Kozilek, The Gas Pedal

The Great Distortion

Super Great Distortion

Kozilek, the Great Distortion

One of the three Eldrazi Titans, Kozilek is a formidable foe. With his abilities of card advantage and countering, many will be weary of this abomination long before he enters the battlefield.

Kozilek is the truth behind the merfolk myth of the trickster god Cosi, a reality-slicing abomination of relentless insanity. Kozilek represents themes of deception, puzzles, lies, mind domination, transformation, and experimentation. Sages call Kozilek the confusion of panic, the trap of enigmas, and the harrower of thought.

  1. The main idea of Kozilek, The Gas Pedal is to cast Kozilek, the Great Distortion as early as possible. In order to do this, the player will need to have/play as many mana rocks as early as the deck can muster. This will generally leave the player with approximately one or two cards in hand by the time they cast the commander, thus gaining optimal value from Kozilek, the Great Distortion's cast ability. Although the commander may be countered the first time, the ability triggered from cast still resolves and refills the players hand. This normally give the player one land and/or mana rocks needed to cast the commander the next turn.
  2. The counterspell ability Kozilek, the Great Distortion has is invaluable. The player need not be worried about discarding a card in order to stop a winning play. The older eldrazi titans Kozilek, Butcher of Truth and Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre will eventually shuffle the graveyard into the player's library.

  • Metalworker

    • If left untouched, this guy can be the bread to your commander's butter. Metalworker turn one is a very scary thing for your opponents. If this happens the best case scenario is the player will cast the commander without needing to activate Metalworker, refill their hand and activate Metalworker's ability landing more mana to lay down as many cards as possible. Earliest this might be seen is turn two. Worst case scenario, the player has to activate Metalworker to cast kozilek. Still has incredible value.
  • Mishra's Workshop
    • The best opening hand you can have will include this land. Laying down Metalworker turn 1 and having a maximum of 12 floating mana just from his ability is nothing to scoff at.
  • Mana Crypt
  • Mana Vault
  • Mox Opal
  • Mox Diamond
  • Eldrazi Temple

    • A land that generates two mana from the start? Yes, please.
  • Clock of Omens + Winter Orb

    • Dont have the turn one amazing hand but have Winter Orb? Keep it, the card will slow down your opponents so they cannot outrace you. With all the mana rocks the player will cast, lands themselves will not matter. And if it does, Scorched Ruins and Lotus Vale are sure to help out. Eventually, Clock of Omens will turn up and allow the player to tap the orb for your turn. This allows the player to then untap all their lands and still force their opponents to only untap one land a turn. Value.
  • Clock of Omens + non-mana artifacts
  • Phyrexian Altar or Ashnod's Altar + Kozilek, the Great Distortion

    • Allows the player to recast Kozilek to refill their hand if he is already on the field. Ideally sacrificed after he attacks. This also gives the player an additional blocker should they need one.
  • Updates

    Tower just never seems to get used. Is always a dead card in my hand.

    Planar Bridge is just strictly better.

    -Tower of Fortunes + Planar Bridge


    Forkbeard says... #1

    The Great Nope, haha +1. Think you'll toss in Emrakul, the Promised End?

    July 24, 2016 1:10 p.m.

    KarnAgGolem says... #2

    Probably not. He doesn't sit right with me.

    Currently debating changing the deck to a rush build from its survival build.

    July 25, 2016 4:42 p.m.

    MotherMoose says... #3

    you should run Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. It is allowed in any deck and it allows lands that dont tap for mana to tap for a B

    September 5, 2016 1:29 p.m.

    KarnAgGolem says... #4

    MotherMoose Good catch! Definitely makes some of my other lands better. I'll get this in the next time I can get to the shop to get one.

    September 5, 2016 11:37 p.m.

    SSJ_Weegee says... #5

    Ancient Tomb is a good fast land.

    September 9, 2016 11:32 p.m.

    SilverSlivek says... #6

    I think that Commander's Sphere doesn't work with colorless commanders

    September 10, 2016 5:52 p.m.

