Vengeful Dead


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scourge (SCG) Common

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Vengeful Dead

Creature — Zombie

Whenever Vengeful Dead or another Zombie dies, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Vengeful Dead Discussion

t3hdarkness on Gisa & Geralf Reanimator

5 months ago

Some of the options I know aren't the most budget friendly but Mesmeric Orb Might be a better way than Traumatize to fill graveyards although with cards like Dralnu, Lich Lord and Call to Mind that's hard to tell. If you do add to the milling abilities, or even if you don't Undead Alchemist does a lot of work towards growing your horde. Geth, Lord of the Vault is also pretty handy at filling

Now this is meta dependent, but how often do you see yourself casting the CMC 6-8spells before the game ends?

You could cut some of the upper end to reinforce the lower with cards like Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat. If you want to stay closer to theme, Vengeful Dead Also causes life loss. The first two would also help mitigate the negative side of Dark Prophecy and reinforce the existing cards like Diregraf Captain and Plague Belcher.

Cauldron of Souls and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed double the value of some of your deck's abilities.

Nantuko Husk can get big for a turn and is a fine sac outlet, but Carrion Feeder gets big and stays big.

Azdranax on I'm Not Dead Yet

5 months ago

In order to remain tribal and improve your competitive performance, you'll want to look to add more combo pieces and reduce your average CMC pretty significantly. Your Maybe Board already has a few of the best options identified, in Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Cabal Coffers and Phyrexian Delver. In addition to these, some creatures to improve the deck and add combo options would be Carrion Feeder, Vengeful Dead and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. Add Phyrexian Altar, and you can create an infinite loop with Gravecrawler + Vengeful Dead or Diregraf Captain. Early game draw is also critical for consistency, so with the inclusion of blue, you'd be better off replacing high CMC (six mana or greater, even Delve spells) options of all types with spells like Preordain, Ponder, Serum Visions, Brainstorm, Mystic Remora and Rhystic Study, as these will be far more valuable and easily played whenever drawn. The Scarab God would also be an excellent fit for the deck, and additional tutors like Beseech the Queen and Demonic Tutor would also be great. Additional cheap self-mill options could also help - Glimpse the Unthinkable in early turns can often give you a massive advantage, and there are other similar options available that are more budget friendly. Obviously a lot of the noted options are not exactly budget friendly, so if that is a concern, focus on the less expensive options (both from an expense and CMC standpoint) first, and then collect the others as you can. Even without Mikaeus in the deck, something like Cauldron of Souls can get you double-ETBs with a sac outlet. With him, the combo potential is amazing. Hopefully this gives you some additional ideas to improve and speed up your deck. Best of luck with your build.

[email protected] on Thraximundar Zombie

5 months ago

Thanks Roco added Phyrexian Altar, works great with Vengeful Dead and Noxious Ghoul to.

Steelspike on Your most fun cEDH lists

7 months ago

Not my most fun, but my most consistent winner is

Coming for you, we're the zombies from Hell!

The Scarab God with Vengeful Dead, Rooftop Storm, Gravecrawler and any sac outlet.

Tutor, Buried Alive or Entomb, for the creature combo pieces, re-animate (kinda) with Scarab God and go to town.

MatthijsTreuren on Don't Let the Dead Bite

7 months 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.

Steelspike on Don't Let the Dead Bite

7 months ago

Coming for you, we're the zombies from Hell!

Go ahead and bite whatever you like from that deck, but my favorite way to win is any sac outlet, Gravecrawler, Rooftop Storm and Vengeful Dead

ThallionDarkshine on Black/White sticky zombies

7 months 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.

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