Necrotic Ooze

Necrotic Ooze

Creature — Ooze

As long as Necrotic Ooze is on the battlefield, it has all activated abilities of all creature cards in all graveyards.

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Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Necrotic Ooze occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Golgari: 0.13%

Necrotic Ooze Discussion

Valius on Drawing Dead

6 days ago

I love Avatar of Woe . But I also recommend reanimation effects in any mill deck, especially one that hits itself with stuff like Mesmeric Orb . This is also why I still recommend Oona, Queen of the Fae , although I still like Geth, Lord of the Vault more, but you should absolutely be running Necrotic Ooze is you have killer active abilities like these.

I also tore apart my Phenax deck because I pulled a The Scarab God and now I have a mill/self-mill/zombie token deck that I just absolutely love.

Hour of the Scarab God

Valius on Drawing Dead

1 week ago

Mirko Vosk isn’t all that great unless he can connect with the opponent. You’ll do more mill with your walls than you will with him. Replace him with Avatar of Woe

Sire of Stagnation isn’t really on theme here, and is expensive. You’re better off with Lord of the Void or Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger if you’re looking for an impactful creature, but I’d probably choose Geth, Lord of the Vault or Oona, Queen of the Fae since they’re more on flavor and are good mana sinks if needed.

You have very little spot removal, Hero's Downfall , Doomblade etc, so be careful there. Also, Black has access to Plague Wind In Garruk's Wake and even Mutilate , and you definitely should be running Cyclonic Rift over Aether Gale . Board wipes are important, and you’ll have the largest toughness to survive those “all creatures get -x/-x” effects, so make use of them - Toxic Deluge would probably be the absolute best.

There’s good equipment to increase toughness, like Slagwurm Armor and Accorder's Shield , and Illusionist's Bracers on a mortivor or nighthowler is potentially deadly.

Don’t forget about Laboratory Maniac , because you can mill yourself.

All those cards that mill opponents when you draw a card are taking away from other cards you need unless you’re drawing a ton of cards in a turn. Notion Thief and Teferi's Puzzle Box is the absolute best combo for dimir (imho) and pairs well with those cards, but a lack of Howling Mine like effects makes these cards less relevant to the mill from your walls. Memory Erosion will just do you more work.

Tutoring is important if you’re running combo, so don’t forget Diabolic Tutor or other expensive ones if you feel like buying them.

Bojuka Bog .

Dimir-doppleganger and Lazav, Dimir Mastermind are kind of must haves to make use of opponents’ big beefies and eldrazi (if any).

Biggest thing is just remember you’re trying to mill a billion at a time, not little bits here and there. If a card isn’t milling a ton, replace it with something else that’s more impactful. Combo pieces are nice, but without tutoring they’re unreliable.

Card I think are a MUST HAVE, though, are definitely Necrotic Ooze , Lazav, Dimir Mastermind , Cyclonic Rift , propoganda, Crawlspace , and Bloodchief Ascension . At least find space for those.

Valius on Phenax: You Don't Need Those

1 week ago

I had a Phenax deck and it was super fun to play. Mine was a bit more turtle-y than yours, so I ran a suite of walls like Glacial Wall , Wall of Junk , and Guardians of Meletis . Equip those bad boys with Slagwurm Armor and you got yourself a milling machine and defense. There’s a ton of blue and colorless walls out there with ridiculous toughness that pair well with Phenax and give you pretty awesome blockers that let you just mill someone for 20+ at their end step if they dare attack you.

You also open up protection such as Crawlspace , Propaganda , Collective Restraint , and Koskun Falls . If you go that route. Phenax wants your creatures to tap to mill, which is why I liked walls, but swarm decks prove to be a problem, which is why I like these cards in my deck.

Otherwise, good combos in a deck like this that I enjoy was Notion Thief + Teferi's Puzzle Box so that opponents can never have cards, And Bloodchief Ascension since you’re running Mindcrank for infinite mill and damage. And Fraying Sanity could mean instant death to one person.

I really like the interaction Necrotic Ooze has with mill decks, and same with Grimoire of the Dead . Psychic Strike is a good milling counterspell with the added benefit of not needing double blue to cast.

And don’t forget, Laboratory Maniac is fantastic since you can also be a mill target, not just your opponents! Scry and Tunnel Vision yourself and you’ve won.

Raging_Squiggle on Necrotic ooze and Balthor the ...

3 weeks ago

Yes it can. Whenever a card mentions itself in its text, it is simply referring to {this card}. If you activate it via the Ooze, the ability will just replace {this card} with Necrotic Ooze , since that is the card from which the ability is being activated.

Enral on Necrotic ooze and Balthor the ...

3 weeks ago

Can Necrotic Ooze activate Balthor the Defiled 's ability if Balthor is in the yard?

NiftyCheshireCat on Why won't they stay dead?!

1 month ago

Wow! Thanks multimedia for the really well put together advice! Yeah the land base will be getting an overhaul at some point in the near future, right now it's just cobbled together from what I wasn't using in other decks so I'll be getting my Bloodstained Mire and Blood Crypt as well as a number of the other lands you mentioned when I can. I love all the suggestions though! Necrotic Ooze and Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker do work great with the rest of the deck so I'll have to think about them but I already have 3 decks that can win by going infinite so I'm not sure I want to turn this into one too. At a certain point I may as well just add Impact Tremors and win if I am going to run combo pieces but I'll think about it as they both work great with Apprentice Necromancer , Doomed Necromancer , Magus of the Wheel , etc. so it's super tempting just in terms of synergy.

Anyway thanks for all the suggestions and for taking the time to go over the list! Great tips, definitely gave me some new ideas!

moremanawins on Scion Reanimator

1 month ago

All the competitive Scion decks run Hermit Druid . In order to enable the Druid you should cut all your basics or shock lands and other multi color lands. Also Necrotic Ooze is a good target for once you’ve milled your deck. Another thought Is running Food Chain since you can control scion’s cmc with his ability.

multimedia on Why won't they stay dead?!

1 month ago

Hey, nice changes to the precon.

Necrotic Ooze is very good with Chainer as General because Chainer is an enabler to get creatures into your graveyard and can give Ooze haste if it's reanimated. Ooze is best with combos and there's many combos with it, but even without combos it gives you another Apprentice Necromancer, Doomed Necromancer, Magus of the Wheel, Avatar of Woe, Bloodtracker, etc. Any creature who has an activated ability including your opponents creatures Ooze can use it if the creature is in any graveyard and Ooze is in your control.

Speaking of combos Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker is busted with Ooze. Ooze can use Kiki's activated ability to make infinite copies of itself since each token copy of Ooze has haste meaning it can tap to make another copy of itself. Are you interested in learning more about Kiki combos with Ooze?

Lands and support cards to consider adding:

Creatures to consider cutting:

  • Sanitarium Skeleton
  • Grave Scrabbler
  • Nightshade Assassin
  • Scaretiller
  • Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief
  • Book Devourer
  • Champion of Stray Souls
  • Soul of Innistrad
  • Desolation Twin

I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

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