Aether Vial


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
From the Vault: Relics (V10) Mythic Rare
Darksteel (DST) Uncommon

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Aether Vial


At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put a charge counter on ther Vial.

: You may put a creature card with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Aether Vial from your hand into play.

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Aether Vial Discussion

Hunson_Abadeer on Degenerate Allies

8 hours ago

Sweet list man

I think Noble Hierarch and Aether Vial could make at least the sideboard they would be good against Blood Moon/Magus of the Moon.

Vial for possibly even the main board

Hipparchos on Saskia's Blitzkrieg

20 hours ago

Maybe it's just because, i don't know how many counters i'd put on Aether Vial! ;)

SavannahLion91 on White Knights

2 days ago

I think I would up Path to Exile to four. I would also move the two Disenchant to the sideboard. They aren't usually relevant in most match ups, but are good in some games. I also think Aether Vial would be pretty cool as well. It would give you some sneaky plays with your creatures. I think you should also run Knight of the Holy Nimbus for no other reason then it's one of my favorite cards, and its just cool. lol

Paxsonp94 on TROPICAL FISH (opinions please)

3 days ago

I run a similar list for UG Merfolk (Sorry I dont have it posted on here) but I run 3 Aether Vial and 2 Collected Company. I find collected company helps dig for some creatures when your hand is low and you almost never miss since it hits every creature in your deck. That being said I also run Kopala, Warden of Waves and Kira, Great Glass-Spinner so Im digging to find them, so I dont know if collected company would benefit you as much as it does me.

Xica on The Best Way to Cheat 5+ Mana T1 (The Toasty One)

4 days ago

Well the problem is caused by the trio of Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Thalia's Lieutenant & Kitesail Freebooter

With chump blocking they can survive long enough, to pump up some creatures with Thalia's Lieutenant to the point where 2 Hollow One on turn 2 is just not good enough.
On the off chance i play 1 or more Demigod of Revenge i can beat this problem.

But Kitesail Freebooter makes executing this plan very hard.
Even more so if paired up with Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, who makes hard to loot for Hollow One/Demigod of Revenge, and brutally punishes when i keep a 1 lander hand, on the virtue of multiple loot effects.

And due to Aether Vial & Collected Company this can all happen at instant speed :(
It feels like the demented lovechild of death and taxes, and merfolk - only it gets bigger, and does so faster...
(ofc Torpor Orb would mean game, but it needs to be in the opening hand (or first looting) to achieve anything against such a fast deck - so i don't know if i am able to run it in big enough number to affect the matchup)

The matchup just seems miserable - maybe they had a very good hand - but i feel that the deck is just not able to handle this.

_BaaL_ on Edric

5 days ago

I kept improving my deck, on increasing budget, and local meta-game, wich is all around turn 3/4 combo. And when I found LabManiac channel and then this list, i was happy to see how similar it was. Although i find strange you don't have none of my "important" win-cons, Beastmaster Ascension, Triumph of the Hordes. Wich finish the game sooner, as you can actually fizle, trying to chain turns if you are a bit behind on hitters, and drawing like 3 cards per turn.

This being said, I run some GY hate, and then a bunch of counters to try to prevail over the turn 3 combos, and only once was able to chain a Win at turn 3.

Wanted to know what are your thoughts on Aether Vial, Biomass Mutation, specially with access to Gaea's Cradle and maybe Mana Drain. (I used to have it when it was a budget version, and now i dropped it off, but it's now that i can actually get more of it with these 2 i mentioned)

Care to check/comment on my build?

Chasmolinker on JUND Midrange (100% Competitve)

5 days ago

Do you have a list for it? I would love to test against a Sultai deck. I've always preferred Jund, but Sultai is my close second favorite Archetype. I just can't splurge for Aether Vials, Snapcaster Mages and Cryptic Commands. Creeping Tar Pit isn't cheap either. I've always liked Sultai, but it has so many cards that I just don't have right now.

toolgawd on Jeff Goldblum WRG Dinos

5 days ago

Deck has been updated with latest changes. Removed some of the basic lands for better commander style lands like Path of Ancestry, Opal Palace, Temple Garden, etc. Dropped some of the bad Dinosaur cards like Savage Stomp, Commune with Dinosaurs etc for Cathars' Crusade, Aether Vial, Pyrohemia, Gruul War Chant. Thinking about switching out Cathars' Crusade for Gratuitous Violence or Sneak Attack but I don't know if I really want to move the deck into that much of an aggressive deck. Also waiting for that Ghalta, Primal Hunger promo, maybe switch him out for Grimlock, Dinobot Leader or one of the other less effective dinosuars.

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