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So many people making ridiculous comments/combos about how to avoid the life loss.
Shepherd of Rot is disappointing in you. Play the game like a real black mage and just corrupt all your life back or something.
Posted By: 0pp0 (6/27/2012 1:27:28 PM)


This + Endless Ranks of the Dead and/or Army of the Damned + Exquisite Blood = a good time
Posted By: johnnythexxxiv (8/11/2012 10:46:36 PM)


This is the card that made me stop saying I was a blue player and start saying I was a black player.

Well, okay, I've been Blue or Black ever since Betrayers of Kamigawa. But this card officially changed my favorite color.

Of course, my zombie deck has four Gempalm Polluters in the sideboard so I can replace these guys if I need to get serious. But they're so much more fun. Plus, I use a bunch of zombie lords, so these are more useful on the field than the polluter is in the graveyard.
Posted By: MisterAction (1/13/2013 2:37:58 PM)


So powerful at common. It's crazy. I use this in my pauper EDH zombie tribal deck (commander is still up in the air because my friend doesn't want me to use noxious ghoul because it's quite mean) and it is absolutely insane. It really puts the clock on your opponent (and yourself too, but you can stop it if you want to).

My deck focuses on attrition and chumping and using things like ghoul caller's chant to keep the zombies coming. I usually don't get much damage in, but even if I've done just a tiny bit, I can slowly close the game with this guy. He pings for 4-6 damage each turn usually and I can do it on their end step leaving him open as a blocker if necessary. He's just crazy. This guy and gempalm polluter are the main finishers in the deck (and my commander might be a finisher too depending on what I choose).
Posted By: SAUS3 (6/18/2013 8:27:08 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!