Hazezon Tamar Primer

Image.ashx

This past week I picked up Hazezon Tamar, a General from Legends that some people call, “the original Avenger of Zendikar“. Hazezon’s card text can be fairly hard to understand so for your sanity and mine here is the oracle text:

When Hazezon Tamar enters the battlefield, put X 1/1 Sand Warrior creature tokens that are red, green, and white onto the battlefield at the beginning of your next upkeep, where X is the number of lands you control at that time. When Hazezon leaves the battlefield, exile all Sand Warriors.

Using this data we can break down his ability into three exploitable items:

1. It’s a delayed trigger.

2. The number of tokens created are equal to the number of lands I control.

3. Hazezon exiles all Sand Warriors when he leaves the battlefield.

Understanding this, I wanted to put the most emphasis on the first item. Since this is a delayed trigger I wanted to create a situation where I can bounce Hazezon Tamar as many times as possible before the next upkeep creating multiple delayed triggers. This way I would generate a massive army at the start of my next upkeep. Cards like Conjurer’s Closet, Cloudshift, Flickerwisp and Galepowder Mage become crucial to create this situation.

To take advantage of so many Sand Warriors entering the battlefield adding cards like Purphoros, God of the Forge, Warstorm Surge, Pandemonium, Parallel Lives, Oran-Rief, the Vastwood and In the Web of War seemed to make good sense.

Because the number of tokens created are equal to the number of lands I control the deck also becomes a, “lands matter” deck. Land ramp becomes much more important than artifact ramp because of this. Cards like manabond, burgeoning, tempt with discovery and Boundless Realms should be considered.

Since lands matter I thought I would build around that fact, Emeria Angel, Lotus Cobra, Rampaging Baloths, Seer’s Sundial and Avenger of Zendikar are great ways to gain value from lands entering the battlefield.

Lastly, Hazezon Tamar is the deck’s greatest strength and its greatest weakness. If Hazezon Tamar is on the battlefield along side the Sand Warriors when he dies, so do they. Because of this I need to get Hazezon Tamar off the battlefield before the delayed trigger resolves. Ashnod’s Altar, Martyr’s Cause, Perilous Forays, Goblin Bombardment and City of Shadows are an awesome way to achieve this and create value from Hazezon Tamar‘s death.

Right now I think it would be irresponsible of me to post the entire deck as it is still very much a work in progress. I would love to hear from you as what I should toss in there and possibly any stories from playing with or against Hazezon Tamar.

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow me on twitter @CMDTower.

 


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Tweets

youtu.be/dcgt9MLJvTs Tune in this week for an infamous LOST EPISODE!!!! @MrComboNumber5 finally shows off his 100% custom #gameofthrones EDH deck while keeping flavor and trying to win the game! Video Editing/Art @_TCoats Audio Editing @DearSquee

test Twitter Media - https://t.co/JcIEuVQRzf

Tune in this week for an infamous LOST EPISODE!!!! @MrComboNumber5 finally shows off his 100% custom #gameofthrones EDH deck while keeping flavor and trying to win the game!

Video Editing/Art @_TCoats 
Audio Editing @DearSquee https://t.co/BBVxPMqaII

Spent a solid hour this morning trying to get set up to buy #dogecoin I give up. Yes @DearSquee was right and it’s on the rise. No I will not waste anymore time trying to figure out this puzzle. 8 card combos are easier.

One of the truly great openings to any movie is the entire wedding sequence from THE GODFATHER. This behind the scene shot is of Francis Ford Coppola directing a sequence with Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone. See it if you haven't seen it. Trust me. Retweeted by MrComboNumber5

twitch.tv/mrbevers Everyone come out to support @MrComboNumber5 tonight on @Mr_Bevers channel. He needs all the treasures. #taxseason2021 is real over here

Come and support #thecollective by giving me alllll the treasures 👺 twitter.com/Mr_Bevers/stat…

Tonight over on twitch.tv/mrbevers join me and my wonderful guests @astralsflame @MrComboNumber5 and @lab_proxy for some Chat Chaos Commander! Where you can spend your channel points to mess with the game! Come hang out and help or hinder your favorite player! #mtg Retweeted by MrComboNumber5

😳😳😳 well @bigtucktweeting looks like you’re going to be waiting a while. twitter.com/SaffronOlive/s…

Hells yea!!! twitter.com/MattFluture/st…

That should be a damn bumper sticker twitter.com/roxytaco/statu…

Need some help. I have one spot open... which one makes the cut? Thinking removal/bounce with benefits.

test Twitter Media - Need some help. I have one spot open... which one makes the cut? Thinking removal/bounce with benefits. https://t.co/YOAgmdvWyN
test Twitter Media - Need some help. I have one spot open... which one makes the cut? Thinking removal/bounce with benefits. https://t.co/YOAgmdvWyN
test Twitter Media - Need some help. I have one spot open... which one makes the cut? Thinking removal/bounce with benefits. https://t.co/YOAgmdvWyN

youtu.be/OfEU-rlMNQA @Mr_Bevers take over of the cast has reached its epic conclusion with help kicking off our new theme. VOLTRON!!!!!! Be sure to follow, subscribe, support for multiple entries into our monthly giveaways.

As announced last night on @Mr_Bevers switch channel Jason Cangemi won our Feb giveaway! Congrats! And be sure to reach out to @MrComboNumber5 for your prizes!

podbean.com/media/share/pb… Check out today's #MTGACTION4NEWS w/ @Mr_Bevers ALSO!!! tune in tonight at twitch.tv/mrbevers where our Feb giveaway winner will be announced on stream!

youtu.be/WB162vhhoSg We are LIVE coming to you from youtube and all your podcast platforms. @MrComboNumber5 talks about Araumi of the Dead Tide this week and oh baby! It loves to play with its own trash!

cmdtower.com/bnbe77 youtu.be/Zc4CY81AHr8 Hey make sure you check out @bigtucktweeting yelling at @MrComboNumber5 during the latest episode of #brewsandbuilds featuring the dragon/angel/demon queen herself, Kaalia of the Vast!