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Yes. This is my first very own deck, in it's today's form. I'm actually holding it in my left hand while writing this. So, do NOT expect me to edit this even if you sent some suggestions. This is a deck that only I can edit within my thoughts.We have shared many great memories together. From the days I started 'till today. Cards like Gravecrawler, Diregraf Ghoul and Mikaeus are the ones that I will remember forever.The most best side of this deck is that my friends are afraid of it. They do not let me play with it, not even speak about customizing it a little bit. Since I would love to at least switch off the Infests in order to replace them with Drown in Sorrows, which are -surprisingly- even better than Infest, which already has covered my butt far too many times. Also I would like to get one more Gravecrawler and Warchief. They. Both. ROCK.
This deck plays it's games with simple ways. Basically it is something like:-Cast zombies.-Cast more zombies.-Cast zombie buffers.-Rock their world!All the buffers in this deck (total 11 of them, if we count Zombie Master in too), will provide you with all the attack strength you need.Early game zombos, Diregraf Ghoul, Gravecrawler and Highborn Ghoul perform all pretty well because of their natural abilities. Diregraf Ghoul is strong. Highborn Ghoul is evasive. Gravecrawler just won't stay dead!You may understand now how powerful this deck can be, but let me give some examples. All of these examples have happened in real life against my friends or my brothers.Example 1:-Turn 1: Swamp, Gravecrawler.-Turn 2: Darkslick Shores, Highborn Ghoul. Swing with Crawler for 2. (Opponent has 18 life remaining.)-Turn 3: Swamp, Geralf's Messenger. Opponent loses two life. I swing with Highborn Ghoul and Crawler for 4. (Opponent has 12 life remaining.)-Turn 4: Drowned Catacomb, Undead Warchief. I attack with all three earlier zombies for 13. Opponent blocks Messenger. Opponent takes 8. (Opponent has 4 life remaining...)That was the first example. As you can see, this deck can proceed very quickly at early rounds if needed.Example 2:-Turn 1: Swamp, Diregraf Ghoul.-Turn 2: Drowned Catacomb, Go for the Throat. Kill the only blocker. Swing for 2. (Opponent has 18 life remaining.)-Turn 3: Swamp, Diregraf Captain. Swing for 3. (Opponent has 15 life remaining.)-Turn 4: Death Baron. Attack with both zombies for 6. (Opponent has 9 life remaining.)-Turn 5: Go for the Throat. Killing the only blocker. Attacking with all three zombies for 9. Opponent has 0 life remaining. I won.There are many, many variations of these two examples, but I rather not go all of them through now. It would take a pretty long time, no?Well. That was pretty much my first deck in its today's form. As I already said in description, I rather not take suggestions, but if you have badass ideas, go on.I hoped you liked the deck. Leave a like or comment if you want, and I hope to see you with my next deck!Hugs from Northy!
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That is niceFirst deck? Wow! I understand why your friends are afraid of itIf I post my real life deck on here, could you help me find what I need to improve it on a budget of...let's say 1-2$, ( cards I can find easily)
Of course I would help if you post the deck here.
It's posted, but I don't have time to add descriptions right nowThank you for all your helpSome are just filler cards, I am going for an enchantment-based deck
Very nice deck, though you know, Northy, it surprises me that we're essentially the opposite when it comes to playstyle. I love my Green White indestructible deck, weathering the storm and shattering enemy armies on my shields. Someday, if I tune my deck up into this price range, I'll have to put your deck together and let my brother field it.
Fun looking deck. Contrary to Turtlebelly, we share a similar playstyle. I used this deck to get some ideas for the Dimir zombie deck that I'm building, only I used Undead Alchemist to infuse a mill component into the deck.
Lich lord of unx goes great with undead alchemist. Suffer the past is also a great card for a zombie mill deck. Get rooftop storm out. Cast your zombies for free and use your unused mana for suffer the past. I love zombie mill!!!!!
no underground sea?also: I made a demon deck!
Possum, I know that Underground Sea is something like God's incarnate, but I simply do not have money for cards like that. The most priceful cards of this deck I have traded along the years, and almost the only cards that I have ordered online are Undead Warchiefs, and I classify them as a priceful cards that I'm not going to buy often...Thank you so much for suggesting though. It means lot to me that you keep checking out my decks.And I'm going to check out your demon deck too.
dont forget lord of the undead and souless one http://www.mtgvault.com/educn07/decks/the-walking-dead-is-here/
Maybe add one Black Lotus? I'm not sure what you would take out... it's pretty rounded.
That damn Lotus... It would take like, forever for me to earn money for that stuff...
