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Pauper: Original Zombie Deck, by Electrode      (60 cards)

 
Deck Info
Created: 1/19/2010
Updated: 1/13/2018
Colors: Black

Intended Format: Casual/Fun
Vintage: Legal
Block: Not Legal
Standard: Not Legal
Extended: Not Legal
MTGO Open: Not Legal
MTGO Vinta: Not Legal
MTGO Exten: Not Legal
MTGO Stand: Not Legal
MTGO Block: Not Legal
Legacy: Legal
Modern: Not Legal

Deck Cost: $18.43*
Sideboard: $11.02*
Total Cost: $29.45*

Average Ratings
Playability
Synergy
Originality
Overall
Deck Tools
Creatures
4 View Picture Carrion Feeder Buy
4 View Picture Diregraf Ghoul Buy
4 View Picture Dregscape Zombie Buy
4 View Picture Festering Goblin Buy
4 View Picture Gempalm Polluter Buy
4 View Picture Phyrexian Ghoul Buy
4 View Picture Shepherd of Rot Buy
4 View Picture Vengeful Dead Buy


Spells
4 View Picture Cemetery Recruitment Buy
3 View Picture Ghoulcaller's Chant Buy
1 View Picture Sign in Blood Buy


Lands
1 View Picture Haunted Fengraf Buy
19 View Picture Swamp Buy

 
Sideboard     (29 cards)
4 View Picture Carnophage Buy
1 View Picture Gray Merchant of Asphodel Buy
4 View Picture Maggot Carrier Buy
2 View Picture Viscera Dragger Buy
4 View Picture Wretched Anurid Buy
1 View Picture Cruel Revival Buy
4 View Picture Dark Ritual Buy
1 View Picture Essence Harvest Buy
4 View Picture Sign in Blood Buy
4 View Picture Crown of Suspicion Buy

What's a Sideboard?


How it Works

This deck was made with all common cards and no sideboard. My friends and I made this variant style of play for fun; its worked out pretty well as the decks are quite cheap, creative, and there are fewer one sided matches. Anyhow, back to the deck.

Shepherd of Rot and Gempalm Polluter are your major damageing cards. The zombies are pretty cheap and you should be able to drop them pretty much as soon as you draw them. Raise dead is generally best saved for Gempalm Polluter but sometimes situations alter what you should search for.

You can't be afraid of receiving damage with this deck. The idea of this deck is to hit faster and harder then your opponents are able to recover from. Cards like Shepherd of Rot, Carnophage, and wretched Anurid all hurt you but are well worth the pain.

Carrion Feeder and Phyrexian Ghoul allow you to make use of zombies that have for some reason been locked down or are on the way to the graveyard. Carrion Feeder has won me many games because of this. This has great synergy with Vengeful dead.


Quest for the Gravelord + undying


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