Undead Warchief


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase Uncommon
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" Rare
Scourge Uncommon

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Undead Warchief

Creature — Zombie

Zombie spells you cast cost (1) less to cast.

Zombie creatures you control get +2/+1.

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Undead Warchief Discussion

Welch on Casual Zombies

4 days ago

Lord of the Accursed is cheap and even standard legal (in case you want to convert this deck at some point).

Liliana's Mastery is another anthem effect, that adds at least 6 power to the board for 5 mana.

Cryptbreaker is still somewhat affordable and a great source of card draw. Could replace Grave Defiler.

Undead Warchief is an even stronger zombie lord.

TheVectornaut on Graveyard

5 days ago

With a little shift in focus, you could probably turn this into a zombie list. There are a fair number of zombies that interact with the grave such as Diregraf Colossus and Gravecrawler. You'd also want some lords like Cemetery Reaper and Undead Warchief. Death Baron also synergizes with the skeletons. If you want to go all in on the Nighthowler plan, I'd recommend some way to deal direct damage in case your opponent has chump blockers. Something like Rite of Consumption might work. If you're willing to go green, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord and Splinterfright work well with such a strategy.

neosapien on These Zombies are Eldrazi

6 days ago

I been looking at adaption as well, thinking of just using a bunch of different lords though such as Lord of the Unreal Undead Warchief Reaper King Priest of Titania etc. its a new idea im still mulling over and this adds a huge twist on it. I already have an eldazi deck so they would be easy for me to include. Great idea! +1

Chopwood on Army of Flies [Budget Zombies]

2 weeks ago

Okay, first of all, I would cut Geralf's Masterpiece, Geralf's Mindcrusher and Forgotten Creation, they're simply not worth the mana cost. Always try to keep your curve low! Instead you should add Geralf's Messenger, it's a tad more expensive($), but it's a really good card, probably the best zombie card out there. Other zombies you should consider to add:

Plague Belcher - target your Gravecrawler turn 4 after combat and you've got a 5/4 with menace in combination with your opponent loosing 1 lige, plus you can cast Gravecrawler again. Potential trigger for both Diregraf Colossus and Prized Amalgam. Having Plague Belcher + Diregraf Captain in play at the same time strongly disencourages the opponent sweeping the board, since he/she will loose a lot of life.

Diregraf Ghoul - 2/2 for 1 mana, it's an okay card.

Cryptbreaker - Bit more expensive, but it can discard a Prized Amalgam, giveng you a nice 2/2 blocker, and gives you card advantage.

Relentless Dead - Also a bit more expensive, but this card is pure win, attack with it and if it dies you can return it to your hand and return a 1 cmc zombie to the battlefield, triggering Prized Amalgam.

Somewhat interesting zombies:

Dregscape Zombie

Gnawing Zombie

Lifebane Zombie - Sideboard

Zombie Outlander - Sideboard

Other spells:

Go for the Throat/Victim of the night - Nice removal, which that is the best depends on the local meta.

Dark Salvation - You can pay X=0, giving you a 1 mana kill spell if you have enough zombies. If you have a lot of mana that you can't use otherwise you get a couple of tokens. A solid card.

Night's Whisper/Sign in Blood/Read the Bones - Card draw is always good, pick one of them and have 2-3x.

For lands Choked Estuary is nice, 4x of it and 4x of Drowned Catacombs + 14 swamps should be a good enough mana base.

Personally I'd consider cutting Unbreathing Horde, Butcher Ghoul, Cemetery Reaper (you want to keep your GY), Dimir Aqueduct, Bone Splinters, Ghoulcaller's Chant, Necromancer's Stockpile and maybe Rotting Rats in favor of the above.

Some more expensive card you can consider in the future:Watery Grave + Polluted Delta - Shock and Fetch lands are almost always good.

Fatal Push - Great removal.

Liliana, Death's Majesty/ The Scarab God - 1x of one of those, it's a bit win-more, but it can be nice to have on in the deck.

Creeping Tar Pit

Death Baron/Lord of the Undead/Undead Warchief- Great lords.

UpsetYoMama on Thraximundar and his Army of Undead

1 month ago

Recurring Nightmare is on the official banlist, by the way.

In EDH, you want to try to get as much value as you can from each spell. Or in a couple of cases, there is a better card out there than what you are using. As such, I would replace these with the following:

  1. Stoic Rebuttal >> Counterspell
  2. Smelt >> Vandalblast, Shattering Spree, or By Force
  3. Murder >> Hero's Downfall
  4. Cannibalize >> Malicious Affliction

I have a monoblack zombie deck and a couple of cards that are always amazing in there are Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Fleshbag Marauder, Cemetery Reaper, Undead Warchief, and Lord of the Undead.

You may want to consider adding more ramp to the deck, as right now you have a lot of high cost spells. The first step I would do is to add the different signets for your colors (i.e. Rakdos Signet). Other mana rocks that you might consider include Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus, and Chromatic Lantern.

I hope some of that helped.

BeachLA on Kalitas

1 month ago

what about Triskaidekaphobia with tree of perdition? also zombie lords like Undead Warchief and Cemetery Reaper?Overall nice deck. :)

BornToDie on Hoping to sell some cards.

1 month ago

I would prefer to sell the cards as a lot. If I manage to sell them as a lot, I'll gladly throw in some extra goodies. Asking $120 shipped.

Cards are:

x2 Risen Executioner (Dragons) LP $1.50 per or both for $2

x2 Elvish Champion (8th) LP $4 per or both for $7

x2 Joraga Warcaller (Worldwake) LP $3 per or both for $5

x4 Hissing Quagmire (Oath) LP $3 per or 4 for $10

x2 Undead Warchief (Scourge) MP $4 per or $6 for both

x3 Lord of the Undead (x2 Planes) LP $8 (x1 10th) LP $9 or $20 takes all three

x1 Rise of the Dark Realms (M14) LP $8

x1 Kolaghan's Command (Dragons) LP $10

x1 Living End (Time Spiral) LP $15

x1 Collected Company (Dragons) LP $10

x1 Dragonlord Silumgar (Dragons) LP $3

x2 Death Baron (Shards) LP $18 per or $30 for both.

x2 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx (Theros) LP $5 per or $8 for both.

x2 Umbral Mantle (Shadowmoor) LP $5 per or both for $8

x2 Elvish Archdruid (M13) LP $2 per or both for $3

x1 Visara the Dreadful (Onslaught) LP $2

Edit: Added a few cards as well as listed prices for individuals.

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