Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Mythic Rare
Explorers of Ixalan (EO2) None

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Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca

Legendary Creature — Merfolk Shaman

Tap another untapped Merfolk you control: Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca can't be blocked this turn.

Tap three untapped Merfolk you control: Draw a card.

Tap five untapped Merfolk you control: Put a +1/+1 counter on each Merfolk you control.

Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca Discussion

triproberts12 on Newbie needs help getting into ...

3 days ago

Yay. Everyone loves some Commander. It's pretty much Magic as Richard Garfield, Ph.D. intended. If you want to see what your options are, I recommend checking out EDHREC. If you click on the Commanders tab at the top, you can see what your options are in each color identity, and if you click on the themes (tribal, +1/+1 counters, graveyard, etc.) tab, you can see if any of those styles of decks speak to you, and the site will show you what decks across the internet from sources such as TappedOut run in those decks. The other thing you can do is, if you have pet cards you would like to build around, you can enter those cards in the search bar, and it will tell you how many decks that card is played in, and what the most common cards are to see it run alongside.

I know you said you don't care much beyond liking UG, but, to get you started on ideas, if you like UG Merfolk, I recommend Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca if you want to go hard tribal or Tatyova, Benthic Druid if you want to draw cards and ramp. I built her as Druid tribal, and the deck is a blast. If you really don't care about creature type, but putting out an army, drawing cards, and taking extra turns is appealing to you, Edric, Spymaster of Trest is powerful and fun. If it's the counters aspect of Merfolk you enjoy, Experiment Kraj is a fun one, and if it's playing at instant speed that appeals to you, Rashmi, Eternities Crafter is the pick.

If you want to branch into a third color, you can have your Merfolk (Lorwyn goodies that come in UB or WU such as Sygg, River Cutthroat included) and your counter theme with Thrasios, Triton Hero + Reyhan, Last of the Abzan / Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker , or you can go enchantress with Tuvasa the Sunlit .

Before you get started, here's a useful video by The Professor on basic deck construction, and here's another Tolarian Community College video on choosing a Commander.

Check out the full list of options on EDHREC, especially in the themes section, and good luck!

dbpunk on Merfolk Ascendancy

1 week ago

I feel like Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca would be better than Zegana in this deck.

@nch0r on Tatyova's Aquarium

1 week ago

Hello, I was looking over your deck and it seems pretty sweet. I do have a few suggestions. First, I have found that especially in aggro based decks having your lands come in tapped hurts. I would suggest replacing all the lands that come in tapped and don't do anything else with more basics.

Second, if you are wanting to go all in on the merfolk tribal theme, I believe that Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca would be a better fit as the commander. I would still play Tatyova, Benthic Druid in the 99 because she generates a ton of value.

If you are more interested in a deck that runs Tatyova as the head and is capable of going fast running the midgame or swooping in at the endgame, I have a Tatyova list that has performed wonderfully.

If you're interested here is my list: Where we're going we don't need mana rocks.

Skyler1776 on Budget-ish Simic

2 weeks ago

My suggestions Cut 1 Aeromunculus for 1 Simic Ascendency, or maybe try the Merfolk/Explore package with Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca , Jadelight Ranger , and Wildgrowth Walker ?

LordVonChimp on Deeproot Tree

1 month ago

Kinda agree that Zegana, Utopian Speaker won't be too effective in this kind of deck, I've built one fairly similar. With the aim to spread +1 counters out and make them unblockable, "the creatures with +1/+1 counters have trample" text on Zagana seems moot, unblockable is much more favourable. Was looking at Simic Ascendancy as an alternative win con for my deck though, given all the +1/+1 counters and Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca being there.

Shoku on U/G(Simic) Ravnica Allegiance Merfolk

1 month ago

Hi, kysg

If you do get a hand without your 1 and 2 drops, which doesn't happen often(you're more likely to not get a 1 drop but that isn't always a problem), sometimes keeping a hand that has Deeproot Waters is still a good idea. That card is in the deck for the purpose of a slower game and out valuing your opponent with Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca.

Currently, I don't think adding in Growth Spiral to the current list will aid it in anyway, however if Ravnica Allegiance gives us more late game cards from the Simic Guild, then I can see the deck evolving(pun) to fit that play style.

Coward_Token on Ravnica Allegiance: Spoilers and Speculation

2 months ago

Don't forget to include the mechanics article in the OP, esp. since it's going to be continually updated.

Someone else beat me to pointing out neo-Lavinia's synergy with some group hug cards in EDH: http://tappedout.net/mtg-forum/commander-deck-help/looking-for-more-cards-like-knowledge-pool-ravnica-allegiance-spoilers/

The Simic continue to not disappoint with their Ascendancy; alt win cons that actually do something are always neat, and this one is damn cheap to boot. Animar, Soul of Elements,Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca & Atraxa, Praetors' Voice can all trigger growth at a fast rate. (Note that the card has a "one or more" rider, so e.g. Ezuri, Claw of Progress won't be quite as explosive as he could be.)

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Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

G/U (Simic): 0.12%


All decks: 0.0%


All decks: 0.07%