Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
Legendary Creature — Eldrazi
When you cast Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, exile two target permanents.
Whenever Ulamog, attacks, defending player exiles the top twenty cards of his or her library.
|Want (2)||GeminiSpartanX , MDSW9|
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|Arena Cards (ARENA)||Mythic Rare|
|Battle for Zendikar (BFZ)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger Discussion
6 days ago
Profet93 Interesting idea on Fauna Shaman - I will say, it's been very ok, and I don't think it's a necessary card for the build. Ancient Greenwarden looks too good to pass on, so I'll probably try that out.
Birds of Paradise is one of my pet cards, but you're probably right. I think I'd include some more card draw over Titania, and Birds in the late game is a sad time.
Simply put, I really like Annihilator. Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger is a fantastic card, but Gyre's Annihilator text is what attracts me the most.
Regarding Life from the Loam - it's undoubtedly a cool card, though I just can't recall a situation where I felt like I needed that effect. If I want to play lands from the grave, I just tutor for Ramunap Excavator. As it stands, I have 10 effects that can get Excavator, so he's never far from reach.
1 week ago
Matrixxx999 thanks for commenting and yes I have considered it but I have 8 monoblack decks and despise being”forced” to include staples or auto-includes because wotc only prints one card that can’t do something. It doesn’t improve the synergy of the deck at all and isn’t an instant so I’d rather not play it. Since this deck is so creature centric because of Haakon I have included Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger As my way to deal with artifacts and enchantments. And with Haakon and Ashes of the Fallen I’ve had games where I’ve cast Ulamog from the graveyard 5+ times to remove all the problem permanents.
1 month ago
Thank you for your detailed response, it is much apprecaited as always. There are only 2 themes, land and power, Eldrazi used to be a theme. The 2x Kozilek's are to refill my hand once I drop all my lands, the ulamog is there for removal. My main goal in this deck is to get azusa out on T3, T2 if I get some ramp. Then use one of the many land tutors to search for either kozilek to refill my hand.
The sprinkle of going wide I recently tried to add as it fueled cradle but you are right, going wide doesn't work well. Its very hit or miss, 60% miss. I think by taking out going wide, and perhaps maybe Ulamog (I still need 2x Kozilek's for card draw, badly). Yes, I don't run a lot of interaction myself, I use the excuse of being green and hoping my opponents will kill each other. Not the best strategy, but a fun one.
Zendikar Resurgent - It's been helpful, but I can cut it. Its one of those cards I pay 7 mana for and unless I use it the same turn, they blow it up or else things get out of hand too quickly.
Shamanic Revelation - Super hit or miss. When it works, it works, when it doesn't, it draws me one card. I should note its super fun with rude awakening, but yeah, it's my primary cut for sure.
MAYBE Regal Force - Only ever good with Avenger, Baloths and Titania as it does not synergize with field of the dead of even rude awakening sadly. I want your thoughts on this as it is one of my targets for tooth and nail. Tooth and nail usually goes Greenwarden + Ulvenwald --> Cradle/Deserted temple, bringing back T&N. Then next turn cast T&N to bring Avenger + Regal. Outside of that, it draws me maybe 1-3 cards otherwise. Idk if it's worth it or what to replace it with.
MAYBE Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger - I like him because I use him with Sanctum to find either Kozilek. But its 10 mana to exile 2 cards and eat a path to exile. Costs a lot?
Mind's Eye - I'm unsure about cutting this. With all of the wheels and card draw in my meta, this has saved me from many tight spots. If I were to cut it, I might replace it with a Memory Jar, or perhaps just add in memory jar in place of one of the above cards.
Boundless Realms - WAY too good to ignore. Landfall triggers with baloths, field of the dead triggers, thinning the deck and ramping. This card has been an allstar and even with my relatively low basic count, it still puts in work.
Lightning Greaves - So simple.....idk why I haven't thought of it? Let me give that some serious consideration. I'm pretty sure you're right. Plus its nice to have an additional haste outlet, whether its to swing with only 1 creature after G-waving my entire deck onto the field and they remove akromas, or to give whatever land came onto the battlefield haste from rude awakening.
Crashing Drawbridge - I would add concordant crossroads before I add this. I don't need too much haste, it's not so much aggro as is value.
Green Sun's Zenith - EVERYONE recommends this card to me, I feel like I should add it just for that reason. Finding only green creatures is what bothers me, but I can definitely see it's potential. I'm going to seriously consider this as I think you are right, similar to lightning greaves.
