Kokusho, the Evening Star


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander 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
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

Aphoticate on Commander Tier List [WIP]

16 hours ago

I was wondering what you think of Chainer, Dementia Master Stax going up to tier 3? I only ask because my casual list can really go ham. I'm fairly confident that I could add lots of discard and other stax elements like Contamination to make it way more powerful.

Honestly, I don't know if it's actually tier 3 worthy, I was just curious to know your thoughts. The reason I personally like Chainer is he can be a mana sink for the mono B ramp cards like Crypt Ghast and Cabal Coffers . My primary win con is to sac/reanimate Gray Merchant of Asphodel or Kokusho, the Evening Star . Doing it with Mindslicer can be a decent lock too.

One reason I wonder if it could make a strong stax list is in the mass discard. If you can make everyone discard their hand and then play Chainer, you are basically the only person playing Magic having access to all creatures in all graveyards.

Just so I'm clear, I'm not claiming he should be tier 3, I'm just asking what you guys think. I haven't actually played any cedh games with him to make a claim like that.

If you want I could upload/post my Chainer list. It's pretty casual as is and may not be very helpful.

RunningEXE on Teysa of Undying Souls

1 day ago

Kokusho, the Evening Star I feel is a staple in this deck. I can't really think of a reason to not have it in there, specifically with Teysa Karlov in play. Pretty solid :) Might take a few cards from this deck and place it in mine.

Kirihara on Meren of Clan Combo

1 week ago



Replaced By:

Simply put, to speed up win condition tutoring and comboability of the deck (if that isnt a word, it is now!).

Identics on Meren the Regurgitator

1 week ago

I personally think Deadbridge Chant is too random. Have you considered Necromancy? It’s extra good for cheating out Kokusho, the Evening Star at instant speed. Then it’ll die and you’ll get the death trigger. Also, I’d consider Protean Hulk with meren as your commander. My comments aside it still looks like a solid list.

xaarvaxus on Spirit Test v2: Electric Boogaloo

1 week ago

I would think you'd want to find room for Kokusho, the Evening Star, the value you'd get recurring him is very good.

Buried Alive will help quickly reduce the cost of getting your commander into play as well as getting your best targets for recursion into the graveyard.

Sac Selfless Spirit to keep your assembled team alive.

You should also make use of more of the ramp staples in green; Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, etc

The deck could also really benefit from a simple Swords to Plowshares

BlueBat93 on *PRIMER* Queen of the Orzhov [[Teysa Karlov EDH]]

2 weeks ago

Sillynx Many thanks for your comment! Yeah, the new Teysa is amazing. I wanted an Orzhov commander for ages and I love the aristocrats playstyle, so it was obvious that I'll be going to build her. I put in the best stuff I could think of in that moment. I feel this list might be a little unfocused since it runs several strategies: Tokens, Lifegain, Aristocrats, Treasures, Combo. I'll see how well it works in play testing, maybe I'll take out the Aetherflux Reservoir package at some point or reduce the token focus. We will see.

Thank you for your suggestions. At the moment I am considering Kokusho, the Evening Star, Yosei, the Morning Star and Wurmcoil Engine. Grim Haruspex and Harvester of Souls were on a earlier version of this list but since the care about nontokens I took them out again when the the deck developed a tokens focus. If I change up the strategy I'll put them in again.

Keep me posted on your list! I'll definitely take a look on it! :)

Sillynx on *PRIMER* Queen of the Orzhov [[Teysa Karlov EDH]]

2 weeks ago

I'm also currently brewing Teysa Karlov. The deck looks fine. How about some more cool die triggers, such as Kokusho, the Evening Star, Yosei, the Morning Star) or Wurmcoil Engine. (The latter even synergizes well with Teysa as it makes tokens).

Also maybe some more card draw engines like Grim Haruspex and Harvester of Souls?

I'll share my list once I'm done.

Enral on Muldrotha, the Valuetide

2 weeks ago

Nice update...these are my suggestions for possible changes to your list:

  • Remove Lotus Petal for Executioner's Capsule = my logic is that lotus petal can't be abused till when muldrotha is in play. Having a tutorable removal with trinket mage is invaluable.
  • Remove Kokusho, the Evening Star for Hostage Taker = Unless you can kill the table quickly, recurring this multiple times will put the focus on you and decrease your chance of winning. Hostage taker can steal an artifact early game and ramp even further as well as doubles for creature removal/steal. You already have several infinites as a win condition.
  • Remove Perpetual Timepiece for Flash (you had it in your deck before) again since you can turn any of your value creatures into instant speed interaction too as well as the good ole' flash-hulk combo.
  • Remove Deadeye Navigator for Phyrexian Delver = You do not have Peregrine Drake in your list anymore and this card is often dead in your hand since you don't run a lot of ETB creatures to abuse him with. He is also a hate magnet. Delver is needed as part of the protean hulk combo line.
  • You need to also test out Pitiless Plunderer as it is part of the protean hulk combo line.

Hope this helps!

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