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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.
Kalastria Healer Discussion
3 weeks ago
Hey DirtNastyLow. I don't have much experience with multi-player, but, out of the decks I've posted so far, I would think that $5 Vampire Allegiance or $5 Orzhov Aristocrats would be the best bet. They both involve a lot of Kalastria Healer / Zulaport Cutthroat -style effects.
1 month ago
This lets you lower the overall CMC of the deck- in modern playing more creatures quickly is basically mandatory unless you are packing a lot of powerful disruption.
Skipping that, lets look at flat upgrades and options from modern. Unearth is better than raise dead. Honor of the Pure will almost always be better as another ally creature. Ordeal of Heliod is cute lifegain, but since most lifegain is intended for burn, it getting countered by a Searing Blaze hurts bad. Ondu Cleric will perform its role excellently.
Drana, Liberator of Malakir is the most efficient ally 'lord', even if they aren't a lord. Flying is super relevant too. Still, it being good makes it expensive.
Past that, naming ally for tribal lands is good. Unclaimed Territory and fixing like Beastcaller Savant gives access to the rest of the cheaper allies and will be the most efficient way to spend your budget- Jwari Shapeshifter and Oran-Rief Survivalist will go a long way to taking it from 'casual funstuff' to 'strong casual stuff'.
3 months ago
Honestly until they chained 3 really good 5 color commanders set after set Tazri was a top tier Food Chain combo commander, so technically an ally commander is still fairly good.
Now outside of the Food Chain and dramatic scepter combo's you can run in commander to go infinite mana then cast your commander over and over for Kalastria Healer triggers there are many ways to greately jump the power of this deck and become way more resilient to board wipes.
First is to cut a lot of the allies that are vastly weaker in commander where life totals are twice as big and decks are 39 cards taller. then using the new slots add in mana ramp and cards that interact with opponents (counters Abrupt Decay etc.).
Now you can be an ally deck but with much stronger creatures thanks to enchantments like Arcane Adaptation , Xenograft , or Conspiracy with any of those any of your creatures will trigger ally effects and Turntimber Ranger can go infinite with any of these enchants the moment he enters.
Now for simple addon to this pile that isn't just restructuring the deck Birthing Boughs is a really easy to get ally making engine.
6 months ago
Hey The_Raven_Guy, What're my thoughts on The First Sliver ? Well, it's an amazing addition to Slivers as a tribe, and adds a whole new dimension of deck construction by giving a viable cEDH Sliver commander. Specifically, this would be an excellent alternative food chain commander outside of Prossh, Skyraider of Kher and General Tazri . One particular list I'm a fan of is ShaperSavant's Food Chain Sliver cEDH build. I don't think it will ever overshadow Prossh , but it definitely outshines General Tazri as you aren't dependent on an outlet ( Kalastria Healer , Hagra Diabolist , or Halimar Excavator ) to win the game. With First you simply cast your whole deck and win with something...almost anything really. It offers more variety with your wincon selection.
Outside of cEDH, First is just plain fun. With a Sliver tribal deck (such as mine) you can simply flood the board with permanents, and turn a relatively bare battlefield on turn 5 to something that looks like you're on turn 9 or 10. In this deck, First took the slot of Dormant Sliver - who in my opinion is woefully underrated. Going from to isn't quite the best feeling...but in the long run I think is worth the sacrifice.
10 months ago
Useful death triggers: Blood Artist , Kalastria Healer , and Zulaport Cutthroat are basically Falkenrath Noble . Vindictive Vampire is another similar effect that may work for you. Deathgreeter , Grim Haruspex , Abyssal Gatekeeper , and Midnight Reaper also have nice interactions with all the death triggers.
Wake the Dead is an instant speed mass graveyard recursion that allows you to abuse all those death triggers again.
10 months ago
If Tazri isn't a she, then bob's my uncle.
10 months ago
As far as I know;
1) get infinite mana to cast creatures from FC
2) cast Tazri
3) Tazri trigger gets you Kalastria Healer
4) cast Kalastria Healer
5) sac Tazri to FC and return it to CZ
6) cast Tazri
7) KHealer trigger
Repeat steps 5-7 until everyone else is drained.
11 months ago
Hive mind come to my aid in this dark and uncertain time.
I've been playing vs my friend Tazri food chain and he keeps doing something I'm not sure works.
He has Food Chain set up with Kalastria Healer, he then proceeded to cast General Tazri which resolves. Then he kept sacrificing Tazri and recasting it and gaining +1 mana each time but I kept wondering what about the commander tax? The +2 you pay to cast your commander each time is it part of his CMC? If so could you link me the ruling for it please.
And if it's not the case could anyone explain to me in details how the combo is suppost to work to make infinite mana please.
Kalastria Healer occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%