- 1x Grasp of Darkness
- 1x Grotesque Mutation
- 1x Grotesque Mutation
- 4x Mutagenic Growth
- 3x Supernatural Stamina
- 1x Victim of Night
- 2x Contagious Nim
- 4x Flensermite
- 2x Hand of the Praetors
- 2x Ichor Rats
- 3x Phyrexian Crusader
- 4x Plague Stinger
With only 3 blue mana symbols in your entire deck, you're better off finding something else that can fulfill a similar purpose using black mana. I would recommend some Zombie Anthems like Cemetery Reaper, Death Baron, Lord of the Accursed, or big zombies like Diregraf Colossus. Vile Rebirth and Shamble Back are good ways to get creatures out cheap, because right now you only have 3 creatures below 3 CMC.
May 17, 2017 1:14 p.m.
This deck is only 27% lands and 23% 5+ drops. I recommend you add a couple lands, and take out some of the expensive cards like the stuff from the liliana starter deck.
May 26, 2017 10:25 a.m.
Thanks for the feedback and suggestions! Just made a couple changes, let me know what you think!
May 27, 2017 6:03 p.m.
I like the idea of the deck. Create zombies while also splashing in some control elements forcing players to make choices or even not granting them a choice. One of the only things I could think of to try and fix is that when play testing many times, I mainly drew some lands and some creatures with high mana costs and some spells with low mana costs. I kept having bad luck with it probs but just try to get a few more low drop/early creatures to get out fast. Very cool deck otherwise!
June 16, 2017 11:30 p.m.
Thanks for the feedback, glad you like it! I'm actually working on that right now haha. Im adding a couple 1-3 drops with infect. I think I'm going to morph this into a zombie/infect deck. Cause why not?
June 16, 2017 11:38 p.m.
Infect is just cruel! XD Flensermite, Ichor Rats, Phyresis or even Plague Stinger you don't know how many times I have beat out all my friends cause lack of flying or reach cards in their deck! Slow painful death... Good luck!
June 16, 2017 11:52 p.m.
Yes! Thats what I'm saying! xD those are some of the cards im adding! I think it'll be funny to watch them all get mad haha
June 17, 2017 midnight
Hi! Have you tried looking at standard's mono-B zombies' list? It's a really good starting point if haven't played for some time and can be quite upgradable with time and money.
This is a sample list: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/standard-mono-blackzombies#paper
And this is a relatively old article about a budget zombie deck, with an ultra budget list inside: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/budget-magic-110-54-tix-standard-zombies
Bad news is that in a few months it won't be standard legal anymore. Good news is that modern has a greater card pool and, usually, with rotations prices drop.
August 24, 2017 6:25 a.m.
August 26, 2017 11:19 p.m.
I like that idea. Ill have to make a few changes. Hitting for 1 or 2 infect everytime is kinda slow sometimes. But hitting for 3-4 would be awesome. Especially for 1 extra mana. Thanks!
August 26, 2017 11:28 p.m.
If you plan to go creature heavy, add more Bontu's Monument, and take advantage of the best color to draw cards, which prevent you from being ground out, by removal, the opponent having bigger creatures, or discard engines.
(Sign in Blood; Night's Whisper; Phyrexian Arena or more extreme stuff like Vampire Hexmage + Phyrexian Etchings, or go big/go home Null Profusion - which is suicidal if the opponent has discard, and is also too slow for modern)
Some good hate against the graveyards like Leyline of the Void/Nihil Spellbomb/Ravenous Trap.
Same is true about having ways do attack combo with stuff like Duress.
August 27, 2017 10:57 a.m.
Plus mono black has some very good power cards, that some may say are mandatory - and in case there is no apparent strategy even i tend to prescribe.
Phyrexian Obliterator - sadly its a removal magnet, but when it survives its like the old versions of eldrazi titans
Disciple of Bolas or Gray Merchant of Asphodel
Vampire Nighthawk; Gifted Aetherborn
So without wanting to be rude, what is your aim with the deck (if you have something in mind)?
Zombie tribal? Black (controll-ish) infect? Mono black devotion/goodstuff?
August 27, 2017 11:19 a.m.
What i was going for was just a monoblack zombies and infect. I'd like to stay with that theme as much as possible. Pretty much get out as many creatures as i can, pump the infect guys up and kill.
August 27, 2017 11:31 a.m.
Well as far i know traditionally mono black infect tended to run a few playsets of infect creatures - Phyrexian Crusader, Plague Stinger, maybe Ichorclaw Myr or Inkmoth Nexus (as 4 of) - and support them with an extreme amount of remval and hand distruption spells.
(Black is very lacking in the pump spell department)
The closest thing black has to pump spells are Lashwrithe & Grafted Wargear.
The problem with mixing infect with other strategies comes from the fact that they don't help each other, i mean that infect counters don't decrease life total and vice versa, thus you dilute your deck, and sacrifice speed without getting much out of the deal.
Not to mention that most cards that support creature heavy stuff, like tribal decks, don't do much in the leaner infect decks, since creatures are rare.
For example Bontu's Monument is wonderful, when you cast 7-9 creatures during a game, and its not so useful, when you plan to use only 1 or 2 creatures.
August 27, 2017 11:44 a.m.
After many changes I think this deck is finally set to my liking. It works pretty fast, and well with only 3-4 mana. Thoughts?
September 2, 2017 2:30 p.m.
September 2, 2017 2:36 p.m.
Please login to comment
|Date added||4 months|
|Last updated||24 minutes|
This deck is Modern legal.