Kozilek, the Great Distortion


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

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Mythic Rare

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Kozilek, the Great Distortion

Legendary Creature — Eldrazi

When you cast Kozilek, the Great Distortion, if you have fewer than seven cards in hand, draw cards equal to the difference.


Discard a card with converted mana cost X: Counter target spell with converted mana cost X.

Kozilek, the Great Distortion Discussion

Trolldier_of_Fortune on H͟E̤̜̓̓ͬ͟ ̟̯͟C̸̙̻̙͂O͓̻͓̹̱Mͦ̾ͫ҉̬̘͕E͔͐͗̋͊̓̚S̮͖ͨ͌ͭ̏̃͊

1 day ago


Really though, no worries about the essay. I like when people take the time to give well-reasoned feedback honestly, and if you saw the description you know I can get pretty long-winded as well. And I'm about to.

Glad to see you have the good taste to realize which Kozilek is really best. Annihilator is just brutal, and I adore it. Also, Butcher does have a lot more consistent draw, and while Kozilek, the Great Distortion can draw more in one cast, you can't Strionic Resonator his cast trigger.

The price listed on here is mostly due to price spikes and generally high-balled prices on here. I don't think I've put as much as $1000 even into this deck, merely a lot of time, some good trades, and a few very well timed purchases (good lord am I glad I went for the Mana Crypt when it was down to $70.)

The reason I haven't really gone for any stax is because honestly, my meta's not a huge fan of such effects. I've considered the Orbs, absolutely, but frankly I'm not going to be the one to start another arms race in my group. That said, Torpor Orb really should find a slot, because literally the only thing it stops in here is Solemn Simulacrum , which while unfortunate, is definitely an acceptable loss given what it DOES stop. My stance on said stax effects could change, given I move to another, more cutthroat meta or my current one powercreeps to the point where I absolutely must slot the Orbs and such in. You're not wrong in your assessment there by any means though.

Urzatron has only ever been assembled like, once in this deck, so I probably could ditch it for more useful utility lands. And a Strip Mine . I don't know how the hell I haven't added one of those by now either. An older version of this list actually did run Miren, the Moaning Well as well, but I ended up moving it to my Kokusho deck as I only have the one at the moment. I'll see about getting some new things slotted in there.

I like Key to the City as a way to grant unblockable. Usually I could care less about the draw trigger, though I do use it when I feel I can. Batterskull could be cut honestly, I kind of rush slotted that in over Planar Bridge because I noticed that with Bridge all I ever did was go digging for Paradox Engine and a way to go infinite and barf my deck onto the table, and honestly that got boring for me. Ashnod's Altar could lead to some silly shenanigans, I'll have to see about getting at least one of those. Mirrorworks is actually a card I've been on the fence about myself. Like, sometimes it's a dead cast that doesn't get a lot done, sometimes I get dual Monoliths and have all the mana, all the time. It'll probably go when I get my hands on one of those sweet new Ugins honestly, because I NEED HIM HE'S GREAT HOLY CRAP. I've also considered Staff of Domination here, but I'm not sure if it would be too powerful or not. Might test that out. Memory Jar is a card I've used a bit in my Hanna deck, and it's obscenely good with her recursion. I assume it would be great here, I just need to get another.

Always nice to hear from someone else who knows just how damn fun colorless is. I wish you good luck and lots of fast mana opening hands.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on War of the Spark: Spoilers ...

1 week ago

I think the issue is that the first Ugin card set the bar so high and since FRF, WoTC has been building his character up to near Bolas levels of epicness. Folks likely had unrealistic expectations, but this card seems pretty solid. A lot of Kozilek, the Great Distortion players are probably excited.

apowers77 on The God of Mysterious Monsters

1 week ago

Ran the Eldrazi theme for a bit (One or two Months) and test played, I've realized they're to slow for my group so I have decided to leave a few of them in the deck and have gone a different route. Hopefully, you guys notice the changes. There was a lot! Trying to get more token generation in without hurting my deck too much and I'd like to add Concordant Crossroads and Hooded Hydra to the deck. Also, do you guys think I should add Desolation Twin instead of Kozilek, the Great Distortion ? Also, do you guys think I have enough ramp to take out Selvala, Heart of the Wilds for something to make room for other cards? Also Siege Behemoth will be replaced by God-Eternal Rhonas once he comes out. Feedback would be greatly appreciated, guys!

Zimmers_0 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 week ago

_Delta_ Check out commandzone's take on Kozilek, the Great Distortion . I tweaked my version just a bit to be more Winter Orb based and it's a lot of fun. Expensive though if you don't have cards.

_Delta_ on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 week ago

I really like this new Ugin, and I'm either going to build a Kozilek, the Great Distortion deck because of this and karn, or wait and see if they give us another artifact-centric commander with Commander 2019 or later set.

Because, afterall they keep giving us all these versions of Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge and others that care about artifacts, but there's really not that much choice for a artifact deck. You have to go up to or play breya for any artifact generals, and I don't like to overlap in colour pairs all that much with my edh decks as I already have an Oloro, Ageless Ascetic deck.

TypicalTimmy on EDH: 150

1 week ago

I absolutely believe they should share a color, simply because it promotes synergy between them. If this wasn't the case, people would just use the Partner cards and call it a day. I think tying the colors together defines a deck and structures / promotes creativity.

And of course there would be game-breaking ideas here. That's all part of the fun! It's a new design, so kinks would need to be worked out.

I would need to question though how colorless Commanders work. Do they fit alongside any other Commander because they are colorless - or do they only fit alongside themselves because there are no colors to share?

I mean, you'd basically be running something like a mono-green ramp with 150 cards and a Kozilek, the Great Distortion otherwise and that's not very fair, now is it? So I think colorless Commanders can only pair up with other colorless Commanders.

As for the restrictions? I'm not entirely sure about only one being out at a time. We'd have to see what kind of broken garbage can be pulled off, first.

There might be enough breaking in the game that it all balances out. If that's the case, let them all come out and join the party! Otherwise, it might just require a soft-ban on certain Commanders: Legal in the 148 but not in the +2.

Joe_Ken_ on Advice for dealing with settle ...

1 month ago

Some colorless answers would probably be Kozilek, the Great Distortion and keeping a 4 drop in hand just in case. Null Brooch is also colorless counter spell. Also Amulet of Safekeeping will make him have to spend a little more on his Settle the Wreckage

Zimmers_0 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 month ago

Working on a Kozilek, the Great Distortion edh, what are some awesome colorless combos that should be added? Kinda moving towards a Winter Orb based kinda feel but not Static Orb so I can still use artifacts for mana.

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