Karmic Guide

Karmic Guide

Creature — Angel Spirit

Flying, protection from black ((Remember the acronym debt.) This can't be damaged, enchanted, equipped, blocked or targeted by anything black. Anything black attached to this immediately falls off.)

Echo (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.)

When this enters the battlefield, return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Premodern Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Karmic Guide Discussion

freezerboy on Lyra EDH

3 weeks ago

Decent angel deck. You could add some utility creatures in there as well like Angel of Finality, Emeria Shepherd, Karmic Guide, Reya Dawnbringer, or Twilight Shepherd. I have a decent white control deck that uses a wide variety of mechanics that could find there way into this deck. I was attempting to stay on brand for your deck with my suggestions, but if you want some other ideas you're welcome to check out my mono white deck The Wrath

Vessiliana on Brag-ing Rights

1 month ago

I think after this recent reprinting, Karmic Guide qualifies as pretty budget, and she is great enter-the-battlefield spirit fun.

multimedia on Alesha Khan of the Graveyard

1 month ago

Hey, Karmic Guide is a helpful budget creature with Alesha. Alesha reanimates Karmic and then Karmic lets you reanimate any creature and that creature doesn't enter the battlefield attacking. Karmic also gets back into your graveyard to reanimate again when you don't pay the echo cost at your next upkeep.

Sac outlets let you reuse creatures by getting them back into your graveyard to reanimate again with Alesha. This is important with Master of Cruelties to be able to cheat him onto the battlefield with Alesha again attacking. A couple of the better budget sac outlets are Goblin Bombardment and Viscera Seer.

If you add Murderous Redcap then you have a combo with Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit and Alesha can reanimate this combo. Add Viscera Seer as the sac outlet who Alesha can reanimate for an infinite damage to opponents combo by repeatedly sacing Redcap and persist does the rest. Karmic Guide is helpful with combo like this because you don't want Anafenza or Seer to enter the battlefield attacking instead you just want to reanimate them.

You have a good package cards for looting as well as tutoring for creature putting it into your graveyard. Anger is a nice card with these effects to give Alesha haste.

Battlefield Forge, Caves of Koilos, Exotic Orchard, Furycalm Snarl, Shineshadow Snarl, Smoldering Marsh, Tainted Field, Tainted Peak are some budget land upgrades to consider.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Alesha, to die for

1 month ago

Hey, a budget creature who's good with Alesa is Vile Entomber . It can be a repeatable way with a sac outlet to tutor for any creature to get into your graveyard to reanimate with Alesha. Goblin Bombardment was just reprinted, it's budget now, down to $1 and it's one of the best sac outlets in Commander. Bombardment can be a win condition with the combo of Karmic Guide + Reveillark .

Apprentice Necromancer + Sun Titan is a budget combo to repeatedly reanimate 3 CMC or less permanents. This interaction needs Titan in your graveyard, Necromancer can tap and costs one black mana for Necromancer to reanimate Titan. Titan then reanimates Necromancer and Titan has haste from being reanimated by Necromancer therefore it can attack to reanimate any 3 CMC or less permanent. At the end of the turn Titan is sacrificed letting you repeat the combo. Titan can also reanimate Alesha which is helpful to avoid Commander tax.

If interested I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

Balaam__ on You can't spell control with out the trol(l)

1 month ago

@Thebestnoob there are indeed spells that reanimate. Proclamation of Rebirth , Tethmos High Priest , Breath of Life , False Defeat , Late to Dinner , Ramosian Revivalist , Resurrection , Timely Hordemate , Bishop of Rebirth , Defy Death , Karmic Guide and Miraculous Recovery , just to name a few. Not sure what specific format you’re looking to build in, but there are options in most.

gavriel1136 on venture

1 month ago

Cards to remove-Cards to add in

Blood on the Snow- Slaughter the Strong . You only have 1 snow land, so this card really doesn't help you all that much. Slaughter will keep Sefris alive while killing almost everything else.

