June 13, 2016

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Commander Mondays: Lim-Dûl the Necromancer

Lim Dul and His Undead Nulls

Hey all, for this week I've taken in a request from a reader and member of my local play group. My buddy Greg asked me to throw together a list for how I would build Lim-Dûl the Necromancer. Now, bearing in mind that this list is for a more budget and casual player, I will not be trying to maximize this deck's efficiency at all cost, but the deck will still require a few pricier black staples.

Lim-Dul seems pretty costly for his abilities, is he really that good?

In my opinion, he is fun but a tad mediocre. In a completely casual setting of good friends hanging out and eating pizza he can be a lot of fun, possibly even with a few games with some absurd plays. By all means, mediocrity does not make a commander bad or unplayable. I've played with worse commanders and had a complete blast. That is what makes EDH such an amazing format.

I maximize his use by making him the leader of a zombie tribal deck. Featuring all of the good lords, such as Death Baron or Undead Warchief and the new Diregraf Colossus. The deck can win by going wide with zombie tokens and Lim-Duls reanimated buddies, or by simply throwing a freight-train sized Diregraf Colossus or Nirkana Revenant at somebody.

Things to Note

The deck needs notably more ramp than other black decks, due to the seven-mana and no immediate impact general.

Your best effects are the ones that can repeatedly kill your opponents creatures to full Lim-Dul. Sheoldred, Whispering One and Call to the Grave do this very efficiently.

Your opponents' jaws may drop when you cast Feeding Frenzy as odds are in favour of them having never heard of the card before.

The Deck List

I hope you all enjoy this deck list.  If any readers ever wish to request that a commander be built, feel free to comment on an article! Until next week, thanks for reading!