Sightless Ghoul

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension (DKA) Common

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Sightless Ghoul

Creature — Zombie Soldier

Sightless Ghoul can't block.

Undying (When this creature dies, if it had no +1/+1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.)

Sightless Ghoul Discussion

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Father of Hell

1 day ago

The title made me think of a Rankle deck as the little fairy is a trickster, so he might be interpreted as Loki, who's the father of the norse goddess Hel. After scrolling a little through the list, I quickle came to the conclusion that this has to be a Yawgmoth list. That much regarding the flavour and synergies.

As far as suggestions go, how about Geralf's Messenger , Sightless Ghoul , Evernight Shade and Butcher Ghoul ? Just get into play two of these and go infinite, killing all of your opponents off with any die-trigger drainer.

Hoobynobber7395 on Lord of the Wastes

4 months ago

take out Astral Cornucopia , Butcher Ghoul , Sign in Blood , Sightless Ghoul , Sengir Autocrat , Grim Haruspex , Animate Dead , and Orzhov Enforcer , you have a lot of card drawing already, and more bringing back things from the grave in masses rather than 1 by 1 put in Living Death , Key to the City , Agent of Erebos , Lord of the Void , Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Gonti, Lord of Luxury , Dictate of Erebos , and Carrion Feeder Dictate of Erebos is worth it, it will not only l=allow you to sac creatures and make theirs die but pull out counters, and other things, the real goal is to win, and with more demons on the field and Liliana's Contract you are more likely to get your win con, and if not you have back up options to get other ways to win

Lokotor on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

11 months ago

Bloodytrailz

I'd say that your ranking of the 4 options is pretty accurate. You missed Smothering Abomination though, which is my number 2 pick I think, especially where it is a sac outlet in a way. Having flying also means it's a bit easier to get dethrone triggers with it if you need to.

I'm currently using Grim Haruspex because it's 3mana and has some wizard synergies, but smothering abomination is very high on my list of potential changes.

Midnight Reaper would be a good include if you needed more life loss cards, or if you needed more card draw and didn't want something like Necropotence. personally i have no issues on those fronts so I've opted to go for the cards i have here. midnight reaper is definitely a good option if you're looking for a low CMC card draw effect to replace Harvester of Souls or river kelpie.

The thing with persist is that other than Glen Elendra Archmage there are only two other creatures that are even worth considering. River Kelpie and Puppeteer Clique. the rest are basically just vanilla creatures essentially in that they have no abilities or other interactions with the deck's gameplan.

as i mentioned before, haruspex is just a more efficient effect than kelpie, 2 less mana is a lot. and i ran clique for a while actually, but i just rarely found myself making good use of the reanimation effect and so i dropped it for something else.

Anything > CMC4 has to be particularly good in my opinion, otherwise it's tough to play in a deck like this since we don't have the ramp that other (Green) decks have available. being able to get the most out of your mana each turn is a big big factor in how effective your deck is.

Undying is obviously much stronger than persist, but again, there's only really about two cards worth bothering with here.

a card which doesn't do more than one thing isn't usually a good pick in my opinion. a creature like Sightless Ghoul which is basically just an attacker with no really notable abilities isn't worth running when its only significant synergy with the deck is that it's hard to remove. cards like Rakdos Cackler are a much better way to get the same effect.

as for undying cards Pyreheart Wolf and Flayer of the Hatebound are the two (other than mikaeus). flayer is too expensive at 6CMC where all he does is give some incidental damage that can just as easily come from attacking. pyreheart wolf might be a decent include, but since i'm running a lot of cards like gravepact and such i can keep the board fairly clear and don't have to worry too much about blockers.

i find that glen elendra archmage is a very strong card in the deck though. flying makes dethrone easy and like you said, sage of fables makes it a great soft lock.

metallic mimic isn't worth it for me since my tribal synergy is pretty light. i have about 7 wizards and nothing else really overlaps much, but if you focus a bit more on the wizard theme though then it would be a great include for sure.

feel free to look at my queen marchesa deck if you want. it's public on my profile i believe.

cole20112 on The Deck Formerly Known as Grimgrin's Free Zombies

1 year ago

Some more suggestions I've found are Gravespawn Sovereign, Zombie Trailblazer, Plague Belcher, Noxious Ghoul, Zombie Master, Fleshbag Marauder, Cryptbreaker, Corpse Harvester, Corpse Connoisseur, Buried Alive, Noosegraf Mob, and Phyrexian Delver.

Every tribal deck that I build and that Ive seen others build typically have about 35-ish members of the tribe in the deck, so maybe cutting some of the 5 mana reanimation and other mediocre cards for more zombies would be wise.

Some suggestions to cut are Corpse Hauler, Divination, Necromantic Summons, Rise from the Grave, Sightless Ghoul, Butcher Ghoul, Highborn Ghoul, Skeletal Vampire (unless you're planning on running death baron then definitely keep him), Walking Corpse, Servant of Tymaret and Sidisi's Pet.

Izu_Korasu on It's Time To Rise Again

2 years ago

interesting theme, and appears to be a budget deck but that doesnt mean you need to settle for low impact and vanilla creature cards like Sightless Ghoul or Walking Corpse etc.. (there is an argument to cutting the zombies entirely for a spirit based focus)

when creatures like Banshee of the Dread Choir, Bygone Bishop, Fleshbag Marauder, Hollowhenge Spirit, Kami of the Waning Moon or Oyobi, Who Split the Heavens..etc are there to play with.

Rhystic Circle also seems underwhelming in a game with copious amounts of mana, maybe Circle of Despair instead?

BlurrySC on undying sacrifice

2 years ago

You're better off adding green for Young Wolf and Strangleroot Geist, these are much better than Butcher Ghoul and Sightless Ghoul. Of course, this will make the mana base far more expensive. In just black, some other cards to consider are Blood Artist/Zulaport Cutthroat, Viscera Seer, Bloodflow Connoisseur, Grim Haruspex.

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