Planar Ally- Karmic Guide . There aren't many venture cards, sure. But you can do way better for 5 mana than Ally, especially since you have a venture enabler in the command zone. Karmic Guide will reanimate things, is a very powerful combo loop card, and is really cheap now due to a recent reprint.

Grave Endeavor- Either Ever After or Incarnation Technique . 7 Mana is a LOT in commander, and this one is pretty unreliable. The extra damage you do to someone will likely not be too impactful for the additional mana. These two cards provide better value for cheaper.

Champion of Wits- Eligeth, Crossroads Augur . Champion is unreliable and mana intensive. Eligeth is great because if you venture into the Dungeon of the Mad Mage, you're gonna scry 1, 2, then 3. Eligeth will turn those into card draw instead.

Rogue Class- Orzhov Signet . I think this deck could use a little more ramp, and Rogue Class doesn't really do anything until you get to level 3, which is very mana intensive. Even at level 3, it doesn't really jive with the rest of your strategy.

Revivify- Eerie Interlude or Semester's End . Both are more reliable and can trigger a ton of "enter the battlefield and venture" effects you have. This way, you can save your board from a wipe, or just get a ton of ETB's quickly. Revivify requires someone to wipe for you.

Phantom Steed- Magister Sphinx or Reya Dawnbringer . Honestly, it can be any huge creature you like. Since your deck is so focused on reanimator, you should include a few really big creatures that are super impactful to the game to reanimate. Right now the only big ones are Sepulchral Primordial and maybe Sun Titan

multimedia on Alesha, No Idea

2 months ago

Hey, you're welcome.

Some changes to consider:

Both Goblin Bombardment and Viscera Seer are sac outlets that add to the infinite combo here of Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit + Murderous Redcap . Anointed Procession is a good card, but it's an expensive price card that's not doing much here because there's not a strong token sub theme. By sub theme I mean 10 or more cards that care about tokens. You could add more creatures who create tokens when they ETB such as Siege-Gang Commander , but I don't think you need them.

Ankle Shanker is an attack trigger which you will not get when you reanimate him with Alesha. Creatures who have a tap activated ability are less good with Alesha since when you reanimate them with her they ETB tapped not letting them tap to activate.

multimedia on Alesha, No Idea

2 months ago

Hey, nice version of Alesha.

New sets Modern Horizons 2 and Strixhaven has lots of budget goodies for Alesha. The first two cards can tutor for and put Master of Cruelties into your graveyard.

  • Vile Entomber : best card of the bunch to consider adding since it's repeatable Entomb with a deathtouch body who Alesha can reanimate.
  • Unmarked Grave : tutor for any nonlegendary card and put in your graveyard.
  • Goblin Bombardment : now a $1 and it's one of the best sac outlets in Commander especially with Cruelties. After making an opponent have 1 life sac Cruelties to end that opponent and repeat next turn by reanimating Cruelties.
  • Karmic Guide : now a $1, powerful with Alesha because she can reanimate it which then can reanimate any other creature in your graveyard. Karmic can put itself back into your graveyard by not paying the echo cost making it easily repeatable.
  • Zephyr Boots : give Alesha flying evasion and it can be repeatable loot to fuel her reanimation.
  • Access Tunnel : another Rogue's Passage , less mana cost to activate.

Viscera Seer is a one drop sac outlet to abuse reanimation of the same creatures with Alesha and it also can help your draws with repeatable scry. Solemn Simulacrum can be repeatable basic land ramp and draw when reanimated with Alesha. Ravenous Chupacabra can be repeatable creature removal.

Exotic Orchard is another rainbow land. Spectator Seating and Vault of Champions are Bond lands that ETB untapped if playing multiplayer Commander. Talisman of Conviction and Talisman of Hierarchy are two more two drop mana rocks.

If interested in any of these suggestions then I offer more advice including cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.

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