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Kruphix, God of Horizons

Kruphix, God of Horizons Russian

Last Modified 29.03.2020

Let us set for a long Journey to Nyx, now that there’s Kruphix there with two intriguing abilities.

Kruphix, God of Horizons

Oracle Text:

Legendary Enchantment Creature — God


As long as your devotion to green and blue is less than seven, Kruphix isn’t a creature.

You have no maximum hand size.

If unused mana would empty from your mana pool, that mana becomes colorless instead.

We’ve already talked about Theran gods when we met Thassa. Kruphix has the same characteristics as Thassa in terms of supertype, type and subtype, Indestructibility and Devotion, with an interesting point of difference: Kruphix is concerned with your devotion to not one but two colors. In short, you need to count all the mana symbols in the mana costs of the permanents you control that are green or blue. If a mana symbol represents both blue and green mana, it counts only once.

Now on to the point.

You have no maximum hand size.

This means that you don’t have to discard cards during cleanup step on your turn no matter how many you have in hand.

Overbeing of Myth

Kruphix’s best buddies are Necropotence and Overbeing of Myth. The former fills up your hand and the latter grows by leaps and… cards in your hand.

Should multiple objects limiting your hand size be present on the battlefield at the same time, the effect with the latest time stamp applies.

Null Profusion

The result of interaction between Kruphix and Null Profusion depends on which one was the last to enter the battlefield. The last one in wins.

Trusted Advisor
Gnat Miser

Abilities of Trusted Advisor or Gnat Miser do not influence Kruphix’s effect because (∞ + 2) or (∞ - 1) is still infinite.

Should Kruphix leave the battefield, Trusted Advisor will bring your maximum hand size up to 9, while Gnat Miser will drop it down to 6. You will only discard excess cards during your cleanup step.

If unused mana would empty from your mana pool, that mana becomes colorless instead.

As you probably already know, unused mana empties from mana pools at the end of each step or phase. Some time ago it caused loss of life, but not anymore.

This ability says that mana does not empty as usual but becomes colorless.

Deathrite Shaman

If you receive mana off Deathrite Shaman at the beginning of combat step, then you can use that mana (now colorless) to pay for Propaganda during declare attackers step.

Mistbind Clique

If your cunning opponent decides to tap all your lands with Mistbind Clique’s triggered ability, you may tap all your lands for mana in response. The mana will become colorless at the end of current step but will not vanish thanks to Kruphix.

Omnath, Locus of Mana

If you control both Omnath, Locus of Mana and Kruphix, then green mana remains in your mana pool as is due to Omnath, and the rest is kept but becomes colorless thanks to Kruphix.

All of Kruphix’s abilities are static abilities, they have effect only for as long as Kruphix remains on the battlefield. So if you hoard up a lot of mana (colorless) and Kruphix leaves the battlefield, then at the end of the current step or phase your mana pool will empty as usual. If another Kruphix comes into play by that time, his ability will come into effect immediately and the mana won’t vanish.

Lastly, all mana gathered and discolored by Kruphix keeps all its properties. It doesn’t matter whether you are going to spend it right away or use it on your next turn.

Ancient Ziggurat

Mana produced by Ancient Ziggurat can only be spent to cast creature spells.

Boseiju, Who Shelters All

If you spend mana produced by Boseiju to cast an instant or sorcery spell, this spell can’t be countered by spells or abilities.

Cavern of Souls

Mana produced with the third ability of Cavern of Souls can only be spent to cast creature spells of the chosen type, and those spells can’t be countered.

Translated by Arman Gabbasov