Creature — Zombie
Whenever Vengeful Dead or another Zombie dies, each opponent loses 1 life.
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Vengeful Dead Discussion
1 day ago
I'm currently making the same deck, and I think the best way to make this deck is to make it as versatile and resilient as possible. The thing that's great about The Scarab God is that the card helps zombies have 3 effective ways to win. The first is just pummeling people with Lords and Hordes that overrun them. The second is unique for our commander since we can stall the board and whittle our opponents life totals. Everything of TSG helps out by wearing opponents down, keeping our options open, and creating a 4/4 body at instant speed. These are the reasons why I would HIGHLY recommend countermagic in this deck. Once our Highlander hits the board, we can play a slow paced grind to win by fishing for countermagic from wrath's and using leftover Mana to create threats at instant speed. I don't think wraths are good for us at all because the deck's tempo and boardstate will take a while to catch up. The other way we win is combo. Rooftop Storm, Gravecrawler, a free sac engine, and any of Plague Belcher, Diregraf Captain, and Vengeful Dead get us there. The combo aspect is also why I suggest countermagic, because keeping a board by holding counters to fend off wraths lets you dig for combo pieces.
3 weeks ago
I have some suggestions:
the two above go infinite mill with your Geralf's Mindcrusher
and personally, the real MVP of your deck, and the card that we all wish could be its commander is:
My deck I've worked on for quite some time. Take a look. maybe it will inspire some new ideas for ya. Gisa and Geralf, Corpses Everywhere!
3 weeks ago
Nice looking Zombie Deck!! I've got a couple ideas for you on ways you can make it a more powerful multiplayer deck.
My first recommendation is that unless you are playing mostly 1v1 duels I would just cut all the one use discard spells like duress. Spells like that are technically card disadvantage because if there are four players and you use one card to get rid of one card from one player then compared to the rest of the other players you are down a card also. Discard like that is only extremely powerful against one opponent. It can be good, but they don't really control the game in EDH the way they do in other formats. I would then cut the lilianas caress and waste not too. Also I personally don't like corpseweft & necromancer's stockpile (not enough creatures to use for either) or unbreathing horde (no evasion). Those cards in my experience playing zombie tribal were underwhelming.
As far as additions there are some more "Lord" effects like Adaptive Automaton, Ascendant Evincar, and Paragon of Open Graves that you can include. Phyrexian Altar and gravecrawler creates an infinite combo, and if you if you have something like Plague Belcher or Vengeful Dead in play in too, it can kill the whole table on the spot or with diregraf colossus it would make infinite zombies. I love Curse of Shallow Graves and Zombie Apocalypse in my zombie deck, they are great tribal cards. Running so many swamps you could go for Extraplanar Lens (although then I would switch to snow covered swamps) Lashwrithe, Nightmare Lash, and Strata Scythe. Larceny is a great repeatable discard effect. Scourge of Nel Toth is a good beater, it keeps coming back and flies. Buried Alive can even fetch it along with gravecrawler and vengeful pharoah. Or Filth with urborg in play for an unblockable horde.
Here is a link to my zombie tribal deck, maybe it will have more ideas for you. Even though mine has blue in it there may still be things for you to find. Happy gathering!!
3 weeks ago
Carrion Feeder better sac outlet than gnawing zombies
Apprentice Necromancer hasty zombies are cool, this seems like an all star under mimic vat
Plaguebearer-anti token tech
Relentless Dead good all around card
Shepherd of Rot good with whip of erebos
Tymaret, the Murder King sac outlet with minor upsides. the more zombies in the deck the better
Anathemancer silly ramp decks with their fancy dual lands
Cemetery Reaper graveyard hate and lord
Death Baron no one will block thrax
Diregraf Colossus seems good at swarming, really good with gravecaller and phyrexian altar
Lich Lord of Unx slow token production, kinda cool win con
Lord of the Accursed another lord
Nantuko Husk free sac outlet. maybe better than ashnod's altar?
