Necrotic Ooze

Necrotic Ooze

Creature — Ooze

As long as Necrotic Ooze is on the battlefield, it has all activated abilities of all creature cards in all graveyards.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Necrotic Ooze Discussion

TheVectornaut on Jarad big sacrifice

5 days ago

I ran Jarad for quite a while in my Necrotic Ooze deck. The main plan is to fill the yard with a ton of creatures off cards like Satyr Wayfinder , sacrifice them with Hell's Caretaker to bring back huge threats, and/or use Ooze plus strong activated abilities like Avatar of Woe 's and the untap from Devoted Druid to amass an advantage. Before going in a more combo-heavy direction, I had Jarad and Korozda Guildmage as my big payoff cards (with Spider Spawning and Kessig Cagebreakers in the sideboard). Both love the way the Lord himself can be sacrificed to close out the game when your graveyard gets big enough. Having redundant effects helps make any plan more resilient, so I usually run a playset of Splinterfright and sometimes consider Nighthowler or Bonehoard as backups for the elf. Splinterfright in particular benefits from having a Nyx Weaver self-mill effect tacked on. The major benefit to using these types of cards over Colossification is just mana cost. +20/+20 will almost always win the game, but for 7 mana, it's easy to see it being too slow in all but the most casual environments. Plus, if you tap out for the aura, a single Vapor Snag can ruin the plan before Jarad gets to activate. I'd want some other ways to take advantage of the huge buff, even if that's just efficient trample creatures, if I was building around Colossification. That, or finding some way to cheat it into play early.

If you can, I'd also recommend cutting down to the 60 card minimum. This will make it all the more likely you draw the most synergetic cards, although I do like that you have tutors to help with that too.

Falrek on Karador, BoonWeaver Cedh

2 weeks ago

Hey sorry elijahhagler I missed Necrotic Ooze from the triskelion + phyrexian devouer combo. But the combo doesn't even work, because I forgot you still need library for it. So scrab it :D But Triskelion + the new heliod or Walking ballista would be much better.

TriusMalarky on Any Complicated Commanders?

4 weeks ago

Mairsil, the Pretender . Best win con is Mirror-Mad Phantasm , Dread Return and Thassa's Oracle . Make sure not to include Demonic Consultation or Tainted Pact if you're staying on lower power, but you can add them if you go cEDH.

Buried Alive , Gamble and Entomb are all really really good with Mairsil as lower-priced tutors.

You get tons of fun synergy, but the best things to have caged are Arcanis the Omnipotent , AEtherling , Staff of Domination , and Lazav, the Multifarious . Include Civilized Scholar  Flip and Necrotic Ooze , and you get another way to mill your deck with Scholar + Ooze/Lazav + Golgari Thug / Stinkweed Imp .

You can run infinite mana combos with Gilded Lotus and Quicksilver Elemental and any way to untap like Horseshoe Crab or Cinderhaze Wretch .

There's also a ton of random infinite loops possible with Mairsil, as well as great ways to get tons of value. You are really reliant on your commander, but then again you also only need to cast Mairsil again and you can get back into the game.

Oh, and Tim. Hell's Caretaker 's Legends printing art is awesome.

TheVectornaut on Mono black sacrifice control deck

1 month ago

I hear that. I was lucky enough to pick up a Razaketh for my Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest deck for only about $5 before it spiked. Even his "cheaper alternative", Sidisi, Undead Vizier is expensive. As for the enchantments, I need copies in multiple decks and have been waiting for Wizards to meaningfully reprint one or both of them for years to no avail. If the effect does sound like something you'd enjoy, Butcher of Malakir can serve nearly the same role on a budget, assuming you can get him into play quickly enough.

Here's a list of some of my decks that involve reanimator and sacrifice, by the way. I really enjoy playing around the graveyard and end up building around these mechanics frequently. They're all casual decks, but they're mostly budget too so maybe they could be a useful reference. Anyway, good luck with your build!

Rakdos Act of Treason modern: Sacrifice in Flame

Mono-black discard zoo modern: The Midnight Zoo

Golgari Necrotic Ooze combo legacy: Plasma of Hell

Golgari sacrifice EDH: Blood of 1000 Lambs

[email protected] on Belzo, Demon Warlord

2 months ago
  1. Pay 4{C}2{B} to cast Demonlord Belzenlok .

  2. Exile any black card not necessary to the combo to cast Unmask on yourself discarding Phantasmagorian .

  3. Discard Skirge Familiar , Dread Return , and any other non-combo card to return Phantasmagorian hand.

  4. Cast Deepwood Legate for free. If none of your opponents control a Forest , you will need: one extra {B} and two additional activations of Phantasmagorian 's ability (discarding 6 non-combo cards) to be able to fully delve into Sibsig Muckdraggers . Sibsig Muckdraggers ’s trigger requires an additional creature be present in your graveyard in order to avoid returning Skirge Familiar to your hand. Dross Golem can also be used here in place of Deepwood Legate .

  5. Cast Hollow One for free.

  6. Flashback Dread Return by sacrificing Demonlord Belzenlok , Hollow One and Deepwood Legate to return Skirge Familiar to the battlefield.

