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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
1 week ago
This is a really cool deck! Zombies are really amazing, and it looks like you have a very competitive version of them.
What made you pick the Zombie lords over other lords, such as Cemetery Reaper, Lord of the Accursed, Lord of the Undead, and Risen Executioner? Or other Zombies-matter cards, like Skirk Ridge Exhumer, Plague Belcher, and Graveborn Muse.
If you're looking for crazy, kind of out-there ideas, it might be worth checking out Helldozer, Army of the Damned, Endless Ranks of the Dead, Grave Titan, Josu Vess, Lich Knight, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Liliana, Death's Majesty, or Necromancer's Stockpile.
I'm even more interested as to why you didn't choose Path to Exile, considering that nearly every other brew out there running white uses it. Lack of slots? Helps opponent too much? Does it not synergize like Fatal Push does?
Also, what are your thoughts on Blue for zombie decks? There are plenty of good cards
Finally, your mana base. I'd consider taking out Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Bloodstained Mire, and a couple Swamps for Marsh Flats, a Plains, and ~2 Mutavaults. The Plains allows for you to cast stuff with a Blood Moon on the field, or fix your mana after getting a creature Path to Exiled. Also, Concealed Courtyards might be worth checking out, since you're so low to the ground. They're rotating out of Standard soon as well.
Sorry for the wall of text full of stuff you probably thought of before! Thanks for posting your deck!
1 month ago
I too run a The Scarab God EDH deck. Mine started as a Grimgrin combo deck, so it's got a very similar feel. My comment will be a bit nit-picky, since it's coming from someone with experience with a similar deck. You seem to have gone full combo, which is pretty fun to see. I have lots of combos, but am backed up by lots of Anthem affects, since there are so many Zombies that already have that affect.
How's the mill sub-theme working for you? Do you often mill your opponents out? Not via the Duskmantle combo, but like milling with Undead Alchemist and what not. I'm very curious, because there are a few powerful mill cards in there, I'm just curious how well it works against 100 card decks. Especially multiple of them. Speaking of multiple, is this a 1v1 EDH deck or a multiplayer EDH deck?
Geralf's Messenger is a good Zombie. I have a hard time running him over other more powerful Zombies though. Cryptbreaker is really solid both early and late game. More draw and tokens is never a bad thing. It also gives you a way to put cards into your graveyard that need to be there. Cards like Wonder, which I'd also recommend.
A couple new cards that I've been seeing a lot of success with are Arguel's Blood Fast Flip and Search for Azcanta Flip. Blood fast is draw when you need it, for a price. Once it flips though, it can save you from a loss. Especially if you've got some big zombies out. Azcanta helps fill the graveyard with the right things and is a crazy good and consistent draw engine once it flips.
If this is a multiplayer EDH, Call to the Grave is really solid. Much less value in 1v1 though. Endless Ranks of the Dead is also one that is amazing in multiplayer, as the games tend to last a little longer.
A good late game combo is Grave Betrayal + Plague Wind. Both cards are very good on their own, but when it combos out you win. It's super fun to just take all your opponents creatures, turn them into zombies, add a 1/1 counter, and demolish your foes with their own, now zombified, creatures.
Distant Melody is a stupid good way to refill your hand.
Urza's Incubator helps drop the cost of zombies. I run a few more zombies then you do, so I get a bit more affect from it.
Lastly, Gisa and Geralf is fantastic.
Anyways, take this with a grain of salt as my deck is a bit different than yours, even if we do run a lot of the same combos and the same commander / theme. This seems like a really fun deck!
4 months ago
For starters, never play any card that only gains you life once Chaplain's Blessing. Especially in commander.
Take a look at your non zombie creatures, and with each one ask yourself "what does this do for my zombies?" Ex. "What does Avacyn, Angel of Hope do for my zombies? She gives them indestructible!"
Finally, my actual suggestions for cards to put in. Cemetery Reaper, Rooftop Storm, Death Baron, Diregraf Captain, Gempalm Polluter, Ghoulraiser, Gravecrawler, Gravespawn Sovereign, Lich Lord of Unx, Lord of the Undead, Risen Executioner, Undead Warchief, Zombie Master, Ghoulcaller Gisa, Gisa and Geralf, The Scarab God, Anointed Procession, Call to the Grave, Dread Summons, Grave Titan, and Endless Ranks of the Dead
4 months ago
I often start here to get general ideas:
Somehow Rooftop Storm is still cheap.
Interestingly since Thraximundar is a zombie you could do all the zombie lords for buffing and such. It makes for a more robust voltron since it still buffs the commander but also has more than 1 or 3 creatures.
5 months ago
AWOK1 the latter suggestion seems more appropriate. My goal with Risen Executioner is 1- have a late-game zombie that can get back to the battlefield (+combo with Vengevine/Prized Amalgam) and 2- boost other zombies.
The fetchlands thing is really useful, hadn't thought of that :)I think I can remove 1x Drown in Filth and try removing Risen Executioner, add the Relentless Dead and add the fetchlands :)
Will give it a shot
5 months ago
Thanks for reply Ghenni
I would replace 2xVisions of Beyond and 4xDrown in Filth with 4xThought Scour and 3 or 4 copies of Abrupt Decay. I would also remove the Door of Destinies and the Risen Executioner because they do not give that much value when played and the 4-cost hurts the tempo, and add instead 3 or 4 copies of Relentless Dead
5 months ago
This is a spicy meatball. what do you think about Bloodsoaked Champion? It might be more reliable than gravecrawler to get back from the 'yard, even if it costs more. Also, Risen Executioner seems really mana intensive for this deck.
6 months ago
@ Podkomorka ; Lord of Tresserhorn himself is actually a zombie according to the updated errata for him, so he's actually part of the tribal team. =)
I planned to put in more Zombie Lords and other things just so he gets things for free just by existing; but is this a bad idea then? I was thinking Zombie Master, Cemetery Reaper, Death Baron, Graf Harvest, Lord of the Undead, Risen Executioner, and Undead Warchief to name a few.