Rooftop Storm

Rooftop Storm

Enchantment

You may pay rather than pay mana cost for Zombie creature spells you cast.

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Set Rarity
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Leviathan Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Custom Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Limited Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Legacy Legal

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Rooftop Storm Discussion

Zinon on Zombie tribal

1 week ago

Havengul Lich, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Rooftop Storm make a really good combo, a Demonic Tutor type effect for 1 is quite good

Optimator on Gisa and Geralf EDH V.2.2

2 weeks ago

I have a guide/repository for card-draw cards if you want to peruse it. You may find some cards with more synergies that you like. Weight of Memory can be decent for self-mill strategies, etc. EDH Card-Draw Master List


As for cuts... let's see...

I don't love Forgotten Creation, personally. I always felt like I had non-creatures I wanted to keep in my hand all the time. Your deck is a bit more creature-heavy than mine, so perhaps it's pulling its weight.

You have the necessary components for Gravecrawler combos, but not a ton of tutors to make them reliable to get out. As such, perhaps one of the weaker payoffs for that can go, such as Vengeful Dead or Plague Belcher. If you're using Buried Alive to find the pieces then you'll only ever need one, and Diregraf Captain is an excellent choice. That said, your deck is fairly token-heavy so perhaps the incidental groupslug is being underappreciated by me.

I don't really love Ancient Excavation or Compelling Deterrence.

Personally I think Endless Ranks of the Dead is a bit of a trap unless you're all-in on the token strategy, such as a Ghoulcaller Gisa or Sidisi, Brood Tyrant zombie deck. Very fun, but a bit win-more unless you can really make it pop off. I've never been satisfied with it's performance in my deck, but you're going wider than I do so perhaps it's fine. Something to think about though.

It all kind of depends on how much you're self-milling. You have a decent amount, but you aren't exactly going all-in. As such, Grimoire of the Dead may be a liability. I have played around with that card in some of my decks and it just seems to get removed before it works. When it did I usually won the game, though. It's fun, but unreliable. Rise of the Dark Realms is obviously more reliable but it's very pricey.

I never found the self-mill in my deck as useful as regular card-draw. There's not a ton of point to have 15 zombies in the graveyard if you only want to cast one or two of them over and over. There are payoffs, of course, but to me it feels like being in the middle-ground is way worse than being all-in or having minimal self-mill. I just hate milling over answers or Rooftop Storm!

I don't think you're running enough to make Nightscape Familiar worth it.

Honestly, I don't love Havengul Lich a ton. The color restriction makes it hard to use and you have lots of ways to bring out your own zombies already. He's better in a more mill-your-opponents strategy IMO.

Tymaret Calls the Dead is a bit of a weaker card. Exiling your own zombies is a bit of a non-bo (unless your self-mill strategy is really rolling). The lifegain can be nice but I'd rather run Whip of Erebos if that's the goal, or a better card-draw card if that's the goal.

demongaurd65 on Zombie Token

1 month ago

i would add a Rooftop Storm you can use diabolic tutor to pull it from your deck then all your zombies are free to cast

Balaam__ on Casual Series pt. 1 *HELP NEEDED*

2 months ago

Rooftop Storm is a personal favorite of mine. I’ve always gravitated toward Reanimator decks but none of my zombie themed ones ever work well enough to play seriously. I’d love to see an effective, budget conscious build revolving around zombies and utilizing recursive abilities. Other than that I don’t have any stipulations. It could be any combination(s) of colors or win-con strategies.

Phostration on Zombie

2 months ago

Call to the Grave to cause opponents to remove creatures continually (plus it gets rid of hexproof and indestructible creatures). Open the Graves would let you gain zombies if any of your own(non token) zombies happen to die. You could also add some normal removal such as Hero's Downfall. Liliana, Dreadhorde General could provide creature gen as well as card draw. Instead of having 4 Rooftop Storm, you could go down to 1 or 2 and add some tutor spells, since if you draw more than one it becomes a redundant card. Rhystic Tutor is cheaper, but Diabolic Intent and Beseech the Queen are slightly better but cost more. God-Eternal Bontu is nice to have especially if you have tokens to sacrifice for card draw.

Sorry I only suggested black cards!

rafe028 on Living La Vida Living Death

2 months ago

I really like this deck.its given me a few ideas, but some thoughts I had were things like Secrets of the Dead, Liliana, Untouched By Death, and what's a zombie deck with blue without Rooftop Storm.

DankMagicianD on Not so Friendly Sidisi Brood Tyrant

2 months ago

Rooftop Storm lets you use any sac outlet instead of just Phyrexian Altar, and perhaps consider Wonder for its evasion granting ability.

BrandonO97 on Wrexial, the Risen Deep Revamp

3 months ago

I know what you're saying there. Rooftop Storm I'm going to get it for my Wrexial deck

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