Kaalia of the Vast

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

nayrash5 on More than just an ability

6 days ago

Rafiq of the Many, Zur the Enchanter, or Uril, the Miststalker are all great for making the General into a lethal cannon.

Kaalia of the Vast, Mayael the Anima, and Animar, Soul of Elements have very powerful EDH abilities, though they receive a tonne of flak because of this.

Sen Triplets, Angus Mackenzie, and Damia, Sage of Stone have a great abilities and colours for control shells.

Doran, the Siege Tower, Hazezon Tamar, and Phelddagrif have some random and interesting abilities, that can lead to some interesting deck construction ideas.

PhotogenicParasympathetic on A Different Take on Commander ...

1 week ago

Rewards decks that don't play their commanders, like Oloro, Ageless Ascetic waaaaaay too much. Punishes already-vulnerable voltron and other commander-dependent builds like Narset, Enlightened Master and Kaalia of the Vast, because they need their commander and people will be gunning for them as soon as they hit the field.

kengiczar on Commander 2016 Wishlist/Speculation

1 week ago

They will make the allied color decks next.

This is what they did in 2011:
(Kaalia of the Vast)
(Riku of Two Reflections)
(Ghave, Guru of Spores)
(Zedruu the Greathearted)
(The Mimeoplasm)

This is what they did in 2013:
(Derevi, Empyrial Tactician)
(Oloro, Ageless Ascetic)
(Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge W/Nekusar, the Mindrazer)
(Prossh, Skyraider of Kher W/Shattergang Brothers)
(Marath, Will of the Wild)

Commander 2014: Mono colors
Commander 2015: Enemy Colors
Commander 2016: Speculation Allied Colors

The cards I chose below are my guesses as to which older legendary will be reprinted for each color pairing. The 3 things that make them good candidates are # of versions printed, Age, and Play-ability in that order. A good old card that was only printed once is more likely to be reprinted then a really old card that was printed once but sucks hard.

- Geist of Saint Traft, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV or Hanna, Ship's Navigator + New cards. (Geist is unlikely, Grand Arbiter a little less so.)

- Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, Lazav, Dimir Mastermind, or Wydwen, the Biting Gale. (Based on the assumption that they are using commander 2016 to reprint good commanders that haven't been reprinted, like EVER, whenever they can.)

- (Full Legendary List), Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Olivia Voldaren, Wort, Boggart Auntie, in addition to any new ones. Wort would slot right into the 2013 deck Devour for Power if you turned it into a Shattergang Brothers deck. Also so would Rohgahh of Kher Keep. Is it time to see more Kobold producing cards? Also who knew there was a Legendary Kobold!

- Here is the full search list. Picks are Thromok the Insatiable, Ulasht, the Hate Seed, Wort, the Raidmother. All of those are the older ones that are actually good and have been printed only once. They also are all find standalone commanders but easily slot into the Prossh, Skyraider of Kher / Shattergang Brothers decks. Did I mention that the first 2 with Devour love all these Eldrazi Scion running around lately?

- Here is the complete listing. Top picks are Gaddock Teeg, Rhys the Redeemed, Saffi Eriksdotter, Captain Sisay and Sigarda, Host of Herons. Out of those the only legendary ones are Captain Sisay and Sigarda.

Also note that each of the new Allied color decks would only have 1 of the selections from each entry would go into the decks if they mimic the commander/legendary spread seen in Commander 2015.

I can already imagine the would be some landfall shenanigans like a mini Omnath, Locus of Rage and the one would get XP either when you make tokens or when a legendary creature comes into the field or be some sort of enchantment fetcher. If they go with stuff like that then I would seriously consider playing a 2 color deck.

iAzire on OotG Pulls

1 week ago

Did you buy a box? Maybe a few packs? At least a prerelease pack? Did you get anything for a new EDH deck? Perhaps something to upgrade a current EDH deck?

I feel like I had a decent box, no Expeditions so that sucks but my hopes weren't high for that.

I opened 6 Mythic. General Tazri, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, both of which I wanted to possibly build an entirely new deck around. Both seem like a lot of fun.

I also pulled Linvala, the Preserver which I don't think will be very useful. My first thoughts are always Kaalia of the Vast when seeing Angels and I don't believe she is good enough for a spot in my deck.

I pulled Mirrorpool which looks like I could do a lot with in a deck that easily recurs Land from the GY. I pulled two World Breaker as well. These could possibly be used with some bounce effects, I will have to test.

