Kataki, War's Wage


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Event Deck (MD1) Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
Saviors of Kamigawa (SOK) Rare

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Kataki, War's Wage

Legendary Creature — Spirit

All artifacts have "At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice this artifact unless you pay (1)."

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Kataki, War's Wage Discussion

Kiyomei on 京 An illusion? What are you hiding? (CEDH-STAX) 京

5 days ago

@Kaleo42, Thank you!! will check yours out! always on the lookout for sideboard hate I perhaps didn't know about yet or just another way of abusing the best bird girl :).

@Skillville, We run more than enough artifact hate and if we would opt for more I have sideboard cards for that in the description... Energy Flux is just the poor man's Kataki, War's Wage. but you could combine both if your meta is purely artifact heavy.

@ToolmasterOfBrainerd, So Containment Priest has a niche role to counter some combo's in my meta that revolve around cheating stuff in play which effectively stops ETB's (Be it Recursion, Flash or other effects). Yes it stops Derevi's ability but the priest is mainly never slammed down for no reason and either kept for its flash play vs some combo decks or grave recursion (Was working on it in the description don't think I added it yet). But if this doesn't apply to your meta, for example, it can be a flexible cut.

valentin74 on Oh Captain, My Captain (Sisay)

1 week ago

Hello, I have rebuilt your deck and I am very excited. I love your deck.

In the game rounds I have the cards Rest in Peace and Craterhoof Behemoth almost not needed. Does the deck really need the cards?

In addition, I made a few small changes:

+Root Maze (turn 1 very strong), -Rest in Peace

+Arbor Elf (can also untap Savannah or Temple Garden), -Selesnya Signet (Much artifact-hate in the deck: Null Rod, Kataki, War's Wage, Stony Silence...So i think, the creature is better, than the artifact)

+Qasali Pridemage (better for Yisan, the Wanderer Bard), -Reclamation Sage

+Manglehorn (Better to tutorn + Sustainable Effect), -Nature's Claim

+Gemstone Caverns (faster start possible), -Sunpetal Grove

(+Grasp of Fate (better for multiplayer), -Beast Within or Craterhoof Behemoth)

What do you think?

Cereal_Killer on Ajani/Gideon pure white

2 weeks ago

Seems a nice deck, but I would like to make some sugestions.

First of all I'd change the format (divide cards for type: land, creatures, ecc, instead of white and non-white)

I'd change Take Vengeance, Luminous Bond and Defang into Path to Exile, one of the best white removal in modern

I'd also add Honor of the Pure instead of Call for Unity. It only gives +1+1, but it costs less, making your deck a bit more fast

Then, why not things like Soul's Attendant, Soul Warden, Martyr of Sands, Serra Ascendant, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, Oblivion Ring, Ranger of Eos, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Worship, Flickerwisp, Aven Mindcensor, Squadron Hawk

Last thing, you definitely need a sideboard. Some suggestions could be: Stony Silence, Leyline of Sanctity, Rest in Peace, Kataki, War's Wage, Kor Firewalker, Brave the Elements, Disenchant, Proclamation of Rebirth

TolarianTaxCollector on W/B Eldrazi and Taxes

1 month ago

For humans, you really need to know how to play the matchup (I have been playing this deck for 5 months), and although they have ETBs, Eldrazi Displacer is one of your best cards in this matchup. You just have to be careful about your timing, and flicker everything before flickering a Champion of the Parish, or flicker everything after flickering Thalia's Lieutenant.

I would also advise cutting a Thraben Inspector for another Flickerwisp, as it can momentarily flicker away troublesome permanents like Tron lands and Ensnaring Bridge, which can be very bad for you.

I might also advise a pair of Auriok Champion instead of the Kor Firewalker and Kataki, War's Wage. I also think that you could use another Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and Kambal, Consul of Allocation. Gideon is just a powerhouse in almost all midrange and control matchups, and Kambal makes burn a good matchup.

IAmTheWraith on Aminatou: Nihilistic Tendencies (Stax)

1 month ago

Since you are looking for a way to smooth out the early game, I would recommend Propaganda and Ghostly Prison. Norn's Annex is a fairly decent overlooked card that hits non-white players pretty hard.

Also, Pendrell Mists. I get that most of you hate is permanent based, but this card is also really good and pretty overlooked. Also, Kataki, War's Wage for the same reason.

Land Equilibrium and Mana Vortex?

vomitpile on Abzan Delirium

1 month ago

You could try bigger delve creatures like Tasigur, the Golden Fang or Gurmag Angler as your top end, they're hard to kill with most common removal and can close games quickly. Some amount of Path to Exile seems important since you can't get rid of anything over 4 mana otherwise. Ghost Quarter is a good way to hit utility/tron lands or disrupt greedy mana bases that can get lands into the graveyard for free, you could lean further into the disruptive side with Leonin Arbiter also since you aren't playing fetches (not counting the Evolving Wilds since they can be swapped in some number for the Ghost Quarters) and Traverse the Ulvenwald is the only thing it conflicts with. Maybe try some extra silver bullet creatures also in the SB like Kataki, War's Wage and Eidolon of Rhetoric, they can swap spots for similar stuff already there and would synergize with traverse. Lots of your lands can enter tapped also, maybe try some painlands? The shocks are also being reprinted and should be easy to get a hold of soon. Seems like a fun deck to play!

Liquidbeaver on Doran's Demolition Derby

1 month ago

-- Playtesting for October set release --



2x Kolaghan's Command

2x Lightning Greaves (Sideboard)

1x Maelstrom Pulse (Sideboard)


2x Fulminator Mage

1x Kataki, War's Wage


4x Assassin's Trophy

1x Mardu Ascendancy

Still unsure about how the Vexing Shusher and Sylvok Replica will play out. The Shusher may be turned into another set of Lightning Greaves for the SB, and the Sylvok might be redundant with the Trophys. Maybe a 4th Leyline to improve the mulligans?

PIZZ_PAZZ on B/W Eldrazi and Taxes (No Vial)

1 month ago

How do you feel about Kataki, War's Wage? It works well against artifact synergies, and you only have 6 artifacts in your deck.

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