Plague Belcher board wipe i dare you
Unbreathing Horde big dumb guy, possibly hard to kill though
Agent of Erebos graveyard hate that could be repeatable
Corpse Augur card draw, you might be lacking on this type of effect right now
Drunau Corpse Trawler two zombies in one card
Forgotten Creation get that hand cycling for living death and patriarch's bidding
Risen Executioner another lord with possible upside
Undead Alchemist go wide in clever way
Undead Warchief super good card
Vengeful Dead another anti wrath tech
Custodi Lich card draw and board control
Gray Merchant of Asphodel life gain in massive swings is good in my book
Havengul Lich awesome card, would play
Lightning Reaver no one expects the hasty zombie, and gets around pillow forts. might make people target it/you
Noxious Ghoul super great card! it's been an all-star in every zombie deck i've run
Phyrexian Delver reanimation is good i hear
Possessed Skaab The zombie eternal witness?
Sidisi, Undead Vizier get your rooftop storm on curve
Woebearer slowish reanimation
Deathbringer Thoctar more creature control
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed the best lord
Noosegraf Mob go wide
Twisted Abomination good early and late
Dark Salvation flexible kill card. make sure you understand the card before goofing it up
Cemetery Recruitment cheap draw 2
Curse of Shallow Graves kinda risky token maker
Empty the Pits instant speed army please?
Gisa and Geralf the type of non zombie i like in this deck
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet graveyard hate and tokens, winner winner chicken dinner
Vizier of Many Faces the embalm is a zombie, and you can get value out of milling it
Call to the Grave a payoff card to running zombies
Ghoulcaller Gisa swarm and sac outlet
Liliana, Death's Majesty if you want a planeswalker
Stitcher Geralf remember you can exile the creatures your opponents mill
Syphon Flesh expensive creature kill
Ever After could be good
Zombie Apocalypse this seems great
Army of the Damned yeah zombies
gnawing zombie- i think carrion feeder is better
mind slash- really slow, like really
phyrexian crusader- if this is your only infect threat i'm not sure i like it
defiler of souls- call to the grave is better in my book
cruel ultimatum mana curve reasons
curse of the cabal see above
trophy mage non zombie
phyrexian obliterator non zombie
you could think about cutting mulldrifter and skriekmaw as well because they aren't zombies
well that's a lot to think about, i'm excited to see what you put together!!!
joshuaizac on Gisa
1 month ago
hey there ... looks like some fun stuff...
+1, hf & gl
1 month ago
Thanks very much for the feedback, I've since modified the deck a little bit to include more zombies so I wanna keep the mini tribal theme in there for now.
Whilst this isn't "budget" as such I'm trying to avoid any overly oppressive cards, I have a pretty casual playgroup and cards like Phyrexian Obliterator are a bit too extreme (it's also why Oath of Liliana is in here over Vile Requiem, I've tried to include as many "Liliana" cards as possible).
May have to look into Vengeful Dead, Cemetery Reaper and Scourge of Nel Toth as they both seem very much on theme with what I want to be doing, originally had Whip of Erebos in and might add it back just to give the deck a little more sustain.
Have taken out Shimmering Grotto and Cascading Cataracts, was gonna keep them in just in case I reanimated a creature with off-colour activated abilities, but just having the creature is usually good enough.
Thanks again for your help, I'm gonna keep tinkering away at this deck whilst I still grab a lot of the essential components (who'd have thought a mono-colour mana base would be a pain to build? :P)
1 month ago
Cemetery Reaper, Cryptbreaker, Death Baron, Gravespawn Sovereign, Liliana's Reaver, Lord of the Accursed, Lord of the Undead, Noxious Ghoul, Shepherd of Rot, Undead Warchief, Vengeful Dead, Zombie Master, Empty the Pits, Feeding Frenzy, Dread Summons, Syphon Flesh, Call to the Grave, Graf Harvest and Liliana's Mastery.
1 month ago
Here are several suggestions, both zombie specific and Mikaeus specific: Balthor the Defiled to reanimate all of your dead zombies; Liliana, Death's Majesty to make them, reanimate them, and/or board wipe everything but them; Triskelion to create an endless undying loop to combo kill your opponents; Door of Destinies for zombie mass pump; Stoneforge Masterwork for zombie solo pump; Gravecrawler and Phyrexian Altar with Vengeful Dead in play creates an endless sacrifice loop to drain all your opponents (maybe even add Blood Artist or Bontu's Monument for an additional combo opportunity); Death Baron because larger zombies with deathtouch are better; and Dread Summons for a load of zombie tokens to overrun your opponents. That should be a good start.