Kenrith, the Returned King Commander deck


Deck Overview

Dive into the regal realm of the Kenrith the Returned King Commander Deck, a versatile behemoth in MTG that gracefully ascends the power curve, harmonizes a five-color mana base, and forges paths to victory through a rich tapestry of synergies and strategic depth.

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Main deck

Commander

Kenrith, the Returned King - MTG Card versions

Kenrith, the Returned King

Creatures (18)

Archaeomancer - MTG Card versions

Archaeomancer

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Boromir, Warden of the Tower - MTG Card versions

Boromir, Warden of the Tower

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Burnished Hart - MTG Card versions

Burnished Hart

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Deadeye Navigator - MTG Card versions

Deadeye Navigator

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Dragon Mage - MTG Card versions

Dragon Mage

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Faeburrow Elder - MTG Card versions

Faeburrow Elder

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Karmic Guide - MTG Card versions

Karmic Guide

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Kroxa and Kunoros - MTG Card versions

Kroxa and Kunoros

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Purphoros, God of the Forge - MTG Card versions

Purphoros, God of the Forge

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Ratadrabik of Urborg - MTG Card versions

Ratadrabik of Urborg

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Saruman of Many Colors - MTG Card versions

Saruman of Many Colors

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Sepulchral Primordial - MTG Card versions

Sepulchral Primordial

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Soulcoil Viper - MTG Card versions

Soulcoil Viper

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Soulherder - MTG Card versions

Soulherder

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Stitcher Geralf - MTG Card versions

Stitcher Geralf

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Syr Konrad, the Grim - MTG Card versions

Syr Konrad, the Grim

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Viscera Seer - MTG Card versions

Viscera Seer

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Young Necromancer - MTG Card versions

Young Necromancer

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Archaeomancer - MTG Card versions

Archaeomancer

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Boromir, Warden of the Tower - MTG Card versions

Boromir, Warden of the Tower

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Burnished Hart - MTG Card versions

Burnished Hart

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Deadeye Navigator - MTG Card versions

Deadeye Navigator

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Dragon Mage - MTG Card versions

Dragon Mage

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Faeburrow Elder - MTG Card versions

Faeburrow Elder

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Karmic Guide - MTG Card versions

Karmic Guide

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Kroxa and Kunoros - MTG Card versions

Kroxa and Kunoros

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Purphoros, God of the Forge - MTG Card versions

Purphoros, God of the Forge

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Ratadrabik of Urborg - MTG Card versions

Ratadrabik of Urborg

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Saruman of Many Colors - MTG Card versions

Saruman of Many Colors

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Sepulchral Primordial - MTG Card versions

Sepulchral Primordial

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Soulcoil Viper - MTG Card versions

Soulcoil Viper

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Soulherder - MTG Card versions

Soulherder

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Stitcher Geralf - MTG Card versions

Stitcher Geralf

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Syr Konrad, the Grim - MTG Card versions

Syr Konrad, the Grim

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Viscera Seer - MTG Card versions

Viscera Seer

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Young Necromancer - MTG Card versions

Young Necromancer

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Sorceries (22)

Blasphemous Act - MTG Card versions

Blasphemous Act

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Breach the Multiverse - MTG Card versions

Breach the Multiverse

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Bring to Light - MTG Card versions

Bring to Light

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Circuitous Route - MTG Card versions

Circuitous Route

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Cultivate - MTG Card versions

Cultivate

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Dread Return - MTG Card versions

Dread Return

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Eldritch Pact - MTG Card versions

Eldritch Pact

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Emergent Ultimatum - MTG Card versions

Emergent Ultimatum

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Ever After - MTG Card versions

Ever After

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Interpret the Signs - MTG Card versions

Interpret the Signs

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Rampant Growth - MTG Card versions

Rampant Growth

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Rise of the Witch-king - MTG Card versions

Rise of the Witch-king

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Sheoldred's Restoration - MTG Card versions

Sheoldred's Restoration

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Spelltwine - MTG Card versions

Spelltwine

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Splendid Reclamation - MTG Card versions

Splendid Reclamation

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Squirming Emergence - MTG Card versions

Squirming Emergence

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Talent of the Telepath - MTG Card versions

