Kalastria Highborn


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Worldwake Rare
Promo Set 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

Gwfr3ak on Bloody Hell

4 days ago

Thank you for your suggestions austinbromine97!

Did you really meanEldritch Evolution? I dont really want to splash a third color. Nocturnus is on my buylist!

Pulse Tracker and Guul Draz Vampire were in my original vampire tribal actually. Especially the Tracker performed very well in multiplayer matchups, but the one-drops i chose now do way more work I think.

The two drop spot for Kalastria Highborn is already reserved unfortunately, because I really need those 1/1 tokens from Call the Bloodline and just love Heir of Falkenrath  Flip.

Bloodchief Ascension and Fatal Push are both on my list now. Though i might aswell just play Tragic Slip, because I have a playset here.

Triton on You Can Call Me Grandaddy

4 days ago

LegalizeRanch I've looked at a few of the Edgar Markov decks, and quite a few of the suggestions were Cathars' Crusade. I'll add it in since the reason is very justified: 2 +1/+1 counters a vampire being cast? I'll take it! Kalastria Highborn is a card I'm gonna have to get later on, but she's super good! I do agree Blood Seeker is a tad subpar since he relies on your opponents.

Thanks for the suggestions and upvote!

LegalizeRanch on You Can Call Me Grandaddy

4 days ago

Deck looks sweet, but I would strongly recommend playing Cathars' Crusade over Gleam of Battle as Cathars' Crusade triggers once from the vampire you play and once for the token Markov gives, meaning each time you play a vampire you put two +1/+1 counters on each creature you control, which is much stronger than only one counter when they attack. Another suggestion would be to play Kalastria Highborn over Blood Seeker as it is a much better vampire 2 drop especially since you have a life gain sub theme.

austinbromine97 on Bloody Hell

1 week ago

Fatal Push is a thing. I used to run black tribal vamps and i would spit out Vampire Nocturnus on T3 with Eldritch Evolution. Vampire Nocturnus is a must i would say for any vamp deck. The buff is just too great. But, with your splash of red, he is eh. So i understand not putting him in. Pulse Tracker, Guul Draz Vampire, and Vampire Lacerator are awesome one drops to consider, plus they are super affordable. An AWESOME 2 drop is Kalastria Highborn. Deal damage and gain life, why not? Captivating Vampire is not as great as it is hyped up to be. He is just too slow. Perhaps look at Bloodchief Ascension too? You've got a really nifty idea here and i think you'll be happy with it. I'm just glad to see other people playing vampires again! I hope my input is helpful.

Delta-117 on Mardu Vampires

1 week ago

Thank you felletje!

I have taken out some of these suggestions including Tithe Drinker, Exsanguinate (instead of Debt to the Deathless, and Alhammarret's Archive. Then I kind was thinking I kind of wanted to try out Basilisk Collar in here because it seems like a lot of fun with edgar or Olivia, and I feel it's at least worth a try in the deck once I build this.

I will be continuing to update this decklist up until the release of commander 2017, and by then I hope to buy the precon and also I will be doing few trades to get a Bloodline Keeper, Kalastria Highborn and a few others, so I hope to try and get some gameplay in with this deck hopefully then as well.

Delta-117 on vampire changes

1 week ago

Hey there, I see your interested in building vampires too. I started doing up a list with all of my changes included, and this is what I have come up with so far:

There's just so many cards I wanted to cram into this thing and that is why it's currently about 5-6 cards over the limit, but this should still give you some ideas as to what to do with yours as well. Any feedback is appreciated on my own version!

Mardu Vampires

Commander / EDH* Delta-117


I'm currently leaning towards edgar markov as my commander although Licia, sanguine tribune I do admit looks like fun too.

Anyways the first thing I would start with here for your deck is improving the mana base a bit and taking out things like Orzhov Guildgate and swapping them for things like Godless Shrine, Shambling Vent, Concealed Courtyard, and what not. Same goes for the Urborg Volcano swapping for Blood Crypt and or Smoldering Marsh, and Foreboding Ruins. Some other lands to consider adding if you want to pay more on this deck include; Cabal Coffers & Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, fetchlands such as Marsh Flats, Arid Mesa, and Bloodstained Mire.

Additionally i'm sticking with the life subtheme, and strengthening it actually a bit by adding Exquisite Blood once I acquire one, Debt to the Deathless and or Exsanguinate, Aetherflux Reservoir, Felidar Guardian, and Alhammarret's Archive. Also while not being a vampire Rhox Faithmender could help even more with this kind of strategy, and you can get around them not being a vampire by running cards like Mephidross Vampire and Conspiracy.

