I like it!
Cryptbreaker provides early necessary card draw.
July 25, 2016 2:15 p.m.
It's a pity Monastery Siege is no longer in Standard... Skeleton Key is my replacement for that. In your case the key's skulk is wasted on Wharf Infiltrator and Forgotten Creation, though the draw-discard would still work.
July 25, 2016 7:16 p.m.
July 25, 2016 7:46 p.m.
If you want you can check out my "more zombie, less madness" themed deck for standard, it's Standard Zambies are Playable
July 25, 2016 7:48 p.m.
too many non-zombies, especially with cards like Cryptbreaker whos draw gets severely limited by it basically being the only non-token zombie (most of which come into play tapped)
Thing in the Ice Flip seems bad with all the new horrors running around, even mono-w humans has some new horror toys (and its only a 0/4 defender making it extra vulnerable) if humans are a concern, Shambling Goblin 2-1's most decks in the early game. (i think spirits will be the the main issue)
the biggest problem seems to be that Forgotten Creation forces madness at your upkeep, meaning your mana will mostly all be used up, (limited timing for madness on opponents turns/instant speed) which leaves you vulnerable.
July 27, 2016 2:17 a.m.
July 27, 2016 3:46 a.m.
I would recommend Murderer's Axe primarily to be a madness enabler and to buff one of your creatures while you're at it. Drunau Corpse Trawler shines in these decks not only for spawning a 2/2 body in addition to it, but you also have a way to stop aggro: deathtouch. You pay only to give a Zombie deathtouch and that will serve one of two purposes, depending whose turn it is: 1.) It will give you an unblocked attack with a large Zombie, such as the Masterpiece. 2.) It works well to make a Zombie an ambush blocker, putting an end to an attacker quite easily, especially with all those 2/2 Zombies you're spawning (Conveniently, the Trawler spawned one). Other than that, it looks great! I'd run it any day of the week! If you want to see some Zombies in Commander (hasn't been EMN updated) my Commander deck will be posted here------>B/U Grimgrin Zombie DeckTell me what you think of it. Thanks and hope this helped.
July 27, 2016 8:43 a.m.
Also, Creeping Dread is a great way to toy with people while enabling madness on your half.
July 27, 2016 8:44 a.m.
Mana is untapped before upkeep, so I would have all of my mana available for Forgotten Creation and it's discard ability.
July 27, 2016 2:17 p.m.
I currently ponder how to fit Sea Gate Wreckage into the deck... There are so many double-colored cards >.<
July 27, 2016 2:49 p.m.
Gnaarf correction: Did not think while typing... did not mean double-colored cards, but cards with two colored mana-symbols in their cost. sorry
July 27, 2016 2:57 p.m.
im aware the turn order is untap->upkeep->draw, but that's the problem.
if you choose to wheel, your essentially choosing to tap your mana now ...before you draw.. before you attack... before your opponents turn, and choosing to remove the most powerful thing about madness (instant speed casting). Meaning Forgotten Creation makes this deck worse, also forces madness spells over solid and powerful removal/bounce/counter effects.
if you really like creation, Sphinx's Tutelage seems like an auto add. allowing you to possibly mill them out with creation draw triggers.
but i would suggest a less madness, more Jace's Sanctum route for a deck more centered towards Thing in the Ice Flip, where you actually have countermagic and interaction (to keep thing alive, and to combat aggro).
July 27, 2016 11:28 p.m.
Izu_KorasuThank you for your input! I will have to do some testing and see how the changes work.
July 28, 2016 1:50 a.m.
This deck is great, Geralf's Masterpiece is such a disappointing card. It looks powerful on paper, but the recursion effect is just plain wrong, for multiple reasons, first being, it costs a mana too much, then it costs the addition of every card in your hand leaving, which in some cases can actually hurt the Zombie plan. Not to mention his body isn't too impressive with all the -1/-1's getting tossed on him. Mindwrack Demon might actually be a better option if he had the horror creature type. I'm really happy to see my favorite zombie in standard is getting some love Cryptbreaker's just so fun to clog the board with, he also works great with psyching the other player out making them think you have a Negate, Grasp of Darkness, Fatal Push, Dispel or even Ceremonious Rejection. The best sideboarded cards in a deck with Cryptbreaker is low cmc control spells. Metallic Mimic might do some fun stuff in here, maybe just as a two drop. Great deck!
March 16, 2017 3:04 p.m.
I want to play black blue again now. Too bad we're so close to rotation.
Once ixlan gets here, I'll be sure to try something in these colors.
August 2, 2017 12:04 p.m.
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|Date added||1 year|
|Last updated||2 weeks|
This deck is Modern legal.
|Tokens||2/2 Zombie, 3/2 Eldrazi Horror|
|Folders||Ideas, zombie, DECKS, Standard, Deck ideas, 2. Completed 60-Card Decks, B/K Zombie, thing in ice zombie, Likes, Zombies, See all 43|
|Top rank||#42 on 2016-08-02|