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Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest
Legendary Creature — Insect Shaman
Whenever a player sacrifices another permanent, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.
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UltimateRoxas40 on Carrion, My Wayward Swarm (Grist Insects + Song)
1 week ago
Love the deck and love the song! Have you thought about Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest? A pretty nasty bug that can take advantage of fetchlands or other sac effects. Zask, Skittering Swarmlord seems like another good inclusion, especially with self mill sub-theme you've got going.
KongMing on Fungi Garden
3 weeks ago
I recommend Krav, the Unredeemed as a way to draw cards without dumping a bunch of mana into it. Also gains you life. Only downside is it's not a Fungus.
Liliana, Dreadhorde General is great in this deck for many obvious reasons.
And hey, since there's so much sacrifice going on, why not Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest?
Now, your graveyard. Seems to me you need more steady ways to toss Fungus in there. How about Cemetery Tampering, Crawling Infestation, Crawling Sensation, Crop Sigil, Uurg, Spawn of Turg, Deathbonnet Sprout Flip, Nyx Weaver, Old Rutstein, Out of the Tombs, Splinterfright, and Throne of Death Flip.
Deadbridge Chant isn't steady, but it's great explosive mill.
DreadKhan on EDH Merens Reanimator
3 weeks ago
If you're interested in playing fair, then you might like Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest. This can take a board full of utility creatures and make them very formidable very quickly. Hell's Caretaker is a card I find useful that doesn't go infinite with anything I know of, it just lets you sneak stuff in once per turn. If you don't include anything like Pitiless Plunderer you can set up repeatable sacrifice loops to generate XP for Meren, probably to reanimate a Protean Hulk or someting else juicy. For this you might use Gravecrawler or Haakon, Stromgald Scourge and probably a 1 drop Knight to have something you can keep killing over and over. Any card that cares about creatures dying will go off, so some stuff that draws on death might be nice, Liliana, Dreadhorde General is a versatile card that fits the bill.
In my experience, the best thing you can tutor up is usually Protean Hulk, Sidisi, or Razaketh, any of these tends to spiral out of control in a deck that can reanimate them on the end step or sooner. Hulk can find various creatures to solve whatever problems you have, but you probably need a sac outlet to ensure it dies right away, the others are more generous. Razaketh notoriously likes abusing Life / Death to set up a pretty quick win when you're ready, you can find stuff like rituals to generate enough mana to go off.
If you want another reanimator that isn't picky, there is Demon of Dark Schemes that helps clear the board of weenies, and as long as you don't have cards that generate mana the Demon won't go infinite with something like Mitotic Slime or Underworld Hermit, they'll just give you lots of triggers for your extra mana. Demon also likes Merciless Executioner type creatures, they can easily generate Energy. Another reanimator I often forget reanimates stuff is Liliana, Death's Majesty, this brings back stuff as a Zombie if you don't want the ultimate, and she survives some wipes as a PW that can make 2/2s while milling you. Some people don't like PWs so ymmv.
I suspect that if you're not sure if you need more wipes, you might want to try one or two more. In Black there is Make an Example that is very brutal as you always hit your priority target for each opponent. It won't clear the board, but it can help manage it, and you can follow it up with a bunch of forced sacrifice. One card that likes seeing a wipe happen (that makes running extra feel less problematic) is Ogre Slumlord, if you run enough 'pay life'effects you might want Sangromancer, and if you think you can kill enough of your opponent's permenants then Kothophed, Soul Hoarder might work out, that can turn a Damnation into a big draw spell.
If your deck is finding it hard to stay alive, you can use Dawnstrider to save you on needing to reanimate a Spore Frog, though I use both as I find Meren can be annoying to certain players.
If you like Phyrexian Arena and aren't using 'win on the spot combos', have you considered Protection Racket? This can draw plenty of non-land cards or deal damage to your opponents, both seem good as long as you don't care if you lose some random 1-3 drops. There is also Black Market Connections, this can provide various resources without being as busted/all-or-nothing as Necropotence.
Hope some of this is helpful! Any Commander that requires a lot of tutoring is very frustrating to learn to play, Commander is incredibly hard to master, but it's easy to get better with practice!
Optimator on Something Wicked
3 months ago
Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest would be really good
multimedia on Muldrotha, the Gravetide EDH BUDGET
4 months ago
Hey, well done version for less than $100.
How do you win, Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest? You have clear value engines, but how do you turn the value into winning?
- Tormod, the Desecrator + Rancor + Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest + sac outlet such as Viscera Seer.
This combo repeatedly puts +1/+1 counters on all creatures you control as well as scry equal to the amount of green mana you have available. Have any creature enchanted with Rancor, Seer sacs that creature, triggers Seer and triggers Mazirek. Rancor goes to the graveyard and then back to your hand creating a Zombie. Enchant Zombie with Rancor and repeat. Tormod, the Desecrator has uses outside of the combo since cards, any card, are leaving your graveyard with Muldrotha and/or reanimation.
Consider adding the newest budget persist combo that uses Zulaport Cutthroat or another aristocrat as a true wincon? Thran Vigil is the enabler for infinite persist and it also has other uses too since creatures and artifacts are going to be leaving your graveyard with Muldrotha and/or reanimation.
- Thran Vigil + Lesser Masticore + Zulaport Cutthroat + sac outlet such as Carrion Feeder.
Feeder sacs Masticore it triggers Cutthroat. Masticore goes to the graveyard and then back to battlefield. Vigil removes the -1/-1 counter from Masticore and repeat.
Some changes to consider:
- Tormod, the Desecrator --> Sengir, the Dark Baron
- Rancor --> Executioner's Capsule
- Thran Vigil --> Khalni Heart Expedition
- Lesser Masticore --> Burnished Hart
Good luck with your deck.
Bigsplashy on Korvold Counters
4 months ago
I'm making a Korvold, Fae-Cursed King deck focused on using the sacrifice to make counters. I want to focus on sacrificing food and treasure and use some counter synergy to gain some board presence with big creatures. I want to use cards like Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest, Juri, Master of the Revue, and Kresh the Bloodbraided. What else could fit this idea?
Also, what is a good ratio of sac outlets to sac fodder?
Docter_UwU on Gitrog EDH
4 months ago
Brother I love where you are going with this deck, more mana is more mana. I am not a fan The Gitrog Monster yes you get extra land but what does that do for you in the long run? Butcher of Malakir gives you a lot of leverage, BUT it works with only creatures not land's being Sacrificed. Maybe try throwing in Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest to benefit from all Sacrifices, Carrion Feeder can jack up your sacrifices and combo with the Butcher. Also good pick with Attrition its one of my favorite black cards.
Maximariusmagillius on Hydras and Oozes Oh My
5 months ago
This is a great suggestion and would fit very well in this deck! I have plenty of ways to sacrifice creatures, but the best part is that it can be any player and any permanent which would be fun with sac lands and such. It is a little expensive for me tho. In the future if I am looking to beef up this deck and throw some money into it I will definitely add Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest to the list.
Great recommendation I look forward to hearing more!
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