Kataki, War's Wage

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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

SynergyBuild on Derevi Commander

1 week ago

Aven Mindcensor, Hushwing Gryff, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Winter Orb, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Kinjalli's Sunwing, Vryn Wingmare, Mother of Runes, Ramunap Excavator, Aura of Silence, Sun Titan, Swords to Plowshares, Alms Collector, Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist, Eladamri's Call, Tocatli Honor Guard, Eidolon of Rhetoric, Kataki, War's Wage, Propaganda, Ghostly Prison, Windborn Muse, Stasis, Static Orb, Glowrider, Rising Waters, Lodestone Golem, Damping Matrix, Cursed Totem, and Damping Sphere

The cards above are powerful stax pieces that are heavy play, yet range from 0.15$ to 5$ on tcgplayer. Below are more expensive cards that still are good for the deck, yet are not required.

Hokori, Dust Drinker, Rhystic Study, Sphere of Resistance, Thorn of Amethyst, Nature's Will, Bear Umbra, Sword of Feast and Famine, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Recruiter of the Guard, and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben.

Other than these stag pieces (cards used to lock your opponents out of the game) the deck should ramp, have some good interaction, and have draw power too. It can then use a decent field of small creatures and some combat steps, or powering out planeswalker ultimates to win. Below are some ideas on how to do that.

Ponder, Brainstorm, Arbor Elf, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Supreme Verdict, Wrath of God, Heroic Intervention, Counterspell, Swan Song, Dispel, Negate, etc.

Polupus on MODERN NAYA BURN

1 month ago

Your main deck is fine. I dont think you should change anything because burn wants redundancy above all else.

I dont think Manamorphose will improve anything. Its just another spell thats not doing damage to your opponent and forcing you to take some from your eidolon when trying to dig for a burn spell seems bad to me.

The sideboard is really the main area for improvement. You have a lot of graveyard and artifact hate. I would recommend only 2 slots for those graveyard match ups since most gravebased decks are slower that you and burn gets into trouble when it starts bringing in more than 3 cards that dont deal damage. Those slots are better used on Grim Lavamancer which is great against affinity and infect, the 2 decks you actually have to play more defensively against.

I dont know your meta but if you are having trouble with artifacts you should try Smash to Smithereens instead of Kataki, War's Wage. Modern is filled to the brim with creature removal and it could just eat it to some bolt before it ever impacts your opponents board.

Hope some of this is useful.

Plahbie on Jeskai Blitz

1 month ago

How are Electrolyze and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar working in this deck? I understand that Gideon is able to provide a new 2/2 each turn, breaking a stall, but Electrolyze is inefficient removal and draw. Also, Jeskai Charm seems like a dud - heavy on the mana base, and you'll probably only use it as another Boros Charm.

Here are some recommendations for replacements - you don't have to take my advice, though.Instead of Electrolyze, use Spell Snare, Thing in the Ice  Flip, Young Pyromancer, Swan Song, Chained to the Rocks, or Kataki, War's Wage. If none of these appeal, try Spellskite.

Instead of Jeskai Charm, try: Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, Valorous Stance, Anger of the Gods, or run Pentad Prism in addition to Jeskai Charm for a stable manabase.

Now, there isn't much of a problem with Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. However, Narset Transcendent and Nahiri, the Harbinger seem like they might be better additions that fit with the rest of your deck.

SynergyBuild on Medal of Honor: Humans and Soldiers Edition

2 months ago

Love the deck, I run a very similar deck to this one:

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/14-03-18-human-soldier/

Some advice on sideboard.

Fragmentize is a key peice in mono-white aggro-midrange, Disenchant is another version.

Stony Silence and Kataki, War's Wage against artifacts

Tormod's Crypt, Relic of Progenitus, Jotun Grunt (My favorite), and Rest in Piece against dredge, delve, snapcaster, reanimator, flashback, recursion, or any other graveyard deck.

Aegis of the Gods and Leyline of Sanctity against hand disruption.

