Kraum, Ludevic's Opus
Legendary Creature — Zombie Horror
Whenever an opponent casts their second spell each turn, draw a card.
Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)
Combos Browse all
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Kraum, Ludevic's Opus occurrence in decks from the last year
Recommendations View more recommendations
Latest Decks as Commander
Kraum, Ludevic's Opus Discussion
1 month ago
If you like things being uncounterable, Kodama of the East Tree is always an option. The mana advantage on him is insane. Partners really well with Kraum, Ludevic's Opus for card advantage alongside the mana advantage. Definitely more of a midrange kind of style.
1 month ago
Never seen this wincon before! Also never seen the chaos warp + radiate before, that looks fun!!
Wondering why not run Kraum, Ludevic's Opus in the piper's spot? As he can provide a flying blocker and sometimes card draw.
2 months ago
Update: Xyris, the Writhing Storm is now the Commander. Dropped Kraum, Ludevic's Opus and moved Kodama of the East Tree to the 99. Also dropped Regrowth and put in Cryptolith Rite . Still looking for room for Nyxbloom Ancient and Mina and Denn, Wildborn .
3 months ago
As for 016...
Jeska, Thrice Reborn + Esior, Wardwing Familiar / Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker because of the whole Jian mythical bird story. Some sort of flying tribal (the Franxx can fly... I think... at least 002's can) or Vehicle Tribal.
If you did go with Tana, the Bloodsower you could use Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist to go more of a dinosaur tribal route for those Naya colors and pack it with Gishath, Sun's Avatar and Zacama, Primal Calamity for flavor fun.
4 months ago
5 months ago
I find it no coincidence that the majority of posters freaking out in this thread are primarily casual brewers. I have been thinking and discussing this card with friends since it was spoiled, and I think it is far from the death of competitive, and I urge anyone claiming that to think about the actual decks of competitive edh. I think this card will cause the most damage to casual and high powered jank decks, and its impact on cedh will be limited to a small handful of decks that will run it.
It is obviously a powerful card, but the cedh meta is already full of powerful cards. We should begin by evaluating how the card works and is used
- 3 of the same color mana, only to be used on commanders. Outside of some niche cases like using the mana for Glissa Sunseeker, the mana will be used to accelerate into commanders.
- Commanders with WUBRG costs will benefit the least. Commanders with 1 or 2 colors will benefit the most. This is due to how the colored mana goes into casting costs. For example, Kess, Dissident Mage will only be able to get 2 ramp from it, as the cost only allows 2 of the same colored mana to be used. However, the lotus will work well with commander tax and be fully usable anytime after the first time a commander is cast
- If your commander is already in play, drawing a lotus will not advance your game plan in the slightest (this is a very important caveat)
Competitive decks already tend to run commanders low to the ground. Competitive decks also splash harder in 3-5 colors, with 1-2 color decks being less common. You also see quite a few 3 and 4 color partner piles in competitive. Jeweled Lotus has bonus value with double the amount of targets, but once again you are getting lots of waste because the desirable partners are already low CMC to cast. Many will choose to ignore the lotus for their partner piles, most notably Tymna + Thrasios
I firmly believe the biggest splash this will make in competitive is with all-in combo decks and strategies. Having the possibility of a dead draw later in the game if it isn't in your opening 7 is a big turn off for many decks, especially when layering is so heavy and slots are already at a premium. Decks that are all-in don't mind mulliganing to find Jeweled Lotus, and it will do its best work when in the opening 7.
Here is my list of what decks I think will possibly run Jeweled Lotus and why
- Urza, Lord High Artificer: Hit turn 1 Urza's easily. It is a Mox Sapphire if drawn after Urza is already in, negating the dead draw possibility.
