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 (AER) 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

Hyperalgialysis on Flying Pirates WIP

1 day ago

Kari Zev, Skyship Raider and Skyship Plunderer are the only 2 that come to mind. Both are playable cards tho.

Wraithenable on Zurgo Bellstriker

1 week ago

Found the following cards to feel slightly lack luster:

Kari Zev's Expertise -> Molten Influence

Kari Zev, Skyship Raider - > Zo-Zu the Punisher or one of the 2/1 haste creatures.

Will try to aquire:


I do like the cards with double actions such as Arc Trail and Searing Blood

I might consider adding:

Blur of Blades

Molten Rain

Smash to Smithereens

There also seem to be an upgrade in doing:

Goblin Bushwhacker -> Reckless Bushwhacker - But this requires turn 3 and not only turn 2 and if you can only get in for one turn anyway it's the same.

beast_of_war on Mono Red Kill Burn

2 weeks ago

It isn't. No Kari Zev, Skyship Raider, no Ramunap Ruins, no Chandra, Torch of Defiance, no Rigging Runner. This is similar, but ALL the creatures have haste and not as many tricks.

dzapf2008 on dead red win every FnM

3 weeks ago

I started building a Pirate Aggro deck when I pulled Dire Fleet Captain from a booster pack. I'm surprised that you haven't included it here, even though your deck is mostly red. What about Kari Zev, Skyship Raider? She has first strike, menace, and brings out a token. What about Dragonskull Summit, Drowned Catacomb, & Unclaimed Territory to replace some of your basic lands? They will raise your deck cost, but are well worth it. +1 Upvote from me!

LevahnTaupe on W/B Tokens (Testing at FNM)

3 weeks ago


I'm trying to understand your point of view, but I don't. The deck is not trying to be a control deck. Let me explain why I run those cards.

Fumigate- Since I've played with this deck, I've noticed you will not have a board all the time, this card comes in handy, and with Hidden Stockpile & Anointed Procession you wouldn't mind if tokens get cleared on your side. Arguel's Blood Fast- With all the life you gain this will be a great mana sink for draw power, to refill your hand.

Anointer Priest-Easy life gain for all the tokens produced. Also, when you have the right cards on board, such as Anointed Procession + Hidden Stockpile the recurring life gain decks ridiculous.

Earthshaker Khenra It doesn't seem out of place, this card wins games. Anointed Procession + Earthshaker Khenra doubles the token when externalize. Now, imagine with multiple copies of Anointed Procession out.

Kari Zev, Skyship Raider- Easy revolt trigger and flip Legion's Landing  Flip on turn three.

Oketra the True- Token producing and hard to deal with when activated, how does this seem out of place? This deck is a token deck.

The deck doesn't try to do many things at once, the curve is good, I haven't had a problem with it.

vortical42 on W/B Tokens (Testing at FNM)

3 weeks ago

Looks interesting, but I'm not quite sure what the deck is trying to do. Is it an aggro deck or a control deck? If you are going for an aggro strategy, then cards like Fumigate, Arguel's Blood Fast, and Anointer Priest don't make much sense. If you are going for a control deck, then Earthshaker Khenra, Kari Zev, Skyship Raider, and Oketra the True seem out of place. By trying do too many things at once, you end up a bunch of cards you don't want to see in the same hand.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Girl Power! (New Boros)

1 month ago

Kari Zev, Skyship Raider as another agressive lady maybe? Also, this would really like some Legion's Landing  Flip.

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