Adarkar Valkyrie

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
Coldsnap (CSP) Rare

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Adarkar Valkyrie

Snow Creature — Angel

Flying, vigilance

: When target creature other than Adarkar Valkyrie is put into a graveyard this turn, return that card to the battlefield under your control.

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Adarkar Valkyrie Discussion

ThallionDarkshine on Derevi, The Empyrial Tactition

5 days ago

You might want to fit in some more mana rocks/dorks to better support the paradox engine (and brago with the rocks). Derevi is very good with some of the bigger mana rocks that don't untap, such as Basalt Monolith, Mana Vault, and Grim Monolith. In addition, Fellwar Stone, Talisman of Progress, and Talisman of Unity are some great 2-mana rocks. Noble Hierarch and Birds of Paradise are some strong mana dorks. Some other strong mana dorks include Somberwald Sage and Shaman of Forgotten Ways.

Some creatures that generate tokens on etb might be nice to synergize with Derevi and the flicker theme. Avenger of Zendikar is one of the best, and Geist-Honored Monk, Captain of the Watch, and Hornet Queen are some other strong options. There are some other good options that also have other nice effects. Knight-Captain of Eos can fog for a turn by sacrificing one of his tokens, while Whirler Rogue can make a creature unblockable by tapping down his spawn.

Your tap/untap shenanigan package is on the weaker side at the moment, but there are some nice options for you to consider. Nullmage Shepherd lets you tap your stuff to blow up artifacts/enchantments while synergizing nicely with tokens, and Adarkar Valkyrie protects your stuff and steal your opponent's. Reconnaissance is a great inclusion in any Derevi deck for giving your team pseudo-vigilance, but can also let you use an attacking creature's tap ability infinitely as long as its free. You can use this to generate infinite mana in the combat step with a mana dork, draw your deck with Arcanis, or activate Adarkar Valkyrie on every creature before wiping the board.

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

6 days ago

Hi wdmchale,

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Restoration Angel | Infinite Haste Angels:

  1. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker targeting Restoration Angel

  2. Restoration Angel Token Copy (Haste from Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker) enters the battlefield, target Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker with the triggered ability

  3. Exile Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and return him to the battlefield, he returns untapped, and he has Haste because he has the static ability Haste built-in

  4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 as many times as you want, and attack each opponent with 1,000,000 3/4 Flying Haste Token Angels!

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Reveillark + Goblin Bombardment | Infinite Damage:

  1. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker targeting Reveillark making a Token Copy of Reveillark

  2. Active Goblin Bombardment and Sacrifice Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker doing 1 damage to a player (or creature)

  3. Activate Goblin Bombardment and Sacrifice the Token Copy of Reveillark (Not the original Reveillark) doing 1 damage to a player (or creature)

  4. Reveillark leaves the battlefield triggered ability targets Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, you can also bring back any other creature in the graveyard with power 2 or less as well (Grand Abolisher, Stoneforge Mystic, Etc.)

  5. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker returns to the battlefield, he returns untapped, and he has Haste because he has the static ability Haste built-in

  6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 as many times as you want, and for as much damage to each creature and player as you like!

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Karmic Guide + Goblin Bombardment | Infinite Damage + Infinite Haste Angels:

  1. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker targeting Karmic Guide

  2. In Response (WHILE the Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker activated ability is still on the Stack), Activate the Goblin Bombardment and Sacrifice the Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker doing 1 damage to a player (or creature)

  3. The Karmic Guide Token Copy enters the battlefield (Haste from Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker) and targets Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker with its triggered ability

  4. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker returns to the battlefield, he returns untapped, and he has Haste because he has the static ability Haste built-in

  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 as many times as you want, doing as much damage as you like, and creating as many Karmic Guide Token Copy Angels with Haste as you like (You can also Goblin Bombardment the Karmic Guide Token Copies if you like)

Karmic Guide + Reveillark + Goblin Bombardment | Infinite Damage:

  1. Activate the Goblin Bombardment and Sacrifice the Karmic Guide doing 1 damage to a player (or creature)

  2. Activate the Goblin Bombardment and Sacrifice the Reveillark doing 1 damage to a player (or creature)

  3. The Reveillark leaves the battlefield ability triggers and targets the Karmic Guide (and any other creature with power 2 or less in addition)

  4. The Karmic Guide returns to the battlefield, and targets the Reveillark with his enters the battlefield triggered ability and returns the Reveillark to the battlefield.

  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 as many times as you want, and for as much damage to each creature and player as you like!

Buried Alive + Reanimate or Animate Dead or Whip of Erebos | Tutor Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Restoration Angel + Karmic Guide Infinite Haste Angels:

  1. Cast Buried Alive and put Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Restoration Angel and Karmic Guide in the graveyward

  2. Cast Reanimate or Animate Dead or Activate Whip of Erebos returning the Karmic Guide to the battlefield

  3. Karmic Guide enters the battlefield ability triggers targeting the Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker returning the Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker to the battlefield (Built-in Haste)

  4. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker targeting the Karmic Guide. When the Karmic Guide Token Copy enters the battlefield, target the Restoration Angel with the Karmic Guide Token Copy enters the battlefield triggered ability, returning the Restoration Angel to the battlefield

  5. Restoration Angel enters the battlefield ability triggers targeting the Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker who is Exiled and then returns to the battlefield, he returns untapped, and he has Haste because he has the static ability Haste built-in

  6. You now have the Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Restoration Angel | Infinite Haste Angels Combo in place, so you can continue from there making as many Restoration Angel Token Copies as you like and attack each player with 1,000,000 Restoration Angel 3/4 Flying Haste Tokens

These are all the combos I have (I used to have more but honed in on these). Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Restoration Angel is the primary combo, and Reveillark is usually more of a Mid-range game strategy. A Razaketh, the Foulblooded usually can pull enough mana sources and Buried Alive to active that combo.

