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Kari Zev, Skyship Raider
Legendary Creature — Human Pirate
First strike, menace
Whenever Kari Zev, Skyship Raider attacks, create a legendary 2/1 red Monkey creature token named Ragavan that's tapped and attacking. Exile that token at end of combat.
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Kari Zev, Skyship Raider Discussion
1 day ago
4 days ago
I have been constructing something similar recently, thought I'd post it here and we could share some ideas. I've also discovered Jaya's Immolating Inferno as being great, so I've added a few extra legendaries like Kari Zev, Skyship Raider, which lowers the curve too, to make sure it's easier to cast. Also included the infinite mana-combo of 4 Powerstone Shard & Cogwork Assembler.
I'm really stuck on what to include next to the core though, and the amounts of each card. Needs lots more playtesting.
Been thinking about Pia Nalaar, but at 3CMC she is competing with my core build so she's out. Might be decent in a more swarmy/vehicle-y deck though.
5 days ago
Serra Angel is too expensive to cast for it to be playable early in the game. I would consider dropping the angel for 2 Danitha Capashen, Paragon and 2 Blackblade Reforged. You could also make the deck a bit more aggro by dropping 2 Traxos, Scourge of Kroog for 2 Kari Zev, Skyship Raider. I like the idea of reducing the casting cost of heroic cards, but would try for a few more win-cons that come into play earlier in the game. By turn 4, you could have Kari Zev equipped with the Blackblade and attacking for 7. This attack will only grow with time. I also like the idea of Dowsing Dagger Flip in this deck.
6 days ago
Starting from a similar idea, I decided to play Blackblade Reforged as one of my enchantments. This led to me playing more legendary creatures, including Kari Zev, Skyship Raider and Danitha Capashen, Paragon. You could have one of the legendaries equipped with a Blackblade attacking for a bunch of damage from turn 4. I like your addition of Sheltering Light. I went more reactive with Gideon's Reproach
Although I am still developing the deck and haven't played it in competition, see if you can gain any ideas from Wielders of the Blackblade
2 weeks ago
Vendilion Clique for non budget
2 weeks ago
This deck is screaming for Blackblade Reforged. Played a guy who had a Mardu version similar to his and lost to him 1-2. He ran Kari Zev, Skyship Raider had her up to a 5/7 by turn 4 I think, and she only got bigger from there.
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your answer! I agree with Kari Zev, Skyship Raider and I switched 2 copies of her by the 2 copies of the 3/1 Nimble Obstructionist , as the only downside is that Kari Zev doesn't have flying and flash but I believe it Kari Zev might work better. Spirebluff Canal was added without question. Saheeli Rai is there because of 2 reasons, 1: her (-2) can make a copy of combat celebrant which works the same as the skinshifter and deals immense damage in combo for 3 mana just like the skinshifter; 2: when you lack Tetsuko in your hand, her scry 1 can help you navigate and get him faster or any other missing card for a finisher combo, and since the deck is fragile 1 turn means a lot from what I've experienced so far testing it. As for Earthshaker Khenra I don't get why he would be/is so good, surely its an aggressive card, fits with Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive but I still can't see why it would be so beneficial and mostly what to take out in order to insert copies of him.
4 weeks ago
@buckeyetron - I initially had Naban, Dean of Iteration in my deck, but eventually I decided against him. I did this mainly because of the fact that I had very few etb effects, and if I did take your suggestion, the deck would change drastically. I completely understand it, but Naban isn't a powerful enough turn 2 play for me to utilize him easily when finishing off the opponent. However, I will consider him again.
@LunaMirage - Blink of an Eye is powerful, and I might use it in the deck. However, the kicker draw aspect does very little for me, because of the fact that I'll only be able to play it on turn 4 or later if I'm waiting to be able to use it.
@JEltax - Riddleform is a nice turn 2 play, but in this deck I'm trying to put down a Spellweaver Eternal over it. However, I might play it over Kari Zev, Skyship Raider because I have found that she can't work as well as I wanted her to during the subsequent turns after I've played her.
@Neth - Opt allows me to draw a burn spell when I need one to finish off the opponent, and my creatures will rarely get extremely large on an opponent's turn; therefore, although Warlord’s Fury is good, its primary effect, giving my creatures first strike, doesn't really help me.