Kari Zev, Skyship Raider
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Kari Zev, Skyship Raider

Legendary Creature — Human Pirate

First strike, menace (This creature can't be blocked except by two or more creatures.)

Whenever Kari Zev, Skyship Raider attacks, create a legendary 2/1 red Monkey creature token named Ragavan that's tapped and attacking. Exile that token at end of combat.

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seshiro_of_the_orochi on Death by 100 Assassins

1 week ago

Kari Zev, Skyship Raider seems like a great addition here for the legendary she brings on each attack.

NV_1980 on Sisay's Horny Spaceship

1 year ago

If this is deck is about what you consider to be sensual art, it's going to be quite the challenge for anyone else to provide you with useful suggestions (unless there are people who can actually read your mind without seeing you or have the exact same tastes that you have when it comes to sensuality :):)).

How about these:

Have fun with whatever it is you're doing here :)

plakjekaas on looking to upgrade a standard …

1 year ago

The best thing to do is probably to lower the curve a bit:

Kumano Faces Kakkazan  Flip is a cheap card that works wonders for the strategy

Play with Fire is a better Shock, and Lightning Strike is a better Roil Eruption

Monastery Swiftspear is probably one of the best red 1-drops ever, and pretty cheap with the BRO reprint. Soul-Scar Mage is pretty similar, no haste, but a chance to progressively kill problematic creatures or mess up combat math with the -1/-1 counters is great.

Den of the Bugbear and Ramunap Ruins can be considered to have some utility in your lands without giving up any colored sources.

Eidolon of the Great Revel is the most expensive card that mono red plays in pioneer right now, that might be a step too far if you're worrying about the budget. But that's probably where you'd want to end up being serious about the deck. In the meantime you could consider cards like Khenra Spellspear  Flip, Kari Zev, Skyship Raider or Bloodfeather Phoenix to make sure chapter 2 of Kumano Faces Kakkazan  Flip goes to use.

You could look up some lists on MTGGoldfish or MTGTop8 to see what's generally played in the mono red decks, and work your way there bit by bit. I think my suggestions should give you plenty inspiration to get started though.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Can we play that commander? …

1 year ago

plakjekaas: I like that one, and Yisan gave proof that it's perfectly correct :D

FormOverFunction: Niko9 explained the idea pretty fine. I think the basic idea stems from the logic parents or grandparents tend to use when a child wants to get something new or fancy, when it's just a fancier/worse/better/different version of the same old thing one does have in a box somewhere at home. Can't wait to do that myself one fine day :D

Delphen7: Great, you reminded me to put Kari Zev, Skyship Raider into my Kibo deck. Thanks!

BotaNickill on SmAshZea Your Facey

1 year ago

PhyrexianPraetor. Thanks for the upvote and the suggestions! I always welcome feedback! That is awesome that you are also a fan of devotion! This deck served me well back when it was legal in Standard, it almost won me a tournament, but I lost to a Jeskai Heroics deck. I have been trying to keep it competitive and add the new cards as they come if they are better. I have never seen the Heartlash Cinder until now, but it looks like it would fit the deck nicely! I could look at them as a replacement for Kari Zev, Skyship Raider perhaps?? It has been tough filling out the slots with so many options available. This is an aggro deck at heart tho, and haste and damage to the face are all that matters in this case!

Baron_Pretzels on

1 year ago

Jaroc249 Now that I think about it Kari Zev, Skyship Raider is pretty good considering the token is legendary too but maybe mono blue could be better. How about Venser, Shaper Savant? BTW I also noticed you should put in Path of Ancestry considering a lot of your creatures are human.

Jaroc249 on

1 year ago

Baron_Pretzels okay. The reason I put some of the cards in is because it's not just the multicolour but I also wanted each solo colour to be represented by at least one creature and one spell:


White: Sisay, Weatherlight Captain, Odric, Lunarch Marshal

Blue: Esior, Wardwing Familiar

Black: Drana, Liberator of Malakir

Red: Kari Zev, Skyship Raider

Green: Sakura-Tribe Elder, Fallaji Wayfarer, Esika, God of the Tree  Flip, Kolvori, God of Kinship  Flip


White: Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Urza's Ruinous Blast

Blue: Negate

Black: Yawgmoth's Vile Offering

Red: Mana Cannons

Green: Beast Within, Kodama's Reach, Cultivate, Farseek, Nature's Lore

Another Blue creature I was thinking was Fblthp, the Lost

Reason I put The World Tree was probably cause I've put Esika in.

Baron_Pretzels on

1 year ago

Jaroc249 I'd recommend cutting The World Tree because you don't have that many gods and maybe Kari Zev, Skyship Raider and Esior, Wardwing Familiar because they're not that great.

BTW I forgot to mention for the multicolored aspect, I recommend Pillar of the Paruns, Vivid Revival, and Supply / Demand

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