Kaalia of the Vast


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
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

Forceofnature1 on Paul Walker

1 day ago

Xenograft is a sweet card for Tazri. I have a friend who runs Scion and it is chock full of horrible deaths. I ran a dragon suite with Kaalia of the Vast and that was awesome.

Checking out your super friends deck, the addition of red leads for some fun walkers. Zarek, Xenagos, Daretti, and Nahiri bring the burn and what looks like a little extra digging.

Looking at it again and holy shit that is a brutal deck. You play that thing with people? It has a sideboard for cripes sake. Is that a 1 v 1 competitive deck? If anything I would run that list next and just toss atraxa in with it. I only use 10 of those walkers in my walker deck (but still run 20) in my deck Stay Fly til you Die. It isn't updated, but that's what it looked like a while ago.

Kazernath on Token Upkeep

2 days ago

I'm assuming a mix of removal and counters would be best? I'm imagining one or two enchantments like Oblivion Ring or Darksteel Mutation to disable some threats that have indestructible and some instants like Swords to Plowshares to deal with immediate threats (eg.Kaalia of the Vast or Consecrated Sphinx).

Is it more beneficial to run cards like Swords to Plowshares which is super low cost, but only targets creatures, or is it better to use cards like Counterspell which is slightly more cost and can only be used before the spell resolves, but can target anything?

FruitLoop7515 on FruitLoop7515

3 days ago

Can anyone help me build a casual Kaalia of the Vastdeck that is just op and majestic?

Spirits on Kaalia of the Vast

4 days ago

Hi BigJohneyBoy

Magic the Gathering - Wizards - Gatherer is the official errata site for Magic the Gathering.

Even if a card is printed different, which many are, for example Karmic Guide, you have to play by the Oracle rule.

In addition, they publish specific rulings on cards that are unclear, or have questionable interactions.

In the case of Master of Cruelties, using this link http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=368981, you will find several rulings, the one that clarifies the interaction that you are discussing, ie: if he didn't attack, does his if he is not blocked trigger, and when does it trigger, it is very clearly laid out.

Rulings 4/15/2013 An ability that triggers when something attacks and isnt blocked triggers in the declare blockers step after blockers are declared if (1) that creature is attacking and (2) no creatures are declared to block it. It will trigger even if that creature was put onto the battlefield attacking rather than having been declared as an attacker in the declare attackers step.

1) Triggers in the "Declare Blockers Step, After Blockers are Declared"2) It further clarifies the ruling "It will trigger even if that creature was put onto the battlefield attacking rather than having been declared as an attacker"

It's very clearly been ruled.

1) Attack with Kaalia of the Vast

2) Trigger Kaalia of the Vast Whenever Kaalia of the Vast attacks an opponent tigger, and put a Master of Cruelties onto the battlefield tapped an attacking.

3) After blockers have been declared, IF: Master of Cruelties is attacking (do not confuse with attacked), AND, No creatures were declared blocking it, you will trigger Master of Cruelties, and the opponents life will become 1.

4) Master of Cruelties says Master of Cruelties assigns no combat damage this combat, so he can't kill the opponent, however, Kaalia of the Vast is still attacking (and assuming unblocked), will resolve 2 points of combat damage to that player. That players life is 1 during the declare blockers step. So when Kaalia of the Vast hits for 2 during the combat damage step, she eliminates an opponent, if no other effects like Angel's Grace or Platinum Angel, etc are in effect.

Works exactly as intended an expected with Kaalia of the Vast. They can lookup the rulings on http://gatherer.wizards.com/ if they are still unsure, but this is 100% how it works. They've been robbing you of victories! :)

Spirits on Kaalia of the Vast

4 days ago

I would consider Kederekt Parasite, his damage might be inconsequential once the angels/dragons/demons start attacking.

Blade of Selves for sure, only equips one creature, and the 4 is pretty high cmc for equip, plus it doesn't allow Kaalia of the Vast to multi-tigger, so not necessary. Can't equip it either during the attack, so only really myriads a creature that's survived a round or 2, which means it isn't a big enough threat probably that it matters to anyone anyway.

Victory's Herald maybe, he's good, CMC 6 for a 4/4 isn't that great, but his Lifelink is nice, it doesn't trigger off of a Kaalia of the Vast drop in though, so just for that reason could consider cutting him, but then again the next turn lifelink is appetizing. Gisela, the Broken Blade instead? or Baneslayer Angel

If you need enchantment like Stranglehold or Dragon Tempest or ... you have 9, you can run Enlightened Tutor and/or Idyllic Tutor

Not sure what you mean about Master of Cruelties? He is my #1 creature, I always Vampiric Tutor or Demonic Tutor. Kaalia of the Vast + Master of Cruelties (unblocked) = Eliminate Opponent. Not sure if you confused on this guy, but errata ruling is pretty clear.

4/15/2013 An ability that triggers when something attacks and isnt blocked triggers in the declare blockers step after blockers are declared if (1) that creature is attacking and (2) no creatures are declared to block it. It will trigger even if that creature was put onto the battlefield attacking rather than having been declared as an attacker in the declare attackers step.

BlackWitch on Esper Lockdown

1 week ago

Wow, thanks to you I found my new favourite colours in MTG. I just love what this commander does.My only suggestion is to add some protection for Sen Triplets ? I bet this commander gets as much hate from opponents as Kaalia of the Vast, when it hits the board. I know you play blue, and you have some counter spells, but what about Lightning Greaves for example ? Those are very nice shoes. And they give you more permanent protection.

I will tell some more after I play test this deck witch my friend :)

PierreThePlaneswalker on Angels and Demons and Dragons, OH MY!

1 week ago

Thanks for the comments!

I'll definitely add in Hellkite Charger and the lands; however I don't think I'm in much need for the evasion spells.

Kaalia of the Vast already has flying, I don't really want to put too much 'unblockable' redundancy in the deck considering she comes with evasion.

Spirits on Kaalia, the Purifier EDH

2 weeks ago

Hey jaiaisaiah,

You've identified the continual struggle I've found with Kaalia of the Vast, how many, and which board removals are the correct choice. I've floundered between Austere Command (Modular), Merciless Eviction (Exile), and Akroma's Vengeance (Cycling).

Here's the theory behind Wrath of God and Damnation. On turn 4 or 5 or 6, I want to have a connected Kaalia of the Vast + Master of Cruelties, or a Kaalia of the Vast + Avacyn, Angel of Hope or a limited few others like Iona, Shield of Emeria/Hellkite Tyrant, the situational guys. To do that I need to remove blockers on Turn 3 or 4 maximum, that's tough to do with a Merciless Eviction, but not that hard to do with a Sol Ring and a Wrath of God. It's just a little too slow, it's simply just WHEN the spell resolves vs. the actual power of the spell itself. HOWEVER, in a few games, in which I did have Merciless Eviction in there still, it was the only card in the entire deck that could save my game, funny enough one game I drew into it and recovered. Merciless Eviction is very powerful, but a little slow.

I'm really trying to find an efficient way to tutor for Anguished Unmaking or Utter End which USUALLY can solve the problem. Utter End is a little borderline too because of it's CMC 4. Grim Tutor is on my radar. Gamble I keep feeling like maybe I should be running this, especially with Reanimate and Animate Dead at my disposal. Shred Memory, but that can't pull Anguished Unmaking or Utter End, and Dimir Machinations can, but without a Necropotence to pull its not as valuable. Gamble scares me because if it put's my Lightning Greaves into the graveyard that's a huge setback.

There's a good possibility that Merciless Eviction will find it's way back in here. Great suggestion.

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