pie chart

AMK Zombies

Standard*

SamuraiCat


Description

Standard Prized Amalgam Zombies brew deck with new AMK cards - the deck I personally think is the next best aggro deck in the format. The deck aims to just swarm the opponent with Zombies, but with better resilience than say Boros humans.

During play-testing, I wasn't sold with Dark Salvation, although admittedly a good addition since it can kill creatures without having to pay X. I found that Collective Brutality has more value, since it can allow you to discard zombies (Prized Amalgam) while removing sweep spells and providing reach.

I'm also not sure how to fit in one more Plague Belcher (the deck is too cramped for a full set). You definitely want room for Haunted Dead and the full set of Prized Amalgam. Also, Metallic Mimic is just too amazing not to have in. But if anyone can find something that can accommodate space for the Belcher, please do tell me.

Updates

Comments

iambitter says... #1

To be completely honest, not sure you need that many blue sources. Might make the deck a bit cheaper because you almost will never hard cast Amalgum :) but like the deck.

May 4, 2017 9:55 p.m.

SamuraiCat says... #2

@thegaming Thanks!I was think the same initially. You make a good point on making the deck cheaper, although I don't aim to make it budget, haha (Relentless Dead's price shot up anyway, so, yeah... sad). Deck tech-wise my reasons for having the blue sources are 1) there will be a few times when you actually want to hard-cast the Amalgam and 2) Fetid Pools can be cycled anyway. The downside is having opening hands with the duals having to enter the battlefield tapped.

Another far-off reason is it might be a good idea to sideboard in blue cards (although so far I haven't thought of one blue card to board in). But this is just thinking out of the box. I'd also argue the same for opting for Red, adding in Unlicensed Disintegration and more artifact hate.

The post CopyCat metagame will not settle until 2-3 weeks, but we can safely assume the return of recent powerhouse decks like Marvel and Delirium. Still pondering on how this deck can take those on.

May 5, 2017 3:37 a.m.

Please login to comment





Compare to inventory
Date added 3 weeks
Last updated 3 weeks
Legality

This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.58
Tokens 2/2 Zombie, 1/1 Spirit
Views 146