K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth
Legendary Creature — Horror Minion
( can be paid for either or 2 life.)
For each in a cost, you may pay 2 life rather than pay that mana.
Whenever you cast a black spell, put a +1/+1 counter on K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth.
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|Commander 2019 (C19)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth Discussion
1 week ago
I think it's a fair question. I honestly don't think he's very competitive, his activated ability being totally based on luck- however, he is very, very, very generic. Literally take this example. I could go online and make a Roon of the Hidden Realm deck. Wait a second - now I want to play the deck, but what?! I don't own Roon?! Easy. I own Golos. Check. Mate. Copy the deck and replace a couple cards now. Add Buried Ruin. Add Conjurer's Closet. Add a couple more like Academy Ruins, Elixir of Immortality, and Fabricate. Done.
Emry, Lurker of the Loch? Same as Roon.
Similar things can be said with Ramos, Dragon Engine.
1 week ago
MagicalHacker I actually lost a game that way. There were two other people playing: one K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth and one Emry, Lurker of the Loch. I flipped my reptilian mind when I saw K'rrik. I allied myself with the Emry player and, wouldn't you know, they played Walking Ballista for and won the game.
1 week ago
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2 weeks ago
Alright, I have some suggestions. Now, never have I dipped in the complot of nocent life-gain, but I do see some follies withal the current decklist.
So, ramp and card draw are necessities of any commander strategy. I typically play decks that dump their hands aggressively, thus I have far more draw than normal. Around 34 slots grant me card advantage and 11 slots are for ramp. Here, you have four cards of ramp and five cards of draw. Granted, one of the draw engines is your commander, but that's six-mana afore it does so.
Furthermore, there are plenty of cards in here that just lack reach. Ajani's Sunstriker is horrid to draw turn 8 and onwards. It may be aggressive betime in the match, yet it is outclassed far too quickly.
So, what I'd cut due to card quality: Agent of Masks, Ajani's Sunstriker, Drana's Emissary, Fog Bank, Goldenglow Moth, Grim Guardian, Night Market Lookout, Oreskos Sun Guide, Pride Guardian, Servant of Tymaret, Wall of Essence, Elixir of Immortality, Fountain of Renewal, Narrow Escape, Spell Pierce, and Mana Leak.
Alright, same drill but I wish to offer some substantiation afore I denunciate these.
Coastal Piracy is a very potent card in decks possessing cheap, evasive creatures. This deck does not, thence I would advise ablating it; merely too inutile.
Sinister Possession and Stab Wound, no matter how much I love the Wound, are easily removed. A sacrifice outlet just negates this effect. The Possession in particular doesn't seem to do anything against certain creatures. Chainer, Dementia Master or Oracle of Mul Daya just don't oft attack or block. Even if, it is a mere two damage. Sure, it may stack quickly, but there are better ways to do so.
Condescend is just outclassed so quickly. Counterspells above two mana must do something potent, and this is potentially more. Scrying 2 is fine, but that also doesn't do much.
Dismiss into Dream is sweet, but this deck cannot deem to hent much from it.
Lovely! Now upon what I would add.
Given that the curve is rather high, I'd add Pristine Talisman; Arcane Signet; the talismans of dominance, progress, and hierarchy; Orzhov, Azorius, and Dimir signet; Mind Stone; and Worn Powerstone. This should grant you later plays far earlier in any match.
Unto thee, benison in card draw. Painful Truths is one I much enjoy. Sign in Blood or Night's Whisper are cheap and efficient. Phyrexian Arena and Underworld Connections go in quite a few decks. Well of Lost Dreams is just splendid. Fact or Fiction is never bad. Dawn of Hope is slow but on-theme. Erebos, God of the Dead seems all too perfect due to its static and activated abilities. Dream Trawler is awfully enticing for gameplans such as this. Lastly, Unfulfilled Desires is a hidden gem that I play in any deck that produces blue and black mana.
Of course, just some efficient engines and finishers. Debt to the Deathless and Exsanguinate are each nocent once resolved. K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth could also be fine, but lacking depending on your hand, for it cares only if the cost is black. Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord fetches fallen utility creatures from the yard and proffers much in life-gain. Aetherflux Reservoir does much in murdering everyone, too.
I'd recommend some more wraths in this deck. Fumigate is perfect, Merciless Eviction or Austere Command deal with those pesky artifacts efficiently, Elspeth, Sun's Champion is never bad, Supreme Verdict is fine though pricey, or Kaya's Wrath is always lovely. Take your pick.
Okay, now for some other upgrades on the basics of the deck. Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Abolish, Return to Dust, Murderous Rider, Anguished Unmaking, Despark, Hero's Downfall, Reality Shift, Generous Gift, Pongify, Rapid Hybridization, and Heliod's Intervention all remove permanents efficiently and at instant speed. Vindicate is fine but a sorcery.
Finally, some more life gain payoffs as consideration: Authority of the Consuls has oft shut down my strategies, Ajani's Pridemate gets far too large, Blind Obedience does something similar, Divinity of Pride and Serra Ascendant are giant threats in their own right, Bloodthirsty Aerialist does the same, Propaganda and Ghostly Prison make opponents pay to deal damage, Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant are early drops that allow for quite a bit of life to be gained, Archangel of Thune is always potent, Vona, Butcher of Magan is spicey, Angel of Vitality bolsters your engine, Boon Reflection doubles it, Twilight Prophet can get out of hand, Beacon of Immortality puts you heavensly ahead, Ajani, Strength of the Pride can win games on its own, and Felidar Sovereign demands an immediate answer.
That's all from me! Have a lovely day.
Thank you and farewell.
1 month ago
I really like instant speed disruption strategies. I haven't seen this kind of deck before personally. I really like the win condition.
Other good decks for instant speed mass disruption strategies that may interest you are Sidisi, Undead Vizier (you can search for Shimmer Myr and play something like a Nevinyrral's Disk followed by Voltaic Key), or play Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage and do similar things. K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth can also play lots of cards like Tragic Slip and Necropotence. Basically, any commander that has Flash-giving abilities, tutoring, and or mass mana giving and/or drawing capabilities can be built like this in the right conditions.
1 month ago
"Oh, your going to dig through your entire deck by paying life because you think you can combo off and win? Cool, take exorbitant amounts of damage at instant speed because you got greedy with your life total. Life is an almost limitless resource in EDH.
1 month ago
Brad, that's a solid call for sure especially since I have multiple ways to gain life. I am on the fence about Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Overseer of the Damned. Maybe one of these could come out for K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth?