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Black and Blue Zombies Revamped

Standard* Tokens U/B (Dimir) Zombie



Alright people, I've had a bunch of suggestions and I've revamped the deck! Dual colour mana, dropped a few cards, added some different ones. Let me know what you think. Happy to have the help. Hope this plays a bit better. We'll see. Still on a budget so I hope the changes make sense.



Shadow29870 says... #1

Whilst I'm not the best at giving specific tips, you may get a few Ideas from my deck Standardized Zombies. It works really well, albeit slow. Speaking of slow, that's one thing with zombies is that all decks around them are most likely going to be slow. Another thing, is give yourself plenty of discard and madness at the same time.

January 2, 2017 2:09 p.m.

hullos says... #2

I like zombies but the problem is that cards like relentless dead and gisa and geralf are slow and situational. So I built a zombie deck based on faster play and discarding, and it is a little more expensive but still without the planes walkers. B/U zombies graveyard fun

January 2, 2017 4:20 p.m.

MattyCanuck says... #3

Does Lupine Prototype get to attack and defend when you have no cards or just your opponent?

January 2, 2017 5:30 p.m.

hullos says... #4

Either one works if they have no cards or if you have no cards.

January 2, 2017 6:17 p.m.

iglesia777 says... #5

Advanced Stitchwing and Stitchwing Skaab have good synergies too. Think you need some more discard outlets and you'll be good.

January 5, 2017 8:23 p.m.

MattyCanuck says... #6

My discard outlets have been an issue the last few times I've played. I also need to bite the bullet and get some dual coloured mana. I get stuck with cards I can't bring back to the game once I discard yet they aren't playable early cause I can't seem to draw the right basic land mana to do what I want. Thanks for the help

January 6, 2017 6:44 p.m.

iglesia777 says... #7

Don't feel too bad. I've learned land is the first thing I need to spend money on. It really makes the deck. And thankfully you have a few good options with blue/black. If nothing else there's the cheap Submerged Boneyard that would make your deck better. I'd prioritize buying Sunken Hollow over Choked Estuary as it will come in untapped more consistently. You could also go with some Prophetic Prism or Aether Hub for mana fixing.

January 6, 2017 10:04 p.m.

MattyCanuck says... #8

Thanks so much! I want to make a competitive deck. It's obvious that its in need of some tweaking. I've had a couple of great draws when I get to pump out a ton of zombie tokens and overwhelm my opponent but I definitely need more options. Really appreciate it!

January 6, 2017 10:26 p.m.

gearturner27 says... #9

If you are running blue and don't have any counterspells at least in your sideboard, you're doing yourself a disservice. Nothing like getting a bunch of zombies on board and your opponent play Fumigate and you don't have a Negate to deal with it.

January 9, 2017 1:10 p.m.

MattyCanuck says... #10

Thanks, how many would you suggest I make room for?

January 9, 2017 2:16 p.m.

gearturner27 says... #11

Oath of Liliana doesn't seem all that great here since you're not running any planeswalkers. So you could put 2 Void Shatter or 2 Negate or 2 Disallow when it comes out.

I would also think you might want to drop your creature count and add in some card draw/discard and hard removal such as Murder. grasp is great, but if your opponent has more than a 4/4 on board, you have no way to kill it unless you chain spells together or wait for combat damage. If you were running or splashing red, I would say Unlicensed Disintegration, Cathartic Reunion and Tormenting Voice would make a nice package deal in replace for Diregraf Colossus and Gisa and Geralf but then you would definitely need some dual lands

January 10, 2017 9:59 a.m.

Wino says... #12

Nice deck, but the copter is illegal now (that's so sad)... I tried to found out a solution in my Aren't You Dead Yet?, that is very similar to your deck, so if you want you can take a look...

January 10, 2017 11:58 a.m.

MattyCanuck says... #13

I haven't updated since making a minor adjustment I have been using 4 x Murder in place of Grasp of Darkness. I made a comment to my friend last time we played that Oath of Liliana seemed like a bit of a waste. I'm going to pick up some dual coloured mana and update my deck. Hopefully with some of these suggestions. Thanks everyone!

January 10, 2017 12:01 p.m.

MattyCanuck says... #14

Smuggler's Copter is from Kaladesh. I thought it would be standard legal for at least this year?

January 10, 2017 12:23 p.m.

Zaueski says... #15

Smuggler's Copter got banned from Standard for being too OP.

January 10, 2017 12:28 p.m.

Wino says... #16

Yes but they banned yesterday with Emrakul, the Promised End and the Reflector Mage... for me was a bad decision...

January 10, 2017 12:29 p.m.

MattyCanuck says... #17

Well that sure sucks. Value probably went in the toilet then!

January 10, 2017 12:35 p.m.

Wino says... #18

It changes a lot! From 11 to 6... last week I had bought 3 copies... I'm so sad :(

January 10, 2017 1:34 p.m.

MattyCanuck says... #19

Me too! I paid $15 a piece for my two. I needed some adjustments anyway but was expecting the card to go up cause it was so good!

January 10, 2017 1:46 p.m.

Wino says... #20

I hope that will be played a lot in Modern.

January 10, 2017 2:32 p.m.

hullos says... #21

A good replacement for copter is Wharf Infiltrator.

January 11, 2017 8:06 p.m.

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Date added 6 months
Last updated 6 months
Splash colors B

This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.00
Tokens 2/2 Zombie, 1/1 Spirit
Folders standard bucket list, Neat, Standard
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