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Pfft...I've been Zubera since before you were born

Modern* Five Color Jank Spirits Theme/Gimmick Tokens Tribal




I've been trying to figure out how to make something with Zubera since I first played Kamigawa.

This deck is build around sacrificing Zubera to Evolutionary Leap. The main ones I use are: Dripping-Tongue Zubera and Floating-Dream Zubera. Assume I have one of each in play, and I sacrifice both to Leap, I'll draw 2 cards, get 2 1/1 critters, and get the next two creatures out of my deck. Not a bad deal.

I'll just play those two new creatures I evolved for, and sacrifice them to Evolutionary leap, and hope to overwhelm the opponent with value from the Zubera death triggers. Zubera are much better when dying in bulk at instant speed.

Then, I'd hope to Immortal Servitude with X=2 to return all the Zubera to play, or Dawn to return them to my hand. I can also play Uncage the Menagerie with X=2 to tutor up 2 Zuberas. Since it's a "tribal" deck with an obscure tribe, we need every chance to tutor.

So, where is this deck going to fail? Are Zubera still terrible?

++Do I need different sacrifice outlets?

Can this even be made into a modern-viable deck?


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hungry000 says... #1

Probably something like Viscera Seer or Cartel Aristocrat would be better for sac outlets since they don't need mana to activate.

I think it would be better to make a deck based around dumping as many Zubera into your gy as possible (like 3-4 is enough i think), then casting Immortal Servitude to get them all back, and then sacrificing them to Viscera Seer/Cartel Aristocrat with Zulaport Cutthroat or Blood Artist out to kill ur opponent in one turn.

Probably the best way to go about that is by playing Noble Hierarch/Birds of Paradise (birds is probably better here) along with Utopia Sprawl to ramp, then use cards like Strategic Planning, Mulch, Thought Scour, etc to dump at least 1 Cartel Aristocrat, 1 Blood Artist/Zulaport Cutthroat, and 3-4 Zubera into your gy. Then you cast Immortal Servitude X=2 to get all your combo pieces out on the same turn and win the game. You don't even need to play black, theoretically. You just need to get the two-cost things in ur gy. (Also since ur playing mana dorks using a higher cmc graveyard-filler that's more effective than the previously mentioned ones is viable)

September 8, 2017 10:32 p.m.

hungry000 says... #2

although i just realized that Dripping-Tongue Zubera's the only one that makes tokens lol. That makes it harder, but playing Ember-Fist Zuberas in place of the Floating-Dreams would help kill the opponent the turn you drop the Immortal Servitude. But maybe Arcane Adaptation from Ixalan can make the plan more effective? Metallic Mimic can come into play as a Zubera, and is conveniently cmc 2 so that would power up the number of tokens you can get from Dripping-Tongue.

September 8, 2017 10:41 p.m.

-Orvos- says... #3

Clever Impersonator, Phyrexian Metamorph, Cryptoplasm, and the wonderful Clone all give you more zubera and you can pick which one they become. I do agree that you need either Ember-Fist Zubera, Zulaport Cutthroat, or Blood Artist as alternate win cons.

Also Cauldron of Souls requires the same amount of mana to get all your zubera back after they die and is repeatable off of new zubera that you draw so you don't always have to wait for your Immortal Servitude

Mistform Warchief can also help you cast more zubera :D

I really like the idea! I hope it works out!

September 12, 2017 6:26 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.79
Tokens 1/1 Spirit, 2/2 Spawn
Folders Interesting decks
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