We are now in week three. The only color missing to the party to now had been red, and this week I sure did give you a lot of red, right?
(It’s funny because I showed a bunch of artifacts.)
Card: Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient
2RR — Legendary Creature - Ogre Spirit
"Whenever you activate an ability of an artifact, if it isn’t a mana ability, you my pay R. If you do, copy that ability. You may choose new targets for the copy.
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Hopefully you can imagine some cards that this guy would work well with like Illusionist’s Bracers or Oblivion Stone. Not that I say those for a reason or anything…
Our buddy Kurkesh here has an “oops I win” flair to his flavor and I just had to imagine how I would abuse that. I would abuse his triggered ability with Strionic Resonator, then paying once to get to copy an activation of an artifact twice, which I’d most likely use with Planar Portal because tutoring out your deck is really strong. Or if you want to value-out the opponent, there’s always the Hoard-Smelter Dragon beats plan or Bosh, Iron Golem.
My ideal list for Kurkesh would include metric tons of artifacts, sacrifice outlets, and recursion. God do I wanna use this guy with literally every good artifact ever.