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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
2 days ago
Out: - Citadel Siege - Crucible of Fire - Dragon Breath - Dragon Fangs - Dragon Scales - Dragon Shadow - Fervent Charge - Mighty Emergence - Sarkhan's Unsealing - Triumph of Ferocity - Atarka Monument - Dragon's Hoard - Dromoka Monument - Kolaghan Monument - Ojutai Monument - Silumgar Monument - Response / Resurgence - Akoum Hellkite - Bone Dragon - Dromoka, the Eternal - Flameblast Dragon - Foe-Razer Regent - Furyborn Hellkite - Hoarding Dragon - Jugan, the Rising Star - Mana-Charged Dragon - Nicol Bolas - Shieldhide Dragon - Azorius Chancery - Gruul Turf - Izzet Boilerworks - Orzhov Basilica - Rakdos Carnarium - Simic Growth Chamber
Replacement Options - Atarka, World Render - Boneyard Scourge - Broodmate Dragon - Darigaaz Reincarnated - Dragonlord Kolaghan - Harbinger of the Hunt - Hellkite Tyrant - Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund - Kokusho, the Evening Star - Nesting Dragon - Rith, the Awakener - Ryusei, the Falling Star - Scourge of the Throne - Utvara Hellkite - Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire - Skyshroud Claim - Nissa's Pilgrimage - Farseek - Sol Ring - Smothering Tithe - Dragonspeaker Shaman - Earthquake - Commander's Sphere - Chromatic Lantern - Darksteel Ingot - Wayfarer's Bauble - Fellwar Stone - Armillary Sphere - Burnished Hart - Mirari's Wake - Curse of Opulence - Unclaimed Territory - Exotic Orchard - Mountain s, Swamp s, Forest s, Island s, Plains
4 days ago
I recently built Teysa Karlov but I'm liking the idea of a sac outlet as the commander.
2 weeks ago
Gorbah - Thanks for the feedback. I had Kokusho, the Evening Star in here a long time ago, and he is really good, but I found that I get more mileage out of Gray Merchant of Asphodel . In the late game, Gary usually wins it for me
I also had Sheoldred, Whispering One in here for a while too, and he abilities are seemingly made for Meren. Problem was, she was so good I drew a ton of hate as soon as I played her, and maybe only got to one person's upkeep before she was dealt with. I determined I would rather have the high-mana creature slots for something I could get more value out of before they died.
Plaguecrafter is already in the deck, and I have thought about running more effects like it, but I'm not really going for Stax Meren (hence why there isn't Contamination or Mindslicer ). I have built it before, but it just isn't my preferred way to play. Stax Meren is powerful and likely better than this deck most of the time, but I have more fun with this version.
Thanks for the feedback!
2 weeks ago
Kokusho, the Evening Star , once you can get this easily out and in the grave its a powerhouse !
Sheoldred, Whispering One , Letting people sac each upkeep and recurring from the grave on your upkeep, what else can Meren ask for ?
Mindslicer ; Very nice stax creature ! We can recurr enough cards out of the grave.
And since im talking about stax, my favo playstyle with Meren I always run : Fleshbag Marauder , Magus of the Abyss , Manglehorn , Merciless Executioner , Plaguecrafter All the ETB sac affects are extremely powerful if you have a Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact on the field !
Hope i can change your mind a bit and play more stax :) your friends will love it !!! :D :D
2 weeks ago
Love the deck - been wanting to make a similar one for a while. accordianing suggestions to avoid filling the page.
Roc Egg - double dips as well, making multiple 3/3 flying tokens when it dies with your general on the field.
Sorin, Lord of Innistrad - pumps out lifelinkers, pumps out emblems. double win.
Hallowed Spiritkeeper - the bigger the graveyard, the bigger the swarm
Anointed Procession - Double up on tokens. works with Treasure & Clue tokens too
Wurmcoil Engine - double dips into a on death trigger
Hangarback Walker - double dips into, you guessed it, a death trigger. sensing a theme in my suggestions...
Pitiless Plunderer - gives treasure tokens on you creature's death.
Revel in Riches - gives treasure tokens on enemy creature's death, and an alternate win con
Sacred Mesa - also triggers a sac proc each turn you keep it around
Hidden Stockpile - a sac outlet that grants creatures.
Elspeth, Sun's Champion - pumps out tokens 3 at a time, or wide down the fatties. or both.
Twilight Drover - make tokens when tokens die. the cycle continues.
Custodi Soulbinders - makes tokens based on how many creatures were in play.
White Sun's Zenith - EoT mana dump for all the tokens. follow up with general cast, swing.
Entrapment Maneuver - force a solo attacker to die, makes tokens. handy little overlooked combat trick.
Lingering Souls - kind of a staple of Orzhov spirits, was kinda supprised not to see it.
Luminarch Ascension - stall to make stupidly cheap angels.
Shadows of the Past - lets you dig quickly through your deck with aenough death effects. doubles as a recurable life drain effect once your yard is deep enough
Sangromancer - death is life. who knew?
Bloodchief Ascension starts out small, but starts draining hard once it gets rolling.
Vampiric Rites is a solid, cheap card draw engine for tokens.
Thallid Soothsayer is it's legged, slightly more expensive brother (no life gain, but no black mana cost. more expensive, but has legs. bit of give and take, really)
Seraph of the Scales - this card is solid, if not amazing, so I was rather suprised to not see it here.
Yosei, the Morning Star - either lock down 2 opponents for a turn, or one opponenet for 2 turns. either way is a solid win.
Archon of Justice - exile a threat on death. simple enough.
Ashen Rider - triggers coming and going, but kinda pricey mana wise. worth looking at if nothing else.
Kokusho, the Evening Star - drain ALL THE THINGS!
Solemn Simulacrum - goes in most decks, didn't see it here so I figured I'd mention it.
Vindictive Lich - gives alot of options for a single death effect.
3 weeks ago
Well, since your opponent automatically gains control of her, you don't have time to equip things such as Darksteel Plate to keep her alive.
What I'd suggest is Rakdos Ramp. Literally every single stone you could possibly get your hands on and smash that as relentless as possible.
Compile this with cards that force damage or trades; We're talking Browbeat , Mogis, God of Slaughter , Indulgent Tormentor , Ryusei, the Falling Star , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Risk Factor , Vexing Devil , etc.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Maybe I'm wrong, but this is what I see happening. Equip Blade of Selves to let's go with Kokusho, the Evening Star . Attack with Kokusho, the Blade creates a token copy for each opponent you're not attacking. Those tokens are legendary creatures with the same name as the original, so they immediately go to the graveyard. That triggers their effects. The Blade exile effect applies at end of combat, well after the tokens have gone awa
Kokusho, the Evening Star occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.05%
W/B (Orzhov): 0.71%