Kraum, Ludevic's Opus

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare

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Kraum, Ludevic's Opus

Legendary Creature — Zombie Horror

Flying, haste

Whenever an opponent casts his or her second spell each turn, draw a card.

Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)

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Kraum, Ludevic's Opus Discussion

5poons on cEDH; Temur Valakut

1 month ago

Thank you so much for responding! Your comments about card choice are very helpful. I think I will try Aggressive Mining when I get around to buying some more cards (and I'll be sure to tell you how it does). Now to end this comment in the usual fashion I have a couple of questions :)

Why do you run Opal Palace? Is it just used as a color fixer, or are the +1/+1 counters there to support Kraum, Ludevic's Opus?

While on the subject of lands I did some web surfing to find cards that can (effectively) put lands into play at instant speed I found Terrain Generator (although it only hits basics). Would you ever consider this card, or is it too slow when compared the the likes of Myriad Landscape?

I also would just like to further understand the way the deck usually plays and how you pilot it into both the mid and late game.

cEDH_TV on cEDH; Temur Valakut

1 month ago

Alright! Meloku the Clouded Mirror is a expensive card for sure. But I kinda like it. Trade Routes is better. But I am going to stick with the 1/1 illusion maker. Its been good to have that token generation is some situations.

Llanowar Scout, it seams I haven't updated this list. Or forgot to. But I am not cutting Budoka Gardener, both are good. I guess I will cut Meloku the Clouded Mirror for the elve.

Hedron Crab, no, I don't think it is useful.

Training Grounds. YES! YES! YES! play it it is that good!

Life from the Loam. This is probably a player preferens. I did play it, but I never dreaded it. My build isen't that grave focused. And I never really felt that I needed it. Or could utilize it that well. But you can make the build a lot different and suddenly make great use of the card.

Aggressive Mining. I have never tested it. But you could defiantly play it. We can put lands in play with this in play anyways. With this Life from the Loam gets better. If you wanna go that route go for it. I think it will work.

I guess I should say that my playgroup has a lot of grave hate. So that is kinda way I don't play these cards.

Lord Windgrace. Yes. i have and I wanna test it. But I never got my hands on the jund cat. But I think Thrasios, Triton Hero, is just better.

Kraum, Ludevic's Opus is really good. he cad draw 3 cards a turn vs three opponents. But other then that he is color identity red and a good fighter.

5poons on cEDH; Temur Valakut

1 month ago

I just began playing EDH a couple of months ago and my first deck was a Child of Alara land deck that used Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle as the primary win condition. Recently I have wanted to change the commander and possibly shave off a color or two in the process! While researching more land based commanders I stumbled upon your temur build and it grabbed my interest. Due to this I have lots of questions :)

Why are you running Meloku the Clouded Mirror instead of Trade Routes? It has a much lower CMC, dodges prevalent creature removal, and has a second ability that could be relevant in certain situations. Also Llanowar Scout is literally just a better Budoka Gardener. They have the same ability although his body is better and he wont forcefully change into a different creature. His body is also better than Walking Atlas but because the atlas is colorless it is still great and definitely deserves a spot.

One interesting card I stumbled upon is Hedron Crab as he helps fill your graveyard. Do you think it could be a useful card?

Would you ever use the card Clear the Land? It is a way to put land onto the battlefield, but it presents a risk as it could exile any number of cards. The card would be hilarious if someone tutored before your turn and was forced to exile what they wanted.

Is Training Grounds even worth running as it literally only affects Thrasios, Triton Hero?

Is Return to the Earth worth the extra cost when compared to something like Naturalize? I understand that it kills Aven Mindcensor and the cost is less important when you have lots of lands, but it still seems very heavy.

I noticed that your list doesn’t contain Eternal Witness but has Life from the Loam. What do you do if you unintentionally send Scapeshift or Splendid Reclamation to an early grave?

I really like the card Excavation and have seen a card that is kind of similar but also quite different called Aggressive Mining. Maybe it could be used before the 'big turn' to try and find more fuel for a Manabond or something else? Plus the sacrificed lands could be easily recurred and used later. I'm curious to see if you would you ever use this, why or why not?

Would you ever consider shifting the deck to Lord Windgrace or do you thing that would make the deck less reliable? By gaining black you would have access to more tutors, but you already have land tutors and that is about all you need... But by losing blue you would eliminate lots of sources of card draw and stax effects. So I guess answered my own question lol, but still want to hear your opinion.

I understand Thrasios, Triton Hero and his role in the deck, but is Kraum, Ludevic's Opus literally just there for access to the color red and a possibly offensive option?

