Artisan of Kozilek
Creature — Eldrazi
When you cast this spell, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
Annihilator 2 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player sacrifices two permanents.)
|Have (2)||NineNotesKnives , metalmagic|
|Want (2)||BurnedCassin , backpack69|
Printings View all
|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Uncommon|
|Ultimate Masters (UMA)||Uncommon|
|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (DDP)||Uncommon|
|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Uncommon|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Uncommon|
|Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Latest Decks as Commander
Artisan of Kozilek Discussion
2 hours ago
Thanks for the suggestions, griffstick! While I don't particularly like It That Betrays because you need to wait a turn to fully use it, and it doesn't have any built-in protection, Artisan of Kozilek and Rhystic Study are both great. I'll put them in today!
2 hours ago
6 days ago
Nikya of the Old Ways is probably the best for stompy. You can easily play her t3 without artifact ramp and potentially t2 if you set it up right. A few of the good artifact ramp like Sol Ring should be worth it.
You can easily be playing large eldrazi (Artisan of Kozilek, Breaker of Armies on turn 3-4 and you can be playing multiple a turn after a little more setup. Your opponents will be required to kill Nikya once you play it, because if you untap you can pull really far ahead really fast. You'll also be able to run a handful of cards that can set you up for a pseudo storm turn.
And it's cheap. Very few of the necessary cards are more than a couple bucks.
2 weeks ago
I have replaced Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre with Artisan of Kozilek, because, as awesome as Ulamog is, it is simply far too expensive of creature of this deck, and doing so reduced the average converted mana cost of this deck from 4.71 to 4.68, which is always a good thing.
3 weeks ago
Right, you can simply cast both spells in the same phase. There is no reason I see that you can't do that, given the information you have provided. If you prefer to cast the other spell postcombat, seems fine too but it does give the opponent an opportunity to target your Eldrazi Spawn during the combat phase with removal which may force you to sacrifice them or let them die during that phase, and then the mana will empty from your mana pool as you move to the postcombat main phase. If you have the Spawn required to cast Artisan of Kozilek, and you are on your first main phase, if casting Artisan is your plan for the turn then I would just get it done with ASAP to leave as little chance of the opponents catching you at a vulnerable moment and disrupting your plan. There are certain situations to cast spells postcombat, but unless you are specifically keeping that mana available to respond to threats of bluff threats during your attack phase, I wouldn't risk giving the opponent the chance to sever your manabase and disrupt your plan. If they remove the Artisan from play, they will just as easily remove it postcombat main as precombat main.
For instance, if they don't like the look of that Obelisk, and decide to try to sever your mana base by sweeping the entire board and they are somehow able to do it on your turn, if you are still in your precombat main phase, you can respond to their removal spell by sacrificing all of the Spawn to generate mana. After the removal spell resolves, your mana will still be floating in your mana pool unspent, and nobody can stop you from using it to cast Artisan. IF they did this during combat, you'd be boned.
3 weeks ago
I feel like their is another underlying problem with your understanding with the way you are describing things. But yes you could cast Obelisk of Urd using convoke on your first main phase and cast Artisan of Kozilek on your second. You can cast both in the same main phase if you wanted to as well.
3 weeks ago
Okay. Here's the simple of it. I have eight Eldrazi Spawn. In my Main Phase 1, I cast Obelisk of Urd using six of the Tokens to pay for the Convoke cost, tapping them. Attack Phase is skipped. In my Main Phase 2, can I sacrifice all eight tokens to summon Artisan of Kozilek, since Main Phase 1 completed the casting of Obelisk of Urd? I have no other land in this scenario, this is specific to the Tokens, Convoke, and casting.
3 weeks ago
Ulamog and Kozilek are very expensive, so I am contemplating replacing them with different eldrazi, since their annihilator ability is crucial to this deck; Artisan of Kozilek is definitely the best non-legendary eldrazi with that mechanic, and I also think that It That Betrays would be excellent with this deck, but its high mana cost is a severe drawback.