Pawn of Ulamog


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (DDP) Uncommon
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Uncommon

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Pawn of Ulamog

Creature — Vampire Shaman

Whenever Pawn of Ulamog or another nontoken creature you control is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add to your mana pool."

Pawn of Ulamog Discussion

TheGeneralAdvisor on Naked Lunch

6 hours ago

Profet93: most of the wins are through combo or Living Death loops. While graveyard hate can tear it up sometimes, cards like Rest in Peace aren’t played often so it’s never been an issue. As for other stuff, politics gets me pretty far, and the speed and resilience of the deck gets me the rest of the way. Contamination can totally shut down decks as well since black has issues with enchantments already and locking people out of their mana tends to win.

Ragnar0k: I don’t run the monument because I don’t often cast any creatures. Most stuff comes out through recursion, and the drain creatures in the deck are recurrable so they take care of the monument’s second ability.

crackerjackz: there’s a lot of different combos. Sac outlets make up most of them, as it enables tons of shenanigans, and Pawn of Ulamog and Pitiless Plunderer help it go infinite with the drain creatures. Gravecrawler is a big enabler there for that kind of win. I can also loop Living Death with Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed and a sac outlet that nets mana. There’s more ways than that but those are main ones.

snowfox54119 on Grenzo, Dungeon Warden - The Slot Machine of Value

1 day ago

Hey Kayoz, there's a two primary reasons I've left it out of the list:

  1. It's effect isn't terribly powerful. We already have token generators off of Pitiless Plunderer and Pawn of Ulamog and their tokens translate directly into mana for more flips. So you need Ashnod's Altar to make the Desecrated Tomb good, and even then, I'd rather just get one of the previous two creatures I mentioned instead.

  2. It's a noncreature artifact. So including it has the chance of messing up flips more and since the effect isn't all that powerful in and of itself (as described above) it's not worth muddying the waters for.

Lanzo493 on "Who doesn't enjoy Capitalism?" with Teysa Karlov

2 days ago

Spawning Pit can get really nasty. Every creature sacrificed to it gets you another creature with Teysa in play. So for you can activate abilities like Zulaport Cutthroat or Dictate of Erebos repeatedly. Throw in Pawn of Ulamog and you're looking at an infinite combo.

hkhssweiss on Meren Shaman King

1 week ago

Love the uniqueness of a tribal Meren build.

Have you thought about using Bloodline Shaman , Pawn of Ulamog , and World Shaper ?

Gadianten on You Will Pay

2 weeks ago

Here are some more token generators that you might like Pack Rat , Skirsdag High Priest , Geist-Honored Monk , Cloudgoat Ranger , Hero of Bladehold , Leonin Warleader and more draw power Midnight Reaper or another good death trigger creature Pawn of Ulamog .

[email protected]_only on Teysa's Token Engine

2 weeks ago

Love the deck - been wanting to make a similar one for a while. accordianing suggestions to avoid filling the page.

Origin Spellbomb - double dips as part of "Lay me Down to Rest" here, allowing extra card draw for token generation.

Roc Egg - double dips as well, making multiple 3/3 flying tokens when it dies with your general on the field.

Sorin, Lord of Innistrad - pumps out lifelinkers, pumps out emblems. double win.

Hallowed Spiritkeeper - the bigger the graveyard, the bigger the swarm

Anointed Procession - Double up on tokens. works with Treasure & Clue tokens too

Wurmcoil Engine - double dips into a on death trigger

Hangarback Walker - double dips into, you guessed it, a death trigger. sensing a theme in my suggestions...

Sifter of Skulls - acts as an additional Pawn of Ulamog , but gives them 1/1 s instead of 0/1s

Pitiless Plunderer - gives treasure tokens on you creature's death.

Revel in Riches - gives treasure tokens on enemy creature's death, and an alternate win con

Sacred Mesa - also triggers a sac proc each turn you keep it around

Hidden Stockpile - a sac outlet that grants creatures.

Elspeth, Sun's Champion - pumps out tokens 3 at a time, or wide down the fatties. or both.

Twilight Drover - make tokens when tokens die. the cycle continues.

Custodi Soulbinders - makes tokens based on how many creatures were in play.

White Sun's Zenith - EoT mana dump for all the tokens. follow up with general cast, swing.

Entrapment Maneuver - force a solo attacker to die, makes tokens. handy little overlooked combat trick.

Legion's Landing  Flip - makes a single token for 1. lingers a bit, then turns into a land that makes tokens.

Lingering Souls - kind of a staple of Orzhov spirits, was kinda supprised not to see it.

Luminarch Ascension - stall to make stupidly cheap angels.

Massacre Wurm - each creature of theirs that dies will take another nibble out of their health. it all adds up.

Shadows of the Past - lets you dig quickly through your deck with aenough death effects. doubles as a recurable life drain effect once your yard is deep enough

Sangromancer - death is life. who knew?

Pious Evangel  Flip doesn't look it, but his flip is another Zulaport Cutthroat for your deck.

Bloodchief Ascension starts out small, but starts draining hard once it gets rolling.

Martyr's Bond is Butcher of Malakir for ALL permanent types you control.

gravepact and / or Dictate of Erebos act as non-wrathable butchers as well.

Vampiric Rites is a solid, cheap card draw engine for tokens.

Thallid Soothsayer is it's legged, slightly more expensive brother (no life gain, but no black mana cost. more expensive, but has legs. bit of give and take, really)

Perilous Myr - can be a decent source of colorless burn as needed, when paired with a good reanimation engine.

Seraph of the Scales - this card is solid, if not amazing, so I was rather suprised to not see it here.

Yosei, the Morning Star - either lock down 2 opponents for a turn, or one opponenet for 2 turns. either way is a solid win.

Archon of Justice - exile a threat on death. simple enough.

Ashen Rider - triggers coming and going, but kinda pricey mana wise. worth looking at if nothing else.

Kokusho, the Evening Star - drain ALL THE THINGS!

Solemn Simulacrum - goes in most decks, didn't see it here so I figured I'd mention it.

Vindictive Lich - gives alot of options for a single death effect.

crazyduels on Eternal Aristocracy

3 weeks ago

Oooo, I did not think of that. But now I see the Nether Traitor Phyrexian Altar Pawn of Ulamog infinite combo too. Maybe Sifter of Skulls ?

crabclaw on Eternal Aristocracy

1 month ago

Thanks for the comment, crazyduels. I'm pretty likely to swap in Phyrexian Altar for Teysa Karlov , then I need to decide what I'm removing for Necromancy once it comes in. I'll also consider Rally the Ancestors , as I do have a pretty high creature count and low creature CMC.

Nim Deathmantle is in the deck purely as a combo piece - it's decent-ish (but slow and expensive) reanimation on its own, so I'm typically only going to cast it when I can capitalize and win. It goes infinite with Ashnod's Altar and either an undying creature (from Mikaeus, the Unhallowed ) or a creature that brings an additional body on either death or ETB ( Pawn of Ulamog or Grave Titan ). Having a Blood Artist effect on my board then wins, barring interaction from the table.

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Pawn of Ulamog occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Black: 0.32%

Golgari: 0.1%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.63%

Rakdos: 0.24%