Building Blocks: Bg Zombies

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So, since Tokens has taken over nearly the entire metagame, I wanted to try out a few decks that didn’t start with 4x Lingering Souls. This is the first:


Innistrad Block Constructed Daily Event Decklist

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Innistrad Block Constructed Daily Event Round 1

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Innistrad Block Constructed Daily Event Round 2

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Innistrad Block Constructed Daily Event Round 3

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Innistrad Block Constructed Daily Event Round 4

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NOTE: At the time of this article’s authoring, there was a rumor circulating that Intangible Virtue would be banned in Innistrad Block Constructed, based off of the spoiler header image for the Banned & Restricted announcement for March 20th. When you read this, it will be March 20th or later, so you’ll know whether or not Intangible Virtue is banned. If it is banned now, I’m sorry that these videos are out of date. Sometimes that’s just how it goes.

But on the bright side, now we may not have to deal with a metagame where 75% of the field is “Token decks versus anti-Token decks,” and we can start anew in an unexplored format! So I’m hoping Intangible Virtue is banned.

But if it hasn’t been, well shucks: I’ll get to playing the hand we’re dealt and try to take down this Token-y menace.

Until next time,

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-Lee McLeod

 
  1. Please please please get a new mic. The constant echoing and distortions make the video unenjoyable

  2. round three at 4:33 you say I dont know why people play this deck and use sever on cagebreakers instead of winning with higborn ghoul and playing geralf messenger (two in hand)… Also most of the time not attacking with gravecravlers when you have 5+ mana available (round 1) and nothing to play, just leaving them for block???? instead of trying to deal dmg or trade…. your play looks kind of loose….

  3. Yeah bro your microphone is terrible, I gave up after like a few minutes.

  4. Good gosh. Cry about it. The mic problem isn’t that bad. If you don’t like it listen to something else. Also Lingering Souls/Intangible virtue has been banned.

  5. @Mamut3D: Missing the kill was idiotic (I thought he had mana up for Gnaw to the Bone). In round 1, I don’t know what specific instance you are talking about, but most of the time I don’t run Gravecrawlers into 1/1s or 2/2s they’ll be happy to trade with if I have no other zombies, because then I can’t recast Gravecrawlers and I need to push damage through somehow.

  6. @Mamut

    Why would he suicide off his gravecrawler when he suspects the player has a burn spell for his only other zombie with no other zombies in hand? And yeah trading a 2/1 for a 1/1 doomed traveler that turns into a 3/3 flier with vigilance seems real smart. The crawlers were played well in my opinion.

  7. Definitely funny that you say guess he doesn’t know how to play against zombies but then you choose not to kill him a turn earlier with highborn ghoul + messenger.

  8. I really like your content but I’m going to have to chime in with the people above about the mic, it’s like a turd on a christmas tree.

  9. I am just wondering if you are splashing green for the grim backwoods then why goul tree is not part of your creature list. I also think ghoulraiser is bad in this deck. All you really want to get back with ghoulraiser is the messenger and ghoul callers chant would do that more efficiently.
    I liked the video and commentary, just the echo from your mic was kind of annoying.

  10. @wyldcat: Because Ghoultree costs around 5 mana on average, and is green, so it will clog up my hand. Grim Backwoods is at least a land that allows me to cast spells – it’s a free splash. As for Chant vs Ghoulraiser: Ghoulraiser is a creature, which is huge in an aggro deck. You can’t just cast card advantage spells like Ghoulcaller’s Chant in your aggro deck if you don’t have enough high-impact creatures to support it. The only high-impact creature is Messenger. Ghoulraiser can be (and often is) played as a 1BB 2/2, which goes a long way to making it better than Chant. It doesn’t sound that great (Grey Ogre is far from impressive), but the body just gives you another option with which to work with.

    @Everyone: I ordered a new microphone yesterday, it should arrive in time for the next set of videos.

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