Kozilek, the Great Distortion

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.

Menace

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

Kozilek, the Great Distortion Discussion

RhythmBeast on Rielle - Izzet Discard

1 month ago

I love Rielle deck builds. I always feel like Rielle was one of the overlooked bombs from Ikoria. I've been piloting a similar build for a while now, and I've found the deck does some real fun stuff pretty quick. I think the hardest decision with putting Rielle as the commander is deciding which direction to go with Izzet possibilities. I think it's obvious that you've gone the route of using Rielle's ability to simply dig to combos. Here are a few cards I think could suit the deck: Gamble, Jace's Archivist, Illuminate History, Fervent Mastery, Lier, Disciple of the Drowned, Prismari Command, The Locust God, Spark Double, and Sakashima of a Thousand Faces. Then there are cards that may or may not be stupid expensive, but helpful: Kozilek, the Great Distortion (and/or any of the "owner shuffles their graveyard into their library" Eldrazi), and Wheel of Fortune.

Grasshoppeh1 on Lost and Afraid

2 months ago

Played a bunch today and here is results of changes.

Changelog:

  • -1 Apex Devastator to sideboard, moved to sideboard to swap out with blightsteel/eldrazi for newer players
  • -1 Temur Sabertooth, removed due to the amount of cardraw available. I feel I would rather draw than bounce.
  • +1 Blightsteel Colossus to maindeck, Blightsteel is a counter to my local playgroup. We've got a lifegain deck and one deck running Pariah and Pariah's Shield. Along with Akroma's Memorial and Finale of Devastation this is my nuclear option.
  • +1 Bala Ged Sanctuary  Flip, land and recurrence is very valuable.
  • +1 Mirrorpool, ehh fine seems ok to drop a copy of a big creature that does something,, what's the worst that can happen? :)
  • -1 Mana Crypt to maybeboard, don't have one is the only reason. If I can get one,, maybe?
  • +1 Jeweled Lotus, replacement for mana crypt... Now let me tell you,, jeweled -> azusa --> lotus cobra --> two fetches --> Tooth and nail.. That was a quick game!
  • +1 Maze of Ith, This is at tech, really aggressive in my area! There are some cases it's death to not have an air blocker!
  • +1 Petrified Field, Testing it at this time, not sure how to abuse it yet
  • +1 Momentous Fall, Does not feel as bad as I initially thought. Use this defensively often times.
  • +1 Cryptic Caves, niche card testing it out. Turns your crucibles into three draw for 3 mana + land drops.. 3 mana draw 3 cards... seems decent
  • +1 Thespian's Stage, what does it do? answer: yes
  • -1 Beast Whisperer, I have enough creatures, but the costs are too high
  • +1 Zendikar Resurgent, replacement for beast whisperer, has the potential to double mana while going off
  • -1 Guardian Project, same problem as beast whisperer
  • +1 Return of the Wildspeaker, another large draw effect to combo off of to replace guardian
  • +1 Inkmoth Nexus, bad habits die hard, keeping one in deck for "that guy" at the table.
  • -1 Field of the Dead -> maybeboard, only reason I'm taking it out is I don't own it. Dropping it into maybe board

Other Thoughts:

  • Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger is here to stay. When you go off with a large draw dropping him is amazing. He will give you enough mana to combo off and finish on the stop at times. He's also a good target for Natural Order.
  • After drawing 10 cards and drawing into Rude Awakening,, it has a new place in my heart, seems to be a keeper
  • Once I hit 25 basics, I think I can just win the game. The amount of basics should stick between 24-26 and 45 lands in total to facilitate the engines. If we're slightly under half I think we're good.
  • Kodama of the East Tree was potentially good enough to combo off a large draw with vorin, need to test this more!

Thinking of Cutting:

Why the sideboard was added:

  • Core creatures for swapping on the sideboard are Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Kozilek, the Great Distortion, Blightsteel Colossus, and Craterhoof Behemoth.
  • Each of these creatures fills a different role. voice of hunger is a creature to combo off with on a large draw or to slow down my opponents. Butcher of truth fills your hand then wins by sacing against a single opponent or threating multiple attack if they don't sac a specific permanent (politics yeeehhh). Blightsteel teaches people that lifegain decks don't work against green edh.... craterhoof teaches people that lifegain deck's don't work against green in edh (AZUSA SMASH!!)... please stop playing lifegain decks in edh... Great Distortion draws and controls the game if your ahead.

If I'm playing against my friends then these are great. If we're trying to include someone I will swap them out for cards in the sideboard and leave in a couple.

