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Stickboy101, I've been tinkering around with Creeping Chill and I moved a playset to the sideboard. I think they should come in against aggressive burn decks which deal damage faster than this build. I'm also considering maindecking 1-2 Macabre Waltz, which may be useful when you need a discarded Doom Whisperer, but I would have to cut removal to make room, and I think the deck needs as much removal as possible.
Thanks Apex_killjoy02! And that's a good question. I think the deck is consistent, fast and resilient enough to be competitive against multi-colored decks. Actually, I think the deck is much stronger now than it was pre-rotation with the addition of Doom Whisperer, Barrier of Bones, Necrotic Wound, and Severed Strands. My main concern is dealing with white decks running Remorseful Cleric, or decks sideboarding Sentinel Totem or Silent Gravestone. If my graveyard is cleared, I can fill it up again, or I can bring in Duress, Never Happened, or Sorcerous Spyglass from the sideboard to try to catch a threat before it's played.
September 22, 2018 2:04 p.m.
Thanks for the comment Stickboy101, good point about Creeping Chill. I considered including the playset, but I'm not running any discard-enablers and I worry that my hand will get clogged with 4-cost Chills. I'll have to test it out to know for sure tho.
September 20, 2018 11:55 p.m.
I have tried using Prized Amalgam in similar Zombie Vial builds, and I've found that Amalgams are only worth including if you are running numerous creatures with return to battlefield abilities. In my Grave Blaster (Sultai Reanimator) deck, I run self-mill with Bloodghast, Gravecrawler, Vengevine, and Skaab Ruinator, so the Amalgams work well. Otherwise, the Amalgams usually end up being vanilla 3/3s for 3 mana, and other cards have better value.
September 19, 2018 4:44 p.m.
cxcharlie, "tribal" could refer to two things - First, in general, when a deck focuses on a particular creature type or tribe (for example, zombies, elves, goblins, etc), it is said to be a tribal deck. Second, there was a separate card type released back in the Lorywen block called "Tribal," which is referrenced in Tarmogoyf's explanatory text. Here is an example: Tarfire
September 19, 2018 11:51 a.m.
Thanks Legendary_penguin_of_death, great point. I've been too focused on mana cost. I'll up the number of Flings.
September 14, 2018 8:06 p.m.
Hey landofMordor, I really like the deck!! Thud would be a great addition!
September 6, 2018 6:12 p.m.
Thanks Kingsqueen! I had not considered Corpsejack Menace, but it's an interesting option. It only triggers the additional +1/+1 counter when a Diregraf Colossus or Unbreathing Horde enter the battlefield, while zombie lords always buff zombies and cost 1 less mana, so the Menace is probably not the most efficient choice for this build.
September 6, 2018 1:04 p.m.
Relentless Dead could help bring back a Colossus or Horde, but its ability requires it to die, so I'm conflicted about it.
September 5, 2018 1:18 a.m.
Thanks DeviousPenguin666!! I'm conflicted about the ratio of Death Barons to Lord of the Undeads. The idea is to use the latter to return discarded Diregraf Colossus' and Unbreathing Hordes to my hand. I'll keep tinkering with the ratio.
September 2, 2018 10:39 p.m.
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