Lord of the Accursed is bomb in Standard, but Standard doesn't have a lot of cool zombies. Modern does not have this problem, with Gravecrawler, Geralf's Messenger and especially Grey Merchant of Asphodel. Phyrexian Obliterator is also an amazingly strong creature that is only drawn back by its restrictive casting cost. It feels so awesome to just slam that card against the numerous aggro decks that can't answer it effectively.



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If I'm going to be honest, this is just Mono Black Devotion that you tossed some misplaced Lord of the Accursed in. I'd just work on playing some more nuts Mono-Black cards, like Gifted Aetherborn or LotV/Last Hope

May 21, 2017 12:45 a.m.

Spazik008 says... #2

well I do have Liliana of the Veil on the sideboard for control decks, but I feel like I've achieved critical mass on zombies that I can make this work. With Dread Wanderer I have 20 zambs, which turns on both Gravecrawler and the Lord in question. Ultimately it is of course a mono black devotion deck, but I'm just trying to go a bit more aggro here. Gifted Aetherborn probably does deserve a sideboard slot though, I'll have to make room for that.

May 21, 2017 12:52 a.m.

Jewishman says... #3

Whats the purpose of the fetch lands? Also Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is a must with all that devotion.

May 21, 2017 10:13 a.m.

Spazik008 says... #4

The fetchlands turn on both Fatal Push and Bloodghast. That combined with some expensive sideboard cards are the reason for the high price tag, this build is actually a lot more budget-able than most of my brews.

May 21, 2017 10:39 a.m.

Spazik008 says... #5

I tried Nykthos last time I did mono black devotion and it just kept getting in the way of Phyrexian Obliterator. It doesn't really do much if you don't have something to dump all the mana into, which is why it works a lot better in green devotion.

May 21, 2017 10:42 a.m.

Tigersol says... #6

I don't see the point of the fetch lands, they just kinda make you lose life. Also, I don't see how Urborg helps either. To be honest, go budget with twenty three swamps.

May 21, 2017 6:01 p.m.

Spazik008 says... #7

They aren't critical, but turning on Fatal Push and Bloodghast is pretty important. Someone restrained by budgetary concerns could easily cut those two cards and run basics though. I also kinda like the different random fetches because at a large tournament it throws them off ("Polluted Delta... Marsh Flats... What is this????")

May 21, 2017 6:12 p.m.

xyr0s says... #8

You almost ought to play Smallpox - zombies are cheap, so you won't miss that land too much, and you have 8 creatures that play from the GY.

Tigersol I'm guessing that the point of the lands is to make fetches into swamps, so they can tap for mana, but they can also be cracked to fetch a land, thereby triggering landfall and dragging Bloodghast of the graveyard.

May 21, 2017 6:16 p.m.

Tigersol says... #9

Oh, I see...Sorry, I am relatively new to the game.

May 21, 2017 6:35 p.m.

Sargeras says... #10

I'll have to agree with previous comments that this is just a mono-black devotion deck that you decided to throw some recursive creatures into, along with Lord of the Accursed and called mono-black zombies. This isn't to say the deck is bad, as a Mono-black Midrange player myself I will attest this. But this is far from a Zombie tribal deck as advertised.

If you really wanted to build a Zombie Tribal deck, I'd reccomend a green splash, which would easily be affordable considering the amount of fetches you play, in order to play Collected Company.

Another fatty you should be playing in zombie tribal is Plague Belcher. Since you can easily kill a Gravecrawler or any other recursive creature, it's a 5/4 menance that can easily take over a game (With Menace to boot!)

Of course if you were to play zombies, cards like Cemetery Reaper, Death Baron, Lord of the Undead all become excellent options.

If you aren't going to take advantage of the Zombie tribe, I'd recommend moving Gifted Aetherborn to the maindeck, and cutting your zombie sub-theme since basically all your creatures turns 1-3 can't really block anything at all.

Also, cards like Lashwrithe can show up because with fatties like Kalitas you can just win games swinging for upwards of 9 power with lifelink a turn. (Also goes really well with Obliterator)

Also, if this deck is meant to be played competitively, run Liliana, the Last Hope, if in the sideboard if not the mainboard. The reason for this is becuase she can hold off small aggressive creatures, as well as fetch your zombies that you are already playing (cards like Gravecrawler and Bloodghast, and the best part, SHE CAN RECUR FULMINATOR MAGES! something this deck needs to do to beat decks like tron.

If you want any further help, feel free to look at my primer for all mono-black needs!

How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

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May 23, 2017 3:31 a.m.

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