Talent of the Telepath

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Terror Tide - MTG Card versions

Terror Tide

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Victimize - MTG Card versions

Victimize

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Villainous Wealth - MTG Card versions

Villainous Wealth

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Whispering Madness - MTG Card versions

Whispering Madness

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Wrath of God - MTG Card versions

Wrath of God

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Blasphemous Act - MTG Card versions

Blasphemous Act

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Breach the Multiverse - MTG Card versions

Breach the Multiverse

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Bring to Light - MTG Card versions

Bring to Light

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Circuitous Route - MTG Card versions

Circuitous Route

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Cultivate - MTG Card versions

Cultivate

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Dread Return - MTG Card versions

Dread Return

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Eldritch Pact - MTG Card versions

Eldritch Pact

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Emergent Ultimatum - MTG Card versions

Emergent Ultimatum

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Ever After - MTG Card versions

Ever After

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Interpret the Signs - MTG Card versions

Interpret the Signs

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Rampant Growth - MTG Card versions

Rampant Growth

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Rise of the Witch-king - MTG Card versions

Rise of the Witch-king

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Sheoldred's Restoration - MTG Card versions

Sheoldred's Restoration

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Spelltwine - MTG Card versions

Spelltwine

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Splendid Reclamation - MTG Card versions

Splendid Reclamation

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Squirming Emergence - MTG Card versions

Squirming Emergence

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Talent of the Telepath - MTG Card versions

Talent of the Telepath

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Terror Tide - MTG Card versions

Terror Tide

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Victimize - MTG Card versions

Victimize

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Villainous Wealth - MTG Card versions

Villainous Wealth

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Whispering Madness - MTG Card versions

Whispering Madness

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Wrath of God - MTG Card versions

Wrath of God

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Instants (2)

Harrow - MTG Card versions

Harrow

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See Double - MTG Card versions

See Double

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Harrow - MTG Card versions

Harrow

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See Double - MTG Card versions

See Double

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Artifacts (13)

Altar of the Brood - MTG Card versions

Altar of the Brood

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Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

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Conduit of Worlds - MTG Card versions

Conduit of Worlds

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Darksteel Ingot - MTG Card versions

Darksteel Ingot

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Decanter of Endless Water - MTG Card versions

Decanter of Endless Water

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Golgari Signet - MTG Card versions

Golgari Signet

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Midnight Clock - MTG Card versions

Midnight Clock

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Mind Stone - MTG Card versions

Mind Stone

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Orzhov Signet - MTG Card versions

Orzhov Signet

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Rakdos Signet - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Signet

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Realmbreaker, the Invasion Tree - MTG Card versions

Realmbreaker, the Invasion Tree

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Sol Ring - MTG Card versions

Sol Ring

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Thought Vessel - MTG Card versions

Thought Vessel

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Altar of the Brood - MTG Card versions

Altar of the Brood

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Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

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Conduit of Worlds - MTG Card versions

Conduit of Worlds

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Darksteel Ingot - MTG Card versions

Darksteel Ingot

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Decanter of Endless Water - MTG Card versions

Decanter of Endless Water

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Golgari Signet - MTG Card versions

Golgari Signet

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Midnight Clock - MTG Card versions

Midnight Clock

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Mind Stone - MTG Card versions

Mind Stone

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Orzhov Signet - MTG Card versions

Orzhov Signet

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Rakdos Signet - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Signet

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Realmbreaker, the Invasion Tree - MTG Card versions

Realmbreaker, the Invasion Tree

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Sol Ring - MTG Card versions

Sol Ring

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Thought Vessel - MTG Card versions

Thought Vessel

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Lands (34)

Azorius Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Azorius Guildgate

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Boros Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Boros Guildgate

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Brushland - MTG Card versions

Brushland

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Caves of Koilos - MTG Card versions

Caves of Koilos

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Command Tower - MTG Card versions

Command Tower

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Dimir Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Dimir Guildgate

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Exotic Orchard - MTG Card versions

Exotic Orchard

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Forest - MTG Card versions

Forest

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Gateway Plaza - MTG Card versions

Gateway Plaza

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Golgari Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Golgari Guildgate

