Courser of Kruphix

Courser of Kruphix

Enchantment Creature — Centaur

Play with the top card of your library revealed.

You may play the top card of your library if it's a land card.

Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life.

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Born of the Gods (BNG) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Pioneer Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Courser of Kruphix occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.11%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Green: 0.32%

Golgari: 0.1%

BRG (Jund): 1.04%

Commander

Latest as Commander

Courser of Kruphix Discussion

Oloro_Magic on Field of the Primeval Scape (Titanshift Combo)

6 days ago

Icbrgr: I really like Dryad of the Ilysian Grove though I do believe there will be times where Prismatic Omen is just better. The appeal to Dryad is that extra land-drop, fixing the big problem with omen, namely that it slows down your ramping if you choose to play it.

The one thing I will say about Dryad though is that it really screams for you to build around it, rather than simply put it into the flex slot (not to say it can't go there and I plan on trying that). If you are playing Dryad in a deck like titanshift I am more interested in playing with effects that abuse extra land drops. That would mean also playing 4 Once Upon a Time , 4 Arboreal Grazer , 4 Explore , and maybe a few Courser of Kruphix . Basically we want to abuse the acceleration this provides with valakut so an ideal play pattern would be something like this:

T1: (ouat if you have it) land + Arboreal Grazer + land (2 lands)

T2: land + Dryad of the Ilysian Grove + land (4 lands) + Arboreal Grazer + 5 lands (alternatively extra land for next turn instead of Grazer)

T3: land = 6 lands with Dryad enables Scapeshift getting 4 valakut and two lands = 72 damage on turn 3 or you can just play titan and do 12 presumably if you get valakuts and have none in play.

This is crazy powerful though does require a lot to go right, the above requires 8 cards, meaning you have to draw pretty well, but Once Upon a Time should help to fix any problems. The rest of the deck can be filled with more traditional scapeshift cards, meaning it isn't unrealistic to think that the deck could consistently go off on turn 3, if not likely turn 4. Additionally if one of the extra lands is Castle Garenbrig we don't need the extra ramp spell to make titan turn 3, so in other words the card's potential is sky high. What remains to be seen now is whether it will prove to be consistent enough to see play. In other words, to answer your question, this card has the potential to warp the deck around it, adding even more speed to the deck, or it can become more of a flex slot card, and a very good one at that.

I'll be trying both, just need to pick up a few cards to test out the version described above, but it looks promising.

Magnanimous on Bug Control

1 week ago

Why no one mana plays? There are plenty out there in your colors. To name a few, Deathrite Shaman , Thoughtseize , Fatal Push , Spell Pierce , Spectral Sailor .

Also, there are plenty of BUG decks already made, I think the idea of a UG tempo/control deck is pretty interesting though. You could replace some of your black removal with bounce spells and add in a few more creatures or planeswalkers to add pressure or to deal with opposing creatures. Courser of Kruphix , Tireless Tracker , and Thing in the Ice  Flip come to mind. In any deck (but especially this one) Brazen Borrower will be amazing, I really like Frilled Mystic and Hydroid Krasis , but they might be a bit too expensive to run 8 total. If I were to make a UG tempo deck, I'd have Thing in the Ice  Flip, Brazen Borrower , and maybe two other creatures and pack the rest of the deck with Opt , Unsummon , Censor , etc. with room for a few green bombs of your choice ( Tireless Tracker and Hydroid Krasis are good for that).

Drakorya on Borborygmos players: how many lands?

1 week ago

My friend runs a Borborygmos Enraged deck, and he runs it with 60-70 lands (I can't remember the exact number, but its in that range). I think that is a pretty high land count compared to other variations of the deck, but it does work quite well.

He settled on that number because he wanted to be able to "combo" with Borborygmos and Keen Sense / Snake Umbra . With that high of a land count, just getting one of those auras on him is usually enough to kill 2-3 players.

It does mean that he has to run cards like Abundance , Courser of Kruphix , Oracle of Mul Daya , Tireless Tracker and Wheel of Fortune to try and draw into the non-land cards though. There are some games that the deck floods out, so I think it depends on how fast your meta usually is. If your games tend to go into the late turns (8-10), then you could probably accomodate a high land count and sacrifice some consistency. But if your meta tends to be faster, maybe having a land count in the 50-60 range would be better.

TheLordStormCrow on pioneer enchantress

1 week ago

How does Mana Bloom ramp? Am I missing something?

I'm not a fan of Cryptolith Rite and Song of Freyalise here, this deck is more of a pillowfort style deck, we just want to remove early threats and lock creatures out of attacking us with Sphere of Safety so we can win with a bunch of 4/4s.

I prefer Baffling End to Seal Away because I've found it's better to be able to remove the creature outright, rather than having it return if and when the enchantment leaves the battlefield. Most of the time, the creature we are removing is a lot scarier than a vanilla 3/3, and we can almost always just block it with a Courser of Kruphix , Setessan Champion or an angel anyway.

I'd also recommend replacing Satyr Enchanter with Setessan Champion , as it's better in almost every way :)

I personally don't run the full 8 cost reducers, and I haven't had too many issues with not having enough mana for stuff too often, so you could consider dropping to 6/7 of them.

Trimming a Sigil of the Empty Throne is always an option too if you want more cuts, especially when this deck draws so many cards when it gets going, I've never had an issue where I didn't draw one in time.

Are you in the enchantress discord server/would you like to be? There's a group of us trying to make this as competitive as it can be! Let me know :)

TheLordStormCrow on pioneer enchantress

1 week ago

How have you found Mana Bloom ? Seems cute, but maybe too cute.

Has Starfield been worth the mainboard slots for you? I had it in the main of my deck before, but it didn't seem necessary.

Have you given any consideration to some of these (they've all performed very well in my build), Courser of Kruphix , Cast Out , Prison Realm , Calix, Destiny's Hand , and Baffling End ?

Here's the link to my build if interested


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Daveslab2022 on Midrange Sultai

1 month ago

I think testing Witching Well would be a good idea. Also, didn’t notice before that you’re not playing 2x Courser of Kruphix which is straight gas against aggro decks, helps avoid flooding and is an ENCHANTMENT creature. Definitely belongs in this delirium deck. I find it very very useful in my Abzan midrange list.

Grubbernaut on

1 month ago

Pilgrim's Eye seems pretty replaceable; maybe Stonecoil Serpent , Courser of Kruphix , even Golden Egg or Witch's Oven .

Like the idea! Cheers!

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