Pawn of Ulamog


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
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."

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Pawn of Ulamog Discussion

Polupus on Yahenni: There are Benefits to Dying

1 week ago

Fun deck +1

Pawn of Ulamog is:

A vampire

A token producer

A source of mana ramp

Why not?

illumfolly on Shreiky the Cheeky

2 weeks ago

Most definitely my dude! This is but the latest attempt at a competitive Shirei deck. Please give it a playtest for me!

The actual winning combos are infinite sac loops:

Nether Traitor + Genesis Chamber / Pawn of Ulamog + Phyrexian Altar


Living Death + Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed + Phyrexian Altar + Some dudes in the gravey (maybe a Blood Artist?)

throw in your Myr Friends, Ashnod's Altar, Dross Scorpion, Thousand-Year Elixir, and you got a lot of options

Can also just drown people in stax, and use the Aetherworks Marvel (and my boi Dross Scorpion) to cough forth horrible abominations (Chimney Imp + Possessed Portal is like the hottest thing to me)

Philoctetes on Lord of the Flies

2 weeks ago

Hey Darkersun! I totally lost track of your comment, so sorry for the late reply!

Its funny, most of your suggestions were cards I included at one point in this deck! I think they are all fine considerations - many of them are consensus auto includes for many Sekkuar connessiurs actually. You cant go wrong with Fresh Meat, Elemental Bond, or Smothering Abomination, I have tended to prioritize card draw that works when my combo pieces are off the board though (ie when things arent going well).

I really like Natural Balance - I may have to find some room!

Gutter Grime is a busted card, I dont like the combo pieces that cost 5 so ultimately I cut it in favor of Pawn of Ulamog and Golgari Germination.

Thanks for the comments guys! Keep me coming it really helps me think about this deck!

redkhan on Looking into trying Green... And ...

3 weeks ago

If you don't care to be a little janky you could try Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper combo. The main combo would be Sek'Kuar + Melira, Sylvok Outcast + Murderous Redcap for infinite hasty tokens. Or even jankier would be Sek'Kuar, Pawn of Ulamog, Nim Deathmantle, and Ashnod's Altar for the same outcome as the first combo. Or you could just Worldgorger Dragon + Animate Dead/Necromancy/Dance of the Dead for infinite mana into a fireball effect.

dancarvalho on Edgar's Dega Vampires

1 month ago

How Pawn of Ulamog is working for you? This is one that I'm really on the fence about it, since it just triggers to nontoken creatures it seems to me that can be good, but not an awesome inclusion

Disasterpiece on Haruspex

1 month ago

Pawn of Ulamog would make Thoughtpicker Witch infinite...with all of these changes, do you think Gravecrawler is still relevant? The only reason it's valuable is because you can bring it back, but it can't block and can only work with other zombies. I'll sideboard Celestial Flare and add in Bone Splinters, will probably sideboard a few Revoke Existence. Then thinking of dropping Journey to Nowhere and using Faith's Shield to protect Viscera Seer or Solemnity. Shaping up to be a tough deck!!

kamarupa on Haruspex

1 month ago

Pawn of Ulamog might good

Frank_Glascock on The First Lord of Innistrad

1 month ago

Ok, I think New Blood for Pawn of Ulamog is an easy switch.

Another local player has extolled the virtues of Dark Impostor. I could cut one of two higher cost vampires. My average mana cost per card is at 2.5 and there are 37 black cards in the deck other than Vampire Nocturnus along with nine fetchlands. Is he worth running?

Or would you cut Voldaren Pariah  Flip? She in theory is one sided removal. Losing three vampire tokens undercuts the going wide strategy of the deck. I cut all the aristocrat cards in the deck. Like your deck there are cards that depend more on the quantity of creatures and not the quality. Shared Animosity, Dark Prophecy, Sanctum Seeker, Coat of Arms and Mirror Entity are some examples. Is she the better cut?

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