Kambal, Consul of Allocation


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh 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

Chewy5150 on Odric's March

4 hours ago

A few changes to main and sideboard. I tend to run mainboard Authority of the Consuls to get the lifegain and swing over new blockers, taps down those pesky red haste decks and I have no hesitation with losing 3 life to Anguished Unmaking which is a strong card at all times. The sideboard is ridiculous in shutting down artifact heavy decks and I've had a few ragequit's after a Consulate Crackdown snared 3 freshly minted Metalwork Colussus and all his artifacts.

Seriously considering Sigarda, Heron's Grace to replace Sorin, Grim Nemesis. Would make Odric, Lunarch marshall and Lone Rider  Flip hexproof at all times. I would use green mana off an aether hub.

I'm having better success against control decks with Eerie Interlude giving me a defence against Engulf the Shore and a resolved Kambal, Consul of Allocation slows them down a bit.

Any thoughts appreciated.

BubbleMatrix2357 on I'm Bringing Allies Back, Yeah!

1 day ago

Thanks wolfging, interesting suggestion with the Aethersphere Harvester. I'm going to playtest this deck on MTGO this weekend with the 2 Kambal, Consul of Allocation, and if those don't seem to be worth it, I might swap them for 2 Aethersphere Harvester.

acht_deck_manager on What life?

1 day ago

Just some thoughts in case they help build off of what Immortalized said or provide any other useful things to look at:


There are a lot of other draw cards too that you might consider:

And countless more. In a deck like this though there's a lot of value to be had in something like Phyrexian Arena since 1 life per upkeep is no biggie with Oloro around


Here's some other good removal to think about:

Slow Down Taxes

Here are some cards that can really halt your opponent's aggression:

Taxing Creatures

Some other creatures worth mentioning that tax an opponent's life:

Other Notables

Here's some other cards that are worth noting:

  • Pristine Talisman combos well if you have Oloro out (Tap to gain life, spend the mana to draw the card and cost each opponent 1 life)
  • Baleful Strix can be great utility in this kind of deck
  • Reliquary Tower Is always great in draw decks

Additional Thoughts

One card I'd definitely recommend ditching is Azor's Elocutors.

Other cards I see that I'd consider removing if it was me:

I used to play an Oloro deck as well (albeit it with a very different affinity ) using a ton more artifacts and some fun combinations around Darksteel Forge and Nevinyrral's Disk . He's a great commander and a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy the deck and can find something useful in any of my suggestions.

Good luck and happy hunting!

BubbleMatrix2357 on I'm Bringing Allies Back, Yeah!

2 days ago

So Tylerisdabest01 and RicketyEng, I guess I take out 2 Allies for 2 Kambal, Consul of Allocation? Maybe 1 Drana, Liberator of Malakir and 1 Drana's Emissary? I'm willing to try it out, just gotta have a lot of Allies. Hopefully I can test this deck on MTGO this weekend.

Tylerisdabest01 on I'm Bringing Allies Back, Yeah!

2 days ago

I have been looking for a way to use allies in standard and as I see here life drain looks like then way to do so. I also agree that you should put at least 2 Kambal, Consul of Allocation, it is really a great card in this deck.

Applesauce_Magician on A Kaledesh Pull

3 days ago

Fatal Push, not sure if it's too pricey for you but it is definitely worth cheking out. I agreee with Schar17 about the focus. Energy decks can get absolutely nasty, I think that might be your best option. Aerial Responder will be a great friend, as he'll survive the -2/-2 from the Demon, not to mention lifelink. Kambal, Consul of Allocation provides nice drain. Captured by the Consulate prevents a bit of removal. Gifted Aetherborn is a scary blocker and cheap attacker. These are just from the Kaladesh block, you can find some cool stuff in slightly older sets. Welcome back to Magic!

RicketyEng on I'm Bringing Allies Back, Yeah!

3 days ago

I think it would be worth changing 1 Expedition Envoy and 2 Drana's Emissary into 3 Kambal, Consul of Allocation. I think he paired with one or more Cliffhaven Vampire should be a threat you want to focus on.

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