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Commander / EDH* Mono-Black



This is a zombie token / good stuff deck. The main win con is to make a ton of zombie tokens with Ghoulcaller Gisa and either swarm opponents, or sacrifice your tokens to make big effects.

Thornbite Staff combos with Ghoulcaller Gisa to make even more zombies (though I don't have Phyrexian Altar for the infinite combo).

Attrition is great targeted removal. Also use Thornbite Staff with Avatar of Woe for a selective board wipe - you can keep some players' stuff around in exchange for them not messing with you. Plague Wind is another board wipe, or combo a sac outlet like Ashnod's Altar or Altar of Dementia with Grave Pact , Dictate of Erebos , or Butcher of Malakir to make your opponents sacrifice their own creatures. Grave Betrayal can win you the game with one of these. Finally, if you need to stop some shenanigans at instant speed, Sudden Spoiling can throw a monkey wrench into your opponents' plans.

Buff your zombies with Bad Moon , Lord of the Accursed , Cemetery Reaper , Death Baron , Risen Executioner , Undead Warchief , Lashwrithe , Liliana's Mastery , Vanquisher's Banner , Caged Sun , or overdo it with Coat of Arms . Then sac your tokens to Ghoulcaller Gisa to snowball into a huge swarm of huge zombies. Or sac all your tokens to Nantuko Husk to double your zombies. Make even more zombies by ulting Liliana, the Last Hope or casting Endless Ranks of the Dead . Liliana, Dreadhorde General will make you zombies and if you can ult her, it's game over. Josu Vess, Lich Knight and Grave Titan are good sources of zombie tokens, as is Army of the Damned .

When you sac your tokens, Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist both gain you life and damage your opponents. Gray Merchant of Asphodel has a similar effect on entering the battlefield.

This deck has a lot of big creatures to sac and jump-start your zombie army, but you can bring them back with Phyrexian Reclamation , Palace Siege , Gravespawn Sovereign , or Liliana, Death's Majesty .

Generate tons of mana with Crypt Ghast , Nirkana Revenant , Magus of the Coffers , Caged Sun , and Cabal Stronghold . Black Market can pay off after board wipes or some of your own zombie sacrifices. When the time comes, sac a bunch of zombies to Ashnod's Altar , tap Boseiju, Who Shelters All , and cast an uncounterable Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire to end the game.

There are way too many good cards in the deck, so if you need a specific card, use Diabolic Tutor , Mausoleum Secrets , Rune-Scarred Demon , or Sidisi, Undead Vizier . Try sacrificing them if you have Phyrexian Reclamation out for even more tutors!

Finally, generate card advantage with Cryptbreaker , God-Eternal Bontu , Graveborn Muse (sac her if it gets dicey, or you'll die!), Yawgmoth, Thran Physician , and Necropotence . You'll be paying lots of life, so Whip of Erebos can keep you around to outdraw the whole table! Reliquary Tower needs to be out in order to get the best bang for your buck.


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48% Casual

52% Competitive

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This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

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Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.08
Tokens 0/0 Germ, 2/2 Zombie, 2/2 Zombie Knight, Liliana, 5/5 Demon
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