Army of the Damned

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Mythic Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Mythic Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Mythic Rare

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Tokens

Army of the Damned

Sorcery

Create thirteen tapped 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

Army of the Damned Discussion

squadcarxmar on

1 week ago

I don't know how much you want but I'm going to recommend some cards as a Teysa, Orzhov Scion fan.

Planar Cleansing or Hour of Revelation is great in EDH to start the board over all over again. Merciless Eviction is something you should definitely keep in the deck by the way.

Anointed Procession is really good for doubling up on token effects. Requiem Angel and Field of Souls can be really nice too. Army of the Damned can provide a lot of bodies to work with. I've won with Army of the Damned and Maw of the Obzedat before. Storm Herd is an absolute beast too.

Two artifacts that you should consider are Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar . These can let you go infinite if you also get a Darkest Hour or a Painter's Servant . I have a Darkest Hour in mine, can't justify the price of the Painter's Servant yet. Either way both of those Altars are great with or without going infinite.

Illusionist's Bracers are great on Teysa, Orzhov Scion and Maw of the Obzedat should you include one as well. Three tokens to exile two creatures? Yes, please. In theory, if you have a Maw with the Bracers out and you Storm Herd at 40 life, you can sacrifice 5 of them and have 35 11/11 flying pegasus. Great card, I think it's underrated.

Also consider getting gravepact and/or Dictate of Erebos and maybe a Martyr's Bond too. You may not exile creatures with Teysa when they're out because of the way the stack works and if you sacrifice three creatures they'll sacrifice theirs before Teysa can exile it, but it's extremely good to keep your creatures out and have everyone else open.

epartica on Black is still the best

1 month ago

7H30F7 I appreciate the suggestions! However, this is indeed a budget deck to an extent. I would like to spend at most 15 dollars on a card but for the moment I would only really be willing to spend 5 because that will end up being 20. Originally I ran a bunch of Culling the Weak and Dark Ritual , which was how I was able to cast Army of the Damned in tell so one told me that not Modern legal. So, I love the idea of Undead Augur because that is card draw and triggers for Endless Ranks of the Dead . Grave Pact is kind of my staple of this deck and the hole reason for making it. So i'd like to make this more control I guess? What do you mean by tempo?

7H30F7 on Black is still the best

1 month ago

It seems like you're trying to keep the price of the deck low, but here are some suggestions. Some of them are not wallet-friendly but there are cheaper alternatives if you search for them:

Planeswalkers: Not sure why you wouldn't run any Liliana of the Veil or Liliana, the Last Hope . If you wanna be a little out of the ordinary, you could run a Sorin Markov

Instants/Sorceries: - You don't run any of the very powerful hand control cards. Thoughtseize , Inquisition of Kozilek , Collective Brutality can make a black deck much more viable as it makes up for the fact that you have 0 ramp. Another thing black is really good at which you don't take advantage of is creature control. Fatal Push , Diabolic Edict , Dismember and such are really helpful since you want to get rid of as many of your opponent's creatures. With 20 lands and no ramp, Army of the Damned kind of sucks. You are not control oriented enough to wait that long to get those 8 lands necessary

Creatures: Since a part of your deck is sacrificing your humans for more zombies, you definitely want to run some Dark Confidant s. The addition card draw can really make or break games. Undead Augur could also be some pretty good card draw. Since you wanna go Zombies, I would recommend adding some Zombie lords, like Death Baron . If you want the deck to be more effective, then add more cards that actually interact with the number of zombies you have rather than just generate more. Do just go wide, you wanna go big as well. If you want, it could be interesting if you splashed blue and added The Scarab God , but it's up to you whether or not you want to break the mono color.

Enchantments: Okay, you have wayyyy too many enchantments. While it can be fun, all those 4-mana enchantments are not going to help you overall. They are too slow, and you don't have the control to wait until they become powerful. I recommend dropping Grave Pact and picking up something else that can help you either control better or be more aggro/tempo.

Lands: General tip: Unless you are planning to use nonbasic land hate, have as close to 0 lands as possible. Lands can be extraordinarily powerful, and only having basic lands is a bit of a waste.

Overall, I think you need to either commit to control or aggro/tempo. The deck is currently in a limbo state where it's too slow to contend against any fast decks, and most good control decks can easily wipe your board clean. As someone who loves mono-black, I think tempo is a good way to go about the color, but to do that you need to find a fine balance between aggro and control that is often very hard to find.

squadcarxmar on Tokenz for Dayz

1 month ago

Sorry for double comment but wanted to also recommend Maw of the Obzedat which has won me plenty of games. Great when you generate tons of tokens especially with Storm Herd or Army of the Damned . And if you have Teysa, Orzhov Scion + Teysa Karlov with or without Anointed Procession ? You've won the game with 4-5 cards without going infinite. Example, if you had Army and those 4 other cards you could have 20 32/32 Zombies and if they die in combat you'll get 4 Spirits in their place.

Maizena on Lord of the Desert, Master of Death

1 month ago

Rooftop Storm + Gravecrawler + Grimgrin, Corpse-Born + Diregraf Captain is also an infinite combo!

I recomend runing Noxious Ghoul . It's awesome in your deck and it's very nice to cast Army of the Damned and wipe the table! lol

BMHKain on

3 months ago

@Yesterday: Damn. That might actually be useful; if I knew how the London Mulligan Works... Now back to 9 before the 100 card mark. About the Flashback ability: Would it be wise if I removed any others that lack in overall power? I mean, we got Echo of Eons , even self Exiling w/o that has stuff like Worst Fears & even Teferi's Protection .

Well, if you wanted to know what a Composite Prinny is; know that I've always wanted a battle to the death between both that & a Composite Moogle of Final Fantasy fame. Prinnies look like Penguins because that is how an individual becomes one; by having their soul stuffed into a shell of Demonic Life. Their favorite word is "Dood"; though I never trusted N1S America's Translation Accuracy. That's why I'm siding w/ Team Moogle, Kupo. At least PS1 Era-present SquareEnix seems consistent w/ translation.

My ideas for cuts?

  1. Spelltwine (Situational, especially I dun normally check Graves of others, remember, Gisa Sucks.)

Also for the Doomsday Package:

  1. Laboratory Maniac (Why not?)
  2. Gitaxian Probe Who doesn't?
  3. ???
  4. ???
  5. ???

I've no idea what else to add...

Wait, Is Spelltwine good here? What about Army of the Damned ?

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Army of the Damned occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.21%