    KarnAgGolem says... #7

    SilverSlivek thanks, i hadn't even thought about that. I'll be changing that out soon

    September 10, 2016 10:38 p.m.

    Scrying_Rogue says... #8

    Kozilek's high power and menacing personality could be pretty good with Fireshrieker or Inquisitor's Flail to deal lethal lcommander damage

    November 18, 2016 2:58 p.m.

    Grind says... #9

    have you thought about Lion's Eye Diamond over Lotus Petal?
    LED's downside is negligible assuming you are OK with pitching your hand drawing 7 new cards when you cast Kozilek - it's basically a Black Lotus plus asymmetric Wheel of Fortune - pretty dope i think.

    May 1, 2017 3:34 p.m.

    KarnAgGolem says... #10

    Grind I've thought about it. But the Deck really doesn't need it. If I'm doing things correctly, then I should never have the need to try pitching my hand since I can (usually) cast everything from it anyway. To me it feels like it just doesnt do quite enough to get a spot in the 99.

    May 2, 2017 10:30 a.m.

    This deck is pretty neat! Have you considered Not of This World? I know you are primarily using Kozilek, the Great Distortion as a counter spell source, but it protects over 80% of your creatures for free.

    May 2, 2017 11:46 a.m.

    KarnAgGolem says... #12

    Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor Not of This World was one i was initially not sure to cut. Strangely enough, people only ever wanted to kill my commander, and usually it was actually to my benefit to let it happen and then re-cast. Otherwise people seemed to leave my lesser eldrazi alone. Ultimately the only creature I really need to protect is Metalworker and that still ends up being situational.

    Thanks for the suggestion! Should my meta change, I'll most likely reconsider this card.

    May 2, 2017 11:54 a.m.

    QuietMyth says... #13

    Hey there. Ive been playing colorless cmdr for years now, and i know i can tell you of a few things that are just too cute and slow to be worth playing. Urzatron is an easy cut from this deck, its just super underwhelming in hundred card singleton. It That Betrays is generally, and rightfully considered to be a 'win-more' card in that it only shines if you are already too far ahead to really be stopped. I found Planar Portal and Ring of Three Wishes to be far too slow for what this deck wants to be doing. All stars that are missing here are Oblivion Sower , Paradox Engine and Steel Hellkite. Chances are, youve played one of these before, but it got removed right away or something. This is definitely not grounds to cut them, theyre just so gooood. Additionally, 32 lands in almost any edh deck is not nearly enough. Especially in this one, mana rocks are too vulnerable to take up land slots, and missing a land drop nullifies the ramp to begin with. More wastes would be a great idea. 6 to 10 is fine. Special shoutout to my favorite cute land Tower of the Magistrate its hilarious to use it on voltron commanders or just in response to someone equipping Lightning Greaves my deck Kozilek, The Great Distortion of the Boardstate is about to get a huge update, i love the way it runs right now.

    May 3, 2017 2:58 a.m.

    Adam_Dills says... #14

    Gotta find a spot for Paradox Engine that card leads to some pretty degenerate stuff. I play Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, and everytime I play Paradox Engine I get to do so much stuff. I usually over commit as a result, but it is pretty fun getting to play your whole hand. Then draw a new hand and play all of that too.

    May 11, 2017 12:28 p.m.

    KarnAgGolem says... #15

    Adam_Dills im personally trying to find a spot for that card at the moment. i completely agree with you.

    May 11, 2017 4:59 p.m.

    QuietMyth says... #16

    I know you've said you dont quite like her, but Emrakul, the Promised End is incredibly good. It's hard for this deck to say no to any way it can possibly abuse other people's spells. Having near-redundancy for Mindslaver is pretty important.

    June 17, 2017 1:25 a.m.

    KarnAgGolem says... #17

    QuietMyth I personally dont think this deck needs it. The way it plays is very streamlined. The way I see it, if I need a Mindslaver effect, then I should have already won.

    Also, for me those kinds of things are a "feel bad" situation. I just don't like to win in ways that I hate to lose. Like that or Armagedon

    June 19, 2017 10:58 a.m.

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    This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

    Cards 100
    Avg. CMC 4.21
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