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Creature — Demon
Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spell pays for .)
If a creature card with flying was exiled with Soulflayer's delve ability, Soulflayer has flying. The same is true for first strike, double strike, deathtouch, haste, hexproof, indestructible, lifelink, reach, trample, and vigilance.
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4 weeks ago
Looks pretty good! Here are a few cards that either have a bunch of abilities of can spread them like odric can.
Oketra the True works really nicely with odic since it grants all of your creatures both doublestrike and indestructible (also potentially vigilence). Skyhunter Skirmisher, Aven Sunstriker and Gisela, the Broken Blade also give multiple keywords. It's a one time use but Willing could work out nicely.
One thing i would think about is looking to get the combo going more often, even if you don't draw odric. If you want extra copies of odric to increase your chance of drawing one, Concerted Effort does an approximation but does not grant deathtouch; only first/double strike. Angelic Skirmisher is similar in that regard but doesnt require you to have a creature with the ability in question already in play.
Cairn Wanderer works with more abilities but only if they are in a graveyard. (with both wanderer and odric out, the wanderer gains the abilities from the graveyard than odric gives them to everyone else). Soulflayer also works from graveyard but since it requires you to exile them, putting it into the same deck as carin wanderer is probably not the best. Lastly Thalia's Lancers can find oddric or one of the legends with a bunch of abilities.
Hope this helps!
3 months ago
Soulflayer might be cool, dodges most remove in modern, push and bolt.
4 months ago
Thanks for the response, mate.
Oh, so true about Noble Hierarch. There're plenty of them in my town, but each one costs an arm and a leg...
After more casuals and FNM, I realized that Burn's not a problem. When Worship comes in play, it's pretty much over. I'm having a hard time to deal against discard decks. That made me think about just one Soulflayer splash (or sideboard). And this creature has a nice combo with Commune with the Gods. What do you think?
5 months ago
Hm... way back in Khans block, I got a lone Soulflayer...that stunk.
I don't crack a lot of packs, but I've actually never pulled a mythic rare. Ever. So that's bad in and of itself.
5 months ago
Hm, maybe you might think about some way to cast the Soulflayer even faster with Infernal Plunge for example. That way you could put a creature from your battlefield to your graveyard and give it's features to Soulflayer. I don't know, I am just wondering :) Lightning Axe might be helpful as well. Cheers!
5 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions. I considered Fiery Temper, but i usually prioritize different discard targets and without activating madness it is very bad. Still, it is playable and i consider it a sidegrade of LB. As for Necrogen Mists it is there to make opponent discard while also giving me a way to discard Demigod of Revenge or Vampire Nighthawk to feed Soulflayer.
Cut / Ribbons can be good. I have to playtest with it, but i can totally see it working. To be honest i forgot to update this deck up to HOU and must consider every card with Aftermath or Eternalize.
6 months ago
Soulflayer is not that good in this deck to only being able to get flying
6 months ago
I would recommend adding in several more mana rocks and a few more lands as well. There are also lots of cards in the deck that pretty much don't help you and can be cut. I will list some below:
Serra's Blessing - vigilance to all your guys doesn't really do much in general, especially when they come in tapped with Kaalia. Something like Dragon Tempest that gives Kaalia haste would be a much more useful enchantment.
Dread Cacodemon - it doesn't usually do anything other than be a vanilla 8/8, which isn't really what you are looking for in a Kaalia deck. You want your creatures to provide utility, be hard to get rid of, or be so destructive that your opponents are forced to get rid of them or lose. This could technically be hardcast I guess, but those occasions will be extremely rare. It doesn't destroy stuff when Kaalia cheats it out. This block applies to Reiver Demon as well.
Exalted Angel - unless you're super set on playing the entirety of FtV Angels, this card just isn't good enough. Other underwhelming cards I would consider cutting include Seraph of the Sword, Serra Angel, Serra Avenger, Voice of All, Subjugator Angel, Sunblast Angel, and Soulflayer
Firemane Avenger - Battalion is a little harder to do than you might think, and it has the problem of being a "when this attacks" Trigger, which doesn't happen when it comes down with Kaalia. The trigger not happening, by the way, can very easily be abused to great effect. See Rakdos the Defiler and Master of Cruelties (the latter of which, if unblocked and brought in with Kaalia, will immediately drop your opponent's life to 1, at which point Kaalia will deal two and kill them). I would cut Mana-Charged Dragon for similar reasons.
Things I would recommend adding:
A ton of two-cost ramp: signets, etc. It gets Kaalia out a turn earlier, unlikely Darksteel Ingot.
At LEAST two more lands. Probably more.
Swiftfoot Boots - slightly worse lightning greaves is still amazing
Graveyard recursion like Unburial Rites - sadly, your stuff will die :( Recursion mitigates that!
You could definitely be a lot more liberal with cuts than I have suggested here, but these are the edits that jumped out at me most. Check out my Kaalia deck Dies Irae for more inspiration! I'm very happy with the creatures I've narrowed that deck down to, so feel free to look through those for replacements for cards you have found not especially useful.
Finally, being mardu, you could consider a Sunforger package. Always a fun time.
I could go on quite a bit more about Kaalia things, but I am out of time. Check out my deck or ask questions if you want more help!
Thanks for reading and best of luck!