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Modern Zombie Aggro




Mono black Zombie Aggro.

Gravecrawler, Diregraf Ghoul and Geralf's Messenger Are necessities. No explanation really needed there.

Death Baron and Lord of the Undead are at 2 because they are both great cards with great abilities. One gives dudes DT and the other retrieves dudes from the yard. Pitching other cards to Lili becomes safer and/or you have the ability to kill whatever you block or are blocked by. Run whatever combination you want, but I believe 2 and 2 work the best.

Phyrexian Obliterator can act as support if need be by blocking their threats, or even be a threat himself by swinging in, either forcing them to block the 5 (and losing permanents) and taking the squad of Crawlers and Messengers or taking it and blocking the zombies.

Undead Warcheif, is amazing. Moving on...

Dismember gets around annoying indestructible stuff.

Geth's Verdict is amazing. It doesn't target, it gets in early game, they lose life and a dude. The amount of times I've won to Gething my own Messenger away for lethal or at EOT to swing for lethal can't be counted on two hands.

Liliana of the Veil is great hand control as well. I can discard nearly anything and thanks to LotU, I can just bring it to my hand. With the aid of Warcheif it could be cast again later for less. Lili also helps in a pinch if I need to make them sac something.

Carrion Crow Is somewhat questionable. It is the evasive zombie, though I'm unsure if it deserves a spot over Highborn Ghoul . I think I'll end up going Intimidate over flying though.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel Is an amazing game ender. Nearly everything in the deck has hard Black in it and with the aid of Warchief and Nykthos he can come down for much less mana. Don't underestimate him.

Stromgald Crusader Is evasive, synergizes with Nykthos very efficently, has prot removal and is a great body. On paper it might seem meh, but in play he is devastating.

The SB has you covered, but I'm too lazy to type the interactions out. It's kind of obvious.

Thoughts? I would love to hear opinions. I've been working on the deck for quite a while and have played it at several events with success. Consistently 3-1 and 4-0


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I'm thinking about dumping blue for full mono black. Thoughts? I think it's a good idea, but I'm having issues leaving Lich and Grim...

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.61
Folders Modern, zombies, modern, stuff, Other decks, Make it Rain, Decks to try, merfolk, Zombie Apocalypse (expensive), Modern Zombies, See all 15
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+3 Highborn Ghoul main
-3 Carrion Crow main