Zombie Infestation

Zombie Infestation

Enchantment

Discard two cards: Create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

Zombie Infestation Discussion

SueMe on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

3 weeks ago

Hey, welcome kingc0rn!

I see what you're saying. I probably wouldn't use Hatred in particular, due to the mana cost (also the potential feel-bads of removal in response). A couple more solid options would probably be Boon of Boseiju, or even Vines of Vastwood, which doubles as protection (and triples as a counterspell for auras, haha).

Interesting idea! I'll consider these.

Welcome back killer_eye!

This is probably something I should add in to my description, since I've had someone else wondering that exact thing.

In a situation where you can filter through your deck, but you have zero mana available, you can:

  1. Cast Lotus Petal into Sacrifice into Phyrexian Altar (hopefully by using Zombie Infestation, you'll have enough sacrifice fodder to pay for the Korozda Guildmage combo).

  2. Flashback Dread Return for Bone Miser, and discard lands until Phyrexian Altar.

  3. Flashback Dread Return for K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth, and pay 2 life for Sacrifice, and get Phyrexian Altar.

Feel free to let me know, anyone, if there's another line I'm missing!

Balaam__ on The Meat Grinder

1 month ago

Nice call, I missed that card legendofa. My first reaction was that it isn’t directly contributing toward the discard engines of Lotleth Troll/Zombie Infestation, but then again it would facilitate getting the two demons in play much easier. In any event I don’t think this deck could ever be good enough to be worth fine tuning, but I do appreciate the suggestion and I’ll go ahead and add it to the maybeboard.

Kazierts on Barren Glory Storm

1 month ago

I forgot I had already seen this deck. So I tried to upvote it again. Very nice idea!

I also share the "winning with style but inconsistenly is better" sentiment. I built a Treasure Hunt + Zombie Infestation with 5 companions just to be funny.

Kazierts on Zombie Hunt Companions [Budget/Casual/Jank]

3 months ago

Yes, there's a very good reason, and I even wrote it in the primer.

Long story short, 4 tends to slow the deck down. Ideally you want to get Zombie Infestation instantly, but that's also something you don't want lots of. So, less things in maindeck means more chances to add more lands. Also, this deck want, almost demands, the player to mulligan really aggressively.

Despite what I said, I also believe it more of a matter of preference. I used a few words to describe the reason why I run only 3, but all of them describe possibility, not certainty. Meaning you can playtest and choose to run 4 without it properly affecting too much. However, never run only 1 or 2.

zAzen7977 on K'rrik Salvage Storm - Primer (Turbo Stone)

5 months ago

It’s really tough to choose what I’d cut for more removal, but you have a few flex spots. It’s also meta-dependent.

Collective Brutality is my first choice to swap for Deadly Rollick. I get the life gain and discard, but I’d rather exile a creature for free.

Plunge into Darkness can be useful, but the first mode requires creatures to sac, and the second costs life, which is already precious enough, and exiles your own cards while searching. I’d rather run Damnation as a back-up creature sweeper, since Toxic Deluge is so life-intensive and sometimes I want a choice between the two.

Zombie Infestation is an occasional win-con but is weak on its own, I would swap it for Font of Agonies. Font is a nightmare for creature-heavy decks, allowing you to lock-down the board until an opponent removes it. As an alternative, Oubliette with K’rrik costs only 1 mana and is pretty nasty too. Or Baleful Mastery or Murderous Rider, since you aren’t running any Planeswalker removal.

Personally I’m not a fan of Skirge Familiar, it’s expensive at 4 mana (with K’rrik) and it’s usefulness depends on cards in hand. I’d rather run Bolas's Citadel (3 mana with K’rrik), which can combo off by itself, plus I can complete the infinite combo with Sensei's Divining Top and Aetherflux Reservoir.

I’m not a big fan of Torment of Hailfire either. You need lots of mana to pull it off and it’s a dead card during early turns. I’d rather run Soul-Guide Lantern for one-sided graveyard hate, since I don’t see any in the deck. Plus you can search for it with Urza's Saga.

These are nitpicky suggestions, just food for thought :)

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