Zo-Zu the Punisher


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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.

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Zo-Zu the Punisher Discussion

MRDOOM3 on Obsidian Fireheart

3 weeks ago

Just so you know, your commander can only be a Legendary creature. Since you said stax, maybe you could consider replacing your commander with Zo-Zu the Punisher, Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, or Heartless Hidetsugu?

hiufxa on Izzet Counterburn

4 weeks ago

Keranos, God of Storms seems like a potential add if you need a late finisher. Fire/Ice seems great in counterburn. Stormchaser Mage is a great beater. Fiery Confluence is good but a bit expensive but works amazingly. Eidolon of the Great Revel can deal a lot of damage but is also expensive. Firebolt is just an shock with flashback. Flames of the Blood Hand is good if your meta has a lot of life gain. Lava Spike 3 points for 1 mana. Harsh Mentor is great for punishing people with money. Monastery Swiftspear is a lot of damage early and late with prowess. Searing Blaze is both removal and burn. Shard Volley is 3 damage for 1 mana. Soul-Scar Mage the only other 1 mana creature with prowess and helps deal with indestructible or annoying creatures. Sulfuric Vortex stops life gain. Thundermaw Hellkite deals the final 5 damage. Vexing Devil flame slash to the dome or a 4/3 for 1. Zealous Conscripts steals a blocker and can turn it sideways. Zo-Zu the Punisher punishes lands entering the battlefield.

Censor. Fantastic tempo card cycles into stuff later. Cryptic Serpent hopefully 2 mana 6/5. Dig Through Time this card is nuts. Fact or Fiction who doesn't love picking their poison? Gitaxian Probe gives information and draws a card. Impulse look at the top 4 and take anything is pretty good. Into the Roil hits anything that isn't a land and draws a card. Miscalculation censor 2.0 Mystical Tutor get's the final points of damage. Pull from Tomorrow draws 4 and you discard a land. Torrential Gearhulk expensive but replays anything for free (also rotates from standard at the end of the year and the price will drop)

heaps more cards here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13mMN_mKwaWaOjZhwoyYOiVtIRSZ81y0mkDRrqX0WgdM

Wraithenable on Zurgo Bellstriker

1 month ago

What was good

  • Ankh of Mishra is just amazing as an early drop against bounce and fetch lands, which most multicolor decks run.
  • Zo-Zu the Punisher was a pleasent surprise, even as a 3-drop - same reasoning as text above and if you can clear the way he is delivers some damage as well
  • Creature to instant/sorcery ratio and the curve seems perfectly fine, with only a few games with a "bad hand", but still winnable.

allanrichardo on Chasing the Odd

2 months ago

Dont have the extraplanar lens and snow covered mountain of course. Caged sun is not to effective as in play, cmc is too high and we must wait a full turn to get the effect, i'd rather play something else at 6 mana. Kiki-jiki? is not for this deck, we dont care about creatures. Gosh, i forget about Zo-Zu the Punisher, thanks for reminding :) riddlemtgnerd

Bulldawg1310 on Jimmy John Goblins

2 months ago

I would toss Hordeling Outburst for another Krenko's Command since it cost one less and youre pretty much only gonna use the tokens to fuel your grenade. I would also toss Zo-Zu the Punisher and add Goblin Rabblemaster

Nivek31193 on The Demolition Crew

2 months ago

I found Polluted Bonds when I looked up Zo-Zu the Punisher.

Wraithenable on Zurgo Bellstriker

2 months ago

Found the following cards to feel slightly lack luster:

Kari Zev's Expertise -> Molten Influence

Kari Zev, Skyship Raider - > Zo-Zu the Punisher or one of the 2/1 haste creatures.

Will try to aquire:


I do like the cards with double actions such as Arc Trail and Searing Blood

I might consider adding:

Blur of Blades

Molten Rain

Smash to Smithereens

There also seem to be an upgrade in doing:

Goblin Bushwhacker -> Reckless Bushwhacker - But this requires turn 3 and not only turn 2 and if you can only get in for one turn anyway it's the same.

Nivek31193 on The Demolition Crew

2 months ago

I like the idea of Zo-Zu the Punisher but I can't say I'd personally go for Survey the Wreckage

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