Dryad Arbor - The potential T1 ramp with GSZ does not outweight the fragility of the land as a creature and it's lack of haste. I've often found decks that use GSZ to get Arbor T1 often just boardwiped quickly in my experience, it has happened time and time again in my meta.
Finale of Devastation - The concept of more creature tutors is intriguing for sure. It also acts as a late game haste outlet/finisher which is nice to have. I like the flexibility of it. Again, needs serious consideration. Thank you for bringing this (and others) to my attention.
Ancient Greenwarden - With life from the loam, CoW, Ramunap, I wasn't sure if I needed more redundancy. However, I think you're right. It's second ability is nice with baloths, field, avenger so I'm excited to see how that works. I'm most probably adding this.
Nissa, Vastwood Seer - Already in the deck, a pet card of mine. Not that impactful, but lowkey and helpful enough to give you value without being a target :)
For the distinction of going tall vs wide, I agree, taller is better. I've considered Return of the Wildspeaker, still not sure. Let me think about it. Prowling serpopod is nice, but I try not to put in too many slots just to deal with one of the many colors which I may or may not deal with. I have boseju and cavern for anti blue, I feel it is usually enough. Azusa fills the spot of wayward, hence me not running exploration/burgeoning despite my relatively high land count. I already put most of my lands on the field, so I don't need more land drops, I just need more card draw, desperately. Kogla is cool, nice synergy with Azusa too. Seems like more of a beater that doesn't have synergy with the deck unlike Multani/Ulvenwald, so it doesn't seem right at the moment. Then again, I should add more interaction in the deck so I will see...
Your comments have been very thought provoking, I need time to process it.
1 month ago
Roryesquire: At the end of the day, if you like it then that's fine. But if you're looking at streamlining the list (since you posted here asking for help), then these are things that will hold the deck back.
Brago, King Eternal may be able to flicker planeswalkers, but the walkers you are running don't really have big impact negative abilities. Ashiok is probably the best there and if you're running Brago primary to flicker her then it seems like a waste. And sure, you can flicker Dockside Extortionist but again, if that's the best thing the deck does, it feels like a wasted slot. Not to mention the fact that most of your card advantage requires you to cast legendary spells, not just ETB them. Also, Brago and Master of Cruelties is a nonbo - you can't attack with both at once. I also fail to see how Brago helps Sisay in a voltron capacity.
I get that the OG duals work well with the fetches (which is why basically every competitive deck runs them together), however my point was that running Nature's Lore, Three Visits, etc. takes even more advantage of them. You're basically saying "I guess I've gotten enough synergy out of these lands so I will stop there" when you could get even more value. In additon to that, if you're running Blackblade Reforged then that's even more of a reason to be running land ramp rather than artifact ramp - you get a bigger buff faster.
Thran Temporal Gateway should not be the justification for you running Progenitus. Sure, if you have gateway in play and then draw into Progenitus then it's not bad, but outside of that it's a big, clunky setup for a 4 turn clock on a player. Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger or Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre are both 4 turn clocks and do so much more (not to mention are much easier to cast).
As I said, it's your deck and you have to be happy with it, but I think that it is rather disjointed in its current state.
1 month ago
2 months ago
To be specific, MTGA launched its beta with the Amonkhet and Kaladesh blocks. After its release, they chose to remove the previous blocks and start anew with Ixalan and Dominaria. Now, the Amonkhet block has been compiled and released as the Historic set Amonkhet Remastered.
In fact, the only source of cards that are from before Ixalan is the Historic format, containing not only the aforementioned Amonkhet Remastered, but also an assortment of cards from past sets that they have compiled into Historic Anthologies. In the past, these have included cards such as Maze's End, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, and the original Shrine cycle (e.g. Honden of Seeing Winds).
Hope this clarifies your situation.
2 months ago
Seems like a super fun deck idea, my only contributions/suggestions would be to add a extra few cost-reduction effects, as nothing would be worse than someone countering your commander and then just having a Metalwork Colossus and an Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger trapped in your hand forever. Maybe add Jhoira's Familiar/Cloud Key/Foundry Inspector.
and just some good value cards could be Conduit of Ruin, Eye of Ugin, Molten Nursery/Nettle Drone (those ones would be super good!), Mystic Forge, Sanctum of Ugin and Shrine of the Forsaken Gods. Good luck!
2 months ago
BFZ's host of Eldrazi (including Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Sire of Stagnation, Void Winnower, and Oblivion Sower all took a sharp increase in price after Ultimate Masters and it appears they are doing so again after Double Masters. Should I buy the Eldrazi I need now or wait to see how this turns out?