Spineless Thug

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Spineless Thug

Creature — Phyrexian Zombie Mercenary

Spineless Thug can't block.

Nordlys on Mercenary Surprise

10 months ago

pescyn my man, thanks again for the comments! Spineless Thug is a piece of marvel!

Never forget Phyrexian Driver our tribal lord... >.<' Thank you WizardsoftheCoast, we couldn't have asked for more.

Regarding the deck price... wow, damn! When I made this, cards like Imp's Mischief were less than a buck each (gotta sell them asap!). I've got the deck on paper except for the lands Volrath's Stronghold which are not core at all. Urborg and Shizo can be easily cut too. The Nykthos are pretty usefull though.

I'll duplicate the deck into a budget version and remove the "budget" tag from here. Thanks for pointing it out Devil_Amigo

WolfishHat the "shroud from black" ability of Mercenary Informer doesn't apply while in the library, only when it's on the battlefield so yes, it can be fetched with Cateran Summons and brought back to life from the graveyard with Doomed Necromancer after being discarded by Mercenary Knight , without a single Orzhov land. Though it's kinda excessive for what it does, it can be done if it's worth for you, yeah.

pescyn on Mercenary Surprise

11 months ago

WHOA! Mercenaries Deck and awesome one! You, kind sir, are truly a gentleman and a scholar ... Thank You for bringing back some memories  - my first ever MTG booster was from Nemesis set and of course was full of crap, but it has Spineless Thug ] that later on was a vital part of my crapdeck. Seeing that merc mechanic on steroids could actual work [or at least provide some old school WTF moments] is priceless - now I want to search my cardbox to find forgotten mercenaries tribe that [i hope] still live there and build something familiar to Your deck with some budget directors cut [ let say that ~600 USD for nostalgia deck is not necessarily low cost ;-) ]

Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

1 year ago

Hello legendofa,

I propose a new hub to be added: Phyrexian. During Modern Horizons 2, 225 creatures were retconned into having the Phyrexian creature subtype to join Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider . Additionally, there were a smattering of Enchantments, Artifacts and etc that ether have the Phyrexian subtype or create creature tokens that do. Thanks to this retcon I now have a deck that has a Phyrexian tribal theme. For your reference, below is a full list of spells that were affected by WotC's Phyrexian errata.

Source: https://mtg.fandom.com/wiki/Phyrexian

Xenerai on Zombinstein

2 years 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.