Festering Goblin and Withered Wretch will decrease your opponent's life total quickly and steadily. Later, once both players have built up defenses, Zombies like Skinthinner and Corpse Harvester step into the spotlight. They allow you to get more cards and take out your opponent's creatures, clearing the way for your larger army. Infernal Caretaker restocks your Zombies quickly, and Gempalm Polluter can deliver a knockout blow even through an army of blockers. Both Soulless One and Ghastly Remains can become huge attackers thanks to the massive number of Zombies in the deck. They can often take out your opponent in just a couple of attacks.
Even with a bunch of cheap Zombies, however, you might still have some problems in the early game because most of the deck's creatures cost three or more mana. Play defensively until your big bruisers come up. Boneknitter is key on defense, as it can regenerate the vast majority of your creatures. Don't worry about losing some creatures - Infernal Caretaker and Cruel Revival will allow you to get them back again. Save your creature destruction for troublesome fliers you can't block.
When modifying this deck, try to find some other cards that interact well with Zombies to replace your more expensive ones. The Onslaught set includes many possibilities, such as Unholy Grotto, but you can also look to older sets for help. The Planeshift set's Lord of the Undead is an excellent Zombie helper, and Carrion Wurm from Torment has a very low cost for its huge size. Another possibility is to just add more of the same. For example, if Festering Goblin is working really well for you, swap in a few more.
As you improve the deck, you'll improve the certainty of your victories. Soon the entire world will drown under the unstoppable tide of your undead minions. Long live the dead!
* = from a previous set
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