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I agree with the people who think that this works great in an Esper zombie deck. Sure, the only other white zombie card is Tidehollow Sculler, but even the sculler and covenant are a good enough reason to build an esper zombie deck. But what the covenant really excels with is Mind Funeral. Mill an entire chunk of your opponents library and then watch them cry as you (in addition to ruining their deck) summon of lifelink zombies. and when their played with one of the zombie lords such as Death Baron or Lord of the Undead, then victory is in your favor.
Posted By: SavageBrain89 (6/7/2009 7:32:46 PM)


Edit: strictly not Army of the Damned.
Posted By: DarthParallax (2/6/2012 10:08:47 AM)


screw grixis, iv been playing W/B life drain for a while and pulling this card made my life, the lifelink went right with the theme and it let me do something with my death baron.
Posted By: Gezus82 (10/9/2009 12:22:04 AM)


This card is just about enough for me to go make an Esper-colored zombie deck. I figure there are good good choices to merit the inclusion of blue and white (tidehollow sculler, scornful aether-lich, vedelkan ghoul) apart from the standard mono-black fare.
Posted By: dgregory (4/29/2009 1:39:57 AM)


this is insanly awsome with Death Baron all zombies you controle have lifelink deathtouch and +1/+1. it also goes awsomly with that syth killer of kings equipment. i so want this card.
Posted By: Willyum (4/26/2009 3:26:18 AM)


I don't like this card for this reason: it doesn't fit in a regular blue-black-red deck. I do agree with the previous comment about this and Death Baron.
Posted By: Demonic_Angel13 (4/28/2009 7:22:49 PM)


im not sure how i feel about how this block has thrown a zombie into every colour combination out there. Obviously the majortiy of zombies in this block are blue/black/red. That makes it difficult to play this card and tidehollow sculler (both great cards that i wish were blue instead).
Thankfully there are cards like rupture spire, or the grixis illusionist, that will make this card playable potentially even without white mana. It's just too bad i have to put filler cards in to make this card more easily playable.
Can anyone think of a way to get this card into play easily with a Grixis colour scheme deck?
Posted By: Cenelder (4/30/2009 9:10:06 PM)


The problem with playing this card in regular Blue-Black-Red Grixis is obvious: It's splashing white. The hardest part about using this card in that kind of deck isn't as much getting the card, or the white. It's getting both of them at the same time. When I was modifying my Grixis to run this card, I really just gave up on trying to splash it in as the only white-taking card in the deck. That parameter is just too conditional. Better to also throw in some other cheap White-Blue stuff, to mix it up, and go from there. Sure, you're adding a whole new color in, but at the same time you can always keep a side-board of straight Grixis to slip in if things look like they're going to hell..

Or the other way around. Not many people have the forsight to expect a little touch of white in a Grixis deck, and sometimes that's all you need to finish something off.
Posted By: HalcyonDays (5/4/2009 6:27:09 AM)


The thing I notice people saying a lot is, Zombies are in Blue/Black/Red. I only know two or three zombies needing red, and even Thraximundar isn't that good. Most Zombies are Black/Blue. Some are Black/White. So... Black/Blue/White zombie deck, anyone? :D
If you REALLY want some of the red zombie things like Unscythe, which is awesome in it's own right, use the black red filter lands. Doing that even lets you toss in some other red spells, Banefire wins, Cruel Ultimatum wins, Thraximundar if you really like him...
All works for me.
Posted By: Ballynock (5/25/2009 10:43:32 AM)


It actually doesn't go well with Unscythe, Killer of Kings. Unless you plan to target yourself with Covenant, Unscythe is going to remove all of the prospective zombies. I guess you could use it after all of your Covenants, but it just doesn't seem worth it.

Orzhov Basilica works pretty well to get this down, or you can use the Esper obelisk or triple land.
Posted By: Elysiume (6/10/2009 8:47:02 AM)