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.

Browse Alters View at Gatherer

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

Combos Browse all



Format Legality
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Custom Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Latest Decks as Commander

Undead Alchemist Discussion

tef3ri on Undead Alchemist effect timing

1 week ago

What would happen when a creature gets milled if I had an Undead Alchemist in play and a Syr Konrad, the Grim also in play? On a related note, how would The Haunt of Hightower in place of Syr Konrad? I was playing a mill deck and these questions came up.

CannedCanOpener on Anowon's Ruin Raiders

2 weeks ago

Massacar I thought about Traumatize, but I tried my best to avoid targeted effects like that since the deck definitely struggles to get off the ground if it's targeted heavily - that targeted hate in my playgroup basically makes me archenemy unless somebody else already is. Mind Grind is a great consideration though, and I totally forgot Undead Alchemist was a thing so I'll see about finding a spot for him too. Jace's Archivist is a very powerful card, but I don't have a ton of ways to synergize with it beyond Notion Thief (which came in the precon) and Psychic Corrosion, so he might not fit so well. Typically I try to put stuff into the deck that synergizes with the deck as a whole or has powerful synergy with the commander, specific combo pieces that only work with one or two of the 98 other cards aren't highly prioritized.

Massacar on Anowon's Ruin Raiders

2 weeks ago

Traumatize, Mind Grind, Undead Alchemist (the alchemist synergizes really well with your mill strategy, especially Altar of the Brood), Jace's Archivist (pairs really well with your Notion Thief.

DragonSliver9001 on

4 weeks ago

this looks kinda slow for modern and a lot of your cards have high cmc. a mana cost of 5 for a card that doesn't provide immediate impact on board state is considered really expensive in modern.

you're missing a lot of the best mill cards, and Liliana's Caress and Waste Not seem like odd choices since you have almost no discard effects.

Undead Alchemist is gonna be useless as your only zombie. you also need dual lands like fetches, shocks, and checklands.

finally, keep in mind that modern is a brutal format that is by no means unfamiliar with graveyard synergy, making mill not a great strategy for modern. you'll be helping out dredge decks, fueling Snapcaster Mages, and pumping up Tarmogoyfs. modern is a format where Emrakul, the Aeons Torn can come at you on turn 3 with haste.

Massacar on Budget Zombie Tribal

1 month ago

Undead Alchemist + Altar of the Brood can be pretty spicy. If you're willing to buy it (I know it's like $18) Intruder Alarm takes the synergy even further.

Also, just as an FYI you have several duplicate sets of cards in the deck atm, so it's going to give you an inaccurate card count.

niloc50 on Dimir Mill

1 month ago

Thank you too for your suggestions! You´re absolutely right. A mill deck should hit as hard as possible every single turn. I really love the synergy of Scheming Symmetry in a mill deck in general. It´s a great way to gain advantage over your opponent. The combo with Archive Trap pretty cool too.

I´ll probably keep the Fraying Sanity. Indeed it´s a turn without a lot of milling. But most of the time it´s absolute worth it, because you´re milling twice as much during your next turn and also the opponent will most likely mill himself too. If you need graveyard hate you can easily replace it with Leyline of the Void whilst sideboarding.

This List is also a reminder for myself of which cards belong physically to the deck. So I´ll need to have a look if I can offer a playset of different fetchlands or 2 to 3 Ensnaring Bridge. :D

Avatar of Woe, Consuming Aberration and Overwhelmed Apprentice are the first cards I´ll replace with some of your suggestions. Undead Alchemist and Memory Sluice are cards which I´ll replace too, but I would really recommend to try the combo of 1 or 2 Memory Sluice + Undead Alchemist it makes a lot of fun to get all the tokens if you´re playing against a creature based deck! :D

sparklepants on Mill hard play hard

2 months ago

AjanisLastDan thanks for the input. I realized I have a Diabolic Tutor in a different deck. You have a good point about the mana cost.

Those rocks are much better than what I have now. I'll work on getting those to replace the 3 drops.

I'm really not seeing the Tree of Perdition and Undead Alchemist synergy. Is it because tree can make itself big?

AjanisLastDan on Mill hard play hard

2 months ago

Mastermind's Acquisition could replace Razaketh's Rite, (since Demonic Tutor will never go down in price) unless your opinion is that the cycling ability is worth the extra mana.

Talisman of Dominance, Coldsteel Heart, and Prismatic Lens are useful, relatively inexpensive artifact ramp.

Tree of Perdition and Undead Alchemist combo off with your commander to mill your opponents and flood your own board with zombies.

Just my two bits.

Load more