Kokusho, the Evening Star

Kokusho, the Evening Star

Legendary Creature — Dragon Spirit

Flying

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.

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) mythic rare
From the Vault: Dragons (DRB) Rare
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Kokusho, the Evening Star occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Black: 0.38%

Golgari: 0.2%

WB (Orzhov): 0.71%

Kokusho, the Evening Star Discussion

Gorbah on Betrayal at House Marchesa

3 weeks ago

Cheers usaDiabetic,

I added 2 lifegain creatures for the next match up and those are Wurmcoil Engine & Disciple of Bolas !

Next in line are Kokusho, the Evening Star & Gray Merchant of Asphodel & Noxious Gearhulk

Since your devotion to black is the highest here aswell with 38.75% + adding the ones i mentioned here it will even get close to 50% ( Gary triggers )

Bouncing these creatures in and out of the grave with Marchesa will be more than enough to keep our heads above water.

Gonna upload my Marchesa build later this evening ! Feel free to take a peak ;)

Aliensibob on Jarad and the Lhurgoyf

4 weeks ago

My suggestions using only cards in your maybeboard.

If Ob Nixilis Reignited's only purpose is card draw, out for Guardian Project

That's 1 more out than in so you should be down to 99.

Ugrades using cards not in maybeboard.

Kodama's Reach in for Golgari Signet, Circuitous Route in for Fellwar Stone, Far Wanderings in for Wayfarer's Bauble - net same mana without threshold, but with it a lot better.
Solemn Simulacrum in for Artisan of Kozilek- Artisan is nice but so expensive, while the sad robot is ramp, card draw, and sac fodder.

Death's Presence in for Nyx Weaver - You don't lose any power for sacking your creatures.

Crucible of Worlds in for Whispersilk Cloak

Illusionist's Bracers in for Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip, Archfiend of Despair in for Boneyard Wurm- have to cut one of this effect at this point, Wound Reflection in for Liliana, Death's Majesty - could take out the other Lily, but her best case scenario is better.

These three cards together with Jarad allow you to sac a 5 power creature to deal 40 damage. Activate Jarac(sac creature is a cost)+Bracers double = 10 to each opponent. Archfiend and Reflection trigger, first deals 10, second 20 for 40 total damage.

Be careful about putting the Cauldron out too early, since it prevents Death Triggers.

Underrealm Lich + Gitrog = draw almost entire deck, since they trigger off each other.

Underrealm Lich will prevent you from decking as it replaces the card draw.

Last_Laugh on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

1 month ago

Flayer of the Hatebound + Sage of Fables + Ashnod's Altar for infinite draw/damage.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Altar of Dementia + any non-human Persist creature for infinite mill. Replacing Altar of Dementia with Ashnod's/Phyrexian Altar will fuel a game ending spell also.

But honestly even with all those combos the deck typically wins through etb/death trigger abuse coupled with aggro and a bit of resource denial like Oona's Blackguard / Sadistic Hypnotist .

I have a bit more non-combat finishing reach in mine with Metallic Mimic + Kokusho, the Evening Star or Gray Merchant of Asphodel . Jokulhaups with your creatures coming back reliably ends games also.

Last_Laugh on Marchesa - No Rest For The Wicked

1 month ago

Nice start. I do have a few suggestions to help you lower your avg. cmc though and I'll try to break it down by category and suggest a cut.

Draw: Midnight Reaper , Yawgmoth, Thran Physician , and Skullclamp for Butcher of Malakir (Grave Pact if your mana can handle it but Butcher is overcosted and susceptible to more removal), Bedevil (versatile but single use and not abuseable here), and Necropolis Regent (Really good at what it does but there's better finishers for Marchesa).

Control: Glen Elendra Archmage (combos with Mikaeus and Goblin Bombardment also) for Mystic Confluence (Glen Elendra gets multiple uses, Confluence only 1).

Boardwipes: Last One Standing and Jokulhaups for Decree of Pain (You won't need extra cards with Jokulhaups and it's cheaper to cast) and Polymorphists Gest (Last One Standing is the same cost but effects all opponents rather than 1).

Win Cons: Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Kokusho, the Evening Star (both very abuseable with Metallic Mimic to ignore the Throne and win outside of combat).

Discard: Sadistic Hypnotist and Oona's Blackguard (discard helps seal up games tighter than a dolphin's butthole) for Vilis (Marchesa does better with cheap aggro) and Underworld Connections (You'll have better results out of resource denial than a single use per turn draw).

Expensive Suggestions: Sneak Attack , Diabolic Intent , Imperial Recruiter , Grave Pact , Necropotence , and Spellskite

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration, it's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

TDemers on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's

1 month ago

I'm surprised you are running so few lands KibaAlpha, are you often missing early land drops? I typically run around 36-37 lands to ensure consistency.

How is Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim performing for you? I'm considering cutting her from my deck.

Did you ever consider Mimic Vat and/or Nim Deathmantle for recursion? Makes for a deadly combo with Kokusho, the Evening Star and provide great value otherwise.

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