Alright! I think that is all of the questions I have at the moment. Thank you for sharing this deck! This may be the way I want to change my Child of Alara deck and your answers will help me fully decide this.

Daedalus19876 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 month ago

Permission to be blunt?

Whoever compiled the new draft of the Tier List (Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]) made some really baffling choices.

The Tier 0 generals are approximately correct (though Tana, the Bloodsower and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds should probably be higher), but everything below that is incredibly messed up.

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist Ghave, Guru of Spores Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker Jodah, Archmage Eternal Kraum, Ludevic's Opus Momir Vig, Simic Visionary Oona, Queen of the Fae Ruric Thar, the Unbowed The Mimeoplasm Tishana, Voice of Thunder Varolz, the Scar-Striped

These should definitely not be Tier 1. Meanwhile, Tier 2 is pretty messed up, and I don't even have enough time to type out the ways, but the short version: all three Niv-Mizzets at the same power??? Ishkanah, Grafwidow at the same power as The Locust God?? Selvala, Explorer Returned at the same power as Zada, Hedron Grinder?? Et cetera. Having played many of these, I can't agree.

I mean, I get what they're trying to do? But I think that abolishing the .5 tiers was a poor decision (since there's clear disparity within each tier) and I think they folded the wrong Tier 2 decks into the new Tier 1 category.

Daedalus19876 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 month ago

Permission to be blunt?

Whoever compiled the new draft of the Tier List (Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]) has no idea what they're talking about.

The Tier 0 generals are approximately correct (though Tana, the Bloodsower and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds should be higher), but everything below that is incredibly messed up.

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist Ghave, Guru of Spores Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker Jodah, Archmage Eternal Kraum, Ludevic's Opus Momir Vig, Simic Visionary Oona, Queen of the Fae Ruric Thar, the Unbowed The Mimeoplasm Tishana, Voice of Thunder Varolz, the Scar-Striped

These should definitely not be Tier 1. Meanwhile, Tier 2 is so messed up I don't even have enough time to type out the ways, but the short version: all three Niv-Mizzets at the same power??? Ishkanah, Grafwidow at the same power as The Locust God??? Selvala, Explorer Returned at the same power as Zada, Hedron Grinder??? Et cetera.

I mean, I get what they're trying to do? But I think that abolishing the .5 tiers was a poor decision (since there's clear disparity within each tier) and I think they folded the wrong Tier 2 decks into the new Tier 1 category.

CaptSillva on Fire In The Sky [[EDH]]

2 months ago

I feel like it is a missed opportunity not to use a Partner if you got the option. Having access to a larger card pool will give you an edge and as long as it is only a splash you won't even need to mix up your mana base much. Heck you could even just run the second commander without splashing any other cards because you have lands and artifacts in your deck that can make mana of any color. You only need to make one off color mana to play the secondary commander.

Here is my build Vial Smasher & Kraum EDH if you want to check it out. Kraum, Ludevic's Opus is great because he is just generally a strong card without needing synergy and having access to blue is huge. You get cards like Deep-Sea Kraken, Dig Through Time, and Treasure Cruise.

Another option would be Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper because a big body with life gain is nice and green gives you more ramp options and big beefy creatures. Akiri, Line-Slinger is also nice if you want to be more aggressive. Though white doesn't add much to the game plan and you don't run a lot of artifacts right now.

CaptSillva on Smashing Enchantments

2 months ago

This deck clearly once to kill your opponent's fast and has a large artifact base already, maybe you could go into white with Akiri, Line-Slinger. I personally run this with blue and use Kraum, Ludevic's Opus.

I find even if you don't really go into those colors, I feel like the Partner is worth. There are two reasons for this. One it legally lets you run a 98 card deck, smaller starting deck means more consistent draws. Two it you have any flexible mana fixing at all, you can just randomly play your second commander even if you aren't going into the colors. Path of Ancestry and Command Tower just do that and you could easily run cards like City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Chromatic Lantern, etc.

DVLuca on

6 months ago

SirSh4ggy thanks for all of those suggestions. As you mentioned its not a pure focused storm deck, but a combo-storm. The main plan is a combo: Jeskai Ascendancy, cast Kraum, Ludevic's Opus and make it letal or Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa, attack, and post-blokers make it /; or again Natural Affinity / (preferably)Sylvan Awakening and make them big enough (there I dont necessarily need jeskay), after and/or otherwise, I'll star the storm part with Grapeshot and eventually support with Mizzix's Mastery. I'll keep Aetherflux Reservoir and Mind's Desire in check especially reservoir, I play in 1vs1 but in a very competitive and aggressive meta. Rude Awakening was replaced by Sylvan Awakening, is already too high to pay.

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