Exile target creature card from a graveyard. Put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield.
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Vile Rebirth Discussion
1 week ago
How do you feel about these changes, EagleBagel? Would these bring more balance and ability to the deck?
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
you need consistancy. there are too many 2 ofs. also you 5+ costed cards, which is extremely slow in modern. the only decks that play 3+ 5 drops (or higher) are usually control decks. you seem to want to be a midrange deck more than anything.
lets take it step by step and see what we can do.
from the top Grave Betrayal. betrayal is a great card. once you play it, Tragic Slip becomes a permanent Confiscate with a +1/+1. the only problem? its 7 mana. you will never survive long enough to play this card. especially not if you have to spend your entire turn to do it (which at 7 mana i can't imagine you wouldn't be). this card should be replaced with a card that you might be able to cast in an average game.
let us descend to the 6 drops. Rooftop Storm isn't the same as betrayal. this one you can play and also follow up with all the zombies in your hand. which sounds pretty awesome at first. but remember. this is a 6 drop. in what scenarios would you still have a large number of zombies in your hand to cast after this hits the field? if you only have 1 or 2, why wouldn't you just play them instead? basically this card sounds good, but isn't really necessary for anything.
Noosegraf Mob is the next 6 drop. 6 mana 5/5 isnt super great, but it can turn into 6 mana 5 2/2s which is actually pretty decent. the only problem is that when it hits the field your opponent is going to cast Terminate/Path to Exile/Maelstrom Pulse/etc and you are left with a regular 2/2 for 6 mana. not a lot of value. especially when you should really be killing people on turn 6 or so. if you waste your entire turn casting this and it resolves, your opponent may not even have to remove it, they might be able to swing for lethal still since you only played 1 blocker. basically you might want to have something that comes down sooner and therefore will be more relevant.
and now we move to the 5 drops. lets start with the Conjurer's Closet. what are you trying to flicker? the mob? the colossus? i mean you don't really have any great targets for this and its basically a 5 mana blank card when you don't have any good flicker targets.
Dictate of Erebos: you don't have a lot of creatures right now. you have 14 creature cards and 3 non creatures that make tokens. you also have 6 creatures that make more creatures but 2 of them are 6 drops and 2 of them require dealing damage to a player so i don't really see them being a consistent way to create creatures. so for this card to be useful you need to have more creatures than your opponent or bet that your opponent has no creatures they are willing to sacrifice to kill you creatures.
Vengeful Pharaoh: i mean this card needs to go to your graveyard consistently to be useful. but since you only have 2 discard outlets and 2 mill options i wouldn't really advise this.
this has taken me a lot longer than expected for several reasons so i'm going to start start making these descriptions shorter and if you need clarification just post a reply at my name and ill get back to you.
Liliana's Reaver: it's nice but it requires you to actually hit the opponent for it to actually work out for you. otherwise its just a 4/3 for 4 which isn't all that impressive.
Ultimate Price: good choice. should be at 4.
Vile Rebirth you don't have that many creatures. make sure you have a good way to consistently get creatures in the grave so that this card is usable. dont forget it directly effects how good Ghoulcaller's Chant.
Tragic Slip is fine.
Gisa and Geralf: you don't have really any cards that will care about the mill 4 etb effect. the second effect is good but you either need to hope that you have some decent stuff to rez and hope that this creature survives long enough to work. i guess its fine as a 2 of.
Diregraf Colossus: good stuff for a zombie tribal deck. 4 of.
Diregraf Captain zombie lord is a zombie lord. other ability is nice too.
Cryptbreaker is also fine. maybe a 3 of would be better.
cards you don't have that might be helpful Death Baron,Cemetery Reaper and Lord of the Undead. i don't recall their prices off hand but one of them is cheaper than Cryptbreaker as i recall. the other two are probs out of your price range.
1 month ago
I am really liking where this is going; I suggest that you put in Vile Rebirth or something similar to your sideboard as cheap graveyard hate versus dredge. Also out of curiosity does Noosegraf work for this deck?
2 months ago
2 months ago
So, my suggestions for this deck:
Your primary problem is what you do on the first three or so turns. Right now all of your 1 drops are basically useless to you until the late game. I suggest that you consider:
- Shamble Back (And it's brother Vile Rebirth)
- Cryptbreaker (Will also help you trigger all of your Madness cards)
- Zombie Infestation (Similar to Crypt Breaker, but cheaper mana activation)
You'll also want some ways of drawing cards/dealing with threats. My suggestions:
- Feast or Famine
- Breakthrough (You can cast it for U, draw 4 cards, and activate all your madness)
- Mental Note or Thought Scour
- Careful Study (Or other blue spells that draw/discard large numbers of cards. You can use them to fill up your graveyard with expensive flashbacks that you can activate later)
- Disrupt and other cheap counterspells that can buy you some time.
- Good ole reliable Doom Blade.
I think you should take out some of the enchantments that you have:
2 months ago
Hello, from my experience Endless Ranks of the Dead, although extremely flavorful, does a poor job since it doesn't work when you get board wiped.
I would cut some spells like Syphon Flesh, Shamble Back, Vile Rebirth, Obelisk of Urd and reduce the number of creatures to about 30.
In place of this i think more draws (Brainstorm, Fact or Fiction and things like that), reanimate spells like Animate Dead, Victimize and Exhume to bring your goodies back and tutors like Demonic Tutor. This way you reduce the "dead draws" you may have and have a more concise gameplan.
Since you have red, some cards that gives extra combat phases may help you finish the game quickly.
Hope that helps!
If you can, please take a look at my deck and give me your opinion!
Commander / EDH
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