Kresh the Bloodbraided

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Legends (V11) Mythic Rare
Shards of Alara (ALA) Mythic Rare

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Kresh the Bloodbraided

Legendary Creature — Human Warrior

Whenever another creature is put into a graveyard from play, you may put X +1/+1 counters on Kresh the Bloodbraided, where X is that creature's power.

Kresh the Bloodbraided Discussion

Khordyr on | Curse of the Dragon |

5 days ago

Hi, thank you for your suggestion.

I originally planed to put those doubling token effect card but I found it become too token-centric while I just wanted them to sac them. This is why I mostly opted for "passive" token generation.

About Burnished Hart , I feel that I lost too much turn to get the mana I want since those lands arrive tapped. I put Crucible of Worlds mainly because I was lucky enough to pull it lol, I kinda like the interaction with fetchland tho and it still buff Korvold.

Kresh the Bloodbraided and Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper are awesome tho. You're right about Mayhem Devil , and I have enough treasure token generator so I'll cut him and Curse of Opulence for them.

I wanted to rely on more win condition than Food Chain combo and unfortunately I'll have to cut those small card if I wanted to add another tutor, I'll see if the deck is consistent enough or not.

flai53 on | Curse of the Dragon |

1 week ago

maybe Kresh the Bloodbraided is something for you as additional power. to generate more tokens you can also think about Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper . For my taste you have too many cards in it whose token production costs something but no token doublers like Primal Vigor , Second Harvest and Parallel Lives . If you want/can sacrifice creatures of your opponents, Parallel Evolution would also be worth considering (even if it costs me too much mana). Otherwise, I can only think of tutors like Diabolic Intent .

I'd kick out Mayhem Devil he doesn't do as much damage as the others, Elves of Deep Shadow he does damage to you himself, I'd rather use Burnished Hart . Costs more mana but works better with the sacrificial theme. At Crucible of Worlds I'm not sure if it's worth it, but it can also be because I always find it hard to sacrifice Lands.Depending on the playgroup, I find that Dark Ritual can be somewhat ineffective.

I hope I could help you and please tell you how the deck Works. I would be interested.

Zike93 on

1 month ago

If I don’t discuss a card, it’s because that card didn’t feel like a card I’d want to play, or I didn’t think it was a viable commander. If I miss any really good options for my commander or leader, please let me know.

Adun Oakenshield TL?

Bartel Runeaxe

Darigaaz Reincarnated

Darigaaz, the Igniter

Gyrus, Waker of Corpses TL???

Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund

Korvold, Fae-Cursed King

Kresh the Bloodbraided

Prossh, Skyraider of Kher

Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper

Shattergang Brothers

Thantis, the Warweaver

Vaevictis Asmadi

Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire

Wasitora, Nekoru Queen

Xira Arien TL?

Honestly, looking through this list, most of these cards don’t appeal to me. That said, there were a few that could work if I really felt that I needed to go with Jund. First, Gyrus, Waker of Corpses is really interesting to me as a leader. I could use it as my commander, I guess, but it just isn’t that interesting as an effect to me. I want my commander to have more of an impact on the game than being big, and allowing me to reuse creatures for a turn. I like how it allows me to essentially dash in creatures from my graveyard, retriggering any enter the battlefield effects they may have, and another cool feature that Gyrus, Waker of Corpses has is that it doesn’t really lose value when I recast it from the command zone. I’d much rather spend 9 mana on an 9/9 than spend 12 mana on a 6/5 that’s only really worth 6 but I’m looking for a bit more in a commander, especially since I’ll probably be able to shuffle my graveyard into my library multiple times throughout the game. If I were to use a Jund commander, Gyrus, Waker of Corpses is there, but I know that there’s better commanders for me to choose from. As a leader, however, Gyrus, Waker of Corpses seems awesome. For one thing, he kind of breaks the 3 mana limit by having X in his cost, and bringing cards back from the graveyard is much more useful in a format that doesn’t have any Twilight's Call or Aphetto Dredging in it. For now, I think I’m going to move on, but I may come back to him later when I’m searching for my leader.

