• Vizzerdrix

    Very nice card, nice and simple good amount of power without being too strong, I feel it works better in the 99 than as the general though

  • carlos juan

    Possibility storm :) This beauty gets a bit around it. Excited to build her
    Additionally Increasing Ambition, Confusion And Vengeance get you a great benefit for little mana

    • Dr. Burn Crow

      My brain is tingling.

  • Shagoth

    That armor an hair makes her look like an edgy wonder woman.

  • Happy The Cat

    Capture of Jingzhou
    Last Chance, Final Fortune, and Warrior’s Oath(assuming you have Sundial of the Infinite or some other way to fizzle the you lose clause)
    Savor the Moment
    Temporal Extortion
    Temporal Manipulation
    Time Stretch
    Time Warp
    Walk the Aeons

    I mean there has to be some way to abuse this card right?

    • jaya

      I think buybacks, rebounds, and anything that flashback stopped, this doesnt. I will let you figure out some weird combo.

      • Happy The Cat

        So, Walk the Aeons has buyback:sac three islands. every other turn you have to buyback Walk when Kess exiles it, so… Crucible and anything that fetches a land and fits in a prototype portal or mimic vat?

    • Zombie

      Grixis Self-Mill into a lock-out combo.

      It’s basically just a Gifts deck outright.

      Not to mention this is one of the only EDH generals I’ve ever actually wanted to play Thought Scour with. So that’s pretty neat.

      • Happy The Cat

        this chick, Cast Through Time, and buyback cards really seems like a fun combo, self milling fuels Corpse Dance pretty well no? not to mention you cast Walk the Aeons three times per buyback, meaning with Crucible that’s a game ending setup.

        • Zombie

          Sounds just horrifically convoluted enough for me to try it

  • jaya

    She might be the best wizard new legend we got, shes extremely consistent, and thats all you need rly.
    Abuse her with extra turns, tutors and buy backs, just value town.

    • Mikka Mendenall

      most of the extra turns youll be taking are with card that exile themselves, unless you want to shell out some extra cash

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    This card is about 80 percent I’m getting the wizard deck.

    • Zombie

      Might as well just order this as a single then and build your own “So I Heard You Like Snapcaster Mage & Past in Flames” deck.

      • Dr. Burn Crow

        I also want Mairsil and a few other goodies, but this is just magical.
        Pardon my hyperbole.

        • Mikka Mendenall

          well considering kess’ price, im ok with paying 15-20 for the rest of the deck as it has the most straight value in it lol

          • Dr. Burn Crow

            I also postulated something like that might happen. I like to speculate where the Kaalia is in each set, usually I’m pretty right.

  • Deadly Berry

    Secrets of the Dead and River Kelpie come to mind. Damn it, I wanted vampires until yesterday, but now I’m not sure.

  • xxxx

    Op!
    She will compete with Jeleva as the best storm commander. I think it is quite safe to say that she will be Tier 1 too.
    Jeleva vs Tess will very likely just be a meta call.

    • Edward

      Pretty sure Yidris is the best storm Commander

      • Giby86 .

        All those people can hold Melek’s beer.

      • xxxx

        Tbh I think both Jeleva and Tess are better commander and the green splash isn’t that relevant. What do you really gain with green? Maybe carpet of flowers but I rather play another mana rock for the dramatic/scepter combo….

        • Edward

          Every spell giving you another spell creates a bigger storm count faster. Green allows for more mana ramp without needing as much artifact ramp which is more susceptible to removal. Also Seasons Past works great when you can just get a bunch of spells back to further increase the storm count.

          • xxxx

            I guess we could argue about that forever. Both are tier 1 cmdr and Tess might soon be one as well.

          • Edward

            She most likely will be. I know once I get the Wizard deck she will go right in to Vial Smasher and Thrasios. I wish I could use her ability on all players turns but I know that would be far too broken in a control deck. Even as is she is going to be powerful in a control deck

  • Dave

    Bio from main site:
    “Kess’s home is one of the few pockets of life remaining on the
    devastated shard-world of Grixis. She harvests vis, a magical substance
    that holds small bits of precious life energy, in hopes that she can one
    day use it to restore what was lost.”

  • Jude

    This commander is a fun one, but i wouldnt call her the best commander, storm or no. She can only cast one instant or sorcery per each of your turns. Shes a nice enabler in decks like jeleva or yidris though, i know i want her in my yidris deck. More ways to cast praetors council or rise from the dark realms from graveyard in my deck. No cascade but excellent for sinking win in a wheel deck