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Creature — Zombie Wizard
Whenever Undead Augur or another Zombie you control is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.
Undead Augur Discussion
1 week ago
Fuck all that shiz. We're throwing out the old plan and starting from scratch. We're saying fuck the mill main plan and making it a sub plan now.
REMOVE: Worry Beads
From Under the Floorboards - I think we can make more efficient zombies than this tbh.
and add any eldrazi you may have that causes you to shuffle your graveyard back into your LIBRARY
1 month ago
Hey man! I got some suggestions. Feel free to ignore any/all of them:
I've never liked Chromatic Lantern , especially for two-color decks. Three mana is a real investment, so I think you'd be better off just running the Talisman of Dominance also above suggested. Coldsteel Heart , Sky Diamond and Charcoal Diamond are all valid forms of ramp as well. It is important also to not overlook the colorless ramp: Prismatic Lens , Mind Stone , Mana Vault (if you have $30), Everflowing Chalice ... Generally, I've had better luck with these two-mana rocks, even if they produce colorless, than with three-mana colored rocks.
You're running Ponder and Brainstorm , which are pretty dumb-good cards. Have you considered also running Preordain ? The three of these together make a hell of a cantrip suite, and will (along with an increased number of rocks) allow you to cut four or five lands.
There're some zombie lord/tribal cards you're not running you may want to consider. Zombie Master is one of my favorites (I like them old cards), and he's especially potent if you have the ability to throw an Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth into the mix. Depending on who you're playing with, Noxious Ghoul can be a one-sided boardwipe. Graveborn Muse is a great way to draw cards, and Undead Augur is similar. Undead Warchief is around $7 nowadays, but he's also worth running if you can.
I don't know how many creatures you typically have on the board at any given moment, but considering you're running 31 in the deck I'm guessing you tend to have a board presence. Consider Slate of Ancestry , which is generally a better Distant Melody people have forgotten about.
Windfall is an amazing card, especially if you can pair it with Narset, Parter of Veils . In general, midrange decks like zombie tribal can get out-valued if your opponents draw too many more cards than you, and these two can put a stop to that. Ashiok, Dream Render is another planeswalker to consider, since it will stop greedier decks (like mine) from fetching or tutoring.
Speaking of tutors, you should run some. Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are the gold-standard, but unfortunately together the pair is around $100 nowadays. Fortunately, there're other options, like your Diabolic Tutor . I suggest you run cards like Dark Petition , Lim-Dul's Vault and Mastermind's Acquisition , which are all FAR more affordable alternatives to the classical tutors.
In terms of removal, I see you're running a lot of one-for-ones. In two-player formats like modern and legacy, these are good; in four-player formats, where you're usually facing about three times as many cards as you have access to, they're simply not good ENOUGH. Most of the removal in EDH decks should be at least two-for-ones, combining targets between opponents. For example, Geth's Verdict only makes one opponent sacrifice a creature, while Liliana's Triumph makes all your opponents sac (a three-for-one) -- so I think Liliana's Triumph is better. Also note that the one life lost to Geth's Verdict is generally not relevant. There're some other cards to consider in this multi-for-one vein: Reckless Spite , Ashes to Ashes , Cyclonic Rift , Decree of Pain , Innocent Blood , Barter in Blood ... These last two are especially potent because zombies tend to recur their creatures rather easily.
Creature-midrange decks also tend to be soft to mass-removal pointed their way. Consider Living Death as a way to get around this problem, or Patriarch's Bidding (though the latter is more expensive).
1 month ago
From Under the Floorboards . Army of the Damned . Open the Graves . Undead Augur . Risen Executioner . Lord of the Accursed . Liliana's Mastery . Cemetery Reaper . Rot Hulk . Lich Lord of Unx . Death Baron . Cryptbreaker . Zombie Master . Shamble Back . Diregraf Captain . Undead Warchief . Stir the Sands . Endless Ranks of the Dead . Eternal Skylord .
