Aether Vial

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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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
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Aether Vial occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.33%

Blue: 3.87%


All decks: 0.41%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Aether Vial Discussion

Femme_Fatale on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

6 days ago

All three of those promos should be in now Flawless_Sin. Refer to the siteupdates thread on variations if you are unsure how to tag the other two.

GoldenAgeBatman on Need Help In My Quest ...

1 week ago

manbearpig90 What about Tragic Slip for removal? Especially as it gets around indestructible.

I've taken out the Aether Vials and brought in the Blade of the Bloodchiefs. My gut feeling is that two to three copies should be enough in this deck.

Thank you for the feedback everyone! I'm excited to see how this develops.

manbearpig90 on Need Help In My Quest ...

1 week ago

Aether Vial isn't worth using without the full 4. it's only good if you can drop it turn 1 so you need to max your chances of getting it if you're gonna use it at all

GoldenAgeBatman on Need Help In My Quest ...

1 week ago

So far, I've added Legion Lieutenant, Path to Exile and reduced the number of Aether Vials down to 2 to act as additional "Sorins" for his ultimate ability. I'm thinking I may go the route of Blade of the Bloodchief if I stick to the Cordial Vampires plan.

manbearpig90 on Need Help In My Quest ...

1 week ago

vampires don't want Aether Vial. you'd be better off using Blade of the Bloodchief and removal. without more removal, your Cordial Vampire is being wasted. add white for Legion Lieutenant, which is way better than Stromkirk Condemned. same cmc, same pt, but the buff is permanent and doesn't require discarding a card.

GoldenAgeBatman on Need Help In My Quest ...

1 week ago

Free Fallin'

Modern GoldenAgeBatman


Just acquired my Aether Vials after numerous games against spirits. Would something like Stromkirk Condemned be good for tribal support and be able to use top deck mana draws efficiently?

If not, what card(s) would you recommend for an aggressive, low-curve vampire tribal Modern deck?

Antarktika on Arlinn's Werewolves

1 week ago

I thought there was a comment here that recommended dropping Collected Company in favor of a full set of Immerwolf and more lands, or something to that effect. It seems the comment has disappeared, not sure why, but I want to respond to it anyways.

The main goal of this deck is to be as competitive as possible (as much as you can be with werewolves anyways). For most creature based decks to be competitive in Modern they need either CoCo or Aether Vial, or both if possible (Slivers!). These spells allow you to play threats at instant speed, and cheat creatures into play without playing their mana costs, making it a great tempo play. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, and I've chosen to go with Collected Company for reasons I outlined in the description. I simply don't feel like it's a good idea to get rid of CoCo in favor of more creatures.

However, the point about lands is fair. I initially planned on running more than 19, but I needed space for other things. However, this deck needs to hit at least four land drops to function optimally. Referencing this article, with 19 lands I only have a 61.2% chance of hitting all four on the draw, and only 50.2% on the play. That is super sketchy, so I think I should look for a way to add at least 2 more lands. I might have to cut Arlinn Kord  Flip, we'll see. I have a privated version of this deck that I use to experiment with changes, so I'll have to test that there this week.

thomashapp71 on Eldrazi and Taxes

2 weeks ago

ChildrenOfBodom That is because Aether Vial is not legal in Pioneer, I have a Modern Variant too.

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