Kenesos, Priest of Thassa

Published November 24th, 2022

From Jumpstart 2022 comes another cycle of legendary creatures with hybrid colour activated abilities. For Simic they have Kenesos, Priest of Thassa, a 1/3 Merfolk Cleric for 2 who let’s you scry one deeper. Really powerful right? Oh, and he also let’s you cheat in Kraken, Leviathan, Octopus, or Serpent creatures off the top of your deck.

Commander (1)

Kenesos, Priest of Thassa

Lands (35)

Ancient Tomb
Boseiju, Who Endures
Breeding Pool
Cavern of Souls
Command Tower
Flooded Grove
Flooded Strand
Hinterland Harbor
Minamo, School at Water’s Edge
Misty Rainforest
Mystic Sanctuary
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
Otawara, Soaring City
Path of Ancestry
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Simic Growth Chamber
Snow-Covered Forest x4
Snow-Covered Island x8
Tropical Island
Urza’s Saga
Verdant Catacombs
Waterlogged Grove
Windswept Heath
Wooded Foothills

Artifacts (10)

Mana Crypt
Expedition Map
Mana Vault
Sensei’s Divining Top
Sol Ring
Arcane Signet
Lightning Greaves
Scroll Rack
Simic Signet
Crucible of Worlds

Enchantments (6)

Mirri’s Guile
Mystic Remora
Sylvan Library
Rhystic Study
Guardian Project
Kiora Bests the Sea God

Instants (16)

Brainstorm
Noxious Revival
Swan Song
Veil of Summer
Worldly Tutor
Cyclonic Rift
Heroic Intervention
Mana Drain
Narset’s Reversal
Pull from Tomorrow
Tale’s End
Fierce Guardianship
Force of Negation
Cryptic Command
Force of Will
Mystic Confluence

Sorceries (8)

Ponder
Preordain
Cultivate
Kodama’s Reach
Fade from History
Whelming Wave
Flood of Tears
Seasons Past

Planeswalkers (4)

Oko, Thief of Crowns
Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Tezzeret the Seeker
Vivien, Monsters’ Advocate

//Creatures (20)

Birds of Paradise
Thrasios, Triton Hero
Dryad of the Ilysian Grove
Eternal Witness
Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle
Druid of Purification
Elvish Piper
Oracle of Mul Daya
Thassa, Deep-Dwelling
Seedborn Muse
Stormsurge Kraken
Tatyova, Benthic Druid
Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait
Serpent of Yawning Depths
Spawning Kraken
Hullbreaker Horror
Koma, Cosmos Serpent
Stormtide Leviathan
Octavia, Living Thesis
Icebreaker Kraken

Without flooding the deck or relying on Kenesos the deck strategy is to stabilize and stall. If you get the chance to manipulate the top of the deck and activate Kenesos you should be in a pretty good position. It’s quite satisfying to hit something good off the top naturally but not everyone has that kind of luck. A tenth of the deck can be brought in with his ability so pretty decent odds. Happy sea monster hunting.

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Article by Cascade.Cascade

The editor-in-chief and creator of Command Beacon. They started playing Magic during the Scars of Mirrodin block and hasn’t been able to stop since.

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