Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer

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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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer Discussion

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Zendikar Spoilers!

1 week ago

New Akiri is interesting as she is a lower cmc and less restrictive Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale. To me that instantly makes her more palatable as Syr Gwyn is sooo expensive and you feel crushed if she gets removed quickly.

Forsaken Monument is immediately going into my Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer list. Beefing up all my Morphs and gaining 2 life for each one is fantastic. Plus it will help the deck finish games (one area where Kadena usually struggles).

The alternate art for Moraug is freaking sick!

Holy hell is Nahiri's Lithoforming great for lands matters decks! DemonDragonJ, being able to sac lands off this card is not a downside, it's a boon. Lord Windgrace/Korvold, Fae-Cursed King will certainly abuse the heck out of that card, and even my Mina and Denn, Wildborn list will gladly take this.

Zoli00Hun on Mono Goblin Deck for Commander

1 month ago

Yeah, so the problem with Ancient Tomb, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, and Hall of the Bandit Lord are all really expensive and I wouldn't like to spend more than approximately 5 dollars on a single card.

In my opinion, Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep can only work well with Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin so I don't think that adding this land would make a big difference.

Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip is interesting. I think I might add it to the deck.

I really like Mikokoro, Center of the Sea. I'll definitely make some space for that card.

I see your point with Dormant Volcano, adding this one as well.

Temple of the False God is not for me. My very first deck was the pre-constructed Faceless Menace deck with Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer as my commander. However, I always ended up not being able to use Temple of the False God since I did not control enough lands. Finally, after some games I decided to never use that card ever again.

The problem with Forgotten Cave is that it enters the battlefield tapped, while Ash Barrens does not.

On the other hand, I'm sure I'll put in Hanweir Battlements  Flip.

Thanks for your help Kyle_Winter again!

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

Personally, I felt like he was doing the "right" thing for self-serving reasons, much like how he views the animals. I definitely can see a Boros Lukka. But, to me, he's still not a good guy. Like, he still wants to kill the cat for most of the time and is seeking both his city's protection, yes, but also personal glory. I think he's more

Lukka, Master of Men and Beasts

Legendary Planeswalker - Lukka

+1: Create a 1/1 white Human Soldier creature token with lifelink and a 1/1 red Human Warrior creature token with haste.

-1: Gain control of target non-Human creature until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn. If it dealt no combat damage to its owner, it's owner gains life equal to its power, then exile that creature, then return that card to the battlefield under your control.

-12: Each non-Human creature you don't control deals damage equal to its power to its controller. You gain life equal to damage dealt this way.


I think he should've had a threaten effect on him, but more as a recruiting idea. I designed the -1 to reflect a more recruiter effect, but also, just reflecting his view of these creatures as weapons, he can just use them and let them leave.

So, some Companions work particularly well with specific Commanders, e.g.:

In that spirit, I'd like you to make a companion with a specific commander in mind. The Companion should be non-sentient and the Commander should be sentient, because I think being like a familiar/pet is cool as the dynamic and reflects the concept of bonders I think the design is to imply.

PurePazaak on Abzkaban

6 months ago

Hi! You asked about my alter for Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer. I am the source... feel free to use it! :)

Abzkaban on PurePazaak

6 months ago

Question for you! Do you have the source for that Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer alter you uploaded?

BlackSirius on Surrak and his Mighty Morphin Mana Ravers

10 months ago

First and foremost: awesome effing deck name! Second I think you might be able to switch out Weaver of Currents for Gyre Engineer . A Guardian Project can do you some good here IMO. You could invest in a Chromatic Lantern to replace one of your lockets. From a glance I didn't see too much ramp, so might I suggest Harvest Season , Cultivate , and Farseek . Overwhelming Stampede for some added power. Kadena's Silencer for commanders with annoying abilities. Ainok Survivalist for artifact amd enchantment removal. Nantuko Vigilante does the same as Ainok. To get more value out of your mighty morphers I would add Trail of Mystery so you always have a land in your hand, and Ixidron to flip everyones cards including yours, but thats a good thing as you probably know. Almost all of these cards come in the Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer 2019 commander deck called "Faceless Menace". A really cool card that comes in the esh deck is called Strionic Resonator which would do great in a deck like this. Morph to me seems really cool but unless you come up with some unconventional way of making it seem original and good at the same time can be challenging. I noticed this with infect awhile back. But anyways hope I helped just a little bit. Happy gaming my friend.

Gattison on Multiple Cards Not Appearing

1 year 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 year 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!

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