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
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer 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

Deerslayer1925 on Deciding on a Card - ...

4 days ago

I personally don't run proliferate but I know someone that does so I don't know how much you want to follow my advice but I would say that a major problem with Ensnaring Bridge and Dueling Grounds is that it would affect you and your monsters too. Also with Ensnaring Bridge you have to watch your hand size because since it's power greater than the number of cards in your hand, if you have a full hand of 7 it means that creatures with a power of 8 or greater can't attack so while it would protect you from bigger things like Kozilek, the Great Distortion smaller creatures would still be able to attack you. You said that the deck is an infect deck but personally I would keep Hadana's Climb  Flip because you might want that bigger monster that Hadana's Climb  Flip can help you get to finish off the opponent. I also get that you want some protection but sometimes a bigger monster is good protection, especially in multiplayer commander.

TheMazter13 on Kydele, Smasher of Kruphix

2 weeks ago

You've got 7 ways to draw cards and they are Endbringer , Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , Kozilek, the Great Distortion , Vilis, Broker of Blood , Rhystic Study , Cryptic Command , and Finale of Revelation . 1 of which is reliable and/or good, Vilis. There is no value from Kydele, and you're just gonna have to hard cast some of the big spells. So add more card draw, but repeatable card draw too. Things like Arcanis the Omnipotent , Staff of Nin , or even Tower of Fortunes can all be used. Tower's not so good though, because it doesn't pay for itself

4to16characters on EDH Under $1 | Hapatra | -1/-1 Counters

3 weeks ago

Benthehen333 - Absolutely! Not a problem. Excited to see the "Still Budget Upgrade List" for sure! I'm hoping to branch out and get more fun "Budget" decks after I made my first EDH Deck modeled after a Voltron Kozilek, the Great Distortion . The deck is a little strong for my meta as well, with the exception of two other not budget decks. If you care to see it: Koz, Colorless EDH Deck

To answer your question I looked at The Tax Man Cometh by KayneMarco and I would prefer you didn't by Molesto-the-Egregious as references: Disruptive Student , Vodalian Mage , Disruptive Pitmage , Turn Aside , Approach of the Second Sun , Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor , Dovin, Hand of Control , God-Pharaoh's Statue , Monastery Siege , War Tax , Lavinia, Azorius Renegade , Daxos of Meletis , Baird, Steward of Argive , Aven Mindcensor , Teyo, the Shieldmage , The Wanderer , Time Wipe , Foresee , Azor's Elocutors , and Marble Diamond are several Non-Land Sub $1 cards I saw in there as well. The list goes on, for sure. I didn't look into it beyond this but any W/U or Colorless card that let's you draw when an opponent draws would be fantastic. Mind's Eye would be a good Sub $5 card I know of, if there were to be upgrades in that deck.

Tyranus68 on Kozilek, The Inevitable

1 month ago

RileyJP300 Thanks! I see what you mean with Temple of the False God as it would only help during turn 5 at the earliest which is when you should have Kozilek, the Great Distortion out, and thus hinder you if you have it as one of your openings hands. My land base has remained relatively unchanged to how it was when it was first made and so there are definitely lands that I didn't know about, that I'm egar to put in but I've just been lazy about as they're lands. At the moment I'm thinking of trying out Warping Wail and Winter Orb and a bunch of different utility lands. As unless I have Soul of New Phyrexia or Darksteel Forge out I can be set back by quite a bit, and Winter Orb will slow my opponents to a crawl. Whilst my rocks keep me going, especially with how it'll interact with things such as Clock of Omens and create interesting politic's situations. However, I don't think Not of This World will make a cut as I can easily cast Kozilek, the Great Distortion several times with amazing hand refills. Whilst I won't go for as many basics as you have, I'll probably add a couple more to ensure my library is never empty of them.

ScionsStillLive on The Gravetide’s Eldrazis

2 months ago

I don't think some cards like Dimensional Infiltrator will have much effect. Maybe something like Kozilek, the Great Distortion ?

Maybe since this is a part blue deck you should run more counterspells like Void Shatter and Sinister Sabotage

Jelatinator on Linessa EDH

2 months ago

Gencon 2019:

Won a 4 player matchup against Kozilek, the Great Distortion , Obzedat, Ghost Council , and Pheldegrif. The Kozilek player had a very commanding start which I was able to benefit from by copying an Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger . Later we combined efforts to whittle down that board, while I build up tons of mana. With that, Capsize is a heck of a card and I slowly eeked out a win.

Astranoth on The Pain Train

2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestion tspalding, Go for the Throat and Dismember are definitely being considered as I feel out the deck more.

As for Kozilek, the Great Distortion however, I chose to cut him as the 2 Waste casting cost is rather difficult to come by in a deck like this that relies on fast, early colored mana.

tspalding on The Pain Train

2 months ago

Go for the Throat and Dismember are pretty efficient removal that do not have that classic “nonblack” or “creature died this turn” clause while still being instant

Seeing as you’re dropping big creatures Kozilek, the Great Distortion gives you good draw and an ability to counter spells in rakdos

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