Description

Golgari Swarm

Playing Pox in EDH be like

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 started out as a jumble of cards I happened to have, and then evolved to become the well-oiled machine that it is today.

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 $110 at the moment.

This deck mainly wins through beatdown after grinding down opponents' resources to a halt. Pathbreaker Ibex helps speed this up by pumping small creatures when Mazirek is nice and swollen. Beastmaster Ascension is another powerful wincon for beatdown.

Pros:

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

-Extremely powerful against aggro or creature-based decks

Cons:

  • Decks with very few creatures

  • 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!

Suggestions

Updates

I put a Jiminy Cricket alter for Mazirek.

...what the fuck was I smoking.

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Triton says... #1

Alright, I've been testing this deck, and I was suggested more token producers (also through testing I wish I had more token producing cards). Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder was recommended, are there any other relatively cheap ones that would help make the stax effects more one-sided?

April 8, 2017 1:14 p.m.

@Triton: I'm not a huge fan of Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder because it does not generate immediate advantage, requires other cards to support it, and is inefficiently costed. The main problem with the efficient options is that they are fairly expensive monetary-wise (~$10). You have a majority of the low monetary cost efficient token generators, with that in mind my suggestions are Grave Titan; Bitterblossom; Master of the Wild Hunt; Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet; and Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury. All of the aforementioned are fantastic and probably deserve a spot here, but the real question is which/how many of these fit in your budget. There is also Avenger of Zendikar, but I'll let you decide whether this is a viable include because it's usefulness is based upon the amount of lands you have and stax isn't exactly know for its land prowess or ability to pump out 7 cmc cards effectively. Nonetheless tell me which of these, if any, fit in your budget and I'll help you make room.

On another note two cards I think should be in here as well are Bojuka Bog (graveyard hate) and Beastmaster Ascension (an additional win-con).

April 8, 2017 4:37 p.m.

Triton says... #3

JaceTheSwagSculptor Okay, I'll add him in for the time being, but I intend on probably swapping him out if I can find a token producer for cheaper that is more better. I think Beastmaster Ascension will fit in wonderfully, and I know exactly what to take out for it already. I'll swap out a tapland for Bojuka Bog (easily fixed). Thanks once again for the input!

April 8, 2017 11:07 p.m.

NP. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. I was looking at all the budget options and you pretty much have the efficient ones. However you do have some cards that are similar in cost monetary-wise to Grave Titan (~$6-7), so if you're able to afford it then the titan will definitely put in some work. Otherwise hopefully some better stuff gets printed in Amonkhet!

April 9, 2017 12:16 a.m.

Triton says... #5

JaceTheSwagSculptor All good haha, I really appreciate your input so it's all good. :) I think I could try trading a card I already have in the deck for Grave Titan, which would be Living Death since it has never really helped me in testing since usually my opponents benefit more off of it.

April 9, 2017 2:23 p.m.

I agree with that swap. Your creature package isn't too impressive so the payoff from Living Death is marginal. I would like to see Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder get replaced eventually as well. If you end up taking out Living Death, you may want one board wipe though just as a fail safe. Your best option without a doubt being Toxic Deluge.

April 9, 2017 3:11 p.m.

Triton says... #7

I definitely agree with Toxic Deluge replacing Living Death. In a few weeks, depending how I feel, I may splurge and buy a Grave Titan and Toxic Deluge. I know I can possibly trade for one of the two.

April 9, 2017 8:59 p.m.

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Date added 8 months
Last updated 3 weeks
Exclude colors WUR
Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.06
Tokens 0/1 Plant, 3/3 Beast, 1/1 Saproling, 1/1 Worm, 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn, 1/1 Eldrazi Scion, 1/1 Thrull
Folders Gogari Dreams
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