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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
4 days ago
-butcher g: eh
2 weeks ago
By using your own spells to kill off a Gray Merchant of Asphodel just to reanimate him, you'll be giving up a ton of card advantage and losing tempo. If you're really interested in abusing the Merchant's ability by getting it to trigger multiple times, I'd consider running blue for bounce effects like Unsummon , or better yet, white for flicker like Cloudshift . You could also set up a Panharmonicon to double the trigger automatically. However, there really isn't any need to do so. The better option is to just invest in the mono-black devotion plan enough that Gray Merchant will kill in one hit. I recommend looking up black devotion lists to get an idea of cards to add. I've had a lot of fun with a devotion zoo deck using 1 drops like Gravecrawler , Gutterbones , and Bloodsoaked Champion with Midnight Oil and Phyrexian Arena to refill. In general, you just want to include the most black mana symbols for the lowest cost (while also bearing card power level in mind). Vampire Nighthawk and Despoiler of Souls are two cards you already have that fit the bill. Some other favorites are Gatekeeper of Malakir , Phyrexian Obliterator , Gifted Aetherborn , Dread Shade , and Geralf's Messenger . These decks can be a little pricey, especially if you include a set of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx . If you're looking for a more gradual form of life drain, Orzhov lists are a popular way to do so. They run cards more in the vein of Obzedat, Ghost Council , Wall of Limbs , and Kambal, Consul of Allocation . They might also take advantage of lifegain with Ajani's Pridemate , Felidar Sovereign , or the Sanguine Bond / Exquisite Blood combo. One of the reasons these decks are so popular is that they can easily be built on a budget. As a final note, I'd like to point out that you're currently lacking the mana needed for the curve you have. I'd want at least 20 lands here and maybe as many as 25 to avoid constant mana screw. Good luck with your build!
2 weeks ago
Kambal, Consul of Allocation seems like a fun commander for a control oriented deck.
1 month ago
Hey, nice budget deck. Budget cards to consider adding that can be repeatable sources of life gain or be value when you gain life are helpful especially if they trigger when your opponents play cards:
- Soul Warden
- Soul's Attendant
- Dawn of Hope
- Vizkopa Guildmage
- Pristine Talisman
- Kambal, Consul of Allocation
- Suture Priest
- Crested Sunmare : triggers at the beginning of each end step (yours and opponents end steps) if you gained life that turn.
Cards to consider cutting are some that only give you a one time effect or they're not worth the mana cost:
- Reviving Dose
- Intervention Pact
- Altar's Reap
- Vizkopa Confessor
- Seal of Cleansing
- Consume the Meek
- Slaughter the Strong
You mentioned switching to Kambal as Commander. I think this is a good idea; Kambal is underrated in multiplayer Commander. He effects any opponent when one them casts a noncreature spell that's powerful when you have three opponents. Even if you don't switch I would play Kambal in any Orzhov deck you make. Obzedat can be a singleton in Kambal, but I don't know if you even need him because his mana cost is difficult when playing 28 basic lands and not much color fixing such as Chromatic Lantern .
All my card suggestions can work just as well in a deck with Kambal as Commander. With Kambal as Commander you could combine life gain/budget stax/hate bears. Obviously these strategy will change your deck a lot, but it's worth testing. Budget cards to consider:
1 month ago
Greater Auramancy , Dictate of Erebos , Athreos, God of Passage , Erebos, God of the Dead , Authority of the Consuls , Polluted Bonds , Sphere of Safety , Aura of Silence , Lightmine Field , Solemn Simulacrum , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , Mindcrank , Aetherflux Reservoir
1 month ago
Like Sisay, but More Colors
Back in My Day They Were Just Creatures!
Those Who Forget History are Doomed to Lose to it.
