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At this point, there are a few cards here I don't own, but hope to soon. They are;

Underground Sea, Bayou, Tropical Island

Funny combos/interactions;

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed+Triskelion

Rooftop Storm+Havengul Lich+Sidisi, Undead Vizier

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord+Lord of Extinction and many cards in graveyard.

The Gitrog Monster+ Dredge Creature + Sidisi, Brood Tyrant

Sylvan Library + 3 cards with Dredge

Forgotten Creation + Dredge creatures.


I have barely changed this deck at all and now Shadows over Innistrad is almost here. I'm excited to see what new goodies it brings, although realistically it'll just have to be more efficient ways to make zombie tokens and/or ways to trigger Sidisi.

I wish I had a way to play this deck more often/consistently as there's another guy in my group who plays combo Sidisi and we try to not play them at the same time.

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Shane.Allen says... #1

I was looking at your deck and thought here's two cards you need:

Gempalm Polluter

Shepherd of Rot

August 13, 2016 8:27 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #2

That's weird. I do have Shepherd of Rot in my real life deck. I'm going to have to see what's different now.

August 13, 2016 9:41 p.m.

Shane.Allen says... #3

Well glad I could help in some way :)

August 13, 2016 9:49 p.m.

Caran_Lyg says... #4

MindAblaze I see what you did there.

August 17, 2016 3:22 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #5

Lol. Oh?

August 17, 2016 3:41 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #6

Thanks for the upvote Bob_LobLaw, anything you like in particular? Any thoughts about improvements?

August 17, 2016 10:58 p.m.

Bob_LobLaw says... #7

Hey, I'm also running a Sidisi Deck, and I'm trying to make it legit zombie tribal. I'm looking at all your cards and all the things I might add. I especially need a Crucible of Worlds. Although, I think you should take out the Wonder. You do not have enough islands to rely on it sometimes, and it's not truly zombie-themed.

Please feel free to comment on my decks, if you like.

August 18, 2016 6:36 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #8

Wonder also counts Breeding Pool and Underground Sea, so with all my fetchlands I almost always have an Island. That being said, I never want to draw it, so I see your point.

August 18, 2016 8:11 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #9

FYREKNIGHT thanks for the add, don't be afraid to +1 if you like it.

Do you have any thoughts or suggestions?

What are your guys' thoughts on Gisa and Geralf, Meren of Clan Nel Toth and Garruk Relentless  Flip vs Kiora, Master of the Depths?

August 25, 2016 11:39 a.m.

MindAblaze says... #10

Kiora seems like she should be the obvious choice. But I wonder if taking Garruk out is the right idea or if I should take something else out.

August 25, 2016 1:22 p.m.

7.8/10 not enough villainous wealth

September 8, 2016 5:45 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #12

Villainous Wealth is hilariously awesome, but I don't think it would be consistently strong enough to warrant a spot here. But I'll take a 78% lol. Any other thoughts? Improvements?

I don't always get Coffers+Urborg, so I don't often sit on more than 5-8 mana. Depending on how the draws go.

Anyone have any thoughts on Eldritch Evolution?

September 8, 2016 7:45 p.m.

carpecanum says... #13

Traumatize yourself.

September 19, 2016 11:01 a.m.

MindAblaze says... #14

Traumatize is useful for hitting them when I have Undead Alchemist out, but I'd only succeed in getting one zombie and a whole bunch of cards in my graveyard if I had Sidisi out if your thought is for me to use it on myself.

Any other thoughts?

I'm testing Forgotten Creation and Geralf's Masterpiece right now over Parallel Lives and Ghoulcaller Gisa. I love Gisa but she usually just soaks up removal, and Parallel Lives just hasn't performed so far. I'm not opposed to it, but it hasn't wowed me either.

September 19, 2016 2:55 p.m.

DasTree says... #15

With any dredge/self mill deck you want things in the grave yard to bring back. If you did it 1 card at a time that would work for the general. I think Ghoulcaller Gisa would would best if she were soaking up fatties. But then you lose that fatty once you sac it. Also Stitcher Geralf is to reliant on what "others" have in their library. They could have a few sorceries or even lands. So you really don't get much out of i. So that leaves Geralf's Masterpiece. With self mill and discarding it would be a 4/4 or 5/5 every time. If you emptied your hand and had a Sensei's Divining Top that would be all you need for card draw. It would be a 6/6 on the regular. And currently the top has dropped in price.

