Kraum, Ludevic's Opus

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare

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Kraum, Ludevic's Opus

Legendary Creature — Zombie Horror

Flying, haste

Whenever an opponent casts his or her second spell each turn, draw a card.

Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)

Kraum, Ludevic's Opus Discussion

xaarvaxus on Ishai Bird Tribal

2 weeks ago

No partnered commander to go along with? Part of Ishai's 'power' is being able to have another commander in the zone to expand/customize deck strategies. I know not a lot of the partners are cheap but you could add Kraum, Ludevic's Opus for the red needed to add Kykar, Wind's Fury . If you're intent on keeping UW and birds/wizards focused, obviously that's fine, just sad to see the partner ability be stagnant.

With your average CMC, I think you'll have more success by going up to 34-36 lands.

Please, please, please, please find literally any other mana rock to replace Manalith . Mana Geode , Darksteel Ingot , Azorius Cluestone , Azorius Locket , Mind Stone , Fellwar Stone , and Heraldic Banner are all better, though for theme and flavor you probably want Azorius Keyrune . None are these are particularly expensive and most are very budget so there really isn't a reason to use the vastly inferior Manalith .

Mj3913 on Temur Tim

3 weeks ago

Can you explain your choice of Ludevic over Kraum, Ludevic's Opus ? I am in the process of a tim deck (thanks for the enrage idea btw, didn't think about it), and I can't help but think the former benefits opponents too much. Kraum offers an alternate wincon being semi evasive and a commander, and also benefits only you in the sense of card draw.

BMHKain on I thought about it. I'll ...

1 month ago

(CAUTION: A Huge List of CMDRS dead ahead. If you can't comply, remember that I apologized for the huge wall.)

Well, I was just told how to do a Folder, but to choose what for decks is another thing entirely. Especially if such decks are either:

A: What Everyone Plays B: Are good, but have since been outdated by a year C: Are Tribal Leaders in a Specific Sense (No Morophon, the Boundless please.) D: Not Underdog CMDRs. E: Other.

Let's Just assume we use that cEDH Deck Tier List One-by-One; but w/ a new rule for Playtesting such decks so none of the cEDH Decks win out of overall ratios ~100% of the time; CHANNELFIREBALL-style. That said, From using the Tier List, I require the following CMDR Decks to not have cEDH Level Power, but are these:

Tier 0:

Thrasios, Triton Hero & Tymna the Weaver Partners

Tier 1:

Kess, Dissident Mage

Kraum, Ludevic's Opus

Najeela, the Blade-Blossom

The First Sliver (Not as a Sliver Tribe Leader)

The Gitrog Monster

Urza, Lord High Artificer

Vial Smasher the Fierce

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

Zur the Enchanter

(NOTE: Unknown if Kraum, Ludevic's Opus & Vial Smasher the Fierce need to be Parters to be of this level.)

Tier 2:

Animar, Soul of Elements (Morph Decks not allowed.)

Baral, Chief of Compliance (Get your Counterspells Ready!)

Brago, King Eternal

Breya, Etherium Shaper

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician

Edric, Spymaster of Trest

General Tazri (Mandatory Ally Tribe Leader)

Ghave, Guru of Spores

God-Eternal Kefnet

Godo, Bandit Warlord

Golos, Tireless Pilgrim

Grand Arbiter Augustin IV

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip

Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain

Kykar, Wind's Fury

Meren of Clan Nel Toth

Mizzix of the Izmagnus

Momir Vig, Simic Visionary

Narset, Enlightened Master

Niv-Mizzet, Parun

Niv-Mizzet Reborn

Oona, Queen of the Fae

Prime Speaker Vannifar

Prossh, Skyraider of Kher

Ramos, Dragon Engine

Rashmi, Eternities Crafter

Scion of the Ur-Dragon (Possible Dragon Tribe Leader)

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds

Sidisi, Brood Tyrant

Sidisi, Undead Vizier

Sisay, Weatherlight Captain

Taigam, Ojutai Master

Tana, the Bloodsower

Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Teferi, Temporal Archmage

The Mimeoplasm

Varolz, the Scar-Striped

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent

Yarok, the Desecrated

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

Tier 3: WIP

But, yeah, you get the picture, right? Since I can't find such decks on my own to put in such a folder for decks worth testing against your own. Rules are as follows though:

  1. It needs to be up to date, prior to the Iona, Shield of Emeria & Paradox Engine bans & Painter's Servant unbanning/CMDR 2019's release; or just not include any of those at all.

  2. Each deck must not be of cEDH-level power; just imagine how much hell I'd have to playthrough against something just to beat a Thrasios/Tymna Partners deck just to have my claim on this notion nullified.

  3. Decks must include CMDRs that are Popular, were Popular as well as Tribal Decks w/ Good Tribe Leaders (For example: The First Sliver & Sliver Queen do not fit this category where Sliver Overlord does fit the Sliver Tribe Leadership. Scion of the Ur-Dragon & The Ur-Dragon can both count as Dragon Tribe CMDRs. Atraxa, Praetors' Voice is actually a bad CMDR to use in Superfriends, but Shines in all Counter Life. Make good use of that instead of making a 4< Color Walkers Deck. The rulings go on...)

