Smothering Abomination


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Limited Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Rare

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Smothering Abomination

Creature — Eldrazi

Devoid (This card has no color.)


At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice a creature.

Whenever you sacrifice a creature, draw a card.

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Smothering Abomination Discussion

Philoctetes on Lord of the Flies

1 week ago

Hey Darkersun! I totally lost track of your comment, so sorry for the late reply!

Its funny, most of your suggestions were cards I included at one point in this deck! I think they are all fine considerations - many of them are consensus auto includes for many Sekkuar connessiurs actually. You cant go wrong with Fresh Meat, Elemental Bond, or Smothering Abomination, I have tended to prioritize card draw that works when my combo pieces are off the board though (ie when things arent going well).

I really like Natural Balance - I may have to find some room!

Gutter Grime is a busted card, I dont like the combo pieces that cost 5 so ultimately I cut it in favor of Pawn of Ulamog and Golgari Germination.

Thanks for the comments guys! Keep me coming it really helps me think about this deck!

SirSchmoopy111 on Food Chain Prossh [[Budget Primer]]

2 weeks ago

Food Chain's cost exiles the creature, so you don't trigger cards like Smothering Abomination

fromthedeath on Meren - I need your help!

1 month ago

So, a small list of additions:

*as for the removal problem, you should consider adding Hero's Downfall and Abrupt Decay;

*as for the overall sac mechanic, Ixalan brought some really good additions, such ass Revel in Riches. In a pessimistic cenario it's a really synergic mana ramp, in an optimistic one, a secondary win condition. It can pair well with Bitterblossom.

*there is a lot of elvish mana ramps in your deck, so Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip seems really good in theory.

*Deathrite Shaman, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Smothering Abomination are overall good cards. Exhume fits the theme as well, if you manage to get a big creature early in your graveyard (Grave Titan and Sheoldred, Whispering One i.e.).

*consider placing a Rune-Scarred Demon, it's a tutor that can be reanimated.

TehGrief on Yahenni of the Endless Offerings (EDH)

1 month ago


Thanks for your suggestions.

  • As you've mentioned, the deck is low on draw power; it makes up for it by running quite a few tutor cards. If draw power is required, you can tutor for Smothering Abomination as a direct and efficient source of draw-power. To be entirely honest, both Necropotence and Phyrexian Arena being passive draw abilities does not help the deck to be as fast as it needs to be. The deck requires a lot of active abilities to be activated, creating a heavy mana-sink at times; because of this, both cards would not make a cut (in my honest opinion).

  • As for your "suprise win" suggestion...: Tainted Strike > Hatred

  • Neither Damnation or Decree of Pain will trigger "sacrifice" specific triggers (such as It That Betrays). If you're truly worried about large boards, there is already control in the form of Archfiend of Depravity.

  • Ophiomancer and Curse of Shallow Graves are too slow to be useful. Additionally, Curse of Shallow Graves can only effect one player, making is all the more useless to this deck.

  • Mikaeus, the Unhallowed neither suits the deck, nor would I be willing to spend the ~$30(CAD) for a card that is going to be targeted before I can get any use out of it. This is the same reason I choose not to run "sacrifice staples" such as Sheoldred, Whispering One; she will just get removed before I get any good use out of her.

  • Whispersilk Cloak prevents interaction with Yahenni, which is a key part to the deck. Unfortunately, despite your opinion, the unblockable is in fact not worth it.

This deck is loads of fun to play and to play against; I do appreciate the time you took to write your comment and offer suggestions.

Darkersun on Lord of the Flies

1 month ago

Great deck, I'm also trying to find a Sek'kura deck to stick with. Great ideas here very different from other decks around here.

What about: Fresh Meat can be absolute explosive?

Living Death can be a great wining card.

Puppeteer Clique can die two times and brings a SACable buddy.

Elemental Bond Really explosive carddraw? Same goes for Smothering Abomination.

Sakura-Tribe Elder for some ramp and a Sac trigger?

Gutter Grime for when the Commander is not available?

Natural Balance can be great if you are sacing lands.

Sorry for the spam, but I really would like you opinion on those cards.Also thanks for the deck +1 :)

ScrOuch on Meren's Grave Shenanigans

1 month ago

Cool Deck, I love graveyard interactions! I own one myself (with a different commander and a different color combination though) and it's always an absolute blast to play with it!

I also took a look over the suggestions the other users gave you which seem to have brought the deck in good shape already! However, there were also some suggestions which didn't make it in your deck 'til now but which I would consider absolutely awesome, so I will mention them again. Just so you know.

Those cards are Blood Artist, Greater Good, Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact. Each one of them are working absolutely great in here! Dictate and Pact control your opponents board state, Blood artist works perfectly with your commander and Good is an awesome draw AND sac engine. It really is everything you want!

Greater Good is also a good transition to my next point. For combo it's important to get the cards you need and I already see that you play a ton of good tutors which is good but I still miss some draw engines to make your deck even more consistent. Right now your draw engines are Yavimaya Elder, Smothering Abomination, Grim Haruspex, Skullclamp and Solemn Simulacrum which make a total of 5 cards but I would greatly recommend to play at least 8 cards of that category (10 would be even better to achieve your goals). Cards that do exactly that AND fit to your commander are Phyrexian Arena, Harvester of Souls, Necropotence, Bloodgift Demon, Dark Prophecy and Kothophed, Soul Hoarder. Since some of them also cost life I'd recommend Disciple of Griselbrand which grants some lifegain and is also a sac engine. Aand last but not least, Attrition is also a very nice addition to your deck!

Cards you could consider to cut are:

Avenger of Zendikar: It's super powerful but doesn't really synergize with what you wanna do and it has quite high cmc.

Dread Return: I feel you have more than enough recursion, especially since your commander herself does the same. I even think you could cut 2-3 more cards of that category.

Elves of Deep Shadow: Since you only play two colors that mana ability isn't worth the damage. Rather play any other one mana elf dork.

Eliminate the Competition: I'd cut that card for Attrition.

Grisly Salvage: I understand what you wanna do with that card but I'd greatly prefer Greater Good over this one.

Well, I hope I could help you with this! Keep up the good work. Did I mention I love graveyard interactions?

Keos027 on RainbowDrazi

1 month ago

I've tried building a 5 color deck myself for Eldrazi but decided to not include . a few good colored eldrazi are

Technically not colored but- Deceiver of Form: kind of a scry each combat.

+1 because I too like spaghetti monsters

Here is my deck, in case you'd like to have a look: 4.5 shades of Eldrazi


2 months ago

Thank you for the comment. I have Smothering Abomination and Catacomb Sifter already, but I guess that is probably not what I would want to search up... and the sacrifice ability is very nice. I am also low on big guys. Do you know what you would cut for it?

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