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.

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Limited Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Custom Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vintage Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Kokusho, the Evening Star Discussion

TheOutcastWarlock on Demon-Dragon Deck

2 days ago

Leather Wings is a deck I made years ago based around my two favorite creature types. Getting back into MTG, I want to make this an at least decent deck. General improvement tips are appreciated, but I have a few specific points I want to ask about:

Thanks for reading!

cfost827 on Karador EDH Deck (Hulk/Boonweaver Combo's …

2 weeks ago

TriusMalarky - haha thanks!! Yeah, I'm basically just retooling the whole Karador deck to make it more fun for everyone. I removed all the hate bears (besides Teeg) and all the tutors so far, along with Hulk and Boonweaver + Pattern Rebirth/Academy Rector.

I took whatqwerty advice and added Spore Frog and Caustic Caterpillar. I'm also basically going more of an Toolbox/Reanimator route adding in some creatures to win through combat and that are powerful. Kokusho, the Evening Star, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Craterhoof Behemoth, Massacre Wurm, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Luminous Broodmoth, Razaketh, the Foulblooded, etc.

Also, I'm adding more utility cards and things that basically just always blow up my opponents stuff. Aura Shards, Plaguecrafter, Abrupt Decay, Ravenous Chupacabra, Krosan Grip, Despark, etc.

Just going to try making some of those updates for now - still trying to construct the deck a different way.

But I appreciate all the feedback! I'm open to anymore suggestions all :)

KibaAlpha on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's

3 weeks ago


Thank you for your suggestion.

I can see Teysa, Orzhov Scion maybe finding a spot in the deck (not sure what to swap out with at this time) but Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts no chance. Her CMC alone is to high and her ability doesn't really fit with the deck.

If I could guarantee having Teysa Karlov on the field each time I sacrifice Kokusho, the Evening Star then he'd be in the deck.

X-Factor11105 on I Am Fire, I Am Death

3 weeks ago

Fuzzlewuzzle I'm glad you keep working on this deck! I'm still working to tighten mine up as well!

Some questions and thoughts:

  • Molten Echoes: I think we differ on this because of playstyle. Of your 18 dragons (including Bladewing), 4 are Legendary, and three of them are nonbos with Molten Echoes (Bladewing goes infinite). In my deck, , I have 7. At least Ryusei, the Falling Star and Kokusho, the Evening Star would be funny triggers with Echoes. I think I'd rather be selective about what to copy and focus on building up board presence or draw in the mid-game than play a payoff.

  • Avaricious Dragon: How has this played for you? I feel like that drawback is pretty massive. If I feel like I need to get some draw I may rather include Dragon Mage.

  • Command Beacon: You have this included for a 2nd or 3rd cast of Bladewing? My normal play is to let Bladewing hit the graveyard, knowing there's so much recursion packed in to bring him back.

  • Altar of Dementia: You went with this as the sac outlet to end the game versus, say Ashnod's Altar, which requires an additional play? I think there's a pros/cons discussion to be had about Altar vs. High Market, but if going infinite is the purpose of that slot, I can get it.

  • Nightscape Familiar: Does this card dramatically accelerate your deck? I see why it could be valuable with cost reduction, I'm just not totally convinced its a strong enough 2-drop. The regeneration is nice though, so I 100% see how it could be so worthwhile, especially if it can stick on the board for a turn or two.

Housegheist on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's

3 weeks ago

What about the other Teysas... Teysa, Orzhov Scion or Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts.

Kokusho, the Evening Star would fit the theme also

Housegheist on The Court of Locthwain

4 weeks ago

I would cut Meteor Golem for Kokusho, the Evening Star as it triggers Ayara, First of Locthwain's ability and can be an aerial threat by itself... if it dies it goes with a devastating effect...

If not Kokusho, i would rank both Ophiomancer and Ogre Slumlord higher than Meteor Golem because of the same reasons... fit the theme, trigger with you commanders ability (as well as the produced tokens) and supply your board with chump blockers - well, in case of Ophiomancer the token can be your kind of boardcontrol because they come with deathtouch... Noone wants to lose their big timmey creatures to a 1/1 deathtouch token :D

Fuzzlewuzzle on I Am Fire, I Am Death

1 month ago

iammute Kokusho, the Evening Star should almost definitely be in here. The only reason it isn't is because I (stupidly) didn't buy it after its latest reprint when it was only $5, and now I'm just bitter about how much the price has increased since then.

That's it. That's the whole reason.

shakes fist at sky

iammute on I Am Fire, I Am Death

1 month ago

Fuzzlewuzzle it's cut off half my message again. Maybe because I'm using my phone? This is my last try and then I'm giving up haha

Have been trying to ask if you have ever thought about including Kokusho, the Evening Star? It can replace Dragon Tempest/Terror of the Peaks as your wincon in the Molten Echoes combo. The lifedrain could have some good incidental value too. I have a lands player in my playgroup so I'm always looking for nondamage wincons to get around Glacial Chasm

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