Maw of the Obzedat


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Uncommon

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Maw of the Obzedat

Creature — Thrull

Sacrifice a creature: Creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Maw of the Obzedat Discussion

kobold_koenig on Prisoner of Fate - Budget Triad EDH

10 months ago

This deck looks great. The fact that it can be assembled for around $50 is particularly impressive.

I noticed that you seem to have a little bit of reanimate in there (Sun Titan, Obzedat's Aid, Unburial Rites, and it might add a bit of utility to the deck if you had at least one sac-outlet other than Abhorrent Overlord around to take advantage of: 1. The reanimate 2. Anytime you are liable to lose your guys to wipes or targeted removal 3. Just to take advantage of little rule loop-holes like with Fiend Hunter and his triggers (play him, sac him at instant speed so that his "return the exiled card" effect goes on the stack first, and then permanently exile something as his "exile another target creature" ability goes on the stack next.

I just did a quick search on Gatherer and a couple cards came to mind.

Creature-wise: Cartel Aristocrat, Maw of the Obzedat

Enchantment-wise: Hidden Stockpile, Circle of Despair

Artifact-wise: Trading Post, Blasting Station, Ashnod's Altar

Obviously none of this is 100% necessary for the deck, but having an extra sac-outlet for shenanigans could be handy here. Of course, the best choice would be something like a creature that has an ETB effect itself as well as a "tap" ability, but I'll leave that research to you if you are so inclined to utilize this suggestion.

Again, great deck using an under-utilized commander. +1

an_Elder_Dragon on G/W Infinite Rot Shambler

1 year ago

I like Leon's suggestion! Another good card to consider for sacrificing creatures is Maw of the Obzedat, considering that with it, you still give Rot Shambler and Unruly Mob their counters, but you would then double their power for a turn! But if you want to keep it in standard...I don't know that you would fine too many infinite combos out there since Wizards have really started to crack down on that. But there's nothing wrong with going modern! ;D

NotSoLuckyLydia on pauper EDH

1 year ago

I don't really get the restriction to 5CMC, because i can't see it actually doing anything to the format other than restricting bombs? That said, Bloodbraid Elf, Ascended Lawmage, and Invisible Stalker are probably the best generals in the format, with BBE and Stalker being banned in most groups. If you allow for commons as generals (my playgroup did) Orcish Lumberjack joins the top tier.

If you want a fun and powerful general that isn't necessarily top tier/banworthy, Nyx Weaver, Vampire Nighthawk, Nivix Cyclops (for 1v1 only really), or Maw of the Obzedat.

For something interesting that's not necessarily going to win you a lot of games, Springjack Shepherd, Garruk's Packleader(only because of the 5 mana restriction, without it it's a powerhouse), Azorius AEthermage, or basically any guildmage can be a good option.

You can also run basically anything with enough commons and an uncommon lord, or any available anthem effect, like the paragon cycle from m15 or Meadowboon, and run a tribal deck of whatever you want! (Stromkirk and drogskol captains are pretty good, from my understanding.)

MartialArt on Warrior Deck

1 year ago

Ok. First of all.

You have way too many different cards in here. Concentrate on less cards but put in 3 to 4 of them. This makes the deck more stable.

Since this seems to be a aggro deck put out all lands that come into play tapped. They only cost you time.

Cut out green since it doesnt seem to really improve your warrior tribal idea. All green cards in here can be good or support a deck with creatures but you can use other cards that are either white or black or colorless. If you cut out green you will be more stable since you only have 2 colors.

Obsidian Battle-Axe could be a good idea (not sure though).

Arashin Foremost seems like a must add card.

Since you play a aggro deck every card that costs more then 4 mana needs to be extremely benefical to you or it should be cut out. The point in aggro is that you should win in about turn 5 or 6 under optimal conditions if not in turn 4. In all other cases you WILL loose.

Maw of the Obzedat is a fun card but you need your warriors to make damage and it costs too much mana. Since you wont be making tokens the Maw is mostly a dead card on your board. Cut it out.

Reave Soul is simply not good at all. First of all your destroyers need to be instant speed so you can deal with threats at all time. Second thing is that its simply too limited in what it can kill. I would suggest Go for the Throat instead. Way better. Or Vindicate but this card really is expensive.

Same thing for Suspension Field. If you want to use a card like this use Oblivion Ring. This is better.

Cut out Spidersilk Net too. This is a card for sideboard. You defense is offense in a aggro deck. You can still put it into the sideboard for when you have to deal with flyer decks.

Still there is to say: You have a lot of good cards and ideas in here. Just concentrate a bit more. It makes your deck better.

Greets MA

BoozyBlastoise on Cartel Aristocrat: Can't Touch This

1 year ago

metalevolence LOVE the idea of a Maw of the Obzedat deck. That card is sweet. Will definitely brew. Added Flayer Husk in place of Beckon Apparition

metalevolence on Cartel Aristocrat: Can't Touch This

1 year ago

Also if you want to focus on tokens in these colors, you might want to give Maw of the Obzedat a try in the commander slot, its ability is pretty crazy. Obviously it would be a rather different deck, all about that swarm.

bomley20 on Tribal Sitting-in-Chairs

1 year ago

I spent a while looking into making a tribal chair deck a few months ago. I'm not sure if you would want to add them but other possibilities are Sands of Delirium, Knighthood, Vampire Warlord, Maw of the Obzedat, Vedalken Plotter, and Contemplation. Order of Succession does have a chair in the background but it is easy to miss.