Creature — Zombie Knight
Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent loses 1 life.
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|Core Set 2020 (M20)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Uncommon|
Combos Browse all
- Corpse Knight + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Walking Ballista
- Corpse Knight + Felidar Guardian + Spark Double
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Corpse Knight Discussion
4 days ago
Not sure what budget you're trying to stay in but some good pick ups/things to trade into if given the opportunity for this deck would be
Stoneforge Mystic - grabs anything you could ever need in an equipment deck and has an ability that gets around counter magic but being unbanned in modern made this stupid expensive. Relic Seeker does an okay impression for much less though
Knight Exemplar - $13 bucks was almost bulk before this commander was spoiled but its arguably the best lord for knights
Puresteel Paladin - $17 mostly spiked because of modern cheerios builds but its basically the glue that holds most equipment decks together. Providing both card draw and utility.
Swords to Plowshares - $2.5 currently the best removal spell in white and slots into any white deck with ease
Corpse Knight - the drain is a nice way to get around a clogged board state
6 days ago
2 weeks ago
While a lot of cards go infinite with Ashnod's Altar, I think having Midnight Guard with an attached Presence of Gond can actually be used without Altar as a combat win, and as an alternate target for removal. Cast Presence on Guard when you've ready to combo off with Tayam, and suddenly the table is more threatened by the potentially infinite Elves you've created on the previous player's end step.
Vesperlark is a cheap uncommon out of Modern Horizons that I'm sure most EDH players can find at their local store's bulk bin, and allows you to effectively grab 2 creatures to trigger that Corpse Knight instead of one.
Devoted Druid should be moved to the main, and you should totally add Centaur Garden and Hashep Oasis, too. Cast Druid, and if it survives one round, you've got infinite instant speed mill with Tayam. Getting Corpse Knight, Promise of Bunrei, and a Carrion Feeder has never been easier.
3 weeks ago
I used to play a lot more of the ETB trigger cards, but cut them for more of the Toolbox theme. But I know where you're coming from. Since Mardu is very good at both tokens and aggro, you can be really selective with the few you use for your aggro suite...I would focus on ones that do something along with the tokens or make really good tokens. Corpse Knight, Angel of Invention, Sling-Gang Lieutenant, Ogre Battledriver, and Priest of the Blood Rite are some examples I can think of. Resolute Blademaster + Mirror Entity is one of my common win-cons if I have to go aggro and overwhelm the board with my somewhat tiny creatures.
You can easy accidentally slide or purposely build into full-on Aristocrats, which along with the ETB damage also deals leaving the battlefield damage with more of the Sir Konrad effects like Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist and more cheap, efficient token makers.
Being conscious of yard-filling cards is always a trick. I would run at least 10 that can get cards from your hand and deck into your graveyard, and a few sacrifice outlets (another 5 or so) to get them off the board. Of course, having extra reanimation is a great idea to get at those things you dumped in case someone neutralizes your commander. I will never get tired of recommending Perpetual Timepiece, since it both mills and saves your good things from exile. Mire Triton has also been impressive recently.
Some of my choices for places to look for cuts (if you're struggling) include Marchesa's Decree, Leave/Chance, Batwing Brume, Sands of Delirium, Quietus Spike, and Raving Dead. Don't feel pressured if any of these are pet cards that you think work really well, they are just my picks for ones we can find replacements to work better for your deck.
3 weeks ago
I like the Priest of Forgotten Gods. It seems good for card advantage and draining, which is what I was trying to get at recommending Qarsi Sadist. That might just be better though. Do not cut Corpse Knight because it seems important to your strategy at the moment. I still like Bloodsoaked Champion because you never run out of things to recur. However, you can always have a couple of Hunted Witness or Garrison Cat which replace themselves for more targets.
3 weeks ago
Thanks for the feedback Swilliam. I didn't know about Pitiless Pontiff or Qarsi Sadist, good suggestions. I agree about needing another sac outlet. I was considering Priest of Forgotten Gods but I think she might be too fragile to be useful in Pioneer. Should I swap out Corpse Knight for one of them?
4 weeks ago
I love this deck so much man. Have you thought about making a discord for more conversation and keeping the deck and commander alive?
I've always had a softspot for toolbox and reanimator, and this deck covers it haha
Or (lol) you could use Tayam, Luminous Enigma's ability to pull up Animate Dead/Dance of the Dead/Necromancy to get Leonin Relic-Warder to get infinite etb or death triggers to win from Blood Artist or Corpse Knight!
+1 for sure man, great job!
1 month ago
Uh... Im not sure you know what your commander does based on your creature pool. On a scale of 1-10, i would rate this a 1.5, but i'll help you with that. You might as well be running Golos, Tireless Pilgrim. You have a small number of Dragons in the deck, and I noticed a bunch of useless non-dragon creatures in the deck.
32 lands is wayyyy to few, and you have an awful mana base, even on a budget, having only 1 tri-land and a random af arrangement of shock and gain lands.
You have little ramp, if any, which will slow you down greatly in a format such as commander Another concern is your lack of mana rocks. Why only one signet?
Your removal is pathetic, to be honest, with only one murder. Removal is IMPORTANT in commander, being used at both utility and a rich bargaining tool in the political side of the format.
But enough with flaming the deck, here is what I would put it.
First off, let's talk about your commander. It supports a heavy dragon tribal theme, and you want nearly all of your creatures creatures that either add to this theme or ramp you to get him out earlier. If you are to be running a non dragon creature, make sure it is a utility creature such as Reclamation Sage that can either ramp you or get rid of problems on the board.
Here is what I would cut if i was building him:
Ajani's Pridemate - No lifegain synergy and bad creature in EDH
Brineborn Cutthroat - A 2/2 with flash wont cut it in Ur
Corpse Knight - No sacrifice theme
Dreadmalkin - cmon, really?
Empyrean Eagle - Other cards do this a lot more efficiently
Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch - No madness or counter theme
Faerie Vandal - just no
Garenbrig Carver - bad in general
Gravedigger - not a dragon
Grumgully, the Generous - not efficent
Venerable Knight - no synergy in deck
Manalith - You can keep it in, but it isn't very good
Compelling Argument - 0 MILL THEME!!!
Here is what I would add:
Dryad of the Ilysian Grove - Can ramp you AND fix your mana
Dragonspeaker Shaman - cuts down mana cost drastically
Dragonlord Kolaghan - Haste enabler and good beater
Dragonlord Dromoka - game winning lockdown effect
Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund - haste enabler
Kokusho, the Evening Star - good beater with amazing ability
Birds of Paradise - great mana dork
ALL the signets (Emphasis on ALL)
All tri-lands from Tarkir and Alara
Try to get all 10 fetch and shock lands if at all possible
This is just a few thing I think the deck could need, obviously it needs ore board wipes and wincons, however this is a good place to start. I want to be clear, I dont hate the deck, but I Think it needs improvements to become and 8. For your first commander deck, it's just fine. Thanks for reading. Cheers