But Did You Die?

Where are all the Zombie decks at? Nobody seems to think they can keep up with Humans or Bant Coco. I think the Zombies can hang. Are these the shells that can do it? There’s a strong possibility, but it’s going to take some more testing to be sure. Regardless, they’re incredibly fun to pilot.

This first list is going to appeal to the grindy player. You’re in for clogged board states and a few kill spells. You’ll find a few tempo spells mixed in, but the ultimate goal is to burn through all your opponents kill spells, making sure your horde of undead is bigger than the number of things your opponent has answers for.

24 Lands

x4 Sunken Hollow

x4 Choked Estuary

x3 Submerged Boneyard

x1 Geier Reach Sanitarium

x7 Swamp

x5 Island

26 Creatures

x4 Cryptbreaker

x4 Relentless Dead

x4 Diregraf Colossus

x4 Prized Amalgam

x3 Fleshbag Marauder

x2 Advanced Stitchwing

x2 Stitchwing Skaab

x2 Risen Executioner

x1 Gisa and Geralf

10 Spells

x3 Liliana, the Last Hope

x3 Grasp of Darkness

x2 Dark Salvation

x2 Ruinous Path

The second list is more of a combo deck.  Here, you’re trying to get your graveyard recursion cards into the yard so you can cheat them out alongside Prized Amalgam. Having six power across two or three bodies on turn three is no joke and this setup can definitely get there.

18 Creatures

x4 Cryptbreaker

x4 Prized Amalgam

x4 Haunted Dead

x3 Stitchwing Skaab

x2 Advanced Stitchwing

x1 Liliana, Heretical Healer

18 Spells

x4 Contingency Plan

x3 Collective Brutality

x2 Compelling Deterrence

x3 Grasp of Darkness

x2 Pore Over the Pages

x2 Ruinous Path

x1 From Under the Floorboards

x1 Dark Salvation

24 lands

x4 Choked Estuary

x4 Sunken Hollow

x1 Geier Reach Sanitarium

x8 Swamp

x7 Island

Keep in mind, I’m not a pro and my main game time comes from FNM, not competitive level play when it comes to constructed. These lists probably aren’t going to make the cut for a Pro Tour, but if you’re looking for something fun and competitive to do locally, I’d sleeve one of these up.

Liliana, The Last Hope

The last hope? Of course she is.

By HepTypeC

 

Wow. Just wow. A three cost Liliana. THREE MANA! For a measly 1BB I can cast one of my favorite planeswalkers of all time…and she’s good. Is she as glitzy and glamorous as some of the fakes circulating the interwebs in the past few days? No. But that doesn’t mean the wait hasn’t been well worth it.

Knowing how Liliana is, and then viewing her as the “Last Hope”, would not normally be a welcomed sight. It wouldn’t even be one that was completely faithful to the lore. However, these aren’t normal circumstances, and against the Eldrazi (who we may or may not be getting a little tired of anyway), she is a force to be reckoned with. It’s almost a bit refreshing to see this side of her, gleefully playing in a sandbox of the dead. She is still trying to be completely manipulative and is also going about things the absolute hardest way possible, but we wouldn’t expect anything less from our newest Gatewatch member.

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