Kokusho, the Evening Star

Kokusho, the Evening Star

Legendary Creature — Dragon Spirit


When Kokusho, the Evening Star is put into a graveyard from play, each opponent loses 5 life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

Kokusho, the Evening Star Discussion

Themysteriousone on The Doom Song

1 week ago

Sire of Stagnation is a good card draw but if you want to replace him Kokusho, the Evening Star can easily become a win-con for you if you keep copying it. I would suggest getting rid of Helm of the Host just too much mana to play and equip to Gyruda. Think about adding Nightmare Shepherd and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed to help recur creatures.

Heimdall300 on Chainer, Big Fan of Nightmare's!

2 weeks ago

I'd cut Woe Strider, I don't find that card cool.. Actually I thought again about Sire Of Insanity but oh dear Master of Cruelties is so much more... cruel :). I'd cut Nightmare Shepherd too though it is strong but doesn't fit that well no? you don't want your stuff exiled. Love Reanimate great change !! I tried to make a Chainer of my own, copying you. Combustible Gearhulk, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Necropotence, Necromancy are some nice options.

Ungodlyfreak on It's Tax Time!

1 month ago



brandondouglas on Only two things are certain

1 month ago

grizzlybair to be honest slowly it's becoming that. I'm actually working on making it activated abilities and enchantments in addition with plenty of board wipes. Like the combo with exquisite blood and sanguine bond, I'm adding a couple of tutor cards to make this a little more possible. I mean it is still a bit of a death and taxes control deck without the blue. But having abilities is where I can gain life which also trigger abilities to have my opponents lose life is the goal. So if I have a card out that says whenever I gain life and opponent lose life, but I can still play Kokusho, the Evening Star and I'm playing Commander in a pod of five other people That's a pretty good gain. And if I'm playing with people who end up scrying into their graveyard or try to create a loop between their hand and their graveyard, I can play a card similar to Kunoros, Hound of Athreos and they can't play from their graveyard, I know I also have a card somewhere that "whenever a card is put into a graveyard it is instead exiled." To help prevent that issue as well. But I love the white side of complete board wipes which is nice if I get desperate, and most of my non-basic lands trigger life gain.

I'm still just coming back to the game but it was worth this revamp. I appreciate your insight and I like your deck.

Luciferian on Muldrotha Value town

1 month ago

budlaorf thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately Havengul Lich is way too slow for this deck. A much better alternative for it is Chainer, Dementia Master which was in the deck but got removed along side Kokusho, the Evening Star due to me wanting to move away from that combo. The card is incredibly powerful though and could eventually put back in the deck as a finisher. Without Kokusho, the Evening Star of course, either of those paint a huge target on your head.

Ungodlyfreak on It's Tax Time!

1 month ago

Thanks again, DemMeowsephs!

I'm working on some edits, so I'll keep those in mind. Thinking of taking out some of the big bombs for some lower cost stuff to help with consistency. I'm thinking maybe cut Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Kokusho, the Evening Star, and Gray Merchant of Asphodel. As boring as it is, Torment of Hailfire feels like it's a stronger win card than any of those others.

Peligrad on How would you build Rakdos …

1 month ago

My Rakdos deck, not sure if it is what you're looking for, but it is Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger at the helm with all the Rakdos stax pieces. Stuff like Spreading Plague Ensnaring Bridge Meekstone. The idea is that Kroxa doesn't need to stay on the battlefield to do his thing, so you can play basically a creatureless deck and play lots of board wipes like Damnation Toxic Deluge.

The deck wins generally from Wound Reflection plus Fraying Omnipotence or from getting tons of mana from Black Market and casting a big Torment of Hailfire. It also has the Sensei's Divining Top or Necropotence plus Bolas's Citadel combos in it which works well because it has stuff like Exquisite Blood Gray Merchant of Asphodel Kokusho, the Evening Star in it to enable.

I will say that I don't play the deck all that much any more, because people hate playing against stax. But it is really fun to win a game where you're arch enemy at the table and your deck is loaded with individual cards that turn off entire decks.

MrKillStar on The Evening Star

2 months ago

Hmmmm... maybe try some stupid combo with Bolas's Citadel, sac Kokusho, the Evening Star with any free sac outlet, use Mortuary/Haunted Crossroads to get Kokushko back on top of library to recast it? Can also do that with Gray Merchant of Asphodel. But its just very junky combo :D
Also needs some ramp.. Bubbling Muck, Dark Ritual; Arcane Signet/Charcoal Diamond for black mana, Sol Ring/Mind Stone for some colorless. Everglades could be useable aswell. Jet Medallion - a bit pricey, but should help too.

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