"We are no longer in control."

-Elekh, Vizier of Embalming

Alt text The Scarab God not included

Our infernal prayers have been answered at last!

I may have previously attempted to utilize the meager smattering of zombies thrown our way to raise an undead horde, only to be crushed by nasty, nasty decks. Now is not that time, and the zombaes have gotten a nasty upgrade.

The time has come for zombies to save the meta. Now go raise some ghouls, stitch together some skaabs, and get ready to bring back non- decks to the format!

With the release of Amonkhet and Hour of Devastation, zombies have been bolstered... as you all know by now. The unfortunate part comes when all our powerhouse cards leave in a few months. Hopefully the deck can survive rotation competitively, and I'm looking towards you for suggestions and lists when that happens. My list includes several zombies not seen competitively at the moment, but the inclusion of white throws the deck in such a good direction that one has to lurch towards it!


  • Second color grants permanent removal in the form of Settle the Wreckage and Slaughter the Strong
  • White has some strong sweepers right now
  • Our white colored zombies come with a bevvy of tricks and treats

    Binding Mummy : Ability to push past board stalls and nasty blockers

    Wayward Servant : Anyone who's died to one (or four) of these bad boys knows they're the reason to splash


  • Second color
  • Concealed Courtyard has the potential to come in tapped, slowing our inevitable march down a bit, while Unclaimed Territory cannot generate colored mana for non-zombie cards.
  • The deck is a little light on removal since we are focusing on pumping out mummies now
  • I think that's it!
They're back liches! M19 brings some much needed "life" into the archetype and by God, it's something. So far we not only get Death Baron but also Diregraf Ghoul . Let's send the archetype out with a bang, baby!

I will continue to update our army of corpses as the spoilers update, as well as provide a breakdown. Until then, cross your finger we get some more zombies. Also, Ajani might be worth looking into for the list.

BREAKING NEWS!: Graveyard Marshal and Liliana, Untouched By Death spoiled... Zombie apocalypse imminent!

Guilds gives us Midnight Reaper . Don't know how to feel about that at this point. For now, he is sitting in the sideboard.

Gutterbones fills out our 1 drop slot nicely. Sad he isn't a zombie, though.

"Let those idiot priests tremble! A new era in unlife begins here and now. Oglor, raise the lightning vane!"

-Stitcher Geralf

Any questions, comments, or suggestions are greatly appreciated. As always, happy tapping out!


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