- Sidisi, Undead Vizier: This deck is all-in to play Sidisi and find Ad Nauseam. The 3 mana burst can hit a lot of fast Sidisi's, but it can also be useful if Sidisi gets countered and you need to get to 7 mana to try again. Sidisi can mulligan aggressively to find Lotus if it wants to
- Godo, Bandit Warlord: 3 mana towards your 11 mana to win. It is colored, so can be used to play Godo, allowing you to keep hands with exclusively colorless mana. Godo is another deck that can mulligan aggressively for Lotus
- The Gitrog Monster: This deck is very commander dependent, and totally willing to sacrifice cards to ram the commander turn 1 or 2. Once again, this deck will be aggressively mulliganing anyways
- Prime Speaker Vannifar: Get commander in, tap it to win. Hitting turn 1 Vannifars will help the game plan immensely. Helps to recover when you need to play commander a 2nd time for a win attempt
- Elsha of the Infinite: Can use all 3 mana produced, avoids dead draw scenario by playing it off the top. This deck is 100% commander dependent, so having 3 towards playing Elsha a second time is good insurance for the deck.
- Tasigur, the Golden Fang: Able to play Tasigur faster without delving your entire graveyard or having any graveyard at all. Not a huge power swing like other commanders, but a very likely include. In fact, you can use the lotus, then delve it, effectively making it 4 ramp for Tasigur's first cast.
- Muldrotha, the Gravetide: Can't be used as combo back up for LED, but it can come back from the GY for free in case Muldrotha gets removed to make subsequent casts easier. Once again, not a huge power swing but noticeable and likely inclusion, especially since the Muldrotha combos require Muldrotha on the field
- Kraum, Ludevic's Opus: The main partner commander I think that will really want the lotus. Landing this turn 1 or 2 will let the Kraum player quickly and easily bury others in card advantage.
- Tana, the Bloodsower: The only other partner commander I think will really want to auto include the lotus. Getting this out turn 1 can build up saprolings very fast, and it makes the Tymna coming in after extremely live. Will probably only be seen with Tana + Tymna, but that is the primary Tana partner for cedh anyways
Jeweled Lotus may see play in other decks as it is the flavor of the month, but I bet that ultimately many competitive builds will abandon the card. Some decks are uniquely positioned to capitalize on the speed of a commander landing sooner, and those decks will really love the card.
The printing of Opposition Agent will likely cause significantly more problems for the format, especially since Maralen of the Mornsong became a deck overnight. Coincidentally, Opposition Agent shuts down about half of my list of decks positioned to abuse the new lotus, and the half it leaves won't combo out to win as soon as the commander resolves from the fast mana.
Jeweled Lotus is a powerful card, and Wizards should never have printed it. That being said, I firmly disagree that it will kill competitive edh, and I firmly believe it will do far more damage to casual and high powered decks.
7 months ago
This deck has had SO many iterations since the day that I realized that Akiri was the equipment general that I had always wanted. It started as Boros with Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder. Definately, one of the better Boros decks available. Then, when the Cat precon came out, I wanted to test some new toys, like Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith. So the deck had an Naya iteration with Tana, the Bloodsower. Wasn't feeling the green. Currently, I go back and forth between Tymna as seen here, and Kraum, Ludevic's Opus, which has the Decklist is in the description.
I never really tried Silas, but he has been a disappointment as a partner in other decks of mine. I've tried him in less artifact central builds for his colors. He would fit fine, BUT the reason why I like Kraum & Tymna is that they provide the CARD DRAW that this "Boros" deck needs! Silas could be used if you desired the Breya colors, but recursion is not the same as the sheer draw that Tymna or Kraum provide. Also, I wouldn't want to be the one cutting that 4 color pile down to 100 cards...
8 months ago
Hi. The name of the post may be misleading. I just wanted to say that I was starting a project where I was going to build 8 different EDH decks. Each deck is going to be one of the different color combinations that include both White and Black. (Hence the title).
(I'm making these decks in real life). I just thought it would be cool to share my journey, as I've never really ever focused on having more than one deck at any given time.
Anyway, I will be updating this post here as I finish. (The rules say no deck lists here, but I'm sure you can find them on my profile. I'll put a note next to the ones that I have finished below). I really want to make these decks at least somewhat competitive with my limited knowledge, so any help is appreciated.
The current plan for the commanders is this:
UBW - Ertai, the Corrupted
WUBRG - Golos, Tireless Pilgrim
(Subject to Change)