Kari Zev, Skyship Raider


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt Rare

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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

Chaser1928 on Mono Red EDH

2 hours ago

Psychosocial Thanks for your comment :D

Not entirely sure why, but the list here was outdated compared to the list I'm actually running and in that list I have Hangarback Walker and Hanweir Garrison/Hanweir Battlements. I've updated it now so hopefully it shows the correct cards.

As for Goblin Offensive and Firecat Blitz I've found playing the deck that it's fast enough as is so where the X spells are useful for straight up finishing the game I would rather play some weirder/newer cards instead, like Sarpadian Empires, Vol. VII and Dance with Devils ect.

Kari Zev, Skyship Raider seems okay but normally the deck wins the game behind a fort of token blockers so needing to attack to get the token and then not having that token stick around doesn't sound that great to me.

DukeofLizards on The Red God R'hllor

13 hours ago

Great suggestions! I've actually tried most of those in the deck, and considered those that I haven't tried. I find Young Pyromancer would be better if I played more than 13 instants and sorceries. Goblin Offensive and Firecat Blitz are only efficient token producers at really high mana costs, and I'd rather be casting spells for less than 5 mana. Acutally just go a Kari Zev, Skyship Raider yesterday and added it! I've considered Dragonmaster Outcast, but figure that the pay off is too slow to merit a slot in the deck.

Psychosocial on Mono Red EDH

17 hours ago

Really like the concept.

Couple suggestion to get more tokens:

Hangarback Walker

Goblin Offensive

Kari Zev, Skyship Raider

Hanweir Garrison

Firecat Blitz

Psychosocial on The Red God R'hllor

17 hours ago

Seems like the concept here is firing out as many creatures as possible. I like your base here, but what about these:

Young Pyromancer

Goblin Offensive

Firecat Blitz

Kari Zev, Skyship Raider

Dragonmaster Outcast

Scrib.Nibbler on Kari Zev's Armada

1 day ago

Firstly, we need to address your mana base. 17 land is way too low, I'd shoot for about 24. Include a playset of Inspiring Vantage to smooth things out early game, maybe a few copies of Aether Hub.

Moving up the mana ramp, you have no one drops at all. I'd recommend 3-4 each of Toolcraft Exemplar and Thraben Inspector. Good both early and late game, generally. Maybe a few copies of Inventor's Apprentice.

Veteran Motorist is a bomb two drop in Boros colors. Speedway Fanatic and Gearshift Ace are alright.

Renegade Wheelsmith is a good way to open someone up for some damage. I would ditch Caught in the Brights, Hungry Flames, and probably Pia's Revolution in lieu of Harnessed Lightning and possibly Declaration in Stone/Stasis Snare as good removal. I would switch a copy of Kari Zev, Skyship Raider for a copy of Depala, Pilot Exemplar. 3 copies of a legendary is a good rule of thumb.

Ditch Chandra's Revolutionand Demolish. Fleetwheel Cruiser is a good vehicle to slot in, and Start Your Engines is alright. Maybe throw in your Chandra, Torch of Defiance and Heart of Kiran.

Boros colors are very strong in Standard right now, and what you have is the groundwork of a good deck. Happy building.

Ragham on OPAF The Mimic is too Quick (3-1) FNM

1 day ago

Hmm.. I quite dislike this list for several points. First it looks like a gw human version, except that you generate no card advantage when gw abuses of it. Red apeal, more than this garrison, is to burn and go quick. Galvanic Bombardment is no needed. You use red for burn, not for this wrong removal. Aether Hub is bad also. You splash anything, you do not use energy. Double biland are enough. 22 lands seems max number, with 2 Battlement. Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip is a bear. If you play lot of cheap creature, then he is good... well, just a big creature with no evasion. Inventor's Apprentice has only 8 sources of artifact, not enough.

I remember playing a list quite efficient when dragon tarkir was in standard. I played Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip, Lightning Berserker, Thalia + her lieutenant ofc + garrison, Impetuous Devils as high curve and Titan's Strength and Incendiary Flow. Titan's strengh was MVP because was a blast with scry. Games were short, and blasts finished last life points.

So why not going on that way ? I don't know how can works Kari Zev, Skyship Raider. Maybe as Hanweir garrison, one more target for a boost. Invigorated Rampage ?

Ynthem on Keywords for days!

1 day ago

That's my version of this deck, i think you'll love it: Boros Odric Kaladesh

I think Aether revolt helped a lot this deck with nice red humans additions with great keywords Kari Zev, Skyship Raider, Scrapper Champion and Lightning Runner

blackhawk22 on United and Unyielding Human Tribal

2 days ago

Kari Zev, Skyship Raider is slightly annoying at best. after playing with her on paper i was not impressed. She is no Brimaz, King of Oreskos or Hero of Bladehold and works best with revolt triggers. like with Solemn Recruit. I would argue that Lifecrafter's Bestiary is better than Mentor of the Meek because of the scry every turn and there is very little token generation in this deck and Mentor of the Meek can only be used with creatures of power 2 or less.

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