Keiga, the Tide Star


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) mythic rare
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Rare

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Keiga, the Tide Star

Legendary Creature — Dragon Spirit


When Keiga, the Tide Star is put into a graveyard from play, gain control of target creature.

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Keiga, the Tide Star Discussion

Crav96 on Muldrotha, the Primally Surging Gravetide

1 month ago

elgosu1337 Ah thanks a lot for the power level break down! Since you're going a bit janky and have Progenitor Mimic, why not try Keiga, the Tide Star as well? By Mimicing Keiga you get a free creature from your opponents board each upkeep.

Hydrax on Azorius Dragons

1 month ago

+1 because I love this!

Might just build it myself and try it out, though I'll probably try Keiga, the Tide Star or Yosei, the Morning Star in place of Steel Hellkite, but that's just personal preference.

Sweet deck!

He_Who_Hungers on Kami War

2 months ago

Exactly the type of deck I'm planning to build with O-K. 5 color Kami deck ho. Mine's probably going to be a tad more focused on the theme then yours, but still a delight to see it out there. Glad to see my namesake in there, too! You're missing Final Judgment though... It has our boi O-Kagachi on the card! Can't make a deck without that. Also, maybe some of the Dragon Spirits? They're thematic, awesome, and some of them even pretty useful: Yosei, the Morning Star, Jugan, the Rising Star, Ryusei, the Falling Star, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Keiga, the Tide Star.

Crav96 on Group hug and clone

2 months ago

ALSO! I don't know if your friends play it in your meta, but Homeward Path ruins your strategy, so I suggest Field of Ruin, Strip Mine, Ghost Quarter and/or Acidic Slime which fits the birthing pod strategy.

And another thing I forgot, since you play Keiga, the Tide Star and you play clones, I suggest Progenitor Mimic. Target Keiga, and every upkeep you clone it, sac one of the clones due to the legendary rule and its effect triggers. Essentially, you get to gain control of a creature on your every upkeep! Super sweet!!

elgosu1337 on Eldritch Terrors

2 months ago

This deck inspired me to make an Eldrazi ninjutsu deck as well.

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Commander / EDH elgosu1337


My takeaway from playtesting are, if you want to focus on emerge, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Cauldron of Souls let you do it for free, especially with other persist or undying creatures like Glen Elendra Archmage, while cards like Noosegraf Mob, Priest of the Blood Rite, Body Snatcher, Keiga, the Tide Star, and Kokusho, the Evening Star benefit from being killed.

Shapeshifters like Phantasmal Image or copying like Mimic Vat give a massive discount to emerge while still benefiting from ETBs.

Stealing and reanimating your opponents' creatures is really powerful, using effects such as Blatant Thievery, Sepulchral Primordial, and Reins of Power.

JuQ on Yasova EDH

3 months ago

Personally I'd go with around seven counterspells, that's what I have in my Simic aggro deck and feels about right.
I'd go with Counterspell, Negate, Disdainful Stroke, Swan Song, Stubborn Denial, Arcane Denial, Deprive, Familiar's Ruse. You want them low cost, but you want them to counter something for sure, they will most likely have some mana available after casting their spell. Keep in mind that sorceries are usually the most dangerous type of spell gainst permanents, most board wipes are sorceries.

Yasova is controlly with her stealing creatures all the time, you will be on the recieving end of the board wipes (at least figuring this on my meta). A bit of targeted removal for those creatures too big to control. Chandra's Ignition would be good, to clean the tokens, tho. Vandalblast for artifacts.

In my opinion you have more than enough sacrifice outlets and blinkers which have in fact the same job, not giving back the creatures you just borrowed. I think I'm counting about 17 all together.
I would cut:
Feed the Pack quite costly and you don't have much to do with all those wolves anyway. yes, you turn them sideways and they deal damage or you can sac them to goblin bombardment, but it's still way too expensive IMO, you need to keep your lands untapped.
Heart-Piercer Manticore and Fling. Again your problem are the creatures too big to steal with Yasova, and the burst of damage you get with them is not that relevant, you are controling the board, it's more important to preserve what you built.
Scourge of Skola Vale you gotta chose between keeping it as a sac outlet or attacking with it. you can only sac one creature per turn.
Ooze Garden I like the fact that it can trigger Temur Ascendency, but having to use it as a sorcery is a problem when you use Domineering Will or Reins of Power out of your turn, also you have to pay a bit of mana each time.
Keiga, the Tide Star I don't like having to kill it to gain control of something. It's better the way Conquering Manticore does it, take something, attack, sac it, keep manticore. Also doesn't combo with Deadeye Navigator or Conjurer's Closet. You have enough stealing creatures anyway.

Definitely keep Skullclamp, you are low on card draw and include the Greater Good you have in the maybe board, You need to dig through your library a lot to find the combo pieces.

Might want to get Arcane Lighthouse and Bonds of Mortality.

elgosu1337 on Gallery of Deceivers

3 months ago

Thanks for your suggestions griffstick. I looked at Elvish Piper for the first draft of this deck, but I don't usually have that many creatures stuck in hand to play. The way this deck is built most of the creatures synergize with themselves, so they are good when I have multiple of them, but are usually not very powerful even when cheated in.

Deceiver of Form is the main way this deck cheats creatures in without paying mana costs, so it only has to reach 7 or 8 mana most of the time, which happens quite consistently by turn 5 or 6 since there's a good amount of ramp. I don't usually cast the other big creatures but put them back on top of the library for Deceiver to turn all my creatures into copies of that big creature. Defense of the Heart also cheats them in early, and Tooth and Nail is still a 50% discount on 2 creatures that cost 8 mana.

The only other big creature I cast usually is Razaketh, the Foulblooded, which can start sacrificing creatures and paying back the mana by finding mana rocks, Natural Affinity, and Gaea's Cradle, and just set up a win. I only cast Tidespout Tyrant if I have a cheap artifact in hand that I can immediately use to bounce Mana Crypt and produce infinite mana.

The Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Zealous Conscripts combo is a good way to generate an infinite number of creatures, but then having such a strong infinite combo takes away focus from the Deceiver combos in the deck.

Keiga, the Tide Star is definitely on the radar since it works quite well with Deceiver.

I usually win after casting Insurrection so there isn't a need for sac outlets, but I might consider Greater Good since I often make big creatures and need card draw. I did consider Molten Primordial but it's only one mana cheaper than Insurrection and steals a lot fewer creatures.

I should definitely consider Bringer of the Black Dawn since I can cast it for 5 mana and free tutors every turn are pretty good for this deck. The only downside is that having more than one Bringer isn't helpful because each tutor shuffles away the previous one.

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