Artisan of Kozilek

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (DDP) Uncommon
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Uncommon
Commander 2014 (C14) Uncommon
MTG: Commander (CMD) Uncommon
Archenemy (ARC) Uncommon
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Artisan of Kozilek

Creature — Eldrazi

When you cast Artisan of Kozilek, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

Annihilator 2 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player sacrifices two permanents.)

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Artisan of Kozilek Discussion

The_Underscore on There's a Creature For That

1 week ago

Alright, after some review of the actual Tcgplayer prices, Glen Elendra Archmage got to be a part of this Timmy dream! I also realized that Artisan of Kozilek and Den Protector are two recursion cards that I already had in the deck. For anyone checking this out, I still need some board wipe protection. After some playtests, I found that coming back from a wiped board of 7 creatures and an 8/8 Animar, Soul of Elements is kinda slow. A few creatures that can protect against this, not necessarily protecting the whole board but themselves, would be great.

JoosetheMuice on Karador, Soul's of the Undying copy

2 weeks ago

You should add Anguished Unmaking and Utter End for sure. Final Parting would also be great here. Kokusho, the Evening Star has gone down in price so that would be a good add. Gonti, Lord of Luxury would also be pretty solid. Unburial rights and Living Death are also pretty solid and I like Increasing Ambition too. Noxious Gearhulk could be pretty dirty too. Artisan of Kozilek and Oblivion Sower might not be bad either. Since karador casts, bringing back artisan allows you to reanimate two things from your graveyard with Karador, and the sower is something ive been testing lately that I have been kind of liking.

MaelstromHobo on Mayael EDH Primer

1 month ago

@Padbras Great questions. First off, let me say this: Xenagos, God of Revels is more consistent than Mayael the Anima. The deck wins faster and more reliably. Mayael is more for the kind of player who values the experience of playing as much as (or more than) they value winning. Some of the best Magic memories I have are flipping those top five cards, one at a time, just hoping to turn over that clutch blocker. That degree of randomness isn't for everybody, but it's how I most enjoy the game.

As to your follow up question, yes, I would definitely recommend running Mayael on a budget. Most of the money cards I run are for 1) mana base consistency and 2) topdeck filtering. Those make the deck more reliable, but they're not necessary for it to be functional. Also, the fatties you choose to run are easily tuned to any budget. There are plenty of sub-optimal inclusions that can fill the role of expensive cards and still make a splash on the board. Here's some easy changes you can make to slash hundreds of dollars off the price tag:

Alpha duals ==> Battlebond duals. This is a no brainer. Battlebond duals are almost as good, especially if you cut fetch lands.

Fetch lands ==> Pain lands, Larwyn filter lands, and Odyssey filter lands. Filters are just a notch below fetches for mana consistency. Pain lands are a notch below that.

Ancient Tomb, Strip Mine, Wasteland ==> Basic lands. You'll need to run a few more basics without top-tier lands at your disposal. Trim the pricey colorless mana.

Mirri's Guile, Sylvan Library, Sensei's Divining Top, Scroll Rack ==> Crystal Ball, Darksteel Pendant, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Seer's Lantern. It's still really important to have some topdeck filtering. These will get the job done.

Rings of Brighthearth ==> Illusionist's Bracers

Tooth and Nail ==> Another 5+ power creature

Crucible of Worlds, Mana Crypt ==> Any other mana rock. Basically the same effect, just slower and more fragile.

Avacyn, Angel of Hope ==> Spearbreaker Behemoth

Balefire Dragon ==> Steel Hellkite

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre ==> Artisan of Kozilek, It That Betrays

Hope that helps!

jpermar on The Downward Spiral

2 months ago

Better vs control decks

mmonede on Walls can't attack

2 months ago

Modified the wincons, taking out Artisan of Kozilek and adding more flavorful ones, matching the ramp theme: Vengeful Archon & Chorus of the Conclave.

zebeg on Wherever the gods may roam

2 months ago

Artisan of Kozilek is another cheap card that is basically two creatures in one if/when they kill one of your big creatures. and it's under $1

mmonede on Walls can't attack

2 months ago

Substituted 1 Artisan of Kozilek with Zetalpa, Primal Dawn.

Works better and is also reinforced by Assault Formation, hitting with 16 each turn (2 x 8). It's legendary, so I'm just including one.

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