Varina, Zombie Queen

Varina, Lich Queen was included in the subjective reality 2018 commander deck. She really doesn’t fit there so I decided to take my The Scarab God zombie tribal deck and add some white along the way. The deck was a tribal zombie deck that focused on swarming the board and draining my opponents. The lords in the deck are a large part of why this deck is as good as it is, but some are pure lords and others have more interactions with creatures. Pure lords include:

Other creatures and other spell types that care about zombies or make zombies:

With Varina we get white to work with and this brings some new versatility.

My main goal with this deck to get to the point where I end up milling my self out, while beating my opponents in the face, because I like to do fun things sometimes. A quick peek at what I built for GP Los Angeles.

Zombie Queen
Designer: Andy Bentley
Make zombies, swing, draw, discard, gain life, repeat
Commander (1)
Varina, Lich Queen

Lands (36)
Plains
Island
Swamp
Drowned Catacomb
Reliquary Tower
Sunken Hollow
Terramorphic Expanse
Evolving Wilds
Cabal Coffers
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Underground River
Windswept Heath
Unclaimed Territory
Bojuka Bog
Tainted Isle
Command Tower
Westvale Abbey
Deserted Temple
Creatures (36)
Wayward Servant
Unraveling Mummy
Custodi Lich
Sidisi, Undead Vizier
The Scarab God
Gray Merchant of Asphodel
Death Baron
Lord of the Accursed
Lord of the Undead
Cemetery Reaper
Diregraf Captain
Risen Executioner
Undead Warchief
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
Josu Vess, Lich Knight
Prized Amalgam
Ghoulraiser
Gravedigger
Phyrexian Crusader
Dread Wanderer
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Tattered Mummy
Havengul Lich
Loyal Subordinate
Sticher’s Supplier
Fleshbag Marauder
Shambling Ghoul
Diregraf Ghoul
Gravecrawler
Cryptbreaker
Graveyard Marshal
Relentless Dead
Plague Belcher
Diregraf Colossus
Vengeful Dead
Nested Ghoul

Instants and Sorceries (10)
Swords to Plowshares
Teferi’s Protection
Anguished Unmaking
Evacuation
Cyclonic Rift
Zombie Apocalypse
Fumigate
Cleansing Nova
Fractured Identity
Dark Salvation

Other Spells (17)
Liliana, Death’s Majesty
Liliana, Untouched by Death
Swiftfoot Boots
Orzvov Signet
Dimir Signet
Sol Ring
Thran Dynamo
Azorious Signet
Throne of the God-Pharaoh
Liliana’s Mastery
Endless Ranks of the Dead
Anointed Procession
Rooftop Storm
Phyrexian Arena
Dictate of Erebos
Graf Harvest
Curse of Disturbance

There are a few changes I could make to this list if I wanted to be a little more combo reliant, but, I’m happy with this list overall. We just want to swarm the board with creatures and attack so we can draw all the cards. Let me know what you think about the deck and how you would build it differently. Until next time, Peace Y’all