Undead Warchief


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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 (HOP) Uncommon
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Scourge (SCG) 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

NivStormfront on He's Only Mostly Dead

2 weeks ago

Looks pretty good! I'd recommend taking out the two Eldrazi, however. On paper, they seem great. They keep you from milling out and allow you to draw/mill your creatures again to get more zombies. However, in practice they do more harm than good. You have cards like Filth and Wonder that want to be in the graveyard, and Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre and Kozilek, Butcher of Truth mess with that strategy. You've also included Laboratory Maniac, and these two cards make him obsolete. I recommend replacing them with Acidic Slime and Undead Warchief, or if you want to cut down a creature you could replace Acidic Slime with Triumph of the Hordes.

Saljen on Mono-Black Zombie 1.5

2 weeks ago

Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek are mono-black staples and really help in the early game to slow down the opponent so you can bust out your zombie army. Fatal Push and Victim of Night are solid removal spells as well. With Lord of the Undead you are really just after the +1/+1 to all Zombies, the other ability is icing on the cake. 4x Lord of the Accursed and 4x Cemetery Reaper would give you the +1/+1's that you need at the cheapest you can get them. 3x Undead Warchief on top of that would give you enough boosting for the deck.

Here's a Zombie deck that I put together a while ago. Feel free to check it out for ideas or inspiration: bzom

vyieort on Mono-Black Zombie 1.5

2 weeks ago

Thanks, Saljen. I'll take out the Dark Salvation and Soulless One and work on figuring out some better options.

Maybe I'll try to pick up some more Undead Warchief and Gravecrawler to make up the difference. (Lord of the Undead is pricy!) Is there any sorcery that you would recommend in a deck like this?

Saljen on Mono-Black Zombie 1.5

2 weeks ago

Zombies are the best! They just got a lot of new tools in one of the most recent sets as well.

Let me start by saying that your deck looks like it's lacking direction a bit. You've got some Zombie aggro in there mixed with lots of lands and lots of high cost or X cost spells. Those are two conflicting strategies. I'd suggest honing in on the Zombie aggro if you want to stick with the Zombie theme.

I'd recommend dropping the following cards: Diregraf Ghoul (there are better 1CMC Zombies), Scourge of Nel Toth (very expensive for an aggro deck), Soulless One and Unbreathing Horde (these just aren't very powerful), as well as all of your X spells, Torment of Hailfire, Dread Summons, and Dark Salvation as they are just too expensive to play and actually be useful. Contamination isn't actually legal in Modern, so I'd suggest dropping that as well.

Here's some cards that I'd consider to replace the ones that I suggested you remove: Gravecrawler and Cryptbreaker are the best 1CMC Zombies. Definitely consider these if going aggro. Cemetery Reaper and Lord of the Undead offer more ways to pump up your Zombie horde, as well as additional functionality. Grey Merchant of Asphodel offer unique late game options to finish off the opponent. You could also consider upping the number of Undead Warchief and/or Lord of the Accursed. Aether Vial would also be a solid way to speed up the deck.

Hopefully this isn't too much critique for one deck, but you mentioned you were new so I thought I'd throw out some advice. I have a Zombie EDH deck that I put a lot of time into, so I've got some experience with the undead. Good luck with your new deck!

Karthaingo on Tresserhorn Prevails

4 weeks ago

@ Podkomorka ; Lord of Tresserhorn himself is actually a zombie according to the updated errata for him, so he's actually part of the tribal team. =)

I planned to put in more Zombie Lords and other things just so he gets things for free just by existing; but is this a bad idea then? I was thinking Zombie Master, Cemetery Reaper, Death Baron, Graf Harvest, Lord of the Undead, Risen Executioner, and Undead Warchief to name a few.

Delakar on Lord's of the Dead (Legacy Zombies)

4 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback Austin_Smith_of_Cards. I do agree that the Murder aren't the most efficient but they can bad touch almost any creature, still I did decide to swap em out for the Go for the Throat.. as for some of the other cards, I often find that I don't really need re-animator just because of how many creatures I do have in this deck. A couple of Cabal Ritual's would probably be a good idea, i'm just not sure what to take out to add em in. In regards for two drops, I don't really need them, all I need is one Undead Warchief and suddenly all my lords become two drops. Combine that with a dark ritual or two for early game and I can very quickly get past the point of worrying about how mana intensive all the lords are.

If you have any future suggestions feel free to swing by again.

Oloro_Magic on Zombies

1 month ago

I would cut Festering Goblin, it is just really bad and instead make use of another zombie lord Death Baron being the best but stupidly expensive and then Metallic Mimic, Cemetery Reaper, Risen Executioner, Lord of the Undead, and Undead Warchief all also being options. I would also look into Vengeful Pharaoh for some incidental removal.

As for sideboard it is first necessary to evaluate the decks you face before making the sideboard.

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