Kefnet the Mindful

Kefnet the Mindful

Legendary Creature — God

Flying, indestructible

This can't attack or block unless you have seven or more cards in hand.

: Draw a card. Then, you may return a land you control to its owner's hand.

Kefnet the Mindful Discussion

legendofa on Bringing Turbo Fog to the …

1 month ago

TL;DR: I want to make Turbo Fog better, but I'm not sure how.

I like the philosophy of Turbo Fog, and I've had some success with it in FNMs and casual tournaments. I'm trying to push it up into at least low-tier competitive, but I think it's gotten left pretty far behind. It hasn't really gotten any new toys recently to get it above casual tables.

Basically, Turbo Fog is a control deck that tries to avoid taking any damage by neutralizing the opponent's attacking creatures and avoiding or removing harmful spells. It's a similar line of thought to Lantern Control or prison decks.

Starting with the Fog part, there are a few ways to go. Spore Frog and Kami of False Hope are cheap creatures that are easily searched and recycled, but there aren't many other creature options. The old-school method is instants like Darkness and Ethereal Haze, but while they have more options, they don't have as many ways to search or recur them, with Isochron Scepter and Snapcaster Mage probably being the best. Finally, there are the enchantments and artifacts. Leyline of Sanctity takes care of a lot of the non-damaging effects, Ghostly Prison is good but offers a workaround, and Ensnaring Bridge needs a little too much dedicated support, in my experience. Turbo Fog isn't big on emptying its hand.

Next up is the Turbo. The traditional draw engines are Howling Mine and Phyrexian Arena, and Stormfist Crusader is a mixture of those two. The Royal Scions and Jace Beleren provide some Planeswalker support. Teferi, Hero of Dominaria does pretty much everything a Turbo Fog deck wants.

For removal, I generally look at all-purpose stuff, like Abrupt Decay, Assassin's Trophy, and Counterspell. The Fog effects provide pseudo-removal against attackers, so it's the utility creatures and other effects that pose problems. All the same, a good Supreme Verdict is always welcome. Engineered Explosives and Nevinyrral's Disk are other mass removal options.

Finally, and most importantly, the win condition. The three main approaches I've seen and/or tried are draw damage, semi-passive mill, and simply attacking with a big creature. For the draw damage, there's cards like Fevered Visions, Runeflare Trap, Fate Unraveler, basically anything that might see use in a Wheels EDH deck. Semi-passive mill comes from symmetrical drawing, while recycling cards through Blessed Respite or Elixir of Immortality. For big creatures, my headliners are Kefnet the Mindful and Sigarda, Host of Herons--5 power, evasive, and hard to kill. Honorable mention goes to Nexus of Fate, just to completely lock out the opponent.

I've poked through a lot of cards and tried a lot of variations, but I'm still not sure I'm not overlooking something. It's very color-heavy, but every color offers a unique option that's hard to replace in at least one category. I'm currently leaning toward or . Of course, it may just be unable to compete at a higher level with the tools it has now. What does Turbo Fog need to get into the competitive boards?

Shaffe_House on This Land is my Land

4 months ago

Part 2

Other Cards that you could consider cutting

  1. Ondu Giant => Seedguide Ash this card is one more mana expsive and has to die inorder to get the lands, but could be such a good upside. This dieing with your commander reads ramp 3 draw 3 cards and gain 3 life
  2. Soratami Mirror-Guard I get what you are doing here, but I feel like there are better payoffs for this
  3. Timbermaw Larva => Rampaging Brontodon trample is 1,000% better on this card
  4. Wakeroot Elemental 5 greens for a 5/5? way overcosted
  5. Wave-Wing Elemental again similar argument to Windrider Eel not that big of an impact
  6. Wild Wanderer good but could have better options
  7. Aetherflux Reservoir I know this is good in commander but why? No synergy at all, there has to be a better card slot here
  8. Elixir of Immortality I used to put this in all of my decks too, but it is counter productive to your stragay with cards like Splendid Reclamation and The Mending of Dominaria
  9. Wayfarer's Bauble There is better ramp than this in green
  10. I see why you have Jiang Yanggu but I feel like there is stronger cards than that. I cut the card to tutor Journey for the Elixir for him sorry :(
  11. There are a bunch of other better than Ranger's Path you could add, I'll show them in the recommendations
  12. Future Sight and Ominous Seas both seem strange here. I get future sight can draw cards, BUT I feel you should use mana sinks rather than off the top of your library draw
  13. Ghostly Flicker is on thin ice, like yes you have all the etb creatures but sometimes it is a dead card. meh at best?

