Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

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Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient

Legendary Creature — Ogre Spirit

Whenever you activate an ability of an artifact, if it isn't a mana ability, you may pay R. If you do, copy that ability. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient Discussion

beakedbard on Azor's Gateway Viability

1 month ago

A Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient deck seems like it could run it. I really don't see any other commanders being able to make decent use out of it.

Antiriv on How about breakfast at Breya's

1 month ago

I completely forgot Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient was a card. And Rings of Brighthearth is going to be hard to stuff in. I feel like I might have to drop Sen Triplets but I love the idea of making sure one person gets locked down.

JHowlett on How about breakfast at Breya's

1 month ago

If you want to abuse acticated abilities Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient is hella dope. Its a rings of brighthesrth for one red mana that you can use only for artifacts. It works with Breya, Etherium Shaper, Aetherflux Reservoir, all your mana rocks, and filters with commanders sphere. And the best part is, because planeswalker abilities are activated, if you can cheeze them to be artifacts like with Liquimetal Coating you can pay one red to ult twice :)

Kaneki___Ken on Kurkesh or Daretti?

1 month ago

Hey guys. As some of you may know I'm making a Stitcher Geralf deck and its been going very well. Current list isn't updated because I haven't had all the time I need, but its been good enough that I decided to work on another deck. I've decided to make a deck in each of the mono-colors and already have a Gonti, Lord of Luxury deck to go along with my Stitcher Geralf deck, and have decided to do my favorite color in MTG, but have always been to scared to try, Mono-Red.

We all know Mono-Red is with Mono-White on terms of strength and neither are the best, but I'm a pyromancer and artificer at heart. These two generals I have lying around, after my brother decided he didn't like his daretti LD deck (THANK GOD), and another just from packing it, and I can't decide between the two.

Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient:


Underplay compared to Daretti and I love me an underplayed general

Rings of Brightheart in the command zone? Uh... sure.

Can easily incoporate Daretti into the deck as a support card



Seems to have a fragile deck

More one directional

Daretti, Scrap Savant


Most popular red commander for a reason. Very strong

A planeswalker as a commander is badass.

I love looting so hell yeah +2~


Is a planeswalker (very doubleedged sword here)

Popular and can be hated for fear its a STAX or LD deck

Popular but for a different reason, I'm not the biggest fan of the most popular commanders and I like to go off the beaten path.

Anyone have any advice?

drohack on Count from 5

1 month ago

Going by the "7 by 9" rule is a bit hard for this deck as most of it relies on the numbers of the cards. But here's a breakdown as close as I could get for it. There's only really 5 categories of effects. While the other 3 just break down the number of countdown numbers of random cards.

5 Countdown numbers (13)

4 Countdown numbers (13)

1-3 Countdown numbers (6)

Recusion (6)

Protection (8)

Destruction (6)

Card draw (8)

Mana rocks (6)

mtgApprentice21 on And You Thought Ariel Had A Hoarding Problem

4 months ago

Dude, you need Karn, Silver Golem and Memnarch in this deck 'cause Mycosynth Lattice breaks them both! It lets Memnarch steal anything you want and turns Karn, Silver Golem into a land-destroyer! Instead of Staff of Domination, try Staff of Nin, and then main-board the Gilded Lotus and throw in Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient. Those plus Voltaic Key breaks the game as well! XD

VaeVictisMTG on Breya, Etherium Shaper

4 months ago

So the way i see it in this deck you have here there are a couple really big glaring cards that aren't here I'm not gonna go over all of them I suggest you have a look at Breya's EDHREC page for most of them. First you one big mass reanimation spell in open the vaults. These are fundamentally busted and not running them is a massive mistake. Second Paradox engine and Tezzeret the seeker, since this deck (like all breya lists) run a lot of rocks and you can pretty easily chain spells and tutors and the like to win the game these two cards really help you get there. That's just a start, rather than give you more cards you need to play I'm just gonna let you know what you should cut out;

Curse of Opulence

Commander's Sphere

Darksteel Ingot

Chief of the Foundry

Foundry Inspector

Anointed Procession

Mechanized Production

Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient

Bident of Thassa

That's all i really have to say about this deck, if you need some ideas for cards to run check out this link:

EDHREC Breya main page

And if you want to build this deck more competitively you can use my list as a kind of baseline, if you don't want to run the combo's just take out the enablers and just run some spell bombs and a dispellers capsule:

My Breya List

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