Artisan of Kozilek


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
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Uncommon
Commander Anthology 2018 (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 this spell, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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

Artisan of Kozilek Discussion

enpc on Moving Forward with Eldrazi

4 days ago

You want to not have to rely on cards like Planar Bridge to make the deck playable. Also means you can play Endless One , Desolation Twin , Artisan of Kozilek and Conduit of Ruin .

Also, Deceiver of Form is fun.

vishnarg on My Muldrotha

5 days ago

This is going to be a long comment, bear with me, but I still see too much of your old mimeo deck remnants in here that just don't belong. First and foremost, Muldrotha works primarily well with permanents - so you want to ideally be playing low cost planeswalekrs, creatures, enchantments and artifacts that you can replay from your graveyard. Having a little bit of mill is nice but you have a bit of unneeded stuff here - for example, you don't need extraneous spells such as traumatize, stitch together, dread summons, life/death, etc. With that you certainly don't need some of the higher end creatures such as Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger , Platinum Angel , Artisan of Kozilek , Deadeye Navigator and even Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon . Additionally you have some artifacts which make no sense, for example you don't need 3 haste enablers so cut Fleetfeather Sandals , Chromatic Lantern is kinda unnecessary and there are better 3 drop options, I think Mesmeric Orb just makes you more of a target than anything and you don't need to mill opponents, and Trailblazer's Boots adds nothing to the deck because you don't need evasion to win. Also, cut Windfall because all it does is fill your opponents graveyards and hand which is very counter to what you want. Windfall is really bad in this deck imo.

Cards to consider for addition -


Ashnod's Altar

Sakura-Tribe Elder


Snapcaster Mage


Birthing Pod

Viscera Seer

Protean Hulk

Secrets of the Dead

Pernicious Deed

Altar of Dementia

Solemn Simulacrum

Stitcher's Supplier

Baleful Strix

Glen Elendra Archmage

Nihil Spellbomb

Wayfarer's Bauble

Mishra's Bauble

Seal of Doom

Caustic Caterpillar

Khalni Heart Expedition

Nevinyrral's Disk

Expedition Map

Hope this helps

Apollo_Paladin on Faster than you can say griseldaddy

1 week ago

Right on. I don't claim original ownership of the combo either obviously; I think it's a fairly popular one as you said and the differences really boil down to creature choice. I just didn't want my comment to come across as "you picked the wrong creatures" or anything, because you've got some real nasty ones in there as well.

I just find the consistency of Annihilate to be rather dependable (since it triggers on attack especially, even a 'return/exile attacking creature' or whatever still won't be enough to come back from losing that many permanents early on.

If you're going to keep your other power creatures in there and just splash some Annihilate for diversity, I'd recommend adding in 4x Pathrazer of Ulamog since not only is he Annihilate 3 instead of 2, but the other two on my list there don't have useful abilities apart from being large Annihilate creatures. Artisan of Kozilek won't even trigger the way the deck plays, and forced attack on Ulamog's Crusher isn't exactly against the strategy of the deck anyway, but if you have a choice I figure why bother. Those are the highest Annihilate ability creatures that don't have a function where they cycle to the library when they hit the graveyard (ick).

Still, with all of that being said, I'm jealous of your Iona. Good stuff...I hope you can put at least one or two of my suggestions to use with her. Good Luck!

Apollo_Paladin on Faster than you can say griseldaddy

1 week ago

Hey, love the deck. Please do not take this comment as being elitist in any way, but it looks like you've got a very similar strategy to my deck: "Very Fast Death Factor (Budget Speed Dredge). While your creature choices are pretty devastating, the speed at which you pull them means (in my opinion) Annihilate creatures are a better bet. It doesn't really matter whether an opponent can cast or not when you're attacking with Annihilate 2 or 3 on Turn 3.

Snapcaster_Sloth on Master of the Topdeck

2 weeks ago

Where's Counterbalance my dude? Other than that, looks like a fun deck, maybe add some Eldrazi? Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , Artisan of Kozilek , and the like.

griffstick on Most underrated commander of all time

2 weeks ago

qwikster, the deck is old and it use to have 4 eldrazies in the deck, now its 2 eldrazies. Void Winnower and Artisan of Kozilek , both are good cards, and the Eldrazi Temple is a land that taps for 1 colorless (with no restricting cost) or 2 colorless (for eldrazies). Plus it's a land that comes in untapped, and has no downsides. Except for Caged Sun , but I don't always have caged sun. I also have Shrine of the Forsaken Gods . basically for the same reason but this works on more cards.

So however you want to look at it, it can be incidental ramp with no downside

I have 5 Forest , Shrine of the Forsaken Gods , and Eldrazi Temple . Boom! Artisan of Kozilek

Lanzo493 on Beautiful Angry Centaur

4 weeks ago

Since Nikya is your commander, you can play 12 mana creatures the turn after he comes out, and that's impressive. Here's a few budget options. Ancient Stone Idol , Darksteel Colossus , Desolation Twin , Pathrazer of Ulamog , Artisan of Kozilek , Ulamog's Crusher , It That Betrays , Primeval Protector . Some other fun cards are hydras like Heroes' Bane , Polukranos, World Eater , and Primordial Hydra .

Some more creature ramp is Burnished Hart or even Wild-Field Scarecrow if you wanted.

For a creature heavy deck, I highly suggest Garruk's Horde , Vizier of the Menagerie , Primordial Sage , and Soul of the Harvest .

Load more

Artisan of Kozilek occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Green: 0.09%

Black: 0.03%

Blue: 0.08%

Red: 0.03%

Rakdos: 0.18%

Dimir: 0.02%

Gruul: 0.07%

Simic: 0.05%

Izzet: 0.06%

Golgari: 0.02%

Esper: 0.03%

Temur: 0.22%

Jund: 0.04%

Sultai: 0.09%

Naya: 0.04%

Rainbow/All: 0.05%