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After a brief hiatus from mtg I decided to resurrect my zombie deck (although it was never really dead anyway)

I have decided to fully embrace the casual theme so I took out Sign in Blood and replaced it with Demonic Tutor and I am considering other cards such as Cremate , Mishra's Bauble, and Phyrexian Arena but I cant decide what it would replace.

As always, please play test and tell me what you think, and be sure to +1 if you like it!!

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This is my casual mono black zombie deck. Originally I was going to make this a modern deck, but I realized that Carrion Feeder and Unearth are really what make this deck consistent and fun to play. Unfortunately its not fast enough to play in legacy so it will have to stay casual for now.

Anyway, this deck has a ton of great synergies that can take a huge chunk of health from your opponent (often times gaining you life in the process) with out ever having to attack.


Carrion Feeder+Gravecrawler:carrion feeder will be your main beater here and gravecrawlers are his favorite meal. with these two out you're able to give your feeder +1/+1 for each mana you have available, each turn.

Carrion Feeder+ Geralf's Messenger +Unearth:this is a pretty fun combo that will boost your carrion feeder up to 4/4 and messenger to 4/3, and hit your opponent for 8 health in the process with out even having to attack. If you dont have unearth you still finish that combo with at least a 2/2 feeder and a 4/3 messenger while your opponent looses 4 life just for watching.

Carrion Feeder+ Bloodghast :this isnt one of your most effective combos but when youre in a tight spot you can still pump up your feeder a bit granted you have a land in your hand you can play.

Blasting Station+Grave Crawler:this serves two purposes, but mainly I find myself using this for creature control. so long as I have another zombie in play I can just keep pinging you until all of your creatures are gone, then aim for the head.

Blasting Station+ Geralf's Messenger +Unearth:with this combo you have the joy of blasting your opponent to the face for 11 damage and ending up with a 4/3 messenger. Without unearth you still have 5 damage to the face and a 4/3.

Blasting Station+ Bloodghast not as effective as the other combos, but in a tight spot its still good for 1 damage to the target of your choice and your bloodghast will come back as long as you have a land to play.

Supporting Cast:

Blood Artist:This card in here is just awesome. With all of the creature sacrificing combos in this deck he is a given. You mean I can gain a life and deal one damage each time I sac a creature? uhh yes please.

Thoughtseize+Inquisition of Kozilek:The combos in here are very effective and can be very devastating but they take time to set up. Thats where the early game hand disruption comes into play. It allows me to remove their low mana cost cards/ combo pieces before they can play them buying me time to set up my combos.

Sign in Blood:Again, these combos need to be set up, so the faster I can draw into them the better.

Removal/ Board Wipes

Tragic SlipThis card is pretty much a given. With all of the creature sac in this deck you should have no problem giving any creature that you want -13/-13 for 1cmc.

MutilateI put this in over Damnation because 1) I need/ intend to bring back all of my creatures that die, and 2) Carrion Feeder is so easy to pump up he will almost always stay on the field (especially if you sacrifice all creatures to him before hand) leaving all of your Gravecrawler ready to come right back.



replaced 3x Sign in Blood and 1x Blood Artist with 4x Demonic Tutor. I think that it just all around fits the deck better, you dont loose any life, and you can search for specific combo pieces.

Im also considering Cremate Mishra's Bauble and Phyrexian Areana to make the deck a little faster, but Im not sure what to take out.


Guerte says... #1

Crypt Ghast and Cabal Coffers (and possibly Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth ) to pump out more mana to repeatedly cast and sac your Gravecrawler s.

Rite of Consumption as another win condition.

December 25, 2013 11:53 p.m.

Knightfall says... #2

Its not as good as Carrion Feeder but have you considered Bloodthrone Vampire as a modern legal replacement? Also if you can afford them, Mutavault would be really good. Anyway awesome deck, I've been looking for a fun deck I can play Geralf's Messenger in, and this is a good start.

December 26, 2013 12:28 p.m.

You should probably cut 12x Swamp for 4x Mutavault , 4x Marsh Flats , and 4x Verdant Catacombs . The fetchlands will thin your deck, thus strengthening your draws. They are also insane with Bloodghast , which is a huge deal in your deck. The Mutavault s push your already aggressive deck over the top.

December 26, 2013 2:17 p.m.

zippermanzo711 says... #4

I know it's not a Zombie, but maybe consider Perilous Myr . I think it would work well with Blasting Station and Carrion Feeder .

December 28, 2013 2:30 p.m.

Manzuri says... #5

thanks for the suggestions guys!

Knightfall I will definitely consider Bloodthrone Vampire for a modern legal deck! I dont like the Mutavault idea for this deck though. since i play this as combo deck the biggest benefit from the Mutavault would be having another zombie so i could recast Gravecrawler which is nice but i would have to take out swamps to do that which means less times to recast Gravecrawler

January 9, 2014 7:46 p.m.

I ran a deck a lot like this and it can be a blast to play. I would highly, highly recommend adding red for Goblin Bombardment and Faithless Looting . Goblin Bombardment is several tiers better than Blasting Station .

Legacy Zombies for reference.

January 10, 2014 6:04 p.m.

CastleSiege says... #7

Not sure if you've thought about these but Duress and Distress work along the same lines as Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek .

January 10, 2014 8:36 p.m.

Wainwright says... #8

It's high CMC - and just an idea to throw out there:

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed - Blood Artist + Mutilate is a brilliant combo to pull off, clearing the board only for everything you have to come right back.

January 10, 2014 10:15 p.m.

CricketYT says... #9

Bloodsoaked Champion is a gr8 recurring creature IMO, i dunno

March 28, 2015 7:28 p.m.

SpartanCEL says... #10

I'll have to second Wainwright considering this is casual we might as well have infinite combos(unless your playgroup is legitimately casual.) You just need Mikaeus, the Unhallowed a sac outlet and a sacable creature, there's this budget commander deck that has a bunch of the combos. Mikaeus, Extreme Sub $20 Budget EDH

March 29, 2015 9:32 a.m.

Tormentero says... #11

Dark Ritual for more times to trigger Blasting Station and other combo'd nonsense?

March 29, 2015 10:51 p.m.

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1 year ago)

+3 Unearth main
-4 Demonic Tutor main
-4 Geralf's Messenger main
+4 Gravecrawler main
-2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth main
+4 Geralf's Messenger main
-3 Inquisition of Kozilek main
-3 Unearth main
+3 Verdant Catacombs main
+2 Tragic Slip main
+3 Inquisition of Kozilek main
-4 Gravecrawler main
-4 Carrion Feeder main
+2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth main
-3 Blasting Station main
+2 Mutilate main
+4 Carrion Feeder main
+4 Demonic Tutor main
+3 Thoughtseize main
-2 Cabal Coffers main
and 40 other change(s)