Kozilek's Return


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Frontier Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Mythic Rare

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Kozilek's Return


Devoid *(This card has no color.) *

Kozilek's Return deals 2 damage to each creature.

Whenever you cast an Eldrazi creature spell with converted mana cost 7 or greater, you may exile Kozilek's Return from your graveyard. If you do, Kozilek's Return deals 5 damage to each creature.

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Kozilek's Return Discussion

Chasmolinker on JUND Midrange

7 hours ago

Just ordered Engineered Explosives for the SB over Blood Moon. Thoughts? I can go back down to 1 Forest and 1 Treetop Village.

I kind of like the idea of leaving creatures in the graveyards so I can eat them up with Scooze. I will try it out with 2 Kozilek's Return and if the exile becomes necessary I will make the split. Plus having one of each and Damnation makes it difficult to decide which one comes in. Streamlining my SB makes that a little easier.

Chasmolinker on JUND Midrange

10 hours ago

Thanks to everyone for the great feedback:
ToolmasterOfBrainerd, Bob is a must in Jund. (Or Grim Flayer if you prefer). I prefer Bob though because he gives consistent card advantage and helps feed LotV's +1. Bob is excellent in any match-up he sticks around in. The card advantage outweighs the life loss and is part of the reason I am still not sure of my discard split. Collective Brutality, Kitchen Finks, and Scooze help gain back life lost from Bob. I really want to run 3 Scooze and just might cut Finks to make room.

xTCBxNightmare, Jund generally has 6-7 discard spells in the MB. With BBE now in the mix, those numbers are lower as cascading into discard is just not where you want to be. Thoughtseize increases the chance of being able to grab something when this does happen. And it lets you snag Jace. I'm back down to 3/2 favoring Thoughtseize and a 4th Thoughtseize may turn up in the SB. I think I prefer Collective Brutality over a 4th Thoughtseize for now.

I've dropped Pia and Kiran Nalaar for Thrun, the Last Troll. Good catch.
I don't want to dump that much money into Kolaghan's Command right now. Until I see a deficiency in gameplay, I'm fine with 2 copies.

xTCBxNightmare and scrotality, Kozilek's Return was an oversight. Made the switch from Anger and cut one Fulminator Mage for 2 copies of Kozilek's Return.

DarkStarStorm, I prefer Bob over Flayer. BBE and Bolt are good enough at handling Jace for me.

xTCBxNightmare on JUND Midrange

18 hours ago

ToolmasterOfBrainerd Jund is meant to have a 50/50 split against control, so the argument for 4 Thoughtseize and less Inquisition of Kozilek is counter-intuitive. I currently have a 3/3 split, but may be moving to 4IoK/2TS.

Also Confidant let's you use your life total as a resource, drawing you cards. Been a staple in Jund, and it's hard to cut. I run Flayer over it in my list

As far as sideboard goes, I think you have to many fulninator mages. The extra percentage points against tron isn't worth it for the match up.

What is a Pia and Kiran Nalaar for?

One of those slots needs to be for Thrun to help fight control post board.

Also another K-command in the side would be awesome.

I've put Kozilek's Return in the side for affinity, and other agro match ups. While 1 less damage then Anger of the Gods, it is an instant, and kills Etched Champion because it's a devoid spell.

BS-T on Help wanted, enquire within. Emerge ...

1 day ago

I've been thinking about creating a modern deck for ages but nothing has really jumped out at me as attractive until a couple of quite recent discoveries - the not very wallet friendly "End Foretold" and some cheeky use of Elder Deep-Fiend for fun and profit.

Since the EDF approach is a bit more realistic for me right now I wanted to gather some help pursuing a direction, I'm not planning on taking the deck to the pro tour or anything but I do want it to kick a bit of butt.

I can't totally decide if I should go Temur (seems like value town), Grixis (for awesome black removal) or even just stay in UR but I know I want to use a starting point of:

4x Elder Deep-Fiend, 4x Kozilek's Return, 4x Champion of Wits

I've considered several angles including using Glorybringer which I like for milking some value out of before emerge-saccing it; adding numerous sweepers like Sweltering Suns; Haunted Dead and Prized Amalgam; a discard package to control the early game and make sure the evil octopus gets to come to the party; Glyph Keeper; Cathartic Reunion and/or Burning Inquiry. I'm not fond of the Arbor Elf / Utopia Sprawl route like a popular SaffronOlive build, I want a different direction.

Not so bothered about covering the mana base just now, I can get to that later unless anyone has any amazing or 'out there' suggestions to discuss.

Thanks in advance, I'm excited to see if some ideas get rolling.

xTCBxNightmare on X Tron

1 week ago

1 Wurmcoil engine is good for trying to stabilize, but more would be good. Hard to play tron when none of your threats have any avoidance or indestructiblity like Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, recursion like Worldbreaker, or sweapers like Kozilek's Return, Pyroclasm, or Ugin, the Spirit Dragon.

assuming you add more WC Engines, Nature's Claim is good for beating path, and getting two 3/3 wurm tokens and 4 life all for 1 green mana.

and last but not least, no Karn Liberated is a leaves much to fret about from this deck list.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

cdkime: Why would you have to? Awesome idea :D

Mightnight swarm


Target player loses two life. You create two 1/1 black bat creature tokens with flying.

Whenever you cast a bat spell, you may pay . If you do, return ~ from your graveyard to your hand.

As you can see from this card, I love these triggers to be found on cards like Sosuke's Summons or Kozilek's Return. Give us more non-creature tribal cards, please.

Grubbernaut on UR Prowess Enigma

1 week ago

Enigma Drake is just too slow for Modern, IMO. I'd sub in Young Pyromancer.

SB probably wants Kozilek's Return or Pyroclasm


Chandelier on Trev's Animar Eldrazi EDH Deck

1 week ago

Animar is my pet deck but I have gone for a more competitive route. Big Eldrazi Animar is a lot of fun to play for sure though. I would suggest Ancestral Statue which you can bounce infinitely with 4 counters and make Animar infinity large. Very cheap card.If you are going for a colorless style deck I would recommend Thought Harvester and Nettle Drone. You need more removal as well so maybe Kozilek's Return or Lightning Bolt World Breaker

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