Undead Alchemist

Undead Alchemist

Creature — Zombie

If a Zombie you control would deal combat damage to a player, instead that player puts that many cards from the top of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

Whenever a creature card is put into an opponent's graveyard from his or her library, exile that card and put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield.

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Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Undead Alchemist occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Undead Alchemist Discussion

spoonieluv1023 on Scarab god. V.3 (Active)

3 weeks ago

Undead Alchemist and Altar of the Brood would be good fits for your zombie mill theme

blakeivey12 on Phenax: You Don't Need Those

1 month ago

Hey ssymbiotic, thanks for the comment. It's not rude and a fair point. I suppose I should remove that bit in my description. The more expensive cards were ones I already had. My idea with looking for suggestions were finding ways to improve the synergy and flow of this deck with some new cards if they fit better. Thanks for pointing that out though, I'll fix it.

Ruffigan, Fair point on Jace's Archivist . I think that can combo really well. My idea for Spell Crumple and Hinder was to pair that with Tunnel Vision and make someone mill all their deck in one fell swoop. Undead Alchemist could create alot of blockers so that I can stay in the game longer, a great suggestion.

Ruffigan on Phenax: You Don't Need Those

1 month ago

Undead Alchemist would be good, makes you Zombies and synergizes with Altar of the Brood . Arcane Denial could replace Spell Crumple and Swan Song could replace Hinder . Jace's Archivist would be a good creature to use with all of your untap abilities.

TangoWithTojo on What Are Some Of Your ...

1 month ago

As the title says, what are some of your favorite combos or synergies? What kind of combos have your decks produced that you had no idea even existed? Or what kind of insane combos have you seen other people pull off that were equally unexpected?

I'll give an example. A friend of mine runs a Varina, Lich Queen deck that has milling as a secondary win condition. His usual win condition is flooding the board with zombies and simply overpowering you with value. Well one game I was using my The Scorpion God deck vs his Varina, Lich Queen deck and his sons Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck. He ends up keeping an extremely greedy hand containing Altar of the Brood and Undead Alchemist . He's finally able to play those 2 cards after being mana screwed for like 10 turns straight and then proceeds to mill both of us for more than 70% of our libraries with just Undead Alchemist entering the battlefield. He ended the turn with more than 20 zombies, coming from a battlefield of literally nothing. His son and I killed him with infect the next turn because we didn't want a repeat of what just happened. But the damage he caused prevented my deck from functioning which led to my swift defeat.

TangoWithTojo on Onslaught of the Scarab God

2 months ago

So Scarab God is one of my favorite commanders so you're in luck. I have a lot of recommendations for you. Lets start off with creatures. Creatures: Though you want mostly zombie tribal, you do want a few largely impactful cards that you can discard into your graveyard and recast with The Scarab God . Some cards I'd recommend are Sheoldred, Whispering One , Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur , Sower of Discord <--- This card in combination with Paradox Haze + Wound Reflection make for an extremely quick kill for 2 people, Noxious Ghoul , Ghoulcaller Gisa , Eternal Skylord , Gleaming Overseer , Undead Alchemist , Corpse Connoisseur , Lord of the Accursed , Lich Lord of Unx and Gisa and Geralf

Lands: First of all your Crypt of the Eternals isn't legal in your deck as it has red mana. Now lands are usually the most expensive part of a deck but also the most important part of the deck. If you're willing to cough up the money or want to get proxies of them here's my recommendations: Cabal Coffers , Command Tower , Crypt of Agadeem , Fabled Passage , Field of the Dead , Myriad Landscape , Nephalia Drownyard , Phyrexian Tower , Polluted Delta , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , and Volrath's Stronghold . If you have a way of making a proxy I'd also recommend Underground Sea because this card is ridiculously expensive. Then equalize your basic lands a bit more with 13-14 swamps and 7-8 islands.

Sorceries/Instants: My recommendation is remove all of your instants and sorceries with the exception of From Under the Floorboards , Syphon Flesh , Army of the Damned and Zombie Apocalypse . Now simply replace them with Restless Dreams , Mind Bomb and Careful Study so you have more discard outlets.

Artifacts/Mana Dorks: Most of your artifacts and mana dorks are good but could use some tuning. My recommendation is to swap Dimir Locket with Dimir Signet . Swap Prismatic Lens with Arcane Signet . Swap Star Compass with Commander's Sphere . Swap Charcoal Diamond with Darksteel Ingot . Then as an alternate win condition, you can toss in a Mindcrank and Strionic Resonator to mill your opponents as they take damage and then allowing you to double Scarab Gods ability.

Enchantments: You're missing out on some amazing potential with enchantments. Keep all of the ones you have but think about replacing Monastery Siege with a Rhystic Study or The Immortal Sun . Now I'm just gonna list off a lot of enchantments for you that work wonders in this style of deck. Pick and choose which ones you want: Tortured Existence , Zombie Infestation , Curse of Disturbance , Phyrexian Arena , Grave Pact , No Mercy , Dictate of Erebos , Liliana's Mastery , Open the Graves , Rooftop Storm <-- this one is a must have. Wound Reflection and finally Grave Betrayal . Your Endless Ranks of the Dead is new to me btw and I'll definitely be adding that one into my Scarab God deck. That thing is nuts.

Lastly your Maybeboard, the only cards I'd recommend putting in is Torment of Hailfire and Grave Titan . The rest are either unnecessary or do more harm than good. Though if you do want a planeswalker I'd highly recommend Liliana, Untouched By Death . She synergizes with the deck extremely well, especially if you have Rooftop Storm on the battlefield because now you can just recast everything from your graveyard for free.

multimedia on Scarab God and Undead Alchemist ...

2 months ago

Unfortunately, this doesn't work. The Scarab God does become a Zombie with Arcane Adaptation in your control, but Scarab is not doing damage with it's upkeep trigger. It's making your opponents lose life which is not damage.

Undead Alchemist "if a Zombie you control" ability says combat damage to a player. The only time you do combat damage to a player is after combat therefore the only time that Alchemist can trigger this ability is after combat, if you do damage to a player with a Zombie. If Adaptation is in your control and Scarab does combat damage to a player then this will trigger Alchemist.

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