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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
3 weeks ago
Nice deck! I'm a fan of mill strategies in multiplayer EDH, since it's not overpowered and flies under the radar a lot. People find it easier to ignore you when you're not dogpiling the same resource (life total) as their other opponents.
I have my own mill-focused deck - Wrexial Jiu Jitsu - though the milling is more of a means to an end rather than a kill mechanism in itself. (Incidentally, it makes me happy to see good ol' Wrexial in this list. He's great!)
Have you considered any cards that steal opponent's spells? Thief of Sanity from the new Ravnica set mills for three with every attack and steals the best spell for your own use. Gonti, Lord of Luxury doesn't mill, but his deathtouch makes him an effective deterrent to attackers, and the fact that he puts cards on the bottom of the library has GREAT synergy with Tunnel Vision.
You might want to consider Undead Alchemist as well, since he's basically an army in a can once you have your milling machine up and running.
As for cuts, Patient Rebuilding is waaaay too slow. Five mana for a card that only mills one player for three on your upkeep isn't a very good deal. Sphinx's Tutelage is two mana cheaper and has the potential to mill way more cards.
1 month ago
I'm making something with a similar concept in black/blue mill. I'm going to run a zombie concept though and have The Scarab God as my commander. Focus on mill + zombie ramp with Grave Titan Coat of Arms Undead Alchemist Endless Ranks of the Dead to name a few
1 month ago
Some recommendation if your going the mill route.
Mind Funeral, Cyclonic Rift, Psychic Strike, Windfall, Thoughtscour, Wrexial, the Risen Deep, Undead Alchemist, Praetor's Grasp, Archive Trap, Crypt Incursion, Perplex, Visions of Beyond, Memory Plunder, Whispering Madness
2 months ago
Hmm for reasonable priced cards, some synergistic cards that I would recommend are like Oversold Cemetery, Plaguecrafter, Fleshbag Marauder, Cemetery Reaper, Havengul Lich, Undead Alchemist, Zombie Master, Crypt Ghast, Forgotten Creation, Phyrexian Delver, Phyrexian Arena.
Hope that helps, Happy Deckbuilding!
2 months ago
An addition to the combo (or substitution) is Bloodchief Ascension.
Cabal Coffers is also decent to help get a little ramp going, though pricey if you don't have one already/have other uses for it.
3 months ago
Well Whispering Madness and Psychic Corrosion seemed fun, and were intended to play together. I even considered Undead Alchemist and Wildfire Eternal for that. Casting zombies and getting mill spells like Traumatize and Mind Funeral for free seemed like a thing to do if I can get the Eternal through.
The other goal was originally to mash Flayer, Prized Amalgam, Sickening Dreams, Nahiri's Wrath and Mogg Maniac into the same shell. I don’t exactly want to only build Grixis decks, despite my love affair with the undead lol. This deck could have Gravecrawlers and Bloodghasts, and would probably benefit from a way to reanimate the Flayers.
3 months ago
I don't normally comment but I see someone else also loves the idea of edh mill :)
IMO in commander spells that are targeted like Fraying Sanity or Curse of the Bloody Tome are worse than global effects like Memory Erosion. It doesn't matter if it's 1v1 commander, but anything in a group setting makes them worse. Stuff like Hedron Crab and Curse of the Bloody Tome can too slow for 100 card decks. You're not guaranteed to play them early and by the time you mill 10 or 20 cards they'll have their commander and some other nonsense to just end the game. Some people play Kozilek, Butcher of Truth so milling them out is impossible without Leyline of the Void
Some cards which might help are Ashen Powder Whispering Madness Soul Manipulation Dissipation Field Quest for Ancient Secrets Avatar of Woe Body Double Consuming Aberration Guiltfeeder Nighthowler Sepulchral Primordial Wrexial, the Risen Deep Entreat the Dead Wight of Precinct Six
3 months ago
You want a deck that will remove the opponents deck while it controls what they’re doing and steadily building a zombie swarm?
A couple important red zombies will be Neheb, the Eternal and Wildfire Eternal. You could play Sedris, the Traitor King to bring stuff back on the cheap, and even Liliana's Reaver, Siren of the Silent Song, Order of Yawgmoth, and Slavering Nulls. All these guys getting through will be made easier if you have Zombie Master and Graf Harvest too. Undead Alchemist can make more zombies while they eat all the brains too...
Then you can play planeswalkers like Liliana, Death's Majesty to reanimate stuff repeatedly and the one Bolas does it too. Wrexial, the Risen Deep, Sepulchral Primordial and Diluvian Primordial are all good, and even Molten Primordial can be if you have a way to sacrifice the stuff you steal like Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, Ghoulcaller Gisa, Carrion Feeder or Corpse Harvester.