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Great Minds Taste Alike

Modern Aggro UB (Dimir) Zombie


Check out my rebuild for this weeks FNM: Great Minds Taste Alike [B/G Ver.]


Gravecrawler do i need to explain this guy? a 2/1 for one that is a pain in the ass to get rid off!

Diregraf Ghoul a 2/2 for one? Can you ask for more? He does come in tapped, but I don't really block that often.

Thrull Parasite this guy is awesome. He is a one-drop for one, with extort! And his ability makes me able to remove +1/+1 counters from Geralf's Messenger, thus making him have undying again!

Blood Artist is a key ingredient in this deck. My creatures are basically meant to die, I want them to go in, deal some damage and maybe trade with something. Then if they die, i get HP and you lose HP.

Geralf's Messenger this guy is an absolute beast. Two damage when he comes in, two more when he dies, and he's big too!

Diregraf Captain buffs up my zombies and makes saccing my zombies deal extra damage.

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born synergy with sacrificing Geralf's Messenger or Gravecrawler with Blood Artist up.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is my alternative bomb. He's a 5/5 with intimidate, and makes everything i have a step bigger and have undying! Awesome!


Tragic Slip which i just love, get annoying early drops out of the way, or make those big creatures go bye-bye with the mobid effect.

Bone Splinters cheap removal and another sac outlet.

Killing Wave is my board wipe, it synergizes well with Gravecrawler since i can just get him back up again and with Geralf's Messenger since he comes back with undying. Also, with all the Blood Artist triggers, i can close out a game easily with just saccing all my guys!

Duress when facing control decks mainly to get rid of counterspells, but it also gets rid of burn such as Pillar of Flame which is the bane of zombies. It also snatches plainswalkers and Rest in Peace, Tormod's Crypt aswell as Grafdigger's Cage.

Altar's Reap is great for drawing cards when used on Gravecrawler or Geralf's Messenger. It also saves them from Pillar of Flame in instant speed.


Appetite for Brains gets rid of stuff like plainswalkers, or pesky creatures like Thragtusk or Thundermaw Hellkite.

Mutilate is for when I find myself in need of a "real" boardwipe.

Evil Twin Oh you played a Thragtusk? Thanks! Etcetera.

Negate my hope for dealing with grave-hate.

Sever the Bloodline is awesome versus decks that run Lingering Souls for example.

Tormod's Crypt basic sideboard grave-hate, but not screwing myself over in the process.

Duskmantle Seer This guys is a new favorite of mine. Not only is he a 4/4 for four in the air, he also draws me cards, and makes my opponent lose alot of life if they run expensive spells like a lot of decks do! Since i side this guy in for Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, I don't really care about the life loss because my average CMC becomes 1.67!

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Went to my first ever FNM yesterday and I'm very pleased how the deck performed. I went 1-1-1, 0-2, 2-0, 2-0, 2-0 and finished 5 out of 20. I noticed that Naya was hard for me to deal with. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with Naya aggro? (Boros Reckoner, Thragtusk, Restoration Angel and so on)

Also Changed up mainboard and sideboard slightly, put 2x Altar's Reap in the mainboard for now to see how they perform, and they got swapped in for 2x Duress that went to the sideboard (Duress performed extremely well in this FNM). My Vampire Nighthawks got the boot in favor of another Tormod's Crypt and a Duskmantle Seer that i side in place of Mikaeus, the Unhallowed versus deck that run big expensive creatures, or wipes like Blasphemous Act and he works really well!

All in all, i am very happy to get fifth place, i had alot of fun and got an idea of what the decks weakness is. Walked home with a High Priest of Penance (boosters were kinda shit).

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+1 Duskmantle Seer side
+1 Tormod's Crypt side
-2 Vampire Nighthawk side