Runo Stromkirk


Krothuss, Lord of the Deep  Flip
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Standard Legal
Standard Brawl Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Runo Stromkirk

Legendary Creature — Vampire Cleric


When this enters the battlefield, put up to one target creature card from your graveyard on top of your library.

At the beginning of your upkeep, look at the top card of your library. You may reveal that card. If a creature card with converted mana cost/mana value 6 or greater is revealed this way, transform this.

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Unlife on BBEG Deck Ideas

8 months ago

saluma I like Tiamat, it is 100% a DnD BBEG and dragons are big and nasty.

KBK7101 I like The Tarrasque, but it does feel kinda meh, similar to Ghalta who's very strong, but just doesn't feel as 'world-ending'. I'd forgotten the gods though, maybe some sort of aristocrats-animator thing. The captain is fun, but he has the more 'hit and run' thing going for him as a pirate.

DreadKhan I've played with Kresh the Bloodbraided before, he can be fun but he can also feel a bit clunky which was why I;d dropped him previously. Sauron, the Dark Lord has that traditional world ending feel, and his ward cost means he dodges most removal. I'd forgotten goad was a thing, it brings me back to Queen Marchesa, a more political goaded build to manipulate other decks. In terms of the decks competing against one another, I think they're fairly balanced at the moment, but they're also still being tuned and adjusted.

legendofa Well, gonna start with a massive thank you first, that's a wicked great breakdown. With this massive list, maybe I'll add a second in command deck along with the BBEG one....

I'm not worried about it being directly connected to the forgotten realms, just kinda having a DnD class/BBEG 'vibe' for lack of a better word (I mean, my paladin deck design is knight tribal helmed by Syr Cadian, Knight Owl) Among that massive list, Konda, Lord of Eiganjo, Progenitus, Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, Umbris, Fear Manifest, Momir Vig, Simic Visionary, and Malfegor all stand out. Your dimir list also reminded me of Runo Stromkirk  Flip as a big monster summoner.

TypicalTimmy Dihada is an interesting choice, maybe a deck full of brainwashed missing adventurers. A lot of these suggestions keep leading me back to mardu, so I may take a deeper dive there.

Either way, this has been massively helpful. Course, now I have the opposite problem, so many choices to narrow down.

UltimateRoxas40 on Krothuss - From Below and Beyond

11 months ago

Looks like a fun deck! I always appreciate any deck that makes you start chanting to the Great Old Ones haha! I've been meaning to make a Runo Stromkirk  Flip deck at some point, so I'll keep this deck in mind when I get around to it.

You've got a good suite of self-Mill/top-deck manipulation and Reanimate cards, but I think you're running too many mana rocks, especially the two Diamonds. You could probably get away with replacing those two. You could probably replace at least one of those with something like Tidal Terror, which gets you an Island and a CMC 6 relevant creature into the graveyard.

Depending on budget availability, something like Entomb or Unmarked Grave would also be really handy to get a specific creature into the graveyard to reanimate or trigger Runo.

Extract from Darkness is another card I'd suggest, both for function and flavor! It self-mills and you can get something BIG back from any graveyard onto your field.

A final suggestion would be Elder Deep-Fiend. It's both an Eldrazi and an Octopus, so it plays into both your big creature groups, you can sacrifice another creature to make it cheaper (and thus have a target in your graveyard to reanimate later), and has Flash, so you can tap down four permanents whenever you cast it.

These suggestions come from some of the cards that I've put aside in my deck-building binders for whenever I build my version, but overall, you've got a good deck with a solid strategy!

UltimateRoxas40 on It was Lier! In the West Vale Abbey! With the...!

1 year ago

I completely agree, Vorthos is such a fun way to build commander decks. My Lovecraftian deck is Eldritch Captain of the Deep [Lovecraftian Primer], but I'm also stockpiling cards to build a Runo Stromkirk  Flip sea monster deck as well, since he's too good of a Lovecraftian cultist to ignore haha. Shadows over Innistrad and Eldritch Moon are actually the sets that brought me back into Magic for the third time, and I've been playing/trying to keep up ever since.

