Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest

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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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Mythic Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Golgari: 0.32%

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest Discussion

beets on Treasures + Clues!

1 week ago

i used to play Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest in my Ghave, Guru of Spores deck, but i often found it to be a dead draw. mostly it is too high cmc to be worth it imo, and Good-Fortune Unicorn accomplishes the same purpose but for 3 cmc and on our own terms! would recommend recommend removing him for Dockside Extortionist :)

Burnished Hart is inefficient turn 4 ramp. either put a 2 cmc ramp option or try fittimg Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer here. i like the classic Prismatic Lens and Wayfarer's Bauble for my 5-color deck :)

finally i would remove Thraben Inspector. quite an underwhelming card in commander game.

i love this deck idea! i have always wanted to try a mass alt-wincon theme deck, and i like the flavor of this one much!

Trashcan on Mazirek Crop Destruction

3 weeks ago

LittleBlueHero gitrog as well as Dryad of the Ilysian Grove is in the 99 for that extra land per turn goodness.

All of the land destruction effects have sacrifice on them so you'll get a ton of counters with Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest.

BX223Hunter on Welcome to the Junderground

1 month ago

alright - one more thought :)

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest - I know it's expensive CMC, but might play real nice with devour? too slow?

Mirenheart on Korvold Lands

1 month ago

Might be a little late here, but I though I'd mention Mayhem Devil for getting some ping damage off your myriad of sacrifices, and Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest for buffing up your few creatures to fairly insane levels after some sacrifices. Both work off of permanent sacrifice, and can potentially be game winners (or at least changers). Also nice against other Korvold players.

Brass's Bounty is also a really nice card to run with lands, tho a tad on the expensive side, but can net you huge amounts of mana and sac triggers.

As well, Killing Wave could be a fun board wipe to play with in the end game, especially when you have all those locus elemental tokens sitting around. Use something like 12 or more mana for it, just sac all your creatures but korvold, rake in all those +1/+1s, draws, and Locus Elemental damage pings, and then swing with korvold at someone. All Is Dust also provides a similar experience, but you lose korvold with it.

xaarvaxus on Korvold, Daddy of Infinite Hunger

2 months ago

Boundless Realms seems pretty expensive here. Reloading on land seems nice but I think the number of times that this card will shine that much will be pretty limited. If it fetched non-basics I could see it being worth it for the CMC.

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest is a bit out of place considering the number of aristocrat cards you have. Are you going to kill through combat or drain? Seems you're more in on draining opponents out rather than into +1/+1 counters on anything but your commander [and he'll get big enough on his own].

I'd probably either cut God-Eternal Bontu or swap with Syr Konrad, the Grim if you're dedicated to the aristocrats plan.

kcoorev on jehan en petriek

2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions! if i get hold of an extra Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord (my other copy has a home in my Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis deck, which also contains a Lord of Extinction), i will add it to the deck. Never thought about the syngergy with Blade of Selves and Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, i have one laying around without a home, so i will add it shortly. Rite of Replication is a very good card, but i don't think that this card is necessary in the deck, and i have already a few decks where that card feels much more at home :). Bramblewood Paragon and the unicorn are good suggestions, but you can imagine that it is hard to select cards to remove for them. I did remove the Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest since it is very slow and unreliable (in my experience) and often feels a bit like a win-more. Doubling Season obviously costs a pretty penny, so that will come in when it gets a decent reprint.

Monitor on Welcome to the Junderground

2 months ago

Hey I just wanna say I love this deck! It bears quite a bit of similarity to my own Tana and Reyhan Partner Token Stuff. I'm digging the manland tech in Raging Ravine, that works very well with Reyhan and the like. One thing I'll recommend is to add in a manland like Mishra's Factory or Mutavault so that you can activate them, post-boardwipe, with Reyhan's +1/+1 counter triggers on the stack -- that saves them all and the reason those two are specifically called out is that they can tap for mana, and use that mana to become a creature. Once I drop Mishra's Factory, I basically don't use it as mana if Reyhan is out so that I can always save the counters. Have you thought about Dryad Arbor and Green Sun's Zenith ?

I recently discovered Fallen Ideal myself, that is one sweet piece of spice. Greater Good I ended up cutting, since i so rarely had large creatures, but your list looks like it might avoid that issue better than mine. I didn't even realize Thunderscape Familiar was a thing, that is fantastic.

What are some of the weak points you see in your list during actual gameplay? Mine is always a weakness to board wipes, obviously, but especially when someone turns off my ability to use Dictate of Erebos via Angel of Jubilation , Tajuru Preserver , or Sigarda, Host of Herons . An older version of your list was actually one of the main inspirations for the linked deck above, but I ended up taking it a bit more combo direction. You haven't lived until you get both Prossh, Skyraider of Kher and Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest out to play with Reyhan on board. Purphoros, God of the Forge on board when I hit with Tana, the Bloodsower or chord out an Avenger of Zendikar ? Yes please.

Anyway, great deck! I love its current state.

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