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going with the traditional zombies mono black. wanting to stick tribal and very plague like bring on the death, the sacrifice the discard and the sweeps.



Guardians says... #1

I would definitely suggest Retribution of the Ancients as it is great with mikeaus and sac outlets. Also it just makes your zombies keep coming back!

December 14, 2016 8:22 a.m.

I think you should dial up the efficiency on a lot of these cards. For instance, why run Ghastly Conscription when you could use something like Rise of the Dark Realms?

Instead of just returning stuff to your hand from your yard you could use cards like Animate Dead, Necromancy, and Dance of the Dead to just straight-up reanimate them. Dread Return is also one of the best reanimator spells around.

And to fill your yard faster, run some tutors and self-mill effects, like Buried Alive and Mesmeric Orb. It's a bit pricey, but Entomb is extremely powerful in a graveyard deck. You can even use it before damage is dealt to tutor Vengeful Pharaoh into your yard and kill their attacker.

Some staples would also help you out. Sol Ring, Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Tutor, etc. would go a long way. Especially the ring. You pretty much need one in every commander deck.

December 14, 2016 4:19 p.m.

ICEMAN762004 says... #3

If your goal is to be mono black zombie tribal I would suggest dropping some of the non zombie creatures and add buffs like Cemetery Reaper and Undead Warchief, etc. There are several like this that your deck could benefit from. Also Overseer of the Damned is a token generator as you destroy your opponents creatures. In the event of a board wipe in multiplayer it can change the tide of battle because it still triggers as it dies.

I don't understand your choice of using Bile Blight unless your using it to remove tokens because commander is singleton format I would use Ruinous Path or Tragic Slip as a replacement. In mono black you almost have to have Bad Moon and Black Sun's Zenith.

I hope this helps and I wish you luck with your deck.

December 18, 2016 12:23 a.m.

golgariizzet says... #4

ICEMAN762004 if you look and read these are what i had lying around the house and the goal is all zombies so everything listed on the side board i will be taking out when i get the maybe board to replace it.

December 18, 2016 2:01 p.m.

golgariizzet says... #5

i missed undead warchief though so thank you. ruinous path is a good substitute and i was thinking about bad moon but that helps to many people in the play groups they all run black.

December 18, 2016 2:09 p.m.

Camel-Senpai says... #6

Inkmoth Nexus is cancer to play against if the same guy's running Hatred.

Edit: Saw the word infect and didn't think. My point still stands tho.

December 21, 2016 1:36 a.m.

Jamiemac says... #7

Ghoulcaller Gisa is always fun for making zombies

December 21, 2016 6:58 a.m.

Jamiemac says... #8

Also Dawn of the dead never fails in my zombies deck.

December 21, 2016 6:59 a.m.

Rzepkanut says... #9

A few quick cards off the top...Paragon of Open Graves, Ascendant Evincar, Curse of Shallow Graves, Adaptive Automaton, and lastly I'm sure you know Triskelion creates an infinite damage loop with this commander.

Check out my Zombie deck...I know that I have blue in it but many of the cards would still be good in your deck...let me know what you think of you think of anything for me too :)

Gisa and Geralf's Family Farm of DOOM

Commander / EDH* Rzepkanut


December 21, 2016 10:38 a.m.

Cauldron of Souls would work really well in this. (as a creature with both a +1/+1 counter [from mikaeus] and a -1/-1 counter [cauldron of souls] will have both removed as a state based action.

December 21, 2016 12:16 p.m.

n0bunga says... #11

Tatterkite + Altar of Dementia for that infinite mill!

January 17, 2017 1:03 p.m.

golgariizzet says... #12

nice! i will think about it, it is not really a mill deck but for taking their creatures from their graves it just might go in now i just have to figure out what i would pull. thanks! n0bunga

January 17, 2017 7:36 p.m.

If you're going for black plague zombies, I would highly suggest Corrosive Mentor he isn't a zombie but he can give black zombies wither which is pretty darn close to infect.

February 9, 2017 9:43 a.m.

zaerox12345 says... #14

Noxious Ghoul would be an amazing card here since it basically can eliminate a board full of creatures with cards like Army of the Damned or when you get enough zombies out Endless Ranks of the Dead.

He would be a huge upgrade... especially above something like Tatterkite.

February 16, 2017 4:01 a.m.

zaerox12345 says... #15

Check out my Black/Blue Zombie deck! I would appreciate that feedback as well and I think even though it's got blue in it... I think there are other cards here you might consider.


February 16, 2017 4:03 a.m.

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