Zo-Zu the Punisher

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.

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

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Legality

Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Noble Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal

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

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.2%

Zo-Zu the Punisher Discussion

NivStormfront on Casting No Shadow|Mono-Red Obosh

1 week ago

pikatheunicorn: Thanks, I hadn't noticed. Fixed

sub780lime: Furnace of Rath is a good card, I'm just not 100% sold on giving my opponents double damage yet. But I will consider it. Combustible Gearhulk is good, but I'm trying to limit my damage sources to as few even costed cards as possible to maximize Obosh's effect, and since he's 6 cmc I'm not sure about it. I do like the haste suggestion, I'll look into fervor. Zo-Zu the Punisher is better than Geopede, the only issue is Obosh's damage doubling is symmetrical, so I would also take double. Thanks for the suggestions!

sub780lime on Casting No Shadow|Mono-Red Obosh

1 week ago

Putting in Furnace of Rath one too many doubling effects? Combustible Gearhulk could add fun shenanigans in here (and still meets your color restriction), especially with the sheer amount of 5 CMC cards you have. With so many activated creature abilities, haste enablers seem like they would be beneficial. Fervor is fairly low CMC for accomplishing that in mono red. Hammer of Purphoros would be another one. Thoughts on Zo-Zu the Punisher? It's a staple damage dealer and odd mana costed and seems to be a an easy swap with Tunneling Geopede.

dongerlord on Sevinne, the Chronoclasm Acid Flashback

1 month ago

It seems like you're running burn as your wincon.

Here are some cards that might help.

Static burn: Harsh Mentor, Zo-Zu the Punisher, Ankh of Mishra, Manabarbs

Finishers: Acidic Soil, Price of Progress. Molten Disaster is a decent finisher you can consider with split-second and also acts as a board clear (you might try replacing Devil's Play with this)

Since these are symmetrical burn, you could also run Glacial Chasm and stall it out. This is also the most important land card to run with these mono red sorcery finishers. Your Pariah is also a god level card with this setup. You might also consider Heartless Hidetsugu as a combo with these 2 cards.

For more drastic changes, you can fix around your landbase to cut a lot of nonbasics and add basics with a load of fetchlands, such as Fabled Passage, Prismatic Vista, , Ash Barrens, Terramorphic Expanse, Evolving Wilds, Myriad Landscape, Warped Landscape, some Panorama fetches, and keeping Flooded Strand + Scalding Tarn + Arid Mesa. I have this landbase in another of my burn decks and its fully sufficient for tri-colour commanders. In white, you get access to Land Tax as well so it helps further fix your mana - although in my experience with this landbase I would say its not even necessary.

With a basic land landbase, it opens you up to more burn, such as Price of Progress, Burning Earth. It also opens you up to hard stax cards if you have a vendetta against someone: Magus of the Moon, Blood Moon, Back to Basics.


An alternative package you can consider with your wheels is Narset, Parter of Veils and Alms Collector to discard their entire hand. You already have Smothering Tithe as well. Psychic Possession is also insane with wheels as it lets you draw 14 off a single wheel.

I would also just add Underworld Breach because its straight up insane.

You can also try Mana Geyser for a super explosive turn by recasting it from the graveyard again.

Dack Fayden is both a ramp card and a way to dump cards into your graveyard.

Good old Blasphemous Act and Chain Reaction are 2 of the best board clears you can pair with Sevinne.

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip Baby Jace is a VERY good card with Sevinne. Helps cycle into lands/ramp early and lets you cast spells from your graveyard once it transforms into Jace, Telepath Unbound.


Some cards I see that you could also try cutting/changing are:

Land Tax - you can run ramp artifacts instead, such as Surveyor's Scope. Surveyor's Scope is an excellent card with many fetchlands as you can tap them to sac as a cost, then activate Surveyor's Scope for up to 3 basics untapped since your fetchland is no longer on the field. Or basically any other 2 mana rock will do.

Mirage Mirror and Scroll Rack - these cards are a bit clunky to use and you can do more with mana rocks instead.

I would consider Ral, Izzet Viceroy a bit too slow.

You should swap Jeskai Ascendancy for the new Whirlwind of Thought

You have a lot of single target protection - Momentary Blink, Lightning Greaves, Diplomatic Immunity. I would suggest cutting one or two because you can still tutor for it.

Narset of the Ancient Way SEEMS a bit slow (but I have't seen this card in action yet), so you could replace it with Narset, Parter of Veils

Ray of Distortion is pretty omega slow. You might want to try Aura of Silence or a simple Disenchant

Personally I'm trying to build a cEDH Sevinne burn deck haha! Thinking of also trying Thought Lash with Thassa's Oracle

Long live our Overlord Sevinne

Olive_pdx on Vini's Neheb

1 month ago

I like this build. I don't know that you need to go the Ekdrazi route, you're better off spending that mana on X spells. Repercussion , Manabarbs , and maybe Zo-Zu the Punisher may help you ping the opponents faster. Otherwise it looks good to me

Coward_Token on Winota's Waging Weenies

2 months ago

Overall I think you should take a page out of Sun's book by cutting down on the less spectacular Humans in favor of CMC 1-3 non-Human hatebears/efficient token makers; I think Winota can find her people reliably enough.

Speaking of non-Human hatebears: Soltari Visionary, Eidolon of the Great Revel, Immolation Shaman, Treasure Nabber, Zo-Zu the Punisher

(again, grain of salt)

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Kamahl, Pit Fighter [Primer]

3 months ago

I obviously missed that part in your description. The combo is fun, but it's just super far away from the rest of your strategy. A deck where it really could shine is Zo-Zu the Punisher.

I'd love to hear from you once you have results from your testing.

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