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
2 weeks ago
Meren of Clan Nel Toth and Ezuri, Claw of Progress might make good additions to your deck. Brawn and Wonder both make great cards to discard or let Sidisi, Brood Tyrant mill and get their abilities.Morbid Curiosity with some of your Grave Pact type of cards could mean a great value. Novijen, Heart of Progress seems like good deck tech. High Market is a good way for you to get a little life back. Blighted Woodland is actually better than it looks. Perpetual Timepiece helps with your self mill. Elixir of Immortality in case you go too hard on the self mill. The Gitrog Monster because he's annoying af. Nyx Weaver more graveyard manipulation. Massacre Wurm is good. Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord possible win con. Gisa and Geralf need to be able to use your graveyard as a resource. Zombie Apocalypse. Deadbridge Chant let's you use your graveyard as resource.Mikaeus, the Unhallowed so good. Risen Executioner another buff on a stick. Splinterfright more self mill. Evanescent Intellect let's sidisi mill without swinging. Extractor Demon could give you self mill your help you mill out an opponent.Mirror-Mad Phantasm and Hermit Druid both synergize well with sidisi. Laboratory Maniac as a safety net if you go too hard. Empty the Pits 4 mana plus your whole graveyard at an opponents end step could be stupid crazy. Eternal Witness grabbing what you need from your graveyard. Blood Artist makes all of those toekns even scarier as they are 2 point swings no matter what. Mesmeric Orb just have everyone mill. See the Unwritten this could do some work for you. Pharika's Mender another way to grab something from your graveyard. Deadwood Treefolk same as last card. Phyrexian Reclamation. Dig Through Time. Recollect. Praetor's Counsel all make your graveyard resource. Cellar Door. Eldrazi Monument. Distant Melody.Gaea's Blessing. Jarad's Orders.Unbreathing Horde. Lich Lord of Unx.
3 weeks ago
It is completely possible to build a UB zombie/spirit control deck but I'm not sure how competitive it would be. Just did a quick search and (within modern) other than Soul Separator, Graveborn Muse, and Haunted Dead, there isn't a large intersection between the two tribes
I've seen some decent UW spirit control decks before using Geist of Saint Traft, Spell Queller, Mausoleum Wanderer, Rattlechains and Selfless Spirit with some other removal, cantrips, and counterspells as backup. Spell queller is so good in spirit control I almost wonder if it would make sense to do U/W/B instead, the problem is it would make your mana pretty awkward.
As for zombies, I could see a deck that grinds people out in the long game with Endless Ranks of the Dead, Lich Lord of Unx, and Graveborn Muse. Also a lot of people forget that Undead Warchief is the only one of its cycle to be modern legal (thank you time spiral block)
Putting them together though might be a bit tricky as the zombie cards don't care about spirits and visa versa. Definitely doable if you want to commit to flavor though.
There exist lords in both tribes:
Also soulshift and much of the kamigawa block had a spirits theme across all 5 colors. The soulshift mechanic might be nice (some of the better ones were in green imo). Here's an example of soulshift: Thief of Hope
Zombies: Diregraf Captain, Cemetery Reaper, Diregraf Colossus (technically not a lord but close enough), Undead Warchief, Death Baron(not the best for budget reasons), Lord of the Undead and Risen Executioner
Also bonus flavor points if you run Zombie Apocalypse
Sorry if his wasn't as straight forward as you were looking for. I think I rambled a bit. Does this help or were you looking for something else?
1 month ago
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
2 months ago
Commander / EDH
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2 months 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.
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.
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 + 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.
2 months 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
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)
2 months ago
I don't know the price of cards so I don't know if it will fit your budget but you could try: Death Baron, Lord of the Undead, Undead Warchief, Risen Executioner, Cemetery Reaper, Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, Diregraf Captain,Coat of Arms, Door of Destinies, Army of The Dammed , Endless Ranks of Dead, Grave Pact, Vampiric Rites, Liliana, the Last Hope. Hope this helps.
2 months 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.