September 20, 2016 4:44 p.m.

Empty the Pits could be fun, surprise zombie hordes?

September 21, 2016 10:10 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #17

@DasTree I've decided Stitcher Geralf and Ghoulcaller Gisa are just not right for the deck. They could be powerful n a version of the deck, but not this one.

I find Empty the Pits to be too mana intensive, even with delve and a couple mana dorks out, similar to Villainous Wealth.

On an unrelated note, this deck stomped Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas, Hanna, Ship's Navigator and Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant prison deck to a game of "who's the aggro" tonight. These guys teamed up, but I recovered Zombie Apocalypse from the graveyard twice, casting it both times for all kinds of zombie lords including Mikaeus, the Unhallowed to Dread Return a Triskelion for the win. Sidisi dumped lots of cards and provided an excellent distraction from the looming combo.

November 17, 2016 3:15 a.m.

maddoxmtg says... #18

Have you thought about Food Chain with Eternal Scourge/Misthollow Griffin. Assemble the 2 card combo, then get infinite creature mana, use sidisi to mill your whole library then reanimate?

November 26, 2016 6:02 p.m.

maddoxmtg says... #19

And be warying on large chunks of self mill in this deck, i.e. Traumatize, as even if you mill 10 creatures with sidisi out, you only get 1 zombie.

November 26, 2016 6:04 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #20

I have seen a few Food Chain decks floating around here, and they're interesting. That being said, I have three potential win cons already that I quite like.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed+Triskelion;

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord saccing Lord of Extinction and;

Craterhoof Behemoth zombie beats, or just Zombie beats in general.

Really, a big enough Lord of Extinction with Phenax out would do the job too, hilariously.

I was aware of the Traumatize dilemma. That's actually why I don't use my foil Mirror-Mad Phantasm. Good self mill, but bad zombie generator.

November 26, 2016 11:22 p.m.

maddoxmtg says... #21

Well and never assume you will win through mill in EDH. Eldrazi titans and other things will stop that.

November 27, 2016 4:37 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #22

Yeah, that's why unless I'm using Undead Alchemist to eat a library I'll be just comboing off or hoofing some face.

November 28, 2016 11:18 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #23

It's been suggested before, but what do people think of Mesmeric Orb?

November 28, 2016 11:45 p.m.

maddoxmtg says... #24

I like Mesmeric Orb, especially if you have a way to just tap/untap infinite times. And keep in mind, even if you exile the titans, their ability still triggers as the Undead Alchemist is not a replacement effect

November 29, 2016 3:48 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #25

I know. It's not about milling them out. Can't complain about getting rid of a Titan though.

The only downside is I don't have a way to get rid of Mesmeric Orb if it's going to kill me, and from a few goldfish runs it seems like it could. Untap 6 lands and 10 zombies a couple times and see what happens...

November 29, 2016 7:27 p.m.

maddoxmtg says... #26

Lab Maniac as second win con. Reanimate him before you draw.

November 29, 2016 7:37 p.m.

maddoxmtg says... #27

You could always throw in a Leyline of the Void for funsies.

November 29, 2016 7:40 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #28

Multiple reasons for not running Lab Maniac, but they can all be summed up as "I don't want to." Lol. I'm thinking if Mesmeric Orb becomes a liability it's an easy cut. One test I got 10 zombies on a single untap step, so it's interesting at the least. It's always fun to dredge yourself out once. Worth the laugh.

Graveyard hate is something I am feeling like I'm lacking, although ScOoze, Deathrite Shaman and Withered Wretch are all in my RL build, along with a Shepherd of Rot I'm going to have to figure out what's wrong with this list. I know my Crucible and Library are in a different deck...

