Unbreathing Horde

Unbreathing Horde

Creature — Zombie

Unbreathing Horde enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each other Zombie you control and for each Zombie card in your graveyard.

If Unbreathing Horde would be dealt damage, prevent that damage and remove a +1/+1 counter from it.

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed (DDQ) Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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

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Unbreathing Horde Discussion

SolidWolfo on Living La Vida Living Death

3 months ago

Nice, I like it! I'm also building a Sidisi zombie tribal deck (though in a much lower price category, more grindy and I haven't done much playing with it).

First, any deck of mine that has Golgari in it and cares about the graveyard is running Grisly Salvage. Is it ground breaking? Not even close. Does it win you games? Not really. Does it ever disappoint you? Definitely not. I know people aren't too high on card selection cards, but between selecting from five cards, being instant, hitting both lands and creatures, and effectively milling yourself, I find the good old Salvage very reliable. Then again, blue gets this effect in great variety, so maybe I'm just biased.

Next, I do think that you should consider Rooftop Storm. It is very high CMC, so it doesn't slot in automatically but if you can drop it relatively early, it pays for itself in the long run. It also combos very nicely with Liliana, Untouched By Death, which is a possible addition too. I also run an alternative win con (except my sac outlet is Carrion Feeder) and these two play a part in it. (I admit, it is a bit clunky, but I also play three different Lab Man effects - and Mortal Combat, that's even clunkier - so I think I can afford it.)

Furthermore, if you ever feel like you need more zombies, I have these few cheap ones to recommend: Undead Augur is a great card card draw zombie, but very black intensive. If that is too much, Midnight Reaper achieves a similar effect, though he sadly does not trigger from tokens. Stitcher's Supplier is an amazing self-mill one drop zombie, while Shambling Shell is a zombie with dredge that you can easily put into graveyard once in play, so what's not to love. If you have any kind of zombie anthem effect, Unbreathing Horde is an immortal blocker if you need that - arguably that's not very often, but the option is there. And if not for that, it can still become a very big zombie for Altar of Dementia. I already mentioned Carrion Feeder, so that's about it from the top of my head I think.

Lastly, as Kholan95 before me mentioned, you want some back up plan in a self mill deck. You said you don't want to run Lab Man effects, so in that case maybe you should consider graveyard shufflers? Loaming Shaman is probably the classical option, but I do have a soft spot for Wand of Vertebrae. It's nothing amazing, but it can drop very early and repeatably mill you (though not as well as Embalmer's Tools would in this deck obviously), which is great for a deck like Sidisi, and in a pinch, you can shuffle at least five cards into your deck, which should save you from decking and give you those few more turns to try and finish the game.

multimedia on Tainted soil

5 months ago

Hey, looks like your going for a Zombie tribal theme.

Going to have to make some sacrifices of five drop Zombies and here's some advice. Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Gray Merchant of Asphodel and The Scarab God are the only three you need the rest could be cut. Muldrotha, Grave Titan, Rooftop Storm and Liliana, Dreadhorde General are the only six drops you need.

I have a Zombie tribal Muldrotha deck that I made last year, Zombie Grave Wave (Budget). My deck is budget, $200, but it could give you some ideas and you can replace the budget alternatives I'm using with more expensive price cards that you have. More advice to improve your deck is to include Gravecrawler infinite combos since it's a Zombie.

Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Diregraf Captain/Plague Belcher/Bontu's Monument/Blood Artist/Vengeful Dead is an infinite combo to make all your opponents lose life. Sac Gravecrawler with Altar, use the one black mana to cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard and repeat. Gravecrawler + Altar is infinite casts of Gravecrawler from your graveyard which can be used with other cards. Diregraf Colossus is infinite 2/2 Zombies. Undead Augur/Secrets of the Dead/Guardian Project can draw into a win condition. Kill all your opponents creatures with Grave Pact.

Cards to consider cutting:

To also make room for more lands and other card upgrades this is more than 13 card suggestions to consider cutting. Many of these suggestions are good cards, but are very much outclassed by other better cards in your deck already or you could add with such a high budget.

