Kozilek, the Great Distortion


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Mythic Rare

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Kozilek, the Great Distortion

Legendary Creature — Eldrazi

When you cast Kozilek, the Great Distortion, if you have fewer than seven cards in hand, draw cards equal to the difference.


Discard a card with converted mana cost X: Counter target spell with converted mana cost X.

Kozilek, the Great Distortion Discussion

greyninja on Endless Hunger and Unceasing Violence

2 days ago

Flavor win if you can cast Kozilek, the Great Distortion with all colored mana Haha

+1 from me!

K1ngMars on S.o.s Generals!!!

1 week ago

Between the three, I'd say the fairest general would be Kozilek, the Great Distortion , I would go with him. Although Eldrazi tribal is a viable option with him at the helm, I think you should take a look at another possible iteration of Eldrazi tribal with a Izzet general, Jhoira of the Ghitu , obviously without green (and land ramp, that is). If you're interested, take a look:

Drag from the Future

Commander / EDH K1ngMars


abby315 on S.o.s Generals!!!

1 week ago

My Kozilek, the Great Distortion deck is my favorite "fair" EDH deck to play: play a whole bunch of ramp rocks then cast your Kozilek and draw 7! It's perfect for a playgroup that likes to make tuned decks but isn't cEDH.

Here's my somewhat out-of-date list; I've obviously added the new Ugin and Karn because they're affordable, and made some other tweaks. I would just use it as a starting point.

Cyberseb on S.o.s Generals!!!

1 week ago

I've been looking for a new deck for a few months now and today I was able to narrow it down to 3 Generals.

I just love these 3 generals and I need some help to pick one and maybe a few pointers on what kind of strategy I could use with it.

First one is Kozilek, the Great Distortion , obviously going to be Eldrazi tribal.

Second one is Niv-Mizzet Reborn , I just love the fact that every time you cast him you get free cards (and the art os to die for in my opinion) but I don't know who to use him (5 colors open so much possibilities).

And the last one is Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip, again most of the things that picked my interest was the arts on the cards. Is mill the only path with him or is there something else i can use with him?

Trolldier_of_Fortune on H͟E̤̜̓̓ͬ͟ ̟̯͟C̸̙̻̙͂O͓̻͓̹̱Mͦ̾ͫ҉̬̘͕E͔͐͗̋͊̓̚S̮͖ͨ͌ͭ̏̃͊

4 weeks ago


Really though, no worries about the essay. I like when people take the time to give well-reasoned feedback honestly, and if you saw the description you know I can get pretty long-winded as well. And I'm about to.

Glad to see you have the good taste to realize which Kozilek is really best. Annihilator is just brutal, and I adore it. Also, Butcher does have a lot more consistent draw, and while Kozilek, the Great Distortion can draw more in one cast, you can't Strionic Resonator his cast trigger.

The price listed on here is mostly due to price spikes and generally high-balled prices on here. I don't think I've put as much as $1000 even into this deck, merely a lot of time, some good trades, and a few very well timed purchases (good lord am I glad I went for the Mana Crypt when it was down to $70.)

The reason I haven't really gone for any stax is because honestly, my meta's not a huge fan of such effects. I've considered the Orbs, absolutely, but frankly I'm not going to be the one to start another arms race in my group. That said, Torpor Orb really should find a slot, because literally the only thing it stops in here is Solemn Simulacrum , which while unfortunate, is definitely an acceptable loss given what it DOES stop. My stance on said stax effects could change, given I move to another, more cutthroat meta or my current one powercreeps to the point where I absolutely must slot the Orbs and such in. You're not wrong in your assessment there by any means though.

Urzatron has only ever been assembled like, once in this deck, so I probably could ditch it for more useful utility lands. And a Strip Mine . I don't know how the hell I haven't added one of those by now either. An older version of this list actually did run Miren, the Moaning Well as well, but I ended up moving it to my Kokusho deck as I only have the one at the moment. I'll see about getting some new things slotted in there.

I like Key to the City as a way to grant unblockable. Usually I could care less about the draw trigger, though I do use it when I feel I can. Batterskull could be cut honestly, I kind of rush slotted that in over Planar Bridge because I noticed that with Bridge all I ever did was go digging for Paradox Engine and a way to go infinite and barf my deck onto the table, and honestly that got boring for me. Ashnod's Altar could lead to some silly shenanigans, I'll have to see about getting at least one of those. Mirrorworks is actually a card I've been on the fence about myself. Like, sometimes it's a dead cast that doesn't get a lot done, sometimes I get dual Monoliths and have all the mana, all the time. It'll probably go when I get my hands on one of those sweet new Ugins honestly, because I NEED HIM HE'S GREAT HOLY CRAP. I've also considered Staff of Domination here, but I'm not sure if it would be too powerful or not. Might test that out. Memory Jar is a card I've used a bit in my Hanna deck, and it's obscenely good with her recursion. I assume it would be great here, I just need to get another.

Always nice to hear from someone else who knows just how damn fun colorless is. I wish you good luck and lots of fast mana opening hands.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on War of the Spark: Spoilers ...

1 month ago

I think the issue is that the first Ugin card set the bar so high and since FRF, WoTC has been building his character up to near Bolas levels of epicness. Folks likely had unrealistic expectations, but this card seems pretty solid. A lot of Kozilek, the Great Distortion players are probably excited.

apowers77 on The God of Mysterious Monsters

1 month ago

Ran the Eldrazi theme for a bit (One or two Months) and test played, I've realized they're to slow for my group so I have decided to leave a few of them in the deck and have gone a different route. Hopefully, you guys notice the changes. There was a lot! Trying to get more token generation in without hurting my deck too much and I'd like to add Concordant Crossroads and Hooded Hydra to the deck. Also, do you guys think I should add Desolation Twin instead of Kozilek, the Great Distortion ? Also, do you guys think I have enough ramp to take out Selvala, Heart of the Wilds for something to make room for other cards? Also Siege Behemoth will be replaced by God-Eternal Rhonas once he comes out. Feedback would be greatly appreciated, guys!

Nevinyrral_Mayor_of_Urborg on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 month ago

_Delta_ Check out commandzone's take on Kozilek, the Great Distortion . I tweaked my version just a bit to be more Winter Orb based and it's a lot of fun. Expensive though if you don't have cards.

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