Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Mythic Rare

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Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer

Legendary Creature — Naga Wizard

The first face-down creature spell you cast each turn costs less to cast.

Whenever a face-down creature enters the battlefield under your control, draw a card.

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Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer Discussion

Gattison on Multiple Cards Not Appearing

1 month ago

It doesn't look like anybody tagged yeaGO yet, so there it is.

I'm also having the same issue as Gulaghar. 31 cards in my Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer deck are coming up as category "unknown," and the cards are not links to their own page, thus no hover-over-view.

GingerHobbit2 on You've activated my trap card

1 month ago

I have a list that is very similar to yours, probably because we both searched "manifest" and "morph" in scryfall and put in the best cards, haha.. But let me tall you - it is so much fun. The combat tricks and mind games you can play with morphs! And you literally have a better Rhystic Study-on-a-stick as long as you have Kadena + Flash. I have actually ended up having too much card draw, and over-extending too hard because of it..

Some cards that could be really good in this list:

Alchemist's Refuge and/ or Emergence Zone - Flash is the most important and best tool you can have in this deck, and these are both decent option on a land.

Craterhoof Behemoth - has haste, and can really amp up your threat level. Is in many ways just a better Biomass Mutation

Ugin, the Ineffable - Your morphs cost .. Combined with Dream Chisel , your morphs are free WITHOUT Kadena out.. Nutty

Beast Whisperer - Basically a replacement Kadena minus the discount effect.

Evacuation or other symmetrical creature board wipes - This deck is one of the rare decks where bouncing your creatures can be really good. Gives you repeatable card draw, ramp and tools and tricks. Evacuation is definitely the best, mostly bc of instant speed, but I've found Flood of Tears to be decent. (90% of the time you want to replay Leyline of Anticipation ...

Fun to see others appreciating Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer ! I actually think she can be deceptively strong, and has real potential!

ShaperSavant on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 month ago

Hello all! Here's our update for C19.

Competitive

High

Mid

Explanations:

Anje Falkenrath

Anje is a value-generating commander that is an outlet for Worldgorger Dragon. She stands as a sidegrade to Xantcha, Sleeper Agent.

Atla Palani, Nest Tender

Atla has some decent potential to cheat in creatures, some interesting Mirror Entity combos, and built in boardwipe protection in colors that need it. She's limited by her color identity, but is powerful enough to compel competitive exploration and play.

Elsha of the Infinite

A strong value engine and a third of the Elsha/Helm/Top style combo.

K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth

A very powerful cost reducer, albeit in colors that struggle for interaction. Tentatively placing him in Competitive.

Chainer, Nightmare Adept

His "reanimation" ability is a little too fairly costed between the discard and having to cast the creature. Rakdos limits interactivity and reanimator bombs. No obvious combos discovered yet.

Greven, Predator Captain

A relatively powerful draw engine could fuel some hybrid fair/unfair strategies.

Grismold, the Dread Sower

Fairly substantial token producer at a cheap cost.

Slimefoot, the Stowaway

In similarity to Grismold, we've re-evaluated Slimefoot as High Power.

Volrath, the Shapestealer

No obvious combos, but is in a powerful color combination and lends to a lot of synergies.

Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer

Very narrow ability on top of a small pool of morphs.

Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero

Difficult to abuse ability, an unfortunate 'dies' trigger, and in lackluster colors.

Ghired, Conclave Exile

Reasonably strong combat threat with Populate shenanigans, but solidly fair and slow to build up.

Marisi, Breaker of the Coil

Combat slience is hard to abuse in these colors. Goading creatures can be quite disruptive.

Pramikon, Sky Rampart

Can support turtling strategies in combat-oriented metas.

Rayami, First of the Fallen

Very specific hate and a difficult to amass set of keywords.

Sevinne, the Chronoclasm

One copy per turn on a narrow flashback interaction is difficult to abuse effectively.

Tahngarth, First Mate

SMASH

SynergyBuild on cEDH in C19

2 months ago

Atla seems very weak. The ability to combo with the Stalactite and Altar is like any 3-card combo with one piece being a commander. Unless the combo pieces tutor for each other, are able to all be tutored by a separate card, or the commander can tutor for at least one of the pieces, or the combo is 1-3 mana entirely, the combo isn't reasonably viable on a general basis.

