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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
1 week ago
I know you're not wanting to make this deck extremely competitive. I also don't know if your intent is to buy this deck in real life. But here are my suggestions:
With any Kaalia deck, you're not only making yourself a target, but you're also putting all your eggs into one basket. If Kaalia dies too often, you will be forced to hard cast all of your spells. And with only 33 lands and 8 ramp spells, that will be very difficult to do. Rose runs 38 lands and 7 ramp spells in his Kaalia deck, and he will still have mana issues. I would highly recommend a few more lands, (closer to 38). And in addition, I would also recommend a few more protection spells including:
Avacyn, Angel of Hope
Cavern of Souls
Maze of Ith Note: I don't count this as a land.
Since you're running Mardu, you're not going to have that much card draw. So In replacement of that I would recommend search cards. That way, once you have Kaalia out, you can use the search card to find whatever creature you want, and put it into your hand before she attacks.
Also, since you will be top decking a lot with little to no card draw, I find that Sire Of Insanity works really well with Kaalia, since you're preventing everyone else from drawing/having a hand.
I noticed you don't have any board wipes, I typically like to run at least 3-5 for emergency purposes. Some good ones are:
Decree of Pain
Wrath of God
Catastrophe is especially good for Kaalia.
There are some other cards that can also help abuse Kaalia's effect such as:
Scourge of the Throne
Helm of the Host
If you do ever make this deck extremely competitive, land destruction is the best way to abuse Kaalia:
Ravages of War
Yosei, the Morning Star
Here are some cards that are just generically good to have:
Archfiend of Despair
Iona, Shield of Emeria
Master of Cruelties
Archfiend of Depravity
Lord of the Void
Windbrisk Heights and Quicksilver Amulet can also help cheat in creatures.
1 month ago
Also noticed Toshiro Umezawa in Casual. He's cheap enough with a powerful enough ability to make mid-tier. Arguable but Yosei, the Morning Star might also be good enough for mid-tier with lock combos like Lifeline. Everything else in Casual looks fine though. Keep up the good work!
1 month ago
Yeah you have lots of cuts to make...
I think that you should start with cutting
This will get you within a reasonable amount of cards to actually tune your list and start to get a coherent game plan
I actually like the token sub them with a few big dragons as finishers for a casual deck!
1 month ago
I reckon average CMC probably needs to come down overall. You have almost no ramp in the deck, afterall, only like 5 cards. 21 at >5 CMC seems pretty whack, especially when your commander is a mana sink. Farhaven Elf and Wood Elves seems reasonable value with your creature synergies.
Felidar Sovereign seems not synergistic. Low life gain opportunities.
Reya Dawnbringer is clunk town, particularly with lots of other ways to reanimate/prevent creatures dying.
Hydra Broodmaster will probably be a 2 turn process. That's usually a 7/7 for 6, followed up by 3 3/3s if it lives. 19 power for 13 mana isn't really an exceptional rate on mana efficiency, and it offers so little utility.
Yosei, the Morning Star seems ambitious with your fairly small reanimator suite.
Sunscorch Regent seems a bit like a do-nothing fatty.
The Great Aurora feels pretty bad when you really aren't a dedicated token deck.
Angelic Arbiter is a giant awkward fatty that ALSO gives your opponent choices. Don't love it.
The 'aura package' might be too cute. I think you already are working in a lot of different directions there, between trying to be a counters deck, and a hatebears deck, and a tokens deck. Open the Armory and Heliod's Pilgrim are not exceptional. This makes Lignify pretty bad too.
You have a variety of field sweeps despite being a creature deck. I don't think this is wrong, but given the effort you've put into 'indestructible synergy', the sweeps that bypass indestructible seem problematic for you. Note, this still leaves you with 5 sweeps after Hallowed Burial and Descend upon the Sinful are cut.
2 months ago
Yeah, it's like the old academy decks, they aren't really an archetype or anything, but a very specific deck. I like the description you gave it, but even though it can lead to a reanimator finish, it commonly just ramps into a finisher as well. In fact normally it hard casts something like Kokusho, the Evening Star or Yosei, the Morning Star, let them die as a blocker or to the opponents' removal, then reanimate it, which leads to many death triggers, and will get a win from nearly any deck. I'd say '[...] leading to a large finisher with ramp and reanimate effects.'
2 months ago
Solar Flare was an old standard Esper control list based on ramp with signets and the like, and existed around kamigawa-ravnica standard, http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/standard/12799_The_History_of_Solar_Flare.html has more info on the topic, but it ran sweepers, big threats, ramp, recursion, counterspells, card draw, and removal, as any normal control list does.
The main threats Solar Flare ran were Angel of Despair, Meloku the Clouded Mirror, Yosei, the Morning Star, and Kokusho, the Evening Star, and had really cool interactions such as using non-land ramp like Dimir Signet in conunctions with karoos like Azorius Chancery to get mana through Hokori, Dust Drinker and used effects that discard like Sift and Compulsive Research along with Zombify.
Some of the countermagic it ran were along the likes of Mana Leak and Remand, it had sweepers like Wrath of God, and removal ranging from Mortify to Condemn, and even ran discard like Persecute. It ran Clutch of the Undercity as removal, burn, and a tutor for Wrath of God, Persecute, Zombify, Sift, Ivory Mask, and Hokori, Dust Drinker, and made it have extreme versatility.
3 months ago
Playing Boros. I have Yosei, the Morning Star in play. I cast Splinter Twin on Yosei... the token will die to the legendary rule BEFORE it would be exiled, so therefore my opponent skips their turn, and I can tap 5 permanents. Then repeat, and repeat, etc... Correct??
3 months ago
Love it, I'd definitely add more threat cards like Heroes' Podium and up the count of threatening legendary creatures like Evra, Halcyon Witness, Medomai the Ageless or Jazal Goldmane who are especially good with flash cause then people can't see them coming
Also definitely add Honor-Worn Shaku
Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker, Kami of the Crescent Moon, Lena, Selfless Champion, Linvala, the Preserver, Meishin, the Mind Cage, Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker (really nice with flash), Odric, Lunarch Marshal, Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant, Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Thada Adel, Acquisitor, Yosei, the Morning Star