Kambal, Consul of Allocation


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Rare

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Kambal, Consul of Allocation

Legendary Creature — Human Advisor

Whenever an opponent casts a non creature spell, that player loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

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Kambal, Consul of Allocation Discussion

The_Dark_Mage on Desolation of the Night

2 weeks ago

Amazing deck! Cool name! Personally, I would add a few copies of Felidar Sovereign and maybe some Rhox Faithmender. You might want some cheap lifegain cards, like Vampire Cutthroat or Kambal, Consul of Allocation so you can live long enough to pull out a combo. Since you will have some life to spare, maybe add a couple Phyrexian Arena. I would not run 4 of every card you need for a combo because Diabolic Tutor should get you the cards you need, and maybe take out the Vicious Conquistador because he doesn't help the deck that much. Be sure to stay updated on your mana curve when you edit the deck...

For a cooler (more original) version of this deck, check out my Tainted Immortality (W/B Infinite Combo).

Mike3zt on Oloro for life

2 weeks ago

hkhssweiss, Thanks for all the suggestions!

Silence was a big one, I'm trying to figure out a card to take from the deck so I can fit that in. Same goes for Approach of the Second Sun. At the moment I'm thinking about Mana Web to take out of the deck for one of thoose two, which would make the deck even cheaper and better! It's a win/win.

Kambal, Consul of Allocation also seems a great option! I just don't know what to take out :D but probably switch it for something that would help me lower the Avg.CMC of the deck a bit more. I would like it to be at around 3,00 and adding Approach of the Second Sun will make it go up a little.

Insted of Merciless Eviction, I'm thinking about Wrath of God. Even though the "exile all planeswalkers" sounds really good, I think I'm able to kill them with the flying creatures pretty often.

I was going to trade Authority of the Consuls for Blind Obedience as you said, until I found out about Kismet which is a bit more expensive to cast, but really whorty!!

Mystic Remora seems to be a must! I was unsure about Rhystic Study, but that solves the problem!

Once again, thanks for all the great help!

Brutal_B on How Long Was the Longest ...

2 weeks ago

Not me but the wifey was in a 4 person pod where she was playing a generic Oloro lifegain deck that I build for her. Another dude was playing a Kambal, Consul of Allocation deck of the same strategy. Lifegain up the wazoo from both of them. They ended up being the last 2 players in the pod with my wife taking the W. Super cool LGS that they were, they locked the doors at closing but let everybody stay in and watch the game go down, which lasted a good 4 hours.

hkhssweiss on Oloro for life

3 weeks ago


Here might be some suggestions and budget cards that can be considered, they should be less than $3 at most. If they are in your maybe board already than I feel like it should definitely earn a spot in your build :P

Kambal, Consul of Allocation - This is an amazing hate card, the life gain and damage dealt stacks over time. He will likely stay on the battlefield for a long time as well, due to people really not classifying him as a "threat."

Merciless Eviction - Exile is important, I'm unsure how relevant this might be for your meta. But this permanently gets rid of things.

Approach of the Second Sun - This is a win con bomb card. Perfect in the Esper colors. If you want to switch to a different way of winning, I would highly recommend this one.

Blind Obedience - A staple in holding down the fort, slows down mana rock accelerants as well as aggro voltron creatures.

Anguished Unmaking - A great removal spell all around should be auto included.

Sphinx's Revelation - Burst draw and life gain, no downsides.

Pull from Tomorrow - A great version that's better than Stroke of Genius or Blue Sun's Zenith.

Swords to Plowshares - Staple removal should be in all decks.

Silence - The biggest FU you can say to someone ready to chain spells :P

Mystic Remora - Great card all around, good for early game. A less expensive Rhystic Study.

