Kataki, War's Wage

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

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Kataki, War's Wage occurrence in decks from the last year


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All decks: 0.01%

Kataki, War's Wage Discussion

Cabaye21 on Chulane of Infinite Turn 5?

1 month ago

+1 this deck looks pretty sweet. I personally would recommend moving to less artifacts and running cards like Collector Ouphe and Kataki, War's Wage. Mana Breach is a really powerful stax piece for everyone else and lets you draw your library with Shrieking Drake. Adding a few more tutors could also go a long way in improving the consistency of the deck. Also Thassa's Oracle is just better than Laboratory Maniac.

Radio_Cannibal on A Deck for Lurrus

1 month ago

If you are in an artifact-heavy playgroup, I'd recommend Kataki, War's Wage! He's put in a lot of good work for me. Have you considered Auriok Champion to go along with Daxos, Blessed by the Sun, Soul Warden, and Soul's Attendant?

TCG-Player on Saskia's Blitzkrieg

1 month ago

I looked up a few utility creatures that you might want to consider.

  • Collector Ouphe: Green is the one color without creature-boardwipes, but also the only color with land ramp. Every other color has to relies on artifacts (mostly) to have a form of acceleration. The Ouphe is always greeted with eye rolling and sighs as he usually slows down at least half the decks on the table. Many greenless decks are completely screwed and can't do anything but sit there and wait to draw another land.
  • Kataki, War's Wage: Does basically the same, shuts down all mana rocks.
  • Thalia, Guardian of Thraben: Makes not only all boardwipes cost more, but also slows down all acceleration except for dorks (witch are all green). Not sure, if it conflicts with this deck's high number of own non-creature spells.
  • Vryn Wingmare: If Thalia works really well, there is another.
  • Sanctum Prelate: If you know your meta well, you might be able to turn off almost all boardwipes. The stats are quite bad tho.
  • Leonin Arbiter: Definitely better in more competitive metas. Shuts down fetchlands (also your own!), ruins all fast combo decks and prevents tutoring for boardwipes.
  • Aven Mindcensor: Same thing.
  • Deathrite Shaman: I know this card used to be in the deck, but I think this is one of the best cards in commander, period. Depending on your meta (the amount of fetches), it always produces meta. You could also max out on your own fetches. But the most important thing is: Many decks straight up can't attempt to pull of their combo, against instant speed graveyard hate.
  • Anafenza, the Foremost: I really think this card should be in the deck. Great stats, a nice attack trigger and a passive ability that cripples lots of decks just added on top (also prevents lots of combos).
  • Selfless Spirit: Not a hatebear, but I don't know why this card is not in the deck.
  • Dauntless Escort: Slightly worse.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Oops, should say If you control no permanents, not the exact text from Barren Glory.

Static based on Kataki, War's Wage

+3 based on Balance

+1 based on Mana Flare

-1 based on Sphere of Resistance

-13 based on Barren Glory, obviously.

I guess I should have used Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, Stasis or the like to make it feel more .

Coward_Token on Siona: Amazon Enchantress #1 Siona List on T/O

3 months ago

No synergy but seeing as you don't even have Sol Ring, maybe Kataki, War's Wage?

foxboy93 on Death and Taxes

3 months ago

Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Kataki, War's Wage, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Eidolon of Rhetoric, Rule of Law, Hokori, Dust Drinker, Painful Quandary, Oppression, Leonin Arbiter - and life effects - can really help you with D&T. Having played an Alesha version of hatebears. Its sort of stax like, mostly running a low powered creature count to keep the effects nice and stacked.

Luminarch Ascension can be a decent "win con", as if you opponents are unable to oppose you, you can just bash the girls in non-stop!

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