why do you have Shrine of the Forsaken Gods since you don't have colorless spells you cant use its second ability.
July 21, 2016 3:17 p.m.
michaelmerik Derp, I didn't even notice those were in there. Thanks XD
July 21, 2016 8:38 p.m.
July 21, 2016 8:52 p.m.
michaelmerik Yeah I like that card and think it'd probably fit nicely. I'm definitely still tweaking the deck, for example, cards like Welcome to the Fold, Avacyn's Judgement and Gisa's Bidding are still being considered. Changes will be made as I playtest and get suggestions. Cryptbreaker is quite the engine once he gets rolling!
July 21, 2016 9:10 p.m.
Nice deck! I definitely thinks Zombies is a valid strategy this time around. I like most of your card choices, but I am a bit questioning about the red splash. From what I see now there is only 2 red mana sources (which can't be fetched by any means) and 4 sideboard burn.
Fiery Temper is a really nice spell, but if you just want more cheap removal against aggro, its prob safer to just play with cards in color like Ultimate Price, Dead Weight or Murder or if you really want a madness option Murderous Compulsion (but that only worked on tapped creatures so the other options are likely more stable).
I would also reccomend 2 Ruinous Path sideboard to be able to take out hostile walkers. Sometimes your creatures wont be able to reach them and then this would be useful. Compelling Deterrence is another nice sideboard option, a bounce with bonus value (due to the zombies). It is a nice card and against cards like a flipped Westvale Abbey Flip (aka Ormendahl, Profane Prince Flip) this might be your only way out hence you dont really have any means to kill it once flipped.
Finally a card that would be absolutely amazing in a deck like this is Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet. He has a super solid body, messes up your opponents graveplays and can eat your zombies if needed for more power and more lifelink. If you want a really powerful zombie deck, Kalitas must be in there =) He is a bit expensive tough.
Anyhow hope it works out and good luck with your zombies _
August 2, 2016 7:52 a.m.
August 2, 2016 2:15 p.m.
Five words: Haunted Dead and Voldaren Pariah Flip. I suggest this after looking at the UB Zombie deck that went 11-4-1 at ProTour. I suggest replacing Forgotten Creation with the Haunted Dead, because I don't feel like it does enough for the 4-drop spot it takes up. It can't revive itself, and while the skulk is nice, for three power it'll really only be used to evade large green creatures. Haunted Dead can consistently trigger madness, bring more creatures that (if you put it in) more easily transforms the Pariah, and one of those creatures has flying.
As for Pariah, it's not a zombie, no, but the madness combined with the sacrifice effect on its transformation can decimate your opponent's board.
August 7, 2016 9:14 p.m.
You should really put in haunted dead because it combos with prized amalgam and comes with a 1/1 flyer +1 from me
September 26, 2016 9:32 p.m.
If I were you I would drop some alms of the vain for dark salvation or gisa bidding noosgraf mob could be substituted for 2 more haunted dead and gerlafs masterpiece could be cut down to 0 for 2 more gisa and grralf.besides these minor adjustments I really like the deck
September 26, 2016 10:51 p.m.
I have a similar style deck, and I find that Undead Alchemist works wonders. He creates a great zombie engine and instantly changes the dynamic against someone playing life-gain. Geralf's Mindcrusher is another baddy that can come in handy, especially with Undying. Maybe add Rise from the Grave combo to take the creatures you're putting in their graveyard.
September 27, 2016 11:32 a.m.
I really like this deck! And SpartanWoz, this is a standard deck, not modern. Those cards wouldn't work.
September 27, 2016 1:45 p.m.
JohannKlink I really like the menace effect, but I don't want to exile anything from my graveyard. This deck is all about discarding to reanimate and flooding the board with tokens. Thank you though!
October 7, 2016 11:37 p.m.
October 8, 2016 9:41 a.m.
+1 for a super cool deck, and for running Alms of the Vein. I'd hate for you to tarnish your beautiful zombie deck with Smuggler's Copter, but in a lot of situations it's a Key to the City you don't have to pay 2 mana for
October 8, 2016 1:52 p.m.
check out B/U Zombies "Competitive" for a little bit of reference. You might see some alternative plays on making this deck faster.=)
October 13, 2016 7:15 a.m.