Zuek_Y on Bogles, Hexproof Tribal

2 months ago

For my personal opinion, you can put 1 or 2 pcKataki, War's Wage t against affinity so that opponent don't have mana to cast their spell due to opponent was paid mana for protect their artifacts on the battlefield.

fluffyeel on Swarm of Cats

2 months ago

Ooh, Cats. I helped build a tribal cat deck with my brother, but in Naya colors (partly for Wild Nacatl). At least in Selesnya colors, though, you still have a lot of cat-tastic options.

Some suggestions:

  • Loam Lion comes down fast as a 2/3 with a Temple Garden in play, but, if you go with Loam Lion, you need four Temple Gardens. I would run more Temple Gardens in lieu of the Sunpetal Groves, though (or even Canopy Vista!), because having both of the land types is somewhat useful here.
  • More Qasali Ambushers are a good option if you're running more dual lands, especially since they trade with/kill a lot of fast threats and are my favorite price of all (free).
  • Run more Qasali Pridemages if possible, especially with Lantern decks everywhere.
  • In the sideboard, I might consider Thorn of Amethyst to deal with creature-light decks and Rest in Peace instead of the Relic of Progenitus. You can also use Angel's Grace and Dawn Charm as a possibility to deal with insta-kills (and I'd think Dawn Charm's better than Druid's Deliverance).
  • While I fully approve of Stony Silence, maybe a singleton Fracturing Gust would be worthwhile to deal with affinity and lantern: it kills all artifacts for a low price, even though it costs five mana (but, against lantern, many of the super-troublesome artifacts don't require the use of activated abilities to screw things up. Alternately, you have Kataki, War's Wage, which kinda looks cat-like...
  • Ajani, Caller of the Pride is a good planeswalker, but you need to be ahead to make him work. I prefer Elspeth, Knight-Errant, as she buffs your attacking kitties and makes guys to protect you if your board is empty. (Plus, she might also fit the theme...(?))

snydepels2 on Spirit In The Sky - Oyobi $40 Budget Spirits

2 months ago

just saying Fumigate, Kataki, War's Wage and Untaidake, the Cloud Keeper is over the budget and Skullclamp is nearly over the limit

Cereal_Killer on Please Don't Leave

3 months ago

For the lands, since you don't want to spend money on Flooded Strand, Hallowed Fountain, Polluted Delta or Mystic Gate, I think you have chosen the best ones.
Then, I'd remove Think Twice and add Serum Visions, reduce up to 2 Supreme Verdict (put another one in side maybe) and add some Mana Leak (Remand and Cryptic Command would be other good counters, but they are too expensive, right?).
I'm not sure how Sphinx's Revelation could be a win-con. Having more life than an opponent (and less cards in the deck!) isn't always synonym of victory. Then just one Elspeth, Sun's Champion isn't enough. What if an opponent maages to kill her?
I really can't understand why Esper Charm is there: probably you won't need it's first ability since you have counters (and cards in sideboard), second ability is just and Opt or Serum Visions that costs too much and third is, basically, Inquisition of Kozilek or even Castigate / Thoughtseize / Raven's Crime that needs 3 specifical mana to be used.
Secure the Wastes is a win-con if used in token decks that use also Intangible Virtue, Honor of the Pure, Zealous Persecution and Vault of the Archangel. Now it's used only as a 1/1 creature spammer.
I'll also consider Gideon, Ally of Zendikar or Gideon of the Trials as an alternative win-con.
As for the sideboard I'll just give you some ideas: Tormod's Crypt (if you can afford it maybe also better a Relic of Progenitus or Rest in Peace); 1x Supreme Verdict (if you reduce them up to 2 in main); Kataki, War's Wage or Rest in Peace would be perfect against artifact decks; Pithing Needle or Sorcerous Spyglass; Grafdigger's Cage; even, if you want more budget things Blessed Alliance, Negate, Dismember.
Hope my ideas could help the development of your deck.

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