Unconventional Tactics


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Uncommon

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Unconventional Tactics


Target creature gets +3/+3 and gains flying until end of turn.

Whenever a Zombie enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay . If you do, return Unconventional Tactics from your graveyard to your hand.

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Unconventional Tactics Discussion

Zultor on Real Budget B/W zombie standard

6 months ago

I'm by no means the best example for standard, as I've never played a game of standard in my life, but I do play modern and legacy quite often, and this deck is by no means a budget, but if you ever feel like upgrading the budget and changing it to a modern format. this is my own personal B/W Zombie control shellhttp://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/binding-mummy-lockdown/ . I give a detailed reason why I have every card, unfortunately still trying to find a slot in it for Unconventional Tactics Myself.

Zultor on Real Budget B/W zombie standard

6 months ago

I like the eck, I've been working on my own b/w zombies deck for modern, it's a bit controlly, but a suggestion I could make for this would be Unconventional Tactics it's a decent spell for getting damage through, and I don't think it'll break the hyper budget.

I like the idea, keep up the brewing. +1

-Arcanity- on Zombie Mill B/U

8 months ago

Unconventional Tactics would be good 2 add

Stompu on G/W Pumpeller

8 months ago

The basic goal of this deck is to basically mimic modern infect. This deck can win turn 4 and if not interacted with, will reliably win turn 5.

The deck abuses the aggressively curved doublestrike creatures Adorned Pouncer and Solemn Recruit to combo with various pump spells, giving you double value from the pumps. The deck generally doesn't interact, but does have access to Blossoming Defense to dodge removal, Unconventional Tactics for evasion.


General Strategy

Turn 1: Plains

Turn 2: Forest, Adorned Pouncer

Turn 3: Plains, Larger Than Life and Built to Last targetting Adorned Pouncer and swing in for 14 damage.

Turn 4: Use any buff spell on Adorned Pouncer to give it 3 or more power, win the game.

Can be performed with Solemn Recruit as well. Can sort of be done with Electrostatic Pummeler, but only use pump spells without using his ability if you have a real surplus of pump in hand.

Energy Combo

Turn 1: Plains

Turn 2: Forest

Turn 3: Forest, Electrostatic Pummeler, + 3 Energy

Turn 4: Plains, Sage of Shaila's Claim, + 3 Energy, Larger Than Life targeting Electrostatic Pummeler, use his ability (taking him up from 5/5 to 10/10), use his ability again (10/10 to 20/20), swing for 20 damage.

This one you've got to get lucky for, but unless he's blocked, if you have 6 energy and can buff him with something, Electrostatic Pummeler will always do absurd amounts of damage. Its basically triple strike if you compare it to the other creatures.

How effective are the pump spells on double strike creatures?

Blossoming Defense: Costs G, effectively grants +4/+2, creature gets hexproof until turn end.

Built to Last: Costs W, effectively grants +4/+2 til end of turn. If used on Electrostatic Pummeler, he also becomes indestructible.

Highspire Infusion: Costs 1G, +6/+3 til end of turn.

Cartouche of Solidarity: Costs W, +2/+1 indefinitely. You also get a 1/1 vigilance.

Larger Than Life: Costs 1G, +8/+4 til end of turn. The big hitter.

Unconventional Tactics: Costs 2W, +6/+3 and flying til end of turn.

SailorJoeV on G/W Tokens w/ Cats

10 months ago

I've been working on this type of deck for a few weeks now. It's fun, but top decks pretty quickly. Try adding Lifecrafter's Bestiary for card draw. Consider adding some type of evasion like, Unconventional Tactics or Mighty Leap. Fumigate works a lot better for board wipe than Dusk / Dawn in this type of deck. Mainboard atleast 2 Declaration in Stone to help you get rid of problem creatures. Lastly, I've had great success with Authority of the Consuls in the sideboard to slow down Red Deck wins. My version is here Aggro Kitties!, if you want to take a look. I've updated the deck, I just need to make the changes on here. I'll get to that later.

Atroxreaper on Amonkhet Orhzov Zombies

10 months ago

Unconventional Tactics recursive pump and evasion.

TepigAggro on

10 months ago

Alright, ive given a good look at this deck and ive decided on some changes.


2x Cursed Minotaur

1x Gravedigger

3x Binding Mummy

1x Merciless Eternal

1x Unconventional Tactics

2x Sandblast

2x Accursed Horde


2x Lord of the Accursed

1x Throne of the God-Pharaoh

3x Dread Wanderer

1x Never

1x In Oketra's Name

2x Diregraf Colossus

2x Ammit Eternal

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