RIP Kamigawa (Legend Tribal)
Saskia: the Stuff of Legends
Big Sassy's Legendary Horde (note: Big Sassy as a nickname for Saskia can be used in any of these names)
Legendary Night at Saskia's Bar
History Has its Eyes on You (it's a musical reference, if you don't get it)
That's all I got for names- this one was tough! Now, suggestions:
Adun Oakenshield is okay recursion, Anafenza, the Foremost is a good body, Captain Lannery Storm is good ramp, Dosan the Falling Leaf is good against control, Grand Warlord Radha is great ramp, Hua Tuo, Honored Physician is good recursion, Isamaru, Hound of Konda is a gud boi (and a one-drop), Kambal, Consul of Allocation is good taxation without representation, Karador, Ghost Chieftain is SICK and also very flavorfully appropriate for this deck, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder is great draw, Kytheon, Hero of Akros Flip is a good body, Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist is good protection, Ravos, Soultender is good recursion, Rhonas the Indomitable is good but you'll have to see if you like God-Eternal Rhonas better (I like OG Rhonas better unless your repeating God-Eternal's ETB), Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper is good block deterrence, one of the Tajics ( Tajic, Blade of the Legion or Tajic, Legion's Edge ), both are good bodies, Tana, the Bloodsower is good body + chump blockers, Tariel, Reckoner of Souls is good recursion, Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor is good fun, and Zurgo Helmsmasher is a surprisingly fun political piece.
Also, I'd really recommend you include planeswalkers, and also you're running two Selvalas and two Odrics.
2 months ago
Alesha is definitely best gril, one of the more interesting build-around Mardu commanders (unlike Queen Marchesa who's really convoluted and difficult to build properly for, and Kaalia's brutishly straightforward game plan).
If I can make some suggestions, Balthor the Defiled helps the reanimation plan, Last One Standing gives you a much-needed boardwipe, and Kambal, Consul of Allocation is serious enough of a threat that it sees vintage play, and it'll gain you wayyyy more life than you might think.
2 months ago
Hey, looks good. Interesting strategy of getting value from life gain with Teysa, but where's Skullclamp ? :)
Consider more mana rocks to potentially ramp into Teysa faster? More mana rocks are also good with several of the higher CMC creatures here. Consider expanding on the getting value from gaining life gain strategy, it makes your deck more unique.
Cards to consider adding:
- Thought Vessel or Mind Stone : ETB untapped and no max hand size is very helpful when drawing a lot of cards.
- Reliquary Tower : ETB untapped and no max hand size.
- Fellwar Stone : ETB untapped.
- Reveillark : if Lark leaves the battlefield as a result of it dying then it will trigger Teysa or any other dies abilities.
- Anguished Unmaking
- Vault of the Archangel
- Carrion Feeder : one drop no mana cost sac outlet.
- Concealed Courtyard
- Ash Barrens : discard it to search for a basic land or ETB untapped to make colorless.
- Tithe Taker : afterlife, make it harder for your opponents to cast spells or activate abilities during your turn.
- Luminarch Ascension : powerful card in multiplayer Commander because it looks at each opponents end step. Repeatable source of 4/4 Angels tokens.
Cards to consider adding to expand on the life gain:
- Soul Warden
- Soul's Attendant
- Pristine Talisman : gain life and ramp.
- Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim : sac outlet, life gain, repeatable exile of nonland permanents.
- Kambal, Consul of Allocation : can make opponents lose a lot of life and you gain life in the course of in multiplayer game of Commander.
Cards to consider cutting:
- 2x Swamp
- Scoured Barrens
- Orzhov Basilica
- Priest of Forgotten Gods
- Yosei, the Morning Star
- Xathrid Necromancer
- Disciple of Bolas
- Orzhov Enforcer
- Ogre Slumlord
- Severed Strands
- Killing Wave
- Open the Graves
These cards are by no means bad cards they just have less impact then other cards in your deck and they cost too mana for what they do.
Good luck with your deck.
Kambal, Consul of Allocation occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.02%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%
WB (Orzhov): 0.67%
RBW (Mardu): 0.48%