Other Cards that you could consider adding

This is where the fun begins and your wallet cries

  1. You want Nissa, Who Shakes the World great card, it is a mana doubler ramp, and also you just win with the ultimate
  2. I heard you like ramp try Tireless Provisioner and pick up one for me while you are at it please
  3. Here is a gaint list of green ramp Harrow , Growth Spiral , Explore , Khalni Heart Expedition , Roiling Regrowth , Grow from the Ashes , Urban Evolution , Migration Path , Natural Connection , Nissa's Renewal , Nylea's Intervention , Spring / Mind , Animist's Awakening , Omen of the Hunt
  4. Keeping your life total at a high level Kazandu Nectarpot , Grazing Gladehart , Retreat to Kazandu , Jaddi Offshoot
  5. Mana Sinks, you are going to have a lot of mana, might as well do something with it Kamahl's Druidic Vow ummm.... yes? Kefnet the Mindful one of my favorite Gods, that doesn't have a place. I look forward to getting attacked by him Sprout Swarm it is really easy for this card to be "free"
  6. Win Cons Blackblade Reforged yes, all the yes Kamahl’s Will All the lands become creatures lol Crash of Rhino Beetles oh crap a 15/15 oh no Oran-Rief Hydra meh, but it could be good?

  7. Other just good cards Frilled Mystic , Trygon Predator , Plasm Capture Gush , Tragic Lesson , Simic Charm , Rampage of the Clans

That is all I can think of at the moment. I'm sure I'll have more la

Coward_Token on Modern Horizons 2 Spoilers

6 months ago

Maybe I'm late in realizing it but for Urza's Saga you can rescue it in response to its third chapter using Instant-speed abilities like Kefnet the Mindful , letting you tutor (and make Karn tokens) again later on if you want

BrassLord on Ormos needs so much support budget is futile help

8 months ago

No problem! I like the idea of snow lands and regular islands to have different card names! And I feel you on the tap lands, though with Teferi's Ageless Insight and cycle lands, it can get a bit nutty! Command Tower and Ash Barrens also jump out if you'd like to thin the lands too! Gush is definitely a win more card, but could serve to give you an island and snow covered island to pitch when your commander is out!

The end goal of draw/huge hand size and a mana sink into a card draw is a lot like Kefnet the Mindful , so that may be a good place to look as well for synergies!

legendofa on Cards that are good for …

9 months ago

Modern-casual Gods support cards.

Cavern of Souls if you have money to burn

Colossal Majesty gives you some draw power, since Gods tend to have high power.

If you're including the Theros Gods, Overbeing of Myth gives you full devotion in one card, and it plays well with Kefnet the Mindful and Kruphix, God of Horizons .

Neoform might be interesting, since all the blue and green Gods are 3-5 mana.

Keruga, the Macrosage would be cute as a companion. (Make sure you check the updated rules.)

Watch out for the multicolor backs of Esika, God of the Tree  Flip and Jorn, God of Winter  Flip.

Snake_Oil on EDH Under $1 Series - …

1 year ago

Just going by Scryfall (even going as deep as <0.90c in terms of value rather than the full dollar) there are quite a few that spring up that I'd be interested in seeing made on such an extreme budget:

Rashmi, Eternities Crafter -- Simic Control/Tempo is something I'd be super interested to see on a budget, not gonna lie.

Tasigur, the Golden Fang -- Recursive politics on a budget?

Kefnet the Mindful -- You could easily do Mystic Sanctuary loops here, there are a couple of spells that require you to bounce a land to cast, like Deprive and Tragic Lesson.

Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter -- Only because I have a budget plan for her myself, I'd be interested in seeing another take on it!

Darigaaz Reincarnated -- This is more of a pet idea for me, I love Darigaaz.

Rosheen Meanderer/Hallar, the Firefletcher -- Both are kind of unique in Gruul colours so it'd be interesting to see either made on a budget.

Sachi, Daughter of Seshiro -- If you're looking for a tribal commander, Shamans are a very unique tribe.

Those are just some that spring to mind for me looking over the list, whether you run with any of them or not I hope you enjoy the process of budgeteering! I know I do whenever I get the itch!

zapyourtumor on Kefnet The Equiped

1 year ago

The deck does seem a bit all over the place though. I'm not really seeing the synergy between Kefnet the Mindful and equipment? Why is stacking equipments on kefnet good besides the fact that it has indestructible? Plus, what do you do if your hand has less than seven cards? (which will happen a lot) This makes all ur stuff on kefnet useless if it cant attack or block.

Porphyry Nodes is one of my favorite cards, but here it'll just kill off ur PP (haha funny yes) which we sort of want to keep on the battlefield as a draw engine. Not sure why there's 4x Fact or Fiction either.

You should probably include some spot removal like Path to Exile. Budget option is Condemn. Some sweepers better than fumigate are Wrath of God and Day of Judgment.

Problem with equipment on a budget is that most of the only decent equipments (Batterskull, enemy-colored mirrodin swords like Sword of Feast and Famine, Sword of Fire and Ice etc) are all expensive and basically only work well with stuff like Stoneforge Mystic. If you're leaning into the Puresteel Paladin 0 equip cost, you can run stuff like Colossus Hammer. Dunno

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