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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
5 days ago
Hey you might wanna pull Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, it nonbos with Scarab God as exiling their creatures prevents bringing them back as Eternals. Fraying Sanity, Risen Executioner or Sphinx's Tutelage could be replacements. Underworld Connections also helps keep hand full.
2 weeks ago
Hey, welcome to TappedOut. Very nice build for your first Commander deck.
Consider decreasing the avg. CMC of the deck to 3.0 to start; currently it's 3.9. Cutting a lot of higher casting cost cards will make Scarab more powerful because then you can have a better established battlefield of Zombies before you play him. Scarab is a very mana hungry Commander because he costs five to cast and then four to use his ability each time. Once he's in play your mana is really tied up, dedicated to using his four mana exile ability.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Rise of the Dark Realms
- Decree of Pain
- Rooftop Storm
- Noosegraf Mob
- Gempalm Polluter
- Risen Executioner
- Syphon Mind
Zombie tribal is fun, but you say that you're playing against seasoned competitive players with competitive decks then after a while playing against them with this deck think about how it can be more competitive. The most competitive ability of Scarab is not it's opponents life loss and scry ability equal to the number of Zombies, but it's ability to exile and make a 4/4 copy of a creature from any graveyard.
This exile works with any creature not just Zombies. You could instead of playing Zombies play a deck stuffed full of value creatures with great enter the battlefield (ETB) abilities because in theory you'll get to use these ETB abilities twice. The first time the creature enters play and then again when it's exiled and copied with Scarab.
Value creatures like weak fliers such as Baleful Strix, Mulldrifter, Vendilion Clique who then become 4/4s. Creatures who let you reuse a spell like Torrential Gearhulk and Snapcaster Mage. Others such as Champion of Wits, Hostage Taker and Gilded Drake or great finishers like Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur.
You can then support these creatures, Scarab and overall strategy with more control: draw, draw/discard, removal, counterspells and hand disruption.
Good luck with your deck.
3 weeks ago
First of all, you're not running a Sol Ring which is a must have for every commander deck. You should also be running a Cemetery Reaper, Risen Executioner, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Ghoulcaller Gisa, Orzhov Signet, Endless Ranks of the Dead, Malicious Affliction, Swords to Plowshares, Oblivion Ring, Banishing Light.
1 month ago
What are some of the other cards you plan to run? Gravecrawler, for example, is useful to sac to stuff like Nantuko Husk to get Diregraf Captain/Plague Belcher triggers. Lots of tokens probably benefit from lords like Death Baron because chomping tokens becomes much harder.
1 month ago
I am looking to make a zombie tribe deck and looking at the Lords to use and i cannot decide which one:
Should I go with multiples or one of the Lords?
1 month ago
Most zombies have double black and having a lot of them can give you a ton of devotion, for that reason Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx can be considered. With that in mind Gray Merchant of Asphodel is a card I strongly recommend. Other creatures to consider are Metallic Mimic, Risen Executioner, and most notably Lord of the Accursed (menace is a killer).
I would drop Jace, Memory Adept, the plan with zombies is usually more beatdown and Jace is already double blue which makes him harder to cast as your mana base should be mostly black (a couple islands and blue/back duals).
Another card you need is Phyrexian Arena, zombies curve low so having that extra draw power each turn is very important in a deck like this. Harsh Scrutiny can come out for that, those types of effects are not very reliable in commander.
Let me know if you need any more help, good luck!
P.S Feel free to check out my Dakkon Blackblade list on my profile, it's a casual deck built for flavor but because of that it utilizes zombies.
3 months ago
Ok, first off, your deck has 2 too many cards, you'll need to cut those. Secondly, I think you'll find you have too few lands to be consistent. Next, I believe there are better zombies. Here's a few. I don't know what your budget is, so some of these may be a bit pricey.
Other card suggestions.
Skullclamp If you have Gravecrawler, it's a 2 mana draw 2.
Dictate of Erebos A good way to keep opponents locked down.
Thornbite Staff Combined with Gisa, you can keep pumping out zombies at a MUCH faster rate
Coat of Arms The ultimate buff to a tribal deck.
Hope that helps!
3 months ago
Thanks for your suggestions! This is a pretty rough list right now; there's a lot of cards I need to get, many of which you've suggested (Liliana, Death's Majesty, Liliana's Mastery, Shepherd of Rot, Zombie Master). This deck is admittedly a low priority among my EDH lists, (owning nine Commander decks really hurts my wallet) but I'm looking forward to teching it out as it is next on my list to upgrade.
I would absolutely run Lord of the Undead and Relentless Dead if it weren't for the fact that both of those cards are quite expensive for me. Since Standard is about to rotate out Shadows Over Innistrad, I figure I can pick up the latter once it cycles out for a better price.
Dralnu, Lich Lord isn't really good for my playgroup. Aside from the fact that I'm focusing on a creature-based deck as opposed to instant/sorceries, there's about two too many copies of Blasphemous Act floating around that would really punish me.
Breathstealer's Crypt looks cool, always love older janky cards that synergise well. I'm just concerned about revealing every card I draw; I love to play politically and I think that could hurt me.
Dread Slaver used to be in the list, and from playtesting I can say it underperformed. A lot. I could never create a favorable combat situation in which my opponent would actually block/attack into it. Creatures can just be really big in EDH.
Zombie Infestation is a pretty good card, but I like to tutor up Necropotence pretty often and discarding has antisynergy with it.
Other cards I'm looking to add would be Graveborn Muse (I get to draw into whatever I didn't scry away), Risen Executioner (as a more budget Zombie lord), Hero's Downfall (to strictly upgrade Murder), Buried Alive (just a casual 3-for-3 tutor), and Paradox Haze (because duh).
Thanks again for your upvote!