Kresh the Bloodbraided intrigues me. I can just imagine… Kresh the Bloodbraided is on the board. I also have a Dread Shade , and a Urabrask the Hidden out. My opponents have full boards with 4+ creatures each; the collective power of all my opponents’ creatures is something like 45. It’s my turn. I draw. GASP! In my hand, I now have Plague Wind . I cast it. SUDDENLY, all of my opponents’ creatures are gone except for one Seraph of the Suns (dang) and I have a 44/44 legendary human warrior, my 3/3 shade, and a praetor that makes all my opponents’ creatures enter tapped. Those are the kind of game-changing plays that I like. Kresh the Bloodbraided is definitely an interesting commander, but I really doubt that I’ll be using him, because besides Plague Wind and In Garruk's Wake , there aren’t any cards that really use him to his full potential. Unless there’s some way to destroy a lot of creatures in a short amount of time, he’ll never get very big, because a 10/10 is a threat that most players can kill and will kill before it becomes much bigger than that. So, Kresh the Bloodbraided just won’t be a very good commander 97.9% of the time (I calculated it) and, in the other 2.1% of games, I have the potential to dominate for a few turns until someone kills Kresh the Bloodbraided through literally any means other than damage, because Jund doesn’t have any decent counterspells besides Avoid Fate , and Regenerate isn’t a very good answer to Murder .

I like the sound of Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire , but without much mill in these colors (besides Altar of the Brood , Waste Not , and Dread Summons , but 3/99 cards isn’t enough to make a mill deck), I don’t see much of a reason to play it. Sure, if one of my opponents plays a Sensei's Divining Top , I can get rid of it and hope that they don’t draw their Paradox Engine , but aside from getting rid of douchey cards I don’t see much of a purpose in playing Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire .

This concludes my exploration of Jund commanders, and since the only options for a Jund leader, besides Gyrus, Waker of Corpses , are Adun Oakenshield and Xira Arien , I don’t think I’ll be using these colors unless I decide to use Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder as my commander, and Gyrus, Waker of Corpses as my leader.

dbpunk on Friend in need

1 month ago

Caerwyn thats a really solid point, in that a lot of players don't like sacrificing things. But I also know from experience that new players don't really understand how Meren works really. Like my mom still doesn't understand how she works, and I was using a Meren deck while playing against her for over a year.

An alternative, which actually might be a good one, is Kresh the Bloodbraided . It's a relatively simple deck, doesn't require sacrificial spells, can recover from a field wipe easily since Kresh is in easy ramp colors and benefits from cards that focus on giving it indestructible/regrnerate, and gives the player a feeling of being the stompiest player ever?

dbpunk on Friend in need

1 month ago

Here's a question: what colors do they already play?

Also, I've had the same issue with my mom (since I play with her and she doesn't like complicated multicard interactions, generally the decks I build are simple enough for her to understand but strong enough to compete) and generally the commanders that I've noticed work best for commanders are the big legends from RTR block ( Isperia, Supreme Judge , Lazav, Dimir Mastermind , Rakdos the Defiler , Borborygmos Enraged , Trostani, Selesnya's Voice , Obzedat, Ghost Council , Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord , Prime Speaker Zegana , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , Aurelia, The War Leader) or the first legendary from each of the tricolor decks ( Rafiq of the Many , Sharuum the Hegemon , Sedris, the Traitor King , Kresh the Bloodbraided , Mayael the Anima , Zurgo Helmsmasher , Anafenza, the Foremost , Sidisi, Brood Tyrant , Surrak Dragonclaw , Narset, Enlightened Master ).

None of them are horribly expensive, and you can build fun decks using any of them using simple strategies but the nice thing about them is that you can slowly build them up into better and better decks over time if you like playing them.

ZendikariWol on Kresh the swolebraided

2 months ago

well first off, here's a few of my decklists- I'm an avid aristocrats player.


Storrev, Totally Overlooked

Commander / EDH ZendikariWol

31 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Okay, the Whole Death Thing? Minor Setback.

Commander / EDH ZendikariWol

SCORE: 19 | 15 COMMENTS | 1460 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS


And, to some extent, Running on Bottom-Deck Mode and Swiss Army Graveyard.

More importantly than those, though, here are the links to a commander deck and a brawl deck, both Jund Aristocrats, and both sporting, I'm sorry to say, better commanders than Kresh the Bloodbraided :

Power Hungry (Commander 2013)

Savage Hunger (Throne of Eldraine, set releases on Oct. 4th)

Sorry that I couldn't be more succinct; figured you would want as many suggestions as you could get.

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