Others to get for this are Bloodline Keeper, Necropolis Regent, Kalastria Highborn, Nirkana Revenant if you can afford it which would work great alongside previously mentioned Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Cabal Coffers and furthermore Crypt Ghast, Magus of the Coffers etc.

I'm also likely using Anointed Procession in my deck, as I can't resist wanting to try that out alongside edgar markov's eminence ability, and other effects from Bloodline Keeper and Call the Bloodline. Then likewise I will be including cards that care about having a lot of creatures out preferably. So I will have Westvale Abbey  Flip, and things like Stensia Banquet, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, and possibly some other cards such as Vampiric Fury.

But I think I have written enough already and better come to an end, I do hope anyways some of this is of help to you!

lachrymal on BG Ramp and +1/+1 Counters

2 weeks ago

Against Blood and Daggers

won dice roll

Draw 7:SlitherheadEternal WitnessForestBirds of ParadiseSolemn SimulacrumSwampMaelstrom Pulse

Turn 1:Play ForestCast Birds of Paradise,pass

Play SwampCast DespiseDiscard Eternal Witness,pass

Turn 2:Draw Birds of ParadisePlay SwampCast Birds of ParadiseCast Slitherhead,pass

Play SwampCast DespiseDiscard Solemn SimulacrumCast Blade of the Bloodchief,pass

Turn 3:Draw SwampPlay SwampAttack with Slitherhead,pass

Play SwampCast Gatekeeper of Malakir with KickerSacrifice Slitherhead,pass

Turn 4:Draw Jarad, Golgari Lich LordCast Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord,pass

Cast Kalastria HighbornEquip Blade of the Bloodchief to Kalastria Highborn,pass

Turn 5:Draw Deadbridge GoliathCast Maelstrom Pulse targeting Kalastria HighbornAttack with Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord-Opponent does not block(20 vs 15),pass

Equip Blade of the Bloodchief to Gatekeeper of MalakirAttack with Gatekeeper of MalakirI do not block(18 vs 15)Cast Bloodchief AscensionCast Blade of the BloodchiefPlay Evolving WildsTap, Sacrifice Evolving Wilds to fetch SwampEnd Step: One counter on Bloodchief Ascension,pass

Turn 6:Draw Overgrown TombPlay Overgrown Tomb, enters tappedAttack with Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord(18 vs 10)Cast Deadbridge Goliath,pass

Cast Kalastria HighbornCast Feast of Blood targeting Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord(18 vs 14),pass

Turn 7:Draw ForestPlay ForestAttack with Deadbridge GoliathOpponent doesn't block(18 vs 9)Sacrifice Swamp & Forest to return Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord to handCast Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord,pass

Equip Blade of the Bloodchief to Kalastria HighbornAttack with Gatekeeper of MalakirI do not block(14 vs 9)Cast Gatekeeper of Malakir KickedSacrifice Birds of ParadiseEnd step: Bloodchief Ascension has 2 counters,pass

Turn 8:Draw PutrefyAttack with Deadbridge GoliathOpponent blocks with Gatekeeper of MalakirCast Putrefy targeting other Gatekeeper of Malakir,pass

Equip Blade of the Bloodchief to Kalastria HighbornAttack with Kalastria HighbornI do not block(8 vs 9)End Step: Bloodchief Ascension has 3 counters,pass

Turn 9:Draw Primordial HydraAttack with Deadbridge Goliath and Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord(8 vs -1)


Thoughts:Perhaps it was just bad draws, but that performed way too slowly.

zephyr_chang on Chef Excellence and the Vampire Den

3 weeks ago

The best 1-drop vampire out there is actually Viscera Seer as it turns removals into scrys. It also combos with the best 2-drop vampire, Bloodghast. Another 2-drop that you can play for card advantage is Asylum Visitor, this also combos with the most powerful planeswalker in Modern, Liliana of the Veil. You can also play Gatekeeper of Malakir for extra removal since sacrifice effects are very strong. You already have Vampire Nocturnus, the chances of having its bonus active at all times are boosted by the Bloodghast/Viscera Seer/fetchland combo. Play around 6-8 black fetchlands for this purpose, and some number of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to make sure the fetchlands can tap for black mana and is used only at the right time to fix the top of your deck. You should also play 4 Mutavault as they can be vampires as well. You can play a singleton copy of Kalastria Highborn for extra reach. Round out the deck with discard (a combination of Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize) and removals (a combination of Fatal Push and Dismember).

Therefore, 21 creatures (4 Seer, 4 Bloodghast, 4 Visitor, 4 Gatekeeper, 4 Nocturnus, 1 Highborn), 4 planeswalkers, 6 removal, 6 discard. 23 Lands: 3-4 Urborg, 6-8 fetchlands, 4 Mutavaults, Swamps.

This will make a very competitive Modern deck. =)

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