Kusari-Gama

Kusari-Gama

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature has "(2): This creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn."

Whenever equipped creature deals damage to a blocking creature, Kusari-Gama deals that much damage to each other creature defending player controls.

Equip (3) ((3): Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Kusari-Gama Discussion

carpecanum on WarWeaver's Vengeance

3 weeks ago

Creatures with Vigilance and creatures that opponents do NOT want unblocked. Having to attack removes blockers

Virtus the Veiled and his partner Gorm the Great fit

Abilities that require tapping allow you to not attack if you need that : Kyren Negotiations

I like Thantis a lot more than Windgrace. Give him Fists of the Demigod or Kusari-Gama and people will have to attack but be afraid to attack you

DevoMelvminster on Hazoret, The Empty Handed

2 months ago

Did a bit of reworking, as KBK7101 pointed out some great cards that I overlooked or had decided against at one point or another.

Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs was dropped for Kusari-Gama because they serve a similar purpose in preventing/discouraging blockers or attacker (can’t attack if you blocked and have no creatures), and it won’t be board wiped like Kazuul.

Daretti, Scrap Savant was meant to be card advantage and artifact recurral, but as great as he is, he cost a fair bit, and is fragile. I slotted Firestorm in in his spot. Another board wipe/discard outlet was definitely needed.

Illusionist's Bracers were an alternate win con, but the deck doesn’t really keep enough cards in hand to reliably pull it off, even with some of the janky artifact based draw and recur lines that can be pieced together. Repercussion does the job much better; there’s a LOT of damage bases effects that hit multiple creatures. This card is going to be an all star.

Now that we no longer rely on discard as an alternate win con, we’re leaning a little more into voltron and adding another big equipment to make Hazoret deadly. Enter Inquisitor's Flail . Boom. Hazoret make people dead real good with this, and since my ramp is entirely artifact based, it’s more reliable than Blackblade Reforged . We dropped Aggravated Assault for this since i’m not running Neheb, the Eternal to make infinite combat steps. May revisit this later, but I don’t usually have much spare mana to dump into it, so i feel fine with the swap.

Let me know what y’all think!

DevoMelvminster on Hazoret, The Empty Handed

2 months ago

KBK7101 I love both of those suggestions... especially Kusari-Gama . Man, that’s a goodie!! Now to figure out what to cut.

KBK7101 on Hazoret, The Empty Handed

2 months ago

I have one for each of the regular Amonkhet gods. They're some of my favorites, too! I don't have them posted on here, though. Maybe I'll add them this weekend...

As for the voltron theme, maybe something like Kusari-Gama or Inquisitor's Flail ? They're relatively cheap equipments that I have in my Hazoret deck that have been a pretty big deal in games I've cast them in.

NensouHiebara on Halvar, Divine Voltron

6 months ago

@Ninja_skin

Kusari-Gama isn't that great.

  • 6 mana total for no immediate P/T boost or keywords.
  • Paying for a temporary +1/+0 is expensive.
  • A competent opponent isn't going to sacrifice their entire board to block if they're aren't going to die from that attack.
  • You don't even want to be blocked to begin with.

Chompythebeast on Queen Marchesa

1 year ago

Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are must-runs in black, but maybe belong on your "Sideboard" for now. Diabolic Intent is also super good with tokens and might be cheap enough to run outright. Enlightened Tutor has enough targets in your deck also.

Other general bombs: Catastrophe (an incredible wipe in general, often slept upon), Axis of Mortality (wtf why does nobody run this, you should exercise your queenly authority and tell people that their life total now belongs to the crown), Solemn Simulacrum (ramp in non-green, though sadly in the same slot as your gen at 4 mana), Vedalken Orrery (surprise! always good), Exquisite Blood (biiiig time lifegain, can be a ridiculous difference maker)

Nobles: Falkenrath Aristocrat, King Macar, the Gold-Cursed, Torbran, Thane of Red Fell. I dunno though. At least the Aristocrat is a hawt mamma.

