Noxious Ghoul


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase (HOP) Uncommon
Legions (LGN) Uncommon

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Noxious Ghoul

Creature — Zombie

Whenever Noxious Ghoul or another Zombie enters the battlefield, all non-Zombie creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn.

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Noxious Ghoul Discussion

dlaxw7 on The Scarab's Legion

4 hours ago


Phyrexian Altar combos with Gravecrawler to allow you to cast the crawler from your yard an infinite number of times in a turn. He also combos with Rooftop Storm and any other sac outlet to achieve the same effect.

Likewise, Rooftop Storm combos with Sedraxis Alchemist by playing him for free. When he hits the battlefield his ability triggers and you can target him, returning him to your hand to be cast again.

Additionally, Relentless Dead can achieve the same result provided you have both Rooftop Storm and Phyrexian Altar: Sac him to the altar to make , which you then use to return the Dead to your hand. Cast him for free and rinse and repeat.

All of these allow you to cast an absurdly large number of spells in a turn, creating an opportunity for EtB effects, creature dying effects, or cast effects. Noxious Ghoul, Diregraf Captain, Diregraf Colossus, Plague Belcher, and Brain Freeze can all capitalize on this type of thing. Additionally, throwing in extra value stuff can give you extra bonuses. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed comes to mind, as he doubles the value you get off of sacrifice effects, sometimes letting you go infinite when you otherwise wouldn't, or generating absurdly large amounts of mana.

chubba on MyGisa

5 days ago

love gisa! shes knows she is low key one of my best decks.

Noxious Ghoul i would suggest taking out. it wipes your commander unless you turn her into a zombie.

Phyrexian Altar i would highly suggest investing in one for this deck. when you have a zombie one the battlefield and you sac Gravecrawler for black, you are able to cast him again. Ashnod's Altar is great but having access to the black mana is amazing.

this is my list for gisa Gisa the Mad Ghoulcaller of Gavony

TheBonk on EDH Zambies

6 days ago

These are all fairly inexpensive zombies-matter cards: Zombie Trailblazer, Cemetery Reaper, Plague Belcher, Noxious Ghoul, Gravespawn Sovereign, Gempalm Polluter, Corpse Harvester, Diregraf Colossus

Undead Warchief and Relentless Dead are also bueno, but they're both about $5-6

LJN49 on Budget Zambies (~$120/40 tix)

1 month ago

Yes, unfortunately both grave pact and reanimate are a little pricy.

Cards I'm considering include: Grave Betrayal, Noxious Ghoul, Skinrender, Sphinx of Uthuun, Phyrexian Plaguelord, Reassembling Skeleton, Rune-Scarred Demon, and Gravecrawler

VexenX on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

1 month ago

Below are the Combos that I am adding to the Primer. Just because they are listed, does not mean that they are in my build, but that they COULD be in this deck. My list is not looking to combo out to win, but I do not disregard it as an option for others.

Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar +


Gravecrawler + Rooftop Storm + SACK OUTLET +

Gray Merchant of Asphodel + Rite of Replication: 60+ damage to each opponent and a lot of life.

Grave Titan + Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle = Infinite Zombies

Havengul Lich + Rooftop Storm = All Zombies in GY cost

Gempalm Polluter + Lord of the Undead, Volrath's Stronghold OR Unholy Grotto = The gift that keeps on giving!

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth + Cabal Coffers = Ya, Just in case you didnt know.

If you run Cloudstone Curio:

Soldcastro: All three of those Enchantments have been game-winners for me. I am rarely upset drawing any of them! They also synergize well in this deck with The Scarab God.

I find that I have the opposite problem when it comes to hand size. I use our Commander's zombie making ability quite a bit, which keep your hand full because you are not spending the mana to cast stuff your hand as much.

Phyrexian Altar is on the way, and will be in the deck for Cemetery Reaper.

man1ac on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

2 months ago

VexenX Thanks! Always happy to help. I really liked your idead and I wanted to build him anyway so I kinda tagged along and play the deck 90% similar to yours. In my playgroup you have to be very careful with infinite win Combos so I will pass Phyrexian Altar. Since my Plagroup ist mostly 3 guys I will skip Curtains' Call as well. For 4cmc I think there is better removal.

I kinda dislike the Undead Alchemist cause as long as he is on the field you contradict The Scarab Gods Ability. That I dont like. I think 1-2 specific Token are way more valuable than just a massive 2/2 Zombie Horde. (If you hit a Wrath ALL Cards will be gone and Scarab God is nearly a 5/5 Beatstick and nothing more.)

I already tried Noxious Ghoul and I am undecided cause removing 1/1 Tokens is his main thing. Its hart to get >1 Zombies per turn into game without Gravecrawler.

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