Kusari-Gama

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Rare

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Kusari-Gama

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature has "(2): This creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn."

Whenever equipped creature deals damage to a blocking creature, Kusari-Gama deals that much damage to each other creature defending player controls.

Equip (3) ((3): Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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Kusari-Gama Discussion

Liquidbeaver on [PRIMER] Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician

2 weeks ago

Bad news about Kusari-Gama, apparently although it works in MTGO and Forge, I've had several L2+ judges confirm that it doesn't.

That really sucks. Going to put Horn of Greed back until I can find a suitable replacement.

Liquidbeaver on [PRIMER] Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician

3 weeks ago

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker out for Kusari-Gama. Now that all the infinites are removed for my regular playgroup, it doesn't make sense to have Kiki in here anymore. The only thing of significance he can really copy is Chancellor of the Forge or one of the tutors, which isn't that great, especially if I have to hardcast him for 2RRR.

Liquidbeaver on [PRIMER] Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician

3 weeks ago

Another exciting addition: Kusari-Gama!

Many thanks to Thegru3some2some for finding it. They messaged me about being disappointed because they liked the effect and included it in their version of the deck, but then realized it fell off the sac'd creature and didn't have an effect. Turns out that this isn't true, according to Rule 112.7a. Once a triggered ability is on the stack, it will go looking for the last known information about the creature that put it there even if it changed zones (i.e. died), which is a similar ruling that allows Basilisk Collar's Lifelink and Deathtouch to work with the Ib-splosion Goblins!

Kusari-gama in some ways is even better than Nemesis Mask in that, in response to the equipped Goblin attacking the opponent could tap utility creatures or manadorks so they weren't able to block, saving them from the damage. Kusari-gama means they either block the Goblin and everything they own gets hit, or they don't block at all, letting us have free damage and giving us the opportunity to pump it.

Not only does this tie in well with Repercussion and Soul-Scar Mage, it is also is uneffected by most fog spells (most specify combat damage). If a Goblin happens to have Nemesis Mask equipped as well, if there were 10 blocking creatures each one would take 44 damage (!!!), 40 from Kusari-gama, and 4 from the Goblin blowing up.

This is the most fun include in this deck in a long time. I am very excited to get it out on the battlefield ASAP!

Madcookie on Traxos Colorless - EDH

3 weeks ago

Hi, there! Deck looks solid for budget colorless, but for some optimization I'd suggest to remove some of the lesser artifact creatures and equipment (I'd go for the Manakin, Sparring Construct, Bone Saw, Short Sword etc) and put in Loxodon Warhammer, Grappling Hook which can double as both removal and double strike buff, maybe go old-school and combine it with Kusari-Gama for one-player boardwipe. O-Naginata is nice but only if you have it already since the commander has trample so it's redundant. Hammer of Nazahn, Darksteel Plate or Shield of Kaldra are nice options to protect Traxos, but they are like 5$+. For creatures you can add Steel Hellkite which is a budget staple and moonlights as removal for stuff you normally can't kill (enchantments most notably) and Arcbound Crusher can get massive with the amount of artifacts in the deck. Semi-budget back-up target for all the equipments (if say a Darksteel Mutation befalls Traxos) is Etched Champion since it has protection from all colors. A bit of a more gimmicky suggestion is Conqueror's Galleon  Flip - it can draw(biggest problem in colorless), cycle and return stuff from the graveyard, however it takes certain effort to flip it.

Hope I helped, cheers!

Liquidbeaver on [PRIMER] Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician

3 weeks ago

Another exciting addition: Kusari-Gama!

Many thanks to Thegru3some2some for finding it. They messaged me about being disappointed because they liked the effect and included it in their version of the deck, but then realized it fell off the sac'd creature and didn't have an effect. Turns out that this isn't true, according to Rule 112.7a. Once a triggered ability is on the stack, it will go looking for the last known information about the creature that put it there even if it changed zones (i.e. died), which is the same ruling that allows Basilisk Collar's Lifelink and Deathtouch to work with the Ib-splosion Goblins!

Kusari-gama in some ways is even better than Nemesis Mask in that, in response to the equipped Goblin attacking the opponent could tap utility creatures or manadorks so they weren't able to block, saving them from the damage. Kusari-gama means they either block the Goblin and everything they own gets hit, or they don't block at all, letting us have free damage and giving us the opportunity to pump it.

