Imagine a high-heeled boot stamping on a human face - forever.

I've had this deck for a while now and it's finally in a solid state. The deck is based around getting the opponent's hand to zero cards and to wreck their boardstate.

This deck has been iterated on for quite a while now to get it to the state it's at.

Contamination is an all star card in this deck and over performs every time that it is allowed to get in play, since Liliana wants to have a sac outlet and forcing everyone into mono-black ensures that most ways to remove it are gone. It also has strong synergies with the number of token producing cards and the self recurring creatures which can nearly lock out any deck. Infernal Darkness serves as a second copy of the effect. It works well with AEther Snap, Vampire Hexmage and Hex Parasite to keep the cost low and keep it humming through several turns. Even when it doesn't have an enabler, it's still quite good at just taking a few extra turns to set up.

Filth is the other strong card of note. It's over performed every time I have managed to get it in the grave. Which, in this deck is very easy. There's many times where this deck will have a hand of over seven at the end of turn and he can just be freely discarded or discarded for advantage with Liliana's plus ability. There's almost never a time where there won't be a swamp in play and with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth it allows free attacks.

I'm very happy with this list and am happy to answer any questions about card choices that have been made in it.



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Steaditup says... #1

I love flip lili. She's an amazingly strong commander. I have my own deck for her if you'd like to peruse:

Saviour of Innistrad

April 12, 2017 12:12 a.m.

Bottomless Pit is like a nastier Necrogen Mists.

May 5, 2017 5:21 p.m.

gallowsAnatomy says... #3

It is, but it's also nastier to me. Which is a harsh ask. I get value off of mists and can handle discarding easier than other players because I'm expecting it. Pit just messes up my plans more than I think it helps.

May 5, 2017 6:16 p.m.

dallo says... #4

Nice deck!

May 17, 2017 2:11 p.m.

GuardGamer says... #5

I love this! Internal fangirl squeel haha I have been looking for a solid necro zombie edh but mostly see B/U decks. This looks amazing! My only suggestion would be to add Relentless Undead as they keep coming back and can also summon zombies from your graveyard as they do.

May 19, 2017 12:16 p.m.

gallowsAnatomy says... #6

@GuardGamer I don't think Relentless Dead is all that great for this deck. there's currently only 6 cards with creature type zombie. The constant need for mana to invest in it makes it hard to justify a slot. Unlike other recursive creatures in this deck, I can't just have it sit around in the grave until I want it to come back.

May 19, 2017 1:27 p.m.

zensunni says... #7

Strongarm Tactics is a personal favorite for me in decks like this. Coupled with Dread Return and some cheap fodder, you can get some amazingly powerful creatures out early and cheap, while hurting your opponents.

Why no Nether Traitor or Nether Shadow?

June 18, 2017 7:56 a.m.

Qolorful says... #8

I missed sheoldred in the list the first time I looked through it and thought it was weird that you would not have her... it..? In there. Good thing I looked again, this deck looks awesome! +1!

Also, I don't know if you've thought about it already, but No Mercy is a pretty brutal card too.

June 18, 2017 7:57 a.m.

gallowsAnatomy says... #9

Zensunni nether traitor and nether shadow both don't make the cut because they really only work when other cards are doing something. Traitor needs something else dying to come back, so it's only really effective with a different recursion creature to generate value. Shadow's slowness also makes it not worth the slot.

June 18, 2017 6:48 p.m.

UpsetYoMama says... #10

This looks like a blast to play! (and not play against lol). Just throwing a couple of ideas out there for you to consider.

I love that you have Dark Depths + Vampire Hexmage , that's always a fun one. Have you thought about adding Triskelion to go with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed?

I assume that Diabolic Intent often just works better in your deck than Demonic Tutor, but Demonic Tutor does seem more powerful than Beseech the Queen, unless I am missing something. Vampiric Tutor is also awesome.

Toxic Deluge is probably the strongest black board wipe and I think you should be playing it. Perhaps over Crux of Fate?

Leyline of the Void doesn't have good synergy with Rise of the Dark Realms. Has that come up in play before?

You're playing a lot of tokens and AEther Snap seems like it would rot in your hand a lot since you don't want to nuke yourself. I see in the description that it does reset Infernal Darkness, but is it worth it?

Shizo, Death's Storehouse is always a great utility land in black. Just a few thoughts.

June 19, 2017 12:24 a.m.

UpsetYoMama these are al good ideas. I've thought about triskelion, but I don't think that it's useful without the Mikaeus out at the same time, and unlike Dark Depths and hexmage, there aren't other options for making it work.

Beseech is certainly weaker than either of those tutors, but at the moment, I don't have them. They're in the list of to order though. So, hopefully in a few weeks they'll be in the list.

Toxic is actually in the list! And it certainly is great.

Leyline doesn't have as good of synergy with Rise, but it's also turning any discard into exile. And shuts down any of my opponent's grave and death interactions. Which have been worth it so far.

Aether Snap is also counters, and my meta currently has a frequen Atraxa super friends player, so it's currently worth running. Without that player, i'd probably be running damnation in that slot.

Shizo is good. but, I don't think I have enough targets for it. I've got 6 creatures along with Marit Lage and my commander who usually shouldn't be a creature. If it was any creature it'd be worth it. but as it is, i've been happy enough without it. Especially since most of my legends have evasion of some kind.

June 19, 2017 12:35 a.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

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Avg. CMC 3.73
Tokens 2/2 Zombie, Liliana, 20/20 Avatar, 1/1 Human Cleric, 1/1 Faerie Rogue, Nixilis
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