A zombie based deck, for all your standard match needs. Or, some of your needs... Okay only zombie related needs. Anywho, if you like the deck, give it a plus 1 up-vote and remember, all suggestions are welcome. Although this isn't budget, I try to keep from high cost cards such as planeswalkers.


I've seen some cards in the new set I like, just don't know where to put them. I traded out Vexing Scuttler for Yahenni, Undying Partisan, as it made the deck faster, but she looks to be perfect for this. If anyone could manage to get Yahenni's Expertise or any of the other useful black/blue cards in here, please, let me know.


PhoenixKing12 says... #1

I really like this deck. Would you mind if I used some aspects of it in my zombie deck? Also, I found that Voldaren Pariah works great, even if it isn't a zombie.

August 25, 2016 7:49 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #2

Sure thing buddy, and thanks for the suggestion. Good luck with making your deck!

August 30, 2016 9:09 p.m.

Malbrecht says... #3

Pariah is B@d@ss but watch your timing when you kick it off. I played against one in a commander game the other day and my opponent waited till after I untapped and activated it on my turn trying to maximize the creatures of mine he could hit... and I bounced pariah back to his hand in response to activating it so he lost his sacrificed creatures and did not get to flip it.

August 31, 2016 10:24 a.m.

Shadow29870 says... #4

Thanks for the tip. Mind telling me what your zombe deck is called, so i could try to give you some pointers?

August 31, 2016 1:05 p.m.

Denthrass says... #5

I dont see the need for Nephalia Academy

October 10, 2016 5:48 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #6

Now that I look at it, neither do I, except maybe as a sideboard for against discard decks. Thanks for pointing that out.

October 10, 2016 5:56 p.m.

razelfark says... #7

A fun card to help get more cards in your hand since you either play your spells out or discard them would be Ghirapur Orrery. It is a double edge sword but could be valuable to you.

A card I am surprised you are not running since it seems like such a good card for b/u zombie is Compelling Deterrence. This bounce card can help you at most points in game as you can remove threats from board like creatures or even planeswalkers. With the discard tag on it means that you can remove the threat outright if they have no cards in hand. Note: not great vs madness decks or re-animators and may want to side out vs these arch types.

Personally not a fan of Noosegraf Mob, but see its uses when against a control deck. Would suggest Prized Amalgam since you have soo many cards that can be replayed from your grave and discard mechanics make this a good fit.

October 10, 2016 7:50 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #8

Thank you for the suggestions. I've played games with noosegraf where I get near loss but in the end overwhelm them with tokens.

October 10, 2016 8:57 p.m.

Force_of_Willb says... #9

Cryptbreaker deserves a spot (maybe over Wailing Ghoul), the card draw, small lifegain, and turning excess lands into tokens is great against a variety of decks.

If you find you don't have a hand most of the time I would try running Geralf's Masterpiece over Advanced Stitchwing for the 5 CMC spot

Liliana's Elite if your doing a good job filling your graveyard

and if budgets not a concern then you need Relentless Dead

and as others have said with all the graveyard recurrsion Prized Amalgam

To abuse all the discard you are doing try out Gisa's Bidding / From Under the Floorboards for their madness options. could be good....

Cards you can remove to make more consistent: Spontaneous Mutation - Opt for Murder instead

Mortuary Mire < Cemetery Recruitment < Rise from the Grave don't need 8 copies of this type effect, Glisa and Relentless do this just as good, if you want card draw up Take Inventory to 4x or add cryptbreaker

Rise from the Tides - Unless you are getting 5 zombies its not worth it. The madness suggestions above may be better or improve the effect of Rise. Also lower Noosegraf Mob to a 0, 1x, or Sideboard.

Sorry for all the comments I am just passionate about Zombies!!! Good luck with your deck.

October 17, 2016 4:32 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #10

Thank you for the suggestions! I'll look through and see what I can do.

October 17, 2016 4:45 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #11

Who/what would be switched out for the Prized Amalgam though?

October 17, 2016 11 p.m.

razelfark says... #12

Personally I would pull Rise from the Tides or Cryptolith Fragment  Flip. While both are interesting cards, rise is a very slow card and the fragment is awkwardly paced on utility as well.

October 17, 2016 11:53 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #13

I'm thinking, should I swap in Voldaren Pariah  Flip and put 2 of Noosegraf Mob in the sideboard for control decks?

October 18, 2016 7:32 a.m.

Shadow29870 says... #14

That as well as, where would I put in Relentless Dead?

October 19, 2016 7:34 p.m.

b4nchs says... #15

I would take out all the artifacts for more hand disruption early game(transgress the mind, collective brutality, harsh scrutiny) those on opening hand allow you to set up easier. And starts giving you early card advantage. Zombies take some setting up I know I run a zombie deck. I would advise to take out the mob for a second gissa and Geralf. The demon seems like a cool idea to sack your own zombies and revive their good stuff from the graveyard(that you discarded with hand disruption). Also grasp of darkness and murder is the best removal right now imo so run more. It gives your demon more energy late game or takes out early aggro stuff so a copy more of each at least in sideboard is not a bad idea

October 20, 2016 2:20 p.m.

Shadowisp says... #16

Hey. I have a very similar deck I've been workshopping. Grave Intentions (zombies)

I played some standard with the initial build, and lost pretty bad. My conclusion was to take out everything slowing it down and put in more fast aggro cards. Rise from the Tides is a good example. It seemed awesome, but if you need that many zombies by turn 6, your probably losing already... Take Inventory also, I had four of them, but I found that when I was playing one to draw cards... I would have rather have been using that mana agressively instead.. Nagging Thoughts seems better, since you can use it with madness when your activating cryptbreaker, so playing it isn't slowing you down too much.

Feel free to have a look. I would also appreciate comments or suggestions, I haven't tested out the new build yet, pretty sure it would still get destroyed by control decks. meh. Zombies are fun... Good luck with this deck.

November 8, 2016 2:38 p.m.

Shadow29870 says... #17

Danke comrade! If you see this, do you have any suggestions for a sideboard?

November 8, 2016 3:17 p.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 63
Avg. CMC 2.83
Tokens 2/2 Zombie, 1/1 Spirit, 1/1 Human Cleric
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