Risen Executioner


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern 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

dracoarmy on Liliana and Friends

1 week ago

With only 7 zombies in the deck and very few ways to make them, I would remove Undead Warchief, Soulless One, Lord of the Accursed, Gravecrawler only 7 zombies hard to bring back, Oath of Liliana,Relentless Dead (maby)

Id add Vile Requiem in place of Oath of Liliana. Its a good removal.

Or you can just add more zombies. to make the cards worth it.

Maby add Zombie Master, Unbreathing Horde if one thing in play gives it +0 +1, it can never die from combat. Risen Executioner, Cemetery Reaper, Butcher Ghoul

rafaelmv7 on Night of the Living Dead

3 weeks ago

Okay, so...

Seeing your Esper deck I automatically decided Time to Reflect had to play. Fantastic removal in a zombie deck that I didn't know existed. Therefore I also added a Wayward Servant. For this I have to maintain the fetch lands and I also added Caves of Koilos, because any other alternative for / mana is beyond my reach at the moment.

I added a 3rd Diregraf Colossus and two Unbreathing Horde. While I can see the use for Lord of the Accursed in such a deck, I just prefer Risen Executioner and can't really fit him. Took out Wharf Infiltrator, Grave Titan, one Executioner and Geralf's Mindcrusher as you suggested.

I added two Ghoulcaller's Chant, since two zombies back in my hand for one mana is pretty great and two copies of Compelling Deterrence. Also took the Pulse of the Grid out for one copy of Necromancer's Stockpile. I wanted two but I can't really find a way to fit another, especially since I'm already risking too much playing only 22 lands with 3 colors, I feel.

Rooftop Storm was initially part of the plan (before I published it here), but now that the converted mana cost for creatures is pretty low I don't think it's worth adding it for the 6 mana it requires.

What do you think of it now? And remember, I'm also trying to work with what I have available since I'm not in a position to spend much on this.

Thanks a lot for all the help!

Shadow12721 on Night of the Living Dead

3 weeks ago

I'd cut the Geralf's Mindcrusher, Grave Titan, Wharf Infiltrators, and maybe one Risen Executioner. Also, one card I forgot to mention was Endless Ranks of the Dead.

rafaelmv7 on Night of the Living Dead

3 weeks ago

Tragic Slip, of course, how could I forget. I'll add them for the Bone Splinters. Fatal Push is a bit too expensive for me, but for the decks I play against it shouldn't be a problem to play with a lesser card.

Would you substitute Risen Executioner for Lord of the Accursed or play both? I feel like Risen the only zombie he could replace in the deck, but I prefer Risen's graveyard ability.

4 Diregraf Colossus is an idea but the lack of regeneration from him worries me. Gravecrawler is indeed stupidly amazing, but the cost of having a few is out of my league. :(

AS for your last 3 suggestions, I'll try and fit them in somehow, but the land price is, as always, a problem.

Thanks for the feedback!

FuryOfTheAge on Zombie Lords

1 month ago

Risen Executioner isn't in Standard.

Pieguy396 on Looking for a Modern Zombie ...

2 months ago

I don't have a decklist, but a good place to start would be:

4 Gravecrawler

4 Aether Vial

4 Lord of the Undead (or Cemetery Reaper)

4 Death Baron (or Risen Executioner)

3 Diregraf Captain

4 Relentless Dead

For removal, you have Dark Salvation and Fatal Push, and of course Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize for hand disruption. The big problem with Zombies is that you have a bunch of great 3-drops and rather few good 2-drops. Relentless Dead is really the only one that comes to mind.

kellen.rice on Oh BITE ME!

2 months ago

Great job on the deck! I would take out Risen Executioner and add Relentless Dead. Also you should add in some mana ramp such as Cabal Coffers. If you do, you should consider Grave Titan.

Firebones675 on Blue Blood

2 months ago

Looks like a good start, here are couple suggestions

Lords: Although the term is a bit outdated, lords refer to a creature that buffs all your other creatures of its creature type like Diregraf Captain. Fortunately for you, zombies have several lords in modern including Undead Warchief, Cemetery Reaper, Lord of the Undead, Risen Executioner, and Death Baron. Some of them are a bit pricey but figured i'd mention them as options if it's a direction you wanted to move in.

Here are other cards that aren't lords but go great in zombie decks:

Gisa and Geralf, Diregraf Colossus, Endless Ranks of the Dead, Relentless Dead

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