Avenger of Zendikar


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Zendikar vs Eldrazi Mythic Rare
Commander 2013 Mythic Rare
Worldwake Mythic Rare

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Avenger of Zendikar

Creature — Elemental

When Avenger of Zendikar enters the battlefield, put a 0/1 green Plant creature token onto the battlefield for each land you control.

Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may put a +1/+1 counter on each Plant creature you control.

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Avenger of Zendikar Discussion

Halphinian on Creatures? I think not

1 day ago


First of all, a commander deck must have exactly 100 cards (including your commander), and you have 106

I suggest you remove some lands, as that takes up almost 50% of your deck

Now, if I were to build a Mazirek deck, I would definitely go with a heavy token strategy, as tokens are relatively easy to produce (especially in Golgari), expendable, and given enough time and resources, can easily win you the game.

So, with that in mind, I suggest you remove these:

-1 Sedge Scorpion, Typhoid Rats, Tormented Soul, Pharika's Chosen, Blisterpod, Black Cat, Elderscale Wurm, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Ghoultree, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Dark Betrayal, Traveler's Amulet, Kheru Dreadmaw, Hunter's Ambush, Commencement of Festivities, Pulse of Murasa, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Bonds of Mortality, Karametra's Acolyte, Baloth Null

And possibly replace some of them with some of these:

Mycoloth, Ashnod's Altar, Grave Pact, Viscera Seer, Avenger of Zendikar, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Animation Module, Hardened Scales, Mind Slash, Orochi Hatchery, It That Betrays, Creakwood Liege, Vulturous Zombie, Catacomb Sifter, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Falkenrath Noble, Blood Artist, Necrogenesis, Deathreap Ritual, Attrition, Perilous Forays, Korozda Guildmage, Reaper of the Wilds, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Abhorrent Overlord, Grim Haruspex, Yavimaya Elder, Golgari Germination

That's all I can think of off of the top of my head

mahdik on "Colorless" EDH: "Are you shivering?"

1 day ago

Tecstasy, I don't think that Xenograft work in this deck, after some research I find nothing to help me be sure or anything. What I think is that it gives a status effect that works after a certain creature as enter the battlefield, not during is entering "act". It affects only controlled creatures, not creature spells or creature cards themselves (something Conspiracy does).

Overall I could be wrong, it could work, but I still think that depending on a certain card to make all the deck works when it's not the commander is not really reliable, it is VERY risky, something Conspiracy isn't.

If I used them both, I would surly put giant token generator in the deck, like Avenger of Zendikar or even Myr Battlesphere (both discussed in other comments), but I would need a lot of tutor for the enchantment, and protection (in form of "hexproof all enchantment" or something), making the overall price higher for a not-so-good deck. The build would be TOTALLY different and it would more of a 5 color good stuff with a certain gimmick than anything, which isn't the point here. If it was the case, all the "artefact cost less" would be less interesting and the deck wouldn't be as "consistent" (it isn't, that's why I didn't bother thinking of doing a 5 color good stuff and I chose all temple lands).

The deck is very flawed, and I think that trying the over-kill tactic is just too inconsistent to be good.

DarksteelBadger on Any weird loops with Djinn ...

2 days ago

It's not in your colors, but Enduring Renewal + Phyrexian Altar + Ashnod's Altar + Djinn of Wishes + Avenger of Zendikar + 11 lands should let you cast your deck. The combo sucks.... but.... it works.

mahdik on "Colorless" EDH: "Are you shivering?"

2 days ago


Inspiring Statuary is REALLY interesting, thanks for the suggestions.

Saheeli's Artistry could be interesting, but its cost is really high, there is close to no cards in the deck that lower is casting cost and most of the time I don't copy an artefact, so it triggers most on time only one ability. I will pass.

For Avenger of Zendikar and Myr Battlesphere thought, they aren't super interesting, knowing that they are really combo-ish (needing a certain order and all). The deck would need a lot more set-up too make it work. Anyway, the deck is already pretty over-killing, there are turn 7-8 where I destroy more than 15 permanents (a chance Reaper King says "may destroy" because we would be obligated to destroy it).

Rzepkanut on "Colorless" EDH: "Are you shivering?"

