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 .
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|Commander 2016 (C16)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
RBW (Mardu): 0.46%
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Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs Discussion
3 weeks ago
I am planning to build an EDH deck with Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis as the general, so I would be very interested to hear any ideas for such a deck that anyone here can offer to me.
The purpose of the deck will be to ostensibly assist the other players and influence them into attacking each other while avoiding attacking me, until I have sufficient resources to defeat everyone, or, more ideally, for the other players to eliminate each other until I have only one opponent, whom I can then defeat.
Cards such as Edric, Spymaster of Trest, Gahiji, Honored One, or Gisela, Blade of Goldnight shall encourage my opponents to attack each other and discourage them from attacking me. Cards such as Propaganda, Ghostly Prison, Sphere of Safety, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs, and Windborn Muse will make it unprofitable to attack me. Cards such as Collective Voyage, Minds Aglow, or Tempt with Discovery will make other players wish to keep me alive for as possible, so that they can continue to benefit from my presence.
What does everyone else say about this? What are some ideas or suggestions for an EDH deck with Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis as its general?
2 months ago
Fumiko the Lowblood and Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs are the first cards I thought of when I read your description, so I'm surprised not to see them. I'd definitely get Gahiji, Honored one in the main board, as well. Duelist's Heritage is also a fun one, since it activates on EACH player's turn, allowing you to politic big swings at others. This isn't really my style of deck, though, so I'd check out the EDHREC page for forced combat decks.
3 months ago
I'm going through scryfall right now for triggers that mileva could double, and looking at cards like Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs , doubling damage triggers actually seems worse. I'll try to upload a hypothetical EDH list for Mileva. Wann get linked there?
7 months ago
I looked at Grid Monitor , the problem I have is its a 4/6.. thats a bit of a beast to be giving away. I guess if I had some Propaganda or Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs out it might not be that bad. I know I originally discarded it because of the high P/T and because there is almost always a bigger creature on the board so it is easy enough for someone to attack with it just so it will die.
Psychic Possession however is really nice, might have to find a spot for it in here. I have recently been thinking about getting rid of Assault Suit as I dont have good enough creatures to give away. And this might make a nice replacement.
Thanks for the view and thoughts
8 months ago
"One-card wincons" to consider: Insurrection , Expropriate , Painful Quandary , Rise of the Dark Realms , Revel in Riches , Cut / Ribbons . Perhaps Clone Legion , Rite of Replication , Mogis, God of Slaughter , Hour of Promise , Blatant Thievery , Grave Betrayal , or Mind's Dilation .
One thing to think about is getting Nicol Bolas flipped and maybe joined by the other planeswalkers and casting Obliterate , Jokulhaups , Devastation , or Decree of Annihilation . Almost guaranteed ultimates. Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God would be the best--proxy for now and include in first build?
Boardwipes: Toxic Deluge , Black Sun's Zenith , Hour of Devastation , Decree of Pain , Curse of the Swine , In Garruk's Wake , Deadly Tempest , Evacuation , Nevinyrral's Disk , Last One Standing , Perilous Vault , Oblivion Stone , Kindred Dominance , Necromantic Selection , Subterranean Tremors
Removal: Capsize , Bedevil , Hero's Downfall , Chaos Warp , Kolaghan's Command , Reality Shift , Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , Vraska's Contempt , Rakdos Charm , Price of Fame , In Bolas's Clutches , Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , Fleshbag Marauder , Unstable Obelisk , Vandalblast , By Force , Shatterstorm , Hostage Taker , Yawgmoth's Vile Offering , Settle the Score , Dark Impostor , Hour of Glory , Sever the Bloodline , Silence the Believers , Spread the Sickness , Slave of Bolas , Electrodominance
Draw: (I would add Erebos once you're home) Patient Rebuilding , Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Arguel's Blood Fast Flip, Notion Thief , Windfall , Mystical Tutor , Blue Sun's Zenith , Pull from Tomorrow , Stroke of Genius , Braingeyser , Mind Spring , Expansion / Explosion , Invoke the Firemind , Deliver Unto Evil , Augur of Bolas , Painful Truths , Fevered Visions , Search for Azcanta Flip, Fact or Fiction , Dig Through Time , Treasure Cruise , Tidings , Thassa, God of the Sea , Day's Undoing , Reforge the Soul , Standstill , Deep Analysis , Necrologia , Steady Progress , Tezzeret's Gambit , Oath of Jace
Random utility: Ophiomancer , Metallurgic Summonings , As Fortold, Pendrell Mists , No Mercy , Stranglehold , Fated Return , Dark Intimations , Spellseeker , Sire Of Insanity , Thief of Sanity , Spark Double , Primal Amulet Flip, Dragon's Hoard , Mystic Retrieval , Shreds of Sanity , Spelltwine , Ashiok, Dream Render , Torpor Orb , Baleful Strix , Darksteel Myr , Solemn Simulacrum , Wayfarer's Bauble , Vedalken Orrery , Saheeli, Sublime Artificer , Will Kenrith , Mana Geyser , Gem of Becoming , Thran Dynamo , Narset, Parter of Veils , Keranos, God of Storms , Thrilling Encore , Star Compass , Coldsteel Heart , Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs , Ensnaring Bridge , Crawlspace , Expedition Map , Burnished Hart , Torment of Scarabs , Cruel Reality , Mnemonic Betrayal , Yawgmoth's Will , Bloodchief Ascension , Nightscape Familiar , Gonti, Lord of Luxury , Thaumatic Compass Flip, Dreadhorde Invasion , Fraying Omnipotence , Thrummingbird , Viral Drake , Past in Flames , Mizzix's Mastery , Omniscience , Tainted AEther , Aid the Fallen , Deepglow Skate , Flux Channeler , Rings of Brighthearth , Silent Arbiter , Meekstone , Mudslide , Astral Cornucopia , Everflowing Chalice , Lethal Vapors , Sunbird's Invocation , Stolen Strategy , Maze of Ith , Spreading Plague , Merchant Scroll , Polluted Bonds , Black Market , Grave Upheaval , Memory Plunder , Pain Magnification
