Undead Alchemist


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels 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
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Undead Alchemist

Creature — Zombie

If a Zombie you control would deal combat damage to a player, instead that player puts that many cards from the top of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

Whenever a creature card is put into an opponent's graveyard from his or her library, exile that card and put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield.

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Undead Alchemist Discussion

Mtgmyth on ZOMBIES!!! "Ach! Hans, Run!"

4 days ago

Ok, are you playing in MTGO or paper? Either way, here are the cards I might take out, either because they are too slow, or they are better in multiplayer (or they are just bad). Dark Salvation, Prized Amalgam, Noxious Ghoul, Liliana's Reaver, Army of the Damned, Crux of Fate, Vanquisher's Banner, Noosegraf Mob, Vindictive Lich, Dread Summons, Endless Ranks of Dead, Altar of Dementia, Sol Ring, Undead Alchemist, Kindred Dominance, Geralf's Messenger, Never / Return, Call to the Grave Grimgrin, Corpse-Born. You could definitely take out others as you play the deck.

Here are some good cards that would be good to have, but not all will make the cut. Rings of Brighthearth, Basalt Monolith, Talisman of Dominance, Arcane Denial, Counterspell, Lim-Dul's Vault, Swan Song, Pact of Negation, Snapcaster Mage, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, Toxic Deluge, Damnation, Leyline of Anticipation, Vedalken Orrery, Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Thought Vessel, Glen Elendra Archmage, Commander's Sphere, Solemn Simulacrum, Gilded Lotus, Cyclonic Rift, Overwhelming Denial, Search for Azcanta  Flip, Forbid, Bloodchief Ascension, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Underground Sea, Sunken Ruins, Cavern of Souls, Ancient Tomb.

I'm sure there are many other cards that would be great in the optimized version of this deck, but these are the ones I can think of right now. Also, I am not extremely familiar with the current meta of MTGO(?) 1v1 commander, so there may be cards that are good because of the meta. You will want to do some research and you will definitely make changes as you play. Have Fun!

griffstick on Favorite Grusilda Interaction

6 days ago

Undead Alchemist and Fleet Swallower is cool. Darien, King of Kjeldor and Soul Warden is cool too. But if I had to stay in the Rakdos colors Master of Cruelties and Nether Traitor

jjp16 on Phenax Mill

1 week ago

Duskmantle Guildmage, you already have Mindcrank and this makes a solid combo to give mill a little more power.

Undead Alchemist, Dreamborn Muse, and Mesmeric Orb are great for this too. Any time you mill someone and they hit a creature card you get a 2/2 zombie with Alchemist.

Increasing Confusion can be a nice choice sometimes with the flashback

You could also try putting in a reanimator package and have some nice targets to access if you mill yourself.

Anotheruser on The Scarab God Tribal

1 week ago

Undead Alchemist is also a bit of a non-bo with your commander, which may be a consideration...

Anotheruser on The Scarab God Tribal

1 week ago

A good question - there's a couple of the creatures I'd try swapping out first. I think I'd lean towards swapping out Undead Alchemist. While it's on theme and can generate tokens, it also effectively resets the opponents' life totals while it is out. Alternatively, I'd look at Void Winnower, which is a cool card but quite off theme, and so won't work with all the things that work with Zombies. But it'd probably need a bit of testing and maybe depend on what your opponents are playing. I definitely think having one sac outlet adds a lot though (and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is great fun!)

chadsansing on Zombie Mill Factory

2 weeks ago

Rooftop Storm and Undead Alchemist might be flavorful here.

Happy playing!

chadsansing on He won't die even if killed

2 weeks ago

Perhaps make room for more creatures, including Undead Alchemist, something like Vampiric Rites for card draw off of tokens, and, say, 4 or 5 fewer Island swapped out for 4 or 5 more Swamp or UB lands.

Also, if you can include a few more sac outlets like Nantuko Husk (maybe with a Rogue's Passage + Tainted Strike), Carrion Feeder, Corpse Blockade, or Phyrexian Ghoul, then Living Death or Living End become possibilities.

Happy brewing!

chadsansing on Phenax, God of Deception

3 weeks ago

If you can freeze your life-total or prevent yourself from losing somehow (Platinum Angel? Platinum Emperion?), Ad Nauseam or Spoils of the Vault would be sweet here.

If you want to speed up the deck, consider UR The Locust God with Maniac + The Locust God + Kindred Discovery naming Insects on the battlefield + a draw spell in-hand.

If you want to stay in these colors, perhaps consider a token-producing synergy like more zombies + Undead Alchemist + Rooftop Storm + Liliana, the Last Hope + Kindred Discovery naming zombies.

Have fun playing!

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