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Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest
Legendary Creature — Insect Shaman
Whenever a player sacrifices another permanent, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.
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Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest Discussion
4 days ago
Some suggested cards by looking at your build:
Reclamation Sage - removal that you can recur.
Acidic Slime - ditto.
Ashnod's Altar - free sac outlet, ramp.
Beast Within - one of best removal spells in green.
Basilisk Collar - gains life, keeps opponents from attacking (death touch makes people weary of losing best attackee, and it becomes a board wipe with sharpshooter or thoctar - death touch, kill a creature repeat.
Below is a list of your non land cards and the role I see them in. I linked the cards that don't serve the end goal of going wide or comboing. I also high lighted cards that are either cost ineffective, or I found lack luster in my builds. Not recommending you cut them, just so you can look at them from another perspective. There are others that would be cut if needed to be more competitive and had the replacements.
1 drop (8).
1x Birds of Paradise - ramp/fix.
1x Elvish Mystic - ramp.
1x Llanowar Elves - ramp
1x Mortician Beetle - ??
1x Skullclamp - card draw.
1x Sol Ring - ramp.
1x Sudden Demise - ?
1x Tempt with Vengeance - ?
2 drop (10).
1x Blood Artist - combo piece.
1x farseek - ramp/mana fix.
1x Goblin Bombardment sac outlet/ combo piece.
1x Impact Tremors - combo piece
1x Rampant Growth - ramp/mana fix
1x Sakura-Tribe Elder - ramp/mana fix
1x Swiftfoot Boots - protection
1x Thought Vessel - ramp/unlimited hand
1x Wight of Precinct Six - ?
1x Zulaport Cutthroat - sac outlet 3 drop (17).
1x Awakening Zone - token producer.
1x Beastmaster Ascension - win con
1x Burnished Hart - ramp/mana fix
1x Catacomb Sifter - token producer/ scry
1x Champion of Lamb Holt - win con.
1x Commander's Sphere ramp/fix.
1x Cultivate - ramp/fix.
1x Eternal Witness - recursion
1x Fecundity - card draw.
1x Food Chain - combo engine.
1x Goblin Sharpshooter - win con
1x Growing Rites of Itlimoc - ramp.
1x Kodama's Reach - ramp/fix
1x Ophiomancer - token producer
1x Quagmire Druid - enchantment removal
1x Reincarnation - recursion
1x Stronghold Assassin - creature removal
4 drop (12).
1x Beast Whisperer - card draw
1x Brawn - give trample.
1x Grave Pact - stax piece.
1x Meren of Clan Nel Toth - recursion.
1x Ogre Battledriver - haste.
1x Parallel Lives - combo piece.
1x Pitiless Plunderer - combo piece.
1x Poison-Tip Archer - combo piece.
1x Purphoros, God of the Forge - combo piece.
1x Shattergang Brothers - stax?
1x Smothering Abomination - draw.
1x Xenagos, the Reveler - ramp/token producer
5 drop (6).
1x Doubling Season - combo piece.
1x Emrakul's Hatcher - token producer.
1x Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder - token producer
1x Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest - can make creatures real big.
1x Mycoloth - token producer
1x Xenagos, God of Revels - haste enabler for prossh.
6 drop (4).
1x Brood Monitor - token producer
1x Deathbringer Thoctar - combo piece
1x Dragonlair Spider - token producer.
1x Inferno Titan ??
7 drop (5).
1x Avenger of Zendikar - token producer.
1x Butcher of Malakir - stax.
1x Hornet Queen - token producer.
1x Sheoldred, Whispering One - recursion.
1x Stalking Vengeance - combo piece?
8 drop (1).
1x Woodfall Primus - removal. 9 drop (1).
1x In Garruk's Wake - removal.
12 drop (1).
1x It That Betrays - ??.
Let me know how this plays for you.
6 days ago
Todays Hot Takes
- That Priest of Forgotten Gods is going to be so f'n great, like whoa. It makes me think that even though the sac outlets for standard are still missing a free one like Nantuko Husk or Viscera Seer the strategy is still shaping up big time. Totally rad it does it all: adding mana and drawing a card and forcing creature sacrificing and doing damage to opponents all in one effect. Super duper hyped to play it in my Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest edh deck.
- Orzhov Depositor is another quiet standout, its great sac fodder. I'm fairly certain its a playable standard card, and its going straight in my Mazirek deck too. Here is the deck by the way: Mazirek Sac-Storm: The Contraption of Life & Death I'm currently the #2 Mazirek deck on tappedout, so upvotes are very appreciated. Number 1 hasn't updated his list in like 3 years, so I will probably pass him eventually.
- I'm also super hyped for Incubation Druid, it reminds me of a more expensive Joraga Treespeaker. I always love ramp. And elves. And +1/+1 counters. And ramp.
- I just built Child of Alara edh with Maze's End combo last month expecting new toys for it. So its fun getting a couple decent "gates matters" cards for that. That gate Reflecting Pool land Harmony Square combined with Gateway Plaza could be the core of a mana base for standard. Maybe thats how the gate deck's mana base looks? If there is ever a standard gate deck anyways.
