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I might be coming back to the forums for a time as I'm getting back into casual magic! Anyways, as a welcome back present, I have spent the last while hunting through the gatherer (torturous) to cobble together a semi decent Necrotic Army deck.

 

Creatures: 22


 

Possibly too many 3 drops? Both Cemetery Reaper and Diregraf Captain are both too good to pass up in this deck, because of their secondary abilites. 

EDIT: forgot the most important part. This deck is meant to SWARM enemies. Its supposed to be pushing tokens and sending wves into the enemy to be crushed and have the body parts stitched back together again. Its all about weakening them with each successive wave, leaving just enough creatures to survive. Diregraf Captain and Cemetery Reaper both love this, because whenever one of my creatures die, Dirgraf Captain makes an opponent pay for his victory, and with Cemetery Reaper token summoning, his victory could be a double whammy to end the life of one of his more powerful creatures weakened by the fighting as well.

With that said, I believe a little more token generation in this deck would not be remiss, as long as it is good and steady generation. I was also thinking about replacing Diregraf Ghoul with Highborn Ghoul
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The biggest issue I see is that you pretty much have only one form of removal, and it's not even going to be easy to activate on will given that you Festering Goblin tokens have to die for you to give another creature -1/-1. Which means Cemetary Reaper would have to target stuff in your own graveyard (unless you're getting trades in combat), in which case your graveyard recursion becomes almost useless.

Fleshbag Marauder is on theme, cheap, and can be recurred or fed to Cemetary Reaper. Skinrender is another solid option. Besides that, black has all sorts of awesome spot removal. Geth's Verdict, Go for the Throat, Ultimate Price, Tragic Slip etc.

You're also susceptible to non-creatures your opponent plays when you're going mono black, so targetted hand hate, like Duress and Thoughtseize and be good options.
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The biggest issue I see is that you pretty much have only one form of removal, and it's not even going to be easy to activate on will given that you Festering Goblin tokens have to die for you to give another creature -1/-1. Which means Cemetary Reaper would have to target stuff in your own graveyard (unless you're getting trades in combat), in which case your graveyard recursion becomes almost useless.

Fleshbag Marauder is on theme, cheap, and can be recurred or fed to Cemetary Reaper. Skinrender is another solid option. Besides that, black has all sorts of awesome spot removal. Geth's Verdict, Go for the Throat, Ultimate Price, Tragic Slip etc.

You're also susceptible to non-creatures your opponent plays when you're going mono black, so targetted hand hate, like Duress and Thoughtseize and be good options.



Changed the overview for a deck goal summary. Pretty much this deck isn't meant to worry about removal, control, or big creatures. Its pretty much built for one thing, and one thing only swarming the enemy with waves of weak monsters, buffed by Lords, and sweeping an enemy with not enough monsters aside. Its weakness is token generation and flying decks. I would like to add more token generation to counter token generation, or maybe a sweeper like Black Sun's Zenith so that I can wipe out all of my own creatures (except my Lords), to deal a huge blow to my enemy with Diregraf Captain's secondary.
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Maybe Marsh Casualties. I'm all for the Skinrender as well, he's just boss.
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I was always a fan of Death Baron.

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needs more two drops

dump the stitch togethers and the Ghoulcaller's Chant. Many games will not have creatures in the graveyard to grab

none of the creatures are worth recovering except the lich 
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Maybe Marsh Casualties. I'm all for the Skinrender as well, he's just boss.



Skinrender, good as he is, becomes worthless once I add in Death Baron. The universal Deathtouch is just so much more powerful.

 
I was always a fan of Death Baron.



Death baron would indeed probably be better than Cemetery Reaper. I'll make the change.

needs more two drops 

dump the stitch togethers and the Ghoulcaller's Chant. Many games will not have creatures in the graveyard to grab 

none of the creatures are worth recovering except the lich 


did you even read what the decks goal was??
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