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AINT NO PARTY like an UNDEAD party..

Commander / EDH Tribal Zombie



What you are looking at here is the finest zombie EDH deck in all the land.

There are 3 main win conditions in this deck. We can swing with a horde of giant flying zombies, courtesy of Levitation and Coat of Arms (as well as the various lords). We can land a Mortal Combat with a full grave and auto-win at the beginning of our upkeep. Or we can use our devotion to black to win with Gray Merchant of Asphodel. The first two are simple enough to pull off, but let me explain a little bit about how this deck can pull off huge devotion out of nowhere.

For a huge Gray Merchant of Asphodel trigger, we need to get a lot of black mana symbols out there, and I've come up with a fun way of doing that.

It requires Rooftop Storm and Sidisi, Undead Vizier for a lower devotion count. For serious effect, we need Panharmonicon out.

OK, so let's assume we've got at least one creature, Rooftop Storm, and Panharmonicon on the battlefield. Cast Sidisi, Undead Vizier. Panharmonicon will trigger, allowing you to exploit a second creature to search out a second card. Exploit Sidisi to herself, as well as the least valuable creature on the battlefield. Search out Gravedigger and Diregraf Colossus. Cast Diregraf Colossus and then Gravedigger. Diregraf Colossus will give you a zombie for Gravedigger. With Gravedigger, get back Sidisi, Undead Vizier. Now you continue like that, exploiting Sidisi, Undead Vizier to herself, and using the Panharmonicon trigger to exploit one of the free 2/2 zombie tokens from Diregraf Colossus. Each time, you get a high black devotion zombie (such as hell dozer, Vengeful Pharoah , Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Geralf's Messenger, or any of the many zombies with 2 black symbols.) as well as a zombie that lets you get Sidisi, Undead Vizier back from the grave. These include the aforementioned Gravedigger, Possessed Skaab, Sibsig Muckdraggers , Gravespawn Sovereign, Havengul Lich. By re-using Sidisi this way, you develop a huge devotion to black. When we finally drop Gray Merchant of Asphodel, the devotion will be nice and big, and Panharmonicon will double it.

You can also see how if you are able to, getting out Mikaeus, the Unhallowed early in the process will allow for even more shenanigans, as our Zoms gain undying. This allows you to damn near break Sidisi, Undead Vizier.

Anyway, that's the break down of how this deck is meant to run. You may notice that I don't have all the cards mentioned in this description in the actual deck yet, but I just need to get them ordered up.



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kellen.rice says... #2

The Scarab God perhaps? He could be in the deck or just something that is interchangeable with gisa and geralf.

August 9, 2017 8:25 p.m.

maxon says... #3

kellen.rice: The Scarab God is already in the maybeboard. He will definitely be picked up eventually, but not until his price comes down.

August 9, 2017 9:57 p.m.

kellen.rice says... #4

Oh I see I didn't really look at the maybeboard.

August 9, 2017 10:24 p.m.

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Date added 9 months
Last updated 1 week

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.06
Tokens 1/1 Zombie Wizard, 2/2 Zombie
Folders Zombie Tribal EDH
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Revision 15 (2 weeks ago)

-1 Zombie Outlander main
+1 Paradoxical Outcome main
+1 Geralf's Messenger main
-1 Death Baron main
+1 Reliquary Tower main
-1 Drift of Phantasms main
-1 Risen Executioner main
+1 Death Baron main
+1 Duskmantle Seer main
+1 Dimir Signet main
+1 Gravedigger main
+1 Rooftop Storm main
-1 Secrets of the Dead main
-1 Swamp main
+1 Phyrexian Reclamation main
+1 Sanguimancy main
-1 Zombie Master main
-1 Rooftop Storm main
-1 Swiftfoot Boots main
-1 Cemetery Reaper main

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