Vizier of the Scorpion
Creature — Zombie Wizard
When Vizier of the Scorpion enters the battlefield, amass 1. (Put a +1/+1 counter on an Army you control. If you don't control, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Vizier of the Scorpion Discussion
5 months ago
Idk who this Willy is, but no you.
This deck is a really a mono black build that you happen to run blue for Diregraf Captain . The way I see it you can either keep with the build you're going for, which to me seems like mono black, or you can go a much different dimir amass path with cards like Vizier of the Scorpion , Gleaming Overseer , Lazotep Plating ,
Let's assume you do mono black, then let's start with creatures. Brain Gorgers and Stromgald Crusader are garbage, Tomebound Lich is mostly used in dedicated reanimator decks, and Extremely Slow Zombie is a card from a joke set, so take those all out, along with Diregraf Captain . That's 11 out. Add 2 Murderous Rider , 3 Liliana's Reaver , 2 Undead Augur , 3 Diregraf Ghoul .
For noncreature spells, take out Negate . The best mono black removal is probably Walk the Plank . So take out Go for the Throat and Ultimate Price for 3. Gravepurge and Return from Extinction can be replaced with 3 Call of the Death-Dweller . Take out Bontu's Monument for another copy of Liliana, Untouched By Death or vise-versa. Take out Necromancer's Stockpile , I just don't think it's that good. For a five drop $1-2 slot, Open the Graves is better than Call to the Grave .
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7 months ago
Hey, have more confidence in your deck building because this is a fine start on a low budget if it's your second deck.
You already have Wonder which is good since it's the card I suggest the most that players add with Varina. My advice is focus more on Zombies and cards that can support Zombie tribal. More Zombies, less nonZombie creatures.
Budget cards all less than $1 each to consider adding:
- Lord of the Accursed
- Wayward Servant
- Etchings of the Chosen
- Midnight Reaper
- Carrion Feeder
- Silversmote Ghoul
- Changeling Outcast: Changelings are Zombies.
- Nevinyrral, Urborg Tyrant
- Tormod, the Desecrator
- Eternal Taskmaster
- Tomebound Lich
- Binding Mummy
- Corpse Knight
Amass is an effect that creates a Zombie token.
Consider more cards that require you use life because Varina is a life gaining engine with Zombies.
- Caves of Koilos
- Talisman of Hierarchy
- Command the Dreadhorde
- Feed the Swarm
- Malakir Rebirth Flip
- Read the Bones
- Dire Tactics
Next step is to add 35 more lands to have a manabase to playtest. Get a temporary manabase in place with basic lands to see how many spots you have left to fill with nonland cards or how many nonland cards to cut. Make sure that basic Swamps are the most lands because you need black mana the most with Zombies.
Some budget lands $1-$2 or less each to consider adding:
- Command Tower
- Unclaimed Territory
- Path of Ancestry
- Exotic Orchard
- Arcane Sanctum
- Caves of Koilos
- Sunken Hollow: Island for Wonder.
- Prairie Stream: Island for Wonder.
- Ice Tunnel: Island for Wonder.
- Irrigated Farmland: Island for Wonder.
- Tainted Field
- Esper Panorama
- Ash Barrens
- Evolving Wilds
- Witch's Cottage
Good luck with your deck.
1 year ago
Zombie tribal, with pay-offs and ways to use the zombie token you mass? Interesting deck! I might be tempted to cut the demons in favour of Dreadhorde Invasion or Vizier of the Scorpion, but that's a personal preference :) (I'd also possibly make space for some catch-up cards like Patriarch's Bidding - it's good in black tribal!)
I'd probably put this around a 6-7 on the power level. It's strong, but you're going at a 'fair pace' (i.e. not cheating things out or hugely ramping) and are playing a 'fair deck' (i.e. creature-based not combo-based), which means that the table will probably stay around the same level during the game. If you didn't have some super-expensive cards in the deck (e.g. Bad Moon/Demonic Tutor) then I'd definitely put this as a 6 - as it stands, I'm calling it a 7!
1 year ago
Interesting creature cards:
- Carrion Feeder Sac outlet
- Corpse Harvester Ramp and tutor
- Crypt Ghast Ramp and burn + life gain
- Filth Gives everything swamp walk, combo with Uborg Tomb land for easy gg
- Josu Vess, Lich Knight More tokens
- Noxious Ghoul Toxic Delgue on a stick, great vs token decks
- Phyrexian Crusader Infect Zombie, nuff said
- Sheoldred, Whispering One No zombie but a strong black card that is a must include. Can bring back basically any creature
- Soulless One Great finisher, specially with the swamp walk from Filth
- Stromgald Crusader Flying zombie that can keep boosting itself and protection from white
- Unbreathing Horde Same as Soulless One but with dmg prevention
- Vizier of the Scorpion Deathtouch tokens
- Wight of Precinct Six Can get bonkers late game
- Zombie Master Another way to give swampwalk to everything, also gives regen to all zombies
- Zombie Master Card draw and zombie creation
1 year ago
Thank you Rabid_Wombat for commenting and for the link to your deck.
I am looking to include Siren of the Silent Song and Vizier of the Scorpion , so please tell me which creatures specifically you would cut and why. I would aim for 37 creatures total, which would allow mw to run Syphon Flesh and Drown in the Loch .
Living Death is a great card, but this deck is focused on building a token army, not to mention several effects that exile creatures from my graveyard, so it feels somewhat counterproductive in this context.
1 year ago
Siren of the Silent Song is a favorite of mine. Also, no Empty the Pits , Syphon Flesh , Vizier of the Scorpion , or Moan of the Unhallowed ? Gotta go wide! I also recommend Stitcher's Supplier , Returned Reveler , and Crow of Dark Tidings . Stocking the graveyard is a good way to spend an early turn, so you can start getting value right away when TSG hits the board, and the mediocre bodies don't matter later, since they can come back as 4/4's. I also recommend Mire Triton and Tymaret Calls the Dead when Theros Beyond Death comes out.
1 year ago
Suggested to take out: Breeding Pit , Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond (No infinite combos), Vampiric Rites , Herald of the Dreadhorde , Sower of Discord , Vizier of the Scorpion , Mausoleum Secrets , Lotus Field
2 years ago
Here is a revised decklist (using some cards you already have) to give you an idea. You do not have to follow it exactly.
Enchantments (4) 4 Dreadhorde Invasion