Zombie Infestation


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Premium Deck Series: Graveborn (GRV) Uncommon
2012 Core Set (M12) Uncommon
Archenemy (ARC) Uncommon
Odyssey (ODY) Uncommon

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Zombie Infestation


Discard two cards: Put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token into play.

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Zombie Infestation Discussion

lagotripha on Modern Black Devotion

1 week ago

If you're worried about creature count, Pack Rat, Zombie Infestation and the like can do a lot to keep your disruption count high when you need it and pitch it for bodies when you don't.

The big trick I've found for making mono black kick ass at FNM is to take a wildly diffrent list every week. There are tier 2 variations taking it all the way from aggro to control, and they all need to be sideboarded against differently. When half your opponents mis-sideboard and have half a hand of dead cards, your winrate goes up a lot.

lagotripha on Red Black Gods

1 week ago

Hi, Its always good to see now people building decks. Your list is remarkably solid for a first timer- I know that my first decks were a lot worse in comparison.

This is functionally running as a black devotion list with a twist- there are various primers out there (including a solid competitive one on this site). I have a big list of cards I've built in mono-black (Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox) Feel free to browse. A lot of the best cards aren't hugely expensive- there are just more copies of them than people playing those decks thanks to standards of the past (I get a lot of mileage out of Zombie Infestation and Rakdos Charm, for example.)

In terms of what you should be putting in your deck, its important to look at what you are playing. Casual matches can support almost any deck, and the important thing is keeping it fun. FNMs are a little more competitive, thanks to netdecking, but what exactly to put in a deck depends on what the people around you are playing. If its all affinity and merfolk, you need to pack something like Languish to clear the board or big lifelink to climb through the aggro. If its all Cryptic Command/Supreme Verdict, you need to look at ways to bypass counterspells and sweepers. Its all very situational, and there are a lot of options- many fo them fairly cheap.

If you are going to spend money on playing B/R in modern at FNM (although you can play budget lists forever- there are enough cards out there), your first purchases should be Lightning Bolt and Inquisition of Kozilek. They are the most efficient cards available in terms of how good they are and how much they cost.

Good luck, and I hope you have a lot of fun brewing decks.

Grubbernaut on sherlock

3 weeks ago

Fleeting Memories seems like the worst payoff for something like this. Maybe something hilarious like Zombie Infestation since both Treasure Hunt and cracking clues helps it? Winning with damage is preferable if you're playing Tireless Tracker (aka, the best card ever printed :P)


ERoss8 on From the ashes they will rise again

1 month ago

Understood, but Despise and Harsh Scrutiny can only target opponents. To this point, Tortured Existence or Zombie Infestation would be nice

Rise of the Dark Realms, Living Death, etc would be kinda fun

Myriiad on $8 Reliquary Treasure Infestation

1 month ago

RG7620, well it can easily win a bo1, but if they have anything that hates on a single card it's easy to just get rid of Zombie Infestation and they deck cannot win anymore. If they lack card hate or discard then you can usually win consistently.

lagotripha on I'm Hellbent On Making This Work (Challenge)

1 month ago

Personally, I'd run Zombie Infestation as extra one with nothing copies. If its worth discarding your hand, its worth running infestation.

Dropping the CMC will do a hell of a lot. Gonti's Machinations in particular is efficient damage that can sit on the field, and Sinister Concoction is also cute, which combined with Seal of Fire points to an 'enchantments matter' list.

Some Genju of the Fens/Genju of the Spires might work, as might Demonic Vigor/Necromancer's Magemark. But thats not where I'm going.

B/G Strength from the Fallen/Wreath of Geists with Stitcher's Supplier.

Commune with the Gods/Kruphix's Insight, Nighthowler/Renowned Weaver, Boneyard Wurm etc. This also gives access to Seal of Primordium in the sideboard.

I envisage it looking something like this- One Challenge.

Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox is my big list of cards which I tend to brew from. feel free to take a look, see if it sparks anything.

Kogarashi on Does Varina, Lich Queen work ...

1 month ago

Varina's discard will only work for triggered abilities, which always have "when," "whenever," or "at" in them, such as the example cdkime gave.

Zombie Infestation's discard is the cost of an activated ability (always formatted as "cost": "effect") and thus must be specifically paid and won't be covered by other effects doing the same thing. It's the same for activated abilities where the cost is something like "Pay 2 life." You don't get the effect just because you lost two life in a round. You must specifically pay that life.

cdkime on Does Varina, Lich Queen work ...

1 month ago

This does not work. Zombie Infestation requires you to discard two cards as a cost--which means you have to specifically discard the cards for the express purpose of paying Zombie Infestation's cost. This cost must be paid for the ability to work--just because an event similar to the occurs does not mean the event occurred for the sake of paying the cost.

For the ability to work as you want, Zombie Infestation would have to read "whenever you discard two or more cards, put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield.

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