Kokusho, the Evening Star


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander 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

Optimator on Roses of May (Marchesa Budget Reanimator)

3 days ago

I definitely have. Seems like an all-star, along with Kokusho, the Evening Star. You'll notice both are on my maybe list and have a 2x next to them, signifying I really want them in. Just a budget thing, though my mana curve is creeping higher and higher.

McKz on replacing a few cards

1 week ago

Hello everyone, im looking to replace three cards in my deck Redheads have anger issues. the cards im looking to replace are Yosei, the Morning Star, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Knollspine Dragon and Aggravated Assault. im looing for the creatures to be replaced by creatures kaalia can pull out, and dont suggest utvara hellkite(its bad). thank you for any card suggestions

Weirdhat on Kokusho, all the life

4 weeks ago

I wouldn't be to worried about the curve, it isn't everything. The reason I ended up moving to Sidisi, Undead Vizier, was figuring out the loop with Living Death and Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed. II was playing against some top end decks that would destroy Kokusho, the Evening Star 9 out of 10 times. I am pretty sure Organ Harvest isn't legal in commander because it is from unglued, not sure though.

Good luck deck building.

TearsInRain23 on For All Those Who Died -EDH-

1 month ago

@Daedalus19876: SO far this deck has a 14 game winning streak with no losses at my lgs both 1v1 and 4 player.

Removed Always Watching (replaced with Norn's Annex, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim (the sacrifice wasn't utilized to full effect in this deck. Replaced with Weathered Wayfarer for utility.), Batterskull (too slow here. Replaced with Shambling Vent), Kokusho, the Evening Star (Will find better use in my tbb Meren deck, replaced with Luminarch Ascension because angels.), Well of Lost Dreams (too much mana sink for lifegain that was garnered through combat damage more than anything else. Replaced with Painful Quandary), Death Grasp (Useless after the first game I used it, replaced with Selfless Spirit), Necropotence (The drawing at the end of my turn was hurting my games and almost cost me one so it had to go. Replaced with Karn Liberated because just because), Boon Reflection (did little. Replaced with Aven Mindcensor for control), and Oblivion Ring (Slow removal. Replaced with Unmake).

Other cards I have considered are Nirkana Revenant, Bloodchief Ascension, Ghostly Prison, and the two angels that meld into Brisela, Voice of Nightmares.

DasTree on Your Loss is my Gain

1 month ago

Thank you all for the suggestions. I will have to pass on the Ajani, Caller of the Pride. I could just use his -3 ability off the bat to do slap some face around. One of the easiest things to do with this deck are drop Kokusho, the Evening Star and keep recurring him. I do like Tymna the Weaver. Will defiantly need to fit in here somewhere. Thanks.

I'm digging Blind Obedience. Hell yes. Why isn't Rogue's Passage already in here? Kind of like another EDH staple to me. Good call on Palace Siege. I'll make that swap. Thanks again for the comments.

crowbby on Help Wanted: New Combo Database

1 month ago

I haven't seen this combo around too often.

Living Death + Eternal Witness + Phyrexian Altar and four more creatures allows you to cast Living Death infinite times. If you add a creature like Gray Merchant of Asphodel or Kokusho, the Evening Star into the mix of sacrificees, you'll drain your opponent's life infinitely.

(My buddy Chris helped me come up with this for my Mimeoplasm EDH deck so shouts out to Chris)

theindigoeffect on I Need Help Building a ...

1 month ago

I'd appreciate any advice on combos involving Kokusho, the Evening Star, and since I don't typically run a lot of creatures in my decks, could anyone suggest some alternate forms of defense?

Thank you.

Firebones675 on Edgy Memes for Edgy Teens

1 month ago

Thoughtscour can get things into the graveyard quickly as can Fact or Fiction.

Seedborn Muse lets you activate multiple times a turn cycle.

Birthing Pod is fun in tasigur decks

Step 1: get out tasigur

Step 2: pod him into Avenger of Zendikar

Step 3: Oh hi there Craterhoof Behemoth

Nullmage Advocate/Spectral Searchlight/Intellectual Offering Fall under the category of "you scratch my back, I scratch yours"/"you give me the card I want, you get a nice bonus thank you gift"

Heartbeat of Spring+ Palinchron (already in the deck)= Infinite mana (you can do the same thing with deadeye already I know but redundancy for infinite combos isn't bad)Infinite mana+ Tasigur, the Golden Fang means you can mill your entire library and then keep activating him until there is nothing in the graveyard your opponents can give you back.

If hypothetically 2 of the cards you get back are Laboratory Maniac and a way to draw a card, or maybe an Exsanguinate or theoretically if you had Kokusho, the Evening Star and Hero's Downfall then used your infinite mana and tasigur to get both back repeatedly...

Look all i'm saying is it would be unfortunate for your opponent's life total.

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