Exile target creature card from a graveyard. Put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield.
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|Magic 2014 (M14)||Common|
|Magic 2013 (M13)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Vile Rebirth Discussion
2 months ago
Hey, looks like your going for a Zombie tribal theme.
Going to have to make some sacrifices of five drop Zombies and here's some advice. Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Gray Merchant of Asphodel and The Scarab God are the only three you need the rest could be cut. Muldrotha, Grave Titan, Rooftop Storm and Liliana, Dreadhorde General are the only six drops you need.
I have a Zombie tribal Muldrotha deck that I made last year, Zombie Grave Wave (Budget). My deck is budget, $200, but it could give you some ideas and you can replace the budget alternatives I'm using with more expensive price cards that you have. More advice to improve your deck is to include Gravecrawler infinite combos since it's a Zombie.
Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Diregraf Captain/Plague Belcher/Bontu's Monument/Blood Artist/Vengeful Dead is an infinite combo to make all your opponents lose life. Sac Gravecrawler with Altar, use the one black mana to cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard and repeat. Gravecrawler + Altar is infinite casts of Gravecrawler from your graveyard which can be used with other cards. Diregraf Colossus is infinite 2/2 Zombies. Undead Augur/Secrets of the Dead/Guardian Project can draw into a win condition. Kill all your opponents creatures with Grave Pact.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Evolving Wilds
- Cabal Stronghold: don't need this land since you have Coffers.
- Dimir Aqueduct
- Golgari Rot Farm
- Simic Growth Chamber
- Font of Fertility
- Curse of Disturbance
- Curse of Predation
- Curse of Death's Hold
- Curse of Misfortunes
- Cruel Reality
- Door of Destinies
- Springbloom Druid
- Vile Rebirth
- Casualties of War
- Geralf's Mindcrusher
- Vulturous Zombie
- Perpetual Timepiece
- Gilded Lotus
- Amulet of Vigor: not worth playing just to have Bounce lands ETB untapped.
- Soulless One
- Gravebreaker Lamia
- Havengul Lich
- Nyxbloom Ancient
- Grave Betrayal
- Deadbridge Chant
- Bow of Nylea
- Greater Good
- Sultai Ascendancy
- Eternal Skylord
- Underrealm Lich
- Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord
- God-Eternal Bontu
- God-Eternal Rhonas
- Fallen Shinobi
- Unbreathing Horde
- Black Market
- Corpse Harvester
To also make room for more lands and other card upgrades this is more than 13 card suggestions to consider cutting. Many of these suggestions are good cards, but are very much outclassed by other better cards in your deck already or you could add with such a high budget.
20x total lands is not enough for a functioning Commander deck. Want at least 30-36 lands depending on how high the avg. CMC of your deck is and how many additional mana sources you include. The current avg. CMC is 3.7 which is too high. What's making it this high is too many high CMC Zombies especially five drops.
I offer more advice if you would like. Good luck with your deck.
Juha on Bat Cave 2.2
3 months ago
Thanks for the comment, Twist35
I like the idea of persist and/or undying creatures for triggering Desecrated Tomb. But I don't want to advance there too much, as Desecrated Tomb is a secondary win condition. I'm adding Kitchen Finks to sideboard!
A good sac outlet could be sweet! I guess it would have to be Carrion Feeder, or do you have something else in mind?
5 months ago
Cemetery Recruitment can help you recover something you wanted and got killed.
Dark Salvation Can help you destroy indestructable creatures and flood the board later on. If you choose to run this, I wouldn't put more than 2 copies in your deck.
Together with it, Empty the Pits would appreciate the help from all those creatures you summoned.
Endless Ranks of the Dead is on the same page as them.
Zombie Apocalypse protects you from board wipe.
If your opponents play with the graveyard, Vile Rebirth could help you.
Call to the Grave would work well with the theme and force your enemies to kill their own creatures.
Graf Harvest could help you get some damage through.
