Risen Executioner


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir Mythic Rare

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Risen Executioner

Creature — Zombie Warrior

Risen Executioner can't block.

Other Zombie creatures you control get +1/+1.

You may cast Risen Executioner from your graveyard if you pay more to cast it fro each other creature card in your graveyard.

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Risen Executioner Discussion

magicthe on Lots a mill

2 weeks ago

Hi Millathon

Your current build seems unfocused. Your deck is split in two ways of attacking the opponent. Your attacking your opponent library with semi-aggressive milling cards like Altar of the Brood, Memory Erosion and Jace's Phantasm. Simultanously, you want to have defensive creature so that your combo of Undead Alchemist and Alter of the Brood works.

Most of the suggestions you've gotten so far, has been expand of the mill strategy with Jace's Phantasm and Memory Erosion as most important cards of this plan. I will suggest cards, that might help you build an aggressive Zombie Milling with the combo you likely love of Undead Alchemist and Altar of the Brood

Creatures you might want: Gravecrawler Geralf's Messenger Geth, Lord of the Vault Fleshbag Marauder Diregraf Ghoul Cryptbreaker Dregscape Zombie Lifebane Zombie Relentless Dead Risen Executioner Unbreathing Horde Undead Warchief Diregraf Captain Prized Amalgam Lich Lord of Unx

For Support, you might want to look at cards like these: Cryptic Command Exhaustion Dark Confidant Remand Graf Harvest

The_Grape on Lovely brothers (need help)

4 weeks ago

Grimoire of the Dead. Lim dul what's his face. Risen Executioner. Other things. Check out my EDH deck.


Commander / EDH The_Grape


darkjeti on Gisa & Geralf's Bogus Journey

4 weeks ago

Pretty good list. I run a very similar deck that is combo/tokens.

Here are my recommendations and reasons:

Anything not a zombie is already sketchy so Tree of Perdition is good but not very consistent if it gets milled out.

Lich Lord of Unx is kinda meh. Abilities are underwhelming and end up being a waste of mana.

Get a copy of Phyrexian Altar asap. It has great interaction with Gravecrawler and other dudes who love seeing things die.

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is great sideboard tech vs other graveyard decks but it doesn't cast from the grave. It needs to be out for a while and watch you kill things to really yield any kind of value. By then, somebody is usually placing combo pieces or casting eldrazi titans.

I ran Risen Executioner for his anthem effect but otherwise he kinda sucks so I replaced with Rhystic Study

Patriarch's Bidding seems very meta dependent. Bringing back a bunch of zombies is great, but giving somebody even one big flier seems kind of a steep price. If you had more zombie based infinite combos then this might be worth it. Otherwise, its very situational and I'd stick with something that generates more value 99% of the time like Mystic Remora

My first build on this commander was very similar but I found myself running low on cards. Dump a few of the creatures I mentioned and toss in card draw to help get you into the good stuff. I don't have a decklist up atm, but here are the interactions that I usually win with:

Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Diregraf Captain == win

Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Bitter Ordeal == exile opponents libraries

Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Dictate of Erebos / Grave Pact keeps the board clear

Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed == Infinite Mana. Infinite mana means casting your commander and sacrificing over and over to dump your library into the yard to gain access to all zombies. Havengul Lich will let you cast non-zombie creatures that you may need for utility/combo.

Aondail on Dawn of the Dead

1 month ago

love this deck right off the bat - though there are a few cards im just not sold on Diabolic Revalation being one of them - id just rather play something like Diabolic Intent

Boneknitter could be something to consider for this deck - to save some of your less expendable Zombies but i can understand why it wouldnt make the cut.

Some consideration could also be given to Empty the Pits

I always like to have a way to kill people without having to attack as sometimes its just not possible - Gempalm Polluter can let you do that. As can Lich Lord of Unx and Vengeful Dead

This deck also seems to lack a tonne of ways to draw cards - might i suggest some more draw effects - Grave Defiler might be one to consider since you have 34 Zombie Creatures in your deck for her to hit, i would expect you to draw around 2 cards almost every time you cast her.

I like the fact you haven't overloaded on planeswalkers - but Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip should likely be in your 99 somewhere as she can make a Zombie and her Ult can do some kind of silly things.

Necromancer's Stockpile is also a pretty good card for this deck - as i feel it can set up some pretty fun plays with Rise of the Dark Realms, Zombie Apocalypse, and Gisa and Geralf. Quest for the Gravelord could also be a kind of an ok play - though it could also be slightly underwhelming.

Risen Executioner could also find a spot in this deck as it is a Zombie Lord (though a little underwhelming) and with a few of the self graveyard control mechanics you have you can keep his cost to be semi-reasonable.

Zombie Trailblazer could be another option for this deck as a way to give Grimgrin unblockable for the commander damage kill.

A few of the cards i felt were kind of underwhelming - Diregraf Ghoul (vanilla 2/2's for 1 are saddening late game), Liliana's Elite (is pretty meh early game), Liliana Vess (i think you can just do better with Heretical Healer), Appetite for Brains (a really random 1 of effect), Buried Ruin (really you only want to combo this with Grimoire), and Secrets of the Dead (outside of a couple interactions this card will be a dead card a large chunk of time)

Freezingfist on [[Dawn-of-the-Deck]]

1 month ago

If the Thraben Foulbloods work, stick with 'em, but I'd definitely find a way to get those Cryptbreakers in. You could make a little wiggle room dropping the Chitinous Cloak. You already have Graf Harvest to give your zombie hoard menace, and the mana investment to play and equip it seems high, especially when you already have a lot of creature in the 3 cost slot.

All that said, this seems like fun. I wish there was a good zombie 'lord' to give all your guys a nice power boost and get over a lot of the mass removal, but with the rotation of Risen Executioner, I'm having a hard time making a zombie tribal compete in this meta.

Shad0wRaz0r on Kolaghan's RB Dragon Tribal

1 month ago

Thank you for the suggestion, Brightest_Day. I have tried Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury, before, and I might try it again. However, using the haste from Dragonlord Kolaghan can really impact the board, with hasted dragons making it hard for the to react to the damage, instead of having to wait for a turn while the opponent kills the dragon. I also believe that the second passive can work when someone casts a creature spell from their graveyard, like Gravecrawler and Risen Executioner.

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