2 days ago

Inspiring Statuary could be quite the mana rock in here. Saheeli's Artistry will always copy 2 things probably too. Also for some reason the other day I was thinking about having Conspiracy in play along with Reaper King and casting a creature that makes lots of tokens to clear the board. Like Avenger of Zendikar or Myr Battlesphere.

Flagellum on The Second Plague: The Gitrog Monster

3 days ago

Sorry, somehow I managed to take this list off private. It's still being brewed but it is indeed more budget, hence no Crucible of Worlds, Bazaar of Baghdad, Lion's Eye Diamond and other better lands.

It's pretty much straight up infinite mana Exsanguinate combo using the Frog + Skirge Familiar + Discard outlet and/or Dakmor Salvage/dredge. However, there are two back up plans should those pieces get exiled along with Riftsweeper. Those being: Necrotic Ooze with Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord/Devoted Druid/Quillspike in the GY (or battlefield) and infinite mana with Geth's Verdict in a 3 card library (to make it faster).

I will be updating the description once I'm happy with it. I recently added more mana dorks in lieu of fluff like Rampaging Baloths, Avenger of Zendikar, Worm Harvest. I found that if I focused more on the combo aspect that those sorts of things aren't needed. It also lowered the curve quite nicely.

PlutoniumWedding on Rosheen, the Herder of Hydras

5 days ago

Illusionist's Bracers does literally nothing with Avenger of Zendikar, since both its abilities are triggered, not activated. Strionic Resonator can be used to double either, though.

Daykillz on Oath of Atraxa

5 days ago

Hey! You talked to me earlier, these are just some ideas I had.

I know you already have Transguild Promenade but I might consider adding Rupture Spire or City of Brass as more mana fixing. Reflecting Pool is also great, as is Grand Coliseum if that is available near you. Also, another land: Blighted Woodland

Now for my card change ideas... Keep in mind this is just my thought process :)

Bred for the Hunt --> Edric, Spymaster of Trest I know it helps others, but you can use this to play politics.

Citadel Siege --> Doubling Season This is less sure. Doubling Season is a necessity in this, but Citadel Siege is good. Mostly I couldn't see much to take out for DB.

Duelist's Heritage --> Angelic Skirmisher Skirmisher is just more of a diverse card, and can strongly discourage people from attacking you.

I think that Avenger of Zendikar would be INSANE in this deck. Maybe he only makes 6-8 plants, but my goodness all the +1/+1 counters! Not sure what I would take out yet.

Another two cool pieces of tech since it seems like you like infect, Corrupted Conscience I love stealing stuff, but giving it infect too? And this: Triumph of the Hordes while not an instant will throw off combat.

Overrun or Overwhelming Stampede could also be great surprise killers if you end up with big creatures and don't have trample.

It really feels like you could get blown out if you don't protect your creatures, so possibly Asceticism for the hexproof/regenerate can be a savior. Possibly even an Avacyn, Angel of Hope but that is very white heavy and expensive.

Languish --> Toxic Deluge I know it costs life, but with Deluge it's less and you choose how much you want to go away.

Disdainful Stroke --> Counterspell Counterspell is just an upgrade.

Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile are both insane pointed removal, but I obviously don't know your meta and Mortify/Putrify are more diverse.

Oath of Nissa is SOOOO good in this deck! I might even just take out a land considering its power. It's almost a green ponder!

Contagion Clasp and Contagion Engine have got to go in here as has been said. Recurrable proliferate? As a mana sink? Yes please. Also, Inexorable Tide.

Duneblast is really cool flavorful, but it is expensive for a wipe and you may want Damnation, Wrath of God, or Supreme Verdict. Damnation and WoG say no regen, and Supreme says no counters! But personal preference :)

Everflowing Chalice seems expensive, but it is just too strong in commander where you generally have time to set up mana. It is also affected by Doubling Season and Proliferate if I remember correctly. Possibly switched for Fellwar Stone

I'm not sure if it is banned, but I would rather run Dig Through Time than Treasure Cruise because I prefer to find exactly what I want rather than just draw three, but that's just me.

Also, crazy piece of tech if people are running lots of artifacts or enchantments that scare you, but not necessary is: Bane of Progress. While two sided sometimes you just have to do it.

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