Yosei, the Morning Star


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters mythic rare
Champions of Kamigawa Rare

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Yosei, the Morning Star

Legendary Creature — Dragon Spirit


When Yosei, the Morning Star is put into a graveyard from play, target player skips his or her next untap step. Tap up to five target permanents that player controls.

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Yosei, the Morning Star Discussion

McKz on replacing a few cards

1 week ago

Hello everyone, im looking to replace three cards in my deck Redheads have anger issues. the cards im looking to replace are Yosei, the Morning Star, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Knollspine Dragon and Aggravated Assault. im looing for the creatures to be replaced by creatures kaalia can pull out, and dont suggest utvara hellkite(its bad). thank you for any card suggestions

UnleashedHavok on Beware The Monk!

3 weeks ago

Sorry it took me a while to get back with you guys.

Daring Apprentice I like your use of cards for draw power and card advantage, thanks for sharing! I have added a Command Tower and Mystic Monastery, I'm not sure why I didn't have them in the initial build lol. And I'm also totally using Kaho, Minamo Historian, she's awesome! I'm planning on using Jori En, Ruin Diver for card draw, he's pretty great. Especially with my low curve. My card advantage is going to be different from yours though, I'm wanting to be able to survive late game so my card advantage is taking form in cards like Frost Titan, Homura, Human Ascendant, and Yosei, the Morning Star. I don't want to have a bunch of high costing cards, I'm planning to try to keep it to 9 or 10 total. I'm also still wanting Thassa, God of the Sea, I just haven't picked her up yet.

Hey back Beio53! I have looked at cipher spells. I've got a Hidden Strings set aside, I'm just trying to figure out where I want to slide it in! I also enjoy the Hands of Binding. I feel like they would pair beautifully with my other tapping abilities, I'm just trying to figure out where to put them. I'm not sure how I feel about the Jhessian Balmgiver, it feels pretty fragile to me. I have been thinking about Mistfire Adept for a while, in addition to an Elusive Spellfist (I LOVE his art), and a Mystic of the Hidden Way. I like the Spectral Flight a lot but funny story; I'm actually wanting to cut my number of enchantments down to make room for a few more creatures while keeping my instant/sorcery count high. I'm not sure what I'm going to do quite yet honestly.

DukeSteele on An Enchanter's Tail (Lifegain)

4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the comment, this deck has been a head scratcher!

I made all the cuts you suggested, added lands that I have and also made some other cuts. Three mana rocks and Caged Sun are now in the mix. Also added Gideon, Champion of Justice Shattered Angel Archangel of Thune and Yosei, the Morning Star to the creature base.

In all my playtests I have been a little concerned that my Commander herself has either done very little or I have not been able to play her; mostly due to backpedalling against aggro, therefore, prioritising mana for cheaper protection.

I'm seriously considering crashing my creature count and adding fogs, but I'm guessing more testing is needed first before a change of direction.

UnleashedHavok on A Little Asian Cuisine

1 month ago

You are most welcome KJLaBrone! I'm pleased that the monastery accepts my humble offerings.

I must say that this seems like a fun deck to learn to play against, especially at 13. I'm curious what the collected creatures of the vale are instructing in the ways of war?

So far as my suggestion of Mirrorwing Dragon. I can't believe I overlooked Yosei, the Morning Star in my comment! I had never seen him before, and I really enjoy his interaction with what's on the field. He would definitely make me hesitant to attack my opponent. I can only imagine what it would be like to have both him and Homura on the field lol. But yes, I was unsure Mirrorwing would be on theme..... he just gives so much. I can understand why you didn't.

I've been really wanting to get one of the From The Vault boxes since it has Umezawa's Jitte in it. There are so many moments I regret not playing the game since middle school now that I'm an adult, beginning a collection now is so damn difficult. I had not even thought of it as removal to be honest.

I like your adds, and have been trying to find space for Chaos Warp myself. I can't find something that I would want to get rid of..... I'm glad I'm not in your shoes.

KJLaBrone on A Little Asian Cuisine

1 month ago

Thank you UnleashedHAvok,

I truly appreciate the thoughts, and I'll head over and check out your deck as soon as I can. You've made quite a few very strong suggestions for the deck, and I have to say that some of them like Shimmering Wings will be added to the deck immediately.

When I went to build this deck, I had one purpose in mind, and that was to build something that was fun for me to use at the kitchen table as I teach my 13 year old how to play the game. That being said, I don't want to make this so competitive that he never wins a game, but I also want to make sure he learns to play the right way. So it's important that I stay completely on theme here, and as much as I love the interaction between Shu Yun and the Mirrorwing Dragon, I just can't escape that nagging feeling that the Mirrorwing doesn't completely exude that Asian vibe the dragons of the Orient have. I do have Yosei, the Morning Star and Tatsumasa, the Dragon's Fang for that dragon flavor I wanted, and I thought about Keiga for a bit, but felt he didn't fit the overall strategy of the deck.

