: Add to your mana pool.
, : Put target Zombie card from your graveyard on top of your library.
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Unholy Grotto Discussion
3 weeks 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
2 months ago
2 months ago
looking at your description I focussed on the landbase. These suggestions I want to give you regarding the landbase:
- Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth : It synergizes great with Cabal Coffers. Knowing that you aim on less basic lands
- Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx : Great for mono coloured decks!
- Crypt of Agadeem : Another land that can ramp your deck mid/endgame
- Unholy Grotto : Good synergy with the Zombie theme here
- Myriad Landscape : Affordable and more basics for Cabal Coffers when it's in play
Do you run into other issues?
2 months ago
This looks like a ton of fun! I love zombies!!!
Noxious Ghoul gives all non-zombies -1/-1 when a zombie enters the battlefield. So you can clear the board pretty easily.
Vengeful Dead deals 1 damage to each opponent when a zombie leaves play which makes people think twice about board wipes.
Unholy Grotto is a must have land with zombies!
+1 good job!
4 months ago
Spiteful Visions could possibly go, as seeing as you cannot avoid the damage there either. Fevered Visions is a bit too slow for edh, but I haven't actually tried that out in commander yet. Reckless Scholar, while great in standard, unfortunately fails every removal test in the game, so they should be a safe choice to take out. For that matter, Goblin Electromancer also dies to pretty much everything in the game, so taking that out to experiment shouldn't do too much harm. Nightscape Familiar is actually a great card in grixis, as his regenerative ability allows you to keep him alive, and his creature type allows both Unholy Grotto and Riptide Laboratory.
4 months ago
This deck looks pretty sweet -- I've wanted to build a Zombie/Mill deck for awhile but never got around to it, so here are some suggestions for you. If you want to mill, you should definitely try to do it in large swaths at a time so that you see a lot of resources in the yard at once. Tutors become less effective in mill strategies because they see less and less as your strategy progresses: imagine Fabricate-ing for Ashnod's Altar only to find that you milled it from the top 5 of your deck. As a result, your tutors should be focused on getting things back from the yard and not from the deck.
Some cuts I would make as well as explanations:
Treasure Cruise is a nice card here for the cost reduction, but I think you'd want to play a different draw spell more often than not. My replacement of choice would be Reprocess or Graveborn Muse. If you just want unconditional draw, Frantic Search or Ancient Excavation to throw things in the yard might be nice.
Perpetual Timepiece is a nice piece of tech, but if you consider that milling yourself uses resources, it seems counter-productive to use the tap effect to shuffle things back into the library. How about Trading Post for a reusable effect? (sorry, Goats are a flavor fail)
Cuts: Graf Harvest doesn't do enough, Green Sun's Zenith seems pretty limited here, Profane Command sounds good on paper, but doesn't ever feel like it does enough to justify a spot in the 99, Nyx Weaver can only be used once and feels like a worse Eternal Witness.
Suggestions: Cultivate, Zombie Apocalypse, Army of the Damned, Rise of the Dark Realms, Dralnu, Lich Lord, Pull from the Deep, Prized Amalgam, Noxious Ghoul, Withered Wretch, Ghoulcaller's Chant, Door of Destinies (for Gravecrawler shenanigans), Grimoire of the Dead, Secrets of the Dead, Call to the Grave, Unholy Grotto, Patriarch's Bidding, Seasons Past