I've created this deck to swing early, swing often and dare my opponents to kill my creatures.

This is an aggressive build: Discard Gravecrawler, Bloodghast and/or Vengevine to pump Lotleth Troll, cast Gravecrawler from graveyard and another cheap zombie and now I have a 4/3 hasty Vengevine on the field as early as turn 3.

Recursion, sacrifice, and undying creatures keep the pressure on.

Card Uses:Gravecrawler, Bloodghast & Vengevine don't stay dead for very long.

Viscera Seer & Blasting Station, sack outlets with a bonus.

Lotleth Troll fills my graveyard and tramples through

Blood Artist syphons life every time a creature dies, and they die a lot.

Diregraf Ghoul, Viscera Seer and Gravecrawler make it easy to recur the Vengevines

Loaded the rest of the deck with removal so the zombies can turn sideways.

I do plan on adding Liliana of the Veil once I can afford a few of them.



I used to have so much fun playing this deck when it was standard. I wanted to bring zombies to modern. Same basic formula, kill creatures to to damage and be aggressive with them.

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emask says... #1

I like it. Bloodghast is one of my favourite cards. Blood Artist is nice as it gives you a bonus right off the bat. Would Bloodthrone Vampire be any more value? Thing is, with it you'd have to attack to get anything out of it, and without gaining life.

Immortal Servitude can be nice. 5 mana for your 2 drops back and 4 mana for the 1 drops. Maybe adding more one drops would make it (Immortal Servitude ) more efficient. I've always liked Young Wolf and Strangleroot Geist , but I'm not sure if that would take away from the theme of your deck too much.

I really like Dash Hopes , but again, this is a bit odd of a suggestion. I usually try to use it as a more tempo-ish card rather than relying on it as a counter. You're playing an aggro deck, so the 5 life ding would be nice, but you'd have to have mana open for it.. Does your hand empty quickly?

Anyways, I like the deck a lot, especially Killing Wave , Vengevine , and Bloodghast . If you splashed blue, I'd recommend Remand to trip your opponent and draw you a card (more fuel). I guess though, your deck can refuel with the graveyard and re-occurring creatures. So maybe Immortal Servitude would help then?

Lastly, maybe Pithing Needle would help against Relic of Progenitus and various other types of shenanigans in Modern?

Cool deck! +1

October 6, 2013 3:08 a.m.

Bababad says... #2

Does Viscera Seer do much for you? Wouldnt Gnawing Zombie , Jinxed Idol , Bubbling Cauldron be more worthwhile in the spot? I know the difference is paying to sacrifice and not, but do you really sac the first few turns anyway?

If you add gnawing zombie, i would add in something besides Geralf's Messenger because the coming in tapped is kinda a buzzkill, Kitchen Finks , Nantuko Husk , Quest for the Gravelord might give you more options for the slot

all in all looks quite fun and i think we would have a fun time facing our two sac decks against each other :-)

October 11, 2013 3:33 p.m.

Fauna Shaman , while not a zombie, has great synergy with Vengevine and Bloodghast , serves as a great tutor, and can be a budget replacement for Liliana of the Veil .

A few fetches, if you can afford them, work great to help recur Bloodghast . You could take out a few Swamps for Verdant Catacombs .

I run a Modern Dredgevine/Reanimator deck:

deck chart Unhallowed Ground


October 13, 2013 8:41 a.m.

Purpl3Ninj4 says... #4

Instead of using Diregraf Ghoul , I'd use Slitherhead just so that when it goes into the graveyard, you can beef up Lotleth Troll even more with Slitherhead 's 0 mana scavenge, but if you do decide to run Immortal Servitude or something like it, I'd stick with Diregraf Ghoul so that you can keep sacrificing him. But even if you do use Immortal Servitude , Slitherhead can still be a pretty good 1 drop. This is a great deck though, and I'm going to try to build it once I get the money for the playset of Vengevine s and Gravecrawler s.

March 29, 2014 2:44 p.m.

Bababad says... #5

I feel like Dreg Mangler and Slitherhead would give you a bit of recovery after a wipe.

Still seems fun :-)

March 29, 2014 3:11 p.m.

AT23 says... #6

I really like these decks! The only thing I would suggest would be more ways to dump things into your graveyard, like splashing red for Faithless Looting. Also consider using dredge now that Golgari Grave-Troll is unbanned and can get you six cards farther in your deck. Stinkweed Imp might also be playable here. Overall, I like the deck! Keep working on it!

April 12, 2015 10:17 a.m.

fordread says... #7

a card you might like Spawning Pit

December 30, 2015 3:08 a.m.

fordread says... #8

December 30, 2015 3:15 a.m.

Ghosty says... #9

August 11, 2017 8:22 a.m.

Valengeta says... #10

how about Grave Pact ?

September 12, 2017 10:19 p.m.

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