Grasshoppeh1 on Lost and Afraid

2 months ago

Honestly, there is no point in not trying those cards in a live environment, let's add a bit more utility and a couple large creatures then try this in some games!

Added the cards mentioned above, in addition dropping in TEMPORARILY AS PLACEHOLDERS Beast Within, Apex Devastator, Beacon of Creation, Kozilek, the Great Distortion.

Let's have our first game this weekend. I will be testing the deck our to see what it feels like it needs and report back.

Let the games begin >:k

Grasshoppeh1 on Lost and Afraid

2 months ago

Spoiler button was broken on my screen, repost of some of the changes.

CREATURES:

I thought about this and I play in two places, with friends and alone at a card store. Maybe the fatties should be replaceable. Have a set of 5 creatures I can swap out depending on the level of the play group. I could keep a set of creatures in my "sideboard" to swap out :)

For stronger creatures we can consider Emrakul, the Promised End, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre. If I want to really win, maybe Blightsteel Colossus. Blight might drop in price soon if I wanted to get my hands on it.

Tempted to make some of the "weaker" creatures, Worldspine Wurm, Apex Devastator, maybe Darksteel Colossus

Interesting tech is probably Wolfbriar Elemental, card is often forgotten about. A 4/4 creature + 6 2/2 wolves for 10. 16/16 for 10 and scalable. Give it haste and you have a wincon. I'm unsure how risky Concordant Crossroads will be in my area, but Akroma's Memorial is pretty safe.. if anything a removal magnet.

I don't seem to have the manabase to run Kozilek, the Great Distortion yet since it specific requires colorless. This would need to be worked on.

Given the setup I could just put in Rampaging Baloths

Grasshoppeh1 on Lost and Afraid

2 months ago

From the direction this deck is going big creatures seems fun, then we can focus on how we draw a bit later

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faustodemambo on The Ur-Dragon, quest for 100%

2 months ago

Profet93

Sorry for the late response, I don't have a lot of time on my hands anymore sadly

1 Embercleave its player removal with my commander out. I don't have to flash it out as I can put it on the battlefield with The Ur-Dragon's ability so its harder to counter. If I see that people are out of mana I can use the flash part but its not needed all the time

2 I don't think Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth is good enough as I'm not playing cards that can tutor it. As soon as all 5 colours are printed I'm changing my rampcards to be able to tutor lands

3 Steely Resolve has worked great for me as haste is quite important and it also protects some of my more important cards

4 Wasitora, Nekoru Queen was a card that I wanted to cut for some time but I didn't know what I could replace it with. For now I have added Klauth, Unrivaled Ancient but he might get cut for Moonveil Regent

5 Conqueror's Flail will make this list for Grand Abolisher, I just want to get grand abolisher out vs my friends Kozilek, the Great Distortion deck once. As soon as that happend I will change em

6 Dragon's Hoard is 1 mana to much for me. I have tried to keep all my ramp artifacts at 0-2 mana. The Great Henge doesn't follow that rule but that card can be 2 mana and is just to good not to have

lalalalala on blue black eldrazi deck ( need help )

3 months ago

I have made an eldrazi deck if you want to check that out but if you don't feel like checking it out here are some tips. Eldrazi Mimic is a really good card in eldrazi decks and I run 4 of it in mine. Conduit of Ruin is also a really good card for finding your big eldrazi and gives you some mana reduction but don't run 4 in your deck, I would only run 2-3. Idk how you feel about taking out black from the deck but I did in my deck and it has worked out. I would change black to green and put in 4 Blisterpod and 3-4 Call the Scions or maybe 1-2 From Beyond Those are all cheapish cards for your deck. If you are okay with spending a lot of money I would get Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger or Kozilek, the Great Distortion or Reality Smasher And finally I would take out Eldrazi Skyspawner and Cultivator Drone if you are fine with taking cards out.

DrukenReaps on Least favorite color or color …

4 months ago

So a few days ago I revealed my addiction to Rakdos. Today I tell you that I, despite my bio on here... don't have a color or color combination I genuinely dislike. I have my least liked ones but I've played and enjoyed everything to some degree in some format or another. Certain things I don't like such as counterspells (He says after changing his colorless deck to Kozilek, the Great Distortion ...). If I look at it from a flavor perspective I do like the villainous sorts more than the goodly types. So that could play into my liking less than other combinations. I still enjoy playing those colors though.

So are there any colors or color combinations you dislike? Are there any that by coincidence you simply haven't played or play very rarely?

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