Kunoros, Hound of Athreos

Kunoros, Hound of Athreos

Legendary Creature — Hound

Vigilance, menace, lifelink

Creature cards in graveyards can't enter the battlefield.

Players can't cast spells form graveyards.

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Set Rarity
Theros Beyond Death (THB) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Historic Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Kunoros, Hound of Athreos Discussion

Noobzaurs on Anafenza "Raz-Bear-y" Jam

1 week ago

KayneMarco: Dango sums up my opinion on Kambal, Consul of Allocation and Kunoros, Hound of Athreos perfectly. They either interfere with us as well or just dont do enough in the meta right now.

Dango: I dont run Deafening Silence for the same reason i cut Null Rod and Stony Silence. While you technically can play around both of these effects on the combo turn, it adds additional requirements in both number of creatures in play required as sacrifice fodder for tutors and in the mana required to successfully combo (since you need to commit mana to removing your own stax).

chris.r.constans: You are absolutely right about Hushbringer, it's great redundancy for hulk hate in case our commander gets removed but also works well as a hate piece versus Thassa's Oracle consult combos,Dockside Extortionist bounce combos, and of course protection from Gilded Drake. At 2 mana I think its a must include in this meta. Hushwing Gryff however I think is more meta dependent, if you see a lot of ETB based wins in your meta then I would slam it in, but I dont think the generic meta is in a place right now where I would include it in my core list.

somedumbjerk: As you noted Hushbringer doesn't really stop our combo since it can be sac'd to Razaketh, the Foulblooded before it would become a problem, and the same is true for the other hate bears the deck runs that would otherwise prohibit us from being able to combo. As for Living Plane, it is far to slow and unreliable to set up in cEDH metas.

Thanks for the comments everyone! :D

Sorry for taking so long to respond.

KayneMarco on Anafenza "Raz-Bear-y" Jam

1 month ago

Hard to believe I don’t see Kambal, Consul of Allocation or Kunoros, Hound of Athreos in this list.

ShreddedByCrows on Offenza is the Best Defenza

1 month ago

Lots of subthemes you got there, that's some interesting challenge. All in all, you're running way too many high-costed cards for a Commander that generally revolves around more of an aggressive strategy. I'll further provide you a personalized list of adjustments, trying my best to keep it at the lowest budget as possible.

Very first thing, 37 lands is too much for an Anafenza deck imo. You can easily go down to 35/34 in order to feel more proactive. That being said, the mana base of your decklist is pretty unstable, and you'll need better mana rocks, around 5/6 good rocks should do it helping you stabilizing.

The second thing to bring up is that you play loads and loads of creatures with actually specific abilities that don't always combine altogether well. Like, for example, in which way would Slimefoot, the Stowaway help Anafenza, the Foremost being consistent? My answer, without another kind of appreciation than logic: not any single one. If you need cheap legendary to keep it up with your theme, there are better options, but remind that this was only a little example.

Finally, you lack reactivity because of very few instant/flash spells. It's not as necessary as some think, but still have a way to protect dutifully your creatures is a key for aggro/midrange decks in EDH. Being able to answer what your opponents bring up to the tape is moreover essential, and I don't see enough removals/tricks in there.

So, let's take a closer look from now on. I'll make some different categories starting with the cuts to make it easier to read.

1.) Back to 100 cards:

2.) Cheap Improvements:

2.1.) Mana Rocks:

2.2.) More removals:

Those are the classical ones you surely know. They are easily affordable and would give your deck a small lift at controlling the board state.

2.3.) Better Legendaries:

  • Mikaeus, the Lunarch > not the cheapest already, but really effective, almost a staple for your deck style

  • Hope of Ghirapur > underrated card, does a lot, insane with recursion to lock down a combo player at low cost

  • Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit > certainly a staple / and somewhat a reason to get rid of the token subtheme which is maybe a bit too much

  • Syr Faren, the Hengehammer > also certainly a staple / aggressive, good interactions with Anafenza, better than lords already in your deck

  • Kethis, the Hidden Hand > Yawgmoth's Will for legendaries? I'll take that. It could also be a nice alternative commander when you face more control-ish decks you're stuck against, enabling you to have an efficient late game on its own once made your commander.