Let me get to your questions: Homura, Human Ascendant / Homura's Essence doesn't flip all that often, but what he does is he delivers 4 or more to the face or kills blockers as people tend to either let him through or chump block to prevent him from dying. When he does flip, it's game over, but if he doesn't, he's still delivering beats. Shattering Pulse is amazing. Early game it does it's thing. Late game (it can be recurred with Mystic Retrieval) is give you repeatable end of your opponents turn artifact hate. I swear by the card. It's one of the first red cards I pull when I build in these colors.

The question you pose about threat removal is actually something I've been working on. I have mass removal in the deck, but I don't have a lot of options with singular creature kill. Umezawa's Jitte, Kusari-Gama, and Swift Kick (not the strongest removal spell, but incredibly on theme) are the only true forms of removal in the deck. I've pondered adding Path to Exile and a few other on-theme kill spells for a while now, and you've just convinced me to make those changes. Again, the goal here isn't to win every game, but to make a fun deck that can actually teach someone the interactions of cards and beat face when need be.

You've really given me some great ideas here and I'll be making changes to the shell of the deck today. Thank you so much.

Emzed on Dragons of Time

2 months ago

Blazing Shoal is insane here, you have so many expensive red cards and a commander that can very much use a nice pump spell.
I don't like either of your planeswalkers, they just seem really mediocre. Sure, they might have some insane best-case scenarios, but you don't really have the tools to defend them, so i can't really imagine that happening.
The number of dragons is a little too high for my taste. Having this many expensive cards just leads to awkward opening hands. While you need a solid number, there are easily 5 that can be cut. Thundermaw Hellkite, Stormbreath Dragon, Dragonlord Ojutai, Keiga, the Tide Star and Quicksilver Dragon (you get better protection from Silumgar, the Drifting Death) all seem a little to low impact compared to your other options. I am also not a big fan of Yosei, the Morning Star, Teneb, the Harvester, Utvara Hellkite and Tyrant's Familiar, but they can at least be situationally great.
Some of your dragons seem to be meant for big Living Death scenarios with multiple dragons (Scourge of Valkas, Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury and others). However, you currently have no ways to give haste to your team in such a case. Think about Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund, Dragonlord Kolaghan, Dragon Tempest or Temur Ascendancy. Also, Buried Alive would a great enabler for such a play. You could even think about including Dragonstorm, but that card needs some set-up, so you would need to build your deck with it in mind (mana accelerators like Mana Geyser or Counterlash, cheap spells like Manamorphose and Gitaxian Probe to increase storm count).
Oh, and Tooth and Nail would work fine as well, like it usually does in green decks with big creatures. :)

TheDuggernaught on Selling Cards -- Profits to ...

2 months ago

A friend of mine is going through a bit of a rough stretch. Her mom pretty much cut all ties with her-- kicked her out of the house, kicked her off the insurance, cut her off the cell phone plan, will not help her pay for college anymore; and to boot, she was recently diagnosed with a heart defect and narcolepsy. She does not have much of a support network in the area, so she is also moving half way across the country in a few months to live with a few friends in Portland. I have a lot of cards I do not need or really play with often. As such, I figured I might help her out by selling some of my collection and passing on the proceeds to her to help pay for some of the moving, medical, and daily living costs.

All cards are NM or LP unless otherwise stated. What I have for sale is:

1x Promo Griselbrand -- $10

2x Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip -- $6 ea.

1x Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet -- $16

4x Grave Titan -- $5.50 ea.

4x Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas -- $15.50 ea.

4x Time Sieve -- $10 ea.

2x Ajani Vengeant Duel Deck Foil MP -- $4.50 ea.

1x Swords to Plowshares Revised -- $1.50

4x Yosei, the Morning Star -- $4 ea

4x Baneslayer Angel (2 are From the Vault Foils) -- $6 ea

4x Reveillark Foil -- $15 ea

4x Archangel of Thune -- $17 ea

1x Sunken Ruins -- $12

1x Flooded Grove -- $14

4x Urza's Mine (MP/HP) -- $0.75 ea

4x Urza's Power Plant (MP/HP) -- $.75 ea

4x Urza's Tower (MP/HP) -- $1 ea

1x Noble Hierarch -- $42 ea

1x Ugin, the Spirit Dragon -- $30

2x Wurmcoil Engine Promos -- $15 ea

1x Jace, Architect of Thought Duel Deck Foil -- $1

1x Misdirection -- $1

I am willing to haggle a bit on price if you want. I did try to price them a bit below MP TCG low. I accept cash or Paypal gift. Pictures of cards available upon request. Any questions, just ask! :)

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