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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
5 days ago
You're off to a decent start, I'd say. Your curve looks good, though you're mana base is a bit weak at the moment (you should be running about 40 land for consistency). Some commentary as I took notes:
Heliod, God of the Sun doesn't seem to fit with the overall theme of the deck. You'd be better off with a card that will give you lifelink creatures or something, to help offset the life-loss from your various effects. Whip of Erebos would be my pick for this deck.
Blood Tribute is going to want more vampires, which are kind of slim in your deck at the moment.
Brainspoil is...poor removal. I would remove it. Killing Wave, on the other hand, is a good choice for sweep, and Remorseless Punishment and Temporal Extortion are nice. I like Near-Death Experience as an alternate win-con, but Path of Bravery is going to hamper that, especially since you don't appear to have super-consistent lifegain.
You have...two? infect cards. I would remove them since infect is really an alternate win-con that you aren't geared toward. Diseased Vermin might make for an alternate rat if you must have a rat, especially if you can give it evasion somehow, and it works with lifelink. It's not a strong pick for the deck, though.
Seekers' Squire doesn't really seem to fit any of your themes.
Ones that work somewhat with the life drain: Defiant Bloodlord, Retreat to Hagra, Thrull Parasite, Bontu's Monument, Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Underworld Coinsmith (this would be a reason to keep Heliod, actually), Zulaport Cutthroat, and maybe Vizkopa Confessor
Others that pay life or give you life somehow: Arguel's Blood Fast Flip, Chainer, Dementia Master, Cruel Sadist, Phyrexian Reclamation, Vona, Butcher of Magan, and Elenda, the Dusk Rose (for working with your creatures dying).
All of this, of course, is subject to what you're willing to buy, and you don't have to listen to anything I say. It's your deck, after all.
2 weeks ago
I was playing against one of my friends during gameday Hour of devistation. I was at 1 life and was about to ultimate a Liliana, the Last Hope. I also had Dark Salvation in hand. So I made a evil plan... I would play Dark Salvation, before “ultimating” Liliana, so I could start an epic comeback by flooding the board with zombies. So I cast Dark Salvation thinking I just won the game, only to forget that my friend had casted a Kambal, Consul of Allocation a turn before! Killing myself... Oops! XD
2 weeks ago
WItC so I was playing Field of Ruin, but as I now have multiple cards that require and , I needed to make my mana a bit more reliable. If I cut Settle the Wreckages for more Vraska's Contempts I will consider adding them back in, as well as cutting a plains for a swamp. As for cutting Kambal, Consul of Allocation, I really like him in some of the grindier matchups at my LGS, but if I play this deck at competitive events I will consider cutting him. Thanks for the comment!
2 weeks ago
Kambal, Consul of Allocation is underrated, IMHO, but in this deck it is likely to be the only creature for them to target with their removal. Having no creatures makes the opponent's removal cards dead in hand. Alternatively, consider having them in the sideboard. If you get the control matchup, and they see no creatures, then they might side out their creature removal, and the Kambal can have a field day in game 2.
Just some thoughts...
2 weeks ago
So I am not sure if I won my EDH game last night or not. I began an infinite mana/untap loop with Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter and a Sol Ring and Fellwar Stone in play. The deck was Azami, Lady of Scrolls who was in play with a few other wizards and the plan was to continue using her effect with the infinite untaps to draw into a Laboratory Maniac win. All of my lands are tapped at this point.
One of my opponents had an untapped Nevinyrral's Disk out and another had Kambal, Consul of Allocation out. This means one of my opponents had an instant speed board wipe ready to go and another had a creature that was draining me of 2 life per Dramatic Scepter activation.
After a few activations, the opponent with Disk decided to activate it to stop me from winning. (It was during this quick convo that I realized I was killing myself due to Kambal as well).
In response to the Disk trigger, I activated Dramatic Scepter several more times, and once I had enough blue mana, cast an overloaded Cyclonic Rift to remove all opponents permanents (namely Kambal), then continued activating Scepter until I drew into Lab Man, played him, and drew to win.
Just writing this I realize that I would not have been able to play Lab Man before the Disk trigger resolved as it cannot be played at instant speed. However I believe I could have kept the Scepter loop going until I had one card left and enough mana to cast Lab Man, recast Azami, and tap both via Azami's activated ability to win after all permanents were destroyed. Is this correct?
Also, was I correct in being able to respond to things on the stack by continuing the loop?
Should I have been able to play the Rift when I did?
If nobody else had a response to Rift, was I allowed to keep the loop going after it resolved, or would something new have to be placed on the stack in order for me to respond by continuing my Scepter activations?
Sorry for the convoluted description. This whole process was much easier while goldfishing with no interaction -___-
3 weeks ago
I indeed try to keep it updated. I did the last changes quite recently when I added Mentor of the Meek.
The deck is mostly from Ixalan, so with the rotation I don't loose much mainboard, only the Fatal Push and one Dusk / Dawn. However I do lose some good cards on the Sideboard, against control Kambal, Consul of Allocation is a house! Hahaha I'll have to come up with something after rotation. Perhaps the new set brings new options! :D
3 weeks ago
ZorrosRage I tried Dire Fleet Daredevil out for quite some time, in fact only recently removing her from my sideboard all together. My problem with that card is it is just too situational. The ceiling for potential is incredibly high, but the floor is terribly low.
I thank you both very much for you input and consideration and I apologize for taking so long to respond.
3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for the suggestions! What do you think of Kambal, Consul of Allocation?