Kozilek, the Great Distortion


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch 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

kmach1ne on Forfks

1 day ago

1 of's galore. Deck is not at all focused and is very inconsistent. We can't always play our favorite cards in one deck which I imagine is what you're doing. If you want to play a ramp deck, play ramp cards like Hedron Archive, Hour of Promise, Beneath the Sands, Servant of the Conduit or even Natural Connection. Play as many 4 of's as you can while still maintaining early interaction. This means play removal like Harnessed Lightning, Abrade, Kozilek's Return, Declaration in Stone or even Cast Out to survive the early game because our late game will essentially be unbeatable. General rule of thumb for ramp decks is have 6 to 10 ramp spells and about 3 to 6 payoffs like Kozilek, the Great Distortion, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger and World Breaker. You also want to play roughly 24 to 26 lands with about half of those being basic lands. Look at some of the standard ramp decks on mtggoldfish's website to get a better idea to what I'm saying. Hope this helps.

cujo253 on You know the thing about chaos? It's Fair.

6 days ago

I actually really like Night Market Lookout, definitely feels like a better on first look, I'm going to make that switch and see how it feels.

I like Sin Prodder mostly because he's a terrible Vial Smasher, and Vial Smasher is very*** good.

The potential card draw from Kozilek, the Great Distortion is just too juicy to give up, although Sandstone Oracle is one I go back in forth with to fit in that slot.

Thanks for the feedback!

ElderCheese on You know the thing about chaos? It's Fair.

6 days ago

You might want to try Night Market Lookout as a pinger instead of Plague Spitter This deck looks real solid I like it a lot. I personally could not get Sin Prodder or Kozilek, the Great Distortion to work in my Rakdos deck. Sin prodder kept loosing me lands and those damn waste lands in Kozi2 always came up at the worst times.

sonnet666 on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 week ago

Jamminmagician, Commanders should be rated based off of their overall contribution to the archetype they support so long as they aren't the only viable commander for that archetype.

So far Jeleva was our only pure placeholder commander, so if Kess takes her place, which I think is likely, she will drop down to T3. (Arguments could be made for T2 or T2.5, but it would be based on the merits of Jeleva, not of Grixis Storm.)

merrowMania, I'm not really seeing other Taigam being higher than T3. Having played a lot of self mill decks, 2 cards every upkeep for 5 mana is pretty shit compared to all the stuff you can include in the maindeck to get cards into the graveyard. If you want a self-mill Nooze commander, Phenax is already way better.

As for Mairsil, I was thinking putting big creatures on him (her?) that have easy to activate effects (Kozilek, the Great Distortion, Razaketh, the Foulblooded, Arcanis the Omnipotent, Shauku, Endbringer, Avatar of Woe, Empress Galina, Geth, Lord of the Vault). There's also interesting talk of using AEtherling, Morphling, and Torchling with him for protection, untaps, and more caged cards. (You get one activation per ability per turn, so multiple abilities of the same creature can be activated.) Mirror Mad would be the win-con, with Dread Return, LabMan, and Deep Analysis.

Ephemeron is also pretty cute here, and you can get a Mindslaver lock on somebody just by replaying your commander.

KnightxFury on WITNESS.ME

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the props man! As for Eldrazi Conscription and Spatial Contortion. I'm kinda on the fence with spatial contortion but I find the severe lack of spot removal in colorless kinda warrants it plus is hits some important targets like Trygon Predator or other low toughness creatures that might be a problem. I really like eldrazi conscription because when attached to Kozilek, the Great Distortion he turns into a one shot (menace is great btw people always forget he was it) plus if you find your self behind and cant quite get kozi out its always fun slapping conscription on Plague Myr. As for the lands I actually do have a Scavenger Grounds in the mail and plan on putting it in. Also I like Geier Reach Sanitarium over Mikokoro, Center of the Sea because of the discard clause. I don't mind discarding extra cards or a titan to shuffle my yard back plus it makes an opponent chuck something potentially good or mill if there top decking. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with a fellow mono-brown (or mono-chrome ;) ) player!

Epochalyptik on Countering a spell multiple times ...

3 weeks ago

Note that the spell will only be countered once: by the first ability to resolve. It's not technically possible for something to be countered multiple times because he countered object is removed from the stack as part of the countering process. The other two abilities will fizzle, or fail to resolve due to all of their targets being illegal.

Since discarding a card is the cost to activate Kozilek, the Great Distortion's ability, you'll still get all of your Archfiend of Ifnir triggers.

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