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Creature — Zombie
Whenever Vengeful Dead or another Zombie dies, each opponent loses 1 life.
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Vengeful Dead Discussion
4 weeks ago
Not my most fun, but my most consistent winner is
1 month ago
Steelspike thank you, I put Vengeful Dead back in it. I also have Plague Belcher who does the same thing and I noticed that's it a lot of fun if your opponents slowly die while your army slowly grows.
1 month ago
1 month ago
You've got a lot of cards in here that seem to have made the list simply because they're zombies (Blighted Bat, Carrion Screecher, Moaning Wall , etc). I would cut anything that is basically a pile of stats with the zombie tag and add some more synergistic zombies. Some great ones that aren't currently included are Cemetery Reaper, Lord of the Undead, Gravecrawler, Cryptbreaker, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Relentless Dead, Plague Belcher, Noxious Ghoul, Corpse Harvester, and Vengeful Dead.
In addition, I'd run a lot more lands than 26. 36-40 is a good guideline in my opinion for any non-green edh deck. You might also want some sacrifice outlets in order to exploit Athreos's ability when you have an opponent with low life. Finally, you might want to explore some creature-based removal instead of instants/sorceries to further synergize with Athreos. Wispmare and Shriekmaw are some good cards for that slot.
1 month ago
First I recommend taking out: Havengul Runebinder, Cemetery Recruitment, Undead Alchemist, Nantuko Husk, Geralf's Masterpiece, Geralf's Mindcrusher, Ashes of the Fallen, Perpetual Timepiece, Secrets of the Dead, Ancient Excavation, Murder, Compelling Deterrence, Liliana's Mastery, Obelisk of Urd, Graf Harvest, and Zombie Infestation, Ghoulcaller's Chant,
Cards that you should put in: Gravecrawler, Gravespawn Sovereign, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Grave Pact, Unholy Grotto, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Living Death, Cryptbreaker, Death Baron, Phyrexian Reclamation, High Market, Corpse Harvester, Balthor the Defiled, Reassembling Skeleton, Skullclamp, Grave Defiler, Graveborn Muse, Zombie Apocalypse, Crypt of Agadeem, Geier Reach Sanitarium, Reliquary Tower, Bojuka Bog, Diabolic Intent, Patriarch's Bidding, and Demonic Tutor.
If you are really trying to stay Timmy with the deck, then I won't recommend Phyrexian Altar because it goes infinite with Gravecrawler and any kind of death/ETB trigger, but then again, it does it with Rooftop Storm and a sac outlet too.
Other cards that can be really good in zombies include: Sheoldred, Whispering One, Corpse Connoisseur, Zombie Trailblazer, Twilight's Call, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Demonic Collusion, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Scourge of Nel Toth, River Kelpie, Phyrexian Arena, Attrition, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Burnished Hart, Disciple of Bolas, Harvester of Souls, Damnation, Rune-Scarred Demon, Phenax, God of Deception, Beacon of Unrest, Corpse Augur, Palace Siege, Infernal Caretaker, Contamination, Plague Belcher, Vengeful Dead, Dread Wanderer, Boneknitter, Grimoire of the Dead, Pontiff of Blight, Custodi Lich
4 months ago
Personally, I would build him zombie focused, with all the lords, Vengeful Dead, Shepherd of Rot, and Paradox Haze to trigger the zombie life loss 2 times a turn. You would generally want 8-10 mana rocks (like Commander's Sphere ), draw cards like Phyrexian Arena, and the sacking cards like Grave Pact. Endless Ranks of the Dead and Diregraf Colossus just get ridiculous. GL with this.
4 months ago
I like the concept as it seems original. Some thoughts I had:
I'm not a huge fan of the Altar of Dementia. Granted, it's your kill condition and it's a sac outlet, but you can likely accomplish this another way. Corpse Blockade, Carrion Feeder, Nantuko Husk, and Phyrexian Ghoul all count as sac outlets (and you could argue that the latter three could be game winners as a result). The diregraf captain works as your win condition in this regard and you can stay on theme with zombies. For that matter Gnawing Zombie also works, but his sac ability requires an activation cost so you can't really go infinite.
I presume that "forget" is a way to dump Haakon into your graveyard and not something you really intend to play on the opponent. In that case, maybe consider a card that has additional use like Forbid or Rites of Refusal instead. That way you get a little more utility out of the card (in countering a spell) and also get Haakon in the 'yard.
For that matter, you could also stay on theme with Zombies and use Cryptbreaker, Necromancer's Stockpile, Skirk Ridge Exhumer, or even Zombie Infestation. The first two are the strongest options as they also help filter your deck to get to the cards you want. They can also make use of excess lands you may draw throughout the game.
I like the deck overall though. Nifty idea.
4 months ago
I quite liked his "Scry/Die" ability myself. Although the token making is quite handy as well.
Personally I was thinking of using some of the better zombie token creation cards with a few crazy synergies to snowball a win over the course of a couple of turns. Use the scry to find Mind Unbound and Zombie Infestation to draw a ton and discard to make more zombies to power more ScryDieing. Alternatively trying to get a Tombstone Stairwell and Endless Ranks of the Dead out to make shwackloads of zombies if you have a stocked 'yard. Hopefully keeping everyones grave filled with a Mesmeric Orb. And since Stairwell is there, Vengeful Dead and friends will trigger on mine and my opponents zombie tokens dying at EoT. Although Im generally against donating card slots to straight mill cards, Traumatize has some added use in this deck and has been a pet card for many, so it could be fun to run Fraying Sanity alongside it as a 'One-Two Punch' sort of thing.
All sorts of fun ways to win, while still making zombies, I love it!