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Lord of the Desert, Master of Death

Commander / EDH Aggro Mill Tokens Tribal UB (Dimir) Zombie



"Where I tread I leave nothing but dust and darkness. I find that good." - Sutekh, Doctor Who

Did a chaos draft a few days ago and pulled a gorgeous foil Scarab God, so I just had a strong compulsion to build a deck around him. Fortunately, I already had a lot of things on hand to do so, including a landbase and other useful tribal cards from my Yuriko Deck. Will hopefully be able to get most of the remaining key pieces I need in the next week or two.

Anyway, the objective is to try to flood our board with zombies, buff them up, and mill our opponents so their graveyards have a constant supply of things to make more zombies out of. We'll also run some counter spells and a fair amount of removal, with an aristocrats subtheme for some extra value whenever our things die. We also have some tools to get some card advantage, or at least some draw filtering, plus Sword of the Animist to help ramp us. I originally put snow lands in just because I had them and wanted to use them, but I also had Dead of Winter collecting dust in my binder, and figured it could have some potential as another board wipe.

I'm working with some budget restrictions atm, so things like Lich Lord of Unx , Training Grounds , and Grave Titan will take some time to procure. In the meantime, this should be an effective foundation for the deck. Suggestions welcome!

Infinite combos:

Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Altar of the Brood = Mill opponents out.

Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Diregraf Captain = Ping opponents' life to death.

Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Open the Graves = Sac Crawler first for the black mana, get a token, recast Crawler with the floating mana, sac both the Crawler and the token, repeat for infinite mana. Combine with Mind Grind or Exsanguinate for a win. Alternatively, just don't sac the tokens and make an infinite army of zombies (not to be confused with Zombie Army tokens), if you want to just go that route.

Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Open the Graves + Altar of Dementia = Similar as above, except sac the token with Dementia to mill out opponents.

Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Liliana, Dreadhorde General + Jace, Wielder of Mysteries = Mill yourself out and win using both walkers' static abilities.

Gravecrawler + Rooftop Storm + Phyrexian Altar = Not a win-con in itself, but this is also a viable way to make infinite mana for a solid finisher.

Gravecrawler + Rooftop Storm + Altar of Dementia = Another 3-card mill-out.

Gravecrawler + Rooftop Storm + Grimgrin, Corpse-Born + Diregraf Captain / Altar of the Brood = Another way to ping/mill your opponents.


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Date added 1 year
Last updated 11 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

8 - 0 Mythic Rares

44 - 0 Rares

21 - 0 Uncommons

9 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.60
Tokens 2/2 Zombie, 0/0 Zombie Army, Copy Clone
Folders EDH, decks i like, EDH / Commander
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