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
1 week ago
well first piece of advice I would give, is to drop a lot of those creatures and spells that don;t directly help, like Quest for the Gravelord is a card that usually looks good but is pretty slow compared to other zombie styles. I would highly recommend the following zombies, Gravecrawler that one is the best 1 mana drop zombie and most aggressive 1 drop that has proabably ever been made and can only be ever truly stopped by being exiled which is a rather uncommon deck strategy, Highborn Ghoul as he can swing past nonblack/nonartifact decks and provide easy constant damage and with the right buff could be a game ender by himself. Relentless Dead his menace is pretty good but his ressurection ability to bring back other zombies to the field is unparalleled and he can save himself by paying a single mana. Lord of the Undead is a good 3 drop buffer zombie and works as a slightly slower ressurection card but is still pretty good. Cryptbreaker is easily second best 1 mana drop zombie ever made even if he is more subtle than Gravecrawler because once Cryptbreaker has a zombie horde to work with he can draw a lot of draw very quickly and has been the cause of several touranment wins by himself plus his discard works pretty well if you have useless cards in your hands that you can turn into zombies. Diregraf Colossus works very well as he works with graveyard styled decks but his zombie spawning ability especially in combo with Gravecrawler can become crazy after a few turns. Also since you seem to want to build a zombie deck around Liliana, the Last Hope ultimate ability, I'm rather surprised you haven't seen or put in Endless Ranks of the Dead it is a bit slow at first but can create literally infinite token zombies to overwhelm most opponents. Spiteful Returned is a zombie a lot of people overlook but he can work very well either as a fighter or a buffer for an end game strategy, Unbreathing Horde is a really good frontline fighter that can be extremely hard to take down if a large amount of zombies are in play when he comes out, Death Baron his abilities speak for themselves turning the weak zombies into death dealing monsters and gives them a buffer, Sidisi, Undead Vizier is a really good zombie card to use as the exploit ability can be unparalled if used with the resurrection abilities of Relentless Dead and Lord of the Undead to bring out whatever you need to bring out to end the game. Attrition and Mind Slash work as sac cards that provide a lot of versatility and control to the field and work well with the making of zombie tokens. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is a good zombie that makes all your nontoken zombies harder to kill and makes them a bit tougher through his buff and undying ability, plus he is a 5/5 with intimidate which can be pretty powerful on it's own. Grave Betrayal is not really practical in too many situations but can be a fun card to put out and makes it fairly powerful. And finally if you're going all in with zombies it would irresponsible to not mention Coat of Arms that artifact makes all of your zombies hilariously strong, if 8 zombies are out they all get +7/+7 and as most zombies are 2/2 then they would all become 9/9 zombies just with Coat of Arms and not even taking into account all the other buffer cards. I hope these suggestions help! Cheers!
3 weeks ago
100% add Unbreathing Horde because Unbreathing Horde + Lord of the Undead + Ghoulcaller Gisa gets exponential real fast
3 weeks ago
some people like Ghoultree. you might also enjoy some interactions with cards like Haunted Dead, Slitherhead, Diregraf Colossus, Geralf's Messenger, Glissa, the Traitor, Nantuko Husk, Skaab Ruinator, and Unbreathing Horde. that last one has a pretty nifty interaction where if you can give it an extra toughness through an anthem effect or some means other than counters, it cant be killed by lethal damage as it would just be prevented, even without any counters.
3 weeks ago
I would suggest the following extra cards:
- Diregraf Captain
- Rooftop Storm
- Diregraf Colossus
- Zombie Apocalypse
- Fleshbag Marauder
- Ancient Excavation
- Unbreathing Horde
- Forgotten Creation
- Corpse Harvester
- Graf Harvest
- Vengeful Dead
- Noxious Ghoul
- Liliana's Reaver
- Corpse Connoisseur
- Geralf's Mindcrusher
- Fact or Fiction
- Forbidden Alchemy
- Dark Salvation
Aim for at leist 35 lands I would suggest for now.
All options I posted are budget options. The more expensive cards I left ut for now.
3 weeks ago
i think you have one or two too many copies of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. my zombie deck which is very much similar uses 2 and i can drop them consistantly.
Nameless Inversion is a great removal card that has done wonders for my zombie deck. it counts as a zombie so it will trigger Diregraf Colossus and can be fetched with your dig cards Lord of the Undead and Ghoulcaller's Chant
surprised not to see and Relentless Dead in here. how come he didnt make the cut?
also could add some Cryptbreaker for extra draw as the game goes on.
3 weeks ago
I would highly recommend these zombies to help out your deck flow better and faster and maybe offer new strategies. Gravecrawler, Cryptbreaker this guy with a zombie horde can be crazy for draws. Diregraf Colossus as with him out he starts making lots of tokens very quickly and works well with discard and mill types. Relentless Dead, Highborn Ghoul, Korlash, Heir to Blackblade, Geralf's Messenger, Pontiff of Blight, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Unbreathing Horde are some good base like zombies to work with that I can offer up right off the bat. Hope these suggestions help!
1 month ago
Hey this is Ben, the deck looks great! Twisted Abomination, Unbreathing Horde, Wight of Precinct Six, and Victim of Night aren't good enough IMO for EDH. I can tell you're committed to the straight zombies line, but Crypt Ghast and/or Nirkana Revenant are really strong ramp. The same goes for Gauntlet of Power. Considering that your general is Sidisi, Lifeline seems like an auto-include, along with Leyline of the Void to hate out your opponents' creatures (just a good strategy anyways too). I would add more card draw in the form of Dark Prophecy and Necropotence too, which are extra good with Nykthos. Really, everything is open to you since you have a tutor as your general. Lastly, I would suggest Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed because he's amazing for recursion of anything, including your bomb sorceries, and also Phyrexian Reclamation for the most flexible recursion available. Can't wait to see it in real life!
1 month ago
thanks for all the zombie love guys! the upvotes are all appreciated! glad to see some that you like the build here. @saturn999 Kevinosten WWWWAAAAAAYYYY back when this deck was just a casual deck, i had a few Unbreathing Horde in there. im finding it hard to find a place for him in the current build. he gets bested out by the other 3 drops in the mix and other than that there is just no room. same story for the second endless ranks, i used to run two copies but as the deck changed, one ended up coming out to make room for other cards. plus at 4 mana its at the high end of the mana curve at least before sideboard. ive been considering dropping a relentless dead, but gray merchant would be the first card to fill that gap. so i think the final verdict on Unbreathing Horde is that its good, just not good enough for what i have rn. might add another endless ranks to the sideboard instead of the 3rd push or zombie apocolypse. it would have to beat out the cards on the maybe board though so ill have to take a look at what works. thanks guys!