An Afterlife Commander

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Posted on Oct. 27, 2021, 7:24 p.m. by Reznor31

So I had an idea a long time ago with making an afterlife deck. The idea was to run 3 tribes: Humans, Zombies, and Angels but that seems too much so lets focus more on Humans and Zombies. What commander would you use for humans and zombies. I would think White and Black would be the colors but idk.

legendofa says... #2

There aren't really that many Human-Zombie positive interactions. Angels and Spirits might be better, with cards like Dearly Departed, Angelic Overseer, and Herald of War. Adding green gives you a couple different options for Sigarda, as well as Hamlet Captain and Survivors' Bond, among others.

If you want to stick with Humans and Zombies, I would suggest going or for additional options.

October 27, 2021 7:37 p.m.

RambIe says... #3

Maybe Thraximundar
Lots of human support can be found in RUTHLESS REGIMENT

October 27, 2021 7:41 p.m. Edited.

RNR_Gaming says... #4

Sounds like you're looking to build a Gisa and Geralf deck. Apart from their solo counterparts Goulcaller Gisa and Stitcher Geralf, Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip and Liliana's Devotee not many humans play nice with zombies but with all the love zombies recently got it would probably be a solid deck - though thematically its not what you want.

October 27, 2021 7:47 p.m.

RambIe says... #5

Human Ravos, Soultender
ZombieTormod, the Desecrator
These two seem to play nice with each other

October 27, 2021 7:52 p.m. Edited.

RambIe says... #6

I was thinking has access to a ton of humans that provide utility by sacrifice themselves
Some Examples:Cathar Commando,Priest of Fell Rites,General Kudro of Drannith,Plaguecrafter,Doomed Necromancer,Benevolent Bodyguard,Children of Korlis,Martyr of Sands,Bounty Agent,Garza's Assassin
There to many to list here but there is enough to continually feed Ramos and tormad engine creating 3/3 zombie tokens every turn while also keeping the board in check by recurring the utility

October 27, 2021 8:21 p.m.

RNR_Gaming says... #7

RambIe - at that point you'd just be playing a value town aristocrats deck. Not that it's a bad thing but thematically I think we're all missing the mark. Maybe the right commander for this just hasn't been printed yet. Mixing up tribes is difficult.

October 27, 2021 8:43 p.m.

RambIe says... #8

thats fair, but it is pretty close to theme, human dies gets buried in the grave yard, raises from the grave creating a zombie. at this point we could even add Divine Visitation and Reznor31 could have all three tribes from there original theme idea.
it may not be true 3 tribal, but gota make due with what we have to work with and honestly i think this deck idea has potential to hit optimized level of play.

October 27, 2021 10:38 p.m.

Maybe Saskia the Unyielding? I just build her. She's basically an aggro commander that can support most strategies. Human/Zombie seems absolutely doable.

October 28, 2021 4:40 a.m.

Reznor31 says... #10

hmm, i like the idea of using General Kudro of Drannith as a commander. I envisioned using humans as early game, zombies as mid game, and angels as late game cards. When humans die, they come back as zombies while others transcend as angels.

Saskia the Unyielding also sounds very strong for it. It doesnt buff the theme but she is a strong human that also gives access to boros angels, some green humans, Selensia angels, and still have some of the stronger zombies with black mana. No blue but thats alright.

I love the discussion!

October 28, 2021 12:12 p.m.

griffstick says... #11

You could do Ghoulcaller Gisa and put like 20-25 Humans in the deck maybe add 5-10 Zombie lords and sac off your creatures to make Zombies with Gisa, thus Human and Zombie tribal

October 29, 2021 11:12 p.m.

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