Kozilek, the Great Distortion

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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Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 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

Kozilek, the Great Distortion occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Kozilek, the Great Distortion Discussion

JZH on Budget Yawgmoth Aristocrats

1 month ago

sry wrong link 4 kozilek deck. I meant the actual card. Kozilek, the Great Distortion.

phsycord on Teysa Karlov's Citadel

1 month ago

Oh that's always great to hear. Thank you :)

So concerning Merciless Eviction: People have been mocking the deck a bit because I don't run a single boardwipe otherwise. There are certain token strategies you can not deal with with only Grave Pact or other edict effects. Toxic Deluge is an excellent card, I don't own one and probably won't buy it soon, but I would probably run it over Eviction. Another reason I included Merciless Eviction is, because I regularly face a Kozilek, the Great Distortion which is hit very hard by artifact wipes and sometimes a God/Enchantment heavy deck. I have to admit it's not really a card I generally like to see when I draw it, so maybe I will cut it again :)

You got me interested, would you mind sharing your own list valentin74?

Cinnamon_Peridot on Machine Shop

1 month ago

I noticed that Inventors' Fair isn't in the list, but it seems like it'd be a great addition. Also, Saheeli plays really nicely with Eldrazi. It That Betrays, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, and Kozilek, the Great Distortion seem like reasonable options. Pilgrim's Eye has never impressed me because the land goes to hand, not to the field, and Hellkite Igniter also seems underwhelming to me (although I've never tested it and it seems like it could be worth playing). Overall, I really like this list! Good work!

Tylord2894 on Does Ilharg, the raze-boar cause ...

1 month ago

Yes. ETB triggers will still happen because the creature is entering the battlefield. Important note though, you don't get cast triggers like from Kozilek, the Great Distortion nor will you get attacks triggers like that of Backdraft Hellkite.

Profet93 on Ilharg, Baconator!

2 months ago

Are you also aware that you don't get attack triggers either?

I am being slightly more nice with my cuts but....

Bogardan Hellkite - U have a better card in the deck already

Breaker of Armies - Weak

Fanatic of Mogis - Weak

It That Betrays - Doesnt stay on the field for benefit

Kozilek, the Great Distortion - Hard to cast without artifacts or ancient tomb. I personally love the card, but I can see many instances of it just sitting in your hand. Yes, ilharg can bring him in, but still.

Seasoned Pyromancer - Weak

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger - No cast or attack trigger

Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre - See above

Utvara Hellkite - See above

Void Winnower - Doesnt stay on the field to matter

I would cut these for more card draw, at least 2 more lands and the suggestions I recommended. Be sure to let me know what you think, but after playing mono red for a couple years, I learned you need ramp, which you have a pretty good job of and card draw badly Getting the lands will help ensure you arent mana screwed, card draw to get lands and to ensure you don't run out of gas

Caged Sun - Might be worth considering in addition to or inplace of extraplanar lens. Lens they can blow up leaving you with 1 less land, not including the fact that you arent even running snow lands to "ensure"you dont ramp them before the table comes back to your turn. Sun helps you cast your beaters if ilharg is unavailable. Same with new purphorous

Kamerot on Om nom Trample

3 months ago

First off, I'm glad you like the deck. Second, as to your questions:

The only infect would be Triumph of the Hordes. Its all you would need.

As for eldrazi, I like World Breaker, Void Winnower and Kozilek, the Great Distortion

Provides great removal and can shut everyone out of my turn.

ScionsStillLive on Legends Never Die 1.4 (Post IKO) | KETHIS PRIMER

3 months ago

Maybe Kozilek, the Great Distortion to refill your hand and perhaps counter some spells.

LilMissWiz on Traxos, Battlecruiser Operational

4 months ago

I would throw the other Kozilek, the Great Distortion and Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre in there. Maybe Akroma's Memorial, someone mentioned Metalworker, Mycosynth Lattice and Darksteel Forge are great colorless additions.

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