: Add to your mana pool.
, : Put target Zombie card from your graveyard on top of your library.
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Unholy Grotto Discussion
2 months ago
Commander / EDH
The list is about $195 right now. The most expensive cards are Rhystic Study, Phenax, God of Deception, Undead Warchief, Unholy Grotto, and Endless Ranks of the Dead (in that order). If you wanted to save another $30 you could cut those. There are also a ton of cards in the 3-4 dollar rang. You can sub these out for cards you have on hand if you need to, and build up from there. I think the most important thing is to get the deck on hand, then build it as you go! It is much more fun that way!
2 months ago
Below are the Combos that I am adding to the Primer. Just because they are listed, does not mean that they are in my build, but that they COULD be in this deck. My list is not looking to combo out to win, but I do not disregard it as an option for others.
Diregraf Colossus = Infinite Zombies
Noxious Ghoul = Infinite Non-zombie board-wipe
Secrets of the Dead = Infinite Draw
If outlet is Blasting Station = Infinite Damage
If you run Cloudstone Curio:
I find that I have the opposite problem when it comes to hand size. I use our Commander's zombie making ability quite a bit, which keep your hand full because you are not spending the mana to cast stuff your hand as much.
3 months ago
So besides your commander you have only 5 cards that have blue in them. I would go mono black if you are not utilizing that color more with card draw, counter spells, control.
Dread Slaver is good in limited but not edh, it won't stay around long for it to take a bunch of stuff and also people wont mind taking the 3 to keep their dorks. you can replace it with a better beater/ blocker i suggest Scourge of Nel Toth
take out Disentomb and replace it with Reanimate to cut out the middleman, your hand. same goes for Raise Dead i would put in Animate Dead because it puts it on the field and can take from any yard. i would also cut Gravepurge and slot in Zombie Apocalypse yeah it is double the mana but you dont clutter your top deck and get all your guys out instead of slowly over the course of a few turns. remove Macabre Waltz for Dance of the Dead for the same reasons as Disentomb. another mass reanimate spell is Living Death my opinion would to remove Urza's Incubator for it.
to get into more blue take out Sanguimancy and add in Frantic Search for free card draw basically. also remove Underworld Connections for Rhystic Study. Life's Finale can be replaced with Cyclonic Rift. You already have Lord of the Accursed so Graf Harvest can come out for Lim-Dul's Vault to set up what you need. i would take out Liliana's Indignation for Traumatize indulgence is such abad mana sink you should add Dark Salvation as a mana sink and remove From Under the Floorboards. adding Traumatize works well with cards like Undead Alchemist so to slot him in remove Liliana's Reaver in addition to buff this little synergy remove Darkest Hour for Altar of the Brood to make tokens all night.
Haunted Fengraf is slow because you sac lands and you dont even get to choose you target i would replace it with Unholy Grotto. take out Leechridden Swamp for a swamp there are better ways to get to your opponents life with your mana. graveyard decks do not need Reliquary Tower.
i see you arent running the grimgrin-gravecrawler-diregraf captain combo, i would take out Jet Medallion for Phyrexian Altar to be able to kill the table. also for replacements for the captain remove Adaptive Automaton and Prized Amalgam (its slow) for Vengeful Dead and Plague Belcher
i would also try to find more slots for a for like 4 counter spells
you can check out my list for other combos http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/rise-of-the-dark-realms-4/
3 months ago
Hey dbpunk, thanks so much for the input! I really love the Unholy Grotto and Concordant Crossroads ideas at the start, but the Progenitor Mimic idea definitely has me thinking too! Feel free to upvote, thanks a lot!
3 months ago
Easy recursion might be Genesis as said previously. Especially since you might mill them into your graveyard.
Also, maybe give yourself some good will of giving yourself haste zombies with Concordant Crossroads.
Also Unholy Grotto so you can remill the same Zombie over and over and guarantee Zombie tokens with Sidisi.
4 months ago
As for Havengul Lich, cast him from your graveyard with your general. From there you can cast any creature from your graveyard or opponent's graveyards. He helps you get past the "once a turn" restriction. Plus redundancy usually makes a deck more consistent.
Also noticed the lack of a Gray Merchant of Asphodel, great win-con when you keep re-casting him if you're ok with that. As well as Gempalm Polluter, Volrath's Stronghold, Unholy Grotto, and Riptide Laboratory