Shamble Back


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Common

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Shamble Back


Exile target creature card from a graveyard. Put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield. You gain 2 life.

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Shamble Back Discussion

Watertower420 on My Beautiful, Reborn Children

1 week ago

My initial thoughts were that the deck is trying to go wide, so the more zombie lords the better. Grimgrin is a good card with the sacrifice gravecrawler combo but hurts the general go wide theme of zombies. His ability is very cool though.

Another Liliana would help the Prized Amalgam activate if you added it but then i think you'd need some more low drop creatures with "play from graveyard" abilities that are also zombies.

I'd stick with the "go wide". lots of small zombies and lots of zombie lords to buff them and the control you already have plus maybe Shamble Back for midgame board advantage.

Doal90 on Black Pauper Zombies

1 month ago

Gutless Ghoul can be better then Sangrophage.

Deathgreeter can be help to gain life, instead of the artifact.

Shamble Back in Sideboard.

xyl0ph0ne on Zoombies

1 month ago

hmmm... I used Shamble Back instead because this deck has so much life drain that the extra life really comes in handy. And I'm usually exiling Street Wraiths anyway. I suppose I could mainboard Gary. After more testing this deck can't reliably win on or before turn 5, so I might actually be able to cast it.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Zoombies

1 month ago

Gary should be in your main instead of Sovereign's Bite. It's going to be better 99% of the time.

I also recommend Vile Rebirth over Shamble Back. Instant speed is more powerful than 2 life imho, so you can counter reanimation and/or make a surprise blocker.

TKDbeast on AETHER HORDE (Esper Zombie Tribal)

4 months 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.

Lifebane Zombie, Stillmoon Cavalier, Shamble Back, Celestial Purge, and even Selfless Spirit could make good SB additions.

I'm fascinated by Withered Wretch and Revoke Existence. What brought you to choose them over more traditional choices?

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!

DjustGreat on Rakdos Aggro Help

5 months ago

Looking to make my super-budget red/black aggro a lot better now that I have some cash to invest in it. Where should i start?

Creatures: 4x Crimson Muckwader 2x Desecration Demon 4x Diregraf Ghoul 4x Hellhole Flailer 3x Hellrider 4x Lightning Mauler 4x Rakdos Cackler 4x Vampire Nighthawk

Land: 4x Bloodfell Caves 8x Mountain 10x Swamp

Instant/Sorcery: 2x Shamble Back 2x Doom Blade 1x Hideous End 4x Burst Lightning

Thanks for any/all suggestions!

kloac on

5 months ago

Hi thanks for the advice. Obviously Shamble Back is a nice card, but in this deck is important to Trigger the Binding Mummy ETB effect as instant to gain some advantage, so Vile Rebirth is totally necessary.

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