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.
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life.
|Have (3)||metalmagic , , orzhov_is_relatively_okay819|
|Want (4)||Sleir , LightAndDarkness , jw560211_magic , YouKnow|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Courser of Kruphix Discussion
4 weeks ago
Kamerot Just remembered why Ashaya didn’t make the cut originally; it doesn’t care about my elemental tokens :/. To be fair, there are plenty of other creatures that could die, but it just seems like Ashaya would only serve as board wipe insurance.
I still like world shaper though, and might cut Courser of Kruphix to make room. Courser is fine, but the life gain has never been meaningful, and unlike Oracle of Mul Daya, I don’t get an extra land drop.
1 month ago
update on thoughts on sets released since last post:
Modern Horizons 2
Interesting as a concept. Only issue is it broadcasts the shenanigans well before it's possible to execute.
I think that with Kodama of the East Tree and the ability to ramp off land ETBs, this is an autoinclude in all Windgrace decks. It's technically better than a Lotus Cobra in that the mana sticks around, just one more mana to cast.
Just straight autoinclude now. Fixes mana issues, allowing for more possibilities with utility lands.
Adventures in the Forgotten Realms... moving on
Innistrad Midnight Hunt
Pretty good, does a lot of things you want to see, however there it does not allow you to put lands into the graveyard, they simply go to hand, so it will not necessarily synergize well with other engines. Further, as a 5-drop, you will probably have already unloaded your lands onto the battlefield so the second ability won't usually be too crash hot. I would hesitate to call this an auto-include, especially at current prices.
Honestly Courser of Kruphix at least gives you life. I don't imagine (at least with this build) that with the number of creatures you can reliably meet the Coven conditions. It does have upside, but it requires the player to jump through hoops to get it. It's no Oracle of Mul Daya, but I can see an argument for preference.
I've seen this one bandied around, and honestly Harrow just does this better. It can act as removal, and has flashback but honestly Assassin's Trophy or Windgrace's Judgment act as broader, more reliable responses to real, immediate threats, and the ramp aspect is about average. The flexibility is good, but the power is just lacking to make this an auto-include.
Innistrad: Crimson Vow (so far)
Honestly I'm actually excited to see this kind of card, once it hits the battlefield you could cycle through a fair amount of the deck given the amount of lands. It's a given that the lands enter tapped but it gives the potential for an absolutely insane turn with anything like a Dread Presence and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, or a Valakut Exploration (though just be careful not to mill out)
1 month ago
The new Outland Liberator Flip and Augur of Autumn seem great in this deck. Liberator can potentially detroy a target more efficiently than Caustic Caterpillar, and cantrips more efficiently than Reclamation Sage. I noticed you don't have either in your list, but still seems like a great fit. Augur can do most of what Courser of Kruphix does but without revealing any information to opponents, and if you can turn coven on then it's another draw engine.
1 month ago
This List already looks pretty good! A couple of things I noticed in building my own Galea that i wanted to mention.... 1. The 'swords' cycle is awesome in equipment only decks, but can sometimes mess up your own auras if it gives protection from the auras colour(s) to your creature, as the aura then unequips and has to be discarded :( 2. Top deck manipulation can be just as good as card draw in this deck, so getting extra ways to play stuff off your library like Augur of Autumn, Courser of Kruphix or even just extra ways to scry are sweet. 3. Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist is sweet for reequipping both Aura's and Equipment FOR FREE, which is always nice. You can even move around your Imprisoned in the Moon and Kenrith's Transformation to new targets if you so wish.
2 months ago
This is a mistake, there is no interactions here.
Earthcraft has interaction with the following:
Any Dork creature we drop we don't want attack with or cannot find any opening with. Augur of Autumn, Courser of Kruphix, Eternal Witness, Fierce Empath, Lotus Cobra, Ramunap Excavator, Tireless Provisioner, Oracle of Mul Daya. There are situations were these just sit around.
This will not work or combo with Kamahl’s Will, yet they are both really powerful cards and should be tested. Apologize for any confusion I will proof read another time if I'm editing late lol
That said all those cards need to be tested and I can only find three solid cuts right now. Taking a look at the role of cards tonight instead of interaction.
2 months ago
Courser of Kruphix is probably the best due to the lifegain and being bolt proof, but if you vary your manadorks power enough, Augur of Autumn becomes nice, since you already have Sakura-Tribe Elder at one power. Radha, Heart of Keld can also become a win-condition on its own, due to its ability to pump itself.
I'd say your two top options are Courser of Kruphix and Radha, Heart of Keld for your current list, if you wanted to play lands from the top of your deck, eliminating "dead" draws and essentially generating card advantage.
I've found 2-3 of this functionality works best in a list, as duplicates aren't the greatest (lifegain stacks if you have duplicates though, so Courser of Kruphix is better as a duplicate).
2 months ago
Scute Swarm seems decent, but I don't see myself getting out 6 lands very often, since I like to bounce/sacrifice them, so it is just a 1/1 token producer. Most decks have ways of dealing with little swarms like that. Because of that, I think Emeria Angel would be a better option simply because of flying. However, at that mana-cost I'd much rather have Hokori, Dust Drinker in most cases.
Tireless Provisioner is sort of a cross between Courser of Kruphix and Lotus Cobra utility-wise. I can't think of a time when I'd want it over either option though. I do like the thought process on the suggestions, I just don't think they fit currently.
Grasshoppeh1 on ZUSI
2 months ago
From Azusa player to Azusa player I like GASSSS, rebuilding mine recently and I've noticed something techs. I've been running Ghost Quarter recently. It's a free shuffle, but with land destro utility
- If you have Courser of Kruphix, Augur of Autumn, or Oracle of Mul Daya on the battle field, drain the lands/cards off the top of your deck first. You're more likely to run into a card.
- Play Ghost Quarter
- If you would get more value off destroying a land then do that. (Be aware they will try to balance out their mana base)
- Alternatively if there is a card on top your library that is a dead draw, pick a tapped land or tap a forest for mana, kill your own land and search out a forest that comes in untapped. (use the float)
- If you have Ramunap Excavator, Ancient Greenwarden or Crucible of Worlds of worlds on the field you an repeat the previous steps. You can also float the mana from the forests being destroyed for each land drop than play something.
Timeless Witness is an ok tech if you want recurrence. Your not running Woodland Bellower, so its a 1 mana tradeoff to potentially get something later. Best way to think of it, if you feel a four mana green sun is better than a five mana green sun with later recurrence then don't make the trade off.