Looter il-Kor

Looter il-Kor

Creature — Kor Rogue

Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)

Whenever Looter il-Kor deals damage to an opponent, draw a card, then discard a card.

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Time Spiral (TSP) Common

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal

Looter il-Kor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Looter il-Kor Discussion

Nemesis on Cube additions

15 hours ago

PhotogenicParasympathetic on Insight into Budget Card Draw ...

2 months ago

Rogue's Gloves, Looter il-Kor, Duskmantle Seer, Ninja of the Deep Hours. I've been a big fan of Endless Atlas especially in red and white decks that lack card draw.

Artatras on The Many-Faced God - [Primer]

2 months ago

Providing budget alternatives is not that simple because the deck is balanced as is and changing any single card would alter its equilibrium. I will try my best, but do keep in mind that with the following changes you will need to play the deck a lot slower than before. Without free counterspells you will need to wait for when you can leave mana open, and so on and so forth. Hopefully, the fact that all the decks in the tournament follow the same budget restrictions can make up for this. Here are my budget changes:

Mana Crypt and Mox Amber: any two-mana rock, like Arcane Signet and Mind Stone.

Force of Will and Fierce Guardianship: a copy of Foil and Dispel. Depending on your specific meta, you could consider Mental Misstep.

Mana Drain: any two-mana counterspell. My choice would be Countersquall.

Ancient Tomb: a basic Island.

Cyclonic Rift: Echoing Truth. This can bounce a single permanent or an army of tokens, which seems particularly useful in your case.

Damnation and Toxic Deluge: your choice of Languish, Whelming Wave, Evacuation or AEtherize.

Dark Confidant: I once used Disciple of Deceit, which was suboptimal. Alternatively, Looter il-Kor or any draw spell.

Intuition, Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor: Diabolic Tutor, Forbidden Alchemy and Beseech the Queen are okayish.

Training Grounds: Heartstone is the closest comparison, but do keep in mind it works for your opponents as well.

These are all direct substitutions. I took the cards you mentioned and replaced them with their budget counterparts. If you think some of them aren't good enough (and in most cases they are not), then you can consider including something completely different instead. I'm thinking about cards like Propaganda, Torpor Orb, more removal, more card draw, more ramp. You have the privilege of knowing the decks you will be facing, so you can tweak the deck according to your matchups.

If you want to be prepared against a token deck, try shaving some single target removals or counterspells for a few extra board wipes. Just be extra careful against Meren because they tend to play a lot of Fleshbag Marauder-like effects, which is something this deck really struggles with. Make use of your haste enablers to kill your opponent during the very first turn you play Lazav, before he or she has the opportunity to play those cards.

I wish you good luck for your tournament, and let me know about your results!

hubatish on Budget Tasigur control

3 months ago

Enjoyed playing against this the other day! Many thoughts:

  1. Woah - 33 lands?? Sounds low, though 6 1-drop accelerants + 7 2-drop accelerants probably help. Arbor Elf seems bad with the low forest count though. And minor upgrades to 2-drop slot may be possible - new Commander decks have had Arcane Signet & Modern Horizons had enemy colored Talismans.
  2. You mentioned cutting/trimming the reanimator package as probable improvement - woah! That sounds crazy; Reanimate effects are one of the more broken things black can do, since you get to cheat on mana, possibly recur something that's been removed, or steal someone else's thing (but mostly cheat on mana). Eg by spending 2 on Animate Dead to get back Muldrotha or 2 on Dance of the Dead to get back Seedborn Muse.

However, there may be some clunky pieces which were stuck in your hand.

Two possible solutions:

  1. Replace the clunky pieces with ones that have better floors when they're not great. Example - Aetherflux Reservoir - yes this is a win condition with Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal but so are lots of other things... another mana rock in that same spot would let you make infinite mana, which with Tasigur lets you mill your whole deck & put it all into your hand. Winning from there should be trivial (Laboratory Maniac does it).

  2. Improve card selection to help you not have those pieces in hand as often.

Some draw/discard spells can help you do both - increase selection & provide a discard outlet for reanimatble fatties. There are tons of blue cards that do this:

Scryfall search for "draw discard" in BUG

I personally think Frantic Search is kinda broken (generates mana with a bounce land??) and have a soft spot for Looter il-Kor but there are lots. Should be better than Buried Alive.

Finally, some cards have come out that help out the Seedborn Muse / 17 instants part of the deck:

Daedalus19876 on Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

3 months ago

Whirlwind_2100: I originally built this for the cool art and typing, but the more I play this the more I realize that it's actually a menace XD

The reason I went for Forebear's Blade is because the trample and vigilance synergize well with my commander's high power (usually, depending on what it's mutated onto) and evasion. Plus, because of the way Mutate works, I WILL get the death trigger despite the meerged creature being my commander and going to command zone! So Vadrok can come back down and her next host will already be fully equipped and ready to go :)

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip really should go in, yeah. But Looter il-Kor will go in first, since that can also give unblockability to my commander in a pinch.

Thank you for your thoughts, as always! I'm always happy to see a comment from you.

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