Kalastria Healer


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Limited Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Common

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Kalastria Healer

Creature — Vampire Cleric Ally

Rally —, Whenever Kalastria Healer or another Ally enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Kalastria Healer Discussion

enpc on Tooth and Nail Tazri

2 hours ago

TheRedGoat: The Land base is going to be mainly checks, buddy lands and shocks. Basically what I have spare. As for competitiveness of the deck, it is supposed to be played in a casual setting. But casual translates roughly to ~$500. And yeah, I am known for playing efficient combo. My most competitive deck is Triton Weaver if that puts it in perspective. I'm aiming for less than that to begin with at least.

I absolutely want the deck to be combo, the whole point of Tooth an Nail is that I can deploy Deadeye Navigator + Palinchron and then use my commander to fetch something like Kalastria Healer.

Catalog9000 on Casual Dirty combo

1 month ago

I currently run an Orzhov Ally deck (No decklist on site; Thrown together by odds and ends at home) that seeks to bring out guys like Kalastria Healer + Zulaport Cutthroat + Cliffhaven Vampire.

The Allies that spread player's life totals farther and father apart. I combo this with things like Harsh Sustenance for more potency.

Then, I pay into Killing Wave and take the massive hit to my life total and keep all my guys and watch my opponent's struggle to decide what they want to keep. They usually end up sac'ing the majority of their weaker guys, which leaves them more or less defenseless for a full-swing win.

Alternatively, I choose to pay no life and sac my entire boardstate, letting Zula bring me to victory.

I've also got a Rakdos Minotaur deck that combo's Felhide Petrifier with Anaba Shaman. That's hilariously potent. What's worse is when Felhide partners up with a fully level'd Lord of Shatterskull Pass.

Catalog9000 on Silly Question: Playing a card ...

1 month ago

The other day I was playing a casual Modern game with a friend of mine at a local diner and I felt like being an annoying prick (All in good fun), so on my first turn I said "Swamp" and played a Plains.

My friend looked at me with confusion and I laughed. The next turn I said "Plains" and played a Swamp, tapped both and said "I play Kalastria Healer" and set down a Zulaport Cutthroat.

After a brief laugh we began to wonder; Is there actually a rule saying you can not mis-name a card?

I've never once heard of someone doing this, other than just now out of fun in a casual game. But if you do that at an FNM or something, is that actually breaking some rule?

digdigo on

2 months ago

You are right about Kalastria Healer, I misread the Ally part. Ivy Lane Denizen is an interesting option, I'll try to look for some black substitution for Kalastria, otherwise I'll go back to the WG version.

Great_White_Drake on

2 months ago

The infinite life and tokens I see, but why do you need Kalastria Healer? The tokens you make aren't allies, so he wouldn't drain your opponent for each one. I admit I am unfamiliar with the pauper format, but if you want a big payoff card for infinite life and tokens, maybe try Ivy Lane Denizen?

Dorotheus on Degenerate Allies (SOME turn 3 kills listed)

3 months ago

@ROUROU (fight the power), I can at least respect Captain's Claws enough to try and own them, I do not at the moment, and I think I can at least try and playtest it in the correct scenario, but the biggest reservation is that they are indeed Kor Ally and not Human, which isn't the worst thing, but it also leans itself to a kind of grindy game.

Overall not directed at anyone in particular but I do believe there are unexplored combinations of Allies and Humans that might care more about color combinations or even value spells that would fit more in the themes of midrange, aristocrats/Rally the Ancestors where Kalastria Healer and Zulaport Cutthroat support that, game that lean themselves to more of that grind.

shinobigarth on Degenerate Allies (SOME turn 3 kills listed)

4 months ago

If youre doing allies and having black in it, you should strongly consider Kalastria Healer and maybe something that makes tokens like Gideon, Ally of Zendikar or Captain's Claws.

TheDuggernaught on Black/White ally life gain/drain

5 months ago

Okay, there are a couple different routes you can go then. You can go with a sort of re-animator theme with cards like Rally the Ancestors, March from the Tomb, Immortal Servitude, Return to the Ranks, and Dawn. If you then combo these cards with things like Cliffhaven Vampire, and Ondu Cleric it can wind up raking up a lot of damage. For example, if you cast a Rally the Ancestors on 3 and return to play 2 Ondu Clerics, 1 Cliffhaven Vampire, 1 Kalastria Healer, and 1 Hada Freeblade, you wind up doing 20 damage to your opponent, gain 55 life, and wind up with a 5/6 Hada Freeblade for the turn. This style of deck would be interested in pretty much just using all your allies as blockers and looting through your deck as fast as you can so you can cast your re-animator spells for massive value. There is also the option of introducing some sacrifice elements like Viscera Seer with Zulaport Cutthroat in conjunction with Rally the Ancestors to further pump your damage output, kill your allies to prevent the exile trigger from rally, and scry into more combo pieces.

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