Kodama of the Center Tree

Kodama of the Center Tree

Legendary Creature — Spirit

Kodama of the Center Tree's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Spirits you control.

Kodama of the Center Tree has soulshift X, where X is the number of Spirits you control.

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Set Rarity
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Kodama of the Center Tree Discussion

seshiro_of_the_orochi on

1 year ago

I have some ideas you might like.

Bident of Thassa is good to have another way of forcing opposing creatures into attacking you.

Kami of False Hope is great with Karador and your many soulshift creatures

Sekki, Seasons' Guide can produce lots of tokens and is basically immortal with enough hymnes.

Kodama of the Center Tree is a potentially recurring beatstick that gives you a little value as a failcase.

Promised Kannushi maybe? Not a spirit, but great recursion.

Gidgetimer on Will Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker bring ...

1 year ago

Kodama of the Center Tree has a characteristic defining ability (CDA) that defines its power and toughness. CDAs apply in all zones. In the graveyard it would have 10 power. Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker's ability actually uses the power of the creature as it last existed on the battlefield, so unless you have something lowering the power of Kodama of the Center Tree it can never come back with Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker since both are spirits.

Ouroboros_47 on Will Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker bring ...

1 year ago

If Kodama of the Center Tree dies while say 10 spirits (besides center tree) are under my control will Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker bring him back? Essentially what I'm asking I guess is, does the central tree have 10 power as he enters the graveyard?

ruy343 on List of EDHREC unplayed commanders

1 year ago

I feel like two of these are actually buildable - Kodama of the Center Tree (assuming that soulshift applies to "dying", and not requiring you to place the creature in the graveyard), and Alexi, Zephyr Mage. By no means are they amazing, but you can Johnny them into a janky build that sort of works.

Kodama of the Center Tree's schtick would be to play a spirit tribal (which, in green, isn't ideal; I admit), coupled with a discard engine that allows you to cheat big spirits (if they exist in green) into play without having to pay for them, simply by having a lot of small spirits on the board.

Alexi, Zephyr Mage would play in a rather vanilla deck that bounced creatures that blocked or something... not entirely unplayable with a good card drawing engine

PhotogenicParasympathetic on Kodama of the Center Tree

2 years ago

Can a creature with a high-enough soulshift target itself?

For example: If I have Kodama of the Center Tree and four other spirits in play, it has Soulshift 5. When the Kodama dies, can I target it to return to hand?

Also, at what point does Kodama's ability check the number of spirits I have in play? For this to work, would I need Kodama + 4 spirits, or Kodama + 5 spirits?

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Spirited Land Destruction

2 years ago

Are you aware that Kodama of the South Tree would be a pretty big hit in this deck? I mean, with this and rattlechains, all of your spirits turn into global, uncounterable combat tricks. Considering you have many cheap spirits, southtree can even end the game for you. Kodama of the Center Tree is quite cool as well, though not as strong as the former.

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