Horned Kavu


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

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Set Rarity
Planeshift (PLS) Common

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Horned Kavu

Creature — Kavu

When Horned Kavu enters the battlefield, return a red or green creature you control to its owner's hand.

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Horned Kavu Discussion

JuQ on 5 Color +1/+1 Counters

5 days ago

I'd cut all the Ordeals except for the green and blue ones. Dealing 3 damage, gaining 10 life o discard someone two cards is not as good as drawing or ramping two lands. Now you can also remove the creatures with heroism.
You can also swap Forced Adaptation for Ring of Kalonia or any other of those five rings or Blade of the Bloodchief.
Hardened Scales and Winding Constrictor are no brainers.
Also Hadana's Climb and Cathars' Crusade are bananas.
Give / Take an amazing drawing spell.
Gilder Bairn improved Vorel that can also double counters on planeswalkers.
If you can afford a Kalonian Hydra, a powerhouse here.
With Cavern Harpy, Horned Kavu, Fleetfoot Panther or similar creatures and Ramos you can produce a ton of counters and mana, if you have two of different colors your can go infinite. It's a good idea here to use creatures with two or more colors to get more counters from Ramos.

kael243 on Pauper RG

1 week ago

Updated my deck today. Incorporated your suggestions based on my access to these cards on paper. For my sideboard, I chose Zhur-Taa Druid over Horned Kavu for a more early direct player damage. It's also easier for me to get the former (in paper) in my area. Other than that, I've adjusted my deck based on your given suggestions. Thank you, guys! Your further inputs will be appreciated.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Pauper RG

1 month ago

I'd actually run the Kird Apes in the main and put the playset of Young Wolf in the sideboard. Ape is much more aggressive initially, and Wolf is stronger against control or removal-heavy decks.

Blastoderm is an older, but absolutely gnarly beatstick that's hard to get rid of, and great stats for its cost. Definitely better than the Rubblebelt Maaka, but I'd even run it in the main. Depending on how reliably you think you can nuke artifacts and enchantments with Wickerbough Elder, these are interchangeable.

Taking out Rancor is a mistake. That's one of the best, if not THE best, aggressive enchantments in Magic, let alone Pauper. I'd run it as a 2-of.

But the best card you're not running by far has to be Horned Kavu. Where do I start? Reset a counter on Young Wolf/Wickerbough Elder/Scab-Clan Mauler, play on T2 off of a Burning-Tree Emissary for no tempo loss, return Lightning Shrieker to your hand so you don't have to shuffle it into your library if the game's gone long enough for some reason...can't stress Horned Kavu enough.

Happy brewing!

Mave on Simic Blastoderm

1 month ago

Blastoderm has Shroud. Meaning it can't be the target of Man-o'-War's ability. Wormfang Drake doesn't target any card but forces you to exil a card just like other effects forces players to sacrifice creatures which is why it's the only card that allows you to reset your Blastoderm. But you have a problem if Wormfang Drake is killed while its first ability is on the stack. That way you won't get the creature it exiles back. Altough you still have the option to say I rather sacrifice it and nothing happens because it already left the battlefield -> Meaning if it get killed while its ability on the stack you shouldn't use it on your Blastoderm.

Cards that forces a cost upon you and doesn't use the word target can be used to flicker Blastoderm like:Keymaster Rogue, Storm Sculptor , Veil of Secrecy (if you have other arcane spells)Also some others but I wouldn't suggest them: Havengul Skaab, Horned Kavu (not in your color identity).I hope this helps. Maybe you want blue or green Arcane spells to use Veil of Secrecy more often while making a non-Blastoderm unblockable.

beninator on Rainbow Zoo

2 months ago

Love it! Burning-Tree Emissary finally makes Horned Kavu a playable card! +1'd!

Dalektable on Archetype: Zoo

2 months ago

Boza Austin_Smith_of_Cards Thanks for the feedback guys! While very powerful at times, I do believe the landfall package to be falling short for me. I think I am going to play around with these changes and see how they work for me, and tweak from there.

-4 Makindi Sliderunner

-4 Snapping Gnarlid

-1 Terramorphic Expanse

+1 Plains

+1 Forest

+3 Horned Kavu

+4 Keldon Marauders

Gody322 on Budget Creature Storm

6 months ago

I don't believe Horned Kavu is legal in modern.

TheRedKnight on Burning tress and what not

6 months ago

sweet suggestions! thx! especially like the Horned Kavu and the Goblin Bushwhacker!

Fling I have lying around at home so that goes in as well!

what would you cut?

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