Kokusho, the Evening Star

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

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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

Flying

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

c0dy821 on Aaand You're Done Playing

20 hours ago

Alright I love this new version way more than the old one, but we still got some problems with this.

So let's start with a question, how many creatures do we want in our opening hand? The answer to that is "just one." But we have eight? And you also have doubles of creatures that most of the time you only end up casting one. So what I suggest, is running one copy of each card, and using the cards based on utility.

Utility Creatures

Right now your only utility is Annihilator because Artisan's ability only works when he is casted(+1 to Uselessness). (And if we are honest here, Artisan of Kozilek and Ulamog's Crusher are trash to begin with.) So why not invest in some better reanimate targets? Here are my ideas:

Kokusho, the Evening Star: This dude becomes more effective in multiplayer games, and he can even gain you the life to play another reanimate spell(if he dies) if you are hurting from the first one, the City of Brasss, the Sulfurous Springs, the Blood Crypts, and the Gitaxian Probes. Best part is? You can Fling him.

Akroma, Angel of Wrath: We could also just run good creatures. Like this one. How about running one of this very versatile and hard to kill creature?

Angel of Despair: Let's say one of your friends plays a deck that has a permanent that screws you over, like an enchantment or an artifact. What are you gonna do about that? Are you gonna cast an Annihilator creature and swing? What if he has multiple permanents and blocks? What if your creature is pacified or the opponent is running Ensnaring Bridge? What if Pathrazer of Ulamog gets outta bed to have some Vitamin C and breakfast, and is slapped with an eviction notice, and a deportation letter, revoking his citizenship to none other than the graveyard? What are you gonna do? (The answer is Angel of Despair)

Improving our Resilience

So what are you gonna do if the opponent backhands our creature into the soft soil we just Reanimated from and then Surgical Extractirpates(Surgical Extraction & Extirpate) our Reanimate? What if we Gamble our Reanimates away via the one random discard? What if all four Reanimates get countered by some Spike that eats win-cons for dinner? Do you just scoop and walk away in shame? The answer to these questions? Run more Reanimate spells. 1-2 Animate Deads will work. Or even Exhume.

These simple fixes will help this deck go a long way. If you wanted even more resilience, throw in a single Feldon's Cane. Might as well have a shot at recycling everything you own in case all else fails.

Pieguy396 on cj96.calimlim

1 day ago

Hey! The person who I was considering trading the Godless Shrine to has backed out, so it's now available if you'd like it. On the other hand, my Kokusho, the Evening Star is in one of my favorite decks, and I'd rather not trade it if possible. Could you find something in my binder worth about $5 so that I can send it and the Shrine to you instead of Kokusho? Thanks!

cj96.calimlim on Pieguy396

1 day ago

Hey there!(:

I looked through your binder more and I sleepily looked over a lot of great cards! Here is a list I devised from today's market prices for every card I am interested in:

Kokusho, the Evening Star...........$15.08

Reveillark..........................$2.26

Karmic Guide........................$2.22

Wooded Foothills....................$15.04

Sanguine Bond.......................$2.91

TOTAL $37.51

My end:

Sword of Light and Shadow...........$24.76

Flooded Strand......................$13.24

TOTAL $38.00

I don't mind this at all! If you have any oppositions to this just let me know! (:

Thank you for your time, have a great day!

-C.J.

NewHorizons on NotSoLuckyLydia

5 days ago

Hey lydia. I saw your comment on a thread awhile back and you seem to know your stuff regarding french commander and I was really looking into getting into the format because my local game store is going to start a new tournament.

Problem for me is really just that it really is a totally different format now that aggro has been introduced and control has gotten a big buff. Now i can't really decide which type of deck to play. Usually I make quirky decks that use weird card but that relies on an extensive command of the meta game that I don't have here.

At any rate. I'd really like to make a mono black deck to take advantage of discard being buffed or a blue deck because of counters but I also want to try out aggro and win by creature combat. I playtest the most dominant deck of the format Geist of Saint Traft and thought that it was pretty fun but I derive a little bit of satisfaction from playing wackier commanders as well.

At any rate got any guidance for me? I like the idea of an Erebos, God of the Dead deck that uses Pestilence effects or maybe Drana, Liberator of Malakir aggro? I was even thinking about Kokusho, the Evening Star reanimator! As for blue and black/green and blue I haven't looked into them as much but I though Sygg, River Cutthroat or Prime Speaker Zegana might be a bit of fun.

Metroid_Hybrid on Need a new Mono-Black Commander..

1 week ago

So, a while back I had built my first EDH deck around Horobi, Death's Wail.. As I expected, if left alone I could take over the game, but instead I seem to only draw hate.. So now I'm looking to switch Horobi out for something a little less "cute", and hopefully without having to completely change my current list (aside from Horobi-specific tech, of course)..

Here the deck I'm working with..


Darth Horobi, Sith Lord

Commander / EDH Metroid_Hybrid

SCORE: 9 | 25 COMMENTS | 3173 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS



Here's the list of potential Mono-Black Commanders that I currently own, and therefore to choose from.. My "Top-3" are listed first, the rest are in no particular order..


The general goal here is to have a definitive Mono-Black deck that can survive at least a moderate amount of hate, and without being too cheesy in the process..

Sicohippy on GhoulCaller Gisa (First EDH Deck)

3 weeks ago

Welcome to EDH, my personal favourite format, and my personal favourite commander, Ghoulcaller Gisa!

I absolutely love this general because you can make whatever you want from her, I see all kinds of different takes on the deck.

If you need sacrificial fodder, definitely add Phyrexian Dreadnought, Phyrexian Soulgorger, and Waning Wurm

Kokusho, the Evening Star is great to sacrifice, just go ahead and heal yourself based on other's life totals

to buff your zombies, I see you have added Coat of Arms, don't ever remove this, its probably your strongest synergy.Zombie Master, Corpse Harvester, Unbreathing Horde are all good to continue this growth effect.

Stoneforge Masterwork, Fallen Ideal to double your zombies

Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Increasing Ambition, Beseech the Queen, Demonic Collusion are all good options for tutors, I think you ought to include atleast 2 more, maybe 3 depending on how combo-y/ synergistic you want to make this deck.

Attrition, Grave Pact, Smokestack, Magus of the Abyss, Pox and other stax cards of the like to tax your opponents for creatures while you can easily upkeep the cost.

Rise of the Dark Realms is sometimes a win con, other reanimation effects include Sheoldred, Whispering One, Dutiful Return, Dread Return, Death Denied and ESPECIALLY Hell's Caretaker, love this guy...

I could go all day with suggestions, shes really a canvas in terms of generals, you can do just about anything you want to do that is under the spectrum of black, by all means, completely ignore every suggestion I have made, this is a good deck as it stands for multiplayer already.

I hope this helps as a resource though in case you want to take it one direction or the other.

ALSO...

remember that Ghoulcaller Gisa's ability doesn't have to be used on your turn, so its important to only use it when you absolutely have to, unless your zombies have haste, that is... but remember that the zombies usually don't have haste and they need to wait a turn to be used, so you can wait until the end of an opponents turn, or the beginning of another's or even respond to effects on the stack with her ability.

I hope this helps! Cheers!

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