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Sidisi's recurring zombie milling horde

Commander / EDH* BUG (Sultai) Combo Mill Multiplayer Tokens Zombie


So I have this deck for some while and it is time to make a serious casual / semi competitive multiplayer deck.

The main strategy of the deck is to try and get as many 2/2 Zombie creature tokens in play and go for the horde approach. All the drawing and the milling and discarding is done in order to speed up the deck and get the army as pumped up as possible. This is accomplished by getting  Filth  in the graveyard and  Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth  in play. This feat pretty much makes your horde unblockable and is very easy to accomplish.  The overall synergy of the deck is to make no wasted movements. If I am milling, it shouldn’t just be for producing 2/2 black Zombie tokens. It should be to get great targets in your graveyard for recursion or to abuse cards like  Genesis  and  Wonder. With this deck the graveyard should serve as a second hand. Getting those milled creatures into play is easy with cards like Champion of Stray Souls, Eternal Witness and Victimize for example...

The plan: I want to get Sidisi, Brood Tyrant out as soon as possible. To to that, most idealy i have 3 – 4 lands in hand plus some cards that help me ramp. Sol Ring and deranged assistent are good cards.

As soon as sidisi is on the board, I can start milling myself. There are plenty of ways to do that with this deck. There are creatures like Satyr Wayfinder and Gurmag Drowner, but also spells like Mulch, Sultai Ascendancy and Forbidden Alchemy. The goal is to assemble some tokens and filter through the deck, kinda like tutoring for cards (although Sidisi, Undead Vizier and runescarred demon are also in this deck). To enable more tokens mid and late game I added Parallel Lives. The tokens can be used to attack / block, to sac (Altar of Dementia or to reanimate creatures Champion of Stray Souls. Its a way to get value.

Reanimation is another big part in this deck. Not only creatures need to get back, but as I am milling myself there will be plenty of lands and other spells in my graveyard and greedy as I am, I want to use them all. Eternal Witness, Sudden Reclamation, Hell's Caretaker and Strands of Night all can do that job, alongside some cards I didn’t mention. This is the stage I hope to have Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth on the field and Filth / Wonder in the graveyard. Getting more tokens in the process and hope to create a boardstate swarmed with tokens to overwhelm my opponents with unblockalbe, flying zombies who are hopefully pumped by Diregraf Captain or Lord of the Accursed for example.

This deck can also win with Undead Alchemist, Embalmer's Tools and Altar of the Brood. Although not an infinitive combo (it can be though), it sure is a nasty one. It can also be combined with saccing tokens, but that will take a little more work.

Suggestions on cards are most welcome. Also would like to know what you would take out. A +1 would be awesome.

I will keep this deck updated the next few months while I learn to play with it. This is my first deck actively using the graveyard so it wil takes some time to get used tot hat.


Updates Add

I cut out a few cards that felt clunky in this deck. Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord is a very good card but not for this deck. There aren't huge creatures to let everyone lose a ton of life. I also cut out Grim Backwoods because there are to much hoops to jump through only to draw a card. Stitcher Geralf is also a card with to much hoops.

Added The Mending of Dominaria because all modes are good for this deck. Also added fact of fiction and Final Parting because it is more versatile than Jarad's Orders. Added Journey to Eternity  Flip for some more recursion. Lastly I added Alchemist's Refuge because it's a good card. Kiora's Follower and Krosan Restorer are added to give this deck a bit more of a toolbox.

Lastly I added Josu Vess, Lich Knight because it is such a fun card to try out.


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Date added 1 year
Last updated 1 week

This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

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Illegal cards Dream Eater , Mausoleum Secrets , Molderhulk , Underrealm Lich
Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.67
Tokens 2/2 Zombie, 2/2 Zombie Knight, 3/3 Beast, 2/2 Wolf, 2/2 Manifest
Folders +1 Budget, To try, EDH, Uncategorized
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