Pauper Ponderings: Orzhov Zombies Austen Hoey May 4, 2017 Pauper Ponderings 8 With the rest of the Mana Base team working on various Amonkhet research, this week Austen decided he’d also take his shot at trying out this new Egyptian themed set. Watch him battle with regular old school zombies and the Mummies of Amonkhet! Orzhov Zombies by /u/senress Creatures (25)4 x Binding Mummy1 x Butcher Ghoul4 x Carnophage4 x Carrion Feeder2 x Dregscape Zombie3 x Gempalm Polluter4 x Ghoulraiser1 x Gurmag Angler2 x Viscera DraggerSorceries (7)4 x Ghoulcaller’s Chant3 x UnearthInstants (8)4 x In Oketra’s Name 4 x Nameless InversionLand (20)2 x Cradle of the Accursed4 x Plains (331)4 x Scoured Barrens10 x Swamp (339)Sideboard (15)2 x Duress2 x Doom Blade2 x Relic of Progenitus2 x Sylvok Lifestaff2 x Journey to Nowhere3 x Oblivion Ring2 x Trespasser’s Curse Buy This List Games 8 Responses Dwayne May 4, 2017 you think the deck would benefit from being more midrange style of deck with Shepard of rot and Gemplam being the main win conditions? Reply Austen Hoey May 4, 2017 possibly, slowing down might be a decent option actually Reply alex May 4, 2017 Did a quick little search on Zombies. There are a lots of interesting options in the esper block for zombies. maybe a control style deck? I’m going to try a standard pauper u/w zombie prison deck since there seems to be some synergy there. Stiched Mangler and Blinding Mummy with Displace to keep things locked down might be possible, then go for the alpha strike with ION when they are tapped out. Reply Austen Hoey May 4, 2017 i do like stitched mangler, that card could be cool. Is esper too greedy though? BW felt tough Reply a May 4, 2017 To be fair, it probably would do a good job against stompy and that does make up a good portion of the pauper metagame at the moment. Reply Austen Hoey May 4, 2017 true, maybe something that could be found with further testing Reply alex May 4, 2017 A couple rough matches to start with. Zombies have always been a weaker tribe and I’m not really certain that Amonkhet helped them. Making them a 2 color deck is a surefire way to decrease their consistency. That being said, I think it’s a potential deck, but, I’d probably approach it as more of a black with white splash deck. Cutting the tap lands and using Ash Barrens to allow you to play the 1b spells on curve to remain aggressive. It could probably be brought up to a tier 2 level of a deck with a little work. as always props to you for playing the rogue decks vs the established pauper juggernauts. Reply Austen Hoey May 4, 2017 Haha appreciate the support. It was rough today, lol, but I appreciate your feedback. The deck feels like there is something there, but like you said, just a little underpowered. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.