Noxious Ghoul


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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

[email protected] on Thraximundar Zombie

2 weeks ago

Thanks Roco added Phyrexian Altar, works great with Vengeful Dead and Noxious Ghoul to.

epajula on Minions of the Scarab God

2 months ago

Looks fun. Wouldn't Butcher of Malakir give you more value than Ruthless Deathfang? If you wanted to play both I would consider replacing Noxious Ghoul. I understand your Pongify is foil, but there is so much better removal that exiles, or may also target planeswalkers. Hero's Downfall, Silence the Believers, Reality Shift, and Vraska's Contempt all feel better in that slot despite the increased cost. On a more fun note, have you considered Memory Plunder? It's always a possible dead draw, and it's fun shenanigans when using discard effects.

ThallionDarkshine on Black/White sticky zombies

2 months ago

You've got a lot of cards in here that seem to have made the list simply because they're zombies (Blighted Bat, Carrion Screecher, Moaning Wall , etc). I would cut anything that is basically a pile of stats with the zombie tag and add some more synergistic zombies. Some great ones that aren't currently included are Cemetery Reaper, Lord of the Undead, Gravecrawler, Cryptbreaker, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Relentless Dead, Plague Belcher, Noxious Ghoul, Corpse Harvester, and Vengeful Dead.

In addition, I'd run a lot more lands than 26. 36-40 is a good guideline in my opinion for any non-green edh deck. You might also want some sacrifice outlets in order to exploit Athreos's ability when you have an opponent with low life. Finally, you might want to explore some creature-based removal instead of instants/sorceries to further synergize with Athreos. Wispmare and Shriekmaw are some good cards for that slot.

krestofu on mono black zombies

3 months ago

Hmmm... how about x2 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx to ramp into an Army of the Damned? Honestly you could drop 2 swamps and 1 other thing. Also from my experience, Curse of Shallow Graves has been amazing. I run 4 in my old zombie deck and it did some serious work with Attrition on the field. I also run Liliana's Reaver and theres good synergy with Attrition there too (Gravecrawler and Attrition is good too).

As for Stromgald Crusader, he could actually be a good finisher for your deck if you run Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. Give him flying and then just jump over your opponent's stuff and hit for a bunch because you've got all that sweet devotion mana.

Noxious Ghoul is a beast too, if you run Endless Ranks of the Dead, he wrecks the board every turn.

Other fun zombie cards... Zombie Apocalypse, Corpse Harvester, Diregraf Colossus, and Zombie Master.

x12721 on The Scarab King

3 months ago

Gravespawn Sovereign seems cool, I don't know if you want to go that route though. Also, Noxious Ghoul is a great card, if you're creating large quantities of zombies. Either one of these cards seems better than Custodi Lich.

dlaxw7 on The Scarab's Legion

3 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

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