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

Unlife on I have too much mana, ...

17 hours ago

Mistcutter Hydra , Craterhoof Behemoth if you have a decent amount of creatures, eldrazi titans like Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , Kozilek, the Great Distortion , etc. Omnath, Locus of Mana will hold the mana as you swing, Eldrazi Conscription for a massive pump, Primordial Hydra , Stonehoof Chieftain , Tooth and Nail to tutor with.

enpc on Kalemne is Best Girl [EDH Primer] v1.7

1 week ago

I'm surprised to see you running Kozilek, the Great Distortion over Kozilek, Butcher of Truth. I would have thought OG Koz was better here. No mana restrictions, reshuffle and a mean combat ability. Sure, you see a few more cards if you're casting from an otherwise empty hand, but that's the only time new Koz is better, which means there will be a reluctance to play Koz if you're not hellbent because you're not getting maximum value. OG Koz however does not care about that.

Also, Magus of the Wheel is really gross as far as card advantage goes. You can activate the ability at instant speed, meaning you can stuff up people's top deck tutors. Magus can also be brought back with Sun Titan, or works with Helm of the Host for more value.

BMHKain on Lazav, Conceptually Unknown

3 weeks ago

@multimedia: (It's always my bad I forget adding Command Tower for each of my decks (Besides Kozilek, the Great Distortion, perhaps?)... XP) Thanks man. I'll take the editing from there; & potentially adding the Tower from here on the rest of my stuff... >A<

chromiumthemutable on Eldrazi Tron: Scion Edition

1 month ago

Sure, Karn, Scion of Urza is good, but two? Also, Cavern of Souls is a good one too, but again, why two? Those two alone add $160.00. Chalice of the Void, yet again, is good, but expensive. If you don't care about prices, you might as well add Kozilek, the Great Distortion (Which is actually kind of cheap), Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, Spawnsire of Ulamog (Which is also kind of cheap), Sol Ring, Eye of Ugin, and some more mana-ramp cards.

SynergyBuild on Need Help for Cuts (Kozilek ...

1 month ago

Draw 4 vs Draw 4-7 & countering stuff occasionally... did you read Kozilek, the Great Distortion's cast trigger?

hkhssweiss on Izzet Artifacts You Wanted?

2 months ago


Haha no worries, from what it seems you are going for a synergy build. To answer your question yes it is the same reason why Wurmcoil Engine is considered over Ancient Stone Idol. You want to have additional effects once the creature cost goes over the 5cmc mark. For like big colorless creatures, Platinum Emperion might be a considered card, or if you ramp a lot you can consider running the Eldrazi as they are a huge threat and can trigger Jhoira's ability. They are on the pricier side though Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, and Kozilek, the Great Distortion.

If you want huge advantage Metalworker is a card I would advise to get your hands on before the price spikes. Staff of Domination is another one of those cards that can go hand and hand with Paradox Engine.

To protect Jhoira I would recommend adding back in Lightning Greaves, it still goes with your synergy, and it is tutorable. The other option would be adding in counterspells but that would dilute your synergy if you want to add in counterspells. Unless you want to add in ones that go along with theme such as Stoic Rebuttal

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