretty linearly focused for an effective strategy. to fluff out the rest of the cards for the deck, I'd recommend:

+1 - Cemetery Recruitment. +3 - Sign in Blood. +4 - Mana Leak. +3 - Duress. +3 - Vedalken Ghoul. +3 - Jhessian Zombies. +1 - Rooftop Storm. +4 - Go for the Throat. +4 - Rotting Rats. +3 - Claim / Fame.

oshen on Death is a Means to an End

11 months ago

tkjanacek

Polluted Dead with Teysa Karlov equals 2 lands for 1, plus I can reanimate it with many of my reanimate cards to use this effect more. With my many sac outlets it is also instant speed.

tkjanacek on Death is a Means to an End

11 months ago

Polluted Dead is terrible, you should run Vindicate instead.

Wicked_N_Irish on Marchesa, Queen of Counters

2 years ago

Unspeakable Symbol should definitely be in here. It does both of the things Marchesa wants to do. Harvester of Souls and/or Grim Haruspex can be great card draw here as well. Avalanche Riders and Polluted Dead can get rid of troublesome lands like Arcane Lighthouse. Maybe the talisman for acceleration as well as life manipulation? Talisman of Dominance and Talisman of Indulgence Marchesa is one of my favorite commanders. I always upvote a good Marchesa. :D

Yrrig-is-me on Meren’s Thousand-Eyed Army [Primer]

2 years ago

Some great ideas here. I'll be trying Repopulate and Polluted Dead

Please take a look at mine, would appreciate the feedback Obligatory Meren Deck

S1ayerMonkey on

2 years ago

Thanks!

I like Krosan Grip a lot and the only reason it isn't here is because I don't have a copy! For now Fade into Antiquity works and I like the exile effect.

I've never heard of Hell's Caretaker before. I think it'll be an instant add if i get a copy. great suggestion.

The two land cards are excellent as well. I've been using Polluted Dead and Acidic Slime for similar effects, but I've never considered having the ability on a land before.

droslag on Ral Zarek Destroys Lands

3 years ago

Polluted Dead Helldozer Deus of Calamity

Some cards that destroy lands. Helldozer might be good if everythings a swamp, wont be hard to cast and you can untap him lots to destroy more land

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