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 occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.03%
WB (Orzhov): 0.67%
RBW (Mardu): 0.48%
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Kambal, Consul of Allocation Discussion
1 day ago
META CHANGE / DECK CHANGE
Update at 03/2020
4 days ago
MindAblaze I've never actually played this deck, I have it 100% built but with no play due to the shops closing down. This is a deck meant to play with friends, but I would LOVE to take it up a notch. Originally, this was a Vilis, Broker of Blood deck, but as soon as I saw Licia I fell in love. This deck is meant to go against my playgroup's Lifegain decks. Karlov of the Ghost Council and Kambal, Consul of Allocation are some of this deck's competition. I don't expect to be on the saim tier of lifegain, but I wanted an element of 'life goes up and I benefit somehow' to be involved. There's no specific desires going forward, but general improvements are always liked!
1 week ago
Dango: I dont run Deafening Silence for the same reason i cut Null Rod and Stony Silence. While you technically can play around both of these effects on the combo turn, it adds additional requirements in both number of creatures in play required as sacrifice fodder for tutors and in the mana required to successfully combo (since you need to commit mana to removing your own stax).
chris.r.constans: You are absolutely right about Hushbringer, it's great redundancy for hulk hate in case our commander gets removed but also works well as a hate piece versus Thassa's Oracle consult combos,Dockside Extortionist bounce combos, and of course protection from Gilded Drake. At 2 mana I think its a must include in this meta. Hushwing Gryff however I think is more meta dependent, if you see a lot of ETB based wins in your meta then I would slam it in, but I dont think the generic meta is in a place right now where I would include it in my core list.
somedumbjerk: As you noted Hushbringer doesn't really stop our combo since it can be sac'd to Razaketh, the Foulblooded before it would become a problem, and the same is true for the other hate bears the deck runs that would otherwise prohibit us from being able to combo. As for Living Plane, it is far to slow and unreliable to set up in cEDH metas.
Thanks for the comments everyone! :D
Sorry for taking so long to respond.
1 week ago
Hey, I agree if you want to play Vamps, have a Vamp army with Sorin then Edgar Markov is the best tribal Vampire Commander. You could play a secondary life gain/drain strategy with Edgar; Cliffhaven Vampire + Righteous Cause.
With Karlov of the Ghost Council you want to play the best cards within the budget that gain you life or use life to give you value which are mostly nonVamp cards. Karlov is the center of attention, you build around him. Edgar is different; you may not even cast Edgar in a game. Instead utilize his eminence ability from the Command Zone; cast Vamps to create Vamp tokens which builds you an army to attack.
Karlov is a win condition, doing Commander damage which is less relying on other creatures to attack. Of course other creatures can attack especially if they have evasion and lifelink. The purpose of creatures with Karlov is to support him in some way.
How I would play Karlov with a $200 budget:
- Cards that life gain during your turn and opponents turns: Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, Leonin Elder, Kambal, Consul of Allocation
- Voltron to help him attack: Shadowspear, Basilisk Collar, Spirit Loop
- K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth and extort: Blind Obedience, Thrull Parasite, Crypt Ghast, Pontiff of Blight, Tithe Drinker, Basilica Screecher
- Bolas's Citadel + Aetherflux Reservoir to take advantage of life gain.
Aetherflux and Collar were just reprinted in the Mystery Booster set; those versions are $4 and $2. The nice thing about extort with Karlov is it gives you a life gain source for important cards that you should play that don't normally gain you life such as mana rocks, enchantments, removal spells, etc. Smothering Tithe + Leonin Elder can be a life gain and counters engine with Karlov.
1 week ago
There's definitely better commanders you can play without breaking the bank if you want to break your uncommon rule:
3 weeks ago
Cards I thought about but didn’t make the cut for some reason
Aven Mindcensor,Castle Ardenvale,Dauntless Bodyguard,Elspeth Conquers Death,Fabled Passage,Fairgrounds Warden,Field of Ruin,Gideon of the Trials,Gideon, Ally of Zendikar,God-Pharaoh's Statue,Harsh Mentor,High Priest of Penance,Hostage Taker,Icy Manipulator,Immortal Servitude,Judge's Familiar,Kambal, Consul of Allocation,Knight of Autumn,Knight of the White Orchid,Labyrinth of Skophos,Lavinia, Azorius Renegade,Loxodon Smiter,Matter Reshaper,Mistcaller,Mizzium Meddler,Nimble Obstructionist,Notion Thief,Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx,Phyrexian Revoker,Remorseful Cleric,Selfless Spirit,Tithe Taker,Tomik, Distinguished Advokist,Voice of Resurgence
4 weeks ago
I would look at cards that promote creature play & punish/remove noncreature threats. Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Heartwood Storyteller, Ruric Thar, the Unbowed, Cindervines, Bane of Progress, any number of draw when creature enters (a large portion of those) to keep fuel in the tank. Mass enchantment/artifact removal. Then you are crapping on prison effects while winning the creature battle.
1 month ago
Long time no talk! Here are some cards that could be considered~
- Shadowspear - Cheap, efficient, and does quite a bit for just one mana!
- Sanguine Bond/Exquisite Blood - This combo matches right along the alley!
- Citadel Top Combo - Is a good one that helps win the game or just gains you life!
- Kambal, Consul of Allocation - Fun card that really shines and gains you plenty of life!
- Blind Obedience - Extort is always helpful and gives you some life buffering and draining.
- Heliod's Intervention - Both modes fits your theme of the deck!
- Eternity Vessel - A very fun way to play with your life total~
- Axis of Mortality - Another fun way to play with life!
- Academy Rector - Cheap way to get the high CMC cost of those enchantments.
Hope that helps!