FolkOccult on It was Lier! In the West Vale Abbey! With the...!

1 year ago

UltimateRoxas40 Thanks! I've been playing for a long while, and have come to a time in my life where the challenge of constructing a proper Vorthos library is the fun I get out of playing this game. To hear of your involvement with an HP Lovecraft deck reminds me of when I'd made one back in Eldritch Moon's release for standard, tons of fun. Those 60 card formats are awfully satisfying to fulfilling these vorthos 'challenges' so to speak. I plan eventually on creating a color pie deck for each pair and using Runo Stromkirk  Flip as the commander to specifically play a role in a Lovecraft inspired deck. I totally recommend taking a look at Halana and Alena, Totally Just Roommates as a fairly consistent Innistrad-only library. Feel free to link your finished deck in the comments, I'd love to see it and allow others who may enjoy this deck to enjoy yours as well!

Deddo on Sultai Sea Monsters

1 year ago

Neat deck. Black is so good for sea monsters. I would reccommend Runo Stromkirk  Flip and Gyruda, Doom of Depths

FauxFaux on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

C'hugath, Despot of Dreams

Legendary Creature - Avatar Kraken Horror

Cleric offering: (You may cast this card any time you could cast an instant by sacrificing a Cleric and paying the difference in mana costs between this and the sacrificed Cleric. Mana cost includes color.)


At the beginning of your endstep, exile a card from each opponent's hand. You may cast a spell from among cards exiled this way without paying their mana costs. If you cast a spell this way, it cannot be countered.


"Slumbering in the depths of the sea and mind, true horror lies."

I'd love to see a set of Eldritch inspired horror legends or cards in general. I know we have Innistrad to thank for the "Classic" Horror archetypes, i.e Vampires, Undead, Werewolves, however with Runo Stromkirk  Flip, we see a different side of it too. Maybe there can be a plane with Eldritch Horrors as the focus. Let your creativity flow!

Mazera on Horrifying Nightmares

1 year ago

Hey! Made_Compleat I actually just got a Ashiok, Dream Render from my local store since they had the chibi secret lair version but wasn't exactly sure where to slot them till you said Runo Stromkirk  Flip being kind of iffy, I just slapped him in because I already had him and he sort of fit the bill but he'll get the replaced by this. I really like Chainer, Dementia Master but I proxied him just to test it out and he gets sacked almost immediately every time because my group noticed the drawback. Chainer's Torment was really cool; in the first draft of this deck I had that with Profane Transfusion to get 2 FAT horrors on the field but the mana cost was too much to really pull this combo off and decided against it. Thanks for the suggestions!

Made_Compleat on Horrifying Nightmares

1 year ago

Hey! I love this deck. A few suggestions:

Runo Stromkirk  Flip is a bit of a nonbo with Umbris, Fear Manifest, as he isn't a horror when he ETBs and doesn't exile when he transforms. Thus, he's won't ETB as a horror to get that sweet sweet value. He also doesn't really synergize with the horror tribal theme. Likewise, the Shapeshifters in the deck like Evil Twin don't synergize, as they're not horrors and don't have changeling. Dauthi Voidwalker runs into the same issue, but it is pretty good so I wouldn't cut it.

A funny card in the deck would be Chainer, Dementia Master. He creates nightmares from your opponent's yard, which then exile more cards with your commander. However, he does come with the drawback of exiling all Nightmares when he dies. He's still totally worth it, though. Angel of Suffering do be silly. She might not be the best, but she's just kinda funny in the deck. The same goes for Bitter Ordeal, which, like all cards from Future Sight, is just kinda nifty. Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver ain't a bad card in this context, nor is Ashiok, Sculptor of Fears. Nightmare weaver is better, but both are pretty good in this context. Ashiok, Dream Render is pretty deece as both a Stranglehold and a exile-based mill engine, and she also completes AshiokTron (tm). To compleat the "Not good, just funny" cycle, Chainer's Torment. Is it an absolutely awful card? Yes. Is it hilarious? YES. Phyrexian Rager is pretty nice as well.

I hope that you find these suggestions helpful!

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