K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander 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
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal

K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth

Legendary Creature — Phyrexian Horror Minion

( can be paid for either or 2 life.)


For each in a cost, you may pay 2 life rather than pay that mana.

Whenever you cast a black spell, put a +1/+1 counter on K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth.

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Qui-Gon-Chi-Ching on Mono black bling bling

2 weeks ago

I just pre-ordered the secret lair backstage pass for the K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth and I'm looking for tips on how to build it (casual game with spice, not intended for cEDH).


NV_1980 on Tergrid Wheels

2 weeks ago

Nice deck! Have you considered Sheoldred, the Apocalypse? Seems tailor-made for a deck that forces lots of draw. Geth's Grimoire can also be very beneficial for you, to profit from opposing discards even more. Same goes for Tinybones, Trinket Thief. I would also really recommend Torment of Hailfire as it's absolutely devastating in here on multiple levels.

To make room for these changes I would recommend top remove K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth, Murderous Rider, Profane Command and Worst Fears.

DrukenReaps on Will Phyrexian Mana Return?

3 weeks ago

I wouldn't say they've been cautious with it after something like this K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth lol. I wouldn't mind seeing more of it though. It's a fun mechanic.

Andramalech on "Chains and Things"

1 month ago

Asgeren this is a masterpiece in mono black. I had a K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth build a couple years ago that used some of these pieces.

Getting Bolas's Citadel into the mix could really help you streamline some of these spells into your combo wins.

Love how you took the time to have inclusions and representations about why this build was important for you, and any deck worth its Vorthos can tell that EnbyGolem hit that nail on the head; you love this build and it shows.

For me personally? Any deck that showcases the legendary B.B. King has to be a banger. And your deck lives well into infamy. 10/10, would upvote it again if I could. :)

TheoryCrafter on Mono-Black Liliana Tribal

1 month ago

Font of Agonies is a must for any deck relying on paying life to cast spells. I have it in my K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth deck and can kill a surprising number of creatures if both are kept on the battlefield long enough.

There's no guarantee you can get K'rrik on the battlefield soon enough to make a difference. That's why I recommend finding a spot for Defiler of Flesh to give you an increase in chances of having the ability to pay life instead of mana.

Also, Crypt Ghast, while legal in mono-black decks, can lead other players with the mistaken impression that it isn't legal due to the extort cost.

Tainted Remedy is very flavorful for a Liliana deck, but unless you add more cards that allow your opponents to gain life(including, but not limited to, Grollub and Triskaidekaphobia), or in a play circle where lifegain is well utilized, it's mostly a dead card. If you wish for an alternative I'd recommend Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose.

As for benefitting from Graveyard recursion, may I suggest Syr Konrad, the Grim? Get this on the battlefield with the Gravecrawler/Phyrexian Altar combo and it's an Insta-win.

Have you considered Liliana's Caress with all the discard in your deck?

That's all for now. Thank you for reading me out. I hope this helps. Happy Hunting!

Yesterday on Does K'rrik enable Verrak's ability?

1 month ago

I control a K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth and a Verrak, Warped Sengir and activate an ability with in its cost that doesn't normally cost life. Can I copy that ability with Verrak?

For instance, if I for some reason want to activate Tomb of Urami by paying and 2 life, and I for some reason want to copy that ability, can I pay an additional 2 life to create another token?

And if I were to activate it by paying and 4 life and wanted to copy it, I'd have to pay an additional 4 life?

CoarselyRefined on Sheoldred's Dream Drainer

2 months ago

This is the most competitive brew I've seen for this new Sheoldred.

K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth was suggested because it would allow you to play more from your hand because you're paying life for some of the casting cost which, if you're drawing so much and gaining so much life, with the mana doublers you have in your deck as well, you should be able to play anything you draw every time. Null Profusion pairs nicely if it ends up being that you go that way.

CoarselyRefined on Sheoldred's Dream Drainer

2 months ago

Something be mindful of, not every card is designed to be the most powerful, game-breaking card in the game and, as such, optimizing around a certain card or mechanic is not always going to be the most competitive. There is also something to be said for balance. When I brew my decks I usually try to go by the 8×8 theory as a starting point. That doesn't mean I stay true to an 8×8 build but it helps when starting, for balance.

That said, K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth might be good in this as it allows you to do more with the life you're gaining. An alternate to having Crypt Ghast et. al. on the field.

Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip will be huge in this when you get to play things your opponents had to pitch to their graveyards. Similar in feel would be Lorcan, Warlock Collector but that only nets creatures.

Glacial Chasm could be interesting here as well, especially when paired with Season of the Witch but you'd need a lot of life to see it pay off. While thinking in this space, it might be neat to include some things like Elixir of Immortality to just loop your yard back into your deck for more draw-drain/gain shenanigans. This would also take the place of not having a max hand size. Something your opponents might not expect.

The reason I suggested Necropotence by the way is that it gives you an opportunity to NOT draw, which mid-to-late game might be handy to keep from decking yourself. I'll also suggest Yawgmoth's Bargain in the same space.

Aetherflux Reservoir can be handy if you're up against a deck that leans into not having a lot of life.

I'd also say that limited cards like Dark Betrayal are a no for me. Sure, it's one mana removal but if your opponent(s) play decks that don't have access to black then it's a dead card. Instead run something like Hero's Downfall it's more expensive but it allows you to target any color creature and even planeswalkers.

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