Hokori, Dust Drinker


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Rare

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Hokori, Dust Drinker

Legendary Creature — Spirit

Lands don't untap during their controllers' untap steps.

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player untaps a land he or she controls.

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Hokori, Dust Drinker Discussion

SynergyBuild on Derevi Commander

6 days ago

Aven Mindcensor, Hushwing Gryff, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Winter Orb, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Kinjalli's Sunwing, Vryn Wingmare, Mother of Runes, Ramunap Excavator, Aura of Silence, Sun Titan, Swords to Plowshares, Alms Collector, Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist, Eladamri's Call, Tocatli Honor Guard, Eidolon of Rhetoric, Kataki, War's Wage, Propaganda, Ghostly Prison, Windborn Muse, Stasis, Static Orb, Glowrider, Rising Waters, Lodestone Golem, Damping Matrix, Cursed Totem, and Damping Sphere

The cards above are powerful stax pieces that are heavy play, yet range from 0.15$ to 5$ on tcgplayer. Below are more expensive cards that still are good for the deck, yet are not required.

Hokori, Dust Drinker, Rhystic Study, Sphere of Resistance, Thorn of Amethyst, Nature's Will, Bear Umbra, Sword of Feast and Famine, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Recruiter of the Guard, and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben.

Other than these stag pieces (cards used to lock your opponents out of the game) the deck should ramp, have some good interaction, and have draw power too. It can then use a decent field of small creatures and some combat steps, or powering out planeswalker ultimates to win. Below are some ideas on how to do that.

Ponder, Brainstorm, Arbor Elf, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Supreme Verdict, Wrath of God, Heroic Intervention, Counterspell, Swan Song, Dispel, Negate, etc.

SynergyBuild on Derevi Commander

6 days ago

Stax is a resource management deck, based upon the idea of proactively dealing with the opponent's threats. This means instead of removing their big dude, or countering their wincon, you force them to never cast the cards to begin with. Winter Orb is a great card at doing such a feat, as you can flash in your commander on the endstep of the opponent's turn, tapping it down. You untap all of your permanents, as it is tapped, but all your opponent's will have to deal with only untapping one land. This will make casting a big creature or wincon very difficult. Discard is another form of stax. By denying them cards, mana, or stopping them from casting spells (Gaddock Teeg, Rule of Law, etc.) you remove their threats before they even have them.

Stax is IMO the most competitive non-combo strategy at the highest tables of EDH. Hokori, Dust Drinker, Stasis, Trinisphere, Sphere of Resistance, Static Orb, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Lodestone Golem, Armageddon, and Thorn of Amethyst are the types of cards considered to be "Stax."


Voltron is a separate strategy entirely, based upon the principle of Rafiq of the Many or one massive creature. Normally voltron strategies like to get one medium sized creature, then enchant (Shield of the Oversoul) the creature to oblivion, or equip one up (Fireshrieker) similarly, at which point by doubling and doubling up it's damage, it one-shots a player. It is normally an aggressive strategy.

alias42 on Atraxa Stax

1 week ago

Parallax Tide and Parallax Wave are solid in this deck because atraxa can proliferate the counters to make things stay exiled indefinitely. If you add Doubling Season you can actually add counters to them each turn to continue exiling more things indefinitely. Hokori, Dust Drinker works with your resource denial strategy, as does Dovin Baan when you ult him, which is super easy in a deck with proliferate and doubling season

DocProc95 on Could one sacrifice Hokori, Dust ...

1 month ago

I'm in the process of creating an Alesha, Who Smiles at Death EDH tax and stax deck. My thoughts are... if I could sacrifice Hokori, Dust Drinker (to any mana-less outlet like Altar of Dementia) after my opponents un-tap step, then recur him during my combat, I would completely break the symmetry of his affect. Furthermore (and this is my question) I was curious to see if it was possible to sacrafice him after his first ability resolves on my opponent but before his second ability, effectively locking my opponent out of mana (especially with Loxodon Gatekeeper). To put it more plainly... is it possible to use an activated ability after an opponents un-tap step but prior to their upkeep?... and in the described scenario, how would it play out? (I'm newer to Magic of this comes across as obvious.)

Kiyomei on 京 An illusion? What are you hiding? (Tier1-STAX) 京

1 month ago

Hey Nova6 ,

Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger and Natural Order are options you can use if you don't run : Loyal Retainers with anything ranging from Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur too Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite...

But the main reason I opt for Loyal Retainers is purely to be able to get back any legendary stax piece or hatebear. For example, if they got rid of your Hokori, Dust Drinker somehow...

Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger sure does explode fast but my deck is not built that way and greedy plays like that could be responded to with the likes of swords and paths... Not that it is wrong to play him not at all!! If it works in your meta and people can't play around it then I would abuse it as long as you could. although I feel like Natural Order is a bit costly as a non-creature spell yet you can definitely get it off under sphere effects with all the ramp this deck runs.

You could also use Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger with Loyal Retainers of course but I feel like a Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur is way more impactfull early on if used that way (Elesh is in her for other reasons as well so she is irreplaceable for me)

By all means, no deck is completed a 100% and if you feel like Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger does the trick for you then go for it!!!

I will take note of this because it is interesting for 2headed giant partners that can run this badboy!

Agent_Fire on

2 months ago

Gamble,Blind Obedience,Sunforger, Chalice of the Void, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, War's Toll, Hokori, Dust Drinker, Winter Orb. These are some ideas. I think you need to go for a stax style method

vasarto77 on Need suggestions on cards

2 months ago

OK, so far I have my Commander. Hokori, Dust Drinker

From there I want spells likeGhostly Prison Oblivion Ring Worship Words of Worship Ivory Mask

And maybe a bunch of walls like Steel Wall and Kami of Old Stone etc.

I am not 100% on the rules but I think I can do artifacts. So if I can Defense Grid might be a good idea too.

With that in mind, I am guessing you guys see what I am going for. Lots of Defensive cards, but I am not sure what to use as my late or end game wins. Maybe the white decree that puts angel tokens into play or some other giant angel creatures or something like that. Akroma maybe? An important thing is having tons of cards that produce mana so untapping my land won't be a problem. Suggestions on what I can use for a deck like this? It will be my first deck, and now that I know what theme I want, it is just a matter of knowing what to fill it with.

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