Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar

Legendary Creature — Horror

Whenever a creature you control becomes blocked, you may return it to its owner's hand.

Whenever one or more creature you control deal combat damage to a player, draw a card.

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Azoth2099 on Boot Scootin' Booger - Felix Five Boots

1 month ago

This Sultai Commander is such a banger.

I'm seeing a lot of fantastic options here already like Thada Adel, Acquisitor, Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar & Old Gnawbone! Right on.

What directions have you considered as far as the continued development of the list is concerned? Slimming down into a reanimator strategy so that you can more heavily leverage the real bangers like Old Gnawbone & Ancient Silver Dragon will make the deck way more flexible and consistent imho. You don't need to jam all of the triggers, just the right ones. This approach will also allow you to make more room for the essentials: ramp, draw & tutors!

king-saproling on Dopplegangbangers - Historic Flash Convoke Copies

2 months ago

This list looks great, definitely a good pairing of commanders. Personally I would make these swaps:

Tishana, Voice of Thunder -> The Great Henge
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite -> Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar
Masako the Humorless -> Errant, Street Artist
Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist -> Second Harvest
Selvala, Explorer Returned -> Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
The Second Doctor -> Patron of the Orochi
Rhystic Study -> Murkfiend Liege
Heroes' Podium -> Sakashima the Impostor
Swiftfoot Boots -> Sakashima of a Thousand Faces
Neoform -> Awakening
Beast Within -> Sundering Growth

Some others you might like: Wake the Reflections, Phyrexian Metamorph, Idol of Oblivion

IHATENAMES on Political Powerhouse

4 months ago

So it looks like you are asking both for the new card and the replacement. I will try but final choices us of course yours. I will also say I have never run this commander so I may be wrong.

I think you need more lands. 33 with some not tapping for mana sometime. Or at all. This is cheating a touch too much. Goal is 5 lands more here is what I suggest.

Volo, Guide to Monsters unless he is your commander he feels like a win more card. And yes I know morphs are morphs as their creature type.

Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar interesting but might be not worth the effort.

Your high cmc stuff. Its... not nothing but isn't really good. Specifically Thieving Amalgam Ghastly Conscription personally I'd cut both but you have 2 of the normal big mana wincons Exsanguinate and torment. Between the 4. I'd suggest running only 2 think of all the card draw you have with your commander/other creatures. Do you reallyneed this many big mana i win buttons?

I'd also cut 1 of the morph into counterspell effects. I know it seems cool to have it as an option. But 4 mana counterspell that leaves a 1/1 or 2/2 is just bad. I'd suggest Kadena's Silencer

As for what lands. Look up the pain land cycle like Yavimaya Coast those combo* with your Forsaken Monument maybe redo you lands period. Idk how you gonna cast all these colored spells with greedy manabase you got.

I hope this helps. Don't mean to hate too much on your mana but my biggest concern in a game is having fun. You dont have fun when you can't cast your spells.

DreadKhan on Parnesse: Multiple Instances of Copies

5 months ago

Parnesse should see each copy made as a separate instance, Parnesse cares about each time you create a copy, and multiple individual copies should get their own trigger. IIRC the ability would say "whenever 1 or more copies", or even say 'once per turn', as is it sounds similar to Bident of Thassa, as opposed to Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar. Bident can draw for each instance, but Grazilaxx can only ever draw one card, regardless of how many creatures got through.

Azoth2099 on Chun - li countless tokens

5 months ago


Wow, not sure how I managed to misread Nexus of Fate like that smh, thank you for that correction haha. That's what I get for trying to Magic while sleepy.

Now that I'm rested, let's try to suggest things again...fingers crossed lol.

A really great one that comes to mind is Evacuation. Continuously wiping the board of creatures AND giving you a way to consistently recast Chun-Li for more value is super good. Curfew would be another great way to do this if you're trying to keep the curve low. Filter Out seems like a great way for this deck to consistently control the board very heavily, too. Since this is essentially a graveyard deck, Mesmeric Orb, Windfall, Brain Freeze & Tolarian Winds are all worth considering for sure. Chain of Vapor is ridiculous here too, considering the sheer multi-utility with the Commander imho.

Being dependent on Combat, I'd say Reconnaissance is potentially an auto-include. Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar pulls weight here too, with it's baby cousin Cunning Evasion slotting in for 1 less mana if that matters.

Sorry if I goofed again with these further suggestions!

Goldbranner on Goro-Goro and Satoru - Explosive Entry (v0.3)

6 months ago

My build is not as focused on tokens, but I think Lagomos, Hand of Hatred is an upgrade over a couple of your other producers, his tokens are more reliable to hit than some of the 1/1 tokens. Elturel Survivors similarly is probably better than your other myriad creatures. Genasi Enforcers also is a solid turn 2 play before Goro, you're much more likely to hit with those tokens on turn 3 than with the Banshee's on turn 6. I like your Reconnaissance mission, and in my experience having multiple of those effects is worth the slots especially for your token build where you have an engine often before goro-goro is cast. You won't regret any number of Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor, Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar, Coastal Piracy, Bident of Thassa, or the new card The Indomitable. I think Decadent Dragon isn't a great fit, I noticed it on the recent edhrec suggestions for not much reason ;)

Azoth2099 on Animar

11 months ago


Animar, Soul of Elements is the reason I initially got into Temur, love that guy!

As a longtime brewer of this particular Commander, I'd highly recommend a few cards. Shrieking Drake, Ancestral Statue, Surrak Dragonclaw & Wandering Archaic  Flip are bangers. I'd also recommend running a huge amount of Dorks like Llanowar Elves & Bloom Tender, they offer insane value in conjunction with this particular Commander. If you're not running anti-Artifact Stax like Collector Ouphe, I'd run a few Mana Rocks as well like Sol Ring & Arcane Signet.

If you're really trying to push the power level, cards like Dockside Extortionist, Treasure Nabber, Spellseeker, Imperial Recruiter, Phantasmal Image, Phyrexian Metamorph, Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar, Toski, Bearer of Secrets & Consecrated Sphinx will do just that.

Certain artifacts like Conqueror's Flail, Cloudstone Curio & The Ozolith are also worth thinking about.

Certain other pieces like Trinket Mage, Tribute Mage, Trophy Mage, Goblin Welder & Fauna Shaman can help you quickly Tutor up what you need in a synergistic way, but I'd also recommend Gamble & Worldly Tutor.

Spirits on Yuriko, Shadow of Fate EDH

1 year ago

Still unsure what to replace Doomsday with, was trying to figure out if there is an Intuition win? Show and Tell + Omniscience + Enter the Infinite seems to work with the high CMC on them, hmm.

Wondering if I should focus more on the damage aspects (above would help with that too) instead of Doomsday.

The 3 CMC tutors seem heavy, and the Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar gets lots of hate. Thinking maybe more ninjas to try and draw more.

Still needs tweaks, but can't figure out what to do.

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