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

Greenleaf223 on Samurai Glory

1 week ago

Have you ever thought of adding a Kusari-Gama to the deck? I find it really synergizes with bushido even if it is a late stage card.

catar2 on Xenagos EDH (Tier 3)

1 week ago

Kusari-Gama would be fun: it incentivises players with a lot of creatures not to block and gives your fatty kind of evasion.

StumpyIB on It's Feeding Time

1 month ago

I have a few suggestions as I love mono-green decks...

I would add in Pathbreaker Ibex, Evolution Charm (fun flavor giving a hydra flying!), Death's Presence, and for really scary, multiplayer fun, Kusari-Gama.

+1

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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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!

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