Unbreathing Horde


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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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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Unbreathing Horde Discussion

Neotrup on Malignus vs Unbreathing Horde: Who ...

1 month ago

Not entirely true, Unbreathing Horde's ability will still remove a counter from it, it just won't prevent the damage. This can be relevant if the Unbreathing Horde is just 1 toughness greater than Malignus' power, as it will result in them trading.

Tapwateronfire on Malignus vs Unbreathing Horde: Who ...

1 month ago

Malignus vs Unbreathing Horde

The scenario: Malignus comes into play with a greater Power/Toughness to Unbreathing Hordes counters-boosted Power/Toughness.They eventually end up squaring off: Who wins? Does UH simply drop a counter and live to fight another turn, or does Malignus take it out?

Saljen on Mono-Black Zombie 1.5

2 months ago

Zombies are the best! They just got a lot of new tools in one of the most recent sets as well.

Let me start by saying that your deck looks like it's lacking direction a bit. You've got some Zombie aggro in there mixed with lots of lands and lots of high cost or X cost spells. Those are two conflicting strategies. I'd suggest honing in on the Zombie aggro if you want to stick with the Zombie theme.

I'd recommend dropping the following cards: Diregraf Ghoul (there are better 1CMC Zombies), Scourge of Nel Toth (very expensive for an aggro deck), Soulless One and Unbreathing Horde (these just aren't very powerful), as well as all of your X spells, Torment of Hailfire, Dread Summons, and Dark Salvation as they are just too expensive to play and actually be useful. Contamination isn't actually legal in Modern, so I'd suggest dropping that as well.

Here's some cards that I'd consider to replace the ones that I suggested you remove: Gravecrawler and Cryptbreaker are the best 1CMC Zombies. Definitely consider these if going aggro. Cemetery Reaper and Lord of the Undead offer more ways to pump up your Zombie horde, as well as additional functionality. Grey Merchant of Asphodel offer unique late game options to finish off the opponent. You could also consider upping the number of Undead Warchief and/or Lord of the Accursed. Aether Vial would also be a solid way to speed up the deck.

Hopefully this isn't too much critique for one deck, but you mentioned you were new so I thought I'd throw out some advice. I have a Zombie EDH deck that I put a lot of time into, so I've got some experience with the undead. Good luck with your new deck!

Entrei on Noob to Magic; need help ...

2 months ago

3 questions:

What format, what do your friends play, and what is the budget constraint.

In general I would run dimir zombies, with stuff like Gravecrawler, Fleshbag Marauder Unbreathing Horde, Endless Ranks of the Dead, Undead Alchemist, and Cryptbreaker

benw on Marchesa's Zombie Horde

4 months ago

All three of my Tricolour zombie decks have been in need of serious updates since Commander 2014. I have made a lot of changes to update this since the revisit to Innistrad as cards like Cryptbreaker, Geralf's Masterpiece and others have been excellent additions.

The biggest change has been from self-mill with cards like Armored Skaab to self-discard with cards like Necromancer's Stockpile or Cryptbreaker.

The change relates to experience with my SBT BUG deck - I found that if you mill yourself a lot, all the other cards have to have recursion or other cards to reanimate them. So, unless we are talking about Faithless Looting or Army of the Damned sorceries in my Marchesa deck would need cards like Possessed Skaab, which lead to a lot of cards extra cards.

Now the deck revolves around strong Zombies with counters, cards like thraximunder, Diregraf Colossus, Noosegraf Mob and Unbreathing Horde. These zombies with counters, work alongside self-discard cards which help generate tokens, draw cards and fill the graveyard with tonnes of beneficial targets. Now that we are selectively discarding rather than milling, we can draw into lands and spells which we need in hand; cards like [[Living End] or [Twilight's Call]], which we couldn't do before. We can also discard targets like Scourge of Nel Toth or Anger or Vengeful Pharaoh.

zephyr_chang on The Slow and the Hungry

4 months ago

If you really want to go the 'drain life' route, why not play Plague Belcher, Diregraf Captain and Geralf's Messenger?

Viscera Seer is a much better sac outlet than Corpse Blockade, although not a Zombie. Diregraf Ghoul and Unbreathing Horde are probably quite underwhelming, and should be dropped, together with Zulaport Cutthroat (as mentioned above, there are better drain options that are actually Zombies). Also, Ghoulcaller Gisa is not legal in Modern not because it was banned, but because it was printed in a Commander set (and anyway I don't think you want to play 5 drops with only 20 lands, even with the Bontu's Monument).

brandonsperry25 on White/Black Zombies

5 months ago

Have you considered Undead Warchief, Gravecrawler, Cryptbreaker, Unbreathing Horde, Relentless Dead, Death Baron, Lord of the Undead and Cemetery Reaper? I feel like a lot of these cards would help with triggering Wayward Servant and Binding Mummy multiple times as well as boosting up your zombies to do some serious damage.

Curious why you aren't running Path to Exile as cheap removal as well.

Kinge on Lich's Mastery

6 months ago

If I were you I would cut the Blue. It seems not as good as mono black zombies. I would also add some lords and one-drop zombies to speed up the deck. I would also remove the counters for more removal instead.

Suggestions for 1-drops:

Diregraf Ghoul, Dread Wanderer, and Gravecrawler


Lord of the Undead, Lord of the Accursed, Diregraf Captain(if you keep blue), Undead Warchief, and Death Baron

Some other good zombie-related cards:

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Unbreathing Horde, Endless Ranks of the Dead, Whip of Erebos, Liliana, Death's Majesty, and The Scarab God(again if you keep blue)


Nameless Inversion(It counts as a zombie card), Victim of Night, Ultimate Price, Smother, Doom Blade for budget options.

Cool deck though! Hope this helps!

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