Jhessian Zombies

Jhessian Zombies

Creature — Zombie Warrior

Fear (This creature can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.)

Islandcycling {{2}}, swampcycling {{2}} ({{2}}, Discard this card: Search your library for an Island or Swamp card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.)

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Common
Alara Reborn (ARB) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Noble Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pauper Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal

Jhessian Zombies Discussion

Xenerai on Zombinstein

2 months ago

if this deck is for casual then i'd say its pretty alright for a fun break from the norm. Only 10 cards short of a commander deck too if you want to go that route. But if you're looking for more competitiveness, I'd say to do the following:

The first thing we need to do before anything, is to figure out the strategy we're going for. Obviously a token based liliana deck is way out of reasonable budgets. The blue you added does give me an idea for a control based zombie deck.

So the first thing to do is remove the cards above 60 that we wouldn't need, along with cards that will don't either assist or protect our strategies. I would start by removing the following: 2 - Advanced Stitchwing. 2 - Certain Death. 1 - Collective Brutality. 1 - Corrupt. 1 - Corrupted Roots. 2 - Disentomb. 1 - Doom Blade. 1 - Essence Harvest. 1 - Gnawing Zombie. 1 - Grixis Slavedriver. 1 - Grixis Grimblade. 1 - Hunted Ghoul. 1 - Haunted Dead. 3 - Ingenious Skaab. 4 - Laboratory Brute. 1 - Lamplighter of Selhoff. 1 - Maalfeld Twins. 2 - Macabre Waltz. 2 - Midnight Recovery. 1 - Mistvein Borderpost. 1 - Moan of the Unhallowed. 2 - Paranoid Delusions. 1 - Polluted Dead. 2 - Psychic Strike. 1 - Recover. 1 - Rise from the Grave. 1 - Scrapskin Drake. 1 - Shambling Attendants. 1 - Sibsig Host. 1 - Sibsig Muckdraggers. 1 - Sidisi's Pet. 1 - Sip of Hemlock. 1 - Skinrender. 1 - Spineless Thug. 1 - Stitched Mangler. 2 - Thraben Foulbloods. 1 - Strange Augmentation. 1 - Undead Executioner. 1 - Zombie Outlander. 15 - Swamp. 10 - Island.

It IS Quite a lot, but it's because we need to make room for the cards that'll make the bulk of our strategy, not to mention there are cheaper, better alternatives to most of these cards (lands were removed because the mana base will be changed later). With these cards taken out, that leaves us with the following: 3 - Cemetery Recruitment. 1 - Ghastly Conscription. 1 - Sign in Blood. 1 - Graf Harvest. 1 - Rooftop Storm. 2 - Gavony Unhallowed. 1 - Jhessian Zombies. 1 - Vedalken Ghoul.

these are pretty linearly focused for an effective strategy. to fluff out the rest of the cards for the deck, I'd recommend:

+1 - Cemetery Recruitment. +3 - Sign in Blood. +4 - Mana Leak. +3 - Duress. +3 - Vedalken Ghoul. +3 - Jhessian Zombies. +1 - Rooftop Storm. +4 - Go for the Throat. +4 - Rotting Rats. +3 - Claim / Fame.

Epicurus on Niv's Misfits

5 months ago

Also update - just replaced Jhessian Zombies with Mnemonic Betrayal. Which brings up a point that may be useful in your own attempt at the deck design. It's not often "take this card out for something else that does the same thing better," because you have to keep track of color pairs. Like, there's a ton of spells I'd like to include in Izzet and Gruul, but can't because I want to keep it even. Not to mention mana rocks and mana dorks, which are colorless or monocolor. I'm also likely limiting myself by running a lot of cascade (one of the effects of which is that I shy away from spells like Aurelia's Fury, because of the X cost).

Good luck in your own deck. If you finish a draft of it and post it on this website, post a link to it here so I can check it out!

Epicurus on Niv's Misfits

5 months ago

TolarianScientist, your concern is real. At the moment, I'm running 16 spells which deal with that concern:

For a hot second, I also had Atzocan Seer on the list, but dropped it in favor of including more offense as a tradeoff for losing mana production (I removed it for Knight of New Alara).

The problem with mana dorks is that none of the best ones are color pairs. With any other 5-color commander, this decklist would look totally different.

I like your suggestion of borderposts. Right now, the Spells I'd most consider removing are Merfolk Skydiver, Rise of the Hobgoblins, Deathbringer Liege, Terminate and Dovin, Grand Arbiter. Of those spells, how many and which would you replace with borderposts of the same colors?

Sorry for the long response.

Rhyno52 on Dimir mill oppressive

4 years ago

I would recommend to cut Jhessian Zombies and maybe Manic Scribe because you dont know if there will be 4 or more card types in his deck. I suggest Thought Scour and Pilfered Plans.

Gandolfini on Most powerful casual decks

4 years ago

I'm thinking it's not always fun to play the most powerful deck for casual play, but rather to mix overpowered cards with bad cards.An example is Nicol Bolas' deck from DOTP 2013, he plays multiple Moxes, followed by the terrible Gem of Becoming and Jhessian Zombies.You can buy proxy cards that don't use any copyright imagery or icons online.