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|Premium Deck Series: Graveborn (GRV)||Uncommon|
|2012 Core Set (M12)||Uncommon|
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Discard two cards: Put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token into play.
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Zombie Infestation Discussion
2 days ago
white - Mobilization
to name a few
1 week ago
My friend and I were discussing a situation. I have 10 permanents (one of which is Zombie Infestation and 20 cards in hand. My opponent has 20 permanents and 2 cards in hand. I cast Balancing Act and it resolves. My opponent sacrifices 10 permanents then I discard 18 cards to Zombie Infestation and put 9 Zombies on the field. My friend says this wouldn't be allowed because you cannot respond to the resolution by "ignoring" the effect. He says to take Thoughtseize as an example. I couldn't respond to Thoughtseize by discarding the chosen card along with another to Zombie Infestation. Likewise as another example, if I had more permanents on the field, I couldn't allow Balancing Act to resolve and then sack all my creatures to Altar of Dementia thus reducing the number of permanents I control to less than my opponents. I think my friend's right but at the same time in the first scenario, I'm not changing the outcome or "tricking" the spell as I still go down to two cards in hand. Who is correct? Thanks
3 weeks ago
First of all, congratulation on making such a sweet list. I can feel that you've been putting quite some work in there!
Then, for the suggestions: you are running a very control-ish sulta build, color combinaison that isn't know for its sustain nor reach when it comes to win conditions. Thus, how about Batterskull as an alternate win-condition? It also creates a token, which can be relevant sometimes. Then, by playing black you have access to the strongest planeswalker there is in this format: Liliana of the Veil. Since you like your stuff being discarded, I think you should definitively run a few copies. The part I like the most about your list is probably Life from the Loam. This card is stupidly strong, so why not playing more copies in order to abuse it? Without going for all-in cards like Zombie Infestation, you can play the horrifying Raven's Crime lockdown to keep your opponent in check... ;)
1 month ago
So far none of these Ultra Budgets have been very competitive in modern, considering the speed of the meta I can't imagine them working to well. I want to build a more competitive one. I do really like the idea, and some (Like the elemental fling one) were still very good. The issue was that they were around 40+ dollars, rather than 20-10 dollar price range.
I tried to make one using the Heroic keyword, building it around cantrips that target creatures (like Bandage and Defiant Strike) along with good heroic abilities like Phalanx Leader and Favored Hoplite, filling the mana curve out with Lagonna-Band Trailblazer, Fabled Hero, and Vanguard of Brimaz, and it works suprisingly well, winning turn 4-5 on average, but I did have a game with a turn 3 kill, just because of the synergy that can be acomplished with the strive mecahanic of Launch the Fleet, targetting my two Phalanx Leaders, two Vanguard of Brimaz, and a Fabled Hero to get a board of giant (3/3 & 4/4) cats, and a giant Fabled Hero (5/5 Double Strike) for a big win.
Another Idea for a super budget is a combo deck, one that uses 2x Zombie Infestation & 4x Treasure Hunt, 4x Reliquary Tower and finishing the deck with 25x Swamp and 25x Island, I will let you imagine hoe the deck wins!
Another powerful budget deck is Kithkin! They have one of the cheapest good lords with Wizened Cenn and have Ballyrush Banneret, Rustic Clachan, Goldmeadow Stalwart, and a bunch of other great tribal elements at a cheap price. That kind of deck is also able to be easily upgraded for a still small price, with cards like Knight of Meadowgrain, Honor of the Pure, Militia's Pride, and Thoughtweft Trio for not extreme prices.
An easy deck to build is mono-white "2 for 1", its a deck I built a while back around just dropping cards like Expedition Envoy, Dragon Hunter, Dryad Militant, Mardu Woe-Reaper, Savannah Lions, Elite Vanguard, etc. backing them up by using Brave the Elements, and Honor of the Pure if you want. For a cheap version, you don't need to, and even for one that runs Isamaru, Hound of Konda and Kytheon, Hero of Akros, the deck cost less than 30 dollars.
The point of the comment is that I feel that though these decks are interesting and fun to play with, if competitive decks for a low cost are required, I think more competitive decks for a cheaper (or equal) cost are possible.
In the case of this deck (similar to neg counters), it requires the opponent to be playing creatures, and also be playing slowly enough, or with out removal, for you to steal them. This deck also doesn't have any way of dealing with the graveyard, has no sideboard, can't remove creatures, enchantments, lands, or artifacts opponents control, and though the deck is slow, it doesn't have the control elements like counter spells to support it, even though it is in the colors... It also can't speed the deck up with ramp or draw even though it is in the colors! Blue/green card draw could also help with Lorescale Coatl and ramp could make Nimbus Swimmer a seriously viable option.
If you do want ramp/draw, Explore is a super cheap option. More cantrip buffs could also help with the deck consistency, and I could go on and on, but it just seems like you didn't look at the deck for play-ability, but instead based on random cards you thought would be cool. I can't help look through every card to try and make this a viable option, because in the end I don't think it is an option, against pretty much any meta modern deck, where as my Heroic deck beats Naya Burn more often than not, and can stand to fight Affinity and Death's Shadow too. It doesn't stand a chance against Tron or make other decks, but this one can't stand against pretty much any.
1 month ago
Entomb, Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Gamble, Sheoldred, the Whispering One, Reanimate, Grave Titan, Grisly Salvage, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Animate Dead, Avatar of Woe, Exhume, Ever After, Buried Alive, Zombie Infestation, Kheru Lich Lord, Skullbriar, the Walking Grave, Meren of Clan Nel Toth, Deathrender, Dralnu, Lich Lord, Mystical Tutor, Liliana, Death's Majesty, Living Death, Stitch Together, Nyx Weaver, Varolz, the Scar-Striped, Geth, Lord of the Vault, The Mimeoplasm, Birthing Pod, Noxious Revival, Ramunap Excavator, Prized Amalgam.
There's some great renamition based cards if you need some ideas... I play decks like this pretty often.
1 month ago
If you have the cash, I would just skip the Zombie Infestation and go for 2 more Liliana of the Veil. The latter is obviously a more powerful card in general, and it will also smooth out your curve a little bit more.
1 month ago
DP87: This indeed would be a totally different deck. Very fun to play for sure, but usually Vortex, Aussault or Zombie Infestation are played with Treasure Hunt which isn't really what I want to include here. I'll think about the protection though. Thanks a lot. Feel free to post any ideas that come to your mind.
1 month ago
They're "fine" with quitting albeit no happy about the situation. Once I go infinite, I can kill them with Witch Hunter or drop Kormus Bell and attack with all my lands. Plus, I can drop a lot of 2/2 Zombies with Zombie Infestation and Library of Leng