Kiora, the Crashing Wave

Kiora, the Crashing Wave

Planeswalker — Kiora

+1: Until your next turn, prevent all damage that would be dealt to and dealt by target permanent an opponent controls.

-1: Draw a card. You may play an additional land this turn.

-5: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of your end step, put a 9/9 blue Kraken creature token onto the battlefield."

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora (DDO) Mythic Rare
Born of the Gods (BNG) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Magic Duels Legal
MTGO Legal
Casual Legal
Pioneer Legal
Noble Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Hero Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Kiora, the Crashing Wave occurrence in decks from the last year

Kiora, the Crashing Wave Discussion

Stardragon on Walking the Eternities

1 week ago

Update 2

Cards cut:

All red cards cut going Bant instead of Jeskai

Jace, Unraveler of Secrets

Cards Added:

1xBasri Ket- as early game Elspeth for token generation to either attack my opponent or defend my walkers

2xKiora, the Crashing Wave- because her +1 protects my walkers, her -1 is ramp and draw all in one and her ult brings a big boy to the field each turn which is nice even if it can be chump blocked

2xTeferi, Master of Time his +1 is draw, his -3 again protects my walker and me from creatures artifact and enchants for a turn has phasing might as well be a bounce effect with added benefit that it doesn't trigger enter or left the battlefield effects at instant speed. And his +10 which granted will be hard to get to but if does happen two extra turns.

1xTeferi, Hero of Dominaria- Oloro_Magic explained better than why i should add this card


2xTemple Garden

2xHinterland Harbor

2xBlind Obedience- mainly to slow my opponents down but has extort to keep me alive a little longer and to kill my opponent a little faster

2xDig Through Time- for its Scry 7 add 2 to your hand

added to side board Archetype of Imagination to hate against flying deck as none of tokens have flying though Elspeth, Sun's Champion ult could give them that.

Azeworai on Will Xenagos Return in Zendikar?

1 month ago

Now, do bear with me here.

In the last few sets, a meiny of planeswalkers have been returning to us. In War of the Spark there are a fair few to count, Elspeth in Theros Beyond Death, and _ in _Throne of Eldraine there was Garruk.

Consider one other point, for there are planeswalkers for every single and double colour combination. Specifically I am speaking of the guilds, as it is Kaya in Orzhov, Ajani, in Selesnya, Ashiok in Dimir, Angrath in Rakdos, Kiora in Simic, Dovin in Azorius, Vraska in Golgari, the perfidious Royal Scions in Izzet, and Nahiri in Boros.

Xenagos may have the contender against two planeswalkers for Gruul, being Arlinn and Samut, yet Samut hasn't much of a reason to go to Zendikar, as there are no werewolves, and Samut is an adherent to her people upon Amonkhet, thus she mayn't leave them to journey elsewhere.

Xenagos has two points going for him. One, he is fond of power. He ascended to that of a deity, lead revelers oppugning the gods and goddesses of Theros, and he was arrogant whilst doing so. Secondly, we don't know if he died. He fell from Nyx, but was never told to have a splat, as he could have planeswalked away. Also, Theros has an afterlife, but I doubt WOTC would use that excuse twice.

Perhaps I am reaching, but Xenagos has some of my favourite art in the game and I'd like to see him return.


HELLcaster19 on When Rashmi crafts a sea creature army...

3 months ago

Elmalco Nifty deck idea!

Have you thought about Kiora, the Crashing Wave or Kiora, Master of the Depths? I think they would work well with the theme of large sea bois. If you can get them to ultimate range, that is.

Also, the new card Ominous Seas will pair really well with your Greater Good

Magnanimous on RG vs RUG

4 months ago

I do think Savage Knuckleblade is good and could be great in a deck like this. In situations where both you and your opponent have very few cards in hand, it can be a great mana sink that can take games. I do agree that Prime Speaker Zegana is bad (6 mana cards should help you go from a losing to a winning position, this is a win-more card) and think that the old Kiora, the Crashing Wave would be better than the new one. On that note, an interesting direction would be a Kiora fog deck that slams bombs in the late-game.

Icbrgr on Help finding interesting cards to …

4 months ago

orly? thats fun to hear! i remember i started a thread about Dyrads potential in modern when the card was spoiled lol

Another idea for The Pioneer mazes end brew might be with Kiora, the Crashing Wave?

VileRocK on Tatyova Ramp 1.0

5 months ago

Change log:

This planeswalker is only really useful for the -1 option, if you get it twice it's great value.

Homeward path protects against theft effects.

Curse can hit as many targets as you require.

Tireless Tracker is too slow and requires spare mana.

Better ramp upgrade.

More creatures to shore up against sac strategies.

Primal order is a powerful wincon when you only run a maximum of 5 non-basic lands.

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