If you need any help understanding the "Synergies", "Maybeboard Synergies", or "Alternative Synergies Considered (But not used in this deck)" please let me know I will be happy to explain.

When I had Adarkar Valkyrie in the deck I played these, but I found I didn't need the extra combos, and Adarkar Valkyrie doesn't work properly with Kaalia of the Vast because it enters tapped, and her ability required .

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Adarkar Valkyrie + Goblin Bombardment | Infinite Damage

Karmic Guide + Adarkar Valkyrie + Lightning Greaves or Dragon Tempest + Goblin Bombardment | Infinite Damage

Adarkar Valkyrie + Aurelia, the Warleader + Goblin Bombardment | Infinite Combat Phases

This is a very simple 2 card combo, but I found the converted mana cost WAY to high for a turn 3/4 win:

Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood + Damage or Life Gain | Infinite Damage + Life Gain

A common combo in Kaalia of the Vast is:

Hellkite Charger or Aggravated Assault + Sword of Feast and Famine | Infinite Combat Phases

Cheers.

karmassassin on Kaalia of the vast

1 month ago

I think that Sire Of Insanity is a tad weak. He doesn't have any form of evasion, no ETB effects, and destroys whatever card advantage you might have (more on that later). I have had success with a few cards: Aegis Angel, which protects Kaalia, Adarkar Valkyrie, and Archfiend of Depravity. It's also a good idea to have a reasonable mana curve amongst your creatures - most opponents will just kill Kaalia the moment she appears, so if you can't protect her, you want to be able to hard cast your threats.

The deck is seriously lacking card draw. You have two non-creature sources of draw (Necropotence and Phyrexian Arena) and two sources of filter (Sensei's Divining Top and Commander's Sphere). White and red are notorious for their lack of draw, but black offers some efficient cards: Plunge into Darkness, Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Read the Bones.

There are obscure cards that are also quite strong in a Kaalia deck: Dolmen Gate and Reconnaissance.

Cheers!

Neotrup on Adarkar Valkyrie vs Licid

1 month ago

Yes, it does trigger. Even though Dominating Licid is no longer a creature, Adarkar Valkyrie's ability tracks the permanent it was targeting as it resolved. The Licid lost the type creature, but never left the battlefield, so when it was destroyed it was still the object slated for return. When it returns it will reenter the battlefield as a creature, not an enchantment.

chosenone124 on Adarkar Valkyrie vs Licid

1 month ago

I control Adarkar Valkyrie and Dominating Licid. I activate the Valkyrie targetting the Licid. After this resolves, I activate the Licid enchanting something (the Valkyrie works I guess)

My opponent Disenchants my Licid. Does Valkyrie trigger?

dlamars on RW EDH Revised Brion

1 month ago

Hey, this looks good to me. Only things I'd change are Adarkar Valkyrie for Sun Titan since he pairs so well with Angelic Renewal and Gift of Immortality(going infinite with a sac outlet). Possibly trading Feldon of the Third Path for Mimic Vat since it's a little more reliable and can exile opponents creatures temporarily if needed. Also how does Bazaar Trader work here? I must be missing the interaction but if not I'd throw Goblin Bombardment in his spot.

Suns_Champion on Bad Luck Brion

2 months ago

MoGoose831 Appreciate it man! Thanks for breaking down the Metalwork Colossus math for me... I'll definatly keep an eye on my artifacts and may pick it up later! And I suppose Sneak Attack will always be there too.

Lilbrudder Thanks! I'm pretty happy with the changes! Angel of Serenity seems powerful. The 7 cmc is steep and I'm trying to lower my curve but I'll see if she fits in. Thanks again!

TheHamster Blood Lust seems like a not quite as good +X/+0 effect, and I've been phasing those out recently anyway. And yeah, you've been watching this deck for a while now! I believe you were my first commenter actually! It's been quite a journey. And I completely forgot about Martyr's Bond! I'll take another good luck at it and try to find the money and a slot in the 99 for it! Thanks again friend!

PartyJ Thanks for responding! Adarkar Valkyrie is good, especially for stealing my opponents' creatures, but isn't as good for most of my creatures, who would die again at end of turn. Used to have more Act of Treason and they'll continue to float in and out of the side/maybeboard. Archangel Avacyn  Flip is cool. Quick question: can I flash her in at the end of my untap step? Is that a thing? I was so excited when I saw Teferi's Protection spoiled! Amazing card but not a $25 I need to spend on Brion haha! Thanks for your help!

Enral Thanks for coming friend! Rings of Brighthearth is too expensive but perhaps Thousand-Year Elixir will go in! I agree it'd be the perfect 3-drop before Brion. Grafted Exoskeleton is.... was... not sure why I took it out. Haha! It may definitely find it's way back in though! Thanks a ton!

Zimmers_0 Thanks for responding! I've responded to both of those previously but they'll both stay sideboard staples for now. The Act of Treason effects are usually what I cut first to test new stuff. Thanks again!

Casey4321 I admire your humility! I've covered my reasoning Act of Treason effects well enough I think haha! Moltensteel Dragon I never really cared for but Magewright Stone I might pick up. Thanks again friend!

One last THANK YOU to all who comment/upvote! You guys are the best!

PartyJ on Bad Luck Brion

2 months ago

It's a good looking deck and one I never encountered before. I really had to crack my thoughts as how to give you some solid suggestions. Here I go:

Hope I could have been of some help.

Good luck!

PJ

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