Noxious Ghoul


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

maxon on Gisa and Geralf, Corpses Everywhere!

2 weeks ago

Hey I run this commander. It's one of my favorite brews. I have more emphasis on grave filling, with Geralf's Mindcrusher, Altar of Dementia, and stuff like that. So I use Witchbane Orb to help protect my grave. I also run Laboratory Maniac as an alt win, which I have pulled off a couple times. Other random cards worth looking into are Noxious Ghoul, Secrets of the Dead, Dreamborn Muse, Scourge of Nel Toth, Urza's Incubator. If you wanna peruse my brew, its on my profile. Happy Necromancing!

Legendorum on Gisa and Geralf - Only Innistrad Blocks

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the write up Maxon!

The issue I have with a pure Zombie deck (sticking with Innistrad blocks) is just I'm worried about the power level. This current deck is hardly 'very' competative at the moment. I'm worried if I start adding sub-par creatures in, just because they are Zombies, it will generally weaken the deck.

Of course Innistrad has some amazing Zombies - but a lot of others are virtually Vanilla creatures too, and without cards like Death Baron, Lord of the Undead, Undead Warchief, Noxious Ghoul and the like (just other Zombie staples) - I'm not sure how well the deck will run. Especially with the mill aspect - by packing the deck in with (some) sub-par Zombies, and having less spells, AND milling myself; the frequency I would draw what I actually need at a time sounds kind of slim. Especially as my only form of non-creature recursion is Possessed Skaab (who's really only good if you can continually flicker him too.. which you can't do with Zombies!). How much removal would I run? Do I forget about lifegain entirely? What about card draw? Obviously Gisa and Geralf 'draw' you an extra card per turn, but is that enough?

In short, I'm worried that with a whole bunch of just Innistrad zombies, the deck would be worse off, simply because so many of them are just 'simple' pretty low P/T creatures.

As an example, Prized Amalgam is a LOVELY card, that i've tried to find room for! But.. it's only a 3/3 that comes back - If I sac it to Ghoulcaller Gisa well, I have 3 zombies. that is nice every turn. But then if I mill Gisa, I can't get her back without Havengul Lich. And that's only one combo. I could give Grimgrin a counter every turn, ooor?.. it just doesn't seem powerful enough, no matter how much I love the card.

Having said all that, I REALLY appreciate your input. And I am actually gonna put together a pure Zombie list like you've recommended for my next few games, just to try it out. Maybe my worries will turn out completely wrong and I'll love it!

Casey4321 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

3 weeks ago

The Deckwatch Strikes:

Story time kids: I'm at my local LGS for Commander Tuesdays! A group I really enjoy playing with. I sat down to a game with my friend James and his Nin, the Pain Artist Coin Flip Chaos deck. There's this girl Molly there who we know who pulls out her new Xenagos, God of Revels deck and I pulled out The Dead Don't Shuffle, They Deck Themselves for fun. This other kid about 16 sits down and asks if he can cut in. His commander was a foil Sliver Overlord being a pleasant community, in general, we told him to play. We quickly realized, he had foiled out the entire deck and had OG Dual lands. Okay...So in my opener I keep Swamp x 2 Diregraf Captain, Talisman of Dominance, Graf Harvest, and Temple of Deceit. Turn one I play Temple of Deceit scry and see Danny Devito aka Fleshbag Marauder awesome. Keep that on top, we can use it to deal with the incoming sliver infestation.

What transpires is a combination of Noxious Ghoul Fleshbag Marauder Gravecrawler and Gisa and Geralf keeping the board relatively clear... And the salt begins to get real over by the sliver player. "BULLSHIT! IN 100 CARD DECK YOU DON'T JUST FIND COMBOS LIKE THAT! BULLSHIT! YOU'RE A CHEATER." What followed was such a salt-ridden tirade of profanity (He used some choice words including the N C and of course MF''er at me and threatened to F my mom...) that this kid had to be removed from my LGS by the owner. I...Don't know whether to be proud for flouncing what was so obviously a deck that had waaaay too much money spent on it, be amused by some of the things that were said by this obviously upset kid when I did nothing. Be sad that the state of our game produces players like this...Or a little bit of all three. In the end, my friend James, Molly, and I kinda laughed it off. but it was a story I just had to share here since some of you have helped me work on the deck. I thought maybe you would appreciate it...Marvel at it? I don't know. Definitely an unforgettable EDH game.

Mairon_Bauglir on Aggro Zombie Mono Black

1 month ago

I would highly recommend these zombies and zombie cards to spruce up your game, Relentless Dead, Highborn Ghoul, Diregraf Colossus since every zombie you play once he comes out now is that zombie and an additional token 2/2, plus his rez effect counts him as he comes from the graveyard so if you wanted to do a graveyard swarm strategy that's viable. Endless Ranks of the Dead, that one is a tad slower but combined with Diregraf Colossus can make a swarm happen VERY quickly. Sidisi, Undead Vizier is a good utility card that has an awesome effect when he enters and then for 5 mana is a 4/6 with death touch, that's pretty crazy for black and you don't usually see that mana cost with those stats except in green. Cemetery Reaper, Graf Harvest, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Korlash, Heir to Blackblade is a really good tank fighter if mana isn't a problem. Noxious Ghoul is another good one if you play solely zombies. Spiteful Returned is a good zombie that a lot of people overlook and Stronghold Assassin is pretty good. Unbreathing Horde and Zombie Master are also good zombie cards and finally if budget isn't an issue Death Baron is a must have for sheer scary power. Hope this pool of suggestions helps you out!

KeeganX4 on Gimgay, Who Eats his Children for Breakfast

1 month ago

Wonder looks awesome as I usually lose to flyers. I've been considering both Cryptbreaker and Noxious Ghoul but not completely sold on them yet. Sedraxis Alchemist looks like another decent combo piece I'll have to check out. Thanks User:Falkenbach1

Falkenbach1 on Gimgay, Who Eats his Children for Breakfast

1 month ago

some suggestions that i run in my deck: Cryptbreaker , Noxious Ghoul , Sedraxis Alchemistlast one can combo off with a couple of cards in your deck and is a backup for gravecrawler for zombie storms with rooftopstorm. And finally Wonder saved my ass against flying creatures a couple of time

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