Kamahl, Fist of Krosa
Legendary Creature — Human Druid
(Green): Target land becomes a 1/1 creature until end of turn. It's still a land.
(2)(Green)(Green)(Green): Creatures you control get +3/+3 and gain trample until end of turn.
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Kamahl, Fist of Krosa Discussion
1 day ago
Against board wipes, I mentioned Eldrazi Monument up above and its in your maybeboard. Monument is a great way around Wrath of God and its ilk, and even if someone activates a Nevinyrral's Disk, Monument will get destroyed but all of your creatures won't be destroyed by the Disk since, at the moment of its activation, they had indestructible.
Back when my wife first started in Commander, we tried everything from Cauldron of Souls to Kamahl, Fist of Krosa (you turn opponent's lands into creatures so the opponent who cast the wipe screws themselves over. They will then think twice about casting a Wrath with him on board for the rest of their time playing Magic haha). We even used Oran-Rief, the Vastwood with Cauldron to make a Wrath-resistant board state. We wound up eventually dropping Cauldron when her deck got built up well enough to t4-t5 tables, but it's an option.
I think Monument is probably the most elegant solution (the +1/+1 and flying bonuses are usually pretty huge too), though I will say I have cast a Chord of Calling into Caller of the Claw far more times than I feel anyone should have done, and it usually winds up allowing me to chunk the life total of the guy who cast the board wipe, if not kill him.
Praetor's Council is one of the cards that my wife's Elf deck dropped early on, because while it was okay when you had Elves, most of the time you needed it, it's because of a board wipe, and it's extremely hard to get 8 mana when your mana Elves are in the graveyard. Creeping Renaissance might be an idea since it is far easier to meet with 33 lands than an 8 mana spell is and, essentially, will do the same job (outside of the Spellbook ability, but you already run Reliquary Tower so you have that effect if you need it).
Those're my suggestions: Eldrazi Monument or Creeping Renaissance. Elves are always going to be a little soft to board wipes, especially those that mass-exile. There isn't really a lot you can do about those in green outside of keeping your opponents from reaching six mana before you can kill them.
4 days ago
I like to make it so that if I do get board wiped, which lets face it is going to happen if you are playing big green hydras, I try to make it so that I can get something out of it. Primarily what I am thinking of is Worldspine Wurm, Praetor's Counsel, or maybe even Kamahl, Fist of Krosa. Let's say your opponent throws down Wrath of God, you get some 5/5 tokens, you get to bring back your whole graveyard with unlimited hand size, and best of all, with Kamal: turn all their lands into creatures before it resolves. Boom. No more land for your opponents. It is sick.
1 week ago
1 week ago
LeonGraves123: I'm glad you like the deck! :) Of the cards you highlighted, Cauldron of Souls and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed definitely could find slots. Cryptolith Rite is also something that might work, though the mana curve is low-ish in the deck and it's better to avoid tapping your snakes. I usually don't like Concordant Crossroads much, because it gives your opponents so much advantage... I'm not sure. But the issue really is that the slots are tight. If you wanted to reduce the stax aspect of the deck you could remove some of them for these additions...or maybe Dusk Urchins? If you like the deck, upvotes are always appreciated :)
guard5: If you wanted to remove the Stax from the deck, I'd add more combo cards (particularly Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and tutors). Fair warning that any deck that plays with -1 counters is going to be relatively staxy by its nature...
1 week ago
So I tried this out on paper but I added Mana Crypt, Volrath's Stronghold, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and Phyrexian Tower instead which have been useful to me but I might remove the crypt and the dragon and add Bitter Ordeal a shame Blightsteel Colossus isnt useful in this due to high mana cost. However Kamahl, Fist of Krosa is the real deal in this deck try it out :)
1 week ago
-Angel of Jubilation: meta-tech card against oloro and marchesa decks. I've tried trostani before and her token ability is just kind of slow
-Tolsimir Wolfblood: gone on my next deck revision for hour of devastation
-Privileged Position: helps protect wincon permanents from spot removal, but otherwise lackluster, might cut it later
-Collective Blessing: sits in your hand until a critical mass of tokens is reached, no different than something like overrun or thunderfoot baloth
-Night Soil: weaker graveyard hate than the other two, but significantly stronger in this deck, especially against a 4/5 man pod
-Kamahl, Fist of Krosa: wincon and boardwipe protection. you can use the overrun if it's late in the game or hold up mana to turn other people's lands into creatures when a boardwipe hits. I haven't gone full elfball enough to run ezuri yet
Garruk Wildspeaker: is both ramp and an overrun. he either survives a turn, in which case I got to ramp a bit and "gained" some life, or he keeps surviving, allowing me to ramp and threaten an overrun (planeswalker removal is kinda rare in my group, i'm really the only green player)
-Champion of Lambholt: i want to test her out in a normal game before i make a decision
-Cathars' Crusade (mentioned above): it's a card that really only needs to be out for a turn and then everything gets out of hand. I might cut it later, but i'm not ready to yet
1 week ago
Ooo...I like them. I found them in my LGS and added them into my unfinished paper deck. Im unsure of what to take out for them on here. Also, they work similarly to Kamahl, Fist of Krosa whose probably better, I think (I havent picked up Kamahl yet).
From what Ive been playing around in paper. This deck wants a ton of lands. I'm afraid to go lower than 65, but I guess I'll try it out before editting here.
On a related note, I added Oath of Druids to my paper deck for another great way to filter through lands (I have no idea how I missed it), and it works great!
1 week ago
Cards i would cut and some replacement suggestions:
- Soul's Attendant: doesn't advance board state. Elvish Mystic.
- Essence Warden: ibid. Llanowar Elves
- Angel of Jubilation: really difficult mana base to achieve on turn 4. Trostani, Selesnya's Voice.
- Tolsimir Wolfblood: not enough impact late game. Angel of Sanctions
- Privileged Position: wipes should be your main worry and concern Fresh Meat.
- Collective Blessing: how can you be reliably sure there will be enough creatures to take advantage of this?
- Night Soil better of just running Tormod's Crypt or Relic of Progenitus token synergy notwithstanding.
- Kamahl, Fist of Krosa: too mana hungry. Needs to just be lower in expense. How about Ezuri, Renegade Leader.
- Garruk Wildspeaker: planeswalkers are notoriously fragile. He ramps on turn 4 but i'd rather have a Explosive Vegetation or a Cultivate honestly with the mana problems this deck has.
- Garruk, Primal Hunter he's not bad I'd just find another way to draw cards. Maybe Slate of Ancestry.
- Champion of Lambholt you could use some more lower cmc token producers in place of these. You have a lot of cards that make tokens better early on which doesnt do you any good with no tokens. Maybe Awakening Zone.
Try some of the weird new embalm stuff from amonkhet as well. Can help you recover from boardwipes and utilize your left over doubling seasons etc.