Discard two cards: Create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.
|Want (2)||io4nnis , cassa|
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|Commander 2019 (C19)||Uncommon|
|Premium Deck Series: Graveborn (GRV)||Uncommon|
|2012 Core Set (M12)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Zombie Infestation occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Zombie Infestation Discussion
18 hours ago
1 week ago
I see what you are going for, but can I ask why not use Buried Alive or Entomb? A turn 1 Entomb + Griselbrand + Exhume will finish the game really fast... Also, by "tutoring", you can use less creatures in your deck, and open slots for cards like Duress, Collective Brutality, Sign in Blood, Lotus Petal... Disruption is always good, extra draw will fuel your Zombie Infestation and Lotus/Rituals let you chain cards off a Griselbrand activation by giving extra mana.
Against grave hate, I recommend Pithing Needle, Phyrexian Revoker... cards that shut down Tormod's Crypt, Deathrite Shaman and similar. Against counters, Boseiju, Who Shelters All is really good, also Pyroblast.
Hope this helps!
1 month ago
Hey, nice deck. I'd recommend cutting Zombie Infestation cause I think the cost, especially the discard, is too much for the effect it does. I would also cut Nightscape Familiar because there aren't enough blue and red spells in the deck to make it worth it, and a lot of the mana is spent on abilities and not spells. Some cards you can consider adding are:
Chaos Warp can be an answer to almost any troubling permanent.
Galecaster Colossus -- Mairsil can use this ability without haste, and it's a decent card to play on its own which is rare for the deck.
Mirage Mirror can serve as something to let Mairsil activate abilities more than once per turn(when it's caged, you have Mairsil copy himself to use the other abilities again), and it can also be protection for Mairsil, for example, if a boardwipe or targeted spell hits nonland permanents, Mairsil can use Mirrage Mirror's ability to become an island until end of turn, and the spell will miss him.
Training Grounds is also a good card.
2 months ago
So Scarab God is one of my favorite commanders so you're in luck. I have a lot of recommendations for you. Lets start off with creatures. Creatures: Though you want mostly zombie tribal, you do want a few largely impactful cards that you can discard into your graveyard and recast with The Scarab God . Some cards I'd recommend are Sheoldred, Whispering One , Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur , Sower of Discord <--- This card in combination with Paradox Haze + Wound Reflection make for an extremely quick kill for 2 people, Noxious Ghoul , Ghoulcaller Gisa , Eternal Skylord , Gleaming Overseer , Undead Alchemist , Corpse Connoisseur , Lord of the Accursed , Lich Lord of Unx and Gisa and Geralf
Lands: First of all your Crypt of the Eternals isn't legal in your deck as it has red mana. Now lands are usually the most expensive part of a deck but also the most important part of the deck. If you're willing to cough up the money or want to get proxies of them here's my recommendations: Cabal Coffers , Command Tower , Crypt of Agadeem , Fabled Passage , Field of the Dead , Myriad Landscape , Nephalia Drownyard , Phyrexian Tower , Polluted Delta , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , and Volrath's Stronghold . If you have a way of making a proxy I'd also recommend Underground Sea because this card is ridiculously expensive. Then equalize your basic lands a bit more with 13-14 swamps and 7-8 islands.
Sorceries/Instants: My recommendation is remove all of your instants and sorceries with the exception of From Under the Floorboards , Syphon Flesh , Army of the Damned and Zombie Apocalypse . Now simply replace them with Restless Dreams , Mind Bomb and Careful Study so you have more discard outlets.
Artifacts/Mana Dorks: Most of your artifacts and mana dorks are good but could use some tuning. My recommendation is to swap Dimir Locket with Dimir Signet . Swap Prismatic Lens with Arcane Signet . Swap Star Compass with Commander's Sphere . Swap Charcoal Diamond with Darksteel Ingot . Then as an alternate win condition, you can toss in a Mindcrank and Strionic Resonator to mill your opponents as they take damage and then allowing you to double Scarab Gods ability.
Enchantments: You're missing out on some amazing potential with enchantments. Keep all of the ones you have but think about replacing Monastery Siege with a Rhystic Study or The Immortal Sun . Now I'm just gonna list off a lot of enchantments for you that work wonders in this style of deck. Pick and choose which ones you want: Tortured Existence , Zombie Infestation , Curse of Disturbance , Phyrexian Arena , Grave Pact , No Mercy , Dictate of Erebos , Liliana's Mastery , Open the Graves , Rooftop Storm <-- this one is a must have. Wound Reflection and finally Grave Betrayal . Your Endless Ranks of the Dead is new to me btw and I'll definitely be adding that one into my Scarab God deck. That thing is nuts.
Lastly your Maybeboard, the only cards I'd recommend putting in is Torment of Hailfire and Grave Titan . The rest are either unnecessary or do more harm than good. Though if you do want a planeswalker I'd highly recommend Liliana, Untouched By Death . She synergizes with the deck extremely well, especially if you have Rooftop Storm on the battlefield because now you can just recast everything from your graveyard for free.
2 months ago
If you need more removal or better control against decks with creatures, I'd suggest Archfiend of Ifnir , the card is amazing and if you don't need it, just draw a card off it.
In general, I'd add more discard outlets, yeah I get the vampire tribal theme which totally fits and stuff, but discard like Chainer, Nightmare Adept and Zombie Infestation are amazing. If you want a more vampire themed stuff, try Olivia's Dragoon or Insolent Neonate .
Finally, and this is with every emotion I can muster, HOW DARE YOU NOT RUN Bone Miser ! That card was built for this archetype and you ignored it. To quote Norman Osborn from the first spiderman movie: "I offered you kindness and you spat in my face." That's you, you're the face spitter. Please for the love of god put that card in.
2 months ago
+1! @Your post
Cut ... fluffy, weak removal, weak late game burn.
Bog Witch ... slow! Cut!
You might also go down to 34 lands and add a few more madness.
2 months ago
Thank you so much!
Yes. You're right about the Birthing Pod into Razaketh, the Foulblooded combo. I actually had it in the deck for some time, but, as weird as it sounds, I think I took it out because it was too easy to win with. But I should at least add it to the Maybeboard, just so that people know about it. Maybe I'll put it back into the main list sometime.
Now the Desecrated Tomb idea. It's brilliant! Absolutely brilliant. I never realized that it could replace the Zombie Infestation in the Greater Good combo. I just need an extra discard outlet on the field, and a creature to exile every time, but that shouldn't be hard. I don't mind you double posting, especially if it's for something as good as this!
2 months ago
Snivy__, Treasure Hunt does work for Conflagrate & Zombie Infestation . I'm using Treasure hunt to get cards in my hand, yes I'm not drawing them, but I still get cards in my hand which is what matters. Then I can discard thoso cards to use Conflagrate & Zombie Infestation very effectively. I'm still looking to replace Psychosis Crawler though, as making 1 big creature isn't really effective.