Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

Legendary Creature — Eldrazi

When you cast Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, exile two target permanents.

Indestructible

Whenever Ulamog, attacks, defending player exiles the top twenty cards of his or her library.

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger Discussion

Decrepit_Angel on [Primer] Colored Mana is for the Weak

2 weeks ago

Profet93

Thanks. This has definitely been a pet deck of mine over the years.

Winter Orb is less useful in cEDH as those decks also tend to run less lands in favor of random mana rocks and mana dorks. It is still reasonably useful but it underperforms when compared to the rest of the stax effects the deck runs.

I actually cover why I think Kozilek, Butcher of Truth is significantly stronger than Kozilek, the Great Distortion in the (admittedly outdated) primer. I'll copy it here for convenience:

Kozilek, the Great Distortion: This is one I have had many arguments about and have even run as a commander for a while. His ability to counter spells is weirdly relevant, he does fun shenanigans with Silent Arbiter effects, and he can situationally draw you more card than the Butcher can. However, that is exactly his downfall. He situationally draws you more cards. Draw X where X = a number between 0 and 7 is not as good as draw 4. If the game goes long and you finally cast Kozilek with 7 dead cards already in hand, drawing 0 for 10 mana is unacceptable. This has cost me many games and forces the deck to run bad enablers such as discard outlets to ditch bad cards. Butcher will always draw you 4 cards, Distortion will not.

Additionally, Butcher goes wins on the spot with infinite mana and a sacrifice outlet whereas Distortion does not. Butcher in the command zone also means that any card in the library can be looped an arbitrary number of times (with infinite mana) permitting Mindslaver hard locks, arbitrary amount of permanent removal with Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger (sacrifice him, shuffle with Kozilek, draw him again, cast and repeat) and much more. He even provides other weird random benefits such as preventing you from decking out when playing against mill decks (or just one of the various cEDH decks that wins by milling you with Brain Freeze. Distortion is a very fun card, but objectively weaker as a commander. I even stopped playing him in the 99 and maybe 1 in every 30 games (typically when Drannith Magistrate is involved) do I ever even find myself missing him.

Decrepit_Angel on [Primer] Colored Mana is for the Weak

2 weeks ago

Profet93

I forgot to mention, as for why I tried to make this cEDH power level, I personally enjoy cEDH and like to mess around with strange things that people don't typically see at that kind of power level. A lot of the most powerful decks in the format have no good answer to giant creatures and I find that entertaining. No one I play against cares about proxies so we all have a few max power level decks to play with and other stuff of varying power for playing in pods and stuff at random local gaming stores. Also, the deck has kind of just gotten stronger over time as a side effect of lower power level tables not ever wanting to play against it (but cEDH players always welcoming the challenge). Annihilator 4 is very rude and the deck has a lot of other rude things it can do (Mindslaver locks, exiling large portions of someone else's library with Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, etc.). I still have a Kozilek, the Great Distortion as a backup commander in case someone wants to play a lower power level game against it and have somewhat of a chance given how much harder it is to go infinite with the lesser Kozilek and how much less of a threat he is.

Decrepit_Angel on [Primer] Colored Mana is for the Weak

2 weeks ago

Profet93

Yeah, that is an unfortunate downside of mono-colorless. Collector Ouphe, Null Rod, and Stony Silence are really bad cards for this deck to see. I always try to tutor or mulligan for an Inspiring Statuary when I expect to see those cards as it allows me to still use my artifacts to cast stuff like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Karn Liberated, All Is Dust, Emrakul, the Promised End, etc. Typically I try to outspeed the artifact hate but as that is not always an option, Inspiring Statuary or politics tends to be the best option. It also helps that other decks tend to get hurt by such artifact hate so I am not always the one that has to deal with it.

As for the power level, I tried to make it as powerful as possible for the sake of having a decent chance at a cEDH power level table. A max power level Kozilek is typically around the power level of a budget cEDH deck so it tends to play well at that kind of table. Given the ridiculous speed of the deck though, I have had good matchups against full pods of max power cEDH decks. Very few decks can shrug off Annihilator 4 on turn 3. Also, Mindslaver effects are hilariously good against cEDH decks. Especially with how many Necropotence, Ad Nauseam, Tainted Pact, Demonic Consultation, etc. effects are common in cEDH. Even outside of that, just using their own removal spells on their stuff or exiling their commander if it is a deck that relies on it to win (and choosing to put it into exile of course) can completely kill off opposing players on the spot. Emrakul, the Promised End is my go to answer for cEDH decks as the cast trigger almost always just kills an opponent on cast, even if she gets countered.