November 29, 2016 9:48 p.m.

maddoxmtg says... #29

That's fair. I am a big fan of the Maniac. And yeah. If you don't have a way to stop from dying or winning at instant speed, don't run the orb. It is just a liability. Honestly, out of the 3 I like Shaman the best and wretch the least. Shaman is a mana dork, that can be played on turn 1 whether you have a green or black source. Scooze is awesome because he can get bigger. the only issue is the activation cost. which leads me to wretch. double black is rough, but once he is out, you only have to pay any 1 mana instead of green. But he has no upside. I always recommend either void or RIP for the decks that can run it (the later being only in decks that don't need their graveyard) because enchantments are much more difficult to remove than creatures. and crucible and library definitely belong in here.

November 29, 2016 11:12 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #30

I have a Guttersnipe storm deck that often wins by drawing out with Laboratory Maniac. It's fun. I don't need too many decks that do the same thing.

Wretch's upside is he's a zombie in a zombie deck, with a Colorless activation. Double black is rough, but it's not necessary to play him on curve and I have enough fetches that it's usually not too bad to get double black.

November 29, 2016 11:18 p.m.

maddoxmtg says... #31

Can't believe I just realized this. Ashnod's or phyrexian altar. With havengul and rooftop, you can generate infinite colorless mana and zombie tokens in a number of ways. Plus sac in black is very good.

November 29, 2016 11:53 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #32

How do I make infinite zombie tokens with Havengul Lich, Rooftop Storm and another creature?

November 29, 2016 11:56 p.m.

maddoxmtg says... #33

The easiest is grave titan. but you need a sac outlet for it. really anything that makes zombie tokens with havengul, storm and ashnod's altar. pay 1 to target titan, play for free with rooftop, then sac him to the altar. use the mana from the sac to pay for havengul again. each time you could actually recast another zombie. also, you could gravestorm if you run havengul, phyrexian altar, and Gravecrawler.

November 30, 2016 3:48 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #34

Titan isn't a zombie though.

November 30, 2016 5:48 p.m.

maddoxmtg says... #35

Diregraf Colossus. Which honestly should be in here anyway. Havengul, rooftop, diregraf, ashnod's altar. target a zombie in grave, cast, get zombie token, sac zombie token, 2 mana, sac creature, 4 mana. target creature again, this time only saccing the creature you reanimate. rinse repeat. (yes they enter tapped, but still an option.) also, just run Conspiracy then everything, even titan is a zombie, also free sidisi casts with gravestorm, just pay the tax.

November 30, 2016 6:03 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #36

I could see myself running Diregraf Colossus over the sluggish Endless Ranks of the Dead. It curves more nicely into Sidisi, could theoretically leave a zombie behind the turn it comes in, and is reasonably sized to sac to Jarad. I did want an alternate sac outlet in case of emergencies...ok, you're moving towards getting me convinced.

November 30, 2016 7:05 p.m.

maddoxmtg says... #37

Yeah. Sac outlets are a must in zombies. Altars are no joke. Phyrexian, Ashnod's, Dementia for the mill. Also, check out our buddy Relentless Dead. Holy shit is he good. Repeatable reanimation is damn good.

November 30, 2016 7:24 p.m.

ubmtg says... #38

Just curious why you don't have Basalt Monolith to combo with mesmeric orb?

January 1, 2017 6:48 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #39

I don't know. Mesmeric Orb is only on a trial run. I have mixed feelings about it so far.

January 1, 2017 10:05 p.m.

maddoxmtg says... #40

I would also look into cutting the rest of your basics and putting in Hermit Druid. it is the single most effective way to do what you want to do.

January 2, 2017 3:48 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #41

No. I want to mill in small chunks and make lots of zombies as my primary route to victory, with the combo wins as plan 1a. Basalt+Orb is nice because it mills one card at a time, spewing out zombies and digging until I find the combo. Milling all my cards at once requires me to have Victimize in hand and a creature to sac, or Havengul Lich and mana to cast Mike & Trike. Slow attrition with an "oops I win" rather than aggro-combo.

January 2, 2017 8:12 p.m.

why not Gravecrawler?

April 6, 2017 8:08 p.m.
April 6, 2017 8:09 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #44

Gravecrawler seems obvious but just doesn't do enough. A 2/1 that doesn't block is pointless, unfortunately.

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born was in the deck before too, but it's not the kind of card that generates enough value for this deck without going infinite but the individual pieces of a Necrotic Ooze combo deck weren't strong enough to include without going all in.

April 6, 2017 9:27 p.m.

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