Kresh the Bloodbraided
Legendary Creature — Human Warrior
Whenever another creature is put into a graveyard from play, you may put X +1/+1 counters on Kresh the Bloodbraided, where X is that creature's power.
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|From the Vault: Legends (V11)||Mythic Rare|
|Shards of Alara (ALA)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Kresh the Bloodbraided occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Kresh the Bloodbraided Discussion
2 weeks ago
I have a lot of recommendations for you. These may be pricey so I apologize if they're out of your price range but here you go:
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Add Reyhan, Last of the Abzan . If you can put +1/+1 counters on your creatures, your devourer will get HUGE real fast! Gets crazy too if you eat everything with Mycoloth and all those extra +1/+1 counters go to him.
Add Triumph of the Hordes . This cards a no brainer for token swarms and huge powerful armies. Remember, it only takes 10 infect to kill someone.
Add Moldervine Reclamation . Just a simple life gain/card draw engine for your devourers.
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Replace Thorn-Thrash Viashino with Bloodspore Thrinax . Viashino doesn't provide any positive effects for devouring. Bloodspore Thrinax on the otherhand can push a token deck into an absurd board state.
Replace Mother Bear with Jade Mage . Mother Bear is situational and requires her to be in the graveyard prior to using her. And the value isn't all that great. With Jade Mage you can use all of your mana every turn to do at least something.
Replace Emrakul's Hatcher with Tendershoot Dryad . Emrakul isn't that great for your token production. Tendershoot on the other hand can buff all of your saprolings and in a 4 player game, it'll produce 3 tokens by the time it comes back to you.
Replace Algae Gharial with Poison-Tip Archer . You won't get much value out of Gharial. Poison-Tip Archer on the other hand can be lethal if kept on the board. It's basically a stronger Mayhem Devil .
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Wayfarer's Bauble , Arcane Signet , Chromatic Lantern , Commander's Sphere , Darksteel Ingot , Thran Dynamo , Worn Powerstone , Fellwar Stone , Golgari Signet , Gruul Signet , Rakdos Signet , Talisman of Impulse , Talisman of Indulgence , Talisman of Resilience , Heraldic Banner
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , Fabled Passage , Castle Embereth , Dwarven Mine , Bojuka Bog , Grim Backwoods , Phyrexian Tower , Kessig Wolf Run , Volrath's Stronghold , Overgrown Tomb , Stomping Ground , Woodland Cemetery , Blood Crypt , Dragonskull Summit , Command Tower , Savage Lands , Rootbound Crag , Rakdos Carnarium , Gruul Turf , Golgari Rot Farm
2 weeks ago
I Added the following cards to my version of this... also still a wip. Might be decent suggestions for you tho.
Dictate of Erebos God-Eternal Bontu Butcher of Malakir Journey to Eternity Flip Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Sol Ring Kresh the Bloodbraided Brass's Bounty Dragonlair Spider Sheoldred, Whispering One Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger
2 months ago
Thantis is mega neat. You might like these: Trove of Temptation , Curse of Opulence , Hardened Scales , Winding Constrictor , Reyhan, Last of the Abzan , Grismold, the Dreadsower , Genesis Chamber , Seed the Land , Infernal Genesis , Kresh the Bloodbraided , Tempt with Vengeance , Rite of the Raging Storm , Inspiring Call , Arachnogenesis , Repercussion
2 months ago
Hi, thank you for your suggestion.
I originally planed to put those doubling token effect card but I found it become too token-centric while I just wanted them to sac them. This is why I mostly opted for "passive" token generation.
About Burnished Hart , I feel that I lost too much turn to get the mana I want since those lands arrive tapped. I put Crucible of Worlds mainly because I was lucky enough to pull it lol, I kinda like the interaction with fetchland tho and it still buff Korvold.
I wanted to rely on more win condition than Food Chain combo and unfortunately I'll have to cut those small card if I wanted to add another tutor, I'll see if the deck is consistent enough or not.
2 months ago
maybe Kresh the Bloodbraided is something for you as additional power. to generate more tokens you can also think about Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper . For my taste you have too many cards in it whose token production costs something but no token doublers like Primal Vigor , Second Harvest and Parallel Lives . If you want/can sacrifice creatures of your opponents, Parallel Evolution would also be worth considering (even if it costs me too much mana). Otherwise, I can only think of tutors like Diabolic Intent .
I'd kick out Mayhem Devil he doesn't do as much damage as the others, Elves of Deep Shadow he does damage to you himself, I'd rather use Burnished Hart . Costs more mana but works better with the sacrificial theme. At Crucible of Worlds I'm not sure if it's worth it, but it can also be because I always find it hard to sacrifice Lands.Depending on the playgroup, I find that Dark Ritual can be somewhat ineffective.
I hope I could help you and please tell you how the deck Works. I would be interested.
3 months ago
If I don’t discuss a card, it’s because that card didn’t feel like a card I’d want to play, or I didn’t think it was a viable commander. If I miss any really good options for my commander or leader, please let me know.