There are some more that fit the theme, but that's all I have for now haha
10 months ago
I totally forgot that Vile Rebirth is an instant! Thanks for the tip! The deck isn’t technically a budget deck. I usually just work with what I’ve got and then buy less expensive cards that synergize with the deck. That’s why Kalitas is in it. He’s a good Aristocrat and I’ve had him since Oath of the Gatewatch came out. I tend to use him quite often.
10 months ago
Yeah no problem at all! Kalitas is quite expensive for a budget version but is a good addition nonetheless. Viscera Seer is another good sac outlet. Vile Rebirth is also quite better than Shamble Back not to mention it's instant speed and not a sorcery which personally, in decks like this I try to avoid them as much as I can. You can also find alternative budget removal that can be proven to be just as good Ultimate Price , Go for the Throat , Terminate and Dismember are good candidates. I believe with a full playset of Priest of the Forgotten Gods and Falkenrath Aristocrat this deck has already received a major upgrade! Very cool deck! Keep it up!
1 year ago
Aha! It seems as though we are on almost the exact same page. I love Gravecrawler. I picked up a playset a few years ago when they were 2.50 each. I don't think I saw Quest for the Gravelord mentioned but I love that card especially paired with Spark Harvest I really REALLY like Grave Pact and Ghoulcaller's Chant . But have trouble thinking of how to get them in my deck. Same thing with Aether Vial . I think Relentless Dead is a bit slow but I see its uses for more important creatures. I just feel like you're gonna mess up your own tempo with it. Aether Vile, grave pact, and ghoulcallers chant. I do want those in my deck. Hard to figure out how. Possible side board options. I also quite like Vile Rebirth nice little combat trick for a surprise blocker. Straight up another 2/2 body and can also interrupt someone's grave shenanigans. Although it's not a super powerful card and would likely be better replaced worth something else. Thanks for getting back to me though it means a lot! Best of luck
1 year ago
For the zombie theme, Grave Crawler will also be better for you in this deck than Reassembling Skeleton . You could also include Cover of Darkness and Kindred Dominance . Undead Warchief will help you recast your commander when he is inevitably removed, and powers up your deck, to boot.
As for other removal, Something like Festergloom is going to be low-impact, so you'd be better off running Decree of Pain . Hero's Downfall is an easy upgrade to Murder , and Bojuka Bog and Nihil Spellbomb are easily better than Tormod's Crypt and Vile Rebirth . Gate to Phyrexia is a good card to include in mono-black, especially with the ability to churn out 2/2 zombies.
As for lands, I'm sure you've already considered it, but you've still got room in the budget for Cabal Coffers . It's never going to be a bad investment with the growing popularity of Commander. I would also go for Shizo, Death's Storehouse . It will be better than Rogue's Passage . You should seriously consider how many non-swamps you want, too, with your commander. What do you have that is going to draw you over seven cards to make use of Reliquary Tower ? Temple of the False God is awful. If you have an opening hand of two swamps and Temple, what do you do if you don't draw a third land? Also, if you're running tutors for your Cabal Stronghold , as often as not, you're going to lose that extra mana by having one less swamp out, anyway. Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse aren't doing you any favors. The deck thinning is negligible in a 99-card deck, and your commander has built-in flood protection.
1 year ago
Spinning Darkness seems ok, I'll try it out sometime.
Yeah, I've seen Gurmag Angler take over games in Delver decks before. I'll test it when I have time.
Oh idk why I have the 1 Vile Rebirth either, but the thing I was worried about with main deck Bojuka Bogs is that with the Piranha Marshes there'll be too many taplands. I was considering playing Sunscorched Desert in place of Piranha Marsh to make room for 2 Bojuka Bogs in the main, but with all the BB cards I might end up with some color problems if I play all four... Now that I think about it, playing 2 Sunscorched Desert, 2 Piranha Marsh, and 2 Bojuka Bog might work out, what do you think?
I've been trying to find an excuse to put Dash Hopes in somewhere but I can't really seem to find one since it isn't a surefire way to increase my chances of winning certain matchups like Duress is. What would it be good against? And while we're talking about sb cards, do you think the Supernatural Staminas in the sideboard are worth playing over something like Soul Reap or Dash Hopes? Thanks for the help!