Why would you need black lotus for this? Not much better than dark ritual, and costs wayyyyyyyyyyyy more.
It was a joke, "do NOT expect me to edit this even if you sent some suggestions" ... but you are right, ritual is a fine choice for mono black
So is Lake of the Dead, if your pocket book can afford it.
And dual lands. Zombardment is a fun archetype to play in legacy (though, I've only done it proxy-ed).
Where is the Rooftop Storm??!!?? Every (good) zombie deck needs at least 2!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks about suggestion, but I think Rooftop Storm would just be an obstacle in my way. When I drop my sixth land, I've already played all other zombies except Mikaeus.
I see your point. I have a zombie deck with a much higher curve, so I use them.
I have a friend who plays almost exactly the same deck, but plays it with Endless ranks of the Dead, at one time he generated over a thousand zombie tokens on me which I held off with just two untapped shipwreck singers and four open mana. That was so much fun. He finished it of with the captain and so much damage. :)And yes, we all fear that deck. Nice to see it has more inventors.
Aww, thanks. So are you!; )
for the first deck this is nice! i like that its almost as invasive as a rats deck but with undying!!
I... just ... I'll grab my lifelink deck, and let's roll =).My style is white at the moment, but I REALLY want to play blue-red. I have 3 Forks from my dad - they're worth a mint.Awesome deck!
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How bout ... Blood Scrivener in the sideboard =)
Oh, and Bone Dancer too!
Carrion Feeder pairs nicely with Gravecrawler, and is real fun here!
I know all of those cards! They are all awesome!I even used to have two Carrion Feeders around here, but I removed them since they didn't work with any other card too good.
Drown in sorrow strictly better than InfestWould also add grave titan, Unholy Grotto, and possibly lord of the undead
I did say that I'll go and get Drowns when I get chance.
Honestly, the one card that has made the most difference in my zombie deck is Cover of Darkness, having an army of zombies with fear is just beyond excellentotherwise i really like the feel of this deck
Glad to hear you like it. I'll think about your suggestion.
Awesome card (CoD) for a Zombie deck!!
it is indeed, puts a whole new spin on fear when you've got an army of zombies with it
in todays game u might want to trade out the go for the throat for hero's downfall
Nice suggestions, but Hero's Downfalls are pretty priceful...And Go for the Throat costs less to cast...Though I will think about your suggestion.
Or just go smother, victim of night, disfigure, funeral charm, dismember, or many more....
Why dont u add dark ritual? makes it even faster for spamming all your zombies
Not bad idea. I'll think about it.
Thank you. That's what my friends think too.
Have you ever heard of the gravecrawler + rooftop storm + grimgrin combo? Either way if it goes late game, rooftop storm frees up mana for your removal, but an infinitely large grimgrin is very difficult to deal with.
I know the combo. I did use it in my Grimgrin EDH.Also, adding Diregraf Captain to the combo proves itself worthwhile...; )
Gravecrawler is a beast of a card, like Vampire Nighthawk. It combos with everything, and is one of the only one-drops I know that merits being exiled.
Hey Northy, how about Shepherd of Rot? Just an idea ... sideboard him against green and blue?
It's 20 cents ...
I sideboarded it.
Maybe add Call to the Grave?
I have single copy in my collection. I once used it, but it seemed bad since my opponent always had enough creatures so they didn't lose anything valuable. Though that was just a bad luck and Call to the Grave is a great card. If I could get another, I would give it another try...
I gotcha, totally understand :)
This is a nice deck: formidable and solid. Sorry to say though, I have a deck that would permanently Silence you by turn 4; regardless of who goes first.
consider a Grimoire of the Dead?
NorthernWarlord, I come bearing cheap cards!Accursed Centaur $0.14Keeper of the Dead $0.23Barrow Ghoul $0.15And 1 just plain epic one:Endless Ranks of the Dead $1.79Enjoy!
that's Endless Ranks of the Dead
Thanks for the correction. Darn spell check!
can you check out my new deck please! just built it! http://www.mtgvault.com/macattack907/decks/selesnya-aggro-lifegainwin/
Sure thing man.
Could you find it in your heart to build me a budget merfolk deck?
Oh, I can find anything from my heart to you Possum.Merfolk deck incoming.
Did it!It is called: "Budget Decks: Possum's Merfolk"Hope you enjoy it.
can you check out my latest deck? i just threw it together, not sure how it will do, but still needs tweaking! thanks http://www.mtgvault.com/macattack907/decks/underworld-destruction/
Any advice for my mono-black zombie deck?http://www.mtgvault.com/wiedadde/decks/the-unending-cycle-of-death/Thanks!
