Darien, King of Kjeldor


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

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Coldsnap (CSP) Rare

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Darien, King of Kjeldor

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier

Whenever you're dealt damage, you may put that many 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens into play.

Darien, King of Kjeldor Discussion

McToters on Existence Is Pain (Darien)

3 weeks ago

Nice Darien build! Looks way better than mine on a fully developed level. There is a combo I believe with Darien that is really neat since the abilities stack:

Lich's Tomb + Darien, King of Kjeldor

There’s also Worship to lockout losing.


bspymaster on I See White People.....

1 month ago

FYI, I don't think Darien, King of Kjeldor + Blasting Station + Soul Warden + Altar of Dementia doesn't work. Altar of Dementia and Blasting Station both require you to sac the creature to it. Therefore, you can't sacrifice a creature to both Altar of Dementia and Blasting Station . Other than that, love the concept!

Ripwater on Orzhov Legendary

1 month ago


Have you considered Arvad the Cursed ? I might even play him as your commander, since he gives an anthem effect (+2/+2) and drop Athreos in the 99. Honestly Atreos shines when he protects low CMC creatures. I don't think you will find a lot of people not paying the 3 life when 1 of your, often very powerfull, creatures dies. Next to that you play black and have a range of (under $9) tutors to fetch him.

You could throw in a little token/lifegain theme as support (very Orzhov) and play your deck as the guild extorting people and if they don't pay up exile their creatures. (Then Atreos might be super on theme again).

Legendaries I would run in a token/lifegain theme are: Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Teysa, Orzhov Scion Karlov of the Ghost Council Kambal, Consul of Allocation Obzedat, Ghost Council Teysa Karlov Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts Regna, the Redeemer / Krav, the Unredeemed Ghost Council of Orzhova Vona, Butcher of Magan Aryel, Knight of Windgrace Elenda, the Dusk Rose Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder Yomiji, Who Bars the Way Whisper, Blood Liturgist Darien, King of Kjeldor Heliod, God of the Sun Brimaz, King of Oreskos Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle Oketra the True Elspeth, Sun's Champion Sorin, Lord of Innistrad Kaya, Orzhov Usurper Eight-and-a-Half-Tails

Support these guys with the following cards: Soul's Attendant Soul Warden Dictate of Erebos Grave Pact Smothering Tithe Ethereal Absolution Dawn of Hope Skullclamp Suture Priest Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Crested Sunmare Regal Bloodlord Pious Evangel  Flip Authority of the Consuls Blind Obedience Anointed Procession Hidden Stockpile Vindictive Vampire Twilight Drover Mentor of the Meek Priest of Forgotten Gods Pitiless Plunderer High Market Shizo, Death's Storehouse Divine Visitation Intangible Virtue Attrition

A few sac outlets like Ashnod's Altar

And ofc, you have your generic Orzhov stuff like Path to Exile , Anguished Unmaking , Utter End , Wrath of God , Merciless Eviction

What maybe would also work are all the Afterlife dudes like: Ministrant of Obligation , Tithe Taker

Of course all of this above is just a suggestion. I think in this way you can easily you can keep the Legendary theme alive in your deck, but point in a bit more towards the Orzhov Syndicate. (wich in my opinion is an awesome guild!!) I think I kept a bit on a eye on your budget of $9 a card. If I missed a few my apologies.

DrkNinja on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

2 months ago

I've asked in the discord but only got a couple cards out of it, can anyone help me break the shit out of Darien, King of Kjeldor ? Like make it as competitive as possible!

Neotrup on Darien, King of Kjeldor + ...

2 months ago

In the case of Darien, King of Kjeldor surviving, if you are above 13 life, you'll take 13 damage from a Repercussion trigger, create 13 Soldier tokens, gain 13 life 1 point at a time from 13 Angelic Chorus triggers, then move on to the next Repercussion trigger, so you would survive, assuming the plan was for the combo to kill you off of multiple creatures taking damage, rather than just 1 shot of Blasphemous Act + Repercussion .

Kogarashi on Darien, King of Kjeldor + ...

2 months ago

You would die before life is regained.

Blasphemous Act deals 13 damage to each creature, including Darien, King of Kjeldor . Repercussion triggers because a creature was dealt damage (it will trigger once for each creature dealt damage, but we're working solely with Darien at the moment).

Before the trigger goes on the stack, state-based actions are checked. Unless Darien has indestructible, is regenerated, or is otherwise saved from dying, he will be put into your graveyard. Then the Repercussion trigger goes on the stack, and when it resolves, you would take 13 damage. Darien is no longer on the battlefield, so he can't trigger when you take damage.

If you somehow save Darien from lethal and he's still on the battlefield, then he triggers when you take 13 damage from Repercussion . Before that trigger goes on the stack, however, state-based actions are checked again, and you would die to lethal damage.

addam11 on Darien, King of Kjeldor + ...

2 months ago

Hi all, I play EDH very, VERY casually with my friends and because of this we sometimes get very rusty on the rules and the stages of the game. I was very curious as to what would happen if my opponent has Repercussion out and played something like Blasphemous Act to do lethal damage, however I am currently playing a life gain deck with Darien, King of Kjeldor . Would I perhaps survive if i was running a card like Angelic Chorus ? Or would I die before the life is regained?


crabclaw on Teysa Karlov edh

2 months ago

I do like the Hypnotist, but the 'only use this at sorcery speed' rider is rough. It's definitely a strong card, especially if you have a board of tokens to sacrifice to him.

Good point on Open the Graves. Didn't even think of old Teysa and her abilities. I'm still of the opinion that Requiem Angel is attractive on first blush, but doesn't play out as well. That may just be personal opinion and my own experience. I don't have a Teysa Karlov deck, but I've run it + Divine Visitation in a Darien, King of Kjeldor deck and it always felt clunky and more than a little slow.

Looking back again, you may want to run some of the cheaper, 2-3 cmc black draw spells like Night's Whisper . They're always great to see in hand, imo.

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Darien, King of Kjeldor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

White: 0.31%