Not only does this tie in well with Repercussion and Soul-Scar Mage, it is also is uneffected by most Fog spells. If a Goblin happens to have Nemesis Mask equipped as well, each creature the opponent controls would take 4 damage from Kusari-gama, and each blocking creature would take an additional 4 damage from the Goblin blowing up!

This is the most fun include in this deck in a long time. I am very excited to draw it ASAP!

Liquidbeaver on Thegru3some2some

3 weeks ago

Hey so I finally read your comment about how your Ib deck has been doing, but it isn't on my wall so I can't reply to it anymore.

So I was thinking about Kusari-Gama, and I'm pretty sure it still works for the same reason Basilisk Collar still works with Ib sacrifices.

Look up rule 112.7a. It means that even though you are sacrificing it, because the sac puts a trigger on the stack it goes back to look at any other triggered abilities the creature had when it died, and sees the Kusari-gama, so even though it does fall off, it still does 4 damage to all of their creatures!

I found that rule (and two or 3 more) when someone suggested Basilisk Collar and I thought it fell off and didn't do anything as well, but they pointed me to 702.2e that is specifically about Deathtouch, and there is a rule a bit later that says the same thing about Lifelink.

That is such a good effect (another Nemesis Mask is insane), that I am immediately putting it in once I get confirmation from a judge that it works how I am reading (it's worded the same as the Collar is, so I am confident I am right).

Great catch!

GarmaReborn on Zurgo World Smasher

1 month ago

Warrior Creatures to Consider:

Non-Warrior Creatures:

Equipment to Consider:

Artifacts to Consider:

Enchantment:

Sorcery:

  • Vandalblast
  • Rout
  • Chandra's Ignition -really great boardwipe for this deck, if zurgo has lifelink you will get that life and also anything that dies will give him counters. You could have zurgo, cast this, and then more than likely one shot a player
  • Read the Bones
  • Open the Armory
  • Disrupt Decorum tapped out won't link this for some reason

Instants: (sticking with four or less Cmc for sunforger shenanigans)

Land:

Notes:

Mardu is great for control, so its best to have plenty of removal spells. I would not have Spinerock Knoll since it might be too slow. Windbrisk Heights might be better than Spinerock tho. Like what if you need to play that spell but can't get 7 damage off. Also, Graveblade Marauder seems too situational to leave an impact. When you start adding/removal stuff to the deck, make sure to keep it low cmc as you can since you don't have much in terms of ramp in these colors; be sure to keep as mana rocks as you can for the same reason.

Thegru3some2some on Liquidbeaver

2 months ago

The IB deck is a lot of fun to play. I added Kusari-Gama thinking that it could work but I then found out through play testing that as soon as I sacrifice the creature, the equipment falls off and then damage is delt but I can still trigger it as long as Shared Animosity is pumping my creatures enough to board wipe.

But in my meta there are a lot of Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, Rafiq of the Many, Captain Sisay. Just heavy counter/bounce magic, board wipes, and wheels. IB does kill at least one person in a 4 man pod but I die almost immediately afterwards. My board state (when I kill that one person) usually has Goblin Chirurgeon, Goblin King/Goblin Warchief, Krenko, Mob Boss, Blood Moon, Mana Web, Price of Glory, and Shared Animosity. I am very much still pleased with the deck. Just giving feed back as to what types of meta it has a hard time with (if you don't already know).

I did have a huge favor to ask of you. I love death and taxes style decks. If you swing at me we both lose stuff but you will lose more. I run Shattergang Brothers and it can be mean. I just want a new deck that mimics death and taxes. I have my eyes set on Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker, and Darien, King of Kjeldor. But a Daretti, Scrap Savant deck would be awesome! I know those decks are mono colored but I am not only wanting mono colors, it just happened like that.

I was also thinking that I want to do a artifact heavy, deals damage based off cards target player has in hand over or under a certain amount like...The Rack, Ankh of Mishra, Ebony Owl Netsuke, Jinxed Idol, Jinxed Ring, Mask of Intolerance, Thumbscrews, Scalding Tongs, Iron Maiden, Misers' Cage just to name a few hahaha, massive card draw. No real intent to win through combat damage but maybe taking an extra turn or mass artifact over run. I would like my commander to be someone who can consistantly put out artifacts and so I have picked Muzzio, Visionary Architect or Padeem, Consul of Innovation (unless you know of one better). I am sorry this comment is this long. Thank you for all the help...

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