Cloudchaser Kestrel

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Time Spiral (TSP) Common

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Cloudchaser Kestrel

Creature — Bird

Flying

When Cloudchaser Kestrel enters the battlefield, destroy target enchantment.

(White): Target permanent becomes white until end of turn.

Cloudchaser Kestrel Discussion

Shyachi33 on Andy's Eight-and-a-Half-Tails deck

3 months ago

hi, just watched the Legendary Creature Podcast and as someone that loves mono white AND Eight-and-a-Half Tails, i'd like to put some input in the deck.

first of all, i would cut ALL of the unsynergistic "lose-less" cards like: Dawn Elemental , Blinding Angel , Guardian of the Gateless , Palisade Giant , Platinum Angel , Selfless Squire , Ghostly Prison , Pariah , and Gideon of the Trials . none of these cards advance your game state, or put you closer to a win. If anything these cards only help you durdle around, hoping you can squeeze out a cheeky win. you already run the 3 circle of protection cards that will more or less synergistically do most of that already, and you can also add Idyllic Tutor as redundancy. i would probably replace the lose-less cards for more hatebears, like Aven Mindcensor , Angel of Jubilation , and Containment Priest . you're also running only 2 creatures with an etb effects, so cards like Torpor Orb and Hushwing Gryff can be very back breaking against other more creature based decks.

if you want commander damage to be your wincon, you should run bigger "bombs" or equipments/auras like Eldrazi Conscription and/or Blackblade Reforged on top of the strata scythe and umezawa's jitte.

snow-covered plains are cheap right now. so possibly investing in Extraplanar Lens (which unfortunately isn't cheap) might be something worth while for the deck.

Scuttlemutt is a cute ramp piece that can also paint creatures white. Cloudchaser Kestrel has an etb effect AND can paint things white also

i noticed you ran Steelshaper's Gift in the video, but it's not in your current list. need an update? if you don't already have it, Open the Armory is also a good way to look for those voltron pieces.

you only have 6 cards in your entire deck that can shuffle your making Sensei's Divining Top mostly a waste of time, at that point Crystal Ball would do you better as you can scry away "bad" cards at the top of your library, unlike SDT. if you add the 5 fetchlands, and more tutors then you can reconsider it.

Now onto more spicy tech. Ugin, the Spirit Dragon and All Is Dust both have great synergy with 8.5 since you can paint other people's lands and artifacts white.

adding Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in the deck can make temple of the false god and maze of ith tap for mana, BUT it also allows you to run some extra spicy cards like Karma and Royal Decree which, with any of the circle of protection cards, for 1 mana you can make it 1 sided.

Illumination a solid counterspell that people won't see coming, and you can stop gross cards like omniscience, and mind over matter.

Renounce the Guilds is also a great way to kill everyone's non-mono color deck commanders.

not sure of the timing of the filming, but Smothering Tithe and Generous Gift should both be auto includes in every white deck.

if you are able to get your hands on the fetchlands, Brought Back can be a really good include, along with Lotus Field .

Cavalier of Dawn is also a strong include.

end notes: try to keep your deck as low to the ground as possible, with a very low mana curve, you want to play cards but also keep as much mana open to do any of your 8.5 shinanigans. if you spend 6+ mana on a spell on your man phase, it really limits what you can and cant do on other people's turns, which you want to mainly be doing with a commander like 8.5 that screams CONTROL.

Unkulon on Kangee Wonky Birbs

6 months ago

Yeah totally agree with those two suggestions. Maybe it was me playing too much Gruul to forget about Sol Ring ... anyways Cloudchaser Kestrel is really a great utility bird. Thanks!

Caerwyn on Kangee Wonky Birbs

6 months ago

I've been running Cloudchaser Kestrel in my own Kangee list to great effect. Dealing with enchantments, and having something I can boost with Kangee, has proven rather useful. The activated ability has never been relevant, but that's fine--I get enough value out of the enter the battlefield ability to make it worth a slot.

Also, Sol Ring .

[email protected] on Choose your color

2 years ago

Here a story of how the deck played in a game of Color Clash:

Color Clash

game 1

As seen through a Distorted white Lens.

At last we sat down for an Epic Match between the Colors of Magic.White: Akroma, Angel of Wrath, Green: Surrak, the Hunt Caller, Red: Lovisa Coldeyes, Black: Yahenni, Undying Partisan and blue: ...Oops wrong deckbox . Well a Color Clash with Mayael the Anima in the Blue seat.

I, Akroma, Angel of Wrath, get a turn 2 Gossamer Chains that will save me (and others) a lot of damage. Lovisa went for first blood, by dashing in one of her team. Everyone is building up his mana. First Commander damage is for Surrak. Going at Akroma. I don't know why. Mayael is a bit slow on the mana, but Yahenni goes strong.

Turn 5 sees an indestructible Yahenni, Undying Partisan, blowing up the board with hard cast Decree of Pain, gaining 5 +1-counters and hitting: Surrak. Now, the time has come for Angels: Mayael gets in Avacyn, Angel of Hope and my commander Akroma, Angel of Wrath makes her first appearance, going at mister MonoBlack.

He feels its time to control the board by adding a Grave Pact. Saccing one of his returning creatures. Akroma manages to make a deal with Yahenni and stays on the board. In my turn I decide to go after Yahenni.

Cloudchaser Kestrel enters and tries to destroy the Grave Pact. Instant sac to Grave Pact tries to take Akroma, Angel of Wrath down. But, wooo, a flashed Seht's Tiger takes the hit and Akroma, Angel of Wrath manages to deal another 6 damage to Yahenni and has freed the board of Grave Pact.

Turn 9 sees a 3rd one sided board wipe when Reiver Demon enters the battle. Black dominance again. Akroma, Angel of Wrath returns and picks up a Sword of Fire and Ice dealing more commander damage to Lovisa and Surrak. Now, I can urn a point by also dealing commander damage to Mayael. But Yahenni is to far ahead.

Exsanguinate gains him 78 life and takes both the Lovisa Coldeyes-player and the Surrak, the Hunt Caller-player out. And leaves the Mayael the Anima-player barely alive. But he's save behind a Blazing Archon. That is no problem for the Sword of Fire and Ice, however. Mayael is taken down.

And Yahenni has still to find an answer to Protection from Black. None are coming and with 28 Akroma, Angel of Wrath-damage Yahenni loses the game.

Cloudchaser.Kestrel on Racist Justice League - Crovax EDH

3 years ago

Might I suggest Eight-and-a-Half-Tails or my namesake Cloudchaser Kestrel for the politics of buffing opponent's things?

awalloftext on Head in the Clouds (Derevi Tribal Lockdown)

3 years ago

Man, it's too bad there aren't more awesome, playable birds. :(

Birds of Paradise is a must here! I'm surprised nobody has suggested it yet. Magus of the Moat also seems crucial.

Commander Eesha and Lieutenant Kirtar might be OK too. Celestial Gatekeeper is almost a Karmic Guide for this deck. Cloudchaser Kestrel is enchantment removal. Emeria Angel gives you more birds - although, if you run Emeria Angel, you probably want more ramp instead of the medallions for more chances to trigger her.

Lastly, the best bird ever printed is missing! Mirror Entity. ;)

I'd run Favorable Winds over Shared Triumph here.

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