Pawn of Ulamog


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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

Frank_Glascock on The First Lord of Innistrad

1 week ago

I put Bloodghast into the deck along with Cover of Darkness.

Exclude Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Bloodghast, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Blood Artist, Boros Charm, and Teferi's Protection which you are already playing.

What do you think of these board wipe protection cards that I am playing? They are:

Eldrazi Monument, Dark Prophecy, Phyrexian Reclamation, Scapegoat, Athreos, God of Passage, Bloodcrazed Paladin, Sangromancer, and Pawn of Ulamog.

I am surprised you are not playing Phyrexian Reclamation.

You have Malakir Bloodwitch which I also play. My curve is 2.54 so I try to avoid the higher cost vampires. I am playing Voldaren Pariah  Flip, Bloodline Necromancer and Vampire Nocturnus? Have you tried any of these? What would you cut?

ironvulture on Welcome to the afterlife

1 month ago

I think I am going to gravitate towards a positive or beautiful afterlife sub theme? and shy away from cards like Attrition or Pawn of Ulamog maybe gravitate towards angels and/or spirits. Some other cards I have found (instead of grading papers and doing my job): Archon of Justice, Walker of the Grove actually most evoke creatures seem good with Karador, Seed Guardian, Deathrite Shaman to conduct the funeral, and Yisan, the Wanderer Bard to play music at the service, Pattern of Rebirth, Resurrection, Spore Frog is on theme and is nasty with Karador

Delta-117 on Welcome to the afterlife

1 month ago

Wurmcoil Engine, Voice of Resurgence, Mitotic Slime, and Pawn of Ulamog? I will try to think of others not already suggested later.

It's a shame you can't have Reef Wurm and Chasm Skulker though.

VincentVonVeltschmerz on budget drago

1 month ago

consider Bone Shredder, Farhaven Elf, Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder, Grim Haruspex, and Pawn of Ulamog which I play in Meren

I know if I were to build this I'd build it around creatures that like things dying like Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper and things that die as part their cost like Bone Shredder and Dawntreader Elk

TheRedGoat on The Best Tymaret Deck You'll Ever See

1 month ago

So the deck plays out as "obvious combo is obvious", but it isn't taken as anything more threatening than any other deck already at the table because of it. At most it is merely assumed that you will not be the one reacting to stop someone else unless that would outright stop you, especially in regards to specific card removal as none of them help you win just because the opponent doesn't have their own combo piece. You'll only remove what is in your way not someone else's.

Even so you still need answers to the cards that would stop your own combo shenanigans, of which all are likely known to your opponents, but your colors actively prevent you from dealing with the most effective "silver bullets" to your own build. That all-in-all sounds like a perfect argument to have more combo plays around other cards than just running the reanimation ones you've got right now.

Your worldgorger combo for instance is ultimately unable to work with other combos, or at least half of your pieces for it are as such. The altar combo however is more versatile, with each piece having at least mild synergy with non-combo cards, even if it is still ruined by the grave hate. To me, the best course for finding any upgrades to the deck is to go entirely further into the worldgorger 2-card combos that go off in a surprise, or else ditch such plays and essentially allow yourself the glaring weakness to grave hate while bolstering how abusable the combo pieces are before fully assembled.

For example: If you wanted to lessen the predictability of your deck and how others know you play the Worldgorger Dragon + Animate Dead combo, then you could either remove it for a different 2-card combo (I recommend Dualcaster Mage + Twinflame personally), or else find something that is sorta like that and find space for it in the deck, so that it might throw someone off on what you're doing. Alternatively the focus could be eased up on getting the combo at hand, and instead ensuring the combo goes off by adding in cards that are silver bullets the opponents that you seem to know just as well as your own deck (Ie the stuff that doesn't help you win, but neither will anyone else while you have it out). This may sacrifice precious card advantage to do so, but that is the one thing your current build seems to be able to spare, and it can help keep the deck in a more powerful position if behind or just outpaced.

As far as the other option goes, I can only try throwing out ideas for cards that also could do the job of cards already in your build, like Pawn of Ulamog for Diregraf Colossus or Hissing Iguanar for Plague Belcher and so on. Those don't seem like what you're looking for though, if you're even needing to look for anything.

Raging_Squiggle on Mycoloth devouring pawn of ulamog ...

1 month ago

Mycoloth, Pawn of Ulamog.

Devour is a replacement effect that changes how Mycoloth enters the battlefield.

Since this is applied as he resolves, any abilities that trigger wait to go on the stack after Mycoloth has finished resolving.

When the tokens from Pawn of Ulamog are created, Mycoloth will already be on the battlefield and the time to devour will be long gone.

Force_of_Willb on Mirror Suicide

1 month ago

how about Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat to kill opponents when comboing off Blowfly Infestation and Nest of Scarabs.

Catacomb Sifter or Reaper of the Wilds to scry through the entire deck, Fecundity to draw your entire deck.

Necroskitter to take your opponents creatures

haven't figured out how to get infinite mana yet as Pawn of Ulamog and Sifter of Skulls is nontoken death triggers...

Delta-117 on Edgar minor upgrades

2 months ago

Hey there, thanks for the suggestions on my own decklist, now here are some for yours.

Swap Stromkirk Noble for Insolent Neonate.

Swap Worn Powerstone for Urza's Incubator or Thran Dynamo.

Swap Blood Baron of Vizkopa for Olivia Voldaren.

Swap Pawn of Ulamog for Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet (Wait for him to drop a bit lower in price if your uncertain still, after he rotates out of standard).

Iroas, God of Victory I would make room for here along with Anointed Procession somewheres.

As it's rather late for me when i'm writing this, I will continue to think up some more suggestions tomorrow, but this looks like a good start for sure.

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