Kaya, Ghost Assassin

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Kaya, Ghost Assassin

Planeswalker — Kaya

0: Exile Kaya, Ghost Assassin or up to one target creature. Return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of your next upkeep. You lose 2 life.

-1: Each opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

-2: Each opponent discards a card and you draw a card.

Kaya, Ghost Assassin Discussion

ERoss8 on Random Favorite Cards

1 month ago

Giant Adephage is probably mine. While a nice, if not amazing, card, it just appeals to something in my brain, making me keep trying it out

I’m also probably making a deck to play Dragonlord Ojutai , Kaya, Ghost Assassin , and Sorin, Grim Nemesis , and no other reason

triproberts12 on The great Temptress of Esper

2 months ago

I like the updates! With Blue Sun's Zenith, Capsize, and Debt to the Deathless, you're probably good on infinite mana wincons. A couple of small things to consider: You'll probably want to run Momentary Blink over Cloudshift. The extra value is worth the mana inefficiency is Commander. Also, regardless of whether or not you decide to put in the infinite Drake/Great Whale combo, I would put in Possessed Skaab over Mnemonic Wall. The body is about the same value, and having the flexibility to return a creature is major upside. Also, Trinket Mage would be an upgrade over Trophy Mage. The former gets you Sol Ring and Wayfarer's Bauble, while the latter gets you Worn Powerstone and Darksteel Ingot. I would also ditch Temple of the False God. It's pretty bad in general, but even more so in a 3-color deck. A basic land would be better, although Temple of Deceit , Temple of Silence , and Temple of Enlightenment , or even Zhalfirin Void would be huge upgrades with your theme. Aether Hub is also pretty bad. Some affordable upgrades include Vivid Creek , Vivid Meadow , Vivid Marsh , Arcane Sanctum , Terramorphic Expanse , Jwar Isle Refuge , Scoured Barrens , Sejiri Refuge , and Tranquil Cove . Finally, if you're going to run Karn's Temporal Sundering, you'll probably want another legendary or two, whether that's Kaya, Ghost Assassin , Obzedat, Ghost Council , Aminatou, the Fateshifter , Brago, King Eternal , or Vela the Nightclad.

solarbeam on Black/White Control

2 months ago

BW control generally involves discard spells. You can get some good ones with Duress , Despise , and Castigate . If your friends play mostly creatures, then Harsh Scrutiny is good too. Hymn to Tourach is relatively cheap, but it's very very very very strong, play it at your own risk of creating an arms race between you and your playgroup.

Removal spells like Mortify , Unmake , Anguished Unmaking , Silence the Believers , and Declaration in Stone are all fantastic and I would recommend them over murder or avenging arrow any day.

Healer's Hawk is definitely more of an aggro card, if you want an effect like that, I would recommend Vampire Nighthawk . Obzedat, Ghost Council is incredibly strong, as is Blood Baron of Vizkopa . Vona, Butcher of Magan is incredible too.

I love merciless eviction, but you should really only run one, I would recommend you play some copies of Day of Judgment , Languish , Wrath of God , and Ritual of Soot to get those wraths earlier and keep the board clear.

I cannot recommend enough some Isolated Chapel s, Temple of Silence , Concealed Courtyard s, Shambling Vent s, and Caves of Koilos . Fetid Heath has recently plummeted in price as well, but I don't know your budget.

You'll definitely want some card draw to refill your hand too. In these colors it comes at the cost of life, for the most part. My personal favorites in casual decks are Twilight Prophet , but she is ridiculously expensive, and Kaya, Ghost Assassin . Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Sign in Blood , Night's Whisper , Damnable Pact , Dark Bargain , Read the Bones , and Midnight Oil .

Hope this was at least a little helpful!

Darkshadow327 on Blood Tax Payments are Due

2 months ago

hkhssweiss

That's about the conclusion I came up with for Kaya, Ghost Assassin once I looked closer and thought about it.

I agree, new Teysa is awesome. That deck just might end up being one of my best/favorites. So far it's going good, I just have 2 problems: Making cuts is hard and not enough Afterlife cards have been spoiled. :P

hkhssweiss on Blood Tax Payments are Due

2 months ago

Darkshadow327

New Kaya and old Kaya both have a place here. For Kaya, Ghost Assassin she is a reusable card draw and hand disruption engine. Her plus ability can let you retrigger one of your etb ability or herself to restart the counters, or it can be used defensively and exiling one of your opponents creatures until you can deal with it.

New Teysa is completely lit, feel free to ask for any help!~

Darkshadow327 on Blood Tax Payments are Due

2 months ago

TheAlmighty

  • I've addressed Aetherflux Reservoir a few times I do not like that card. It draws too much hate and I'm not willing to put it in a deck that isn't dedicated Lifegain.

  • Crested Sunmare is a card that I've thought about, but it's more likely to go in my Teysa Karlov deck that I'm building.

  • Drana's Emissary will likely come in.

  • Revenant Patriarch is good against combat heavy decks, but I haven't really seen those lately so it will probably come out.

  • Thoughtseize is good against combo/control decks and Fated Return actually a really good recursion here.


hkhssweiss

I agree, this deck is slow to turn on. I've found the trick is to just divert attention and lay low.

In the end I do feel like this deck will end up kind of falling in the shadows once I finish my Teysa Karlov deck. I'm super excited about that one.

hkhssweiss on Blood Tax Payments are Due

2 months ago

Darkshadow327,

This might be addressed before, but the curve is quite high. I tend to find myself not doing much until at least T4 in the 5 games I gold fished the deck, keeping playable hands. Here might be some cards that can be considered in your lifegain/control theme.

Hope that helps!

KayneMarco on Aminatou - Superblink

2 months ago

Here’s a few card ideas to mull over:

All 3 of these would give you more etb triggers.

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