Other notable rares, I pulled two Tyrant of Valakut, one of which is Foil but I'm not sure I'll have much use for them. Other Foil rares are Zendikar Resurgent and Goblin Dark-Dwellers. I can see use for both in EDH, testing will be required.

I pulled all of the Oaths. Oath of Gideon, Oath of Jace, Oath of Nissa, and two Oath of Chandra. I will be testing each in my Super Friends deck. They all look good enough to be included but without play testing I can't be sure.

My man lands, Needle Spires, Hissing Quagmire, and Wandering Fumarole. Probably useless in EDH, all come in tapped which is slow and generally not very good.

I also pulled Stoneforge Masterwork which I feel could be included in any of my numerous Tribal decks. Great for boosting a Commander to lethal damage. I am actually really excited about this.

I managed to pull 8 Wastes. It's not enough but will do for now. I really wish these were also included in the Land spot as well as the Common spot but no such luck.

I pulled multiple other Rares, some Colorless that might go in my future planned EDH. I have a good number of Rare Ally from the block. I have really listed what I found most significant to name. Mythic and Foils were obvious.

What did you pull? What are you excited about? Were you let down?

Siq6Six on You better check your White Privelage, Bro!

2 weeks ago

The top came in. I slotted it in place of Intervention Pact, tho I never saw it. Friday night saw split time equally played between this deck and my Kaalia of the Vast deck. We played a couple really fun games of 3HG!

Banishing Stroke & Profound Journey arrived today. Haven't decided what to pull. I'm also about to pull the trigger on Kor Haven (exped version).

JakeGPerry on Angelic Might

2 weeks ago

I had not thought about Adarkar Valkyrie before, mostly because I was unsure if I wanted change my commander to Kaalia of the Vast or not, but I like the idea, thanks! But the Quicksilver Amulet is a must, I just haven't managed to get one yet.

iLikeDirt on Commander epic finishes

2 weeks ago

I was actually playing last night. It was me on Mizzix of the Izmagnus storm, Kaalia of the Vast, Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant combo, Trostani, Selesnya's Voice enchantress/tokens, and Momir Vig, Simic Visionary mid-combo.

Game one: Kaalia of the Vast player, I love the guy but he was an asshole who played turn two Rest in Peace, which really hurts my deck, so I did nothing and my group thought my deck was basically a durdly for "fun" deck.

Game two: My commander died like 4 times? So basically everyone, including myself, thought I was mostly out of the game and mostly just focused on everyone else doing stuff. Well turns out on like turn 9 when I haven't missed a land drop and a Past in Flames into Turnabout copied with Increasing Vengeance to get three copies, in response to the 2nd iteration of Turnabout flashing back High Tide left me with something like 23 Blue, 5 Red, and a couple colorless floating and then I just emptied it into an Epic Experiment hit with a Reiterate. I won with a Laboratory Maniac with everyone else presenting a lethal board.

Game three: I went off on turn 5 no remorse with turn one being Island + Sol Ring + Izzet Signet into turn two Steam Vents tapped, general go. It was brutal and out of respect for the group I stepped away from the table so the group could play actual games.


2 weeks ago

I understand that there is no excuse for not knowing the banlist. I just find that the majority of casual players I know and meet don't follow the rules. As they are casual players, they play just to have fun and banned cards don't really pose much of an issue.

I also see tons of people play with proxies in their deck. It doesn't matter for casual players because they don't follow the rules. It is generally acceptable to play with these things, (either banned or proxied cards), because it isn't a competitive environment. At least that is what I have seen at my LGS. I go between three stores.

There is a significant difference between playing casual and competitive play. The entire deck structure is different. In casual playgroups my competitive decks absolutely wreak. Of course my LGS have social games where competitive decks are played but if I am playing casual players then I know not to use a competitive deck. With my Kaalia of the Vast deck I can destroy casual playgroups and can consistently even if everyone gangs up on me. In competitive playgroups, Kaalia will get shut out relatively easily. Obviously relative to the strength of the other decks. Kaalia can and has won tournaments for me before but her strength diminishes quickly.

Perhaps this is all just my personal experience that is nothing like anybody else's. It is my experience that casual players play for fun. They include what they want, they proxy what they want and life is good. It is often that before someone sits down they will say, "I have banned cards, is everyone good with that?" Usually there is no problem because people are playing for fun.

It is only in the competitive setting where people care. No proxies, no banned cards. Again maybe my experience is different.

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