As I am unsure of how your playstyle is and what your meta is like. I would like to offer help in refining your deck! Feel free to ask anything else and I hope these suggestions help!

clayperce on Triple A [Modern Version]

3 weeks ago

I should have known Collected Company would be towards the top (if not the top) of your Most Hated pile o' cards. Consider it shredded. :-D

So, I ran some tests ... nothing rigorous by any means, basically just a bunch of abbreviated matches (with sideboarding) vs. a few decks from wyquem's Modern Gauntlet. In no particular order (and with all the caveats that come with limited testing), here are some thoughts:

  • It felt like the deck wanted to go just a little faster than the mana-base allowed. In particular, there were a few times I wished the Isolated Chapels were Concealed Courtyard (or maybe even Caves of Koilos) instead. I know both of those are already on your 'Cards Already Considered' list, so maybe I'm just missing something ...
  • Hada Freeblade was just soooo good. I really wanted to see it every draw, so I'd probably try to fit it in as a 4-of.
  • I found Brave the Elements to be EXTREMELY high-variance. It was hilariously amazing in some matchups, but actively bad vs. boardwipes and Colorless Creatures (e.g., those in Hardened Affinity and Gx Tron ... plus Affinity and Eldrazi Tron, though I haven't seen them around much lately). I'm not sure what I'd swap around (and of course something like that is VERY meta-dependent), but it felt MUCH more like a sideboard card than a maindeck card to me. Kabira Evangel had similar challenges, though to a lesser extent.

Speaking of sideboard, I found myself REALLY wishing I had some more hate cards. Here are some thoughts ...

I also ran a few games with 4x Aether Vial. I cut 1x Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and 3x Join the Ranks to make room, though I'm almost certain that was not the optimal place to find the slots. Nevertheless, it really felt like a huge upgrade.

  • I never brought in Gideon, Ally of Zendikar from the side, so it kind of felt like 3x in the 75 was plenty. Taking one out for a Vial was probably not correct though.
  • I had very mixed feelings on Join the Ranks, which is why I chose to put the Vials there. As you mention in your description, it can make a GREAT combat trick, and it definitely bailed me out of some otherwise very sticky situations. However, Vialing in another Ally often had the same benefit, plus it's much harder for an opponent to play around. It's also 4 mana, so it was at kind of an uncomfortable point on the curve. At 4 mana I generally wanted to slam Gideon, and that got me wondering if sacrificing the Instant speed for a 3-mana effect (i.e., Oath of Gideon) might actually be better.
  • Vial is of course great vs. Control, but I never realized how good it was with Drana, Liberator of Malakir. Being able to Vial her in at the end of an opponent's turn (thus avoiding all their main-phase Removal) just felt GREAT. Vialing in Kabira Evangel won a couple games too.
  • Since I swapped out 4x 4-drops for the Vials, I'm pretty sure I could have run 21 Lands. Not sure where the slots would best come from, but 21 vs. 22 Lands may deserve some special attention.

Anyways, hope that something in this Wall of Text was useful, and sorry for wasting your time with the pieces that weren't!

As always, draw well!

BioProfDude on B/W Ixalan Vampires

1 month ago

This deck is not Standard legal. On October 5, Kaladesh, Aether Revolt, Amonkhet, and Hour of Devstation all left Standard. As a result, these cards are no longer Standard legal: Yahenni, Undying Partisan and Fatal Push, and in your sideboard Never / Return, Metallic Mimic, Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Gifted Aetherborn, Fumigate, and Caves of Koilos. Many of the maybe cards are also not legal.

mrfab13 on Modern mardu burn

1 month ago

Lingering Souls Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Kolaghan's Command, Anger of the Gods are good if you wanna go more midrange, if not you have way too many lands. 18 lands means flooding. RDW decks run a MB that has 5+ more 2 drops and SB that has 10+ 2-3 drops. you are closer to the ground so you will need less lands and mroe gass, for example with 14 lands (random number for example) you have a 3/4 chance of hitting land no 2 on turn 2 and 3+ land is only 34% down from the current 54%.

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