Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Annihilation (V14) Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Urza's Saga (USG) Rare

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At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put a soot counter on Smokestack.

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player sacrifices a permanent for each soot counter on Smokestack.

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Smokestack Discussion

adt630 on Semen Demon

1 day ago

Bloodghast, Braids, Cabal Minion, Hell's Caretaker, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Nether Traitor, Sadistic Hypnotist, Mind Slash, Blasting Station, Corpse Dance, Curse of the Cabal, Smokestack, Mimic Vat, Massacre Wurm, Sepulchral Primordial, Black Sun's Zenith, Insidious Dreams, Necromancy, Dance of the Dead, Attrition, Do or Die, Dread Return, Blood Artist, Words of Waste, Hypnotic Specter, Ill-Gotten Gains, Megrim, Mindslicer, Memory Jar are all options you could consider.

Memory Jar with Waste Not on the field is particularly dirty if you have your many doublers out and can drop your new hand onto the field. Bloodghast gives you a creature you don't even have to pay for to get back. Ill-Gotten Gains lets you run a second Dark Deal essentially. Megrim makes all the discarding you're doing kill them.

JuQ on Mazirek Counters

1 week ago

Have you considered Aerie Ouphes and other creatures with native persist?
Those ouphes with Mazirek will clear the skies on their own and put a infinite counters on your creatures as long as there is one creature with flying.
With Mazirek any creature with native persist with and a reusable sacrificial outlet will put infinite counters on your creatures and get and infinite byproduct of whatever the sacrifial outlet does, deck your opponents if it's the Altar of Dementia or get infinite mana if it's either Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar.

Tendershoot Dryad is an excellent token producer.
Smokestack should also go nicely in the deck If you have a lot of tokens.

Nice deck!

JuQ on Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest; Sac deck w/ tokens

1 week ago

It looked the land count was low and after playtesting it, it's a fact, you have too few lands and your costs are way too high. On top of that you are making yourself sacrifice lands!

I think the main problem is the concept of the deck. You want to play big eldrazis but Mazirek don't really make it any easy for them to be played, nor the eldrazi help Mazirek that much. You can do that deck if you really want, but it makes no sense and there will be no cohesion.

I'd advise to switch the commander to Animar, Soul of Elements, Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Kruphix, God of Horizons or Jhoira of the Ghitu for example. Or to switch the focus of the deck to something better suited for Mazirek (why not both!?).

Mazirek is basically beging for a deck that produces lots of tokens constinuosly, sac outlets, death triggers and stax mechanics (from the card Smokestack make everybody sacrifice permanents all the time), add a good card draw engine and there you got a nice working deck.

chadsansing on chadsansing

2 weeks ago

richardsy920, someone who pilots a deck dedicated almost exclusively to defense is usually said to be running a "pillow-fort" deck or a "turbo-fog" deck.

Pillow-fort decks are known for their tax effects on attacking creatures such as Ghostly Prison, Propaganda, Sphere of Safety, Meekstone, Crawlspace and the like, and may contain harsh control or "stax" elements like Smokestack or Winter Orb. These are usually enchantment- and artifact-heavy decks with some hatebear creatures that add taxing effects.

Turbo-fog decks are know for running multiple fog effects such as Fog, Darkness, Holy Day, and the like to prevent combat damage during opponents' turns. These are usually instant-heavy decks with ways to recast cards from the graveyard or return them to hand.

Defensive decks typically lock down the board state or prevent others from playing fair magic while they search up win cons, which might be anything.

It's also possible to play defensively or reactively when you need to hold up mana to deal with opponents' plans regardless of what kind of deck you pilot.

ledzeppole on Sacrifice Protection / Upkeep trigger ...

2 weeks ago

I played a 3-way game the other night and the three of us havent played in a year or so, so we were rusty. There was a few issues that came out that we probably normally would have been able to figure out but if anyone can help I would be super grateful. I have my own opinions on certain things but would like confirmation.

Note: I don't recall the original cards but these should do as a fine example, if not greater.

Question 1: Upkeep trigger order, pt 1

It is my turn. My opponent controls Smokestack, I control Assemble the Legion. Which upkeep ability triggers first?

My understanding: Since it is my turn I choose which order all of the upkeep triggers happen, allowing me to create a token(s) first and then allow Smokestack to do its business.

Question 2: Upkeep trigger order, pt 2

It is my turn. I control Smokestack, can an opponent cast an instant to destroy (or any other effect - exile, put in hand/library, etc.) Smokestack before another counter is created?

My understanding: Upkeep triggers must happen before any player can cast a spell or use an ability - unless the ability itself is triggered by an effect of an upkeep trigger.

Question 3: Upkeep and Protection

It is my turn. I control Anowon, the Ruin Sage. Can an opponent cast Feat of Resistance on a creature (chooses black), and then choose that creature that is protected from black to sacrifice effectively negating the sacrifice?

My understanding: The player is not protected from black and must choose a valid target. Regardless, the creature is protected from black but the player is not thus the protection is moot.

Question 4: Oblivion Ring on Oblivion Ring

It is my opponents turn. My opponent casts Oblivion Ring on my Anowon, the Ruin Sage. Their turn ends. It is my turn. I cast Oblivion Ring on my opponents Oblivion Ring and my creature returns to the battlefield. My turn ends. My opponent destroys my Oblivion Ring. What happens to my creature and my opponents Oblivion Ring?

Extra credit: What happens when a third Oblivion Ring is place on the second and so on?

My understanding: My opponents Oblivion Ring reenters the battlefield and they have the opportunity to choose a new or same target for it. My creature also reenters the battlefield simultaneously, though what is confusing is whether or not the target for the ring is chosen before or after my creature enters the battlefield.

Extra credit understanding: Pray this never happens :p

elgosu1337 on Hymn of Darkness: Elenda EDH | *PRIMER*

2 weeks ago

I really like the Pox cards to abuse your tokens. Have you considered something like Smokestack to continue the sacrifice? Genesis Chamber ostensibly helps everyone but just ends up feeding Elenda and gives you more tokens. Maybe some ways of handling noncreature permanents as well.

JoeBlondie on Nath of the STAX-Leaf | cEDH | Primer

3 weeks ago

Any particular reason for which you don't run Smokestack? Maybe it could replace Possessed Portal?

Metroid_Hybrid on Liliana’s Madness v1.2

1 month ago

The Conqueror's Galleon  Flip is a flex spot, but its sticking around for the moment at least (its here for the flip-side)..

Bitterblossom on the other hand, isnt going anywhere, as its a key to the Contamination-lock, and if I eventually turn this into more of a Stax deck (Smokestack, etc)

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