Kestia, the Cultivator
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Kestia, the Cultivator

Legendary Enchantment Creature — Nymph

Bestow (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it's an Aura with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again when it's not attached to a creature.)

Enchanted creature gets +4/+4.

Whenever an enchanted creature or enchantment creature you control attacks, draw a card.

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Darsul on C'mon Kes!

6 months ago

I see where your coming from in a vacuum but, in reality you can still draw get just as many triggers off Tuv as with Kes. Note: Tuv triggers once a turn NOT, once on your turn so, as long as you play your enchantments at flash speed on your opponents try you will trigger her draw. Yes that's a little more build around but, still you can get multi. triggers. I know back when this precon came out I always tried to shoehorn Kes over Tuv and when i look ya your deck I feel your trying to do the same. In short getting more draw triggers is a reason but, not the best reason to play Kes over the other option, Sythis, Harvest's Hand would be the best for the enchantress draw commander.

What I feel really makes Kestia, the Cultivator stand out over her peers is she rewards you for playing wide. The real trick is finding that balance. B4 this last eldrain set came out Control Magic and cards like it were all stars with her, stealing you opponents dudes swinging with them and your get to draw a card.. ah yes please but, stealing your opponents stuff always has 2 major down falls one, they need play dude worth stealing and when they are out of the game so to goes their card. Now how ever we have cards like Gylwain, Casting Director, Spellbook Vendor and Ellivere of the Wild Court(yes i see her in your list). They mean less auras we need to shove in the deck to help trigger kes but, building on that we can run Umbra Mystic (she didnt play well with heavy control magic list). Note you need to attack to get the trigger so, we need ways to attack profitably to that end Archetype of Imagination feels like a must (it really read "my team is unblock able muh ah ah ahahah"), Bow of Nylea can help too. Most of my auras in my list are all make the creature unblocked variety.

Let me know if Im crazy and ill stop but, if you want more thoughts from me ill write more but, for now i feel like im imposing so ill leave you with this. Not saying im doing it right but, my list for Kes has me at about 34 Creature 15 enchantments 36 lands and 14 other cards where your trying to split 50/50 enchantments to creatures when, kes needs you to go wide and turn your team sideways. Tuv or Sythis want more of the 50/50.


Darsul on C'mon Kes!

6 months ago

hey, I love too see more kes players but, to help out with suggestion are you running Kestia, the Cultivator over Tuvasa the Sunlit?

griffstick on Card creation challenge

8 months ago

Since I made my wife a card I decided to make my own with the same art style.




Create an creature/enchantment aura, that works like bestow but in reverse. Celestial Archon for example. The bestow cost is more than its casting cost. Well make an Aura Enchantment that has a mechanic that allows you to play it as a creature instead and the cost to do so is more because when it dies it attaches to a creature as an Aura. See its bestow in reverse.

Cards for examples

Chomp16 on How does Kestia and Weaver …

1 year ago

Kestia, the Cultivator and Weaver of Harmony question here. If you attack with 4 enchantment creatures, are these 4 separate triggers or just one? In other words, if I copy the ability with Weaver, will I draw an additional 4 cards or just the one?

Deadpan_Serious on Big, Bad Tuvasa - Budget Local League

3 years ago

since you said 'I love the concept of "one creature that wins" ' i take it you put all the friendly aura's on your commander? doesn't your commander get removed with something like Swords to Plowshares whenever an opponent can to cause all of those aura's to be put in your graveyard?

anyway, what about bestow creatures like Kestia, the Cultivator or Eidolon of Countless Battles ? also Steal Enchantment can give you two enchantments for the price of one. and Control Magic is pretty good.

then there's Nexus Wardens , Yavimaya Enchantress , Celestial Ancient and definitely Sage's Reverie .

also multicolored aura's like Shield of the Oversoul , Shielding Plax , Favor of the Overbeing , Steel of the Godhead .

Nagoragama on Bant Auracrafting

3 years ago

Added the newish Auracrafting cards Estrid, the Masked, Tuvasa the Sunlit, Kestia, the Cultivator, and Estrid's Invocation.

I switched the commander to Estrid for now, but I think would be better off with one of the creatures, so that I always have some creature to cast, never finding myself with nothing but Auras in hand and nothing to cast them on.

Commander options are: Estrid, the Masked Tuvasa the Sunlit Kestia, the Cultivator Rafiq of the Many

ZendikariWol on Suggestions for a first deck …

3 years ago

So here are the suggestions thus far:

From yourself, Gishath, Sun's Avatar, Atla Palani, Nest Tender, and Nikya of the Old Ways.

dbpunk suggested Xenagos, God of Revels (with another vote from triproberts12.

seshiro_of_the_orochi suggested Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma.

Vimozahr flew in with a host of suggestions: Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, one or more Naya Dino Commanders, The Ur-Dragon, the C13 Naya Commanders (Mayael the Anima, Gahiji, Honored One, and Marath, Will of the Wild), any number of colorless Eldrazi commanders, and Ruric Thar, the Unbowed.

I suggested Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith, Kestia, the Cultivator, Tana, the Bloodsower with either Akiri, Line-Slinger or Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, or Otrimi, the Ever-Playful.

Brutal_B suggested Kruphix, God of Horizons.

And, finally, GoblinElectromancer swoops in with Ezuri, Renegade Leader.

Not posting to provide opinions, this is just the ones in consideration.

ZendikariWol on Suggestions for a first deck …

3 years ago

I think you should give him a Mizzix of the Izmagnus storm deck! ... cricket noises ...

Anyway, actually, give him a deck that pumps up its creatures- equipment is less feelsbad than auras if it doesn't work but also more likely to pop off. In my experience with new players, smashing with a big creature is awesome, and if they get other things when they attack (with cards like Sword of the Animist or Bear Umbra), it feels very satisfying. It just feels cool to dictate your play and be like "when I attack, this happens and this happens and my creature is a billion/a billion! Chump block or die!!!"

To that end, I recommend Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith, Kestia, the Cultivator, Tana, the Bloodsower (probably with Akiri, Line-Slinger or Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder).

Or, if your player is more oriented toward getting that sweet, sweet value than having massive creatures, the Otrimi, the Ever-Playful precon looks fine. That way the player can also do some upgrading if they wanna.

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