Aether Vial


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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 Æther 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.

Aether Vial Discussion

Icbrgr on Modern shouldnt have a ban ...

3 days ago

From what i see a lot of "Boogiemen" that people talk about...seem to have existing answers in the format already....

Storm decks would be answered in the same way that they are dealt with now. and if not then people will probably run more Chalice of the Void , Mindbreak Trap , Trinisphere and Simian Spirit Guide and others.

miricles are kept in check with Chalice of the Void / Abrupt Decay .... Cavern of Souls , Aether Vial ...

Deathrite Shaman is a creature at the end of the day... dies to removal and an be countered.

Golgari Grave-Troll .....there is just tons of graveyard hate in the format

Eye of Ugin ... we have Blood Moon , Alpine Moon , Damping Sphere , Ghost Quarter , Field of Ruin

Mental Misstep is a free Counterspell that shuts down turn one plays.... i just think that would be healthy for hypothetically unbanning other spells at the end of the day.

While i do agree that a Ban list is cleaner...I just wanna be an advocate for a restricted list for the cards that cant be dealt with with the Modern card pool.

there are a lot of powerful decks around today that are very very good but not unbeatable... just like unbanning Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Simian Spirit Guide recently it changed the landscape a bit but we didnt lose Modern over it.

sylvannos on Let's talk seriously about DnT ...

1 week ago

Yeah the reason you don't see DnT in Modern is because there's not enough mana disruption like in Legacy. Field of Ruin was a big boost to Modern to be used with Ghost Quarter . However, there's still nothing compared to Wasteland and Rishadan Port , which are the main powerhouses used in combination with Aether Vial .

To get the same power out of Ghost Quarter / Field of Ruin that you would out of Wasteland , you need Leonin Arbiter or similar effects. This doesn't allow you to start fucking with your opponent's mana on turn 1 or even turn 2, which is how DnT destroys people in Legacy.

DRmagic2017 on Simple Humans

1 week ago

Hi! Some ideas. Mana curve is low so you don't need 24 lands. 20-22 is enough. It depends on your budget but if you want to make your deck more reliable you should take a look at Cavern of Souls and Aether Vial . Your creatures need protection so Brave the Elements would be a nice idea. Path to Exile is your removal (4 copies strongly recommended). A couple of enchantments to boost your creatures: Honor of the Pure and Radiant Destiny . Creatures: 4x Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip - transforms fast, grows fast, helps to transform Westvale Abbey  Flip. Metallic Mimic - cheap and useful. Eldrazi Monument - finisher. Sideboard: Grafdigger's Cage , and Ashes of the Abhorrent , Rest in Peace , Relic of Progenitus (graveyard hate). Good luck!

naturalselector on Blue Dudes

1 week ago

Needs Master of the Pearl Trident , Silvergill Adept and Master of Waves . They are all really strong, and not running 4 of each of the former and 2-4 Master of Waves is stupid. Also some 1-drops would be beneficial, either Mistcaller s, Cursecatcher s or Benthic Biomancer s. Seafloor Oracle , Stonybrook Banneret and Streambed Aquitects are probably best left home.

Spreading Seas , you need it badly. It enables islandwalk and shuts off certain colours. Aether Vial is also essential, but if its out of your budget, you should do fine without it in casual environments. Some counterspells are also ran in Merfolk decks. Try Spell Pierce , Mana Leak , Deprive or Wizard's Retort .

Venturub on The Small Big Damage

1 week ago

Hey there!

I consider your deck as very thoughtful although I have different suggestions for it:

Venturub on Take me to church

1 week ago

Hey Astro2, the Orim's Chant is not in the SB. It is in the MaybeBoard.

I have many different suggestions:

Hope that helps. :)

Klein_Horus on RUB My Pirates (Grixis Pirates)

2 weeks ago

I would mainboard the Lightning Bolt and cut the Storm Fleet Sprinter . Other replacements could be:

Opt or Serum Visions for Foresee and Mystic Speculation

Fatal Push for Cast Down

Other Pirates i would add would definetly be Captain Lannery Storm or Dire Fleet Captain Adding Aether Vial could maybe help too.

Doombeard1984 on Rhys' Elvish Conclave

2 weeks ago

Either an Aether Vial or maybe an Aluren . I need to get an Aluren lol

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Aether Vial occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%


All decks: 0.24%

Blue: 0.68%

White: 0.67%

W/U (Azorius): 0.58%


All decks: 0.2%

Red: 0.59%

White: 1.79%