Pawn of Ulamog


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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."

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Pawn of Ulamog Discussion

Boza on Morbid Sacrifice *HELP

3 days ago

So a morbid-based deck needs three types of cards:

1/ Creatures that die easily and/or for a benefit
2/ Ways to kill your own creatures and/or the opponent's
3/ Morbid payoffs

So, for number 3 we need some creatures that do something when another creature dies. The best one IMO is Skirsdag High Priest, followed closely by Blood Artist, Poison-Tip Archer, etc.

For the second one, a simple Viscera Seer gives a small random bonus.

For the first one, something as simple as Pawn of Ulamog or Doomed Dissenter are good options.

Additionally, here a couple of lists for a Mazirek sacrifice commander I compiled, maybe some of your new cards are there:

Mazirek Test List
Mazirek Top 100

This is more EDH oriented, but there are so many cards, that something is bound to catch your attention.

thegreatwizard on Extra Kobold Flavor!

1 week ago

Nice deck! You might consider some haste-enablers such as Anger, Bloodsworn Steward, Xenagos, God of Revels, Fervor, Concordant Crossroads, Mass Hysteria, Lightning Greaves, or Fires of Yavimaya to get huge amounts of burst damage with Prossh and OTK opponents out of nowhere. Also with the amount of tokens you generate, cards that have synergy with armies of tokens (e.g. Parallel Lives, Doubling Season, Overwhelming Stampede, Triumph of the Hordes, Harvest Season, and Second Harvest) could be very effective, especially if you area able to curve out with Parallel Lives or Doubling Season into Prossh the next turn. Also, cards that can turn your many tokens into mana could have a lot of potential as well. You've already included Cryptolith Rite and Growing Rites of Itlimoc , but the addition of Ashnod's Altar, Thermopod, Pawn of Ulamog Cards like Green Sun's Zenith, Chord of Calling, Heroic Intervention, Damnation, Crux of Fate, Sylvan Library, Vampiric Tutor and Demonic Tutor could provide the the deck with additional consistency, utility, and power. If you wnt to add another mana-doubling card, Mana Reflection would fill that role. It looks as if you have a bit of a 'sacrifice stuff' subtheme as well, so more cards to add for that could be Barter in Blood, Birthing Pod, Blood Divination Attrition, Awakening Zone, Bloodspore Thrinax, Disciple of Bolas, Eliminate the Competition, Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Sadistic Hypnotist, Goblin Bombardment, and Razaketh, the Foulblooded. Other considerations might be Sprouting Thrinax, Goblin Sharpshooter, Atarka, World Render, Grave Titan, Oracle of Mul Daya, Dragonlair Spider, Stalking Vengeance, Tempt with Vengeance, Xenagos, the Reveler, Poison-Tip Archer, Avenger of Zendikar, Fecundity, and Pitiless Plunderer. Those are just a few suggestions, and good luck with the deck!

Firegriff on Demon/Sacrifice deck help

2 weeks ago

Well, there is Butcher of Malakir to be considered. Great for a $0.37 cent card. What you really need for the deck are sac outlets (Bloodthrone Vampire) and cards that benefit from creatures dieing. Like Scavenger Drake. Pawn of Ulamog helps out, too. Basically, you want to benefit from death (the aforementioned Doomed Dissenter) and punish opponents for deaths with cards like Selhoff Occultist or Rage Thrower). Thin out cards that don't care about either their own death or the death of others... Or bring other cards back from the graveyard, such as Whisper, Blood Liturgist

McMayhem on An Air of Aristocracy

3 weeks ago

MattN7498, I find Reassembling Skeleton was my best piece, and my Entomb tutor of choice, because especially as the game goes later, it becomes more and more resilient against graveyard hate. Eldrazi tokens from Pawn of Ulamog or Sifter of Skulls make for great on-command creatures to sacrifice to enable Bontu at instant-speed.

Last Laugh is one of those weird cards that absolutely ends games when you're ahead but is an odd boardwipe even when behind that usually still gets you a good amount of value. Very, very strong with Nether Traitor as well!

No Mercy is one of those baseline "It's good, so I run it" cards. Not much to say on it, it's serviceable and people usually avoid prison cards.

MagicBlake on Lie, Steal, Cheat, and SURVIVE!

4 weeks ago


Love your deck (+1)!!! I swapped a few cards I was running with some of yours, I am going to try out Vindictive Lich and Filigree Familiar, but Death Cloud is a stroke of genius!!! I was running Jokulhaups and that was mostly successful.

