Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Worldwake (WWK) Rare

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Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs

Legendary Creature — Ogre Warrior

Whenever a creature an opponent controls attacks, if you're the defending player, create a 3/3 red Ogre creature token unless that creature's controller pays .

Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs Discussion

DrukenReaps on SuperThantis

3 days ago

TypicalTimmy well Thantis grows rather quickly and will knock people out of the game in just 1 or 2 swings if I'm attacked that often. There are also several board wipes that don't touch planeswalkers and cards like Sandwurm Convergence , Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs , and Crawlspace . Honestly the deck is more about fun and progressing the game rather than sitting pretty like so many people do game after game after game... Every attack at a walker instead of my life total is a win as far as I'm concerned too.

DrukenReaps on The Political Palace of Paliano

3 weeks ago

Wow, seems like you want to do a deck very similar to my own. I focused pretty hard on pillowfort and punishment. Please take a look at the deck itself, Divine Decree, but I'll list some of my all stars. Hope it helps.

Pillows- Ajani Steadfast , Glacial Chasm , Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs , Luminarch Ascension , Solitary Confinement

Bleeders- Bloodchief Ascension , Manabarbs , Sorin Markov , Tainted Remedy

I don't think I suggested any you already have but my bad if I did. I will also say I played Zo-Zu the Punisher for awhile but found it highly underwhelming as a card in the 99 any time it came into the game after turn 6 or so and too aggressive if it came out early... I suspect Polluted Bonds will end up the same way unless you are up against landfall decks.

Cypher35 on Exchange death

4 weeks ago

Very nice! Might i suggest Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs ? Also, you have a Selesnya Guildgate in there, that I don't believe is playable, as you are in jeskai

Freakjob on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 month ago

Hey there, love the deck, had it on my watch list for ages now.

I'm in love with this interaction and wanted to get your thoughts on it: Repercussion and utilizing damage-based sweepers such as Incite Rebellion and Blasphemous Act . Seems like a perfect way to turn an enemy's strength into a weakness. I know you don't like wraths, but this would be a win condition similar to Rakdos Charm. Obviously the deck needs to be lighter on creatures than your opponents' decks, and might be a little too cute, but if you're already encouraging combat between your opponents' creatures, this would help speed up the clock.

On a related note, I'm curious how you draw the line between damage redirecting rattlesnakes such as Stuffy Doll , Spitemare , Mogg Maniac , and Truefire Captain , compared to cards such as Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs and Marchesa's deathtouch? I read your comment where you say opponents have to attack you to get Stuffy Doll to work, but by having a clear, "you know exactly what will happen to you if you attack me," card laid out, much like Master of Cruelties, people should choose to attack elsewhere, therefore fulfilling its purpose as a rattlesnake; what's the difference?

Also wanted to bring up a few cards I haven't seen you or anyone else discuss:

Outmaneuver - found this while digging, and it looks HILARIOUS. Use on an opponent's attack against someone else to turn a blocked attack into a slaughter.

Similarly, because I love infect, Tainted Strike to turn a painful attack into an unexpected lethal one. Again, usable on an opponent's creature, your own Gisela, or a Sunforgered+Boros Charmed anything.

Traitor's Roar - expensive CMC, not an instant, but, another option for anti-tall tech, and can be conspired for even more massive damage. Not great, just wanted to mention it. In a similar vein, Agonizing Demise .

Searing Rays - another I found and just wanted to mention, since it's not great. Almost always going to be a worse Stronghold Discipline , but one mana cheaper, and useful for a mono-color heavy meta (Elves, etc.)

Lastly, because it's so beautifully perfect for an Aikido deck in art, flavor, effect, flavor text, everything: Turn the Tables . Just look at that art; the casual and hilarious smackdown! Read that flavor text; confident as hell! I know, 5 CMC is a lot to hold up, but I love it too much, picked one up in foil. I'm sure you can appreciate it, even if you'd never run it.

Shame you changed to such a drastically different meta; I've read what kind of decks you face now, and those are certainly trickier to "Aikido" around to victory. My meta is much more creature-combat focused, so I'm looking forward to something along your initial lines!

Again, great deck!

TheMillKid on Purpho-Roast

1 month ago

Norin the Wary is a very funny card with Purphoros, and not particularly easy to answer. Someone casts a spell that would kill Norin? Oh, he just runs away and comes back at the end of the turn!

I'd also consider other cool token producers could be cards such as Dragonmaster Outcast and Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs . Once it rotates and hopefully goes down in price Rekindling Phoenix could also be cool!

Happy brewing!

IAmTheWraith on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

2 months ago

hkhssweiss, Suns_Champion, I already have a Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle deck. With that being said, it's not a commander that I want to build again.


The only thing about is that I don't want to build voltron. I want to go for more of a white-weenie strategy, and with that in mind I'm thinking either Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit , Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip, or Jazal Goldmane . Thoughts?

For , I was thinking about doing the most Jank thing possible, and playing Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs pillowfort, or Etali, Primal Storm chaos, though the latter seems rather strong. Again, thoughts?

Lunnarius on

3 months ago

Some other ideas: Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs , No Mercy , Marchesa's Decree , Dread , Vigor , Grenzo, Havoc Raiser , Royal Assassin , Pir, Imaginative Rascal , Awakening Zone , From Beyond , Dictate of Erebos , Dolmen Gate , AEther Membrane , Tree of Perdition , Whip of Erebos

Seem So-so: koskun falls - depends on number of players but not a lot of tax otherwise. Meren - doesn't work with tokens and not as a commander might not be worth it. Mogis - not much token syn. Dual nature - doesn't work with tokens. Greater good - the deck doesn't have a ton of big creatures to sac. Primal vigor - great syn but can be very dangerous. Yawgmoth's vile offering - not bad, but not a ton of legendary creatures in the deck.

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Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.18%

RBW (Mardu): 0.46%