Kalastria Highborn


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Worldwake (WWK) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Kalastria Highborn

Creature — Vampire Shaman

Whenever Kalastria Highborn or another Vampire you control is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay . If you do, target player loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

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Kalastria Highborn Discussion

zephyr_chang on Orzhov Vampires

4 weeks ago

you definitely need the 4th Bloodghast, you should cut the Vampire Lacerator as it is too low impact and Dusk Legion Zealot does not seem particularly good unless you are going wide. Suggest Viscera Seer for blanking removal+fixing your draw+combo with Bloodghast+combo with Kalastria Highborn. And if you are playing 4 Fatal Push, you'd want some number of fetches. You can also fit Mutavault in as an honorary vampire. Since you have access to white, you'd want powerhouse sideboard cards such as Stony Silence.

MokraMrkva on Life and Death

1 month ago

nice, got a few good ideas for my deck from yours. i would probably consider removing Moment of Triumph, Righteousness, Urge to Feed, Orzhov Keyrune and instead consider Blood Artist, Exquisite Blood (if possible, it's expensive), Suffer the Past, Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, Kalastria Highborn. most of them are from your maybeboard.

midget_overlord on Edgar and the Vampie Bois

1 month ago

Abzan Falconer, Mer-Ek Nightblade, Ainok Bond-Kin. Take out Whispering Snitch and Blood Operative. They are only good if you surveil regularly. Metallic Mimic is strong in this deck, as well as Retribution of the Ancients. Forerunner of the Legion is awesome. I'm also personally a fan of the og Sorin Markov for his instant use "I win" button of a minus. Kalastria Highborn is lovely to use, especially combined with Indulgent Aristocrat.

Rappturious on Devotion Life suckers

1 month ago

Hi lagotripha, thanks for your comment!

I already thought that Kalastria Highborn probably wouldn't be so effective considering you have to "save" some mana each turn in order to activate it's ability. I just ran it because of it's devotion, but some more card advantage instead would be a good choice I guess.

lagotripha on Devotion Life suckers

1 month ago

Hi, I've been running this archetype a while.

Here is the big list of cards I've tested in mono-black in modern. Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox. Feel free to browse.

The advantage mono black vamps has is an immense degree of flexibility. With a huge pool of viable cards, you can tune your deck to meet any metagame head on, whatever your budget. There is no reason to run the same list two weeeks in a row at FNM, which can lead to some hilarious misplays when your opponents think they know how your deck works.

There are basically two core card pools for vamps, one built around low cost sac effects with Indulgent Aristocrat and Blade of the Bloodchief gaining life into aggro and trading even into midrange, and a second that aims to drop high value spells in the 2/3 drop slot and apply pressure to both the life total and the hand. Your deck sits in the latter.

To that end, I'd reccomend a card advantage engine of some sort over Kalastria Highborn. While the on-death drain effects are great, Blood Artist routinely outperforms it in the sacrifice list, and other effects soak up mana in the later part of the game- a 2 Night's Whisper and a Whip of Erebos will likely work better.

shyrobby13 on Edgar Markov, Founder of the Bloodline

2 months ago

Damn, this edgar build is sweet. I love your choices for vampires, some of which I definitely need to pick up... like the Guul Draz Assassin and Kalastria Highborn. +1 for slick deck.

DRmagic2017 on horde of the night

2 months ago

Hi! What is the purpose of Fatal Push? Just to kill weenie creatures? I don't see fetch lands here or any other permanent to sacrifice. jgc10 is right: you should add Indulgent Aristocrat. I would also recommend to look at Bloodthrone Vampire, Blood Bairn, Bloodflow Connoisseur, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or any other Vampire card that utilizes sacrifice mechanic. All these cards should cooperate well with Blood Artist and/or Kalastria Highborn. Hope you'll find the solution. Good luck!

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