Yosei, the Morning Star


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
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
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) mythic rare
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) 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

SynergyBuild on A Complete Hub Glossary for TappedOut

3 weeks 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.'

SynergyBuild on A Complete Hub Glossary for TappedOut

3 weeks 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.

Spook9MM on Do I get infinite turns ...

1 month 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??

VincentVonVeltschmerz on Historic

1 month 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

cdkime on Kaalia of the Vast

1 month ago

To answer your additional questions:

Insurrection is a powerful finisher, but it does have some downsides, most notably mana cost. I would personally be reluctant to run it because it will often just languish in my hand.

Price of Glory means any time an opponent taps a land on another's turn, that land will be destroyed--it is not simply one land per spell cast. Remember, this is a mutual effect, so some of your instant-speed removal will suffer as a result. That said, since your commander has a built-in way to cheat out creatures, and instants are not really your focus, this is much more likely to make others suffer than you. Note, depending on how competitive your group is, I would be wary about running this card--land destruction is seen by many metas as unfun, and will result in players disproportionately targeting you.

I'm not impressed by the Yosei, the Morning Star. Tap effects work best when (a) you can control them, and (b) you can use them prior to combat. Yosei fails both these points, as it requires your opponents to kill the creature (or you to burn a removal spell), and the most likely scenario for its death is from combat damage--after blockers have already been declared. It has some use if you are running multiple combat phases, but that's about it.

Titus78 on Kaalia of the Vast

1 month ago

cdkime sorry to bother you again, but I'm thinking about maybe adding in these for my graveyard recursion cards Insurrection, Price of Glory(Does mean all lands they tapped for the spell or just one???), Yosei, the Morning Star

Epicpotato on Highway *from* Hell

1 month ago

@BlackyMTG Sorry for the delay, went to bed lol.
Ravenous Chupacabra: Hm. Actually I may cut Yosei, the Morning Star since he hasn't actually done anything and people don't particularly enjoy being tapped down.
Viscera Seer: So far he would just be an alternate to Carrion Feeder to be fetched with Protean Hulk alongside Karmic Guide. As it stands I haven't run into the need to have a backup sacrifice outlet like him but perhaps it will lead to cutting something else in the near future.
Ramunap Excavator: I was actually on the verge of cutting Crucible of Worlds because, although it is powerful, it doesn't seem to be what this deck wants to do all the time. If it comes to that again I will be trying out the Excavator for a while before deciding whether to cut it.

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth: He is in here expressly for that purpose.

GinkoBaloba on Obzedat, Ghost Council - EDH

1 month ago

Not sure what you'd take out for it, but maybe Yosei, the Morning Star could be a nice addition since he goes with your theme of Deathbringer Liege and Sunblast Angel. Also a good creature who sits on the field and says "don't you do it." I've been looking at building an Obzedat deck for awhile so I'm still getting ideas. Looks great!

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