Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant


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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
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant

Legendary Creature — Fox Monk

When you have 30 or more life, flip this.

Rune-Tail's Essence

Legendary Enchantment

Prevent all damage that would be dealt to creatures you control.

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enpc on Need help with Samwise Gamgee

2 months ago

Personally, I would cut:

  • Daxos, Blessed by the Sun - He's a glorified blocker

  • Avacyn, Angel of Hope - indestructible is nice but especially if you go down the graveyard combo route you don't really care. And that mana cost.

  • Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant  Flip - There are better cards if you really care about this effect but I feel like this card is in the deck only because it's legendary

  • Nettlecyst - If you're looking at churning through tokens, this card isn't as good as if you're just amassing them. And I think you want to be benefiting from cracking food

  • At least one of your wrath effects - you have a lot and you don't need that many, especially if you're trying to make the deck faster

  • Loran, Disciple of History -I'm on the fence about this one - if you wanted to lean into Myr Retriever like artifact combo stuff then keep it, otherwise Sammy-boi already does this enough.

  • Karametra, God of Harvests - You need more dorks to make her work. If you wanna add more cards like Llanowar Elves, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Elvish Mystic etc. then keep her, but right now she doesn't do enough. She's also always been a catch 22 card and I think unless you build around her, she hinders more than helps.

  • Mirari's Wake - you're not really a lands themed deck and if you go down the graveyard loops then you'll wanna add Skullclamp. And dumb as this might sound, antheming your creatures can disable clamp's value.

In general, I think you need to pick between leaning into the lands effects (which is doable but will require some reworking) or going for food token artifact engines. The deck is currently sitting in this awkard spot where it kind of does both but doesn't do either well. And that will probably help cutting some cards.

Unlife on Waiting To Follow The Worms

8 months ago

Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant  Flip would allow you to block without having to worry about losing your walls

Crow_Umbra on Isshin for a Fight

9 months ago

Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant  Flip is definitely an interesting pick and offers a broadened suite of protection. If I'm counting correctly, it looks like you have about 5 effects in deck right now that gain you life, Witch's Clinic would put you at about 6?

Could be worth at least one try in a game, but I don't know if the extra hoops to jump through are necessarily worth it. Dolmen Gate is reliable, is 1 mana less, and is colorless. Idk, I'm just thinking of scenarios where you draw Rune-Tail in games where you are significantly below 30 life, and don't draw into the 5% of your deck that would help you maybe get back over 30.

Even then, I feel like if you removed Tome of Legends because you didn't want Isshin to have to wade into combat to "recharge" it, then Witch's Clinic falls into similar territory, where you have to risk Isshin attacking or blocking to get at least 3 life, barring any other P/T boosts.

Michigone on Isshin for a Fight

9 months ago

Hey Crow-Umbra, thoughts on Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant  Flip vs. Dolmen Gate? I've had Rune-Tail in my Heliod, Sun-Crowned deck for a while, and just realized it might be a nice fit in Isshin. The only downside is if I draw it after I have less than 30 life and don't have any good lifegain on board it's a dead draw. But I have a few ways to gain life, and I was already thinking of switching out a single plains with Witch's Clinic and seeing if there were other small changes I could make that don't change the deck comp while adding more instances of lifegain. Thoughts?

NV_1980 on Dihada, Binder of Wills

9 months ago

Hi Mattio38, thanks for elaborating a bit. There are a lot of interesting legendary creatures out there, but not many that will help you to outright close out games AND be cheap to cast. It's usually one or the other :) It also depends on how you want to close out games and how many turns you want to take for that.

For instance, white provides some excellent legendary creatures to block your opponents' progress. I'm thinking of cards like Myrel, Shield of Argive, Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant  Flip, Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker, Thalia, Heretic Cathar and Linvala, Keeper of Silence.

Black legendary creatures have some massive damage dealing and recursion capacity. Especially cards like Sheoldred, the Apocalypse, Gisa, Glorious Resurrector, Ghoulcaller Gisa and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed.

And then there are some red legendaries you haven't considered yet that influence your damage-dealing capacity, like Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs, Drakuseth, Maw of Flames and Moraug, Fury of Akoum. By the way, I'd also really recommend Grenzo, Havoc Raiser as he's given me some insane value in past games.

Not sure if any of this helps, but here you go.

babushkasara on Cool/Unique EDH Cards

1 year ago

I immediately made sure you had Instill Energy on here :) Definitely going to peruse this later on. Some suggestions/pet cards I've come across that seem to fit the bill are Uba Mask, Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant  Flip, Guardian of the Gateless, Joven's Ferrets, Harmonic Prodigy, Uphill Battle (effect normally only in white).

libraryjoy on What strange old commanders do …

1 year ago

The oldest commander I've built and kept around is Asmira, Holy Avenger. It's probably due for a budget-y update as some of the cards are increasing in price and could probably be replaced with new cards (updates logged were just for editing description). We Who Are Going to Die Salute You - Asmira EDH and Asmira, Holy Avenger Budget Human EDH. At one time I had Kangee, Aerie Keeper, but no longer have a list for it.

I've built quite a few Kamigawa legends as well, including recently Patron of the Moon, Yomiji, Who Bars the Way, Celestial Kirin, and Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant  Flip

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