Kataki, War's Wage


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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

Epidilius on Azorius Hatred

6 days ago

Grand Arbiter Augustin IV is a solid generic hater, and Chalice of the Void works well too. Will you run stuff like Nevermore or Pithing Needle? There are also a lot of cards that give upkeep costs to things like Kataki, War's Wage or Breath of Dreams.

If you add black, you get access to stuff like Nether Void, Gloom and Blood Funnel. In fact, Mishra, Artificer Prodigy makes a great combo with these cards (your Sol Ring gets countered, then you search your graveyard for a card named Sol Ring and put it into play).

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

1 week ago

Dankey, Don't worry about it, I try and answer all questions as best as I can :)!

First and foremost What this deck tries to do is enforce soft locks to hinder early strategies and make sure we don't lose in the first few turns. This makes it so we can set up for a midgame hard lock or prevent people from doing what they wanted to do (for example tutor a Aven Mindcensor vs an opponents Yisan, the Wanderer Bard or search for Kataki, War's Wage against artifact decks around turn 1 - 2 - 3 - 4), We do this because our late game is comparably poor to other decks out there and we don't recover too well generally if we don't have a good time early on...

This doesn't mean we don't have outs in the late game! Because my meta is filled with mana dorks and combo's that use creatures with low toughness for which I prefer to use Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite! if this does not apply to you and people play a lot of control, for example, you could switch Elesh for Iona!

(You can still do the same trick with either Fauna Shaman or Survival of the Fittest and pitch Iona to find Loyal Retainers and put her live really early on! Although I think it is a harder to cast card even with the ramp we run because of the triple white)

RedmundR2 on Salt and Vinegar

3 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of selesnya hatebears and this list is fantastic. I'm especially liking the inclusion of Kataki, War's Wage in the sideboard. +1

enpc on

3 weeks ago

You're trying to do too much with this list - you've combined combo and beats with MLD and general stax, as wel las few "cute" combos which aren't bad but don't need to be here.

I'm not a fan of Teferi's Protection and Apocalypse, Apocalypse only really works with protection and you shouldn't generally need protection as you'll have some of the biggest stuff on board. Braid of Fire, Karmic Justice, Mana Barbs and Personal Sanctuary all feel lackluster as effects.

With all the "play only one spell" cards, I would drop Paradox Engine and Planar Portal - storm feels like the wrong route here. Vedalken Orrery is a wasted card slot. I don't like Staff of Domination here - again, you're trying to do too many things.

Silent Arbiter and Soulbright Flamekin, you don't need either. Kataki, War's Wage wrecks you, really badly. Endbringer feels really expensive. Etali, Primal Storm has a nonbo wit ha bunch of your cards, but is still decent. I'm on the fence about him. I'm not sure how I feel about Defense Grid.

You need a way to give your commander vigilance. It will help with beatdown and so you don't stax yourself out of the game.

Delta-117 on U/W Spirits

3 weeks ago

Have you ever considered Kataki, War's Wage for your sideboard?

mrfab13 on Selesnya Aggro V2.0

1 month ago

Qasali Pridemage and Dromoka's Command seem pretty overkill both as 4x, most decks run 1x of 1 of them. and there are pleanty of things that can easily fin in thoes slots like Courser of Kruphix, Eternal Witness, Archangel Avacyn  Flip, Knight of the Reliquary (gets gavony) and path to name a few

also for the sb id cut Heroic Intervention for Damping Sphere for interaction vs storm and tron. also Kataki, War's Wage and Stony Silence is overkill id say 1xQasali Pridemage and 2xStony Silence. the deck also looks pretty sad at burn why arnt you running Kitchen Finks it should be a easy 4x in the main (not so budget but def worth it if you wanna slash on anything). Birds of Paradise is nice if its in the budget especially with township and the ammount of 4 drops that you need to get down as fast as possible if not id go up 2 or 3 lands, as it is on the play there is only a 63.7% chnace to hit 4 lands on turn 4 and 43.0% for activating fleecmane lion on curve, Llanowar Elves could be a budget BOP, clearly worse but i think its still gonna be better then 25 land.

goodair on philktoken8998

1 month ago

these are nm:
Harbinger of the Tides
Kataki, War's Wage
Grip of Phyresis
2x Tidehollow Sculler

2x Cranial Plating MP, fifth dawn
Echoing Truth Damaged
Hibernation LP
Pearl Medallion HP, tempest
might have some other cards to fill in for these nm cards

Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip
Path to Exile
ended up getting a copter from a friend

Saint1129 on Azorius Control

2 months ago

I'm looking at sideboard options for my own control deck Let's Begin With Control... and I was wondering if you could give me some insight. Why did you choose Stony Silence over Hurkyl's Recall or Kataki, War's Wage as artifact hate?

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