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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
6 days ago
Bloodghast is the gift from a friend so it is cool. Kathari Bomber has given me some doubts and thr goblin player in my group seems a but biased insisting in me playing it so I appreciate the opinion.
Fleshbag Marauder was my choice because if I sac it with no other creatures on board I have no penalty, but it might be too conditional and will think of replacing it instead.
Finally, Pitiless Plunderer is indeed good for ramp and along Pawn of Ulamog, Sifter of Skulls or Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder can give me huge amounts of mana or even an infinite loop with Reassembling Skeleton. Ogre Slumlord gives me the black tokens but there aren't many red token generators in the Aristocrats department. Goblin Assault or Krenko perhaps
1 week ago
Some Cards To Look At: Pawn of Ulamog , Ogre Slumlord ,Requiem Angel , Pitiless Plunderer , Sifter of Skulls. Also may want to add some more Mana rocks if you're going the spells that make token route. Seems lacking in card draw as well. Just things to think about.
1 week ago
SirFowler: he was in the deck before but his mana cost just made him cuttable. Sifter of Skulls is the same way and he was cut as well. Pawn of Ulamog fills that need pretty well on his own so I don’t run the other two despite liking redundancies in decks like this. However, looking at my list, I think Mind Stone is kind of weak, so I’ll exchange them this weekend and see how that goes. It’s not fast mana and it doesn’t do much else for the deck in terms of fixing so I think that would be an okay exchange.
The life gain is much more relevant than you think. I’m constantly paining for cards, plus Chainer activations, and also I’m considered “that guy” at the table almost 100% of the time, so I get focused on somewhat. I do agree that there could be better things, and every time I look at my list and see him in it, I get pissed off. But on the other hand, every time I’ve played him, he has more than pulled his weight. Pro white puts him above the pack in a lot of games and 4/4 is solid. I just have a hard time thinking about that sometimes because it’s a fairly shitty card overall and I hate that it’s one of the better life gain creatures out there.
1 week ago
Oh? Then if you want to make it a life deck, I'd encourage you to take a look at Karlov of the Pings. It's a life gain deck of mine, has a lot of great stuff. However it should be noted that to truly break Krav's ability there should be some token producers too.
Benevolent Offering can win you some friends on the table. Brimaz, King of Oreskos is a powerhouse. Captain's Claws can be equipped to Regna. Cenn's Enlistment can get rid of garbage lands. Doomed Traveler is a generally great card. Entreat the Angels is awesome. Ghoulcaller Gisa is oddly both a sac outlet AND token producer. Hero of Bladehold is a legend. Hidden Stockpile is honestly pretty good. Hoofprints of the Stag and Krav work great together. Hunted Witness is a slightly worse Doomed Traveler, Icatian Crier is a great way to pitch lands. Legion's Landing Flip is a nice one-drop and a permanent source in the late game. Leonin Warleader is nice. Lingering Souls is a classic. Militia's Pride, along with all these other cards, makes me wonder if attack-based tokens is a viable modern strategy. Mobilization is great if the game gets stagnant. Monastery Mentor is soooo good. Necromancer's Covenant is insane against aristocrats. Ogre Slumlord is a great rattlesnake and honestly the freaking best. Ophiomancer isn't quite as good, but still nice. Patrol Signaler- again with the attackers! Pawn of Ulamog could also be a great mana source, in the same vein as Sifter of Skulls. Promise of Bunrei seems really good. Quest for the Gravelord is a good thicc boi. Raise the Alarm is actually pretty underrated. Regal Bloodlord is great here. Sacred Mesa is great, and very repeatable. Smothering Abomination would be devastating here. Sengir Autocrat is 4 sac targets. Skirsdag High Priest can make some thicc bois. Sorin, Lord of Innistrad and Sorin, Grim Nemesis are both perfect for this deck. Twilight Drover is also freaking amazing. Wingmate Roc is, once again, practically designed to be played here!
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Your creatures dying punishing your opponents is good but I feel you lack fuel for the stacks approach and your commander in general. With that in mind I have some token generators that might help with that: Abhorrent Overlord, Evangel of Heliod, Captain of the Watch, Cloudgoat Ranger, Geist-Honored Monk, Ghoulcaller Gisa, Grave Titan, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Infernal Genesis, Leonin Warleader, Ophiomancer, Pawn of Ulamog, Secure the Wastes, Sengir Autocrat, Skirsdag High Priest. I have tried to choose creatures that were efficient in general and gain value with reanimation.
Neat ideal with the two faced deck.
2 weeks ago
I agree with the creature-based reanimation being too slow and have removed them from my own list too.
If you're finding you get stuck with nothing to reanimate sometimes I would start by replacing the noncreature cards with the same effects you can find on creatures:
- Ashes to Ashes for Shriekmaw or Plaguecrafter. Although you lose the exile part.
- Toxic Deluge for Kagemaro, First to Suffer
3 weeks ago
Hi roastchicken !
My own iteration of Balthor is indeed more controllish. My meta evolved with lots of grave-hate, and I had to adapt with less graveyard-dependency. But I have a low creature count and sometimes nothing to reanimate.
Nether Traitor is my slowest "sacrifice fodder", among Reassembling Skeleton, Ophiomancer, Bloodghast and Bitterblossom. Their purpose is to feed Skullclamp for extra draws, Sword of the Animist suicide attacks and extra land triggers, Gate to Phyrexia's cleansing, Helm of Possession's stealing, and some tutoring effects with Diabolic Intent and Razaketh. I was going to remove it but I didn't think about the infinite mana combo with Pawn of Ulamog and I will probably change my list accordingly to add this one. But it produces only colorless mana.
I'm hesitating to play creature-based reanimation with Apprentice Necromancer and Doomed Necromancer. I've always considered them too slow due to the summoning sickness. On the other side, Reanimate is really strong because it can find a piece of meat from any graveyard. Necromancy also and is there instead of Animate Dead because of the "instant speed" option.
I will replace Grim Monolith with the Basalt one. I forgot about this infinite combo. Good catch!