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
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Noble Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Leviathan 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

Lokotor on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

1 month ago

Coward_Token Pawn of Ulamog is definitely something you can include if you want to in this type of deck. I would generally opt for Dockside Extortionist over it, since the potential is much higher. not only do treasures add any color, but they also can often come out in larger numbers to quickly give you a large boost of mana all at once.

One of the big upsides of PoU is that the eldrazi scions can also be used to get more value from other sacrifice related effects, such as Grave Pact, Viscera Seer, Ashnod's Altar, etc. or even just to use as chump blockers.

I would definitely consider running PoU for this type of deck, especially for a more budget version. another similar option is Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge if you're looking for another version of this type of effect

UpsetTomcat on The Black Sacrament (Mono-Black Control)

1 month ago

Hey, thanks for the recommendations! I looked at Pawn of Ulamog while I was building this deck, but at the time I wanted to make it hyper-budget so I skipped it. Now it should slot in nicely, though!

I'll test out the deck with the no-Tribute build, but I've found that the instant speed sac trigger/removal has been useful despite its higher cmc. The life gain is more of a bonus than the actual reason for having it in.

I originally had Tragic Slip in here when I was running more Morbid cards, but found that I had enough removal that it wasn't 100 percent worth it to not have removal that can also activate sac triggers (hence the 4x Spark Harvest). So I'll probably keep that in maybes for now.

Glad you liked the build, thanks for your suggestions!

Coward_Token on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

1 month ago

since the deck is all about looping nontoken creatures, have you ever ran Pawn of Ulamog?

Snap157 on The Black Sacrament (Mono-Black Control)

1 month ago

Maybe Pawn of Ulamog? It gives everything a death trigger, and spits out tokens that can be sacrificed on command whenever you need mana, puts loads of counters on Mortician Beetle (at instant speed!), gives tokens that are Morbid triggers on command, and even provides a guaranteed two bodies to sac when cast. It seems like it does everything this deck wants to do, and so I would personally take out 1x Demonlord of Ashmouth, and 3x Tribute to Hunger, to add in four.

Tribute is good and gains you life, but you already have a lot of targeted removal and it can be sided in against decks with hexproof/shroud/indestructible. Demonlord is good but it's also high on your cmc curve.

On the topis of removal, you will probably be triggering morbid enough to consider a couple Tragic Slips to replace some sorcery speed removal. Hope this helps, this is a really cool build! +1

DadHumanPraetor on Grand Theft Magic

2 months ago

Yeah I noticed a couple of the combos. I LOVE the bombardment combo, that looks like a rage quit combo to me haha, this deck looks super fun. I like the kind of decks where you can include combos, but not depend on them. I typically use Altar of the Brood instead of Altar of Dementia, but run lots of 3 or 4 piece ashnods/phyrexian altar shenanigans in my Meren and Ayara decks using all the usual suspects like Tenacious Dead Bloodsoaked Champion and the other crawlers with Pitiless Plunderer and Pawn of Ulamog. The combos dont need to go off to play or win, but they sure are fun to brew up!

Ziu on Teysa's Rebirth

2 months ago

I like this theme! Pawn of Ulamog would fit well. In case you would like to replace some of the more expensive cards like Kokusho, the Evening Star, cards with effects like Cliffhaven Vampire would be great in this deck as well. Check my Athreos, God of Passage deck please :)

Ziu on Teysa's Rebirth

2 months ago

I like the theme of the deck :) There is a significant overlap with my Athreos, God of Passage deck. Feel free to check it! However, I think this deck may be quite slow. With your token subtheme and the need for a lot of mana, Pawn of Ulamog may be a good addition. I would e.g. drop Debt to the Deathless because you cannot use it in early phases of the game and you probably have enough lifegain anyway. You could add something like Cliffhaven Vampire to potentially convert your ligegain into damage.

ilovemydoghisnameistuna on <PRIMER> Shirei, Guiding the Dead </PRIMER>

2 months ago

I really want to put in some ways to make sure my creatures have 1 or 0 power when they die (I currently have 6 creatures that don't fit Shirei's requirement -- Crypt Ghast, Grim Haruspex, Midnight Reaper, Pawn of Ulamog, Phyrexian Plaguelord, and Sifter of Skulls). I was thinking at first that I should do -1/-1 effects like Phyrexian Plaguelord, but there aren't really enough that make the cut beyond that one. After that I found Sorceress Queen, which seemed promising, but again, there aren't very many effects like her. Any suggestions?

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