Wayward Servant

Wayward Servant

Creature — Zombie

Whenever another Zombie enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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

Wayward Servant occurrence in decks from the last year

Wayward Servant Discussion

meilers on Varina, Queen of the zombie apocalypse

2 months ago

Have you also thought about Necromancer's Covenant? That enchantment seems like a cool way to abuse what sounds like a heavy creature deck in your meta. It would give you a good amount of tokens late game which has synergy with Corpse Knight and Wayward Servant. It would also give all your zombies lifelink which could help offset some of the damage, especially from some of the crazy damage The Ur-Dragon can dish out (he is also in my meta).

Not sure how you feel on some removal, but Imprisoned in the Moon and Oubliette can take care of some pesky commanders for a while, and Teferi's Protection can be a save for when someone is about to win.

SynergyBuild on Black/white Zombie

3 months ago

Love it a ton!

Wayward Servant I think could fit well!

Valengeta on Modern rally

5 months ago

Deck looks good! Personally I would switch out 1x Zombie Infestation for another Village Rites as it helps you find your key pieces. You can even take 2x Infestation out for Rites and another Unearth as well because you might not have a Corpse Knight or Wayward Servant in play and you will need those to use Rally the Ancestors, since you won't be able to attack with reanimated creatures

zAzen7977 on Unholy Frenzy

6 months ago

Hey Valengeta, nice job! I like your build and write up.

Here are some suggestions that you may like - first of all, Nantuko Husk is a great way to sac zombies. It’s expensive as compared to the Carrion Feeder, but it can block. I’ve found that not being able to block with 1 drops can be tough. Cryptbreaker and Stitcher's Supplier are options, the former generates zombies for you. Or you could run both Feeder and Husk for extra sac’ing.

Also, this deck could benefit from a splash of white. With 4-8 fetchlands plus a couple of Godless Shrine, plus an Isolated Chapel or two, you can run Tidehollow Sculler, Wayward Servant, and Path to Exile, plus artifact/enchantment hate in the sideboard. Otherwise, you may have a hard time against those match ups :)

Swilliam on Life, Death, and Zombies

8 months ago

So I've done a little more testing and I found a couple of potentially useful cards for you. Final Payment is removal without any drawbacks if you sacrifice Stitcher's Supplier and you can use it to fill your graveyard. Paying five life is not the worst either depending on how much you can gain off of Wayward Servant. Mire Triton might be negligible considering the copies of Liliana, but for those on a budget it could have a home. In addition, including these could possibly help make room for cards that boost all of you zombies considering the large amount you can get from Diregraf Colossus. I probably jumped the gun a little bit with recommending the Rotting Regisaur earlier, but it inspired me to test out a green/black zombies deck with Lotleth Troll, Slitherhead, Dread Wanderer, etc. It seemed to work out alright.

verse2wo on Undead Horde

9 months ago

Wayward Servant Get some life for all those zombies dropping.

Tylord2894 on Life, Death, and Zombies

9 months ago

No. Let's say I have 6 zombies in the graveyard, 3 of which are some combination of Corpse Knight and Wayward Servant. When I Rally, all 6 will ETB and trigger each other. For each of those drain zombies, I will get 5 triggers, a 15 point life drop. That's not counting all the other damage that would have been dealt. Most games, that's a GG.

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