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Creature — Zombie
Whenever this or another nontoken Zombie you control dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.
wallisface on Modern Zombies
1 week ago
Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia is already a decent token generator - if you’re looking for more Headless Rider does a good job also.
I think the thing to keep in mind with zombies is that their strength is in their ability to play very aggressively - if a game goes long you’re in trouble. So try not to focus too much into the grindy options, as you’ll often lose those interactions.
nlidmaster on Mono-black zomboys
4 months ago
This deck looks really solid! One of my close friends has been running a blue and black zombie deck for a while. I think your deck would benefit a lot from Cryptbreaker. Can generate zombies and card draw. Foulmire Knight is also a solid option.
As much as I love Grave Titan, depending on how fast/competitive you want this deck to be, he is going to slow you down a lot. I think Diregraf Colossus could be a strong replacement.
Lord of the Accursed can also be a game winning zombie lord. Although Consume Spirit adds to the lifegain idea, you still need at least three mana to cast it, and even then its not doing much work for you. Murderous Rider can not only serve as removal, but is alternatively a zombie with lifelink.
Cards I'd take out to replace with the ones I receommended would be Consume Spirit, Grave Titan, Graf Harvest, Headless Rider, and Shambling Ghast.
These of course are personal suggestions, you do what makes you happy!
thefiresoflurve on Grimgrin - Needs your Help
5 months ago
Yylon Thanks for the info, graveyard dimir zombies sounds fun.
A few potential cuts, subject to your playtesting experience:
Dread Summons - sorcery speed, and the zombies come in tapped, so right away I'm not horribly impressed. I'd cut this unless your table runs incredibly heavy creature decks and you get upwards of 6 zombies from it consistently.
Similarly, Dark Salvation seems a bit too mana intensive for what it does, although I will admit I am biased because I like board wipes more than targeted removal (Esper gang).
All of your enchantments look really amazing. Open the Graves may be able to be cut, since it's a strictly worse version of Headless Rider in this deck.
Endless Ranks of the Dead is another maybe-cut, crazy as it sounds. I think this card is a bit win-more. It is really fun, though...
Similarly, Empty the Laboratory. If you have enough zombies on the field to make it impactful, you're probably already winning. It's also sorcery speed in a deck that sucks at giving haste.
Champion of the Perished can be cut. It isn't bad, but a vanilla 110/110 is just as easy to block as a 2/2.
All of this is, of course, barring any idiosyncrasies of your playgroups - maybe Champion of the Perished singlehandedly wins games for you. I think you have a really solid deck here, and just need to play some more and figure out what works in practice and what doesn't.
TheOfficialCreator on Dimir Zombie Tribal
8 months ago
If you throw in a Pitiless Plunderer then you can go infinite with Carrion Feeder and Gravecrawler ;)
Even besides that Plunderer is a good card
Headless Rider might also work decently in this deck.
sdtech58 on The Scarab God Zombie Tribal
8 months ago
Gray Merchant of Asphodel - life drain/gain. Bounce him a few times for maximum benefit
Havengul Lich - reanimation source. Has underperformed in games for me. Borderline
Headless Rider - tokens
Midnight Reaper - card draw
Murderous Rider - spot removal if needed. Versatile
Noxious Ghoul - one-sided board wipe potential
Plague Belcher - potential sac outlet, death trigger payoff
Relentless Dead - recurrence, reanimate
Shepherd of Rot - life drain. ALL players. Don't kill yourself...
Sidisi, Undead Vizier - tutor, sac outlet and big body
Undead Augur - card draw
Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver - alternate commander. Tokens and sac outlet
Zombie Master - reanimation, swampwalk. Nice when Urborg is on the field!!
sdtech58 on I'm gonna cleave you
8 months ago
Need to get that overall CMC down and add more low-cost permanents. Gravecrawler, Relentless Dead, Cryptbreaker, Graveborn Muse, Headless Rider would be a few i'd recommend. I'd use Wonder instead of Eternal Skylord, as it will be easy to get Wonder to your graveyard. Ditch the high CMC Sorceries. If you're spending 5 or 6 mana on something, it needs to have the potential to significantly change the game. The only 2 cards you have at 5 CMC that I'd keep are Open the Graves and the Liliana walker. I'd try to get to 28 - 30 creatures. Consider Dimir Signet and Coldsteel Heart as additions for more ramp. Sorin doesn't fit the theme at all and he's high CMC.
Zarthalius on Zombo-Combo
9 months ago
I love zombie decks! It’s one of my favorite themes but I stayed mono-black with mine. But I know there are good black/blue zombie cards like one that will give all zombie tokens Hexproof I believe or another that gives them flying. Just use an Advanced Search on Scryfall.com to find them. When it comes to non-mono black, I just don’t prefer the “mill” theme that comes with blue; I love the reanimated swarm theme black focuses on. Anyways, here is the "zombie" I know:
For added consistency with Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver, you could consider Diregraf Colossus and Headless Rider. I know they don’t work nicely with the Death Tyrant + Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver combo but here is how all 3 of them are really nice:
- Sac Gravecrawler to Phyrexian Altar with Diregraf Colossus, Headless Rider, and/or Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver = Infinite Zombie Tokens
- In that combo, subing Phyrexian Altar out with cards like Carrion Feeder = 1Zombie per 1Swamp And Carrion Feeder Gets Big
As a Rooftop Storm backup, you may want to consider Liliana, Untouched By Death (-3 ability). Her with Shambling Ghast (Search the Body) plus a sac outlet; or, Her with Phyrexian Altar and any 1 drop zombie make a 1 turn infinite cycle fueling any ETB and death triggers. Liliana, Untouched By Death's -3 ability effectively turns any 1 drop zombie like Shambling Ghast, Carrion Feeder, Champion of the Perished, and Cryptbreaker -into- Gravecrawlers for 1 turn. Basically, she'll increase your consistency getting your combos rolling.
- Champion of the Perished is really good when your constantly making zombies ETB.
- Consider using Blasting Station as a sac outlet too. For example, any time you sac with the station during a combo, the combo will also do 1-dmg per cycle. And, if the combo is making zombies, the station will untap too.
- Black Market can also get out of hand when doing sac combos. It can really help when the combo is not infinite. It also makes people think harder about the cost of boardwiping.
Anyways cool seeing the Death Tyrant + Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver combo; I hadn’t seen that one yet!
Zarthalius on Endless Death
10 months ago
Black Market can also get out of hand when doing sac combos. Also, imagine it's charge after a board wipe. Would anyone even want to board wipe if you had Blasting Station out? You'd easily be able to get another zombie out so you can keep recasting and sacing Gravecrawler to the station with all that black market mana.
Thinking more about that for-mentioned combo, you don't even need to sac the zombie token. You only need to sac Gravecrawler to the station (1 dmg). Make a token (if Headless Rider is out). Cast Gravecrawler from the graveyard, untap the station. Repeat. You'd get your zombie swarm and gravecrawler would be doing 1 dmg per cycle.
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