BU Zombie Hunt

TeddyBrosavelt Score: 101


Uses Treasure Hunt to draw a ton of lands which can be discarded to Zombie Infestation to make an army of Zombies. An important thing to remember is not to play a land until after you cast Treasure Hunt unless you already have a Reliquary Tower on the field. You want to be able to discard the lands on your opponent's end step so that they can't use any boardwipes. Contested War Zone makes sure you can get in for lethal in one swing. The deck can also be played with Seismic Assault.

Price: $2.27

Playabillity: Medium-High

Jankiness: High



elchucko says... #1

Love this! gonna put it together and confuse the guys next play night

March 28, 2013 5:13 p.m.

Retribution87 says... #2

I actually have this deck, minus the war zones. You are going to want 4x Treasure Hunt and 4x Zombie Infestation . The chances of you getting something to kick off are very very low.

March 28, 2013 5:15 p.m.

danth says... #3

You want 4 Hunts and 1 Zombie infestation. You have an 86% chance of getting at least one Hunt that way if you are willing to mulligan down to one card, and you should be. Hitting an Infestation too soon kills you unless you have another Hunt in hand, which is unlikely.

Chance of not getting a Hunt in in each hand:

(56 * 55 * 54 * 53 * 52 * 51 * 50) / (60 * 59 * 58 * 57 * 56 * 55 * 54) = .6005

(56 * 55 * 54 * 53 * 52 * 51) / (60 * 59 * 58 * 57 * 56 * 55) = .6485

(56 * 55 * 54 * 53 * 52) / (60 * 59 * 58 * 57 * 56) = .6994

(56 * 55 * 54 * 53 ) / (60 * 59 * 58 * 57) = .7532

(56 * 55 * 54 ) / (60 * 59 * 58) = .81

(56 * 55) / (60 * 59) = .87

(56) / (60) = .9333

Chance of not getting a hunt after all mulligans:

.6005 * .6485 * .6994 * .7532 * . 81 * .87 * .9333 = 0.13492252768

Chance of getting a hunt total:

1 - 0.13492252768 = .865

March 29, 2013 11:08 a.m.

Raisinbman says... #4

I had to try this deck. I can't stop using it. And sideboard tech is hilarious - add more zombie infestations if they try to stop you!

A deck you can mull to 1 with. Amazing.

June 18, 2013 8:22 p.m.

Something i would add to this deck would be Psychic Spiral as a secondary win-con if you just go ham discarding and it runs to late game, it could help out a lot

June 25, 2013 10:16 p.m.

agavzz says... #6

Very funny deck, but I think it can be defeated even just using Blood Artist and Whipflare . Nevertheless I want to try it.

June 26, 2013 9:57 a.m.

Chaoz0646 says... #7

Would it be viable to add mountains and say, Anger to the deck? Maybe even Mass Hysteria ?

June 27, 2013 3:17 p.m.

Raisinbman says... #8

No need for mountains/Anger. Bring in zombies Opponent's EOT. If anything, add Boseiju(s) so your spells are uncounterable. Also, whipflare is sorcery. You bring in zombies at your Opponent's EOT, avoiding sorceries and your zombies effectively have haste.

June 28, 2013 9:54 p.m.

Saigan says... #9

Took 1st at FNM tonight with this deck!

June 29, 2013 1:45 a.m.

TheSentinel says... #10

Getting back into MTG after many years (2009). Playing around with this deck on MTGO.

What I think this deck is missing is a way to send lands and other cards from graveyard to our hand. It would be great if the card was also a land which would not trigger the end to the treasure hunt.

Does such a card exist?

July 21, 2013 10:35 p.m.

TheSentinel Psychic Spiral sends everything back and then makes the opponent mill that many cards in your graveyard, or Elixir of Immortality

July 31, 2013 2:02 p.m.

Come@me.bro says... #12

Awesome deck, +1. danth I ran the Seismic Assault version of this deck, and used the ability transmute to make more consistent Treasure Hunt draws, but for some reason it didn't occur to me to keep mullies until I hit it, so thanks for the solid advice.

November 11, 2013 10:50 p.m.

I'm taking out an Island and a Swamp, and replacing them with two Undead Alchemist s. What do you think of that?

June 14, 2014 11:36 a.m.

Rowol says... #14

This is older but 4x Serum Powder would be great in this deck

June 15, 2014 4:57 a.m.

thestrauch says... #15

Loved this so much I bought it as soon as I saw it. +1 for you good sir!

July 20, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Gemeye says... #16

What SB cards exist for this deck? Only things I can think of are Bojuka Bog for GY hate, and Tolaria West to fetch it.

August 26, 2014 1:32 a.m.

randopsy says... #17

This seems extremely susceptible to control decks. All they have to do is counter either of the combo cards and you're done. Any suggestions?

October 2, 2014 12:54 a.m.

killvolume says... #18

Boseiju, Who Shelters All vs. control. Should be a 4-of in the mainboard, anyway. Just wait for them to tap out to play your first Treasure Hunt and then hopefully draw a Boseiju to play Zombie Infestation.

October 15, 2014 8:06 p.m.

bitsandbits says... #19

So I'm thinking drop the Contested War Zone and put in 1 Zuran Orb and 1 Elixir of Immortality . Make the Swamps 24 and Islands 25.

Cast Treasure Hunt to get the Zombie Infestation on field and drop your hand. Then you can sack all the lands in play, except a Tower and an Island, to the Orb and Elixir everything back in. Have another Treasure Hunt and start over with the Infestation on field.

October 26, 2014 10:25 p.m.

oliversmtg says... #20

@killvolume Boseiju only protects instants and sorceries

November 13, 2014 5:37 a.m.

Very similar to my The Shortest Deck List on the Face of the Earth, but probably better.


February 15, 2015 12:10 a.m.

elchucko says... #22

Haha, it's actually really fun to play. I only take it when our group plays casually, and I only ever play it against new guys that haven't seen it before. It's usually a good laugh.

February 15, 2015 8:30 a.m.

I find this deck fascinating. The Treasure Hunt and Reliquary Tower combo opens up a lot of fun variations.

March 3, 2015 10:11 p.m.

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