I have a couple of recommendations for you as well, I think you should swap your Sifter of Skulls for Pawn of Ulamog. Pawn is cheaper, makes makes a spawn if it dies, and it's a vampire which matters sometimes (Patron of the Vein and Metallic Mimic.

Also, I would swap Wurmcoil Engine with Kokusho, the Evening Star. It has flying and when it dies it usually nets you 15 life and dishes out 15 damage (5 for each opponent). With a graft creature (see below) you are able to dish out 20 damage/round and heal 80 life.

My meta must be different than yours as well because I have a really hard time with enchantments and you seem to be running light on enchantment "answers" like All Is Dust.

My last and most important recommendation is creatures with the keyword "graft" e.g. Vigean Graftmage (which I see you are running but I run them all). Here is why, if you control a graft creature and another creature comes into play under your control (by casting it or by Marchesa's ability) you can put a +1 counter on the creature as soon as it hits the battlefield, no dethrone required. If you control your commander and a sac outlet as well, you can sac the creature and trigger it's enter the battlefield or death trigger on each of your opponents turns as well as your own (~4x/turn). just dont forget to sac your graft creature while it still has one +1 counter and when they all return to the battlefield stack the triggers so the Graft creature enters the battlefield first so it can redistribute the +1 counters.

Please come check out my Marchesa deck as well. Marchesa, Death & Betrayal

BigBoyBeau on Hyper Markov

1 month ago

usaDiabetic I've updated the description. 30-35 lands is as trim as it can go, haha!

It is true that once there are more than 3 opponents this kind of strategy faces greater opposition. I've played most often with 1-4 opponents but 4, 5, or more opponents would be trouble!

To be fair to the deck, the card draw of Herald's Horn, Skullclamp, The Immortal Sun, Vanquisher's Banner, Asylum Visitor, Champion of Dusk, Dusk Legion Zealot, Forerunner of the Legion, Twilight Prophet, Dark Prophecy, Necropotence, Phyrexian Arena and reanimation of Victimize, Patriarch's Bidding, Living Death, Bloodline Necromancer help sustain after board wipes.

Enough creatures have excellent effects as well to benefit from being knocked out including Kheru Bloodsucker, Paladin of Atonement, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Kalastria Highborn, Pawn of Ulamog, Voldaren Pariah  Flip, Bloodghast, Oathsworn Vampire, Viscera Seer, Blood Artist, and Falkenrath Noble.

And for disruption/removal there's New Blood, The Immortal Sun, Voldaren Pariah  Flip, Vampire Hexmage, Thief of Blood, Patron of the Vein, Captivating Vampire, Bloodhusk Ritualist, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Guul Draz Assassin, and Bishop of Binding.

I'm open to suggestion though. Any other removal options you might recommend?

Ascherat on Sheoldred vs Mazirek - who's the Boss?

1 month ago

Thank's a lot Aiding! I realy ovelooked that part "any permanent"...So I will definitaly put in Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds. And I will think about putting in "scions" - stuff like: Blisterpod, Carrier Thrall and Pawn of Ulamog. This will bring my deck to another level.

Red_X on Steal and Sacrifice

1 month ago

A couple of comments on the deck. First, you're running some cards that are just overall weak or don't do enough in your deck. Dominus of Fealty is going to be very difficult to play on or near on curve for a BR deck, and doesn't do enough when it is on the board. Vexing Devil doesn't really work for your deck because you don't have enough direct damage to make the 4 damage threatening. Dire Fleet Daredevil, Nightveil Specter, and Hell's Caretaker are all slow cards that don't really justify themselves in your deck (dire fleet could make the final cut, but it would require other cards to make it work and I think your money and card slots are better spent elsewhere). Second, if you don't draw both halves of your deck it can just collapse on itself, and the deck does absolutely nothing against non-creature decks. I would recommend putting in sacrifice fodder such as Bloodsoaked Champion, Mogg War Marshal, Pawn of Ulamogand Doomed Dissenter. This both makes your sacrifice outs live if you don't have your stealing cards, and allows you to apply pressure if you don't have creatures to steal. Anything that produces tokens, has undying/persist, or has a good death trigger will work for this. If you can fit an infinite combo into here, I would, but I don't know if BR has one, especially a budget one. Like the idea.

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