Adun Oakenshield TL?
Gyrus, Waker of Corpses TL???
Xira Arien TL?
Honestly, looking through this list, most of these cards don’t appeal to me. That said, there were a few that could work if I really felt that I needed to go with Jund. First, Gyrus, Waker of Corpses is really interesting to me as a leader. I could use it as my commander, I guess, but it just isn’t that interesting as an effect to me. I want my commander to have more of an impact on the game than being big, and allowing me to reuse creatures for a turn. I like how it allows me to essentially dash in creatures from my graveyard, retriggering any enter the battlefield effects they may have, and another cool feature that Gyrus, Waker of Corpses has is that it doesn’t really lose value when I recast it from the command zone. I’d much rather spend 9 mana on an 9/9 than spend 12 mana on a 6/5 that’s only really worth 6 but I’m looking for a bit more in a commander, especially since I’ll probably be able to shuffle my graveyard into my library multiple times throughout the game. If I were to use a Jund commander, Gyrus, Waker of Corpses is there, but I know that there’s better commanders for me to choose from. As a leader, however, Gyrus, Waker of Corpses seems awesome. For one thing, he kind of breaks the 3 mana limit by having X in his cost, and bringing cards back from the graveyard is much more useful in a format that doesn’t have any Twilight's Call or Aphetto Dredging in it. For now, I think I’m going to move on, but I may come back to him later when I’m searching for my leader.
Kresh the Bloodbraided intrigues me. I can just imagine… Kresh the Bloodbraided is on the board. I also have a Dread Shade , and a Urabrask the Hidden out. My opponents have full boards with 4+ creatures each; the collective power of all my opponents’ creatures is something like 45. It’s my turn. I draw. GASP! In my hand, I now have Plague Wind . I cast it. SUDDENLY, all of my opponents’ creatures are gone except for one Seraph of the Suns (dang) and I have a 44/44 legendary human warrior, my 3/3 shade, and a praetor that makes all my opponents’ creatures enter tapped. Those are the kind of game-changing plays that I like. Kresh the Bloodbraided is definitely an interesting commander, but I really doubt that I’ll be using him, because besides Plague Wind and In Garruk's Wake , there aren’t any cards that really use him to his full potential. Unless there’s some way to destroy a lot of creatures in a short amount of time, he’ll never get very big, because a 10/10 is a threat that most players can kill and will kill before it becomes much bigger than that. So, Kresh the Bloodbraided just won’t be a very good commander 97.9% of the time (I calculated it) and, in the other 2.1% of games, I have the potential to dominate for a few turns until someone kills Kresh the Bloodbraided through literally any means other than damage, because Jund doesn’t have any decent counterspells besides Avoid Fate , and Regenerate isn’t a very good answer to Murder .
I like the sound of Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire , but without much mill in these colors (besides Altar of the Brood , Waste Not , and Dread Summons , but 3/99 cards isn’t enough to make a mill deck), I don’t see much of a reason to play it. Sure, if one of my opponents plays a Sensei's Divining Top , I can get rid of it and hope that they don’t draw their Paradox Engine , but aside from getting rid of douchey cards I don’t see much of a purpose in playing Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire .
This concludes my exploration of Jund commanders, and since the only options for a Jund leader, besides Gyrus, Waker of Corpses , are Adun Oakenshield and Xira Arien , I don’t think I’ll be using these colors unless I decide to use Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder as my commander, and Gyrus, Waker of Corpses as my leader.
4 months ago
thats a really solid point, in that a lot of players don't like sacrificing things. But I also know from experience that new players don't really understand how Meren works really. Like my mom still doesn't understand how she works, and I was using a Meren deck while playing against her for over a year.
An alternative, which actually might be a good one, is Kresh the Bloodbraided . It's a relatively simple deck, doesn't require sacrificial spells, can recover from a field wipe easily since Kresh is in easy ramp colors and benefits from cards that focus on giving it indestructible/regrnerate, and gives the player a feeling of being the stompiest player ever?
4 months ago
Here's a question: what colors do they already play?
Also, I've had the same issue with my mom (since I play with her and she doesn't like complicated multicard interactions, generally the decks I build are simple enough for her to understand but strong enough to compete) and generally the commanders that I've noticed work best for commanders are the big legends from RTR block ( Isperia, Supreme Judge , Lazav, Dimir Mastermind , Rakdos the Defiler , Borborygmos Enraged , Trostani, Selesnya's Voice , Obzedat, Ghost Council , Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord , Prime Speaker Zegana , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , Aurelia, The War Leader) or the first legendary from each of the tricolor decks ( Rafiq of the Many , Sharuum the Hegemon , Sedris, the Traitor King , Kresh the Bloodbraided , Mayael the Anima , Zurgo Helmsmasher , Anafenza, the Foremost , Sidisi, Brood Tyrant , Surrak Dragonclaw , Narset, Enlightened Master ).
None of them are horribly expensive, and you can build fun decks using any of them using simple strategies but the nice thing about them is that you can slowly build them up into better and better decks over time if you like playing them.