Oath of Ghouls

Oath of Ghouls


At the beginning of each player's upkeep, if there are more creature cards in that player's graveyard than in any of his or her opponents' graveyards, the player may return target creature card of his or her choice from his or her graveyard to his or her hand.

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Set Rarity
Exodus (EXO) Rare

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Oath of Ghouls Discussion

Enral on Lurrus Ad Naus Zombies for Untap

5 months ago

Wow this is a sick list! I'm revamping my old list to accommodate Lurrus as well. There are some interesting inclusions which I like...how has Oath of Ghouls/Oversold Cemetery worked for you so far?

Pal00ka on

1 year ago

My immediate thought with utilizing the Bros efficiently was to emphasize artifact creatures (ex. Goblin Replica ) and enchantment creatures (ex. Courser of Kruphix ) so you could always have options on what to sacrifice to answer a problem. You have the creature portion covered completely but I honestly cannot see you wanting to sacrifice any of your enchantments without also hurting yourself.

Most options to make expendable enchantment tokens are not great, like Pharika, God of Affliction , but some like Renowned Weaver could be viable because, again, it gives you options on what you want to sacrifice.

Bros' cost is also kind of expensive so ways to reduce it or generate more mana (you are in ) will allow multiple activations if need be. Heartstone and Thran Turbine come to mind to reduce their cost and Burnished Hart , Wild-Field Scarecrow , Solemn Simulacrum , Skittering Surveyor and Pilgrim's Eye are great early game to fix your mana while late-game you can sacrifice them to either ability.

You mentioned reanimation in the description so some more options are Animate Dead , Dance of the Dead , Phyrexian Delver , Oath of Ghouls , Palace Siege , Entreat the Dead , Feldon of the Third Path , Victimize , and Whisper, Blood Liturgist .

I would also consider other sacrifice options so in case you do not need to activate Bros you can still generate value via sacrificing your tokens or creatures. Altar's Reap and Costly Plunder for card advantage, Sidisi, Undead Vizier to tutor, Priest of Forgotten Gods for multi-value, etc.

You have the protective-footwear covered but I would consider adding Spider Umbra and Kaya's Ghostform so you can protect or sacrifice them if need be. Other personal favorites of mine are Undying Evil and Supernatural Stamina .

Looks nefariously "fun!"

Gadianten on Krav, the Unhugged

1 year ago

I would replace Bond of Agony for Lifeline as Bond of Agony costs life AND mana making it a disappointing Exsanguinate. I think I would add Genesis Chamber over Oath of Ghouls as 22 creatures is not really that much, unless your meta is very creature light. Barring that perhaps something like Cauldron of Souls over Oath of Ghouls, even though in theory you should be the one benefiting the most it still seems a little to situational.

Some other considerations are Mikaeus, the Unhallowed as he is pretty since he allows you to re-sacrifice non human non token creatures with his handy undying ability. Hangarback Walker is an interesting choice since it creates tokens to fuel sacrifices and they fly. Puppeteer Clique is a solid creature in general and as a bonus is very synergistic with your commander allowing you to double dip for sacrificial purposes.

I think Rogue's Passage is worth considering since this is a pretty low opportunity cost to add some unblockable ability to your deck with a commander that could potentially one shot people. Also it can mess with opponents blocking other opponents stuff and that's always funny.

Dawnbreaker7727 on All Bow Before the True Queen

1 year ago

I like Entomb but i like Buried Alive more. A bit of a janky include but Tombstone Stairwell can close out games. I would sub out 2 swamps for a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and a Cabal Stronghold I dont know what Phyrexian Devourer Is doing in here, but you could sub it for an Oath of Ghouls for recursion, or Molderhulk for a big body and semi ramp.

t3hdarkness on My Xantcha-nizzle Dizzle Rakdos Izzle

2 years ago

Politics on Rakdos is usually more about threatening with The Sword than offering The Olive Branch.

There's Oath of Ghouls although you'll have very little control of it. You could also try Assault Suit, Brawl, Eye of Doom, Humble Defector, Jinxed Choker, and Stuffy Doll.

EmEcks on Volrath the Risen

2 years ago

chirz2792, Necropotence is a triggered effect, based on the new wording. Confirmed with a judge that he can place the effect on the stack, discard an Eldrazi Titan, reshuffle his graveyard, and then the Necropotence removal trigger removes 0 cards from Graveyard.

linksdeity, have you thought about Torgaar, Famine Incarnate for this deck or Oath of Ghouls?

chad101010 on [EDH] - Relentless Rats - eRATicate

3 years ago

A fun option for a rat deck like this, where you don't mind losing a few rats, is Eldrazi Monument, also take a look at Oath of Ghouls since you will probably have a larger grave than your opponent.

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