Wayward Servant


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) 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

Deos on Zombie Deck

5 days ago

Sure your zombie army will be big, but you need to make it endless. Try out Endless Ranks of the Dead. if you are wiling to splash white, Wayward Servant will be a fun little problem for your opponents.

ThEPWN3r311 on Zombie small heal deck

5 days ago

Because of Wayward Servant you might want to throw in a Endless Ranks of the Dead or two.

TepigAggro on B/W Zombies

1 week ago

Wayward Servant. Take out the Paramounts and the festerings

rhine0 on Daxos

1 week ago

So, I have a few ideas we could hash out for this deck, and I included a bunch of cards that I'll just give you, as well as a few cards you should pick up and plan to use, regardless. We can sit down and actually hash this out together if you'd like, or you can wing it and develop something on your own. Either way, I'm stoked you're getting so into this!

Cards You Should Pick Up

Windborn Muse Blind Obedience Noxious FieldUnderworld Connections

Cards I Can Give You

Mortuary MireForsaken SanctuarySeizures--There may be better enchantments, but its still not a bad optionUnhallowed PactViper's KissMolting SnakeskinDead WeightVampire CutthroatSage's ReverieLightformOrc SureshotBattle BrawlerErebos's EmissaryOrdeal of ErebosEraseDisenchantGuardian ZendikonPacifismEthereal ArmorCartouche of SolidarityEphara's RadianceRevoke ExistenceGift of OrzhovaOpen the ArmoryAccursed Witch  FlipHonden of Night's ReachSentry of the UnderworldReckless SpiteSandblastDjeru's RenunciationPeace of MindOrdeal of HeliodGryff's BoonLotus-Eye MysticsUnraveling MummyWayward Servant

BenFromCanada on New player looking for some ...

1 week ago


Thank you for the reply!

I am excited to hear about ixialan will be having plenty of more gothic type of creatures, as I thought it was going to be primarily things of a mayan or dinosaur atheistic!

As far as the zombies go, I am also glad to hear that Wayward Servant is a good pick, as I was making a deck for theory crafting around that and several other zombie cards!

Casper00901 on New player looking for some ...

1 week ago

If you play zombies in standard you should play white black for Wayward Servant. If you like vampires ixialan will have allot of them as well tribal support.

As for building your deck start with the rule of 9's. A deck only needs 4 copies of 9 different cards, with the exception of legendary or high mana cost cards which will only use 2 copies of. Once get your first 36 cards this way your remaining 24 cards will be lands that produce mana in the same proportions as the cost for the cards in your deck. After your deck built play test to see you need more or less mana.

LiveForChaos on Black/White/Blue Zombie Deck

2 weeks ago

I'd recommend that you should try to stick to two colors, either Black and Blue or Black and White. With two colors you don't have to worry as much about not having a Plains to cast your Wayward Servant or having an Island to cast your Diregraf Captain, for example.

Qolorful on black and blue zombie deck

2 weeks ago

hey there! I used to have an esper deck with scarab god, and he's a pretty crazy card in action. I like that you are using him in an actual zombie list, as that makes him even stronger than how I used him, which was with cards like Archangel Avacyn  Flip, who's ETB effects were really strong paired with the ability to flash them from the graveyard at instant speed.

In any case, here's a few ways to increase its competitive play.

  1. Non-rotation proof- this method will be better, but... will rotate.. so you might not like it. Relentless Dead, Prized Amalgam, and Gisa and Geralf are strong options for any zombies deck, as they increase the strength of your recursion, which is a lot of what makes zombies good. Spellweaver Eternal is probably the weakest card in your list, as it isn't a prowess list, so that is the first to replace no matter what suggestions you decide to take. Also, there are better spells than the ones you are running. Black is renown for its removal, so you want to consider using it. You have cards like Grasp of Darkness and Fatal Push to clear a path for the zombies. Also, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is a bomb.

  2. Non-rotation proof esper. Adding white to all the prior statements is pretty strong because of access to even more removal, like Anguished Unmaking, Time to Reflect, and Declaration in Stone, as well as the all-star zombie Wayward Servant, which will double up on the drain effect of scarab god. It also gives you access to the mummies if you'd like to play them. I don't know how it plays in constructed, but when I played it in draft Unraveling Mummy was a killer card, so it is worth trying out!

  3. Rotation proof- without using card from eldritch moon(which is my favorite block so I'm sad it's going), you are much more limited with what you can do, but there are still ways to improve the deck. Fatal push is still open to use, and cards like Hieroglyphic Illumination which was really hard for me to spell, will speed up your deck. If you want to go rotation proof, I'd recommend esper though, or even orzhov. Time to Reflect and Wayward Servant are just soooo good in zombie tribal. It's hard to justify not using them. Also, access to embalm and eternalize is important to remember. Champion of Wits and other good ones like Adorned Pouncer are worth considering, just in case you don't have scarab god to reanimate them.

Hope this helped a bit, if you have any questions, let me know!

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