Aether Vial


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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.

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Aether Vial Discussion

Squiggy686the2nd on Order of Dominaria

1 day ago

I really don't think Wing Shards belongs in this deck, firstly it is a very inefficient removal spell that doesn't even necessarily get the creature you want it too, and secondly the deck is already quite full with three drops and wing shards is by far the worst, removing it would greatly smooth out your curve, I would replace it with 4 copies of Aether Vial it is a very good card in any creature deck, both smoothing out your curve and allowing you to play at instant speed.

belugawhaleonthefloor on Radiant Light

3 days ago

Aether Vial would be so good here. Free creatures at instant speed is insane

RedmundR2 on WIP G/W Aggro

5 days ago

My suggestions are not all budget but they will vastly improve your deck :)

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben | Mirran Crusader | Knight of the White Orchid | Thraben Inspector | Dryad Militant | Aether Vial | Qasali Pridemage | Noble Hierarch | Leonin Arbiter

Botsn on Najeela, Counters, Tokens, and Tribal fun

1 week ago

Thank you ThallionDarkshine for your input. I will say I took some of your advice and added some 2-drops to better my curve. I ended up adding Den Protector and Blood-Chin Rager.

I'm not running mana dorks for the sole reason that they aren't tribal. The only cards that are in the deck that aren't tribal are cards that actually do something extra, that have more value than a mana dork can give.

Admittedly, I had the Aether Vial in there as kind of a place holder. I play in a group that doesn't see it as big of a threat, so they will allow me to get it up to 3 and 4 counters and let it stick for a while. However I did take it out.

Amulet of Vigor is so good in the deck because I run so many shock lands. This way I don't have to kill myself for having my lands come into play untapped. Also with Najeela, the Blade-Blossom the tokens that come into play will enter the battlefield tapped normally, but if I have Amulet of Vigor out they will enter untapped and still attacking. A sort of pseudo vigilance.

I appreciate the feedback you've given me, and please keep chiming in once my deck keeps being updated.

xaerusblade on DEATH and TAXES

1 week ago

Hey check out my mono white taxes deck Mono White Taxes

hmm i would rather play Shefet Dunes over kolios if you are not running black

take away the fatal push, if that is the only black spell you are playing..

4x Aether Vial is ideal if you have the budget..

4 Aven Mindcensor are too many.. :)

i would rather have 4Thraben Inspector or Wall of Omens..

try puting Eldrazi Temple and Thought-Knot Seer

or if you are in mono white Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Mirran Crusader, Kitchen Finks, :)

Hey check out my bw eldrazi deck Eldrazi lock down

the key cards are Tidehollow Sculler and Wasteland Strangler

cdkime on Emrakul Turn 4! (Insane Combo)

1 week ago

Sorry for spreading this across two posts.

The card you want is As Foretold. Unlike Aether Vial, which must be the exact number, As Foretold can be used on any card with a smaller CMC than the number of counters.

One other important distinction - Aether Vial does not cast the creature - it merely puts the card on the battlefield. Thus none of the Titan’s powerful cast abilities will trigger with Aether Vial. They will with As Foretold.

You should still not be running so many large creatures. Some early game interaction interaction and card draw is a lot better than more bombs. Emrakul can win the game on her own - you do not need so much redundancy.

ThallionDarkshine on Najeela, Counters, Tokens, and Tribal fun

1 week ago

Your list looks really sweet, and you've hit most of the really powerful warriors, but I think you might want to work on your curve a bit. You have a ton of 3-drops, and very few 2-drops, and Najeela is very good if you curve another warrior into her. Some options to consider in the 2-drop slot are Mindblade Render, Blood-Chin Rager, and Den Protector for some warriors, and Fellwar Stone or signets for some early ramp. You've got a couple of 1-drops that I'm not sold on: Aether Vial and Amulet of Vigor. Without many 1 or 2-drops, vial seems much worse, and I don't really see what you want to be untapping with the amulet. What I think would be very good in this deck are 1-cmc dorks, since they allow you to skip past your weak 2-drops and right on to your commander and other 3-drops. Birds of Paradise and Carpet of Flowers are all very good options for that.

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