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.
|Have (2)||, DoctorScarf|
|Want (5)||jasher46 , clericman12 , Pawdur , Darui , DoctorScarf|
Printings View all
|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||None|
|Masters 25 (A25)||None|
|Born of the Gods (BNG)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
Combos Browse all
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Courser of Kruphix Discussion
4 days ago
I think the weak link in your deck is probably Kalonian Behemoth. It's almost never going to be better than either baloth despite costing more. If you're looking for protection against removal, I've had fun with Whispersilk Cloak on Baloth Woodcrasher in the past. If you want another beast, Leatherback Baloth can come out on turn 2 and still draw a card with its 4 power late game. Spearbreaker Behemoth is another expensive option that offers protection to your largest threats.
More than that though, I'd want more ways to trigger landfall or take advantage of it. Harrow, Explosive Vegetation, New Frontiers, Oracle of Mul Daya, Courser of Kruphix, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Azusa, Lost but Seeking, Frontier Guide, Sakura-Tribe Scout, and Budoka Gardener Flip are all options for various budgets. The best include would probably just be fetchlands. The expensive ones are obviously better (ie: Fabled Passage and Prismatic Vista), but Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Myriad Landscape, and Field of Ruin are all fine choices for casual games.
4 days ago
LOVE the list. As a fellow party animal, it's always awesome to see more Xenagos lists. The list looks super solid, though there are some little things that I think would be worth considering.
Despite being a removal magnet, The Great Henge is such a house in a deck like this. It's nice draw and "Ramp", depending on how early you can play it, and it also buffs up your creatures.
Sneak Attack is an absolute slam-dunk in a deck like this. Being able to sneak out 2-3 6+ drops onto the board to kill more than 1 player is such a good feeling (Imagine sneaking a Worldspine, Pathbreaker and whatever else, then pumping Ghalta off a Xenagos trigger and giving everything +30/+30 and Trample!).
Return of the Wildspeaker is another great draw effect, and it has the useful mode of pumping your creatures if you don't need the draw. Being an instant is super powerful too, and makes it a strictly better Soul's Majesty. It's also harder to get blown out by spot removal with Return because it checks the highest power of creatures, instead of targeting one creature, so you can still draw some cards if someone uses instant speed spot removal on one of your beaters.
Explosive Vegetation has become less attractive to me since the 4 mana slot is now home to so many better ramp cards, namely Migration Path. I'd rather have this since it has the added advantage of cycling away if you don't need the ramp at that moment.
This is absolutely personal preference, but 30 creatures is the bare minimum number of creatures I would be comfortable running in a deck like this. You have a good amount of tutors, so it's not as big of a deal here, but something to consider.
The new Radha, Heart of Keld might be the new Courser of Kruphix, if only because it doesn't make you reveal your top card to everyone. It's true that Courser is 1 color, but in a 2 color deck fixing shouldn't really be an issue. The fact that it can make itself into a big threat is also really neat.
Quartzwood Crasher could potentially be a replacement for Giant Adephage, since it's cheaper to cast and can make MASSIVE tokens since it checks each creature with trample. It will even make multiple tokens if you hit more than one player.
Skarrg, the Rage Pits is technically a worse KWR, but I like having as many ways to give trample as possible. I don't have any land tutors though, so you're probably fine without it.
I love gushing about Xenagod, but I'll reign it in for now. Most of these are very subjective (Except Sneak Attack...I reeeeeeeally love that card...) and overall the list looks badass!
(If you wanna peek at my list, here you go! Xenagos's Party Animals It's far from perfect, but I've been tweaking and tuning it for a while and I'm constantly testing new cards to see what works.)
6 days ago
4x Birds of Paradise 2x Noble Hierarch 4x Courser of Kruphix 2x Tireless Tracker 4x Siege Rhino 4x Abzan Charm 2x good 4 mana planeswalker (One of the Sorins or Vraska) 2x good 6 mana planeswalker (Elspeth it Liliana) 2x Murderous Rider
Something like that
1 week ago
Also I dont know if Radha, Heart of Keld and Courser of Kruphix are worth the slots in this deck. I think I would possibly add a haste enabler like Fires of Yavimaya or Hammer of Purphoros or possibly protection like Asceticism or Constant Mists I haven't taken the time to post my actual decks on here, but I have all three other Omnath decks. I've had the Omnath, Locus of Rage deck for about 5 years, and ran courser for a long time, and was just never thrilled with the performance. It gives too much information away for the amount of value it provides.
But as courser does add some level of card advantage, maybe some pure draw might be a good addition in its place as I could see this deck playing out its hand pretty often without Omnath, Locus of the Roil or Tatyova, Benthic Druid on the field.
3 weeks ago
AultimusPrime the best thing ino is to run Tuvasa the Sunlit as the commander and go full on ham with the enchantresses like Eidolon of Blossoms, Mesa Enchantress, Setessan Champion, Verduran Enchantress. Also maybe Aqueous Form, as many of the og theros gods as you can, Spirit Mantle, Sigil of the Empty Throne, Luminarch Ascension, Courser of Kruphix, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove Aura Shards Idyllic Tutor. With a deck like this you want to ramp hard, draw a metric ton of cards, and seeing through with big evasive creatures. I just don't think estrid herself is fast enough to stop your opponents from going off, and without enough card draw you become vulnerable to wipes. Not trying to criticize your deck in any way though, just providing some constructive criticism. v
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Just a little note that doesn’t actually matter at all: it’s technically not allowed for you to put cards on your deck, to remember triggers.
Obviously this is only upheld at competitive REL, but it is still good practice, in case you play Courser of Kruphix or an opponent plays Lantern of Insight, Field of Dreams or similar effects. This also keeps the battlefield to a point that everybody knows what’s happening. In a large EDH game, it’s really easy to forget what your opponent has. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “Wait you have THAT?! I totally would’ve targeted it instead!”
I use a die or a coin on top of my deck to remember triggers.
As for the stack: first in, last out. We will literally stack cards in the middle of the table if the stack gets to be complicated. It’s only happened one time- with a 9 person play group. Everybody cast a different spell in response to someone else and it got messy lol. So every time somebody cast a spell, it got put in the middle and the spells targets were moved forward a little to indicate it was the target.