Wayward Servant

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Standard Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Amonkhet Uncommon

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Wayward Servant

Creature — Zombie

Whenever another Zombie enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Wayward Servant Discussion

Soulus101 on Barrack Embalmer

12 hours ago

After playtesting for a couple of weeks, I've noticed the following:

The blue Embalmers are very situational. I haven't managed to get much out of any of them, but the potential is there. Land is an issue, as expected, but going up to 24 lands helped.

On MTGO I've swapped Temmet, Vizier of Naktamun for Open Into Wonder, and it's an improvement. Anointed Procession is the keystone, synergizing excellently with Liliana's Mastery and Noosegraf Mob. Lord of the Accursed is already popular in standard zombie decks, and I can see why. Wayward Servant is also excellent. Oketra's Monument also does a fine job, particularly with Anointer Priest on the board.

bellz76 on Undeadication

1 day ago

So the Dark Salvation is really good. If you can get more of those, I would. The Metallic Mimic is also good. I'd get more of him too. You're not running any artifacts, so Battle at the Bridge isn't good at all. I know it's like the salvation, but you are already running zombies, which makes it insane compared to no artifacts, which makes in pretty bad in your deck.

I'm ok with the Campaign of Vengeance- esp as just a 2 of. Combine that with the menace ability of Lord of the Accursed, and you can swing and not lose all your zombies.

What I would do from here is move the Binding Mummy and the Fan Bearer into the sideboard- or maybe just the fan bearer and cut the blinding all together). Take out the Battle at the Bridge, and cut the In Oketra's Name down to 2. That gives you 9 slots to play with. Really try to get the 3rd and 4th of the Wayward Servant. But use the other 7 slots for the other cards your missing. But try to do some testing and see how you like it either way.

Tenlor on White Black Budget

1 day ago

I'm not exactly sure what you're trying theme you're trying to go with. I'm going to assume you want to have B/W aggro-zombies, and base my suggestions around that.

First of all, I would recommend putting some more land in there. I know you're deck does have much mana cost, but you can still get mana screwed. Secondly, I would put in some dual colored lands, if you have any.

Secondly, I would personally make this a Zombie tribal deck, so I would remove Augmenting Automaton, Devoted Crop-Mate, Fourth Bridge Prowler, and Gonti, Lord of Luxury, as none of them help your zombies at all.

There are quite a few zombie cards that I think would have a good place in this deck. Particularly Wayward Servant and Graf Harvest. Wayward Servant would allow you to deal some damage to your opponents each time you play or bring back a Zombie, and let you gain some life as well. Graf Harvest would make it much more of a pain to prevent your horde of zombies from eating your opponents brains, as they would all have menace.

I feel like this deck needs a little more removal, so I would look at Cruel Revival as it kills your opponents things and allows you to bring back your own. Dark Salvation would let you create more zombies and potentially kill a creature, or weaken it enough to kill it with a token.

A few more cards to look at for general zombie purposes would be Shamble Back, Cemetery Recruitment, and From Under the Floorboards.

If you decided to upgrade your budget, a few pricier options are Liliana's Mastery, Relentless Dead, Diregraf Colossus, and liliana, death's majesty.

ticked-off-squirrel on B/W Standard Zombies

2 days ago

Deltis seeing as I don't have any of those lands I am going 12 Swamp, 12 Plains, and 3 Evolving Wilds. I also picked up two more Wayward Servant so I threw all four in there.

dra600n on Undeadication

3 days ago

Thanks for the feedback!

Fair enough about the Gideon and the Liliana. I originally had 2 Gideon's in there, but after the few games I played, he didn't help me out much (I cast him once which took the attacks off of me and onto him, but it really made no difference), and I never pulled the Liliana.

I did pull a Liliana, the Last Hope today - what do you think about using her? Probably the same as using the other one, though the destroy non-zombies and adding X 2/2 zombies is nice, but may take too long to really utilize in a competitive setting.

You are right that I don't have creature control. I don't have Fatal Push or any other card from Aether Revolt (will be hopefully rectifying that this weekend), and I'll have to check to see if I have the other 2 you mentioned.

I may have 1 Cryptbreaker so I can definitely put that in, and I agree about the Wayward Servant and the Null Caller.

bellz76 on Undeadication

3 days ago

I think any zombie build these days should have Cryptbreaker. He's good early, he's good late, and he does all the things you need him to do- make zombies and draw cards. I would run a full set of him. You also want to run the full set of Wayward Servant. He's that good.

And for wanting to control the board, you don't have any removal. Fatal Push, Grasp of Darkness, and Declaration in Stone are all really good right now. I know you have a couple tappers, but you need some hard removal.

You can probably find room for these cards with just a few changes- I would suggest taking the solo cards out. the Gideon, the Bontu, the Kalitas, and the Oketra (probably the Lilly as well). They are powerful, but there's no consistancy with that many solos. I see you have a tutor to help, but you only have 1 of those too. I also think the Stir the Sands and the Null Caller can come out.

These changes will keep your curve low and make 22 land work. I think if you keep the 5 and 6 drops in, than you'll need to bump the land to 24. And I know you're looking to switch some land around when you get it, but in the meantime, there's nothing wring with playing 4 Forsaken Sanctuary. Yeah, it's slower, but it helps to fix the mana and is easy to get.

Hope this helps some.

ticked-off-squirrel on B/W Standard Zombies

3 days ago

Deltis thanks for the feedback and here is my reply:

no to these cards: Time to Reflect, Plague Belcher, Liliana's Mastery, Stir the Sands, Gravedigger. why? I don't own them.

card reduction: Wayward Servant (from 4 to 2), Wander in Death (from 4 to 2), Binding Mummy (from 3 to 2). why? that is all I own of those cards.

maybe cards: Supernatural Stamina, In Oketra's Name,

no need to restrict to just Ahmonkhet. there are many other Standard Blocks so please, suggest more from those blocks.

Deltis on B/W Standard Zombies

4 days ago

I would suggest less creatures. Creatures are good, but there is a thing as too much. Cards like the new Liliana and old one are good. Anointed Procession, In Oketra's Name, Time to Reflect, Never, Wander in Death, Supernatural Stamina, Stir the Sands, Plague Belcher, Liliana's Mastery, and Gravedigger are all cards from Ahmonkhet that could do nicely in a zombie deck. Innistrad, of course, has a lot of good zombies but those are black and blue. If you want to keep this deck to a minimal price, I would suggest something along the lines of...4xWayward Servant 2xLord of the Accursed 4xFan Bearer 3xBinding Mummy 3xVoracious Null 4xDoomed Dissenter 4xIn Oketra's Name 4xTime to Reflect 4xWander in Death 2xStir the Sands 4xSupernatural Stamina 12xSwamp 10xIsland or something along those lines.This deck using just Ahmonkhet cards. And if I am correct, this (main)deck, minus land, should only be about $12-14 on CardKingdom.

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