Noxious Ghoul


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase Uncommon
Legions 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

bushido_man96 on Gisa and Geralf

4 days ago

Ok, dlamars, I have to thank you for posting the link to your deck. It gave me a few other ideas to look at. I was considering running Intruder Alarm in this deck, but thought otherwise as I would be untapping everyone's creatures when I bring in a zombie. But with the combo you mentioned with Ghoulcaller Gisa, that is not a bad trade at all! So its going in. I also need to figure out the other changes to make, and get this put together.

I think with Intruder Alarm going in, I can take out the Thornbite Staff. I also still need to fit in the Altars. I do believe I'll drop Noxious Ghoul, and I found another decent tutor to fit the deck: Noble Benefactor. Yes, it helps out the other players, but I can live with that at the budget price, and I have some on hand, and he synergizes with the sacrificing in the deck, so getting rid of him can be a same turn thing.

So, now the foundation is laid. I'll take any and all help with making the switches.

Thank you guys so far for all the help!

bushido_man96 on Gisa and Geralf

5 days ago

Thanks for the thoughts,guys. dlamars, I like your suggestions on Living Death and Noxious Ghoul, and I was wavering on Liliana. I do want to keep Stitcher Geralf, for flavor and theme.

KeelHaul10, good suggestions. I didn't know how well Endless Ranks of the Dead would work. Soulquake looks like a winner! Which Liliana are you referring to?

And a side note on the mana base: it will change. I've got dual lands to run, just have to dig them out. I will update it soon.

McDeity on Zombies

5 days ago

The deck has a solid skeleton, though you may have gone a little over-board on the sacrifice/reanimation. If that's the road you're bent on taking, then I'd at least recommend a Nevinyrral's Disk and an Oblivion Stone, seeing as without them (or similar effect), you're dead to a Rest in Peace. Call to the Kindred doesn't do it for me either. Without Conspiracy out, you only run 14 actual zombies, so your odds of whiffing are real. On that topic, more creatures (specifically zombies) may benefit you anyway if your main plan is to "run people over with them." Thankfully, you've chosen a tribe well-stocked with playable monsters. Empty the Pits strikes me as too anti-synergistic to really get decent value out of. You could jam a bunch of off-color fetch lands to help fill the yard with chaff, but even then it still may not pull its weight. I understand that you can discard in chunks with Forgotten Creation and also produce infinite mana, but that's a four-card combo, which is a rather tall order to justify the prohibitive costs of the card. As you already run Ashnod's Altar and Grave Titan, you could include Nim Deathmantle to create the same effect (infinite zombies and infinite mana), while also adding in a "reanimation" spell and a means to change a key creatures type to zombie (to cheat Noxious Ghoul and Call to the Grave).
A few other individual card upgrades: Rune-Scarred Demon is a fine guy, but Sidisi, Undead Vizier costs two less, fits the tribe, and even allows you to sacrifice yet more stuff. Likewise, Solemn Simulacrum is a value house, but Corpse Harvester yields greater card advantage and effect while being a zombie. Geth, Lord of the Vault may be do a reasonable Beacon of Unrest impersonation for you.I'm always glad to see other zombie players, so best of luck in your conquests. If you get ever stuck or can't figure something out, feel free to message me or check out my list. Cheers, and God bless.- McDeity

dlamars on Gisa and Geralf

6 days ago

Hey, I have a very not budget list for gisa and geralf but it's full of combos if you need any ideas:Life is Milling Me.

My suggestions from your list are to be careful adding Noxious Ghoul since it kills your commander. I like Living Death as a board wipe instead. Also Stitcher Geralf and Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip could be replaced imo.

Nicoblack on Grimm brothers' zombieland

1 week ago

Dude, thanks. I'm actually looking for a Grave Titan and got Wonder like an hour ago.Gravecrawler, Cryptbreaker and Vengeful Pharaoh seem really into the flavor of what I'm trying to do. I actually thought about Noosegraf Mob before, just wasn't really sure, now I am, it will go in as soon as I get it.

Noxious Ghoul!! Believe me, I've been looking everywhere in my city for that card, but still no one, but yeah, that card will go in.

Errast on Grimm brothers' zombieland

2 weeks ago

I've played a more creature-based version of this commander, so while my suggestions may be skewed towards creatures, I hope they'll be helpful at the very least.

Self Mill

Token Generators/Reanimators

Zombie Lords

Personal Favorites

Honorary Zombies

Also, Grimgrin, Gravecrawler, and Rooftop Storm is an infinite loop for massive damage, if that kind of thing matters to you.

PartyJ on Zombie

2 weeks ago

I would suggest the following extra cards:

Aim for at leist 35 lands I would suggest for now.

All options I posted are budget options. The more expensive cards I left ut for now.

Good luck!


Tomagotchi on The Endless March

3 weeks ago

Rooftop Storm + (Insert Sac outlet here). Sacrifice Gravecrawler, cast it back infinite times for free.

When used with Ashnod's Altar, it becomes infinite mana.When used with Noxious Ghoul its a potentially infinite board wipe. Have fun.

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