Kambal, Consul of Allocation


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

Xica on Suggestions to be a Better ...

4 days ago

BW death and taxes, despite appearances is a 3 color deck with one of (if not THE) greediest manabase in the format.
On the upside it has better nutdraws, on the downside it manascrews itself more often, and is a lot more vulnerable to blood moon.

While modern is a cheaty format, death and taxes is a cheaty deck.
You can blow up your opponent's lands
You can play creatures that give 0 fucks about 12/12 Death's Shadow for B - Mirran Crusader
You can screw wit hthe number of spells that can be cast, or card that can be drawn in a single turn - Spirit of the Labyrinth, Eidolon of Rhetoric
(Not to mention that agains storm card like Dryad Militant & Kambal, Consul of Allocation offer even more game)

The deck is very far from being a dead, useless jank - like some posters portray it. Like it or not it can't be THAT bad if it consistently puts up results.

jaeger_Konig on Long may they Reign!

2 weeks ago

I like Sprout Swarm I just could never think of the card. It might make the cut but its kinda slow honestly is it better than some of my other cards mentioned later? As for Mycoloth he is more of a one and done usually in my play group, which is very single target heavy. Therefore he isn't all that great of a card, plus he needs me to be ahead to get even more ahead. Purphoros, God of the Forge isnt in the deck mainly because I only own one copy and its in my Breya's Bouncing beauties! deck which it is a win con in there for sure.

As a side note chadsansing what do you think of these cards: Ulrich of the Krallenhorde  Flip, Xenagos, God of Revels, Kambal, Consul of Allocation. These are all relatively new additions that I am not completely sold on yet. Kambal is for lifegain because the deck has almost none. The other two are combat trick esq cards to abuse with my two generals for more life or saprolings. Thanks for checking my deck out!

Siosilvar on Life Avalanche

2 weeks ago

The biggest thing to do is just play cheaper cards. White and black basically don't ramp, so I wouldn't run more than about 6 cards with CMC 4+. The few exceptions to that are Kor Cartographer who's already a 4 drop, white catch-up cards like Weathered Wayfarer, and black doublers like Crypt Ghast.

Cards I'd cut:

All five-drops except for the Archangel of Thune and maybe one or two others. They're not bad, but because they're so high in mana cost you'll rarely if ever play them so you really want just a few game-winners up here.

Chastise and Smite. Play Path to Exile or Fatal Push instead; being able to cast your removal at all matters more than what it gives your opponent. Condemn is the budget option.

Probably the Cradle of Vitality unless it turns out to be a consistent game winner. It's too mana intensive for Modern.

Sungrace Pegasus. If you're relying on these so that Odric can give everything flying, just run a fourth Aerial Responder instead and replace the other one with a better creature.

So, all that said, some smaller mana cost cards for you to consider filling in that space with:

1 drops

Better removal as mentioned, Path to Exile/Fatal Push/Condemn. Dismember can be good too, since your life gain should outpace the 4 life you have to pay for it.

Serra Ascendant. The best one-drop any lifegain deck can ask for. They're expensive but worth it.

Children of Korlis or Kami of False Hope. Lets you save life so you can activate Serra Ascendant and Chalice of Life. The Kami lets you saves your creatures in combat, the Children save you personally from more kinds of life loss and are another life gain trigger. Up to you which is more important.

Brave the Elements

2 drops

Lone Rider  Flip is a better version of Knight of Meadowgrain because he's a 4/4 most of the time (but sometimes a 1/1) instead of always a 2/2.

Blessed Alliance is a pretty neat toolbox card.

Honor of the Pure

3 drops

Oblivion Ring or its functional reprint Banishing Light. Lets you temporarily (or permanently, if your opponent doesn't have enchantment removal) get rid of anything that's causing you a problem.

Kambal, Consul of Allocation. Maybe just as a sideboard card against spell-heavy decks.

Vampire Nighthawk, it's a bit more versatile than Aerial Responder because it has deathtouch instead of vigilance.

Path of Bravery

Kitchen Finks. Not a lifelinker, but really common in life gain decks because they block twice and give you 4 life while doing it.

MrPhys on Esper Taxation

2 weeks ago

BlackKnightJack I do appreciate the comments, but control isn't always about running low number of creatures and high number of spells, it is about having impact and answers or reactions to your opponents spells. Gifted Aetherborn, Kefnet the Mindful and Vizier of Many Faces all have their own way of impacting the battlefield when played.

Having Kambal, Consul of Allocation and Gonti, Lord of Luxury are part flavor but also fit into the curve very well. Plus they are EXTREMELY fun to play. The added bonus of also having The Scarab God in the deck means that all of these creatures get to live more than once! The deck has yet to be tested, but so far it does appear to have a decent curve out of spells and creatures.

sofluffylol on ✨ $8 Lifegain ✨

2 weeks ago

Campaign of Vengeance could really be a cool ''ultimate'' in this deck, i would put 2 of those, late game it could really get those extra life points out of your opponent... and I really wonder how Kambal, Consul of Allocation does in this deck, i have tried playing it but never found his ability that useful...

PhyrexianGameplay on W/B Vampire Aggro

3 weeks ago

cut the 5 mana stuff and play some kaladesh vampires like Yahenni, Undying Partisan and Gifted Aetherborn. also, if you can afford it, the removal could see some uprgrades. Fatal Push, more copies of Vraska's Contempt, and even Thopter Arrest and Ixalan's Binding. the only five drop i could see you keeping is Bishop of the Bloodstained and just a 2 of if any. you could play some of the monuments to increase your clock and cut Demystify for Fragmentize. fragmentize is only a sorcery, but it hits all of the important enchantments and hits artifacts as a bonus.for additions to the manabase, the only good duel in your colors is concealed courtyard and that's about $5-7 each. for the sideboard, i would play Crested Sunmare for the temur energy matchup, Gideon's Intervention against approach, Sentinel Totem against anything playing the scarab god, and Kambal, Consul of Allocation against every control deck. angel of invention might get in against things like u/b as an anthem effect, but the five mana might make it unplayable as you would hopefully be tapping out for it on turn 5. one final thing for the maindeck if you are going to play monuments is Legion Conquistador. this card has been severely underestimated in the few months it has been out.

EpicBox75 on Standard Hate(Bears)

1 month ago

With total of 4 artifacts on main I think that you should switch all Spire of Industry and add 4 Field of Ruin and take out 1-2 Rampaging Ferocidon and 1-2 Tocatli Honor Guard or 0-1 Kinjalli's Sunwing so you could run Aven Mindcensor because Mindcensor doesn't affect you so your opponent has only change to get that land + if opponent has Evolving Wilds he/she is going to have bad time

Also I think that you should switch some Authority of the Consuls to side because against control they are dead cards you could replace them with Glint-Sleeve Siphoner for card draw or Gideon of the Trials or if you have money Chandra, Torch of Defiance or switch 2 authors for 2 Kambal, Consul of Allocation because with his drain effect it may keep you against some aggro decks and against control decks it is real killer

Still I love your deck as it is and I may build it myself.

JerryW72 on The Horseman . . . of Life

1 month ago

What about early game? How do you make sure they don't load the board with little creatures and get a large board prescence before you get your big guys out? I know you have Gifted Aetherborn and Kambal, Consul of Allocation, but what if you don't get two swamps right away? That would be turn 3 before you could get a creature out.

I've thought about making a life gain deck before, but have never tried it before!

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