Pawn of Ulamog


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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

Chill_Casual on Mazirek, Extreme Sub $40 Budget EDH

1 week ago

Love the deck, it's a beautiful build and budget too. My kind of style. I would suggest Pox if you want to go full edge. Pawn of Ulamog and Pitiless Plunderer for mana. Vona's Hunger hits hard and is cheap. Skullclamp for draw. Mind Stone for sacrifice, mana, and draw. Perhaps Dread Return for recursion.

Mtgmyth on Meren wins

1 week ago

Hi Man. I just put a Meren deck together that is similar to yours. Here is the link, if you want to check it out:

Here are some cheap cards that are really good in Meren: Pitiless Plunderer, Pawn of Ulamog, Smothering Abomination, Spore Frog, Vindictive Lich, and Ashnod's Altar. Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact are must-haves in Meren if you can afford them. Nice Deck!

Funkydiscogod on Sacrificial Rite

2 weeks ago

What about Pawn of Ulamog for extra sacrifices?

hullos on Atheros EDH Deck

2 weeks ago

the deck is a bit hard to pull off, but for sure possible. some of the best cards to do so are:

Doomed Traveler who doesn't like 1/1's?

Elenda, the Dusk Rose this card is insane in the deck because it gets big so fast that they really don't want to kill it and when they do, oh boy.

Grim Haruspex you draw cards... that's good.

Pawn of Ulamog gives mana faster than you can spend it.

Requiem Angel grants you plenty of threats.

Selfless Spirit almost forces them to take 3.

Shriekmaw again, almost forcing them to take 3.

Ashen Rider if you are feeling spicy.

Sun Titan now they get to take 3 again... and again... and again yay!

Hidden Stockpile can get you some real nice value through out the game, plus a scry 1 sac outlet.

Sorin, Grim Nemesis this card can shred opponents life total if you are lucky and you draw the card of course.

Sword of Light and Shadow its a good card but it is expensive so completely optional.

Torment of Hailfire this card is insane, they lose so much if you cast this late game and by that time they don't have the life to spare or if the are out of guys and cards in hand they just lose the life plain and simple.

Killing Wave yep, its just as insane if not better than torment. you can just sac all of your guys (besides athreos) and make them pay MORE life, its great.

That's about all I got, so yeah, have fun!

x60for30x on $30 B/G Aristocrats

3 weeks ago

So when I started building this deck, I think I had one Varolz, the Scar-Striped in there. But over time, I realized how valuable he is to the deck. Having a sac outlet that costs 0 mana is extremely important to making the deck tick, and his ability to regenerate makes him a surprisingly good beater/blocker. Once you scavenge a few things, he's this (almost) unkillable 4/4 or 5/5 creature that does a lot of work.

With that in mind, I think Disciple of Griselbrand is weaker because of the mana cost attached to his sac ability, and gaining small chunks of life (since our creatures are small) will just delay us losing a little bit.

Pawn of Ulamog is cool in that he better enables our Blood Artists and Zulaport Cutthroats, giving them extra triggers, but running him instead of Varolz costs us one of our valuable sac outlets.

So, in short, I prefer Varolz, but the Pawn of Ulamog would be an interesting replacement to test. Who knows; it might be better.

hangingshoe on $30 B/G Aristocrats

3 weeks ago

What are your thoughts replacing Varolz, the Scar-Striped?

I had two ideas:

Disciple of Griselbrand is one fewer mana, not that this deck is hurting in the low end of the mana curve, but it also serves as a sac outlet with a different effect than Varolz.

Pawn of Ulamog is the same CMC but 1BB instead of 1GB, and it spits out more tokens.

Both cards are cheaper (even though you are under the $30 already), and fit thematically. You are a better deckbuilder than I, so I am actually just curious as to what your thoughts are on these creatures. I like both of them in this deck, and I think Varolz is the most replaceable creature in the deck.

DrunkManSquakin666 on Gravedigger Meren

1 month ago

Not sure how low you mean by budget, but alright... W shall assume you mean under $10/card... With that in mind, here are a few cards I'm running in mine that are in that price range:

Barter in BloodSlum Reaper(Basically, extra fleshbags; you can never have too many in a Meren deck.)

Buried Alive is a staple in these kinds of decks for a reason, and if you can afford it, Entomb is only a couple of dollars above the budget mentioned. If not, you could go without it, I'm sure.

Zulaport CutthroatBlood ArtistFalkenrath NobleSavra, Queen of the GolgariMake your opponents suffer every time you sac something. =3

Carnage Altar is essentually an additional backoods.Zombie Infestation's a good discard outlet, and produces you some nice tokens for sacrifice.Beacon of Unrest can be a strictly better Rise.Oversold Cemetery is quite nice as well.Krosan Grip can help shut down infinite combos.Pawn of Ulamog and Awakening Zone double as sac fodder AND mana acceleration. To make matters worse for the peasants you wish to torment,they trigger Grave Pact when you use them for mana. =3

Finally, Solemn Simulacrum is an all-around staple in Commander that Meren is espeially fond of. I hope that helps. :)

Steryoth19 on How do all these death ...

1 month ago

I see now, I think. So Elenda, the Dusk Rose will see the others die but, because it is a simultaneous death, she will not gain any counters. I just could not wrap my head around that fact that, if Pawn of Ulamog can see 5 other creatures dying and make 5 tokens afterward, then why would Elenda, the Dusk Rose not apply her counters before dying and creating the tokens. So, in short, Elenda, the Dusk Rose will not grow because it is a simultaneous death, right? Am I correct on the Pawn of Ulamog thing? I still am curious why Elenda, the Dusk Rose will not pump because of the similar wording, but I guess I am just sticking with the idea that it just doesn't work like that. haha.

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