Zo-Zu the Punisher


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might (DDS) Rare
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Rare

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Zo-Zu the Punisher

Legendary Creature — Goblin Warrior

Whenever a land enters the battlefield, Zo-Zu the Punisher deals 2 damage to that land's controller.

Zo-Zu the Punisher Discussion

heckproof on Suggestions for a Budget Deck

3 weeks ago

Low budget land destruction with Zo-Zu the Punisher ?

DrukenReaps on The Political Palace of Paliano

4 weeks ago

Wow, seems like you want to do a deck very similar to my own. I focused pretty hard on pillowfort and punishment. Please take a look at the deck itself, Divine Decree, but I'll list some of my all stars. Hope it helps.

Pillows- Ajani Steadfast , Glacial Chasm , Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs , Luminarch Ascension , Solitary Confinement

Bleeders- Bloodchief Ascension , Manabarbs , Sorin Markov , Tainted Remedy

I don't think I suggested any you already have but my bad if I did. I will also say I played Zo-Zu the Punisher for awhile but found it highly underwhelming as a card in the 99 any time it came into the game after turn 6 or so and too aggressive if it came out early... I suspect Polluted Bonds will end up the same way unless you are up against landfall decks.

Murphy77 on Goblin Anarchy

1 month ago

If I were to build a Goblin EDH deck, my starting point would be Zada, Hedron Grinder (as commander) and a range of attack boosters like Sure Strike . As I see things, you really need a lot of card-draw to make this type of deck work. A few artifacts that you can tap for added card-draw could be rather useful. The effects of cards like Harsh Mentor and Zo-Zu the Punisher would add an extra dimension to your deck ( Chandra, Torch of Defiance might fit in here). Then there are cards that are standard in any Goblin deck ( Goblin Piledriver and Goblin Dark-Dwellers etc.) and cards that are fairly standard in any mono-red deck ( Blood Moon , Mob Rule , Beacon of Destruction ?, Soul-Scar Mage etc.).

There are a few cards in your build that seem to stand out as cards that add very little to the deck ( Splinter Twin , Lightning Crafter , Goblin Welder , Thornbite Staff and Goblin Bombardment seem to stand out the most).

I am sure that I am missing a few cards that could be game-changers. I don't play EDH very often, but I find it useful to haul out your EDH deck every few weeks, add in cards that might work in the deck, then think carefully about what you can do without.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Zo-Zu Enraged

Legendary Creature - Goblin Warrior

Whenever a land you control is destroyed, destroy target land.

Sacrifice a land: Exile Zo-Zu Enraged then return it to the battlefield under your control.


To complement Zo-Zu the Punisher

I'd like to see another land destruction commander

Darkshadow327 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [REDUX]

2 months ago

Not sure how you feel about this, but you could always run land-hate like Zo-Zu the Punisher and Ankh of Mishra . If these get out early they can be a serious blow to players that ramp a lot.

Authority of the Consuls could be decent since it does more tap control while gaining you life.

ZendikariWol on Boros is getting better, no ...

3 months ago

Sounds like you wanna build Zo-Zu the Punisher, Demarge. You monster.

Darth_Savage on

3 months ago

I guess a deck built around Risk Factor could go one of two ways, agressive burn or punisher effect. Your deck as it sits seems to be more to the burn side of things, so I'd suggest Searing Blaze over Searing Spear, you will also probably want Skullcrack somewhere in your list, perhaps in the sideboard. Bedlam Reveler might be a better choice than Reforge the Soul as you don't really have a way of manipulating the top of your deck, or maybe Wheel of Fate. You could also utilise something like Quest for Pure Flame, The Flame of Keld or Pyromancer Ascension, rather than Guttersnipe which is rarely a good topdeck and is far easier to remove than an enchantment.

If you did want to go the punisher route then cards like Vexing Devil, Eidolon of the Great Revel, Zo-Zu the Punisher and Browbeat would probably be what you want, for starters, though it would also make sense to splash black. Hope this is of some help, good luck with your brew.

Dango on Tarmon Gai’don

4 months ago

I am a bit curious about your choice of running Snow-Covered Mountain without running Extraplanar Lens. I totally get it if it's entirely for the art alone, because there really isn't a downside to running them haha. I do have a frequent Zo-Zu the Punisher player in my playgroup who runs Snow-Covered Mountains so if I play a deck like this I could just wait for him to drop a lens so I don't have to!

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Zo-Zu the Punisher occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.2%