Kari Zev, Skyship Raider


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH 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

bricek10 on Current iteration of Ramunap Red

6 days ago

why Falkenrath Gorger?

I think maybe you should remove 1x Kari Zev, Skyship Raider and put in 1x Hanweir Garrisonhanweir garrisdon's creatures dont leave the battlefield at the end of turn and you can't have 2 kari zev's out

excasteal on Burn is back, baby

1 week ago

I would shy away from playing your sweepers in the main deck and move them to the sideboard. I would also run 4x Hazoret the Fervent because if the pro tour has taught us anything, it has taught us that resolving Hazoret first wins games. 4x isn't even that awkward since you can just discard extras to himself. I would also play 4x Ramunap Ruins for pretty obvious reasons, and because this is an aggressive deck the cycle lands are bad so I would change them out for 4x Sunscorched Desert. I'd definitely cut Open Fire since it is just bad value; remember that Collective Defiance and Incendiary Flow are still legal, so play those instead if you want straight burn spells. I'd slam in Earthshaker Khenra in a heartbeat, as well as the other agressive creatures in the format like Ahn-Crop Crasher and Kari Zev, Skyship Raider. Also look at your 1-drop options, since you really want to be playing some. The options are admittedly not that strong right now but one drops are one drops and you need them in aggressive red. Hazoret's Monument is pretty bad in general but especially in this deck since you don't need the creature discount anyways; if you want card advantage, play Bomat Courier. It seems innocuous but it is actually incredible, believe me. I think it is also suspect to see no Chandra, Torch of Defiance anywhere in the 75 since she is easily the best planeswalker and one of the best cards in general in standard right now. For that reason, though, I do like the Chandra's Defeats in the sideboard, good call. I think you could also move 2 Abrades to the board since it doesn't hit face, and same with maybe moving Magma Spray to the board.

Opifex on Promethean Madcap

1 week ago

I added one Kari Zev, Skyship Raider because one less fling and one more creature balances out better, and with just one no redundancy, also monkey fling is hilarious tactic with first strike menace.

Ghosty on Promethean Madcap

1 week ago

Ash Zealot is IMHO sideboard-only card. There will be no point in her trigger against most of your opponents. I'd suggest Kari Zev, Skyship Raider or Stormblood Berserker as alternative -drops or Village Messenger if you really want Haste'r

Cut 1 or 2 Hazorets. She's legendary so you don't want to draw 2 copies at the same time

Too many enchantments I'd say... Consider to cut some of them in favor of good old burn spells like Lava Spike or Searing Blaze

Don't see any reasonable usage of Elixir of Immortality. Could you please explain?

It's good idea to run 4-8 fetches even in mono-colored Modern deck

Talking about sideboard, Anger of the Gods is slightly better alternative to Pyroclasm

P.S. What happened to your deck's description?

Cragon18 on Colossus of Devastation

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the comment taiga277677. It is a very interesting matchup. In matches and playtesting and appears to be about a 50% matchup. Playing around Abrade is easy enough. Since this functions as a combo deck with Sanctum of Ugin, getting 2-3 Colossus on the battlefield is often too much for them to get through, and they have to worry about the crackback and don't often have very good attacks. It is also easy enough to sacrifice some artifacts to the Colossus that was just killed and play it back out (potentially the same turn) effectively nullifying the hate. I have run into problems with some of the red decks playing Kari Zev's Expertise in the sideboard which is actually much harder to play around.

Typically, I board in the sweepers, the extra Fatal Push, Negate, as well as some number of Dispel and go a much more controlling route. Kill all their stuff, counter the relevant spells that are trying to take me off my game and that seems to be fairly effective.

Overall it is a very draw dependent matchup. Being on the draw against Mono-red is not a good place to be as they can have those Bomat Courier into Kari Zev, Skyship Raider into Ahn-Crop Crasher draws that are really tough to beat no matter what you are playing. Overall it is a really fun matchup with lots of decisions and lines.

Best of luck in trying to crack the Standard meta and Happy Brewing!

CaptnShady on Tiny Guys With Fire

3 weeks ago

Wowee this deck is trying to do a lot at once. I suggest whittling down which strategies you want to focus on and play more of those cards while cutting others. For example, you want to do aggro? Sure. Just cut the cards that cost more than 3 or 4 mana and put in more Earthshaker Khenras, Kari Zev, Skyship Raiders, and Drana, Liberator of Malakirs. The other deck that it looks like you're trying to run is midrange that tries to win by afflicting your opponent to death and throwing spells at their face. For that, you'll need more of Wildfire Eternal, Gonti, Lord of Luxury, Harsh Mentor, Fall of the Titans and Noxious Gearhulk.

proofopossum on White Token(servo)

4 weeks ago

Also what do you think on me taking out Oketra the True or maybe taking out Kari Zev, Skyship Raider, although I am more keen on keeping the Kari Zev, Skyship Raider, both of them are a toss up for me really. I am actually open to taking them both out, but I like the idea of having a creature that just creates tokens when it attacks or just using my land when I don't have anything else to cast to make more tokens.

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