I know this is too much for now, but I'm making a folder for Playtesting w/ decks as everyone kept telling me to do so; now I want to hold my end of the Bargain. But I seriously need help from you to do this. If you can find any decks here to add to such a Folder, put it on the comments below.

(& no, It's not like it's a personal thing! Anyone is allowed to use it when it's finished!)

Optimator on Human Fly

1 month ago

I know you're looking for non-wheel card draw. I don't love cantrips in EDH unless there is a number-of-spells-matters effect in play but they can smooth out a deck a bit. Ponder , Preordain , Portent , Sleight of Hand , Serum Visions , etc. The sweet spot in around 3-5 CMC for me, ideally drawing CMC -1 but there aren't a ton of spells that efficient. I don't love Divination in EDH (2 for 3) but it's the gold-standard in 60-card decks for a quickie hand refill. There are tons of efficient cards like Divination too.

There are a ton of "draw 3, discard 1" for 4 or 5 mana, which are okay. Sift , Trial of Knowledge , and Amass the Components , for example. Many are costed for being commons, which isn't where you wanna be in EDH. There should be plenty of good, efficient cards to draw from though. At the same time, you have a lot of great high-CMC draw, like Consecrated Sphinx and Thought Reflection, so having a few Divination effects might smooth out your draws.

Some suggestions: Concentrate , Windfall , Cathartic Reunion , Plea for Power , Tidings , Nin, the Pain Artist , Finale of Revelation , Mind Spring , Braingeyser , Stroke of Genius , Blue Sun's Zenith , Fact or Fiction , Chart a Course , Ugin's Insight , Treasure Cruise , Dig Through Time , Kumena's Awakening , Fevered Visions , Honden of Seeing Winds , Reverse Engineer , Read the Runes , Precognitive Perception , Distant Memories , Arcane Encyclopedia , Endless Atlas , Trail of Evidence , Theft of Dreams , Borrowing 100,000 Arrows , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Kefnet the Mindful , Cavalier of Gales , Combustible Gearhulk , Thassa, God of the Sea , Shared Discovery , Secrets of the Golden City , Vivisection , Weight of Memory , Recurring Insight , Breakthrough , Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Deep Analysis , Gush , Invoke the Firemind , Expansion / Explosion , Chandra, Flamecaller , Dragon Mage , Wild Guess , Tormenting Voice , Arch of Orazca , Runehorn Hellkite , Conqueror's Galleon  Flip, Kraum, Ludevic's Opus , Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist , Commune with Lava .

PookandPie on Best Draw-go deck for causal ...

3 months ago

If you're wanting to play draw-go, then you want a Commander that either generates value in tandem with other cards easily (Brago with Mulldrifter, Wall of Omens, etc.), or directly produces card advantage ( Oloro, Ageless Ascetic , Damia, Sage of Stone , etc.). You need entirely too many cards to control a board without being able to generate repeatable value. Rashmi, Eternities Crafter can lend toward a nice tempo style deck, Tymna the Weaver , simply put, is one of the best Commanders ever.

I would recommend something like Kraum, Ludevic's Opus partnered with Tymna the Weaver . You don't have to do flashy combo finishers- they should draw you enough cards and are in enough colors that you can run Blasphemous Act , Toxic Deluge , Wrath of God , and Cyclonic Rift at the same time, all while keeping your hand flush with permission.

the_unseen89 on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

4 months ago

Which decklist is associated with Kraum, Ludevic's Opus moving to maximum power?

mlequesne on 96 Land Swan Hunt (Without the Swans)

7 months ago

Love the deck bro! We all should at least have one deck like this one.

Did you try this deck with Kraum, Ludevic's Opus and Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist as commanders? they give you some draw, in case you're looking for treasure hunt. And also a bit of multiplayer flavor.

Mj3913 on Should i go Grixis or ...

7 months ago

What if you could have both?

Yidris, Maelstrom Weilder: there are some equipment that are treasure based so a mild voltron theme could be a thing, giving you an additional wincon via Cmdr dmg, while also cascading into your other treasure spells.

Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper or Reyhan, Last of the Abzan and Kraum, Ludevic's Opus or Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist : Ikra offers some life gain, though looking through treasure related creatures a majority are even if not top heavy. Reyhan would require some +1 counter devotion I think. Both U/R partners offer card draw in a different way.

Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix or Thrasios, Triton Hero and Vial Smasher the Fierce : Considering there are ways to draw cards off of treasures it could be viable. Thrasios on the other hand is a mana sink that can ramp/net cards. Vial Smasher is just a bit of fun that give you the colors you need.

Silas Renn, Seeker Adept & Tana, the Bloodsower : Silas could be good with an artifact heavy deck. Tana I think serves only for colors... unless you can sacrifice the saps for treasures.

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