Risen Executioner

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

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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

FuryOfTheAge on Zombie Lords

1 week ago

Risen Executioner isn't in Standard.

Pieguy396 on Looking for a Modern Zombie ...

1 month 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!

1 month 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

1 month 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Lords: Although the term is a bit outdated, lords refer to a creature that buffs all your other creatures of its creature type like Diregraf Captain.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

Firebones675 on Zombies

1 month ago

Anyways let's talk about the deck a bit. I think it's a pretty good start.

Couple points i want to mention briefly

Lords: Although the term is a bit outdated, lords refer to a creature that buffs all your other creatures of its creature type like Diregraf Captain.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

Consistency: A lot of the cards in the deck are 1-ofs. This means the deck might be a bit more unreliable. Since you're just starting out and don't have as many cards dont worry about it but as you pick up more, ask yourself what cards you would want to have in your hand most often and add extra copies of them to the deck. (the one caveat to this is to be careful with legends, planeswalkers and high mana cost cards so they don't end up stranded in your hand).

blackhawk22 on Zombie Tribal (2nd Gen) Input Welcome

2 months 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.

Firebones675 on MizzMizz

2 months 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:

Spirits: Drogskol Captain, Long-Forgotten Gohei, Battleground Geist(meh), Gallows Warden (meh)

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?

magicthe on Lots a mill

3 months 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

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