Kokusho, the Evening Star


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

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) mythic rare
From the Vault: Dragons (DRB) Rare
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) 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

Firebones675 on Graveyard plays?

4 days ago

Looks good! Id try to cut some cards. Generally speaking, you want to play with the minimum number of cards, 60. This gives you the best chance of drawing your best card or the card that you need in a given situation.

Also if you can get your hands on cards like Entomb, Buried Alive or Corpse Connoisseur you can stash a creature in your graveyard to bring back the next turn

I'd also look into running a few other big creatures to bring back with your reanimation spells. Sheoldred is a nice one, but i think you might want a couple more. Things like Lord of the Void and Kokusho, the Evening Star are still castable if you do happen to draw them but most black big splashy creatures will also do the trick here

(I've never had this problem before but it's only letting me link cards instead of directly suggesting them. Sorry about that.)

SirSchwaenzelot on Attack of the Clones

1 week ago

I'd include Kokusho, the Evening Star, because copying him and Legend-ruling yourself may seem strange, but is very effective in Multiplayer games, because you get these huge live swing and can even close out the game with things like Rite of Replication.

Brightest_Day on Budget Zombie Scion *Send Help!*

1 month ago

Kokusho, the Evening Star is extremely cheap right now, and within your price range at least where I get my cards online,due to a reprint. If youre using recursion effects I would strongly recommend purchasing him before he goes up again.

Also, dont forget about the Worldgorger Dragon and Animate Dead combo. Im guessing you do know about it as both are in your deck, but I wasnt sure. Overall it looks great!

Also im not sure if your wincons in your description work if youre using Scion for them. After you change him the first time he loses the change ability for the end of the turn. Which is unfortunately why the Moltensteel Dragon and Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon dont work.

Brightest_Day on Beware The Ur-Dragon!

1 month ago

Some I would recommend are Scourge of the Throne, Kokusho, the Evening Star, and Dragon Broodmother.

Scourge of the Throne gets nets you an extra combat phase if you swing toward the highest life total, which I dont know about you, but im not often in 1st due to dragons being a big threat.

Kokusho, the Evening Star is somewhat of board wipe protection as it drain and gains, but it really shines in reanimator styles. He also got a reprint in Iconic Masters so his price is extremely low compared to what it has been.

Finally, and probably my most recommended, is Dragon Broodmother. I havent drawn her often, and the three red Devotion is high, But getting a token at EACH upkeep puts your opponents on a pretty big clock. Wait a few turns and devour at your upkeep, plus she nets you chump blockers, and thats without Doubling Season effects. Ive cleared a table with her and a few other dragons even though she is more of an enchantment, plus the price isnt way out of budget. I just wish she was a legal commander.

Bababad on While you're dying, I'm drinking

1 month ago

Seems like an extremely fun brew with a lot of synergy :)

Just have a few recommendations:

Rings of Brighthearth lets you double vona's removal without hemorrhaging too much life (you only pay the 7 original life and double the effect). Pricey, but just integrated it into my Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim edh deck and double exiling has been extremely satisfying

Archangel of Thune seems like it would help build up your army and your life buffer with ease. It just got reprinted so it finally has dropped in price.

Rhox Faithmender could provide a fat blocking butt early game and supplement your lifegain substantially

Sublime Archangel a pet card I try sneaking into most orzhov brews just because of how punchy and aggressive it is early/mid game.

I would say Toxic Deluge > Bontu's Last Reckoning, versatility/land access is worth the slight life loss.

Finally, Nim Deathmantle lets you utterly abuse your etb's (namely Sun Titan and Kokusho, the Evening Star) by essentially being a 1 card recursion engine, so long as you have the mana to use with it.

KarmaKimeleon on

1 month ago

Solid black dragons I would suggest would be Kokusho, the Evening Star, Scourge of Nel Toth, and Boneyard Scourge.

If you were looking to upgrade some reds, and have cash lying around, Balefire Dragon and Scourge of the Throne would be nice.

Rakdos Charm, Fiery Confluence, and Kolaghan's Command can all help with artifacts, while also having options should you not need that.

Unfortunately, Rakdos does not handle enchantments well, and I can't think of anything that'd help at the moment.

I'd also suggest cutting back on the lands a bit. You definitely don't need that many. Blood Crypt would be another good hybrid land though.

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