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
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Kozilek, the Great Distortion Discussion

Brutal_B on Kozilek, Spatial Render

3 weeks ago

Idk man... something in bant or simic maybe. You get your ramp to play your big boys and still keep your counter spell abilities via blue but keep it Eldrazi tribal still and keep Kozilek, the Great Distortion

Or completely switch it up and find a commander who could command a game plan you like and build eldrazi tribal around that. The gods (old, not Amonkhet) are always fun to build around.

How about Jodah, Archmage Eternal?

Explore your options.

Brutal_B on Kozilek, Spatial Render

3 weeks ago

In my honest opinion, I don't think Kozilek, the Great Distortion makes a good commander unless your game plan is just to counter everything and piss people off. Plus his high cmc isn't worth it.

BMHKain on Reality Dies. (AKA help for ...

4 weeks ago

Kozilek, Spatial Render

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


I actually want one kind of help for this, & it's about the Commander itself. Kozilek, the Great Distortion has an ability that allows of a discarding of a card to Counter Target Spell if the card discarded has the same CMC as the target. While this is a Tribal Deck for sure, I actually also wanted to make full use of the Commander & the Colorless Discounts. Dunno if Urza's Power Plant + Urza's Tower + Urza's Mine should be added, but I guess it could help as well; far from the point. I already have options for stuff like Mana Crypt, & some others, though I'd like some help w/ this regarding Aforementioned Ability. also got Void Winnower if that helps...

BTW: It's 96% Casual as Eldrazi's Golden Number for costs is 7. Remember that. Good luck. Adding the 3 Lands BTW...

BMHKain on Soldier of Fortune, Boros' Final Stand

4 weeks ago

Lowdown: Removed the "Protection from" combo & Odric, Lunarch Marshal. Added Reito Lantern as a "Super-Recursion" card In here. Removed Ghitu Chronicler as Sunforger puts instants in for free & counts as being cast. Keeping Paradox Engine for versatility, & Geode Golem is removed...

Added Guttersnipe for an Infinite Burn combo w/ Sunforger & Reito Lantern.

Replaced all 5 Artifact Tutors w/ one that can search for anything in the deck: Planar Portal. Unsure about cutting Emrakul's Hatcher as Eldrazi Spawn make for not just Mana Sources, but also Chump Blockers, & it can be flickered... Must keep Radiate for the fact that nonpermanent cards are a big player here. Same for Paradox Engine + Boros Signet + Sunforger combo for endless Sunforging...

Only 7 CMC is the Commander. Impossible to remove.

For the comment in question...

  1. I am, nevertheless, working on several decks that are casual (With an edge that still challenges.): Gorm the Great & Virtus the Veiled, & Kozilek, the Great Distortion (Still WIP...)

  2. I know the 2018 Precons were trash, but just thinking of individual cards would be for the best, as this years' secondary commanders were better anyway for the most part...

Regarding my Comment #11: I am focused on cEDH by this point. Besides, my WIP Kozilek deck is literally worse than 90% CASUAL. Worst case about >4 cards? Both 6 Drops are staples here, Same for Endbringer for . 5 drops aren't any better: has Emrakul's Hatcher, which is a 2-4-1. Radiate Manipulates mu Instants & Sorceries even when casted by Sunforger. Neheb, the Eternal makes Mana, even after the entire Combat Phase, & even after addition Combat Phases & Main Phases. "Stallion." I claim. Dunno about Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker yet... MAYBE I'll remove Apocalypse + Teferi's Protection, if it doesn't mesh so well w/ cEDH... However, I won't remove Paradox Engine; stuff like Isochron Scepter copies of Fork for Nonpermanent copying, & Sunforger Activations. Especially the latter.

I reduced those to just Planar Portal, & I have Counterspells at least: For Artifact Blast for enemy impurities, Molten Influence beats most spot removal (Unless it has Split Second.), Pyroblast/Red Elemental Blast beats Blue Permanents & Counterspells, Even Dualcaster Mage can copy an enemy Counterspell if you want, countering the real thing. is a little bit different: Dawn Charm has a mode that stops a spell that targets you, Lapse of Certainty puts target spell on top of the enemy Library, & I plan to find a card that can compliment w/ this. Ideas? Mana Tithe is a Planarshifted Force Spike, which can be decent sometimes... Rebuff the Wicked is the same as Dawn Charm, but at a permanent instead. Is Illumination Good?

I hope this can help w/ the decisions on Monday; I'm thinking of Keeping Razia's Purification, & keep Rings of Brighthearth + Basalt Monolith + Sol Ring w/ Reito Lantern in hand. I hope this works as a combo that's good...

I'll be waiting until then, landofMordor. I dunno what high drop cards to cut...

Dreamweav3r on Pseudo EDH staples

1 month ago

I run Conduit of Ruin in all my non-blue EDH decks. I include Sandstone Oracle and Kozilek, the Great Distortion as colorless ways to get card advantage that are tutor-able. I call this my Conduit package, and I love it, and I suggest it to anyone who is having trouble Ramping and Drawing cards. (Lookin at you )

BMHKain on Goronagar

1 month ago

Soldier of Fortune, Boros' Final Stand

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


Once I'm finished with this, I'll be updating (Actually, rebooting. ;) my decks again besides my Kozilek, the Great Distortion deck (It's 96% Casual, & I wonder of your thoughts on what 5 or UBRG commander you would recommend in Kozilek's stead. Just asking as I really would like an opinion from a pro... Get ready when I get to 100 again! :)

BMHKain on What's the Philoshophies of Colorless ...

1 month ago

@cdkime: Hmm... The works of H.P. Lovecraft... I suppose no other character outside of this/Cthulhu Mythos exists with this kind of mind? I'm glad I have at least this to use for a Kozilek, the Great Distortion deck...

I'll work on Boros soon enough though... I just need to see what Colors the Devoid cards & Eldritch Moon stuff they're capable of...

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