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Creature — Zombie Wizard
When Gleaming Overseer enters the battlefield, amass 1. (Put a +1/+1 counter on an Army you control. If you don't control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)
Zombie tokens you control have hexproof and menace.
Gleaming Overseer Discussion
1 week ago
1 week ago
I don't like Relentless Advance . It's narrow and only 3 power for 4 cost.
1 week ago
Personally, I don't like amass decks, but I'll do my best to help you out.
You need more creatures. Specifically cheap ones to get you to the mid-late game. Lazotep Reaver and Gleaming Overseer both somewhat fit those criteria, and give you a bit of amass effect too. Lazotep Plating offers protection and an early amass. Eternal Skylord is increasing that mana curve again, but it offers you some reach and protection you sorely need. I'd advise doing some testing on Bleeding Edge , because it's a removal help and amasses, but it's a double-black cost at turn three and comes out at sorcery speed. There's just not a good replacement for Cast Down in these colors. Sorry.
You wouldn't think of putting The Royal Scions in this deck normally, but it's grixis colors, gives you card filtering, and can give trample to your massive army to finish out games, so it's worth considering at least. Barge In isn't bad for trample either.
Now, to make room for all these suggestions, we need to take out some cards too. Relentless Advance is narrow, and for only 3 power you're spending four mana. Ill-Gotten Inheritance is low-impact and expensive. Cast Down and Fountain of Renewal just rotated. Since we're adding more creatures, Invade the City isn't as good, but it's still worth putting in the deck so I'd recommend going down to two copies of it. Widespread Brutality also loses some of its value since it now eliminates your creatures too, so maybe 2-3 copies of it as well.
I think with Fountain of Renewal and Ill-Gotten Inheritance you were too focused on not losing so much life from Dreadhorde Invasion . In this meta, you need to be prepared to lose life from your own cards. That card will only get you in trouble if you go late-game and can't draw Enter the God-Eternals .
I think WOTC will expand on the army creature-type, and then amass will have more of a place. But possibly only after all the amass effects have rotated just for balancing.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Thanks, these are really great suggestions. I'll take out a Dreadhorde Invasion (I have been killed by it once or twice). I just traded for another Tomebound Lich so he'll go in. I'll try Aether Tunnel , Angrath, Captain of Chaos , and Gleaming Overseer too. I was considering one Bolas's Citadel for late game since when all goes well this deck can give me pretty insane amounts of life to spend - what do you think? You're right about Flux Channeler ; he's only good sometimes.
1 month ago
I feel like Flux Channeler doesn't get off much. Consider replacing with Gleaming Overseer to help protect your Zombie Army and get it through defenses. -- If you feel Flux Channeler is really working for you, Tomebound Lich could be replaced instead. I feel there's a chance he's not as effective in practice as he is on paper.
Consider Aether Tunnel to help your big Zombie Army get through defenses unscathed and boost there power a little quicker. It also synergizes with Audacious Thief since he's weak and won't survive too many attack attempts otherwise. Also synergizes with the Lifelink creatures a small bit to make sure they can keep banging away at boosting Bloodthirsty Aerialist .
Angrath, Captain of Chaos might also have a place in this deck.
Four Dreadhorde Invasion might be too many. - If you have too many out there, you're taking a lot of damage each turn. Additionally, its value isn't fully realized until the next turn, so its not necessarily much help when you need an immediate answer. Maybe remove one of them.
2 months ago
Not satisfied with Mutilate , looking for another cheap boardwipe
2 months ago
First of all, you should add the tag CMDR after Varina, Lich Queen in the Edit menu so it is identified as your commander.
Finally, I would swap 2 of your Signets for the 2 missing Talismans, and prepare to swap the third Signet for the incoming Arcane Signet ^^
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