Thank you! I'm still playtesting and Smuggler's Copter may actually be a little better than Key to the City, at least in some cases; it'll definitely replace Skeleton Key in the sideboard. Zombie pilots!
October 14, 2016 7:34 p.m.
I find crypt breaker to be slow I might drop him down to 3 in this deck and maybe add in a obnixlis planeswalker
October 21, 2016 2:10 p.m.
Take out all Island and replace them with swamps, your B/U lands will suffice for all your Blue card needs. Take out Geralf's Masterpiece and Noosegraf Mob and replace them with Scrapheap Scrounger, it is not a zombie, but it works wonder with this deck.
November 8, 2016 1:01 a.m.
+1. Considering how you seem to know what your doping with zombies, you mind checking out Standardized Zombies and giving me a tip or two?
November 25, 2016 7 p.m.
Playtested this, and it performed well overall (nothing surprising here).
But I did find the deck lacking in discard outlets. I would replace From Under the Floorboards and Gisa's Bidding with 4x Sinister Concoction. From Under the Floorboards is not that great in a creature-heavy, aggro shell, and is more redundant than relevant. Gisa's Bidding is meh, you have a lot of zombie token generators already.
Sinister Concoction is great in your deck. It benefits from the life gained by the playset of Alms of the Vein. It removes your opponent's creatures effectively, while playing with your deck's madness/reanimator synergies. More importantly, it's a discard outlet.
Otherwise, it's awesome to see a deadicated zombie tribal build. +1!
November 26, 2016 8:56 p.m.
Cryptbreaker is slow, yes, but the card is not your turn 1 attacker. It is more of a zombie producer, discarder for Haunted Dead, Madness enabler for Voldaren Pariah Flip if you have one and in the mid to late game, lets you draw cards. So, he is a must have at turn 1 actually.
Actually, you don't need to stick to 1 trick of going all out zombie. Just maximize the recursion and add a bit gimmick and that's it.=)
I think a negate in the sideboard and main board will be beneficial as well to counter those exile removal spells. Your weakness is basically being controlled a little then having your creatures wiped with Descend upon the Sinful or a 4th turn Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet by an opponent. You have to solve that.
November 27, 2016 2:12 a.m.
Forgotten Creation or was he... Forgotten..?Good discard/draw engine.
December 17, 2016 1:37 a.m.
Darthseniar92 Huzzah! He was in here for a bit but I found most of the time he wasn't as useful as you think or hope he'd be.
December 18, 2016 5:02 a.m.
Cool deck! +1 from me!
December 30, 2016 12:08 a.m.
This is a nice deck but what do you have for graveyard hate??
April 27, 2017 2:18 a.m.
I personally believe that this is a great shell but it lacks removal altogether. In a format that will now be dominated by flying vehicles and huge snakes, I definitely believe that taking out gisa's biddings and the noosegraf mob in favor of either fatal pushes or grasps of darkness to give your deck the ability to remove dangerous threats in the early game to stabilize in the mid game.
April 27, 2017 5:37 p.m.
hongkongsniper You're right, it needs more removal than the 3 spells in the sideboard as it can fall prey pretty easily to Mardu's flying vehicles. I'll do some testing with Fatal Push, thanks for the suggestion :)
April 27, 2017 8:58 p.m.
May 13, 2017 9:59 p.m.
Most of those cards have been excluded just on the basis that I'm trying to stay pure zombies lol and while Miasmic Mummy would be solid in here I just don't think there's anything he's worth taking out for.
July 4, 2017 2:44 p.m.
If you're willing to splash white, Wayward Servant does a bunch of life loss for opponents and life gain for you. Opponents usually kill it first when it hits the field, and if they don't, they wish they had.
July 11, 2017 5:12 p.m.
July 17, 2017 12:47 a.m.
I like the idea, but then I have to fix the mana base for my own BW zombie deck, but this deck The Scarab God would fit perfectly though.
July 17, 2017 2:22 p.m.
July 17, 2017 8:27 p.m.
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|Tokens||Liliana, 2/2 Zombie|
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|Top rank||#11 on 2016-12-30|