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.
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Kozilek, the Great Distortion Discussion
4 weeks ago
some ideas for cuts: Acquire seems like generic goodstuff in this deck that doesn't seem to care about artifacts very much. Nothing wrong with goodstuff in general, but I feel like cards that don't fit your theme or help your strategy should be the first to go when making cuts. Thada Adel, Acquisitor seems to fit a similar mold, but it at least can benefit from being cloned.
Apex Devastator can cascade into some nice stuff, but it can also whiff, and the cascade trigger won't happen again if you clone it, which it seems is the main focus of the deck.
Hullbreacher is good, but cloning it won't give you any additional treasures, since the card draw will be replaced by the first one and then the clones won't see a card draw to replace for their own effects.
Keiga, the Tide Star is usually good in clone decks because it can die easily due to the legend rule. Since your commander stops that from happening, I would think twice about including it here. Not that a 5/5 flyer with upside if it happens to die is bad, it's just not as good without the legend rule.
Kozilek, the Great Distortion is another example of a card that is best when it's cast as opposed to cloned. Two somewhat evasive 12/12s are certainly better than one, but the needed colorless mana and lack of other upside for cloning it make me skeptical.
Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath seems pretty bad here, because almost all of your clone effects have the clone entering as a copy, and not escaping, so they'd be sacrificed immediately. You'd still get the etb triggers, but I'd rather not waste a clone spell on that.
Congrats, I think you've found the only creature-based edh deck where Guardian Project doesn't work very well. Since most of your clones will be entering with the same name as a creature already on your board, you won't be drawing off of them.
You only have 15 enchantments in the deck, so you have a good chance of not having a target for Estrid's Invocation. I'd cut it.
You have 2 effects that untap your lands in Wilderness Reclamation and Seedborn Muse, but unless you draw Leyline of Anticipation or Vedalken Orrery you don't have a whole lot you can do with that mana on other people's turns. If you still have 20 instants once you're down to 100 cards I'd say they're worth it, but I expect you'll be cutting some of those.
1 month ago
If you do decide to build Mairsil, the Pretender, basically what you do is you make half your deck cards that have an activated ability, then lands and little bit of other whatever.
Some really good cards for Mairsil with activated abilities are:
Blighted Bat (Gives haste)
Cinderhaze Wretch (Discard+Untap)
Doom Whisperer (Mills, good for setting up Mairsil)
Horseshoe Crab (Untaps)
Kozilek, the Great Distortion (Counters stuff)
Mirror-Mad Phantasm (Not sure about ruling, but dumps portion of library in grave)
Quicksilver Elemental (Targeting Mairsil, makes it so he can do his abilities any number of times per turn, it's gnarly)
Pendant of Prosperity (Again, weird rulings, but I believe it gives you crazy value because you control Mairsil aka Pendant and your its owner.)
Gilded Lotus (Should hopefully be obvious)
3 months ago
Hey meilers! Thanks! Glad you like the deck. :) My group's meta is flyer and beater heavy with decks like The Ur-Dragon, Xyris, the Writhing Storm, Kozilek, the Great Distortion. I love the idea of Thassa in your deck, but you have a lot more ETB effects than I do, so I feel like it'd waste a slot in mine. I was in need of good card draw and was on the fence for Graveborn Muse since it can drain scary amounts of your own life, but I'll give it a try! Liliana, Untouched By Death and Expedition Map seem amazing as well but I don't know what I'd cut out for them at this point.
3 months ago
Gonna be that guy and suggest Kozilek, the Great Distortion
4 months ago
I would consider adding more artifact ramp cards to increase the speed you can cast Kozilek, the Great Distortion.
All of these cards are relatively budget (they cost between 1-4 dollars on average), I could suggest more depending on how "budget" this deck is.
Also Helm of Awakening to lower all of your mana costs.
5 months ago
If Jegantha, the Wellspring is your companion, you'll need to highlight that. Also, you have 18 sideboard cards. All Is Dust, Oblivion Stone and Mystic Forge would be my recommendations for the 3 cards to get rid of. You don't really need to reload on action, but if you really want to, I had some succes with a sideboard Kozilek, the Great Distortion.
5 months ago
Some updates for Kozilek, the Great Distortion:
Through play-testing and game-play, Strionic Resonator and Manifold Key have been the heavy-hitters. The ability to copy triggered abilities with Strionic Resonator has made eldrazi cast and annihilator triggers game-ending. Additionally, pairing Manifold Key with Strionic Resonator is unimaginably powerful! The ability to untap Mana Vault and Basalt Monolith has been very valuable too, and an unblockable Blightsteel Colossus is just mean!
I have not drawn Whispersilk Cloak yet.
Silent Arbiter has been helpful in containing combat numbers.
I have not missed the three Wastes.
Bane of Bala Ged's attack trigger has not been missed.
There has not been a moment in any game where I thought to myself "I could really use Soul of New Phyrexia" when compared to the recently added cards.
Thank you again for your suggestions and taking time to peruse this deck list! It has been helpful!
5 months ago
AnthonyB0712 I think Sarkhan, Fireblood is decent. He gets at least 1 discard, so that’s good. He does compete for the 3 drop space your commander is also in. If you run lots of dragons, then he’s really good. I used to run Sarkhan's Triumph in this deck wit how many dragons I used to have.