Elsha seems... kind of bad? It is a combo enabler with Top, and Flash, no reveal, only noncreature Future Sight seems okay, but a 5 mana creature variant that any Swords to Plowshares or counterspell can deal with seems weak. Maybe with enough protection, such as Silence type effects, the deck can just be a combo deck with Elsha as a piece, but as a Storm Engine, I doubt it will be able to reliably go off without too little protection. Maybe a midrange combo deck in the realms of tier 2-3.

Other commanders:

K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth is some high-tier mono-black Doomsday / Aetherflux Reservoir storm, you can look it up, it is really good, too good to explain here.

Anje Falkenrath can cycle through all madness cards for free really fast. I am sure there are some ways to abuse this. I don't know any off of the top of my head, but a Razaketh, the Foulblooded reanimator plan seems reasonable. Just run normal b/r tutors, a few reanimation spells, rakazeth, the combo you plan to use him with, and then lands and fill the rest with madness enablers and fast mana, I'd imagine you could do well with it, not entirely sure. Maybe there is a doomsday line as well, like another Grenzo.

Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero is apparently a good eggs commander, but I haven't seem any list. Ichor Wellspring , Krark-Clan Ironworks , etc do seem to have the proper synergies for a sweet list though.

Chainer, Nightmare Adept seems possibly decent. Buried Alive for Zealous Conscripts , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , and Phyrexian Delver might be a thing, but I am not sure how much I am a fan of that. It may just be a decent value engine like Elsha.

Sevinne, the Chronoclasm could be reasonable with cards like Snapcaster Mage or Mission Briefing , Deep Analysis , and stuff like that, but is probably bad. Pariah's Shield is worth a mention here.

Pramikon, Sky Rampart is a reasonable include into some decks to fight Tymna the Weaver , kind of a Silent Arbiter effect, able to deal well with some blood pod decks in the meta, but isn't really a commander for cEDH, unless if Spark Double , Sakashima the Impostor , or Helm of the Host for no attacks at all seems useful.

Grismold, the Dreadsower , Volrath, the Shapestealer , Rayami. First of the Fallen , Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer , and Ghired, Conclave Exile just seem bad as commanders go.

I may go over the other cards more indepth, like the legendaries, but for now:

Cliffside Rescuer , Backdraft Hellkite , Mandate of Peace , Road of Return , Sudden Substitution , Sanctum of Eternity , Leadership Vacuum , Sevinne's Reclamation , Selesnya Eulogist , Mire in Misery, Selesnya Eulogist , and Bone Miser seem posssible, but Dockside Extortionist is the best of them by far.

multimedia on Commander 2019...

2 months ago

Dig deeper into the Sultai Morph precon decklist and you can find lot of reason to buy it. The manabase alone may be one of the better manabases for a three color Commander precon. Eleven nonbasic lands ETB untapped which is by precon standards an improvement from past precon manabases.

Why are the Signet lands ( Darkwater Catacombs ) being printed as rare lands? These lands don't actually make mana without having another land/one mana first, this is not an ability that's rare. These should be uncommon since they're much worse than Filter lands ( Sunken Ruins ) which are also rare lands.

Land value in the precon (in order):

I'm happy to see Ash Barrens reprinted because it's land that should be in every Commander precon. There's 17 two drops which is an improvement for precon deck building. Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer , Scroll of Fate and Kadena's Silencer look like good cards for morph. Silencer will however not hold at $10 of value it will decrease a lot. I don't know enough about the 13 other new cards to evaluate their value in the precon.

Valuable reprints in the Sultai deck (in order):

Some notable exclusions for a morph theme:

multimedia on Commander 2019...

2 months ago

How about Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer and Whisperwood Elemental for casual fun :)

It's great that Seedborn Muse is being reprinted in the Sultai Morph precon. Seedborn, Sol Ring and Command Tower is already close to $20 worth of value in that precon. So far I'm liking Kadena.

Interesting change is each precon will have a reprinted Planeswalker. Not sure if this is a good change or not because each Planeswalker will most likely take a mythic spot from another potential legendary creature.

UpperDeckerTaco on Commander 2019...

2 months ago

I think you could definitely abuse Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer ...use creature cost reducing effects, and proceed to draw your whole deck...seems like a winning strategy to me that can be pretty busted if built around the entire morph/megamorph mechanic. And there are several tricks you can do with "blink" effects and such to reduce the "cost" of flipping 1 or multiple permanents.

Demarge on Commander 2019...

2 months ago

Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer procs off manifest and is a source of card draw, animar can often run dry. also trading 2nd worse color for one of the best is quite the boon.

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