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Gruul Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Gruul Guildgate

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Island - MTG Card versions

Island

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Izzet Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Izzet Guildgate

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Karplusan Forest - MTG Card versions

Karplusan Forest

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Llanowar Wastes - MTG Card versions

Llanowar Wastes

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Maze's End - MTG Card versions

Maze's End

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Mountain - MTG Card versions

Mountain

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Orzhov Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Orzhov Guildgate

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Plains - MTG Card versions

Plains

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Plaza of Harmony - MTG Card versions

Plaza of Harmony

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Rakdos Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Guildgate

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Selesnya Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Selesnya Guildgate

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Simic Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Simic Guildgate

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Swamp - MTG Card versions

Swamp

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Yavimaya Coast - MTG Card versions

Yavimaya Coast

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Azorius Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Azorius Guildgate

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Boros Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Boros Guildgate

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Brushland - MTG Card versions

Brushland

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Caves of Koilos - MTG Card versions

Caves of Koilos

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Command Tower - MTG Card versions

Command Tower

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Dimir Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Dimir Guildgate

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Exotic Orchard - MTG Card versions

Exotic Orchard

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Forest - MTG Card versions

Forest

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Gateway Plaza - MTG Card versions

Gateway Plaza

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Golgari Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Golgari Guildgate

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Gruul Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Gruul Guildgate

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Island - MTG Card versions

Island

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Izzet Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Izzet Guildgate

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Karplusan Forest - MTG Card versions

Karplusan Forest

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Llanowar Wastes - MTG Card versions

Llanowar Wastes

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Maze's End - MTG Card versions

Maze's End

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Mountain - MTG Card versions

Mountain

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Orzhov Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Orzhov Guildgate

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Plains - MTG Card versions

Plains

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Plaza of Harmony - MTG Card versions

Plaza of Harmony

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Rakdos Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Guildgate

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Selesnya Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Selesnya Guildgate

Quantity: 1
Simic Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Simic Guildgate

Quantity: 1
Swamp - MTG Card versions

Swamp

Quantity: 3
Yavimaya Coast - MTG Card versions

Yavimaya Coast

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Deck Overview

Dive into the regal realm of the Kenrith the Returned King Commander Deck, a versatile behemoth in MTG that gracefully ascends the power curve, harmonizes a five-color mana base, and forges paths to victory through a rich tapestry of synergies and strategic depth.

Deck Composition

  • Mana Curve: The Kenrith the Returned King Commander Deck is designed with an ascending mana curve to ensure a smooth escalation of power. It includes low to mid-cost creatures and spells like “Farseek” and “Rampant Growth” for ramping, with Kenrith himself anchoring the high-end as a flexible mana sink.
  • Land Count: Balancing a total of 36 lands, this deck ensures that you hit your land drops consistently. It features a variety of lands including shock lands, basic lands, and utility lands like “Reliquary Tower” to maximize mana availability in all five colors.
  • Win Conditions: A blend of strategies such as infinite mana combos, “Exquisite Blood” paired with “Sanguine Bond,” and the commander’s abilities themselves pave multiple paths to victory, providing flexibility and unpredictability.
  • Card Synergy: Synergistic cards like “Seedborn Muse” work in tandem with Kenrith’s activated abilities to give you an edge at any point in the game by constantly interacting and advancing your board state.
  • Color Balance: With a five-color commander, the deck’s mana base and ramp cards are meticulously curated to achieve a harmonious color balance, facilitating the casting of spells from any part of the color pie.
  • Card Advantage: To maintain a full grip, the deck includes a suite of card draw spells such as “Sphinx’s Revelation” and repeatable draw engines like “Consecrated Sphinx,” ensuring you’ll never be short on options.
  • Tempo: Manage the early game tempo with efficient removal and control elements like “Path to Exile” and “Counterspell,” allowing you time to establish a winning board state without falling behind.
  • Versatility: The inclusion of modal spells and versatile answers such as “Beast Within” and “Austere Command” allows you to adapt to an array of challenges you might face during a game.
  • Sideboard Strategy: In Commander, rather than a sideboard, incorporate a suite of silver bullet cards that can be tutored for any situation, such as “Homeward Path” for taking back control of your stolen commander or creatures.
  • Resilience: Built-in protection mechanisms like “Avacyn, Angel of Hope” and “Golgari Charm” help your board to bounce back from setbacks, while “Dockside Extortionist” ensures you stay ahead in resources even after mass removal events.

