Kess, Dissident Mage

Kess, Dissident Mage

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

Flying

During each of your turns, you may cast an instant or sorcery card from your graveyard. If a card cast this way would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Kess, Dissident Mage Discussion

ElijahCallahan64 on Kess, Dissident Mage

2 months ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi thank you for the advice!

Originally, I had planned to have Nekusar, the Mindrazer as my commander, but then I accidentally found Kess, Dissident Mage on www.scryfall.com lol, and completely changed my theme to a wheel+spellslinger combo deck, which works really well when you can re-cast cards like Shadow of the Grave

I do like Underworld Dreams , however, it is more of a pick your poison if I have Hullbreacher out. My original questionable idea with Furnace of Rath was that it works very well with Guttersnipe , Cruel Ultimatum or in general any attack.

I could agree with everything else, and don't even know if I will throw in a Fiery Emancipation or Furnace of Rath . I do not own this deck yet, I actually printed this entire thing out about a week ago and had some of the cards, but plan to slowly buy the cards for it replacing the proxies. Thank You again!

Epicurus on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

Dralnu, Lord of Grixis

Legendary Creature - Zombie Wizard

When ~ enters the battlefield, mill 10, then amass 2

: Target instant or sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. The flashback cost is equal to its mana cost. If you cast that spell this turn, it gains "amass 1."

3/6


Dralnu is such an awesome damn card with such a shyt drawback. I know that they pretty much fixed him already with Kess, Dissident Mage , but here's one for him anyway.

For the next challenge, I had made a challenge a couple days ago that was met incorrectly. Make a NEW planeswalker for your favorite plane, but DON'T USE AN EXISTING CHARACTER. (i.e. not someone who already exists in canon; a brand new character)

Icbrgr on Is Grixis Control Weak/Bad in …

5 months ago

I think I'm on board/agree with everything you said Grubbernaut... the painful mana base with fetches and shocks and obligatory Thoughtseize really make the deck gravitate towards just playing another Death's Shadow deck rather than an actual control build.

We got Kess, Dissident Mage but maybe if we got another version of that card that enabled to cast spells at instant speed or maybe some kinda protection to go with Snapcaster Mage / Torrential Gearhulk Grixis would be in a better spot? Or does grixis need more of a spell based buff?

Spirits on Chairman Meow

5 months ago

Drannith Magistrate shuts down Commanders, Foretell, Flashback, Kess, Dissident Mage / Yawgmoth, Thran Physician type decks, and more

ShaDoWz_6677 on Elsha's at Storm Count 63 [[cEDH-Primer]]

5 months ago

Borisdarker there are two ways that we generate infinite storm Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter and Senseis Top with Elsha.

Gilded Lotus, yes there are other mana rocks and if you look, we have many different ways to generate the infinite mana in the deck.

Pyretic Ritual is just that. A ritual effect. It helps us produce mana to get to our goals in storming off. Kess, Dissident Mage Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder and Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge all use Ritual as well to produce the mana that is needed for there storm decks to trigger the win.

Timetwister used to be in this deck, I removed it because honestly, I can't afford one. I could proxy it and etc... but its just not worth running a card i dont own since i take this deck to tournaments.

plakjekaas on Why is WotC Not Allowing …

5 months ago

Maybe, but Cruel Ultimatum was printed in 2008, even before the last core set reprint of Time Warp , clearly Wizards did not, at that time, learn the exile clause lesson yet.

Though I have to say, Cruel Ultimatum is only scary in 1v1 20 life formats. I've been hit by three of them in a row in commander ( Kess, Dissident Mage is fun), playing mono white, and I ended up winning that game.

Spirits on Kess, Temporal Master - cEDH

5 months ago

lilnick45,

In short, no you don't need to know what's on the bottom of the library,

In long,

  1. Cast Thassa's Oracle
  2. Trigger Thassa's Oracle Enters the Battlefield (ETB) and hold priority
  3. In response (ETB on the stack), cast Demonic Consultation naming a card that isn't in the deck Forest for example
  4. Resolve Demonic Consultation exiling your entire library
  5. Resolve Thassa's Oracle ETB looking at the top 2 cards
  6. Resolve Thassa's Oracle alternative win condition since you have no cards in hand

Tainted Pact works identically, you just don't have to name a card.

IF you have Kess, Dissident Mage in play, it can be even spicier.

  1. Cast Demonic Consultation name Thassa's Oracle
  2. Resolve Demonic Consultation , if the Thassa's Oracle is exiled in the top six (you exile your library), otherwise reveal cards to tutor Thassa's Oracle
  3. Cast Thassa's Oracle
  4. Trigger Thassa's Oracle Enters the Battlefield (ETB) and hold priority
  5. In response (ETB on the stack), cast Demonic Consultation naming a card that isn't in the deck Forest for example
  6. Resolve Demonic Consultation exiling your entire library
  7. Resolve Thassa's Oracle ETB looking at the top 2 cards
  8. Resolve Thassa's Oracle alternative win condition since you have no cards in hand
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