Kaya's Guile


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

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Rare

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Kaya's Guile


Choose two —

  • Each opponent sacrifices a creature.
  • Exile all cards from each opponent's graveyard.
  • Create a 1/1 white and black Spirit creature token with flying.
  • You gain 4 life.

Entwine (Choose all if you pay the entwine cost.)

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Kaya's Guile Discussion

YamishiTheWickedOne on WB Vampire Life Drain

6 days ago

Oh other side note on black, the best creature in MtG that isn't named Tarmogoyf is Dark Confidant , aka "Bob", named for an infamous cheater he was designed by and named after. The guy embodied Black perfectly. This card is seen in vamps sometimes, with Asylum Visitor being the 5th Bob, also used in Jund at times.

Dreadbore , Rakdos Charm , Kaya's Guile , Falkenrath Gorger Skymarcher Aspirant , Yawgmoth, Thran Physician , Slaughter Pact , Murderous Cut , Lightning Helix , Liliana's Triumph , and newly legal Unearth . Just random other Mardu cards. Mardu = Red/Black/White, Rakdos = Red/Black.

precociousapprentice on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

2 weeks ago

I could easily see someone playing Kaya's Guile . Not a bad card. I think it is a bit high in CMC for what I like for that effect, but pretty nice. Force of Despair looks interesting, and probably warrants some playtesting in multiple decks to see how it plays. I am not sure how often the multiple creatures into play this turn is a frequent enough event to make it worth the slot.

LoneCrusader399 on Esper Mentor

3 weeks ago

Snowmen1: Yeah, if this meta wasn't so graveyard based, the two Surgical Extraction s in the main would probably be Brutality/Clique. I've loved Kaya's Guile in Esper Control, but I'm not 100% sure this deck wants it. I could potentially sideboard it though. Thanks for the feedback!

Snowmen1 on Esper Mentor

3 weeks ago

This looks rly good. Snap + Unearth is amazing. One thing you may want to do is maybe try to fit a clique and a brutality in the main. I am not too sure about this, but having card selection for unearth, flipped jace, and snap pays dividends. also Kaya's Guile is a card worth considering.

JKRice on Esper Mentor - Please Help :)

4 weeks ago

Dovin's Veto . Forgot about that one. Amazing card, maybe split 2/2 with remand?

For the sideboard, here are some random suggestions that might be good.

2x Surgical Extraction . you have a lot of destroy and discard, so in bad matchups a turn one discard into extraction is crazy good. You can also hit fetches, so that’s fun.

1x Detention Sphere . This would hit things like Rule of Law or Damping Sphere that make it hard to turn your creatures into big threats by spamming spells.

1x Thoughtseize, 1x inquisition of kozilek, 1x collective brutality. Into combo matchups these do some serious work. Actually, in to any matchup except graveyard stuff they aren’t good.

1x Supreme Verdict in case they are out-boarding you with threats.

2x Nihil Spellbomb (and maybe 1x Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet ?) for some graveyard hate. Kalitas is especially good into decks like dredgevine that want lots of creature deaths. Ashiok, Dream Render would also work here.

2-3x Timely Reinforcements . This card is just mega broken.

1-2x Kaya's Guile just because it’s a good card. You probably don’t want more than four or five graveyard hate cards though.

I think Stony Silence is your best option into artifact decks, but I’m not sure.

Entity97 on A Cuberino

1 month ago

Cards to consider from modern Horizons and M20:
Mox Tantalite
Arcum's Astrolabe
Cabal Therapist
Elvish Reclaimer
Giver of Runes
Icehide Golem
Nimble Mongoose
On Thin Ice
Scheming Symmetry
Knight of the Ebon Legion (1/2 Vampire Bro)
Collector Ouphe
Corpse Knight
Cordial Vampire
Cunning Evasion
Eladamri's Call
Legion's End
Lesser Masticore
Marauding Raptor
Marit Lage's Slumber
Mother Bear
Saddled Rimestag
Scour All Possibilities
Season of Growth
Starfield Mystic
Unsettled Mariner
Voracious Hydra
Wrenn and Six
Winds of Abandon
Angel of Vitality
Archmage's Charm
Aria of Flame
Ayula's Influence
Bogardan Dragonheart
Dead of Winter
Etchings of the Chosen
Force of Negation
Generous Gift
Good-Fortune Unicorn
Kaya's Guile
Lightning Skelemental
Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer (new blue walker)
Rotting Regisaur
Shatter Assumptions
Seasoned Pyromancer
Sword of Sinew and Steel
Sword of Truth and Justice
Splicer's Skill
Ajani, Strength of the Pride
Drawn from Dreams
Force of Virtue
Kykar, Wind's Fury
Omnath, Locus of the Roil
Ravenous Giant
Sling-Gang Lieutenant
Serra the Benevolent
Urza, Lord High Artificer
Yawgmoth, Thran Physician
Blizzard Strix
Cavalier of Flame
Golos, Tireless Pilgrim
Rienne, Angel of Rebirth
Yarok, the Desecrated
Atemsis, All-Seeing
Echo of Eons

this is a lot of cards, and more are sure to come out that I want to include. I'm considering making a modern cube in addition to my legacy cube, or maybe expanding the cube altogether. I really don't want to go to 720, and honestly I would prefer 360 with a regular rotation of cards, but I don't play the cube often enough to justify that so for now it sticks to 720.

Ripwater on "Marked For Death" - Teysa, Orzhov Scion

1 month ago


I hope the changes work out for you and worst case are at least faster. Ofcourse, Chainer is a bit mana heavy, but late game I don't see that as a problem.

Responding to your suggestions:

Kaya's Guile you might have a point. I'm not so sure on that one either yet, the card feels orzhov and feels like everything our deck wants, but it might be a bit underwhelming. Big chance it will get swapped out for another boardwipe, like Merciless Eviction But right now, it's a new card and I wanna see how it goes with it :)

Rotlung Reanimator Actually this on is really really good in our deck. It's not about the amount of clerics we play, it's more that for 3 mana we get 4 creatures :) One from itself, when it dies Teysa makes 1 spirit and the rotlung makes a zombie and when that one dies we get another spirit. With all the reanimation I run it's quite easy to play it again for value :)

Decree of Pain Totally agree with you, but last few games I constantly ended up without cards in my hand. I got so fucking fed up with it that I dumped the decree in and when fuck it. :D Probably goes out in time, but mid to late game it can provide a lot of value. Have WoG and Damnation in my binder as well.

Thanks for looking at my list! :)

mtgplayer100 on Let me draw some extra cards

1 month ago

Thanks for the comment Dragaan

I agree that Narset is pretty strong, but ONLY in certain matchups. Therefore it's a sideboard card. I will probably, as i said, add another to the sideboard. As for Path, i already have 4 Fatal Push , so the fourth copy isen't as needed. I do agree that there's a lot of graveyard shenanigans running around currently, so that's the reason for the spellbombs.

Kaya's Guile just seems a little expensive, but maybe a single copy in the sideboard could be an option.

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