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|Duel Decks: Zendikar vs Eldrazi||Common|
|Modern Masters 2015 Edition||Common|
|Rise of the Eldrazi||Common|
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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
2 weeks ago
Hi!For budget i would try to change out the expensive threats like Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, maybe both Ulamog's, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth and Ugin, the Spirit DragonOther expensive cards to replace: Seedborn Muse, Cavern of Souls, Mana Reflection and Omniscience.
Maybe add some budget Eldrazi like Ulamog's Crusher and some more cheap ramp.
3 weeks ago
Answering that pretty much boils down to my play style (Calculated Manipulation), I did like the Annihilator effect and I find it to be very useful when I'm in a pinch. I also have play tested different variants of the deck from the vanilla Eldrazi to my end resulting Artifact heavy speed ramping. Which leads me to my point of how I play this deck. Yes I lost the giant beat sticks with Annihilator but replaced them with small CMC Eldrazi with Annihilator 2 like Artisan of Kozilek, Ulamog's Crusher and Bane of Bala Ged which Bane's wording pretty much screams Annihilator. Now if I bring any of those out early it becomes a immediate threat to my opponent and they can either spend the resources to get rid of it which in turn makes it safe for me to play Kozelik or Ulamog with no worry to finish the game. In the end having a huge creature on board is good but making sure I make it safe for them to come out and keep the pressure with them is the important thing. I can go on about this for hours if you want me to list combos etc. that I do with this deck feel free to ask.
4 weeks ago
I gave it some more thought. I'm thinking of adding Peregrine Drake and/or Great Whale in addition to Paradox Engine. They can generate infinite mana with various combinations of Time Elemental, Capsize, High Tide and Caged Sun, which can bounce all enemy permanents.
Two other possible additional payoff cards might be Whispers of the Muse and Blue Sun's Zenith. Whisper is pretty low opportunity cost and can draw my entire deck when going infinite. Blue Sun's Zenith can mill out at least one opponent.
This would require a bunch of cuts. Some possible cuts: Ulamog's Crusher, Mulldrifter, Windfall, Sphinx of Uthuun, Deep-Sea Kraken, Recall and something else (maybe Artisan of Kozilek or Aether Gale... or maybe both and add Temporal Adept or Temporal Fissure.
I wonder if Empress Galina is worth it...
1 month ago
Cool looking deck! Ulamog's Crusher might be a good finisher as well, depending on how you want to finish the game. It's not an eldrazi but Mulldrifter is a viable card in this deck. So much card advantage... +1
1 month ago
There are some really crazy lists out there. For example I played against the Eldrazi Reanimator that can put an Ulamog's Crusher on the board as early as turn 2 with Dragon Breath using Putrid Imp and Exhume. It's not unbeatable but it'll put you on a clock for sure.
1 month ago
NV_1980 Thanks so much for the recommendations. Some great options here.
All good calls on the pricier upgrade lists. I'd considered most of them and forgot them in the list of potential higher-budget upgrades. I should fix that, even if I probably won't add most of them to my own list. You're right that Paradox Engine is so strong that it's likely worth it to pick one up (and it would also be great in Kurkesh). Given that I was willing to buy a Contagion Engine, it probably makes sense to grab Paradox too from a cost/power perspective.
Guile and Scourge of Fleets are great options. They seem like solid replacements for Deep-Sea Kraken and one of the sphinxes. I'd considered Shipbreaker Kraken, but 14 mana just seems like too much to invest. Maybe Elder Deep-Fiend fills a similar role at a lower opportunity cost?
I've waffled a bit on adding more tutors to the deck. I usually try to run alternate synergies in place of tutors to prevent decks from getting too linear. Noble Benefactor is a cool card I'd never heard of before. I'll definitely keep that in mind if after more testing I end up needing another tutor.
I also agree that having a little more early game board stall would be good. I actually cut a Fog Bank from the stock list due to how badly it performed in a lot of 1v1 games, but then I remember that we have Atraxa in the group and it suddenly sounds way better again. Aura Thief looks brutal, I'm going to have to make room for that. Jace's Archivist is a good pick too. If the lock is working, opponents should have more cards, and the bounce effects go nicely with wheels (sadly, doesn't work well with Capsize). I'll have to test that. Sphinx of Jwar Isle => Fog Bank and Ulamog's Crusher => Aura Thief seem like the changes there. Not sure what the right cut for Archivist is. Stormsurge Kraken maybe.
1 month ago
SpacemanFromHell Thanks for the feedback! As for budget tips;
Cutting the eldrazi Titans (other than the commander) will save you a lot of money.
Eye of Ugin and Eldrazi Temple can be expensive but they have great synergy with eldrazi and this deck plays quite a lot of them. They could be replaced by any land that gives <> mana, as is true for the other lands.
All Is Dust is expensive but it is one of the best board wipes in my opinion as it gets around hexproof/indestructible/regenerate. (Not to mention it being one of the few colorless sorceries.)
1 month ago
solarPULSAR Filling out playsets of lands and of Adaptive Automaton (to have something down earlier game or to pump into bigger threats) has left me in a weird place. I decided to go for 2-ofs of the bigger Eldrazi but I want to pair it down to playsets for consistency. Would you recommend dropping the 2x Ulamog's Crusher for 2x more Bane of Bala Ged or to complete a playset of Eldrazi Devastator?