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
1 day ago
But how do you keep from losing? I would throw in Elixir of Immortality to further reuse your spells and that way you will actually win your war of attrition. You also need to prepare for defence against planeswalkers... You have no way to prevent them from getting onto the battlefield besides your counters.Detention Sphere is your best option but there is alsoPlanar Cleansing, Oblivion Ring and Scour from Existence. You need more mass removal besides Terminus I would recommend Supreme Verdict in Place of Terminus because you shouldn't rely on top decking a card that only appears twice. I love Dawn Charm because of it's flexibility and it's budget but I should be the first to tell you that Angel's Grace is much better... It doesn't prevent damage but the first 19 points of life don't matter anyway... Angel's Grace also protects you against the effects of Wayward Servant or a card like The Cheese Stands Alone if you ever take this to casual. This is what i've notices immediately... I would definitely scepter angel's grace so you can't die and that is what i've got for you... Have fun grinding:)... I have a deck very similar to this actuallyThe Dream Crusher and I'd be interested to see how this progresses.
2 days ago
Personally, one of the first things I'd suggest doing is to take out the Revenant Patriarch and Corpulent Corpses. If the goal of the deck is to end the game early, then you should probably be taking out the cards that take a while to get out. Some good cheap cards you can get would be Bone Splinters, Plague Belcher, Diregraf Colossus, Lord of the Accursed, Carrion Feeder, Nantuko Husk, Voracious Null, and Wayward Servant. Some good expensive-ish cards you could get would be Geralf's Messenger, Gravecrawler, Relentless Dead, Undead Warchief, Lord of the Undead, Death Baron, and Endless Ranks of the Dead.
1 month ago
Have you considered Undead Warchief, Gravecrawler, Cryptbreaker, Unbreathing Horde, Relentless Dead, Death Baron, Lord of the Undead and Cemetery Reaper? I feel like a lot of these cards would help with triggering Wayward Servant and Binding Mummy multiple times as well as boosting up your zombies to do some serious damage.
Curious why you aren't running Path to Exile as cheap removal as well.
1 month ago
The real comment is that this is a nice start to a deck that is very similar to a draft that I had done where I ended up with zombies from Amonkhet.
Since you have access to white I can't recommend Time to Reflect more. It's such a sweet Zombie tribal payoff card and when used in a deck like this one of the best white removal cards in the game.
I'd also recommend Vanquisher's Banner from Ixalan as another sweet tribal card that gives you a nice draw engine, especially since literally half of the cards in your deck are creatures. You'll want to be able to keep playing more every turn and this should give you 2-3 extra cards a turn. Hell, even on turn 6 if you have 6 mana and only one creature in hand you could play a one drop zombie, draw a card, play a two drop zombie, draw a card, play a one drop zombie, draw a card, play another zombie, draw another card...
As much as I like Midnight Oil (which is how I arrived here in the first place) I think this would be a much better means of getting card advantage. You won't get it out until a turn later but it should net you at LEAST one extra card per turn while also buffing your entire field as another anthem effect. In an almost entirely creature deck (which honestly you could drop In Oketra's Name and Cast Out from the main board and go 100% creatures plus a few of these) I think it would result in your snowballing out of control.
You could have things like Cast Out and the new Ixalan's Binding (sweet card btw) in the sideboard to deal with threats by your opponent, and I'd also recommend sweepers like Bontu's Last Reckoning and Yahenni's Expertise which play very nicely with Plague Belcher because it'll reset the board while also draining down your opponent by 1 life for every Zombie that dies and for each Belcher on the field. That could be a finisher all by itself.
Here's what I would recommend overall:
Add 3x Sunscorched Desert as a little ping of damage that also helps enable your Ifnir Deadlands as more Deserts that can be sacrificed. This will up your land base to 24 which will be important to ensure you hit land drops every single turn and can afford to keep dropping multiple creatures every turn.
Add 4x Vanquisher's Banner to make sure that you hit one by turn 5 every game. You probably won't ever need to actually cast more than one, but great if you can. You don't want more than one in your starting hand though because you will need 3-4 land and 3-4 creatures to stay on curve.
Then your 15 card sideboard should roughly include:
1x-2x Cast Out as a means of dealing with large targets like Dinosaurs or whatever is going to lose you the game.
1x-2x Ixalan's Binding for the same reason and a great counter to combo decks.
1x-2x In Oketra's Name for the same reason you have it now: That final push of damage. I don't think you need more than two of these because it will pretty much always just need to be used the one time and usually later in the game.
1x-2x Yahenni's Expertise to be able to reset the board and drop a creature to follow it up. This can also become a finisher with Plague Belcher and a swarm of smaller zombies if it kills them. These are really inexpensive right now which is sweet.
2x-3x Time to Reflect because it is a solid combat trick to remove big threats.
1x-2x Dispossess to break apart artifact based combos.
1x-2x Lost Legacy for the same reason but for non-artifacts.
Just my two cents. With Ixalan bringing 4 "new" and reasonably strong tribes and rotation making Zombies a thing of the past I think a creature heavy build like this should come as a surprise since the loss of cards like Liliana, the Last Hope and Relentless Dead. Once you hit your stride on turn 5 with that Banner you'll be set up to really flood the board and get maximum value from Wayward Servant to drain down your opponent and Binding Mummy to tap down their blockers.
Good luck! :)
1 month ago
I love the deck and the theme.. ZOMBIES!!!
However, I feel as if some cards that I found are quite sub-par like Sparring Mummy and maybe even the Cursed Minotaur have crept themselves into the deck leaving the great cards like Wayward Servant and Lord of the Accursed feeling left out (you only have 2 copies of each).
Also, I feel like your deck has pretty low mana costs as a whole (your average CMC is 2.83), so I would recommend taking out maybe 1 or 2 for maybe some Liliana's Mastery - I personally love this card :)
See how that runs.
Other cards you might want to take a closer look at are:
Binding Mummy - the tap is very nice.
More Ammit Eternals - I think they are quite sweet.
Also, maybe check out if there is some card draw, but otherwise +1!
1 month ago
I love to run zombies as well! I think your land base might run a little faster if you went with Drowned Catacomb instead of Submerged Boneyard. Also, I think you'll find Gravecrawler runs really well in that deck. Wayward Servant Could also be a win condition. I also really enjoy Geralf's Messenger, especially when I have to sac a creature. Have fun with the overrun, and remember to go for the brains!
1 month ago
You should describe the infinite combo in the description of the deck, it took me a little while to figure it out. For people looking it requires having Wayward Servant, Hostage Taker with another Hostage Taker or Vizier of Many Faces exiled by it and Arcane Adaptation naming zombie on the battlefield. The you play a Vizier of Many Faces naming Hostage Taker or another Hostage Taker and take the Hostage Taker you already have on the battlefield. This creates an infinite loop of hostage takers entering and leaving the battlefield. Since Arcane Adaptation makes them all zombies, Wayward Servant drains your opponent to zero.