20x total lands is not enough for a functioning Commander deck. Want at least 30-36 lands depending on how high the avg. CMC of your deck is and how many additional mana sources you include. The current avg. CMC is 3.7 which is too high. What's making it this high is too many high CMC Zombies especially five drops.

I offer more advice if you would like. Good luck with your deck.

Dankirk on Noxious Horde

6 months ago

I was thinking about Death Baron, but I feared killing him in response to my attack was too much of an issue that could cost me the game. Zombie Infestation could really boost Gisa's Bidding and I'm thinking about it. I fear the discard two (instead of one like the zombies do) could drain me too quickly, but I should test if there's really any issue. For now I'm testing Unbreathing Horde and Plague Belcher as secondary win conditions.

Yeti_Confetti on Zombie Horde

8 months ago

It wouldn't be a bad idea to cut out the souless ones, he is a very neat card and I love it, but there are cards that do what he does but better. Unbreathing Horde is very similar, but is much harder for your opponent(s) to get rid of. He wont grow with more zombies being played however. You could also just cut out soulless one to add more of other creatures you already have to make it more consistent. Zombies are my favorite tribe by far, they were my first deck and are my babies. I look forward to see you evolve this deck.

Two very good zombies that have been some of my favorites to play are Geralf's Messenger and Gray Merchant of Asphodel. Entire decks are built around gray merchant.

But always remember that it is your deck, make it how you want, don't let someone suggest something and make you feel like a fool for not having it included.

ShibaWiz on Scarab god - Let the zombie apocalypse begin!

8 months ago

Interesting creature cards:

snowflake3114 on The Lich is Back

11 months ago

Yeah, K'rrik is a great addition to this deck pre-Lich state, but I would definitely need to add his buddies Vilis, Broker of Blood and Pestilence Demon with lifelink. K'rrik really does deserve his own deck with the number of life payment shenanigans he can get into.

I should take this time to mention that I am currently rebuilding this deck to be a more creature focused deck, swapping out some of the combos with zombies and zombie token producers. Some of the god mode combos will stay in, at least one or both liches will stay in, but it will be bolstered by a legion of zombies ( Endless Ranks of the Dead , Unbreathing Horde , Shepherd of Rot ), cards that interact with Varina a little bit more ( Bone Miser ), and cards that helps the deck more with draw ( Bolas's Citadel , Liliana, Dreadhorde General ). Still has a lot of testing to do, but everyone who's interested in a less combo heavy version of this deck will be in for a treat pretty soon.

muffpuncher on Chains and dead thangs

1 year ago

Things to remove and why:

Worry Beads - too slow Endless ranks of the dead- dead if you don't have other zombies out

From Under the Floorboards - no way to activate madness which is what makes it good

Unbreathing Horde - you can keep if you want, but it only helps if you self mill and you just don't have that many creatures

Ashnod's Altar - you don't consistently have enough creatures to feed it, instead use a land slot or something and get a Phyrexian Tower

Dark Salvation - keep it only if you can fix your mana generation issues. If you can consistently get 10+ mana a game then keep it.

Exsanguinate - it's just a worse Torment of hailfire, and again you don't generate 20+ mana consistently.

Butcher of Malakir - Costs too much mana, and when you need to wipe the board you have boardwipes to do that anyways.

Things to add:

Codex Shredder

Unwinding Clock

Embalmer's Tools

Altar of Dementia swap that one out for Ashnod's, it's better in this deck

Grindclock , it's slow but it gets a lot better with Unwinding clock, and if you can land it early it'll do some serious work over the course of a game.

Helm of Obedience is a pricey card but definitely would do work here

Millstone if you took that one out

Phyrexian Arena // Necropotence to keep your hand full

Metroid_Hybrid on None

1 year ago

Due to the way they are depicted in the promo video, and the flavor text on the cards with Amass; I can’t help but feel like the Army token was supposed to function more-or-less like the second ability of Unbreathing Horde ..

Of course, we’ve only seen a handful of cards with the Amass keyword on it.. We could very well see some form of quasi-Banding before everything is said & done (not likely, but it’s still fun to speculate about)..

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