Kokusho, the Evening Star


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters mythic rare
From the Vault: Dragons Rare
Champions of Kamigawa Rare

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Kokusho, the Evening Star

Legendary Creature — Dragon Spirit


When Kokusho, the Evening Star is put into a graveyard from play, each opponent loses 5 life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

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Kokusho, the Evening Star Discussion

SteelSentry on Let's talk myriad again

1 day ago

However, the legend rule is a state-based action. If you are the active player and have a sacrifice outlet, you can sacrifice the copies after they enter the battlefield and before you would pass priority.

Ex. Kokusho, the Evening Star has the Blade of Selves equipped. You declare attacks on person A with Kokusho. Myriad triggers, making copies attacking person B and C. If you let the legend rule occur, the copies do not 'die', they are placed in the graveyard. However, before passing priority when changing phases, you could sacrifice copies B and C to Ashnod's Altar. You would get the death triggers from the sacrifices (since the sacrifice is a cost, it would happen before you ever pass priority), and 4 colorless mana. You will need to specify you are holding priority though.

DrunkManSquakin666 on Hardcore Kaalia

1 day ago


Yeah, he and Dark Tutelage can do quite a bit, but there are some mitigating factors, like Sensei's Divining Top, Platinum Angel, and Kokusho, the Evening Star. That said, it's not too bad by my standards, but I'm a complete psycho, lol.

Thanks for the comment! :)

PhotogenicParasympathetic on Let's talk myriad again

1 day ago

Omnath, Locus of Rage. In a five-player game, I swing, make three copies, all of which die due to the legend rule. Four Omnath's see three Omnath's die, and before blocks can be declared I get twelve lightning bolts. The more players, the more disgusting it gets. I once swung in an eight player game. Forty-two lightning bolts, 126 damage. Insta-killed two players, greatly damaged two more, cleared the blockers for my original Omnath to hit.

This works with all five of the legendary spirit dragons from Kamigawa, like Kokusho, the Evening Star as well.

Monkeylordz on Let's talk myriad again

2 days ago

Blade of Selves and Kokusho, the Evening Star. You equip and attack a player without blockers. You create 2 copies of Kokusho, which you then sacrifice to the legend rule. Each opponent gets drained for 10. Repeat next turn.

Pieguy396 on H: Coco, Sunken Ruins expedition, ...

6 days ago

Hello! I'm starting to build Tezzerator in Modern, and would like to do some trading to get the necessary pieces if possible. Noteworthy cards I have include a Collected Company, a Sunken Ruins, a Flooded Strand , a Rhystic Study, a Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir , a Thassa, God of the Sea, two Windswept Heaths, a Birds of Paradise, and a Kokusho, the Evening Star .

I'm looking for (in alphabetical order) 3 Abrupt Decay, 1 Breeding Pool , 1 Darkslick Shores, 4 Darksteel Citadel, 2 Executioner's Capsule, 4 Glint-Nest Crane, 1 Grafdigger's Cage, 2 Herald of Anguish , 3 Inquisition of Kozilek, 1 Nihil Spellbomb, 1 Padeem, Consul of Innovation, 2 Pentad Prism, 1 Pithing Needle, 1 Polluted Delta, 1 Spellskite, 2 Sword of the Meek, 3 Talisman of Dominance, 3 Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, 3 Thirst for Knowledge, 3 Thopter Foundry, 3 Watery Grave , 2 Whir of Invention, and 1 Witchbane Orb .

Also, if you'd like to see more of my wants and haves, here's a link to my binder.

Thanks for reading and considering!

NV_1980 on I Have Become Dragon

1 week ago

Very pretty deck! Some nice dragons you could consider:

I'd appreciate you check one of my decks out as well; I always like to receive advice!

theindigoeffect on How Can I Make My ...

1 week ago

I've always wanted to build a discard deck in EDH: I created a fun and functional discard deck in Legacy, and I've always wanted to repeat that in my favorite format, EDH.

The problem is that EDH is a singleton format, and because I can't have four Persecutes in my deck, Liliana's Specter seems like a better choice because it is consistently easier to recur than Persecute, so I naturally gravitated toward building a discard deck with a graveyard sub-theme, but I can't seem to recur Black Cat often enough to abuse it, so I'm almost ready to throw in the towel, since the alterations to this budget deck are starting to make it more expensive than I would prefer, and I'm beginning to become a bit disillusioned with it. lol

Anyhow, I don't expect you to expend all your time and energy in correcting every single issue with my deck: I would simply appreciate any amount of advice, no matter how minimal it may be. I've put a lot of time into researching this deck, and I don't seem to be getting much traction, so it seemed like it would be a good idea to ask someone who has more experience with recursion than me.

Four main reasons I want to use this commander:

His cmc cost is very low.

He can recur himself from the graveyard.

He's a sac outlet, and because of his ability to self-recur, he's the only sac outlet I really need.

Cards like Ravenous Rats should have more value than Hymn to Tourach because they can attack, defend and provide card advantage through recursion.

How this deck is supposed to work:

I play a lot of low cmc creature spells that cause my opponents to discard when my creatures enter the battlefield or are sacrificed, and I repeat this process over and over again until they have nothing left to answer with.

In the process of saccing all these creatures, I gradually wear down my opponents' life totals.

I play win-cons like Bitter Ordeal, Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Kokusho, the Evening Star to seal the deal.

The problems are as follows:

This deck is intended to be a fast aggro deck because I don't have enough defensive measures to keep myself alive if the game is prolonged. Forcing my opponents to discard is supposed to protect me, whilst my opponents gradually die. I also have creature/artifact removal to assist with player suppression, and honestly, it feels more effective than my subpar discard engine.

Even though I have ten recursion cards and ten card draw/tutor cards, my hand is never as full as it should be.

Even with a combined total of 15 mana rocks and land tutors, Tymaret, the Murder King's mana-activated abilities are still cost prohibitive and just don't do enough. There has to be a way to enhance what he does and/or get around the activation costs.

Considering that my overall cmc cost is actually pretty low and the fact that I have decent ramp for my colors, it's still a huge mana investment to play creatures, sac them and recur them. There has to be a way to cheat them into play, get around Tymaret's recursion costs, and/or cheat the recursion costs.

My discard engine is so abysmal that the only thing I can rely on is hoping that no one kills me before I play Sorin Markov and sac five creatures, and that's obviously a terrible strategy. My goal is to suppress my opponents by making them discard whilst gradually wearing down their life totals, but it just doesn't work that way in practice.

Ultimately, this deck needs to be faster and more efficient when it comes to discarding and dealing damage.

Here's the link to my deck: Tymaret, the Discard King

lilgiantrobot on Dragonlord Silumgar - Spoiled Soil

2 weeks ago

@Errast - Panharmonicon is something to think about. I do have a spare Strionic Resonator I may try as well. It does cost two per use so its not as good as Panharmonicon for Silumgar or other etb effects, but it still works. And it gives extra value to the triggered abilites on Kokusho, the Evening Star and Keiga, the Tide Star, or even an extra token from Bitterblossom.

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