Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander 2015 Mythic Rare

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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

Rexdale on Mazirek, Scion sac priest

1 week ago

Not sure if you have considered the persist creatures, specifically Woodfall Primus and Puppeteer Clique

As you can stack the triggers with Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest allowing repeatable sacrifices and infinite counters on other creatures on the field.That being said, Puppeteer Clique goes well with Altar of Dementia

Byuante on Life & Death: A Story of Decay

2 weeks ago

hoardofnotions, Hardened Scales is not the same as Primal Vigor as it only adds 1 extra counters, instead of doubling it. This does have the same effect when dealing with Mazirek's triggers, but if I have another doubler in play, the effect of Hardened Scales is reduced, whereas Primal Vigor will consistantly double the number of counters. Though I do think Primal Vigor has its downside, as it does allow tokens and counters to be doubled for everyone, but this is a stax deck, doubling their tokens or counters won't have much an effect if the cards need to be sacced.

As for Eliminate the Competition, you are correct in saying that it requires a board presence, but remember, it is 5 mana, and it's not the first thing you cast when you have enough mana for it. It's in the deck as it provides a sac outlet first, and also eliminates my competition. This card is something you play in the mind-late game, which is when you do have a board presence, and with the ammount of token generators in the deck, fodder for it is not a hard thing to come by.

I'm on the fence about the Panorama, as it requires mana to sacrifice it, which does "mana screw" me, but to a far less extent than Temple of the False God, but then again I do run Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, which allows the temple to tap for black without needing 5 lands. I'll get back to you on that.

Eldrazi token generators that are creatures have their downsides. They don't generate tokens constantly, but rather on ETB, which means their usefulness is limited, a card like Awakening Zone or From Beyond does it every upkeep. So the creatures you suggested would take up a spot and have a limited use. But I do agree that Eldrazi Tokens are some of the best tokens ever for this deck.

This deck can go infinite, with persist stuff like Puppeteer Clique or Woodfall Primus or things like Grave Titan, but I removed all those things as I don't like simple infinites. But, this deck can still do it with Animation Module + Ashnod's Altar/Phyrexian Altar + Primal Vigor + Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest.

I really like Mazirek as a commander as well. Thanks for the suggestions.

Talonisnthavingit on Meren of Clan F**k You

2 weeks ago

Have you thought of Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest? Although this deck doesn't seem like a huge sacrifice deck, giving every other creature you control a small boost from a player doing something as simple as cracking a fetch land is pretty nice, and the small boost can add up if nothing is done about it.

Quicksilver on Ishkanah's Beefy Brood

3 weeks ago

With the amount of sacrifice, could you justify Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest?

Triton on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

1 month ago

I'm currently working on changing my Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest into Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons for the BG control shell because Hapatra can break stax parity with her snakes. I'm mainly looking for any cards that help produce more snakes or tokens in general, specifically mana-efficient ones. Please be sure to keep suggestions at less than $5, thanks!

BG Stax

Commander / EDH Triton


Triton on Converting to Hapatra

1 month ago

I've had a Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest deck for a while, and wanted to convert it into Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons because Hapatra is better at breaking stax parity with her snake tokens.

The description is not that detailed yet (I meant- at all haha), but the game plan involves shutting down opponents' boards and then beating down with creatures. I'm keeping the deck under $115 for budget reasons, and also any clever names for the deck title would be appreciated! Thanks!

Link to the deck:

BG Stax

Commander / EDH Triton


orzhov_is_relatively_okay819 on Sidisi, Meren and Ezuri Oh My......

1 month ago

Before I start, just want to say this looks like a cool deck. It looks pretty promising.

First of all, 41 lands is a bit too many. Depending on the deck, the normal recommended amount is 36-39. Your deck is fairly low-cost, so I would recommend 37 or 38.

Reap is super situational and you shouldn't play it unless you know there's a big presence of black in your playgroup.

Take out Seedtime unless you're playing against a counterspell deck. It barely ever actually works.

Take out Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest. It's just not a good card, even in a deck like this. I have a Meren deck and Mazirek never had any impact.

Take out Ghoultree. By the time you have enough creatures in your graveyard to play it cheaper, it won't matter as much. Also, a 10/10 vanilla isn't really the best play considering all the crazy shenanigans you can start up with this deck.

I recommend taking out Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord. Although it's a fine card, if you're looking to cut cards Jarad just doesn't perform as well as most others.

I would take out Kiora's Follower because I don't really see enough cards in the deck where it helps that much.

Take out Phyrexian Plaguelord. It's just a bad card.

I would take out Rot Farm Skeleton because it's a bit too expensive to work as pillow fort, and there are better ways to fill your graveyard.

Take out Scourge of Nel Toth. It doesn't really have any impact in a commander game.

Viridian Zealot is too expensive and hard to cast in a 3-color deck. If you like the idea of it, at least replace it with Caustic Caterpillar.

Take out Zameck Guildmage. It doesn't have enough synergy with the deck.

Take out Thornbite Staff. Once again, it's just a bad card. It costs an absurd amount of mana to do anything useful with it.

This is just my opinion, so feel free to take it with a grain of salt. Have fun!

Hirohashi on Sacrificing for the Greater Good

2 months ago

In my opinion I think you should reconsider adding Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest as it also works to combo off a creature with Persist + Sac outlet.

It's pretty much the same as Mikaeus, but that way you can have 2 creatures that you can use with that combo instead of just Mikaeus.

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