Kenrith, the Returned King
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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
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Kenrith, the Returned King

Legendary Creature — Human Noble

: All creatures gain trample and haste until end of turn.

: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

: Target player gains 5 life.

: Target player draws a card.

: Put target creature card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under its owner's control.

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legendofa on Card name precision

4 months ago

This is a very rules-lawyer-y question, but Magic-ese is a very precise language.

How accurately do you need to name a card for effects like Pithing Needle?

If I wanted to prevent Kenrith, the Returned King from activating, is saying the (non-card) name "Kenrith, Returned King" acceptable? Is just "Kenrith" too ambiguous, with or without pointing at the card?

If I Underdark Rift a Chandra, Flame Whatever, can I name "the Chandra I put into your library" with Pithing Needle if I can't name the specific card?

rwn1971 on Buttercup: Princess Bride

6 months ago

The more i look at Kaya, Geist Hunter the more i want to put her in. Giving my party deathtouch and if i want i can possibly get more rate tokens from Skittles and Pack Rat and also insect tokens. I did miss a draw combo you got Dynaheir, Invoker Adept + Kenrith, the Returned King = draw 2 cards .

rwn1971 on Buttercup: Princess Bride

6 months ago

Personally i just do not like having my opponent drawing extra card. You still got 8 deathtouch creatures plus insects from Hornet Nest and you got Spark Double Majestic Myriarch Nashi, Moon's Legacy Odric, Lunarch Marshal Eater of Virtue Agent's Toolkit . And being a Monarch for that extra draw you do not need when you got Damia, Sage of Stone Staff of Compleation Garruk's Uprising Glissa Sunslayer Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain Kenrith, the Returned King Leinore, Autumn Sovereign Reki, the History of Kamigawa and Shanid, Sleepers' Scourge . But you also have Kaya, Geist Hunter in your maybe board if you really want deathtouch .

Darb_the_Bard on Buttercup: Princess Bride

7 months ago

rwn1971 Your criticism of Skullwinder is fair. I agree that in a 1-on-1 situation it can feel bad. However, with 2 or more opponents it becomes a political card and you have the potential to make a beneficial deal with whichever opponent gets the card. Of course, if you are the archenemy then it may be that no opponent will cooperate, but even in that situation it's possible (depending on your meta, likely?) that at least one opponent has nothing threatening in their graveyard. I am hesitant to remove any graveyard recursion as I'm afraid we may often be a target for removal (since tutors tend to be pretty good...) and I think it may be important to be able to replay some of our key cards like Jegantha, Odric, or Jodah. Of course, I can't get a feel for how often this will come up until getting in a bunch of games with actual opponents.

Other ways to get stuff from our graveyard include: Bala Ged Recovery  Flip, Kethis, the Hidden Hand, Nashi, Moon's Legacy, and Kenrith, the Returned King. Three of these sources can even be tutored for with Buttercup, so perhaps you're right that Skullwinder is unnecessary. For now, I'll put in Jhoira for Skullwinder. This means losing another deathtouch creature, but perhaps at this point we just find other ways to give all our creatures deathtouch.

That brings us to Ankle Shanker. If it were legendary, I think it would be an auto-include. As is, we can't tutor for it and the three colored pips in the mana cost are all downside since they won't buff Buttercup at all. It might still be worth it as an alternative way to give everything deathtouch for Westley, but I'll have to think about it. Again, it's getting harder for me to make cuts...

As for Elas il-Kor, Sadistic Pilgrim, I like that card and have even thought about creating another deck with it as my commander, but I'm not sure it has enough synergy for what I want to do. Yes, it's legendary and two colors and has deathtouch, but its other effects won't really do much in this deck.

Would you take out Mirkwood Spider, Wasteland Viper, or Tidehollow Strix for one or both of those cards? Or is there another card that should be on the chopping block?

Darb_the_Bard on Buttercup: Princess Bride

7 months ago

Legion Loyalist seems like a solid option to give our creatures trample more reliably. Kenrith, the Returned King and Garruk's Uprising also do this, and Gaea's Gift can also work if Odric is out. That's not many options, so adding another seems like a good choice. Kenrith is legendary and can thus be tutored for with Buttercup, so at least we can get him every game if we decide to, but we'll only have so many tutor opportunities before the game ends, so it would be great to draw trample enablers naturally. I'm not sure what I would cut if I were to add Legion Loyalist, but I'll add him to the maybeboard for now.

Flarhoon13 on Kenrith, the Cycling King

1 year ago

Inaugural game went perfectly. Time of Need got Zirda, the Dawnwaker. An early Fluctuator allowed me to cycle about 7 cards early. Zur the Enchanter got Astral Slide, Escape Protocol and Training Grounds. So, when Kenrith, the Returned King finally came out, all of his abilities were reduced to a single coloured mana. Razaketh's Rite got a Palinchron, probably should've gotten a Herald of the Forgotten. My opponent had been kind enough to mill my Scholar of the Ages so I could search with Razaketh's Rite again, this time for the Dimir House Guard to loop Palinchron via Kenrith, the Returned King for infinite mana and the win.

TypicalTimmy on March of the Machine

1 year ago

An officially released card is called "The Kenriths' Royal Funeral" and shows two people, a man and a woman, dressed in white and gold, laid out for a funeral.

My understanding is that Kenrith, the Returned King is the twins' father, and that their mother has already passed.

I wonder if this means we can expect to see Will and Rowen die in the story :(

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