Kestia, the Cultivator


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Mythic Rare

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Kestia, the Cultivator

Legendary Enchantment Creature — Nymph

Bestow (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it's an Aura with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again when it's not attached to a creature.)

Enchanted creature gets +4/+4.

Whenever an enchanted creature or enchantment creature you control attacks, draw a card.

Kestia, the Cultivator Discussion

NoOneOfConsequence on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

2 months ago

Boy, there has been a lot of clamoring about moving various commanders up to High Power lately. It kinda makes sense that it'd be one of the most contested tiers, but the problem here is that tier 3 should really just be split up into two tiers--whoever it was that suggested that idea some time ago, I agree. The old fogeys who are generally always in favor of the status quo look at tier 3 and see Azami, Lady of Scrolls , Kaalia of the Vast , and Atraxa, Praetors' Voice and say that Teysa Karlov and Krav, the Unredeemed and Niv-Mizzet, Parun and Anafenza, the Foremost and ahem Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker aren't worthy of high power, but neglect all the other commanders in high power ( Nath of the Gilt-Leaf , Kestia, the Cultivator , Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper , Thada Adel, Acquisitor , etc.) who aren't quite so good as the previous examples.

Basically, if it provides an easy win condition for a control/stax deck or is a dumb cumpster for some colorless infinite mana combo, the consensus is that it's at least tier 3, but apart from that, the criteria seem to be a little vaguely applied as far as said tier goes. I think it'd be easiest to just make a tier 3.5 and adjust the criteria definitions rather than move a whole bunch of commanders up and some commanders down, but that's just me.

Ayish on Bant Enchantments

2 months ago

Not sure if you're still looking for some help but I saw a comment from you asking for recommendations on this deck. If you're still going with the idea of Voltron I'd personally cut cards like Cold-Eyed Selkie , Dreampod Druid , Giltspire Avenger , Nylea's Colossus , Qasali Pridemage , and Whitewater Naiads . Everything but the Druid and Colossus don't have synergy/good enough synergy with enchantments in my opinion and could be replaced with stronger enchantments or auras. Other creatures that I think could go are Kestia, the Cultivator and Kitsune Mystic . Kestia because with a voltron gameplan you aren't going to be going wide and you even have cards that make it so you only want to attack with one creature so 6 mana to Bestow just for +4/+4 and one cards a turn isn't worth it in my opinion. The Mystic while nice probably won't do much since you want just about everything on Tuvasa so moving auras around doesn't help you out.

For non-creature spells the board-wipes, Phyrexian Rebirth and Winds of Rath could be replaced with spot removal or counterspells but I'd say this is personal preference. Last cut I'd say would be Aura Shards because while it is a good card if you take the recommendations to cut down on creatures you probably won't trigger it very often so a strong aura or other enchantment will do more for you.

Other than that all I can say is you might want to try out Open the Vaults for if you get milled or Tuvasa dies while a ton of auras are on her. I also want to make it clear this is my opinion and I'm not some competitive Tuvasa player. These were just my ideas of how to make the deck into more of a voltron deck like the comment I saw said the deck was.

CaptainBanana42 on Trostani casual EDH

2 months ago

Hi, I think aura cards are not very good in EDH unless you went full in the aura strategie. If you want to get the auras going there are much better commanders then Trostani for example Kestia, the Cultivator or Bruna, Light of Alabaster . If you just want to buff your little guys I would recommend effects like Beastmaster Ascension which buff your whole team. There are a lot of anthem enchantments you could play. If you still want to play some aura cards I would recommend to go with cards with the ability bestow or totem armour. With these abilities your creatures are protected from destroy effects so your opponents will not get 2 for 1 if they destroy your enchantet creature. Examples: Celestial Archon , Bear Umbra .

xram666 on Jenara - Asura of Enchantments

4 months ago

This year (With Commander 2018) you've gotten to solid options for an commander Tuvasa the Sunlit and Kestia, the Cultivator both with an enchantment oriented draw engine.

Kaneki___Ken on Received the Enchantress Precon; But ...

5 months ago


Let me start off by saying I've played around 10 games with the deck straight out of the box.

So I received the Adaptive Enchantments precon from my parents, and I'm sad to say I dislike the general enchantress style, I even got a good engine going with Kestia, the Cultivator and a few enchantment creatures, but it seems kinda straightforward and boring; just playing enchantresses and drawing cards while kinda pillowforting up. I know it might not be me giving the deck too much of a chance, but I think that enchantress isn't for me.

That being said, I do want a new deck. Are there any cards in the Precon that would be good to build around? Legendary or not? I don't want to waste it, since I really appreciate my parents getting it for me without me even asking, but like I said it's not my style.

I'm more of an aggressive//ramp guy that likes all the colors evenly. I play in a %75 meta, and would love to figure out a new deck that isn't temur or bantchanments, but would love to see if I can turn the enchantress precon into something I'd love to play.

Thanks in advanced!

TheEDHKid on Picking a Bant-chantress Commander

5 months ago


After purchasing the Adaptive Enchantment deck, I'm finding myself having a lot of fun playing around with it. All 3 commanders for it seem very fun and unique, I just can't decide, as I look to buy some singles for it, which I should build around.

My playgroup is more %75 than anything, and I love having fun unique decklists, but nothing TOO voltrony, although I do love auras, and going tall and sorta wide interests me.

Tuvasa the Sunlit

Kestia, the Cultivator

Estrid, the Masked

Any ideas?

Golden-Bird on Tuvasa the Sunlit

5 months ago

Hi Natalbee, Thanks for your suggestion. I never thought of adding the unblockable part before. I am going to add Herald of the Pantheon,Eidolon of Blossoms and also Kestia, the Cultivator The +1 tokens do not work optimal with flickerform, since they would be lost when flickerin in my own creatures. Perhaps I should ditch the flickerform concept... hmmm. Also I am going for a Glen Elendra Archmage this would be ideal to flickerform and add some more counter.

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