Kambal, Consul of Allocation

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

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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.

Kambal, Consul of Allocation Discussion

ZendikariWol on The Legend of Saskia

2 days ago

Name suggestions:

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.

eatmygender on Alesha Best Girl

1 week 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).

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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.

multimedia on YOUR QUEEN DEMANDS A SACRIFICE!!!

3 weeks 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:

Cards to consider adding to expand on the life gain:

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.


clayperce on Thoughts on UG Control?

3 weeks ago

APPLE01DOJ,
Thanks much; I'll give your Kefnet deck a hard look, for sure.

heckproof and APPLE01DOJ,
Yeah, those are all good examples.

PlatinumOne,

> weird mashup of ramp into semi-big threats with suboptimal control elements.

That's actually a great definition of what Ponza is all about! I usually describe the deck more like "aggressive ramp into bulk rares that you would never expect could be good in Modern, with an overlay of annoying mana-denial Control", but yours will certainly do. The thing is, it works surprisingly well in many metas.

> besides fetchlands, what activated or triggered abilities are you hoping to stop with Repudiate / Replicate

I actually laid that out in the deck description, but in case you missed it here it is again:

  • Opponent transforms a Thing in the Ice? Repudiate the triggered ability and our team stays on the field.
  • Opponent wants to make us sac' a creature with Lili, put a Terminus on top with Jace, or ultimate whatever random Planeswalker they have? Repudiate the activated ability and we've totally turned the game around.
  • Opponent tries to Modular a ton of +1/+1 counters onto their attacking Inkmoth Nexus, wipe our board with an Oblivion Stone, Equip a Batterskull, Crew a Smuggler's Copter, etc, etc, etc? Repudiate gives us answers (or at least options) we never had in 'normal' Ponza.

Here are more details though, looking at the top meta decks in turn ...

All that said, it's clear that in many cases a 2-mana counterspell (e.g., Negate or Mana Leak ) is better than a 2-mana stifle effect ... certainly UW Control has found that to be the case! What's not clear to me yet is if that's the case in UG Control as well ...

Ripwater on Orzhov Legendary

3 weeks ago

Rome921,

Have you considered Arvad the Cursed ? I might even play him as your commander, since he gives an anthem effect (+2/+2) and drop Athreos in the 99. Honestly Atreos shines when he protects low CMC creatures. I don't think you will find a lot of people not paying the 3 life when 1 of your, often very powerfull, creatures dies. Next to that you play black and have a range of (under $9) tutors to fetch him.

You could throw in a little token/lifegain theme as support (very Orzhov) and play your deck as the guild extorting people and if they don't pay up exile their creatures. (Then Atreos might be super on theme again).

Legendaries I would run in a token/lifegain theme are: Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Teysa, Orzhov Scion Karlov of the Ghost Council Kambal, Consul of Allocation Obzedat, Ghost Council Teysa Karlov Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts Regna, the Redeemer / Krav, the Unredeemed Ghost Council of Orzhova Vona, Butcher of Magan Aryel, Knight of Windgrace Elenda, the Dusk Rose Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder Yomiji, Who Bars the Way Whisper, Blood Liturgist Darien, King of Kjeldor Heliod, God of the Sun Brimaz, King of Oreskos Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle Oketra the True Elspeth, Sun's Champion Sorin, Lord of Innistrad Kaya, Orzhov Usurper Eight-and-a-Half-Tails

Support these guys with the following cards: Soul's Attendant Soul Warden Dictate of Erebos Grave Pact Smothering Tithe Ethereal Absolution Dawn of Hope Skullclamp Suture Priest Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Crested Sunmare Regal Bloodlord Pious Evangel  Flip Authority of the Consuls Blind Obedience Anointed Procession Hidden Stockpile Vindictive Vampire Twilight Drover Mentor of the Meek Priest of Forgotten Gods Pitiless Plunderer High Market Shizo, Death's Storehouse Divine Visitation Intangible Virtue Attrition

A few sac outlets like Ashnod's Altar

And ofc, you have your generic Orzhov stuff like Path to Exile , Anguished Unmaking , Utter End , Wrath of God , Merciless Eviction

What maybe would also work are all the Afterlife dudes like: Ministrant of Obligation , Tithe Taker

Of course all of this above is just a suggestion. I think in this way you can easily you can keep the Legendary theme alive in your deck, but point in a bit more towards the Orzhov Syndicate. (wich in my opinion is an awesome guild!!) I think I kept a bit on a eye on your budget of $9 a card. If I missed a few my apologies.

Ziusdra on Alesha, Who Smiles at Fiscal Responsibility

1 month ago

Re:Leverd01 Thanks, I have been considering Archetype of Courage , but its effect is almost redundant with my commander (the only most-likely card on the board when Archetype is played) and First Strike doesn't go very far when you consider there are only going to be a couple of creatures out at a time, as many of them are easy to pick off. It doesn't go as wide as you think it should, but it could if you draw well and your opponents leave you unchecked. The strategy is to cheat out Sewer Nemesis or Nighthowler for the kill (especially if you can trigger Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion in the same attack), which should be an easy kill if Impact Tremors , Gray Merchant of Asphodel , and Kambal, Consul of Allocation have been chipping away at your opponent(s), not to mention any damage going through from Alesha and various other attackers you've brought back along the way. Cathars' Crusade and Flame-Kin Zealot help you to go wide, but First Strike doesn't help go for the throat the same way that even Menace or Deathtouch do. He's a great thought... but what ought go out to replace him?

Chasmolinker on Abzan Midrange

1 month ago

I am a huge fan of Phyrexian Obliterator ! +1

I would suggest Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in place of Stirring Wildwood . Also, 24 lands seems appropriate. (9 4cmc cards with no ramp). Mutagenic Growth seems unnecessary. Kambal, Consul of Allocation should be in the SB. Swap it for a Thoughtseize .

Also, if you're gonna run green, run Assassin's Trophy . If you're gonna run white, run Path to Exile .

Ripwater on Volt-Lov "The Big Beat" *Help Requested*

1 month ago

Hey SherMaxx

What's mostly is important is to generate as much lifegain triggers as possible. Karlov does not really care for big lifegain triggers.

Right now you play a lot of equipments and thats logical since you want to go Voltron. But generally speaking you don't need as much as you run right now. I would play much more lifegain triggers, since that helps with your life total + Karlov will grow insanely big in a very short time.

That being said being able to give Karlov protection from a color is really good like Mother of Runes . So I would try a Eight-and-a-Half-Tails for example. Since he also protects your permanents (all of em) and he can make lands white, so he also deals with for example Maze of Ith .

Another auto include is Kambal, Consul of Allocation . And things like Crypt Ghast , Tymna the Weaver , Suture Priest , Ranger of Eos .

Also what really works for me is things that trigger on cast. Overal things that only trigger in your upkeep are waaaaaay to slow and will only provide one trigger. Cards like Tablet of the Guilds , Contemplation .

Hopefully this helps a bit. If you need some inspiration, I've put my deck online as well. Also I wrote a primer for Karlov with explanation about card choices. Hopefully it helps you a bit :-)


[[Primer]] Karlov's Will

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Kambal, Consul of Allocation occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.02%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.67%

RBW (Mardu): 0.48%