Iwamori of the Open Fist

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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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Uncommon
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Rare

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Noble Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Unformat Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Modern Legal

Iwamori of the Open Fist Discussion

LadyZ on Sisay Legendary Tribal

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.

pwnzer1000 on No Womans Club

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.

eatmygender on a Concept to expand Pauper ...

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.

AcryiA on Eldritch Evolution

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.

Maestro-yw on Eldritch Evolution

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

Maestro-yw on Eldritch Evolution

2 years ago

does Iwamori of the Open Fist works with Eldritch Evolution ? i don't need to cast Iwamori of the Open Fist to profit of his trigger ability ?

Force_of_Willb on

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

Kongming, "Sleeping Dragon" / Tolsimir Wolfblood - Anthem effects

Yeva, Nature's Herald - flash

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard - tutor and cheat into play

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