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Innistrads Zombie Problem (20$-30$ budget)

Modern* Budget Theme/Gimmick U/B (Dimir) Zombie



This deck is a black and light amount of blue deck made to wear the opponent down slowly rather than kill them extremely fast. I prefer to use innestrad based cards, just because I like the theme, however I dont exclude cards that are no innestrad based. I would like to keep it at about 62 cards and around 25$ if possible. I have the cards mostly organized if you look at custom categories to see what they do. Any and all suggestions are welcome, and if you like it give it a +1 upvote.



RadeonFuryNano says... #1

If I were you I'd go through the deck and sort the cards into piles of importance/strength such as tier 1/2/3/4 and remove any that aren't fast/effective enough. Just because a card seems fun or you like it doesn't mean it will help you win.

June 10, 2016 1:22 p.m.

RadeonFuryNano says... #2

60 cards is the best way to go. Best chances of drawing your best cards.

June 10, 2016 1:22 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #3

RadeonFuryNano, thanks for the suggestion. I'll try that out and see what it does.

June 10, 2016 1:37 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #4

RadeonFuryNano, thanks for the suggestion. I'll try that out and see what it does.

June 10, 2016 1:38 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #5

RadeonFuryNano, thanks for the suggestion. I'll try that out and see what it does. Got any card suggestions by chance?

June 10, 2016 1:38 p.m.

RadeonFuryNano says... #6

I think removing the green would probably be the best way to go.

June 10, 2016 1:49 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #7

That's kinda what I was thinking. I'll try it out.

June 10, 2016 1:53 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #8

That's kinda what I was thinking. I'll try it out.

June 10, 2016 1:53 p.m.

Izu_Korasu says... #9

okay so SOI added some fun zombies like Diregraf Colossus allowing for extra value from your tokens

Any reason your disregarding zombies from non-innastrad sets? like Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Cemetery Reaper or Fleshbag Marauder?

but for a more budget perspective i would try to acquire more copies of zombies already in your deck. because while its fine to have 1x and 2x of specific cards (you dont want multiples of clogging your hand .. etc) your deck would run smoother if you picked a few of your lower drop creatures made them 3x-4x and remove others (to keep it at 60 cards .. keep the 1x Gravecrawler but any additional ones would be helpful)

June 18, 2016 8:59 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #10

Izu_Korasu, thanks for the ideas/suggestions. I'm not exactly discluding those cards, as I added some non-innastrad, i'm just half trying to keep a sort of theme. I'll definitely increase some cards numbers, or add more of the low mana cards in change for cards I don't need.

June 19, 2016 9:34 p.m.

Joker1430 says... #11

Floorboards is to slow. Drop that. Spawning Pool might work great! cheap creatures when you need them. try it out.

June 27, 2016 7:41 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #12

Thanks. I'll add that in, but i'm keeping floorboards. Although it does have a higher mana cost, its just one above Moan of the Unhallowed, and it gives me life and an extra zombie. To top it off, it has madness. It's slowness is the reason I've only got one. Any ideas on how to get more mana in? Posabily things to replace the Corrupted Grafstone?

June 27, 2016 8:08 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #13

Also, Joker1430, got any creatures or kill spells that could work?

June 27, 2016 8:24 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #14

Also, Joker1430, got any creatures or kill spells that could work?

June 27, 2016 8:24 p.m.

Joker1430 says... #15

You could try Mistvein Borderpost.

June 28, 2016 9:54 a.m.

Joker1430 says... #16

Nightmare Lash looks like fun to try. So does the Whip of Erebos. Consuming Vapors, Stir the Grave, and Vile Rebirth all look like fun cards to try out.

June 28, 2016 10:10 a.m.

Joker1430 says... #17

Not the Lash. just realized youre playing U/B.

June 28, 2016 10:12 a.m.

Shadow29870 says... #18

Thanks guys. Ill try these out in due time.

June 28, 2016 12:13 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #19

Also, Joker1430, i put Shamble Back rather than Vile Rebirth because it fits the half/theme better, and gives life.

June 28, 2016 12:18 p.m.

Joker1430 says... #20

Good choice bro. I didn't notice shamble.

June 28, 2016 4:19 p.m.

Joker1430 says... #21

Seeing the Avatar of woe brings back memories. Back in the day everyone would try and fit her into mono black.

June 28, 2016 4:21 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #22

I understand why. I put her in, mostly cause she was a card my dad had, and he gave me all his cards.

June 28, 2016 5:46 p.m.

Joker1430 says... #23

Lol. I'm 37. And Magic has been in my life for more then 20 years. I've always just wanted to play more. First deck, was a red burn. Then I found tournaments and green stompy and Black suicide with Hatred. So much time has passed and I still love the game. Get your dad back in! I'm sure he still loves it.

June 28, 2016 6:46 p.m.

Joker1430 says... #24

Proxy a deck for him and show him what he's missing. Then you will have the money to compete in FNM. And possibly travel for the tournaments.

June 28, 2016 6:49 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #25

He still plays against me and enjoys it, but he just doesn't go to tournaments. I plan on going to a modern tournament at the sci fi factory near me once I get this deck up to what i want, and get the cards.

June 29, 2016 1:25 a.m.

If you're looking for some zombies, I just dismantled my Modern Zombies, and have some Gravecrawler, Cemetery Reaper, and Geralf's Messenger that I'm not using. And a couple of Relentless Dead. If you're going Modern, I'd also consider either Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize, if you can get them. I just traded my IoK though.

June 30, 2016 12:55 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #27

I'd use IOK, but it is a very costly card, this is a budget deck, and appetite for brains removes bigger things, which I'd prefer. Also, how would I receive said cards from you?

June 30, 2016 2:33 p.m.

I'd have to trade and ship them to you. But I don't know what you've got, so I don't know if there's anything I'm interested in. I could also sell them, maybe at a discount, but I don't think you want to go down that avenue.

June 30, 2016 2:36 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #29

Is it possible for you to check my inventory? If so, ill update it later. What kinda cards you looking for anyways?

June 30, 2016 2:42 p.m.

If you add them to your binder on The site, and leave it public, I can look at it. I'd recommend only listing things at value of $2 or more, just to save time, but I don't know what your collection is like. You can go to my Binder and it will list the things I'm really looking for, but aside from those, I'm willing to look at anything you've got.

June 30, 2016 2:46 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #31

Alright. Ill let you know when I do that.

June 30, 2016 2:48 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #32

I just remembered, I dont have cards really worth anything, so there goes trading, thanks for the offer though. Any suggestions on how to make this deck better?

June 30, 2016 2:54 p.m.

For one, I would cut it down to Mono Black. Havengul Runebinder and Grimgrin are OK, but the rest of the Blue is mostly unnecessary. And Runebinder is pretty easily removed, so it's unlikely you'd get to use it all that much, and there's just plain better things to do with your mana. And work on getting it down to less 1x and 2x of things and more 3x or 4x. Consistency is important, and you want to consistently draw the same cards, ideally things that will do something by themselves.

June 30, 2016 3:01 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #34

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not sure about cutting blue, but I'll try to get some more consistency with my cards.

June 30, 2016 3:03 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #35

Vergil_Redgrail, I think I fixed it for the most part, but could you look it over once again? Also, do you have any card suggestions?

June 30, 2016 8:06 p.m.

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Date added 10 months
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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 63
Avg. CMC 2.41
Tokens */* Zombie Horror, 2/2 Zombie, 5/5 Zombie Giant
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