Aether Vial


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions Mythic Rare
Modern Masters Rare
From the Vault: Relics Mythic Rare
Darksteel 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

RoarMaster on Bear Force One

1 minute ago

Aluren Maybe? And/or Aether Vial?

Return to the Ranks and Immortal Servitude will give your deck some resilience against boardwipes.

907phringe on RW Taxes

1 day ago

What about Magus of the Moon over Blood Moon? Thalia, Guardian of Thraben possibly slows you down on blood moon and Aether Vial can play Magus of the Moon for you. I've been working on a RW hatebears deck myself. Boros Bears. +1

xyr0s on Mono-White Death N' Taxes

1 day ago

Why have you chosen to play no Flickerwisp? Normally that's one of the strongest cards in D&T - you can use it both on your own creatures with ETB, with Aether Vial to save your creatures from removal, and against your opponents cards (play in opponents upkeep with vial, to lock out a tron piece, a Nahiri, the Harbinger that's about to ult, or something like that.

Moonbar on BELCHING ZOMBIES (opinions please)

3 days ago

Hey, I have built a zombie deck. I played it at a GP, so I have some experience. Bloodghast is not as good as many zombies simply because it doesn't have a tribal bonus. Aether Vial will be better than Liliana of the Veil since zombies want to be more aggressive. Plague Belcher seems really really sweet, I would run 4. I would take out Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and some number of Inquisition of Kozileks and removal spells for Death Baron as a 4-of. The new Amonkhet lord, Lord of the Accursed, seems really good also. I would also bring Collective Brutality into the main. From my experience, Diregraf Colossus is way too slow, and when you win with it, you were already winning anyways. I would use Marsh Flats instead of Bloodstained Mire for a white splash, getting you some really awesome sideboard tech along with Path to Exile and Wayward Servant in the main. A word of warning: DO NOT run Prized Amalgam in this list. It doesn't trigger often and is in most cases straight worse than a Death Baron or Lord of the Accursed.

Zombies are quite powerful, so keep with it. It definitely can keep up in the meta right now, and can do some hilarious things with Aether Vial in play.

Wasadia123 on Allies lifesteal deck

3 days ago

I'm going to do a major overhaul:

Take out 2x Captain's Claws and 2x Mind's Eye for 4x Aether Vial. It wins games.

Take out 4x Isolated Chapel for 4x Marsh Flats. (I assume you have no budget, running Scrublands and all.)

Take out 1x Swamp, 1x Shambling Vent and 2x Plains for 4x Ally Encampment.

3x Swords to Plowshares for one more Eerie Interlude and 2x Path to Exile

Take out Wrath of God for Expedition Envoy.

And finally, take out Phyrexian Arena for Panharmonicon

escesare on BUG Eternal Command

3 days ago

Aether Vial gave Eternal Command some much needed speed/early game. Best not to cut it entirely (esp. considering how many creatures you're playing). Probably should either take a 3-2 split of Vial and Foretold, or cut most of the creatures to go straight control.

Otherwise, As Foretold seems like a very powerful improvement.

Wolfsong69 on Going to Haunt you Down

4 days ago

Teddyjunior11 - Thanks for the comments! I've been a long time Merfolk and Death and Taxes player so I've seen the power that can come from the Aether Vial and I really like it in this deck. It lets you play more creatures at instant speed if you don't have a Rattlechains on board and that can disrupt their game. It also lets you hold back mana for a counter if needed. Additionally, it can help you get more spirits on board faster.

Overall I like Ephara, God of the Polis as she can help a stalled late game with extra card draw, but I'm considering moving her to the sideboard in favour of another Selfless Spirit. It is at the top of the curve for this deck and you're just not going to put a vial on 4 so it can't be brought in at instant speed.

I see your list includes Lingering Souls which is one of the more powerful spirit cards there is - up to 4 spirits for a single card after all. However, it makes the mana base more complicated since I need to include black and it's always done at sorcery speed so I've held off on it for now.

Nice deck though and I appreciate the feedback. I'll do some play testing with your build online and see how it fares!

ekienhol on 5 Color Slivers

5 days ago

Side note, Aether Vial is really good against Blood Moon

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