Deck Strengths

Legendary Power: Kenrith, the Returned King, offers unparalleled versatility and control, acting as a catalyst for dynamic gameplay and a beacon of hope for its controller.

Multi-Angle Threats: This deck is a chameleon on the battlefield, presenting various win conditions that can be tailored to undermine the opposition’s weaknesses and fortify its own standing.

Adaptability: It thrives on its ability to conform to the changing tides of each match, ingeniously tweaking its tactics to outmaneuver challengers at every turn.

Deck Weaknesses

Complexity: Piloting a Kenrith the Returned King Commander Deck demands a high level of game knowledge due to the intricate synergy between cards and the flexible mana requirements for optimal play.

Targeted Removal: This deck’s reliance on Kenrith as a central piece makes it vulnerable to targeted removal, impairing the effectiveness of your game plan and necessitating redundancy in key roles within the deck’s structure.

Cards Breakdown

  • Biomancer’s Familiar: Reduces the cost of activating abilities, perfect for maximizing Kenrith’s potential by allowing more activations per turn.
  • Seedborn Muse: Unlocks the ability to use Kenrith’s abilities on each player’s turn by untapping all your permanents, providing a constant threat presence.
  • Faeburrow Elder: Taps for mana of any color, a mana-generating powerhouse when combined with Kenrith’s five-color identity for effortless ability activations.
  • Exotic Orchard: This land seamlessly produces any color needed for Kenrith’s abilities, ensuring that mana is never a bottleneck for your strategy.
  • Thrasios, Triton Hero: An excellent partner for Kenrith that offers card draw or land drops, efficiently using spare mana to advance your board state.
  • Zacama, Primal Calamity: A massive threat that also acts as a mana sink and offers versatile removal options to control the board.
  • Smothering Tithe: A treasure token generator, boosting your mana production to easily fuel Kenrith’s costly activated abilities.
  • Training Grounds: Further reduces the mana cost of Kenrith’s abilities, making them significantly more spammable and effective over the course of a game.
  • Eldritch Evolution: Sacrifices a creature to tutor and put into play a creature that costs more, excellently setting up your big plays.
  • Fervor: Gives your creatures haste, allowing immediate use of Kenrith’s buff abilities and speeding up your game plan significantly.

Similar Decks

Decks like “Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice” resonate with Kenrith the Returned King’s adaptability, employing counters to proliferate and dominate. “Oloro, Ageless Ascetic” matches Kenrith’s longevity, gaining life and outlasting opponents. “Golos, Tireless Pilgrim” pivots on its ability to access a myriad of mana sources, much like Kenrith’s five-color accessibility, for potent board presence. The “Morophon, the Boundless” deck also thrives on a diverse color palette to cast influential tribal spells. Each deck cultivates a unique strategy to harness the commander’s strengths, creating dynamic and enduring gameplay experiences.

How to Beat

  • Stax and Resource Denial:
    • Employs taxing effects and prevents mana acceleration.
    • Strangles Kenrith’s ability to activate multiple abilities.
    • Forces the game into a lock-down state where Kenrith struggles to perform.
  • Combo Disruption:
    • Includes cards that disrupt infinite combos or abilities.
    • Interrupts key interactions and keeps Kenrith from gaining momentum.
    • Utilizes instant-speed responses to outmaneuver Kenrith’s strategy.
  • Efficient Removal:
    • Focuses on removing Kenrith swiftly with kill spells or exile effects.
    • Keeps the board clear of Kenrith’s key support pieces.
    • Maintains pressure to prevent late-game recovery.

BurnMana Recommendations

Optimizing the Kenrith the Returned King Commander Deck requires a mix of strategic play, tight mana management, and keen awareness of win conditions. Whether creating endless combos or adapting to threats, your game plan should be as dynamic as the deck itself. With resilience, versatility, and synergy at its core, success hinges on harnessing the power of Kenrith and executing your strategy with precision.

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