Friday, January 20, 2012

Dark Ascension: The Zombie Invasion

With Dark Ascension to be released soon, and with more and more card released, I have noticed that one group of cards is gaining a ton of incredible support. And that group is none other than Zombies, lords of the undead. The zombies here are so good, even I'm considering building a deck around them.

But for now, I'm just gonna take a look at a few of the cards that are definitely going to be a must-have for any Zombie deck.

First off, we have Gravecrawler:

Simple, yet effective. Gravecrawler is ideal for any Zombie deck just on the basis of constant revival. Controlling one zombie isn't hard enough either, so this makes for a good card to keep returning. And even though it can't be a chump blocker, it's good at forcing your opponents to use theirs. Also good fodder for cards that need to sacrifice creatures. Overall excellent card.

What's next?

 Quite nice. Exile any zombies you might not need back to get a new zombie token and continue to buff your army. A good card to maintain field presence and make your zombies quite strong. Maybe not ideal for a pure zombie deck, but the attack boost for all of them is certainly something nice, so it's included in this list.

And then there's an amazing sorcery for them as well. Apocalypse brings them all out, which has got to be quite intimidating late game, especially after that army of the dead comes back for more. And to top it all off, it destroys all humans, but that varies on your opponent. However, the ability to revive a mass swarm of zombies for 6 mana seems pretty good to me.

And then we have the final card, Diregraf Captain.

Diregraf Captain 1UB
Creature – Zombie
Other Zombie creatures you control get +1/+1.
Whenever another Zombie you control dies, target opponent loses 1 life.
Again, giving your zombies a boost is always a good thing. Having a nice 3 mana cost is also a plus, since it can come out pretty early. Not only that, but it inflicts damage after a zombie dies, so it makes good use of your chump blockers by finding more ways to deal damage.

So that's it for zombies at the moment, more to come soon.


  1. I'm ready for zombies =) picked up a lot of cards for zombies in the past week and considering making a B/U Zombie deck

    also, did you notice the ftk you can do with Lich..?


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