This is the true +1/+1 counters commander. Ezuri, Claw of Progress shudders in his wake. Anafenza, the Foremost shakes with fear when one says his name. He is the embodiment of decay itself. He is Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest.

This is my second on-paper EDH deck, and boy it's a blast to play. You will be needing lots of dice while playing to keep track of all the +1/+1 counters.

This list was originally The Gitrog Monster, then Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, and finally this. It's a fairly basic list, with the exception of some cards I couldn't add due to budget constraints, or I don't have the cards. :(

Yes, I have Living Death and an Overgrown Tomb. That's because I already had them, hahaha. This is supposed to be budget, but I already had some cards that would be not-so-budget but very good in this deck. As for the budget, it's going to be $100 at the moment.
This deck mainly wins through beatdown after grinding down opponents' resources to a halt


  • Can play against other stax decks due to having benefits from permanents being sacrificed

  • You will like this take on Mazirek if you enjoy rather grindy games and the occasional combo finish


  • Slow early game; takes a while for a developed board state

  • Weak to board wipes

Feel free to give suggestions on the deck, and if you like it, feel free to give it a +1, they are much appreciated, after all!


Decided to revisit this deck and lower its curve a bit. A majority of the cards now have a converted casting cost of or less, due to this deck not being a reanimate-fatties playstyle. Without futher ado, here are the changes:



Also raising the budget to $80, so happy to hear any suggestions :)

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hoardofnotions says... #1

sorry meant adding Grave Pact adds redundancy, also Butcher of Malakir does too

January 1, 2017 9:18 a.m.

Triton says... #2

hoardofnotions I think I'll be able to make room for the two creatures, definitely Pawn of Ulamog. I also like Buried Ruin, but I'm using it in Breya at the moment. Getting another is no biggie.

I'll most likely be getting an Ashnod's Altar for the deck too, so I'll consider using Animation Module. Already have Dictate and the Butcher, Grave Pact is a card I'm looking to get in the future due to budget constraints.

January 1, 2017 11:44 a.m.

hoardofnotions says... #3

also if you should change Reyhan, Last of the Abzan to foil so tappedout can get the price.

January 1, 2017 11:55 a.m.

Triton says... #4

Oooh, never really knew that, thanks for the catch!

January 1, 2017 11:58 a.m.

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Date added 4 months
Last updated 1 day
Exclude colors WUR

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.12
Tokens 1/1 Human Soldier, 0/1 Plant, 3/3 Beast, Clue, 1/1 Worm, 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn, 1/1 Saproling, 1/1 Eldrazi Scion
Folders Gogari Dreams
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