Iwamori of the Open Fist
Legendary Creature — Human Monk
When Iwamori of the Open Fist enters the battlefield, each opponent may put a legendary creature card from his or her hand into play.
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|Masters 25 (A25)||Uncommon|
|Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Iwamori of the Open Fist Discussion
1 year ago
Welcome to the best format imo. I've got a couple of tips for additions and cuts.
To start out, you'll want the new Kethis, the Hidden Hand . Great abilities for your deck. In commander, you also typically want board wipes, and the best one for this deck is Urza's Ruinous Blast . Primevals' Glorious Rebirth will help you get your grave back. Lastly, to help with your colors: Kodama's Reach , Cultivate , Rampant Growth , and Farseek will all help you out, as could Birds of Paradise .
Now for what I'd cut. Untaidake, the Cloud Keeper isn't as useful as it looks, just cause you're going to want to be sure you have all your colors. Time of Need is less useful than you'd think in this deck, because your commander searches legends, as does Captain Sisay . Combat tricks aren't usually helpful in commander unless you're running infect, so I'd cut Blessing of Belzenlok . Iwamori of the Open Fist will probably end up helping your opponents more than you. Eiganjo Castle is arguably worse than a plains, since it can't be fetched by cards like Cultivate , and preventing 2 damage won't matter that often. Sword of the Chosen just doesn't feel worth it to me. And I get why you're running Maelstrom Archangel , but it's not legendary so I wouldn't really bother.
1 year ago
Just have to say, I love the theme of the deck.
There seems to be many legendary creatures, so maybe add some more legendary tribal cards? One suggestion is Fractured Identity . Not only is this card fun, but you can combine it with your Iwamori of the Open Fist to give your opponents all a copy, allowing you to put 3 legends into play. It just so happens that K&T are large enough to effectively block all of these tokens.
1 year ago
I had an idea which I wanted to share for a while. Let's face it; Pauper EDH isn't very popular. If anything, people avoid it due to the overwhelming amount of non-legendary Commons they can pick from to be their General. While it could be argued it breaches the spirit of Pauper, I think Uncommon Legendaries (Of the myriad of options we have, largely thanks to Dominaria and Masters sets) should be legal as Commanders for Pauper EDH. There's so much untapped potential in these creatures! Adeliz, the Cinder Wind could be incredibly good in Wizzet Tribal, Baird, Steward of Argive gives you what's essentially a white Propaganda, Bladewing the Risen could make Dragons interesting in Pauper again, Zada, Hedron Grinder is so much bigger than Valuetown she's practically the Value Capital of Value Country, Danitha Capashen, Paragon shows potential for mono-white Voltron, Grunn, the Lonely King has just as much if not more, Hallar, the Firefletcher could have interesting Synergy with Kicked spells, Ihsan's Shade which is an Uncommon thanks to Masters 25 might have potential, Iwamori of the Open Fist could do Legendary tribal better than Arvad the Cursed despite the Color identity, Jalira, Master Polymorphist could make for a great mono-blue Cascade deck, Kongming, "Sleeping Dragon" miiiight do something interesting, and Kwende, Pride of Femeref is another solid addition to the overwhelming amount of White commanders and acts like a slightly Nerfed Odric, Lunarch Marshal. And these are just the ones I thought were worth mentioning. I really want this idea to catch on, because Pauper EDH is struggling, and it saddens me.
Edit: I've been told that you can use any uncommon in Pauper Dragon Highlander. My input isn't nearly as useful anymore, but I would like to say that a lot of these have great potential for Pauper EDH nonetheless.
2 years ago
Iwamori of the Open Fist will trigger as it enters the battlefield, regardless of how it entered. However, Iwamori of the Open Fist only allows opponents to play a legendary creature. If you control Iwamori's ability, you will not be able to play Omanth from your hand.
2 years ago
Let's say i have Bosk Banneret on the field.3th round i play Eldritch Evolution and sacrifice Bosk Banneret so i search for Iwamori of the Open Fist in my library and play a Legendary card like Omnath, Locus of Rage from my hand
2 years ago
3 years ago
Suggestions: Glissa Sunseeker - artifact hate
Hua Tuo, Honored Physician - graveyard recursion
Iwamori of the Open Fist - two legends for one
Kemba, Kha Regent - because of all your equipment
Yeva, Nature's Herald - flash
Yisan, the Wanderer Bard - tutor and cheat into play
4 years ago
These are all the Green commanders I could find that weren't in your list:
Anthousa, Setessan Hero, Arashi, the Sky Asunder, Autumn Willow, Ayumi, the Last Visitor, Baru, Fist of Krosa, Bounteous Kirin, Eladamri, Lord of Leaves, Glissa Sunseeker, Hua Tuo, Honored Physician, Iname, Life Aspect, Isao, Enlightened Bushi, Iwamori of the Open Fist, Jedit Ojanen of Efrava, Jugan, the Rising Star, Kaysa, Kodama of the Center Tree, Kodama of the North Tree, Lady Zhurong, Warrior Queen, Masumaro, First to Live, Melira, Sylvok Outcast, Meng Huo, Barbarian King, Mirri, Cat Warrior, Myojin of Life's Web, Nemata, Grove Guardian, Polukranos, World Eater, Reki, the History of Kamigawa, Sachi, Daughter of Seshiro, Sakiko, Mother of Summer, Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant, Seton, Krosan Protector, Shisato, Whispering Hunter, Shizuko, Caller of Autumn, Silvos, Rogue Elemental, Sosuke, Son of Seshiro, Surrak, the Hunt Caller, Verdeloth the Ancient, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, and Zuo Ci, the Mocking Sage.