  7. Use Skirge Familiar 's ability to discard Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , Lotus Guardian , Endling , Cinderhaze Wretch , and Dread to add 5{B}. -- Skirge Familiar can generate mana to cast Meteor Golem to deal with direct threats to the win condition.

  8. Pay to cast Necrotic Ooze . If Necrotic Ooze gets countered, return it using Makeshift Mannequin or Sibsig Muckdraggers .

  9. Pay to give Necrotic Ooze haste (courtesy of Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon ).

  10. Tap Necrotic Ooze to add {B} (courtesy of Lotus Guardian ).

  11. Pay to give Necrotic Ooze undying (courtesy of Endling ).

  12. Alternate between Lotus Guardian 's and Cinderhaze Wretch 's abilities until Necrotic Ooze dies to add 2{B}. Once Necrotic Ooze comes back with a +1/+1 counter via undying, pay to give it haste and undying (again) then continue to alternate between Lotus Guardian 's and Cinderhaze Wretch 's abilities until Necrotic Ooze dies to add 4{B}. Repeat this process until you have infinite {B}.

--- Optional: Give Necrotic Ooze infinite +1/+1, haste, undying, menace, and deathtouch from Deepwood Legate , Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , and Endling . Then use both of Cinderhaze Wretch 's abilities to make all your opponents discard their hands.

Finally, use the infinite {B} mana to cast Syr Konrad, the Grim , continue generating infinite mana with Necrotic Ooze , Cinderhaze Wretch , and Lotus Guardian , and bleed out all of your opponents from the infinite undying triggers. Syr Konrad, the Grim 's ability can also be used to mill everybody else at the table. Dread hitting the graveyard and immediately leaving will also trigger damage.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion can also be discarded with Skirge Familiar and then reanimated using Living Death for an alternate win condition.

[email protected] on One card combo Demonlord Belzenlok

2 months ago

Absolutely love the deck, Bazzul! The level of innovation here is impressive to say the least. I have been running Demonlord Belzenlok for ~2.5 years now as the general of a demon deck designed to control the board and exploit the power of the tribe in conjunction with your devotion to black. It has proven to be consistently strong and competitive, but not quite at the cEDH level.

I was wondering what advantage Sibsig Muckdraggers provides over cards like Zombify or Betrayal of Flesh regarding synergy. I get it's there to revive Necrotic Ooze , but the other two seem as if they would be better options since they would completely reanimate Necrotic Ooze vs. just putting him in hand. Maybe I'm missing something here, I just wanted to hear your thoughts and reasoning for Sibsig Muckdraggers . I am currently in the process of brainstorming a version of your list so I can finally use my favorite general in the realm of cEDH. All credit to you, and I look forward to hearing back from you when you have some time! Cheers.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Scarred by Death/Double Kill (Transformative EDH)

3 months ago

Orange+: Thank you for the kudos.

The Minus counter theme is something that grew while going through my collection. I do realize that Ifnir and Carnifex Demon don't target, and that actually is the reason I included them. The deck has two cards that can steal opposing creatures. The first one is Grave Betrayal, which is just ridiculously powerful, but also costs seven mana. The second one is Necroskitter. If I were to target a creature which e.g. Cauldron of Souls, it would die before getting the counter, so Necroskitter wouldn't trigger. The demons can spread the minus counters without targeting, so the next targetting ability will give me control over them. A thing that seems very interesting in this regard is that proliferate doesn't target. I don't yet know what to make of this, but I'm pretty sure there is a way to abuse this...

The auras are meant to be used just as you said. They can protect my creatures when I attach them without an active Horobi. Swiftfoot Boots are especially important here. Protecting either K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth or Magus of the Coffers is crucial. Unhallowed Pact and Unholy Indenture habe a special little place in that regard: They can simply be protection, but enchanting an opposing creature with either before putting out Horobi is another way to steal them.

There are overall three spells like that: Bone Harvest, Forever Young, and Gravepurge. They are somewhat of a combo with Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Bolas's Citadel. Fill my grave with lots of creatures, control a Citadel and have a Merchant in hand or graveyard. Cast one of the three recursion spells, put all the creatures on top (If Gary is in the Grave, put him on the bottom of the creature pile). Cast all the creatures with Citadel, then cast Gary into a crowded board and drain an obscene amount of life. When we have enough mana, Death Denied or Reaping the Graves can do a similar thing.

There is one find in particular that I really like in the deck: I've always wanted a reason to play Skeletal Wurm. Horobi is propably the only deck that can make use of it, and it plus the not so small number of other activated abilities is the reason I included Necrotic Ooze. This can be a very powerful creature that can protect itself from Horobi's influence.

TheVectornaut on Ooze Tribal

4 months ago

I don't know much about ooze tribal, but I do know that Necrotic Ooze is very strong in any deck with graveyard synergy and strong activated abilities. With a big enough yard, it can sac your Mitotic Slime with Gobbling Ooze's ability, eat it with Scavenging Ooze's, and protect itself with Experiment One's.

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