Karakas

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Legality

Format Legality
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Karakas

Legendary Land

: Gain .

: Return target legendary creature to its owner's hand.

Xarabas on The Best Mono-White Lifegain

1 month ago

I think Karakas and Test of Endurance are not modern legal. What is the format that you want to play?

I'd suggest you have a look at this modern legal lifegain deck and set the format to modern.

tonylomas on What ONE card would you …

1 month ago

Karakas oh wait..nvm xd

duchessCretina on Bazaar Enchantments Reanimator

4 months ago

It seems you are clearly going for a competitive deck in here, so why not some Force of Wills?

also Faithful Mending seems nice. Gifts Ungiven could tutor specific cards for the graveyard and, along with Noxious Revival could make it so you find combo pieces on the opponent's end step.

Magus of the Bazaar is Bazaar themed and has a cool ability. (although i'm not a fan of 'bazaar' effects outside of dredge, but it seems to bear some significance to you).

Sandwurm Convergence is nice. if you tutor Form of the Dragon (maybe with gifts), you can lock the opponent out of combat.

and As Foretold would let you cast Resurgent Belief for free. Same as with Sram's Expertise and Baral's Expertise (but this one is high on the curve).

I think maybe you could have Prismatic Vista to tutor for Snow-Covered Plains for On Thin Ice

and a Karakas wouldn't hurt.

with some tutors you could even play around with Ghostly Prison and Blood Moon if you wanted to...

I really like the deck idea and it's nice to see people innovating in Legacy :)

bryanedds on Feather and Flame

7 months ago

Consider -

bryanedds on Feather and Flame

7 months ago

Consider -

ClockworkSwordfish on Criminally Underplayed EDH Gems

7 months ago

No shortage of 'em, that's for sure...

Hull Breach: The same card advantage of Return to Dust and at the same speed... but for half the mana. It's a common, too. How this two-for-one superstar was ever forgotten was beyond me!

Blood Frenzy: Mono-Red is somewhat lacking in hard removal. Sure it can throw direct damage at creatures, but EDH is the world of big plays, and sometimes a fattie will come along who is simply too big to burn. Blood Frenzy can kill any attacking or blocking creature for just two mana - while coming with a free Scorching Missile! This type of card takes advantage of the multiplayer format that EDH often is: If Player A attacks Player B with a big creature, you can use Blood Frenzy to make the creature hit Player B for four more points while conveniently disposing of it right after. Whoops, you just did Doom Blade better than black could ever dream of.

Aftershock: Blood Frenzy is cheap and powerful but a little specific in what it can target. Aftershock can flat-out destroy any permanent of the three most common types with no restrictions! This kind of versatility at four mana comes with the acceptable caveat of 3 life, which is a pittance when you start with 40. If you're making a mono-red deck, the flexibility of Aftershock should make it a staple.

Repopulate: Graveyard hate for decks without access to black - and it's an instant, so you don't lose the element of surprise like if you run artifact solutions. It can also fight against milling effects if you're desperate. Don't need graveyard hate? Hey, you can just cycle it away for something else!

Kill Switch: Playing a colour that can't deal with artifacts? Crank this guy every turn and you'll shut them all down! A Blightsteel Colossus is only scary if it can move. You can even still use mana rocks and attack with artifact creatures on your turn, then activate Kill Switch afterwards to keep anyone else from having access to their own trinkets.

Duskmantle, House of Shadow: Does anyone in your playgroup run Cruel, Enlightened, Mystical, Personal, Sylvan, Vampiric or Worldly Tutor? How about Harbingers, Volrath's Stronghold or Momir Vig? It can be comforting to have an anti-tutor just sitting in play, making mana when you don't need it.

Mitotic Manipulation: Monoblue can't do mana acceleration, right? Under most circumstances, Mitotic Manipulation is three mana to put an Island into play untapped - last I checked, that's better than the ever-popular Wayfarer's Bauble. Plus, once in a while you might get to pull out a Sol Ring, Gilded Lotus or other format staple if one of your opponents already has theirs.

Coalition Honor Guard: Long before Spellskite was zooming the toys away from Boggles decks, this unassuming common was doing the same. The Honor Guard is a nightmare for any Voltron-style deck that leans heavily into auras, including the common Zur and Uril builds. It also soaks up removal that would be pointed at key cards, such as your own commander.

Warping Wail: This counterspell can be played in any colour and even has some other modes. Any EDH deck without access to blue can still run this to prevent untimely board wipes, extra turns, and plenty of game-ending cards: Debt to the Deathless, Exsanguinate, Finale of Devastation, Genesis Wave, Insurrection, Rise of the Dark Realms, Torment of Hailfire... any number of effects you never want to see your opponent resolve.

Heat Shimmer: This mundane-sounding sorcery can do some heavy lifting, particularly in a colour pie as shallow as red's. Shimmer allows you to bring the heat by copying not only the best comes-into-play trigger on the field, but also any fun triggers from attacking, dealing damage, and so on. This can be a roundabout way for red to ramp, draw cards or borrow the nasty abilities of Resolute Archangel, Terastodon and other off-colour haymakers. Don't forget you can also get a permanent copy of your token if you Populate it before it's gone.

Bind: The best cards are often not only powerful but completely unexpected. Green isn't exactly known for its countering, but this cheap cantrip lets any mono-green deck stop combos, hose Strip Mine/Ghost Quarter, prevent a planeswalker ultimate or turn Aetherflux Reservoir into a losing proposition. All this for two mana and it even replaces itself!

Arena of the Ancients: We all know Karakas is banned for hosing commanders too hard, but the Arena does a decent impression and is still fair game. This cheap artifact can tap down even commanders with hexproof or vigilance and keeps them locked down - especially useful for colours that don't typically have strong control options, like black and/or red. It's another easy answer to voltron commanders.

Righteous Aura: This card doesn't read as too impressive, but performs a lot better than you might think. 2 life is a pittance in the face of some of the steroid monsters you'll see in any given EDH game, and it allows you to ignore Commander damage entirely as well as any other non-creature or even non-permanent threats that might take a chunk out of you. Best of all, it doesn't even target, allowing it to bypass hexproof, shroud and protection.

bryanedds on Feather and Flame

10 months ago

Consider -

Spectator Seating

Heliod, Sun-Crowned + Walking Ballista

Shadowspear

Zirda, the Dawnwaker for infinite colorless mana in this deck.

Kediss, Emberclaw Familiar

Blade Historian

Karakas since it can bounce OTHER people's commanders!

bryanedds on Feather and Flame

10 months ago

Just realized Karakas is essential because it can return OTHER players' cmdrs to their hand!

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