Put any number of target creature cards from your graveyard on top of your library.
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Forever Young Discussion
6 days ago
I might consider putting inKnight of the Ebon Legion which cost 1.96, a turn one card that can come in handy with deathtouch or in late game with counters. Corpse Knight cost 0.18, it can be useful as an occasional lifegain card, but more than 2 Corpse Knight shouldn't go in the deck. The final card is Forever Young which can all around be useful, might not be needed, but just a suggestion
1 week ago
Forever Young/Gravepurge are both great ways to reanimate any creatures from your graveyard with Bolas's Citadel (even triggering Syr Konrad's ability.
Tortured Existence is in my opinion much better than Phyrexian Reclamation in reanimator orientated decks and is "cheaper" to use. I use it in my Syr Konrad's For the Void as part of the engine, together with Desecrated Tomb (which also makes BLACK tokens for Ayara) + Phyrexian Altar to go infinite.
Songs of the Damned, Crypt of Agadeem, Everglades - are all nice and cheap ramp cards for mono black decks.
Overall, the decklist looks pretty good! :)
2 weeks ago
Check some Shirei decks, most creatures have just 1 power, so they can sac/reanimate all the time and its pretty sick :)
Village Rites is better version of Altar's Reap
Black Market can be very good, especially if you can go crazy and put tons of counters on it.. or it just eats removal instead of some more important card in your deck.
Tortured Existence - absolutely great creature retrieval just for and can go crazy with your Desecrated Tomb. I use it in combination of Phyrexian Altar as infinite etb/etg engine. Bitter Ordeal to exile everyone's library; Emergence Zone to make it instant speed if needed.
Hell's Caretaker can be fairly good reanimator for Shirei aswell.
Crypt of Agadeem,Dark Ritual,Bubbling Muck,Songs of the Damned are cheap for mana ramp.
Mutilate is just board version of Defile, might aswell use both?
Altar of the Brood easy mill just for that triggers upon any permanent you play.
Insidious Dreams - to cast your combos from top of your library if you manage to keep Bolas's Citadel on board. Forever Young/Gravepurge for casting creatures from your graveyard (top of your library with Bolas's Citadel).
Blanket of Night if you get more non-swamp lands and you're on low budget. Its just cheaper enchantment version of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.
Call the Bloodline could be easy way to get creatures into your graveyard, get some sacrifice dork and reanimate them later.
Priest of Forgotten Gods this pretty lady could be a nice addition to Shirei aswell, if you get some cards that make sacrifice dorks/etc. blahblah
3 weeks ago
For your Desecrated Tomb, I would just add Tortured Existence (goes infinite with Phyrexian Altar) to make silly amount of tokens for Ayara (or just any black card, lol).
Nice card to add is Gravepurge, which is the same as Forever Young, but is Instant and costs more.
1 month ago
This is a cute list.
I feel like with the number of other 1/2 mana zombies and a well planned sideboard (15 Duress variants is an option) you might be able to swing an fnm or two, which is wild for a singleton list.
Specifically, I'd look at Gray Merchant of Asphodel Rotting Rats,Foulmire Knight, Midnight Reaper, the 1 mana cast from graveyard zombies, and value options like Graveborn Muse or Necromancer's Stockpile
I don't like Forever Young type effects outside of combos where you draw your entire library. Another zombie will almost always be more useful.
Good luck and happy brewing.
1 month ago
I've reduced the number of lands and add more creature ramp, added Merchant of the Vale, added more interaction Bedevil, Chaos Warp, Duress and Inquisition of Kozilek and additional recursion Forever Young. Bottom line is if you play this deck everyone knows what is coming and you have to be ready for it.
2 months ago
Looks like it could be fun to play. I might replace Banehound with either Eye Collector or Serrated Scorpion. I like the idea of Aid the Fallen and Forever Young in the sideboard, maybe with Ob-Nixilus or Underworld Dreams so that if you are playing against a slower deck you just keep bringing back your 1-drops with deathtouch and let your opponent draw him-/her-self to death. +1
5 months ago
Sounds like a job for Insurrection.
It also kinda looks like you're trying to build a combo deck, what with the Congregation at Dawn and specific 3 creatures you want out, in which case Genesis Wave, Genesis Hydra, Lurking Predators, Kamahl's Druidic Vow, Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire, See the Unwritten, Atla Palani, Nest Tender, Aid from the Cowl, Warp World, Divergent Transformations, Indomitable Creativity, Reality Scramble, and Genesis Storm are your options for cheating out multiple creatures off the top of your deck. You'd then want to shore up your tutors (not having blue hurts here, but black is king) to be able to consistently grab Congregation at Dawn.
The other option (or perhaps in addition to) is to go reanimator. Buried Alive+Balthor the Defiled, Champion of Stray Souls, All Hallow's Eve, Immortal Servitude, Pyrrhic Revival, or Rise of the Dark Realms.
Tutors can serve each plan equally, and it keeps the deck from doing the same thing every time, which is good for casual play. Also, if you throw in Footbottom Feast, Gravepurge, Forever Young, and/or Bone Harvest, Buried Alive interacts with Genesis Wave and friends.