Beaters: Dragonlord Silumgar , The Scorpion God , The Locust God , The Scarab God , God-Eternal Kefnet , God-Eternal Bontu , Darksteel Colossus , Colossus of Akros , Visara the Dreadful , Tsabo Tavoc , Avatar of Woe , Balefire Dragon , Nicol Bolas , Hellkite Tyrant , Bladewing the Risen , Grave Titan , Inferno Titan , Steel Hellkite , Vampire Nighthawk , Torrential Gearhulk , Noxious Gearhulk , Combustible Gearhulk , Dominus of Fealty , Roil Elemental , Tidespout Tyrant , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Keiga, the Tide Star , Ryusei, the Falling Star , Wrexial, the Risen Deep , Etali, Primal Storm , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Tetzimoc, Primal Death , Dread , The Haunt of Hightower , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Enigma Drake , Crackling Drake , Archfiend of Depravity , Sheoldred, Whispering One , Thing in the Ice Flip, Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Sepulchral Primordial , Molten Primordial , Diluvian Primordial , Ob Nixilis, Unshackled , Sire of Stagnation , Utvara Hellkite
8 months ago
CNobre I have updated the list after the full modern horizons spoiler. For the cards that your suggesting:
Aven Mindcensor This card is so good. It is insane how much this single component card will shut down other decks before they get going. I can flash this in in response to fetchlands, tutors, and many different search effects that highly restrict my opponents ability to play their deck properly.
Suture Priest Is a two sided coin that prevents my opponents from attempting to go to wide and take over the board with creatures. It also prevents any infinite combos that use creatures moving back and forth on the battlefield. Forcing my opponent to find an answer to suture priest before they can try to go off. Right now I agree it is one of the weaker card options but it has stalled so many games that I can never find a better replacement.
Giver of Runes I think you are mistaken on this cards effect. If it was protection to any permanent this would be better than Mother of Runes but sadly it only gives your creatures protection. I can't use it to protect my auras/epuipment. In fact giving my creature protection from white causes any of my auras to fall off said creature instead. I don't want to many of these effects as they are counter productive as keeping my creatures alive is less of a early game strategy and keeping the board clear of threats is my main priority for the first half of the game.
Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs This is a great budget card to cards like Ghostly Prison , Peacekeeper , Crawlspace and Koskun Falls . In my opinion the card does very little as I don't need to prevent my opponent from attacking if I just kill all the creatures before hand. I opted for mass removal and targeted removal over taxing my opponents because these kind of cards make people want to attack you after they've dealt with them. With removal I can use it as leverage to keep people from attacking me, but also I can use them to make allies. When someone gets to strong and another player offers a truce I can use my removal to help make alliances with other players.
Chandra's Ignition Now this also refers to all board wipes as you mentioned them collectively. But this particular card is so good I had to single it out. The way this card works is I can target my general and because the card has her deal the damage it turns into a card that wipes the board except for my general. If Im playing this card I either have very little else to lose on the return or I am in a position where I can't be stingy about losing my board and I can use my superior draw/top deck to establish boardstate before my opponent can recover. It has won me so many games as I always recover my board state faster through the Monarch token and cheap removal options that my opponents cant find answers to.
I am reaching my limit of characters for one post and will continue in the next one.
8 months ago
SwiftDeath don't know if you updated your list recently but others things I noticed is that you also have a bit of imbalance between threats/answers.
On the creatures I would absolutely cut Aven Mindcensor and Suture Priest as I thing they do too little. You'll be much happier with Giver of Runes protecting the targets of your auras/equipments. I would absolutely run Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs . For 5cmc you get a 5/4 that drops a 3/3 per attacking creature unless he/she pays 3!! They will just attack somewhere else.
You also run an insane quantity of board wipe effects (9) plus a ton of spot removal. I would definitely make some cuts here: Chandra's Ignition and Wrath of God could be cut to add a couple of tutors that will help find you answers when you need them. Liliana Vess , Beseech the Queen are budget options that perform just fine. On the spot removal you are already running plenty of great choices and I don't see a reason to run weaker cards like Crush Contraband , Mortify . You can just replace them with a bit of card draw like Read the Bones and Sign in Blood to find help find the good ones ;)
8 months ago
Love the deck. I feel like Xantcha can be an a very a powerful commander while still being fun for the table with it's group slug effects and focus on politics. I'd recommend Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs as a nice pillowfort card to help build your board while deterring attacks your way. Went down some different avenues with my xantcha, but you can check it out at The politics of wholesale slaughter if your interested.