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Creature — Eldrazi
Annihilator 2 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player sacrifices two permanents.)
Ulamog's Crusher attacks each turn if able.
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Ulamog's Crusher Discussion
1 week ago
4 weeks ago
Boyson67, thanks again for your feedback.
Gurmag Angler I believe Lagonna-Band Trailblazer + 2 pump spells are there for the job since It might take a while til he shows up. But, I couldnt think a Way to Deal with Ulamog's Crusher. Maybe diferentes Celestial Flare or Journey to Nowhere?
4 weeks ago
So one thing to always look out for is how fast other decks in the format can throw down their own big baddies. Your deck is fast, and I really like the Kiln Fiend. He can end games turn 3, which is super sweet. And your heroic cards + protection spells mean you have some guaranteed big damage. But be aware of (I'm assuming these guys are still pauper legal) early game Ulamog's Crusher and Gurmag Angler. Those hit fast and are out of range of your removal.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Eldrazi Devastator looks good for this deck, but I would suggest against removing Ulamog's Crusher. The fact that Annihilator2 forces sacrifice before they block makes it much more threatening than trample, especially against decks that go tall, such as Bogles.
1 month ago
Massive thanks for your words of praise and your useful insights into the Kozilek, Butcher of Truth v.s. Kozilek, the Great Distortion. In a previous iteration of this deck, both of the Kozilek's were in it. A year or two ago I decided to cut Newzilek in favor of some more annihilator-stuff because my meta was able to bring out permanents in such rapid succession that I felt I needed all the help I could get to keep the board clean.
However, this has all changed again quite recently as many of my magic-playing compatriots have started to switch to decks that are less and less dominated by permanents. (Reaction-)speed has become more important. So perhaps this is a good time to switch out an annihilator in favor of Newzilek.
So based on what you've said, here's what I'll do:
Based on your argumentation and the composition of my meta, I'm pretty confident this will work out better for me. I will keep Kozilek, Butcher of Truth as my commander for now though; he's earned his place there as he's been responsible for a number of victories. But who knows, maybe I'll change out at some point.
Thanks for your help!
1 month ago
Welcome the Pauper format!Your deck seems like if could use some work. Mind if I give a few pointers?
So, your idea is to control the board while ramping into fatties?
For Fatties choice you can play:
As for removal in Black, you might wanna get Diabolic Edict to get those pesky hexproof creatures.
3 months ago
Alright. So here is my opinion:
1) I think that Podkomorka's point that Gatecreeper Vine et al. are bad at ramp is looking at the cards from the wrong angle. In my mind they are extra copies of Elvish Visionary, "drawing" a card on ETB. Yes, you might not always want to get a land, but having two or three of those effects is helpful
2) The token producers I think are a meta call. I have a Changeling Titan deck that utilizes ETB token creators and they are great for gumming up the board and deterring attacks but they don't actively forward your win condition and do nothing to stop common threats like Ascended Lawmage and Enigma Drake. So I'm not going to factor this into my decision.
3) Podkomorka's deck has the Peregrine Drake combo, the most ubiquitous win condition in PDH. It gives an alternate way to close out the game and can eliminate all players at once. This gives Podkomorka's deck an edge in grindy games.
4) rumpy's deck has more options to voltron Species Gorger, but only one other creature to utilize these options (Ulamog's Crusher). Podkomorka's deck is the opposite, less pieces with more potential options.
All of these things considered, I think Podkomorka's deck would be more likely to win a game. rumpy, my recommendations for your deck would be to hammer out a secondary win condition. Voltron is a good strategy and you are in the best colors to protect and recast it but your only backup if Gorger is neutered is Ulamog's Crusher. For Podkomorka, I would optimize your removal and ability to deal combat damage. Both decks have some cards that I feel are not optimal, so I think there is room for both decks to improve.