Vizier of the Scorpion

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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Vizier of the Scorpion Discussion

mrweaselman on Walking Dead

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 .

If you followed all that you should have 6 slots left. Add one more Swamp so you're at 22. Then maybe 3 Dread Wanderer , 2 Fleshbag Marauder , and flex card like Risen Executioner or something fun.

multimedia on Varina

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:

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.


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:

Good luck with your deck.

TCK_Green on Ayara, First of Locthwain

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!

ShibaWiz on

1 year ago

Interesting creature cards:

Heliogabale on Cuts to the Zombies - …

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.

triproberts12 on Sometimes They Come Back | The Scarab God

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.

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