Rotlung Reanimator

Rotlung Reanimator

Creature — Zombie Cleric

Whenever Rotlung Reanimator or another Cleric dies, put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Rotlung Reanimator Discussion

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

9 months ago

sub780lime I must've missed Agadeem's Awakening  Flip. There's no reason not to include it. Taborax, Hope's Demise can be fun, but he doesn't provide any value to this deck since we don't play many clerics. I could see him in a more cleric-centric shell with Rotlung Reanimator, Edgewalker, etc. Or, I'm sure he'd work well as a commander on his own, especially with Shadowborn Apostles.

VorelNailo on

10 months ago

The win-con is generally stacking aristocrat effects and recycling the graveyard over and over. Blasting Station, Cabal Archon, Relic Vial, and Wayward Disciple can deal a surprising amount of damage, and we can always just make an army of zombies with Rotlung Reanimator.

Wassy on Every demon has it's day

10 months ago

And then Zendikar Rising is spoiled and Taborax, Hope's Demise'is a perfect replacement for Rotlung Reanimator, you lose the zombie tokens but gain +1/+1 counters and card draw!!

Wassy on Clerics pray for demons (BW)

10 months ago

Had a somewhat similar deck based on Scion of Darkness and Dark Supplicant but found it to be very clunky to play. The Scion was always destroyed and cost too many clerics to work regularly. Looking over your deck you are at least 1-2 lands short and I would increase Orzhov Basilica to 4 of to give you a pseudo extra land (on average every second game when you should see it). Academy Rector doesn't work in this deck, its a 4 drop creature with few sac outlets to grab 1 of 2 enchantments, one of which is a 4 drop in itself. I would just play 4 Rite of Belzenlok which ties in well with Rotlung Reanimator and Twilight Prophet. Doing that makes Overwhelming Splendor too expensive to cast which you can replace with an extra Cabal Therapy (I would consider replacing Cabal Therapy with Duress to protect your demons/key clerics/general board position unless you know what decks you will be up against most of the time).

I recently revisited my deck after Rite of Belzenlok and Archfiend's Vessel which I think has given a more reliable deck. Moved the focus to a wider range of demon threats which I think has helped. Every demon has it's day if you want to check it out.

[email protected]_only on Gods and the clerics who worship them

2 years ago

needs more cleric tribal - I'd ditch the backup Orzhov subtheme ( Basilica Screecher , Crypt Ghast , Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts , & Tithe Taker ) and probably the Regal Bloodlord for some cleric support: Akroma's Devoted , Battlefield Medic , Battletide Alchemist , and Daru Spiritualist come to mind for that. Edgewalker is a must for the colors, and I'd probably ditch the monuments and obilisk of urd for more clerics - Alms Collector and Bygone Bishop give decent card draw, Eight-and-a-Half-Tails , Giver of Runes and Mother of Runes offer amazing protection for your field. Frontline Medic and Selfless Spirit offer indistrucbablity for your own wipes. Sin Collector offers good andi-countermagic / tide-turner removal. High Priest of Penance is just amazing with the recusion this deck should have. Rotlung Reanimator turns all clerics into double duty sac fodder, and Priest of Forgotten Gods , Yawgmoth, Thran Physician , and Whisper, Blood Liturgist are more than happy to supply that role, with Skirsdag High Priest backing them up. and Weathered Wayfarer pulls the same job as Land Tax , but can fetch non-basics, and is a cleric.

firestorms90 on Yawgmoth Token Storm

2 years ago

Slivortal, another "free" spell worth considering is Priest of Gix . Though not as good as the 0cmc creatures because it requires you have mana open to cast it, it does have the added benefit of converting into . It's just a shame it's a human; looping it with Mikaeus would be sick.

I actually hadn't been thinking about using Carnifex Demon strictly to cancel Mikaeus, the Unhallowed 's counters; I'd been thinking to make a one-sided wipe. As I was typing that comment out, I remembered Mikaeus didn't grant undying to himself, thus was vulnerable to Carnifex counters. I want to use Hex Parasite in the deck anyway, both for flavor and mechanical reasons (nuke opponents' creatures while keeping mine around and making a massive Parasite to boot), so it seemed a logical way to keep Mikaeus up and running.

Thank you for spelling out the infinite combo to me. I was very short on sleep when I read your deck's description, so I couldn't really grasp what I was reading at that point in time. When first brainstorming for this deck, my first instinct was to go all in on the -1/-1 counter theme, including perhaps wither and infect, and I failed to notice how sweet Yawgmoth truly is. What's fun is that I was already considering some of the other elements of the combo for the deck ( Myr Sire , Rotlung Reanimator ). I also really like the idea of Archfiend of Ifnir , as it plays nicely with Yawgmoth's second ability, and spreads infection to my opponents.

My build will likely end up much less streamlined than yours, due to the fact that I want a heavy focus on flavor. For instance, while I'm sure there's nothing saying faeries can't seek compleation, I'll probably skip Bitterblossom because, while mechanically it's a strong fit, it just doesn't scream Phyrexia to me (the fact I don't own a copy is further deterrence, lol). I'll also be more inclined to use infect, which is rather surprising, given how much I usually dislike playing against infect decks... but a Phyrexian theme deck without at least Glistening Oil or Phyresis strikes me as lacking. Whether or not I try for a poison counter win remains to be seen, though.

Currently I'm looking at a list of 250+ cards; I spent last weekend moving and hadn't had time at all this week to tinker with my build. Once I get a chance to cull unnecessary jank and get to something a little more reasonable I'll link it and see what you think.

Ripwater on "Marked For Death" - Teysa, Orzhov Scion

2 years ago


I hope the changes work out for you and worst case are at least faster. Ofcourse, Chainer is a bit mana heavy, but late game I don't see that as a problem.

Responding to your suggestions:

Kaya's Guile you might have a point. I'm not so sure on that one either yet, the card feels orzhov and feels like everything our deck wants, but it might be a bit underwhelming. Big chance it will get swapped out for another boardwipe, like Merciless Eviction But right now, it's a new card and I wanna see how it goes with it :)

Rotlung Reanimator Actually this on is really really good in our deck. It's not about the amount of clerics we play, it's more that for 3 mana we get 4 creatures :) One from itself, when it dies Teysa makes 1 spirit and the rotlung makes a zombie and when that one dies we get another spirit. With all the reanimation I run it's quite easy to play it again for value :)

Decree of Pain Totally agree with you, but last few games I constantly ended up without cards in my hand. I got so fucking fed up with it that I dumped the decree in and when fuck it. :D Probably goes out in time, but mid to late game it can provide a lot of value. Have WoG and Damnation in my binder as well.

Thanks for looking at my list! :)

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