Tokens: Anger, Filth (combos huge with anyone playing Urborg, or even just any black deck), Archetype of Aggression (Trample combos really well with Deathtouch, since you only need to deal one damage to the creature to be lethal and the rest of the damage tramples over), Archetype of Finality, Street Riot, Berserkers' Onslaught, Rage Reflection, Brave the Sands (Vigilance also combos really well First Strike + Death Touch, as does being able to block multiple creatures—basically a wall effect like Norn's Annex), Eldrazi Monument (very cool with token generation), Goblin War Drums, Intimidation, Mirror Entity, Nahiri, Storm of Stone (cutie Nahiri!), Radiant Destiny, Silverwing Squadron (token time), Grenzo, Havoc Raiser (Goads, pretty damn good card, seems popular in Marchesa decks), Skullclamp (big time card draw for your 1/1 tokens), Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs (another wall/token generator), Anointed Procession (double tokens!)

Other Royal Shit: Dreadhorde Invasion (creates Armies (fun flavor), tokens, Lifelink potential), Mobilized District (makes Citizen land, big flavor), Giant Killer (removal + Peasant + taps), Sengir Autocrat (SERFS!!), Righteous War (wild flavor, pretty solid evasion, gives your general Protection from Black AND White, could actually be a huge sleeper card), Stronghold Assassin (also an Assassin, obviously)

Powerful Women & Bad Bitches: Imposing Sovereign (also a Noble), Linden, the Steadfast Queen (also a noble), Agent of Masks (also an Advisor + "Aristocrats" staple), Diaochan, Artful Beauty (also an Advisor, could be neat with Hexproof lol), Masako the Humorless (also an Advisor, also fucking savage holy shit look at her), Orzhov Advokist (I know you've got it in the Maybelist, but it's so on-theme and it may or may not be better than Norn's Annex), Teysa Karlov (also an Advisor, great for tokens, you already have her other baller version), Etali, Primal Storm (I dunno, Elder, he's good), Zetalpa, Primal Dawn (same as before, also she's probably female so yeah), Massacre Girl (also an Assassin), Avatar of Woe, Silent Assassin (also a sexy Assassin), Thorn of the Black Rose (also an Assassin, themey, weak though, I suppose), Adriana, Captain of the Guard (wild with wide/tokens), angelic field marshall, Dark Impostor (also an Assassin), Danitha Capashen, Paragon, Stoneforge Mystic (big time with equipments, seriously some formats have called for her to be banned she's such a bad girl) Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Twilight Prophet (woah)

Tax/Bones: Kambal, Consul of Allocation (seriously amazing, most Marchesa decks run it, also an Advisor), Sheoldred, Whispering One, Urabrask the Hidden, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Pontiff of Blight (biiig beef, Marchesa controls the church), Wound Reflection (serious finisher, should really consider), Dictate of Erebos, Mogis, God of Slaughter, Fate Unraveler, Ankh of Mishra, Polluted Bonds (Ankh of Mishra on steroids, actually pretty broken card overall, probably should strongly consider it)

Multiplayer Shenanigans: Scandalmonger, Warmonger, and Wishmonger (wild times, probably too wild but they can be game finishers in weird ways); Varchild's War-Riders, Assault Suit, Goblin Assassin (also an Assassin), Embereth Skyblazer

Auras/Equipment: Kusari-Gama (super savage with Deathtouch), Helm of the Host (big theme on the flavor text, also a great card in general), Tenza, Godo's Maul, Angelic Destiny, Argentum Armor, Battle Mastery, Blackblade Reforged (a gen-equiping classic), Blessing of Leeches (Instant-speed free regeneration? This is another sleeper card, and it even has an amazing feminie art), Shadowspear, Colossus Hammer (kinda amazing with your gen), Embercleave, Whispersilk Cloak (you know Marches owns one of these), Fireshrieker (beefer)

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