- Cinder Lash is totally a cool card to upgrade edh decks with. It reminds me of Aura of Silence but with damage instead of mana taxing. Having cards like this in play can be a nice political tool.
- Skewer the Critics will be great in the mono red list I play on Arena. I expect it makes burn a very serious deck again in standard.
1 week ago
Teysa would double the effect of Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest only when the sac'd permanent was a creature.
1 week ago
I definitely like that Ruric Thar is getting a new legendary. I really loved playing his original card in my first EDH deck and used it for a long time.
Also, rules question, would teysa double effects of things like Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest?
1 week ago
I've been working on a similar themed deck; only notable difference is Lotus Vale and the fetch lands (Polluted Delta Bloodstained Mire etc etc). Considering you're running a sacrifice sub-theme, I'd try adding Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest and Meren of Clan Nel Toth. And, of course, Spore Frog!
1 week ago
Interesting suggestion... The deck is already light on green but after looking it over they all seem to play a pivotal role. Vraska, Relic Seeker removal, token generator and an alternate win condition. Parallel Lives token doubler. Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest value off sacrificing tokens. Second Harvest token doubler. I plan on rebuilding this deck and adding Doubling Season for planeswalker/token doubling and Eternal Witness for much needed recursion.
Thanks for commenting. Send me a link to your Breya version once its built.
3 weeks ago
ZendikariWol, while I appreciate the "criticism" you make a lot of arguments against yourself here.
You said that Butcher of Malakir should be dropped because I don't need to dictates on the field; then you follow that by calling Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip fragile and that there are no defenders with flying which Butcher is. May not be huge, but definitely a defender with flying.
You claim that Midnight Reaper "if all goes well, will kill (me)", when the entire point of the deck is to sacrifice creatures as you pointed out while berating me for having Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest. Using Reaper as a draw engine for a turn or two isn't going to end the game for me, and I don't plan on keeping him on the field forever.
Pathbreaker Ibex is a MF all-star in this deck and wins games for me all the time. And with Lord of Extinction on the battlefield tends to make the "five creatures, even with the boost... smaller than all your opponents" massive creatures and a force to be reckoned with.
Some things you mentioned are true: Golgari Charm is a garbage card and I've been looking for something in it's stead; probably Assassin's Trophy. Skullbriar, the Walking Grave shouldn't have a place in this deck. However the point of green (as far as I've ever heard) is to cheat giant creatures onto the battlefield and end the game. My creatures in total from 0-3 drop are 19 while my creatures from 4-7 are 20. In total my cards from 0-3 drop equal 36 while my cards from 4-7 equal 29. If you look up an official how to build a mana curve you will see that my mana curve is almost on point on what is suggested. I agree that there are a lot a creatures on the upper end of the spectrum, however this is commander and the curve isn't going to be exact. The deck cheats in giant creatures with Meren's ability; that's the point. I appreciate criticism when it's criticism. What you did was essentially attack my deck and point out what you think are flaws. Again, I'm sure some things could be tweaked and I could definitely get some smaller creatures onto the battlefield, but you should learn to approach what you consider criticism with a little more tact.
3 weeks ago
Hey! I have some criticisms, and of course a deck to link below. For now I'll focus on cuts, but if you'd like I could also talk about cards to potentially add.
Before we move on to specific cards, there's an overarching problem I'd like to address; the mana curve. You have next-to-no one drops, and you have SO many four+ mana plays! Try to get your curve down a touch.
Butcher of Malakir, while good, is seven mana. You only really need one Dictate of Erebos effect on the field, and if you're running this right, then you should absolutely be drawing enough cards to get to it quickly even if you only have two (DoE itself and Savra, Queen of the Golgari).
Ghoulcaller Gisa is fine, but only if you have plenty of high-power creatures. Your deck is only reanimating one creature per turn (which I'll talk about more if we get into inclusions) and it can be EITHER a large creature OR a utility creature, most of the time.
Gonti, Lord of Luxury is nice, but as I have learned, 1) it's not really worth the cost if you also have to cast the card you choose, and 2) something about having their spells stolen really rubs people the wrong way. It tends to draw hate.
Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest is 1) going to die very quickly, and 2) not going to do a ton anyway. Do you wanna sac your creatures? If so then those counters are going to be strictly temporary and not enough to do a whoke ton.
Midnight Reaper, if all goes well, will kill you. You will be sacrificing enough creatures that it will drain you out of the game. If all goes well, anyway.
Mycoloth doesn't make it to your upkeep. Not only that, but once you drop something like that, people perceive you as a threat for the rest of the game.
Pathbreaker Ibex is a great card, but it isn't going to do anything when you have like five creatures on the battlefield. Those five creatures, even with the boost, are still gonna be smaller than all your opponents'.
Rune-Scarred Demon? There are better tutors at much less mana.
Skullbriar, the Walking Grave is terrible in this deck. You have no way to put counters on it! Yeah, combat I guess, but that's not very effective. You'd be better served by Reassembling Skeleton, I think.
Viridian Zealot's mana cost is really clunky and its ability is not that great. There are just better creatures who do the same thing.
How many creatures are you attacking with per turn that makes Eldrazi Monument good??
Golgari Charm is not that great here.
Greater Good is usually just discarding cards and drawing one or two cards.