Pawn of Ulamog
Creature — Vampire Shaman
Whenever Pawn of Ulamog or another nontoken creature you control is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add to your mana pool."
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Pawn of Ulamog Discussion
5 days ago
Hey, good budget upgrade of the precon and nice work in progress.
Some budget interactions to consider adding that let you trigger Sefris to venture into the dungeon on each opponents turn resulting in a lot more venturing quicker.
- Tortured Existence + Master of Death
- Reassembling Skeleton + Viscera Seer
- Phyrexian Reclamation + Radiant Solar
Tortured Existence is powerful with Sefris because you can activate it at instant speed on your opponents turns to discard which is what makes it an excellent source of repeatable venturing. Existence lets you discard a creature to then recur a creature, but you can recur the same creature you just discarded. The act of discarding the creature is part of the cost of the ability which happens first and then after that you choose a creature in your graveyard to return to your hand which can be the creature you just discarded. For one black mana on each player's turn as long as you have a creature in hand you can trigger Sefris to venture into the dungeon.
Master of Death goes well with Existence because you can return Master to your hand at your upkeep for only 1 life. As long as you do this then you have a creature to discard with Existence. Existence can also setup Sefris's second ability to reanimate a creature and do this on an opponent's turn. You can discard a creature at instant speed which triggers Sefris to venture, setup reanimation and complete a dungeon to then reanimate the creature you just discarded.
Reassembling Skeleton + Viscera Seer for two mana on each players turn trigger Sefris to venture. Seer sacs Skeleton and you pay two mana to return Skeleton to the battlefield and repeat on the next players turn. Add Pawn of Ulamog to reduce the cost of returning Skeleton to the battlefield to one black mana. Skeleton and Master of Death are both good creatures with sac outlets because you can get them back.
Pair Radiant Solar with Skeleton + Seer for more ways to venture during your opponents turns, each time Skeleton enters the battlefield.
Phyrexian Reclamation + Radiant Solar lets you venture twice on each player's turn for 2 life + three mana. You activate Solar to discard it which triggers Sefris to venture as well as venture again. Then recur Solar with Reclamation and do it again on the next player's turn. The gaining 3 life from Solar's activation helps to pay for Reclamation. Add Hama Pashar, Ruin Seeker to complete Lost Mine of Phandelver on each players turn for 2 life + three mana.
Good luck with your deck.
1 week ago
1 month ago
AkaAkuma Thanks for the love!
Tayam is a super versatile commander in that there's SOOOOOOO many different ways to build him! Originally, I was gonna build 3cmc Superfriends, with just value creatures and stuff in the mix. Then it turned into an Ophiomancer / Pawn of Ulamog style value/token/aristocrats deck where the fun stuff was all 3cmc. It wasn't until I found the card Squandered Resources that I figured out the Piranha Marsh kill and fell in love with how weird it was. I think the beauty in Tayam is just HOW MANY different iterations of feasible deck ideas there are because of how open ended it is. You can build the deck with no combos and I bet you'd have a great and still very valid deck on your hands!
I'd love to see -1/-1 counters variant! The support is there! And I never even considered the enchantress style, but that sounds SICK!!!!
It's very easy to go too far and make Tayam this bland combo-graveyard deck by leaning a lil too hard into it, so at least with my list I tried to build it in a way that even if all the combo pieces were removed the deck still can function as a tokens-counters shell c: I left out stuff like Hermit Druid to avoid that kinda "too far" strategy. I also left out alot of the best tutors for this reason too. If you're playing for the combo kill, more often than not you'll get the win with the combo, but if you don't think the combo is ready, you can switch gears and play for value and bodies and it works just fine!
And what my playgroup thinks of the deck... we're a bunch of shitlord's honestly and we tend to play some very rude strategies, so usually no ones upset about getting combo'd off, cause they would've probably tried the next turn anyway lol. I wouldn't recommend a list like mine to anyone playing with people who might still be learning or are playing "weaker" decks. It can be a bit much, and sometimes in a very do or die situation, you might take a pretty long turn while you wheel and deal with Tayam's ability or count dice and counters on your stuff.. But other than that, I find it to be SUPER fun to play and nobody has hated on me for playing it!
Tayam in general feels more like a surprise ever time you activate him because you never know whats coming off the top of the library, which leads to less linear play and generally more fun in games. That can be changed if you want to up the competitiveness of the deck, but you don't gotta c: It all comes down to you and your group, and Tayam offers a very cool design than can be used for MANY different styles and groups.
The world is your oyster! Whatever you build will end up a really sick deck, so link me if you happen to go through with it!
1 month ago
Nice deck! I'd suggest Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools for Villis,Broker of Blood so as to lower your CMC
As on point Yawgmoth's Vile Offering is for theme, I do believe I'd cut it for No Mercy .
I also built Yawgmoth, Check out The Good Dr. , but did go the way of life loss for creature death. Hope those ideas help!
1 month ago
I'd go up to 4 Village Rites .
Card suggestions: Mortician Beetle , Pawn of Ulamog , Smothering Abomination , new card Bone Shards. (tappedout doesn't have bone shards but u can google it, it's basically bone splinters but lets you discard a card or sac a creature, and kills planeswalkers too)
Daemogoth Titan reminds me of this 9/9 elemental from shadowmoor or one of those sets thats B/G hybrid mana and makes you sacrifice a creature whenever it attacks but I forgot what it is. Nevermind it's Doomgape which is kinda bad so scratch that. For some reason my memory thought it was 4-5 cmc.
2 months ago
I’m looking to build my first Pioneer deck, and of course it’s prowess! I have some random cards mostly EDH stuff that I wanna trade for my new deck. If you’re interested in cards under $2 you can look through my binder, can’t promise everything is up to date though.
- 4x Steam Vents
- 3x Spirebluff Canal
- 3x Soul-Scar Mage
- 2x Sulfur Falls
- 3x Riverglide Pathway Flip
- 2x Sprite Dragon
- 4x Monastery Swiftspear (would prefer Time Spiral remastered but any will work)
- 1x Prismari Command
- 2x Shivan Reef *
- 4x Expressive Iteration
- 3x Aether Gust
- 4x Wild Slash
- 1x Alpine Moon
- 2x Crash Through *
- 1x Spikefield Hazard Flip
- 1x Annul or Annul *
- 2x Shock *
- 1x Fry
- 2x Lava Coil
- 8x Island and 8x Mountain *
2 months ago
You might like these: Pitiless Plunderer , Pawn of Ulamog , Field of Souls , Requiem Angel , Hell's Caretaker , Whisper, Blood Liturgist , Custodi Soulcaller , Bishop of Rebirth , Sun Titan , Champion of Stray Souls , Adarkar Valkyrie , Cauldron of Souls , Nim Devourer
2 months ago
I don't know what your budget is, but this seems like an ideal deck to be running some sort of fetchlands, even the common variants. They let you recur Bloodghast an additional time and even grant extra damage from Mayhem Devil . Hofri Ghostforge and Rekindling Phoenix feel quite slow relative to the power of their effect. It also seems a shame not to have as many black creatures available to sacrifice as possible for the sake of Teysa, Orzhov Scion , although I could also see Pawn of Ulamog fulfilling a similar role. Maybe something like Gutterbones , Reassembling Skeleton , or a combo of Relentless Dead and Gravecrawler could prove useful. There's also Grim Haruspex as another way to refuel or Gate to the Afterlife if pitching cards is important.