Advice Wiedadde, look at other people's decks and give them advice, and they will look at your decks and give advice. Good luck.
One card to look at that i have in my current deck (and thanks to this deck of yours i'll be making an entirely new one) is vengeful dead with the infest card itd kill off a good portion of life for your opponent. ive also been thinking about death pit offering since you dont have to lose a zombie in combat to have that ability work.
I once thought adding Death Pit Offering, since this had back then lots and lots of graveyard-returning. Nowadays... I'm not sure. Should I really add it?
hes thinking of death pit working with vengeful dead kill all your own creatures for a death blow I told him gempalm polluter can do the same thing w/o losing your creatures
its one possibility to make some beastly creatures but its just one combo of many. i can understand not wanting to change a deck tho. ive got a lot of decks that ive had since when vaan and i originally started to play magic that are totally beginners decks lol. im still a noob. if we'd kept playing we'd have been playing over 13 years now.
here is a deck for u something mono black with single mana creatures with sacrifice abilities and the enchantment grave pact idk what the win condition is atm ill leave that to u might add grave betrayal to if u think u can pull the mana :bubbling muck? maybe
KILL IT! BEFORE IT LAYS EGGS!
Excellent...who needs stuff like Entomb/Exhume/Animated Dead or Putrid Imp/Zombie Infestation/Gravecrawler combos.This deck is very straight forward, fast, and to the point. No tricks.I love it!
Thanks. It is the jewel of my collection.
I am building one...a zombie deck...for my Creature Challenge deck. I hope it can only be half as nice as this one. Mine probably is not going to be as combo filled and complicated as some Zombie decks I have seen...but not as straight forward as this one. I have always been scared to play with a Black deck. So damn complicated and self hating. Every time I think about making a black deck....i start to sweat and shake, lol. As far as I am concerned, Black is the hardest to play. Here is example. I go to Magic Search. Search for a blue/red/white/green card. And within a minute or two...I can tell you if that blue/red/white/green card is a really good card or a really crappy card. Now I go to Magic Search...look up a random Black card...and i can spend 15 minutes looking at it...and still can't tell you if that Black Card is good or not. And that is after playing Magic, off an on, since 2001!!!
Lol, so true. Black cards are really hard to determine the value of. Do they do more damage to my opponent or me?
Replace Infest with Drown In Sorrow.
The sideboard makes no senseDark ritual...?Shepard?Carrion?Grim Grin?
You right, it cost dollars XD!
I actually have a warchief, didn't realize it was around $4.50
I actually have 5 dual-color lands from the second gen (volcanic island, tundra, jungle island, etc.) and used them for extra plains, as I was low on them, until I realized they were worth a mint =).I just want a gravecrawler though .. gotta love Liliana for being a badass.
Where are you guys from?
I have a gaeas cradle and a wasteland from back when I 1st played magic I got them both in a box of 3000-4000 cards I bought for $400 lol im loving it now
I'm from Seattle, a hub of Magic playing.Nice job on finding that box.
I'll give you a hint. Spring Break.
ya I got that box about 13 years ago when I 1st got into magic I only recently got back into it
Well, I wish you happy times sifting through it!
I have a hard time believing people pay that for wasteland, strip mine is better and still cheap
Yeah ... Vorel of the Hull Clade vs. Corpsejack Menace is another head-scratcher.
It's because strip mine is banned in legacy and restricted in vintage. Wasteland is legal in both. Same reason you can get cards like fastbond for a couple dollars. Which makes casual play so much fun.
So, if we are talking about where are we from now, I guess I've mentioned this some times before, but I'm from Finland. I know, I know, Finland is dark cold place somewhere on the edge of world, but hey, I love it here.Too bad there aren't too many MtG players around here...
Maybe we could all Skype play? vaan and I were doing it earlier.
nice id love to visit that area years ago I played an online game with a guy from the netherlands
Me and my friend thought about doing that. His wife said she'd burn our cards though.....
Hmm ... I have some family in Sweden ! And burning magic cards is so smelly. Just put them in a blender a hit frappe (that happened to one of the Alpha testers)
Oh, some of your family are my neighbours then! When you meet them next time, bring regards from Northy!
Will do man!
I will now increase your reputation by a small sum.
you know what should be added? A neutralize like button, so you can take back a like without a -1.
Can't argue with that. Where would it go though?
http://www.mtgvault.com/abcdefu96/decks/bruised-not-beat/Hey Northy and anyone else who digs zombies, check this out!!!Also the only thing I could suggest knowing you're attached to your zombies and all is patriarchs bidding.
Seriously, this is a zombie deck to remember