Deck built to abuse the new enchantment Journey to Eternity   > Atzal, Cave of Eternity from Rivals of Ixalan.

The basic game plan is;

Early(ish) Game:

Cast Journey to Eternity   on Doomed Dissenter, or a Channeler Initiate, followed by Turn 4 Plague Belcher, Channeler Initiate or Yahenni, Undying Partisan, using the -1/-1 counters (or sac) to kill your enchanted creature and flip Journey- getting Atzal, Cave of Eternity back and keeping an over-sized creature. Dissenter gives back a 2/2 Zombie token, Initiate can be tapped for mana first. Allows for some nice value plays (Turn 5 Noxious Gearhulk) and ramps you into more creatures/ reanimation.

Mid Game:

Slam down some Ravenous Chupacabra to clear your opponent's best creature, amplifying the effectiveness of your larger creatures (and Menace)! Use Manglehorn and Thrashing Brontodon to deal with troublesome enchantments Cast Out and artifacts Silent Gravestone, Thopter tokens, etc. You can cast Journey on these creatures and kill them to repeat etb kill triggers or sacrifice effects.

Yahenni's Expertise can keep you ahead on board, useful to swing combat against Hexproof, Indestructible, and weaker Unblockable creatures. Play a free 3 drop or cast Journey to Eternity  , get the trigger to flip and your creature back!

Morbid Curiosity keeps the hand full, serves as another sacrifice outlet. Cast this on Chupacabra and draw 4!

Late Game:

Overwhelm your opponent with a barrage of reanimated Ravenous Chupacabra and Noxious Gearhulk.


Updates Add

When I first posted this list I never imagined it would make it to the Top Decks page, wow. Thanks for the support!

I've updated the Main list and Sideboard to reflect what I hope will be effective against my local meta. As soon as I get the rest of the cards I need and have a chance to play I will post some match updates. If you're giving the deck a spin and have some different suggestions please don't hesitate to comment.

Enjoy the new standard!

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Date added 6 months
Last updated 3 months

This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.25
Tokens 2/2 Zombie
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Top rank #5 on 2018-01-23
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