My daughter's birthday is on January 26. She loves browsing Gatherer before going to school, and must have found something, because she's asked me to build her a B/U zombie deck. However, I only started playing more seriously when Magic 2013 came out and I'm not that familiar with the Innistrad block, except as I am catching up. Moreover, I am not at all familiar with whatever it was that rotated out before that, which made the B/U Zombie archetype go away. So I don't really know what the B/U Zombie deck consisted of and what is supposed to make it tick.

For now, this will just be a deck we will play at home, but I decided to post in the Standard forum instead of Casual, because I'm hoping with Dimir there will eventually be options to take this deck to FNM. For this reason, I'm keeping it Standard legal.

So here is the beginning:

Creature (26)

Other (10)

[deck]2 Ghoulcaller's Chant

4 Bone Splinters

4 Tragic Slip[/deck]

Land (24)

[deck]4x Drowned Catacomb

4x Watery Grave

14x Swamp

2x Island[/deck]

Here are some other cards available:

Endless Ranks of the Dead

Havengul Lich

Havengul Runebinder

Unbreathing Horde

Zombie Apocalypse

So where can we take this to its max potential given the current limitation of what is in Standard? Is there another archetype using Havengul Lich that would work better?

For now, this will just be a deck we will play at home, but I decided to post in the Standard forum instead of Casual, because I'm hoping with Dimir there will eventually be options to take this deck to FNM. For this reason, I'm keeping it Standard legal.

So here is the beginning:

Creature (26)

4 x Blood Artist

4 x Diregraf Captain

4 x Diregraf Ghoul

4 x Geralf's Messenger

4 x Gravecrawler

2 x Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

4 x Stitched Drake

4 x Diregraf Captain

4 x Diregraf Ghoul

4 x Geralf's Messenger

4 x Gravecrawler

2 x Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

4 x Stitched Drake

Other (10)

[deck]2 Ghoulcaller's Chant

4 Bone Splinters

4 Tragic Slip[/deck]

Land (24)

[deck]4x Drowned Catacomb

4x Watery Grave

14x Swamp

2x Island[/deck]

Here are some other cards available:

Endless Ranks of the Dead

Havengul Lich

Havengul Runebinder

Unbreathing Horde

Zombie Apocalypse

So where can we take this to its max potential given the current limitation of what is in Standard? Is there another archetype using Havengul Lich that would work better?