Kresh the Bloodbraided
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Kresh the Bloodbraided

Legendary Creature — Human Warrior

Whenever another creature dies, you may put X +1/+1 counters on this, where X is that creature's power. (Dying is being put into the graveyard from the battlefield, tokens are put into the graveyard before they cease to exist.)

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seshiro_of_the_orochi on What's your dream play?

3 months ago

I've had this super-clunky Kresh the Bloodbraided 60-card casual a long time ago before I even knew EDH existed. It basically was the 60-card version of a Kresh EDH deck, and in one game, I just went to magical christmas land where every single card lined up perfectly. This was just awesome.

Bigsplashy on Korvold Counters

6 months ago

I'm making a Korvold, Fae-Cursed King deck focused on using the sacrifice to make counters. I want to focus on sacrificing food and treasure and use some counter synergy to gain some board presence with big creatures. I want to use cards like Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest, Juri, Master of the Revue, and Kresh the Bloodbraided. What else could fit this idea?

Also, what is a good ratio of sac outlets to sac fodder?

Triton on Help with Ziatora

10 months ago

CoarselyRefined thank you for the ideas! I’ll definitely add in Azusa to the maybeboard at least, sadly Terror of the Peaks is out of my budget- wish I picked it up when it was $30. The deck is more built like Kresh the Bloodbraided fling, with a generous amount of fling effects and power-matters cards. I will definitely consider some of the siege cycle cards as well!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on SKELETONS!

11 months ago

Jund sounds correct, but maybe instead of Kresh the Bloodbraided, go with Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper?

His tokens are as close to skeletons as possible without actually being those, and he fits the flavour of a skeleton army flooding the battlefield.

This would basically be a aristocrat-esque tribal deck that could dish out quite a lot of damage with Impact Tremors, Warstorm Surge and other similar cards.

You already want to recurr creatures, so Tortured Existence and Phyrexian Reclamation seem useful.

Also: Underworld Sentinel is an underestimated powerhouse.

Unlife on SKELETONS!

11 months ago

I'd start with Jund, its fits the colors of nearly every skeleton printed, gives plenty of removal, ramp and utility cards. Skeletons tend to die and come back, so maybe some sort of Kresh the Bloodbraided sacrifice deck. Have things like Butcher of Malakir and Goblin Bombardment, sac your creatures to make your opponents sac things to make Kresh bigger and swing in.

If you want the blue for those last few skeletons, Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder could be a great fit, cascade into more skeletons and swing with an army.

golgarigirl on What makes a deck-worthy commander?

1 year ago

Sometimes it's a mechanic, sometimes it's a theme, sometimes the card just makes an impression. Alesha, Who Smiles at Death introduced herself by giving me a papercut. And as a foil at a time when foils were something special, she kind of stuck in my subconscious. The mechanic was interesting in and of itself as well!

I've always had an enchantment deck because it's my favorite card type (and maybe to stick it to all those artifact mages), and the deck got pared down from 5-color to Tuvasa the Sunlit after the last Theros set.

I have a tendency to like playing modern/legacy deck strategies in commander, so a few of my decks have taken that angle almost subconsciously (Omnath, Otrimi, and Oloro...omg, they all start with the same letter...are Legacy Lands, Modern Boggles, and Modern Soul Sisters respectively).

And Kresh the Bloodbraided was me sticking it to the one dude in my game store that had all the bikini Liliana alters. I wanted a beefcake that I could parrot his lewd comments toward and make him likewise uncomfortable to prove a point. But the deck is fun and I'm currently re-building it with New Capenna goodies. It's like welcoming back an old friend.


Either way, I like making it so my commander, though not always necessary for a successful game, makes an impact. To me, I might as well play a different format if the commander doesn't matter. Power level makes no difference if I'm having fun. I tend toward midrange-toolbox playstyles...and my commanders are either engine pieces or wincons in most cases.

Abaques on What New Capenna card is …

1 year ago

For a commander I'm excited about Henzie "Toolbox" Torre. I've had a Kresh the Bloodbraided deck focusing on recursion I've been tweaking for years and it's never worked because it just needs to do too many things. I think Henzie will fix that.

For the 99, I'm interested to see if I can make Tenuous Truce work in a politics deck. I really like the flavor, and I think it could be good in the right deck.

BertilFalukorv on Need a home for my …

1 year ago

My favorite card is a black enchantment on the Reserved list that I got two copies of a while back before the prices skyrocketed. But I never found a proper home for it.

The card in question is Tombstone Stairwell

As long as my yard always have more creatures than my opponents it will never be worth attacking me since then I can always outblock their tombspawn tokens.

Below I've listed what some of the colors can do to bring this card to life. (hehe) I know there are a lot more and please don't hestitate to type in your suggestions so that I can add to the list. The reason I list them is to make it easier to think of what kind of deck I could run this in as a "win-more-card" without ruining the deck so it fails of my yard gets emptied. It's also worth noting that the tokens gets Destroyed so if you make your creatures indestructible with something like Eldrazi Monument you get to keep your tokens where your opponents have to destroy theirs.

RED • ETB triggers like Purphoros, God of the Forge

• Cool Synnergy with Deathbringer Thoctar which is extra nice since it's also a Zombie

BLACK • Various Deathtriggers like Blood Artist

• Sac outlets

WHITE • Great Synnergy with Cathars' Crusade

• Some Deathtriggers

• Has some nice player protection (To avoiod effects like Bojuka Bog and also nice recursion of enchantments and/or protection for enchantments.

GREEN • Good recursion cards, even on bodies like Eternal Witness to mention one of many.

• Death Presence

BLUE • Draws a lot of cards

• Protects gameplan and has some good Counter Triggered a bility cards like Stifle and Nimble Obstructionist which is extra nice to have on a body that also draws a card.

Basically I've made decks around this a hundred times but when I'm about to finish I feel like I'm lacking something in the colors I'm in or something else, I'm lost in what direction I should go to make the best out of this without having a poop deck till all the stars align.

Best Commanders I can think of as of yet:

Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Aristocrats

Kresh the Bloodbraided works well with this too, currently I'm building him in a more traditional direction since I fell in love with this commander for some reason. :)

Teysa, Orzhov Scion Aristocrat Tokens

Teysa Karlov Aristocrat Deathtriggers

Ghave, Guru of Spores w/o going for inf combo wincon

Grismold, the Dreadsower

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord

Varina, Lich Queen Seems perfect in many ways for this too.

I currently run it in a Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver but I never gotten to cast it yet. The boring thing about Zombie tribal is that it's boring to build and somewhat fun to play (Play zombies, play lords, swing) and it leaves for a less interactive gameplay. It's a solid deck but it doesnt feel very spicy.

I don't necessarly need to run the most optimized deck to have fun or run the most expensive cards. I'm helpful for all the Ideas you can bring me as I seem to have hit a wall where I don't know what to do anymore.

Currently I'm leaning towards either of Teysa's or Alesha.

TL:DR What deck or what colors do you think Tombstone Stairwell would do best in?

Much appreciated. :)

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