  • Mangara of Corondor > Legendary creature which works as a nonsituational removal. Really good. Even if you can't always activate it when it hits the table, your opponents have to get rid of it using their hand resources and you make 1 for 1.

  • Masako the Humorless > Underplayed card / can be a game-changer / and it's a legendary creature.

2.4.) Voltron Outlet:

2.5.) Other cool cards to look at:

3.) Medium Budget Improvements:

3.1.) Mana Rocks:

3.2.) Even more removals:

3.3.) Legendaries' Staples:

3.4.) Neverending Voltron Outlet:

  • Konda's Banner > Yeh, it's a little bit expensive money speaking, but it does everything you're searching for, like a bridge between your Cats, your legends and your Voltron strategy.

  • Skullclamp > staple

3.5.) Cool cards:

4.) Expensive Improvements:

5.) Some other cards you could try (which I mostly haven't, or for which I have a doubt about their efficiency):

FSims81 on How to Deny Graveyard Tactics?!

1 month ago

shadow63 Grafdigger's Cage wouldn't stop me from using Forever Young to remove creatures from my graveyard and get them back into hand for casting.

However there is potential for a mono or even deck using cards like Erebos's Intervention, Tymaret, Chosen from Death, Elspeth's Nightmare, little Ashiok, Agonizing Remorse, the Cage, and/or Kunoros, Hound of Athreos to put a significant hurting on an opponent's graveyard interaction

Seabody on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 month ago

alexjustdoit - makes sense. Perhaps I'm underrating Vampire Nighthawk. I suppose the lifegain effects help a lot when you are running things like Acidic Soil & Price of Progress (which I am currently not) which also hurt you.

Have you tried Kunoros, Hound of Athreos? My meta probably isn't resilient enough to fight against strong hate or stax, but I like that this guy does other things and being a creature is easier to remove (as opposed to something like Rest in Peace which could just lock someone out and does nothing against decks that don't utilize the yard).

Abzkaban - interestingly I just had a commission done for a Cersei alter of Queen Marchessa with Gregor and Qyburn assassin tokens, so I'm taking a similar GoT theme with my list. I'll post me list with the alters on here shortly.

How great is the Solemnity/Dark Depths package? I'd like to try it out but will need to cut some things like Assemble the Legion, Selfless Squire & Crescendo of War.

Thoughts on Assault Suit in a combat oriented build?

JackAttempts on Need help with a Ravos/Tymna ...

1 month ago

https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/ravostymna-commander/?cb=1581301250 I dont really know what to do. Im thinking of adding: Kunoros, Hound of Athreos Kambal, Consul of Allocation To Arms! Syr Konrad, the Grim Megrim Overwhelming Forces Devour in Shadow Beckon Apparition Collar the Culprit Dawn Charm

Any suggestions?

alexjustdoit on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 month ago

Not Abzkaban, but I'll throw my 2 cents in here.

Vampire nighthawk has been great for me (flying is the real distinguishing factor here), gifted aetherborn ok, sun droplet was underperforming so I cut it and haven't looked back.

I've taken out a lot of the smaller lifegain effects to free up slots for other flex cards, haven't missed them. Bruse Tarl goes a long way, so does Sunforger (equipped to one of a few lifelink creatures).

In my experience/meta, if I was getting hit a lot it was too slow, when I wasn't getting hit a ton it was not very impactful, and the area of "just right" between the two were not often. Also, no go with Phyrexian Unlife and Solemnity out, both of which are useful cards in their own ways out side of this particular interaction. For those two reasons I cut it. Kambal can be nice, but also doubles as light stax so even thought its not the chunkiest of life gain, its useful a bit more often than say Sun Droplet.

If only Kunoros, Hound of Athreos had deathtouch instead of vigilance...

musicman3310 on Orzhov

2 months ago

Ayara, First of Lochthwain's triple black mana cost is really gonna be hard to cast. Have you considered Kunoros, Hound of Athreos?

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