As for additional stax, I already run Torpor Orb and I quite like it. Cursed Totem is interesting (and if nothing else is a good budget option). I liked Cursed Totem a lot more when Flash + Protean Hulk was a thing. Perhaps it is just my meta but I don't see too many decks that make me want a Cursed Totem effect. Winter Orb has been underperforming of late so I might trade those out and see if I like it. It cuts off my Metalworker, Palladium Myr, and Burnished Hart but I think that is acceptable given how much it can hurt some decks. Worst case scenario, I could always just treat it the same way I use something like The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale where I just mulligan or Bazaar of Baghdad it away if it is a meta that it isn't useful.

Chasmolinker on [Primer] - Jund Midrange

1 month ago

DotaFerShota Yes. It’s a decent body that can hit most relevant creatures in the format. Murktide Regent, Saga Tokens, Rhino Tokens, Death's Shadow, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Omnath, Locus of Creation, and a bunch more. Plus it can get around removal with the Engulf ability if needed for smaller threats. It also works as a decoy for the opponent’s removal since 4 power can beat down pretty good.

Good_Old_Phyrexian on Budget Eldrazi Combo Deck

4 months ago

I think that the Deceiver of Form + Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger to then use Conduit of Ruin doesn't work the way intended.

If Conduit of Ruin puts Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger on top of your library, then Deceiver of Form makes all your creatures into copies of Ulamog.

Since Ulamog is legendary, you will have to sacrifice all your creatures, except for one.

Metroplex_Grimlock on Quintessons 2

5 months ago

Quintessa Karona, False God

Quintesson Judge Sliver Overlord

Quintesson Alpha Sliver Hivelord

Sharkticons Shark Typhoon, Voracious Greatshark, Spined Megalodon Pouncing Shoreshark

Allicons every Crocodile in the deck, since Wotc doesn't have Alligators

Baliffs Thran Golem, Moraug, Fury of Akoum

Quintesson Executioner Gigan

Quintesson Prosecutor Cephalid Constable

*Kup Barrin, Tolarian Archmage

*Bumblebee Arvad the Cursed

Optimus Prime Tajic, Blade of the Legion

Hot Rod Crosis's Attendant

Megatron/Galvatron Master of Cruelties

Grimlock(AoE/TLK) Traxos, Scourge of Kroog

Grimlock(G1) himself/ The Tarrasque / Thrasta, Tempest's Roar ( the last 2 are in the sideboard)

Snarl Kalamax, the Stormsire

Slag/Slug Pyroceratops

Swoop Kinjalli's Sunwing

Sludge Cloudpiercer

Scorn Etali, Primal Storm

Unicorn Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger and Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker

Cybertron. Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

The Ark The Weatherlight

Metroplex_Grimlock on Quintessons 2

5 months ago

Quintessa Karona, False God

Quintesson Judge Sliver Overlord

Quintesson Alpha Sliver Hivelord

Sharkticons Shark Typhoon, Voracious Greatshark, Spined Megalodon Pouncing Shoreshark

Allicons every Crocodile in the deck, since Wotc doesn't have Alligators

Baliffs Thran Golem, Moraug, Fury of Akoum

Quintesson Executioner Gigan

Quintesson Prosecutor Cephalid Constable

*Kup Barrin, Tolarian Archmage

*Bumblebee Arvad the Cursed

Optimus Prime Tajic, Blade of the Legion

Hot Rod Crosis's Attendant

Megatron/Galvatron Master of Cruelties

Grimlock(AoE/TLK) Traxos, Scourge of Kroog

Grimlock(G1) himself/ The Tarrasque / Thrasta, Tempest's Roar ( the last 2 are in the sideboard)

Snarl Kalamax, the Stormsire

Slag/Slug Pyroceratops

Swoop Kinjalli's Sunwing

Sludge Cloudpiercer

Scorn Etali, Primal Storm

Unicorn Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger and Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker

Cybertron. Ugin, the Spirit Dragon (no he doesn't get a creature and I'll explain why in the comments)

The Ark The Weatherlight

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