|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Commander's Arsenal||Mythic Rare|
|MTG: Commander||Mythic Rare|
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Kaalia of the Vast
Legendary Creature — Human Cleric
Whenever Kaalia of the Vast attacks an opponent, you may put an Angel, Demon, or Dragon creature card from your hand onto the battlefield tapped and attacking that opponent.
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Kaalia of the Vast Discussion
1 week ago
You can't really build a Kaalia of the Vast deck on a budget, just too many expensive cards you want to play off of her. I will say the same thing as others though buy the vampire pre-con and with Edgar Markov's ability you could play Teysa, Orzhov Scion and some sac outlets in the deck already and generate value.
1 week ago
Now that the new vampire commanders have come out and i know what they are im trying to decide on a commander.
Im trying to make a deck thats budget and casual at least to start with id probly want to upgrade it later as i play with it more and see how it plays.
Anyways these r the commanders i like at the moment and im not sure how to narrow this list down.
the teysas have some of my favorite art in magic the gathering and let me play orzhov my favorite color combo. Id probly play teysa scion as a token deck with sacrifice themes. which was a similar to one of my first ever mtg decks i built so nostalgia.
id run teysa envoy as some sort of orzhov control deck that wuld let me stall until i could play big orzhov bomb cards that have really cool art imo.
alesha id play similar to little teysa but with less of a token focus and more sac and recur. i dont like her card as much but i still like it and i like the access to red.
kaalia would be cool cause i could play big demons and angles but i probably wont run her unless i manage either sell some cards or trade for her. and i heard she can be unfun for casual. Though its not like i want to run her to be op i just like angel and demon cards a lot.
jeleva i like for a similar thing but for giant instant and sorcerys, and spell combos.
edward markov was actually a bit disappointment. But vampires are my favorite tribe. and i already have some tribal support. so i might just do that if the rest of the precon is good.
so like how do you narrow down what commander to choose and are any of these like unfun for causal or really hard to build on a budget cause that would help me narrow it down.
1 week ago
Cyrialis: Hey man thanks for the help and comments, you're bringing some great stuff to the table.
Oh ya for sure. Definitely linear, but I have a couple decks I run. There's just something about Kaalia of the Vast that I love. I agree on Sneak Attack I would still like to add it and see how it runs though I feel like it could help if Kaalia of the Vast is out of commission.
I have never seen Boompile, it is really really cool. I'm so close to adding it. I think it'll definitely be the first wrath I add in if I add any. Great suggestion thanks.
No! Not Scourge of Kher Ridges! I cannot argue against what you said, but this is a toolbox-y deck and he has just been such a lifesaver soooo many times. My group runs goblins and elves sometimes and he literally does more than even the playing field.
I can get behind you with Baneslayer Angel. She was honestly just added as a low-cost value creature in case Kaalia wasn't working out. She is the most vanilla creature in the deck for sure.
I have been really noticing the lack of card draw in this deck and have been eyeing Dragon Mage for a while. He is pretty perfect. I'm just worried that filling up my opponents hand could mean a nasty removal or worse in the long run, but so far he's a for sure include, thanks! Along the same line, what do you think about Wheel of Fortune as more card draw? I have the same worries as before tho..
Also how do you feel about Dark Confidant? Price tag aside.
I really do like Hellkite Tyrant. When he is dropped with Kaalia it is such a devastating surprise on the opposite end. I think in my play group it is very worth it, but I could see it being a sideboard. It's pretty great, I mean I get the artifacts and they don't.
My friends and I have been playing mtg for a year and a half and about two months were spent playing 60 card before we went EDH. So maybe an honest year of realistic adding and dropping. I mean I am still working out the kinks and awaiting any beautiful angels, dragons, and demons that come out.
Seriously thanks for all the help man. What deck do you normally run against your friend's Kaalia deck?
1 week ago
I'm a fan of this, +1 cause it's gonna be so good. Be prepared to be the #1 target every game cause everyone will assume you're going for the infinite turn win, which is absurdly easy with Taigam AND uncounterable.
Reconnaissance will be a ultra powerful card in this deck as it is with Kaalia of the Vast. Time Warp wins the game for you if you recur. Even more so with Time Stretch, which will probably make people concede on it's own. 4 turns for 10 mana is absurd. Did I mention all of this will be uncounterable?
More ways to protect Taigam and recur sorceries and instants will be needed. This deck will dominate and be hated, I have no doubt. Can't wait for C17 to drop, tell me how it goes once it does.
2 weeks ago
Gravehate isn't necessarily a problem, because you can reanimate creatures in other people's decks with The Scarab God, but singe target gravehate like Scavenging Ooze, or exile all graveyard effects like on Relic of Progenitus are a pretty big problem for The Scarab God.
Flyers I've noticed are a pretty big problem for the deck, because you have no real way of stopping them without using removal or having a good old fashioned make everyone else sacrifice stuff. Out of most flyers I find Kaalia of the Vast to be pretty hard to deal with, because she cheats a lot into play.
The biggest problem I've come upon are combo decks. The Scarab God is a commander that takes time to get going, so interacting with combo in the early game is really rough. Against decks which can pull off turn 3 wins, and decks that rely more on spells rather than creatures are pretty difficult to deal with. If it's a combo that relies on the creatures in the graveyard, then The Scarab God can deal with that. In my experience, Saffi Eriksdotter can get pretty out of hand, because (at least in my playgroup) she pumps out turn 3 wins easily, and if that's not the case then it will become a (un)happy wait as they make infinite squirrels, infinite mana, or infinite mill. With The Scarab God I am able to somewhat disrupt the combos, but there are so many of them that even with Training Grounds I'm not able to stop them all.
Other mill decks can get annoying, and can set you back (turn 5 Traumatize), but in the end they can at the same time really benefit you.
These so far are the weaknesses I've found while playing in my playgroup. Hope it helps.
2 weeks ago
What are these tiers based on? So far I've played several games with my Kaalia EDH-Deck and because the speed Kaalia provides, I usually end up destroying everyone despite all the hate Kaalia gets while its on the battlefield. In my opinion Kaalia of the Vast is at least tier 1.5 if not better.
2 weeks ago
I expect this to be a low power year. There isn't anything, yet, that looks extremely powerful. This is probably just a fun year. Perhaps some Pubstomp Commanders.
It reminds me of Kaalia of the Vast. While an extremely fun Commander, (in my opinion), she isn't particularly competitive.
Perhaps it's just my hopes, but I feel like one of the other two decks will be the powerful deck, probably Vampires.