Sorry for the suggestion bomb.
1 month ago
Wow, lots of good card here. It's not every day I see a Candelabra of Tawnos :)
I don't think you're taking enough advantage of having a sac outlet in the Command Zone. Grimgrin's no mana cost sac is his strongest ability.
- Undead Augur > Walking Corpse
- Midnight Reaper > Graveshifter
- Diregraf Captain > Gravedigger
- Plague Belcher > Ingenious Infiltrator
- Relentless Dead > Tattered Mummy
These Zombies give you value when another Zombie dies, when one is saced by Grimgrin.
Some other upgrades to consider:
- Brainstorm > Divination
- Ponder > Scour All Possibilities
- Phyrexian Altar > Ashnod's Altar
- Necropotence > Gruesome Fate
- Diabolic Intent > Grave Betrayal
- Buried Alive > Witchbane Orb
- Reanimate > Return from Extinction
- Animate Dead > Finale of Eternity
- Cyclonic Rift > Kindred Dominance
- Counterspell > Exclude
- Sidisi, Undead Vizier > Risen Executioner
- Gray Merchant of Asphodel > Necromaster Dragon
- Apprentice Necromancer > Graveshifter
- Carrion Feeder > Stronghold Assassin
Black is too important of the color to have in the early game because the majority of Zombies are black not blue. 10x Island is a lot I suggest cutting lots of Islands and replacing them with other playable Dimir dual lands.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Scour All Possibilities
- Gruesome Fate
- Return from Extinction
- Walking Corpse
- Tattered Mummy
- Ingenious Infiltrator
- Stronghold Assassin
- Necromaster Dragon
- Argentum Armor
- Door of Destinies
- Grave Betrayal
- Finale of Eternity
- Kindred Dominance
- Ashnod's Altar
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Since your plan is to establish an overwhelming board state with buffed zombies, I suggest you look up the following creatures:
Undead Augur - Very cheap card and an additional draw engine for your deck.
Butcher Ghoul and Putrid Goblin - These serve as fodder to carrion feeder or suicide squad for augur card draw. Then you can bring them back to your hand with Relentless Dead, re-cast, rinse and repeat. Very cheap cards.
Lazotep Reaver - Same as the two above but it instead of waiting for the death trigger, this gives you 2 bodies upon resolution. Very cheap.
Geralf's Messenger - Reanimates itself, good ETB x 2, good for devotion, kinda expensive though.
I haven't really looked into Throne of Eldraine, but man Murderous Rider is good! I think you should have at least 3 copies.
I limited my suggestions to <3 CMC. If you want your deck to be more competitive, lower your average CMC. Also, try to stay away from stuff that exile cards from your graveyard. I suggest you cut those.
I have paper monoB zombie tribal as well, started with more or less the same build as yours. I think you have too many lords, you only need Death Baron to control the board. Lord of the Accursed is a "win more" card, it will only slow you down. The Reaper will slow you down as well. Though it can answer graveyard problems, I prefer sideboarding Withered Wretch for that effect.
Hope this helps. Good luck on your build.
1 month ago
Seems a tad land heavy and zombie light. This was under the help section so if you specify the kind of help you need the community could help you more. At first glance you're missing some core zombies Undead Augur , Undead Warchief , and Lord of the Undead
2 months ago
I know we shouldn't overthink it, but I think you should put at least some thought into your mana curve. No two-drops? 20 three-drops? Seems a little clunky. I'd drop the Tomebound Lich for Undead Augur or Relentless Dead . Just a suggestion. Also I've really been liking Compelling Deterrence as a tempo play/ removal.
2 months ago
Undead Augur is a card from modern horizons and is likely one of the strongest zombie tribal pieces ever printed. I don't know if you're not running it because you didn't know about it, you're only running cards you already own, or your worried about the life loss, but I still strongly recommend it.
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