Pawn of Ulamog

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

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Pawn of Ulamog occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Black: 0.32%

Golgari: 0.1%

WB (Orzhov): 0.63%

Rakdos: 0.24%

Pawn of Ulamog Discussion

Mizzerat on Bloodline of an Ancient Coven

3 weeks ago

Just played my first game with it, 5 players including myself - Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir control, Saheeli, the Gifted artifacts, Arcades, the Strategist defenders, Meren of Clan Nel Toth infect, and then myself.

I was lucky and got to start the game (won high roll). On turn 4 I had 4 vamps on board and then played Captivating Vampire bringing my total to Vampires 6 and giving me a huge board control advantage, Fortunately blue was already tapped out as I was the last player before him. I took Arcades after he cast him to shut down his deck. Played Malakir Bloodwitch turn 5 bring my life total up to like the 90's. Damnation was played turn 6 but in response I used Captivating Vampire to take Pawn of Ulamog from the infect player and ended up with 8 eldrazi tokens. Turn 7 I played Necropotence and drew 50 cards, sculpting a perfect hand, throwing a crazy amount of cards into my graveyard. Cast Burning Wish into Rise of the Dark Realms on turn 8 dumping all graveyards creatures onto the board (including my super full graveyard) under my control and that was basically it, won turn 9 because no one had a board wipe.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Korvold's Conundrum

4 weeks ago

Sorry for the double post, but the aforementioned combo by Poly_raptor can also be achieved with Phyrexian Altar as the sac outlet. You can also use Nether Traitor or Tenacious Dead in place of Reassembling Skeleton and Ogre Slumlord or Desecrated Tomb in place of Pawn of Ulamog. Note that Nether Traitor won't work with Pitiless Plunderer. You wouldn't need to run all of these cards, but I figure I would mention them as additional options.

Daedalus19876 on Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

1 month ago

KvltWind: Apologies, I must have missed your comment! Nether Traitor or Reassembling Skeleton is the creature getting reanimated, while Phyrexian Altar plus either Genesis Chamber or Pawn of Ulamog make the necessary mana.

Skydaddy: Are you confused about how it works rules-wise, or about why I'm including it in this deck? It makes a bunch of tokens each turn (not just your turn), which you can sacrifice to Yawgmoth. Moreover, you can block with them THEN sacrifice for cards/removal. Pair with Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat or Deathgreeter or Whip of Erebos for best results ;) It's basically Ophiomancer on steroids.

xSKINCOLLECTORx on The Nightman Cometh

1 month ago

How are you getting the infinite mana for the reassembling skeleton and phyrexian altar? I have to have a Pawn of Ulamog or Sifter of Skulls or Pitiless Plunderer or Desecrated Tomb in addition to the altar and the skeleton


1 month ago

Pawn of Ulamog and Sifter of Skulls wiil help your Nether Traitor combo. i really seeing Athreos, God of Passage with this teysa

Poly_raptor on Korvold's Conundrum

2 months ago

The combo just needs a sacrifice outlet.

Example combo: Reassembling Skeleton + Ashnod's Altar +Pitiless Plunder

Sacrifice the skeleton to the altar to float 2 mana, then when the dies trigger resolves you get the treasure token that you sac for one black and then use one of your floating colourless mana to return the skeleton to play tapped.

This would get infinite mana, infinite death triggers and infinite etb triggers.

But it’s pretty interchangeable, so you could use Reassembling Skeleton Pitiless Plunderer Pawn of Ulamog and Altar of Dementia

I built a deck around it, that could use Korvold or Sek’kuar as the general and still work. I think you’ve commented on it when it was in its early stages but take a look if you want.

And I Jund can’t seem to get enough of you!

Commander / EDH* Poly_raptor


Poly_raptor on Korvold's Conundrum

2 months ago


If you’re sacrificing creatures maybe adding Pitiless Plunderer in to go with Pawn of Ulamog could be helpful, when you sav the token for ramp they’ll trigger Korvold as he doesn’t specify nontoken.

Adding in Reassembling Skeleton and you’re all set for a budget infinite combo, (if you like) that will get Korvold to lethal damage to take someone out with commander damage, all you would need is a sac outlet, this would be a fairly solid combo as you don’t cast the skeleton from the yard, it’s an ability which you come across less counters for.

You could cut Sifter of Skulls for the plunderer, same mana coast but strictly better.

Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper wouldn’t be out of place in here too.

Hope this feedback was useful in some way :)

DrValium on Dungeon Warden of Omens

2 months ago

Certainly, in the deck I run, I pair it with this like Epitaph Golem and Phyrexian Delver. Plus, because it is a mana ability (when it becomes relevant) it gets around split-second. May I also suggest Pawn of Ulamog, sac engine and Workhorse and Epitaph Golem for infinite mana and death triggers (if it is relevant).

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