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Kaalia, the Queen of Heaven, Hell, and the Skies

Commander / EDH Angels Demons Dragons Midrange RBW (Mardu)

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Description

Kaalia is filled with rage summoning the strongest forces of the multiverse. She uses her powers for herself and non other. Her creatures are terrifying to her enemies and slice through any competition. She commands the sky, the heavens, and even hell to do her bidding and enact her revenge on the world that so cruelly treated her.

I chose to run Kaalia of the Vast because she encompasses all that I enjoy in magic, Mardu colors , Angels, Demons, and Dragons. I chose to do my own take on the deck and put in my own flavor and spins on the cards that typically make up the deck.

Removal and Control:

There are a couple board wipes in the deck with Akroma's Vengeance and Merciless Eviction. As for the kill spells in the deck, I picked the best and most flavorful of them offered in the color. Also, I chose the kill spells that would have the most bang for their buck and could be used to destroy multiple different card types. I chose to run Dreadbore, Anguished Unmaking, Crackling Doom , Doom Blade, Hero's Downfall, Mortify, Unmake, and Utter End. Many of those kill spells can hit a variety of permanents ranging from creatures to planeswalkers and everything but lands. I also have some creatures in the deck that help control the board. Archfiend of Depravity is one of the best of them because it stops people from building their board too large and gets around indestructible. Angel of Despair destroys any permanent on entrance. Reaper of the abyss destroys creatures every time a non demon creature dies, which is a ton with this deck. Another card that controls the opponent is Ob Nixilis, Unshackled as he grows larger when a creature dies and makes opponents not want to search their library for cards. Balefire Dragon offers a board wipe if it hits the opponent in the face. Similarly, Tyrant's Familiar deals 7 damage to a creature that the defending player controls. Liliana Vess allows you to force your opponents to discard, keeping them down cards. Finally, the last controlling card in the deck is Angelic Arbiter which keeps you from being attacked if the opponent wants to cast spells.

Protection:

The cards in the deck that offer protection to you and your creatures are necessary for victory with a deck like this. You become a target and need to protect yourself and your creatures as much as you can. The majority of the cards in the deck that offer protection are creatures and artifacts. The creatures that offer indestructible are Adarkar Valkyrie, Aegis Angel, and last but not least Avacyn, Angel of Hope. The other creatures that protect you are Platinum Angel and Resolute Archangel . The one spell in the game that protects the board is a very versatile and necessary one. Boros Charm helps protect you from any board wipes or targeted destruction. Dolmen Gate is protection for all attacking creatures. Finally, the artifacts that protect single equipped creatures are Darksteel Plate, Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, Sword of Light and Shadow, and Whispersilk Cloak.

Swinging Power:

Arguably the most important aspect of a Kaalia deck is the swinging power that it gets and uses on its opponents. The creatures that offer extra combat phases are Scourge of the Throne, Aurelia, the Warleader, and Hellkite Charger. The other creatures in the deck that offer strong swinging power are Anya, Merciless Angel , Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury, Moonveil Dragon, Thundermaw Hellkite, Utvara Hellkite , and arguably the best swinging power card in commander, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight. Luminarch Ascension does not essentially equal swinging power, but it is a mana sink for the deck that spawns 4/4 flying angels, which is very powerful later in the game if left unchecked. Finally, the last card that offers swinging power is an artifact. Strionic Resonator allows for an additional trigger on either Kaailia or additional combat phases, or any ability that pressures the opponent.

Utility:

This is a broad category for the deck, so I will break it up as best I can. One of the subcategories for utility is creature revival and recursion. I have many cards that allow for this. Some of the best revival in the deck are my creatures. Emeria Shepherd and Reya Dawnbringer help get creatures out of the grave. The spells in the deck that offer revival are Defy Death and Unburial rights. Both are great for different reasons and are useful in all situations. Liliana Vess haas a n ultimate that reivives all creatures to your side of the board. The last recursion card in the deck is Sword of Light and Shadow as it allows me to get creatures back to the hand to feed Kaalia. Another subcategory is card draw. Card draw is important to the deck to keep feeding Kaalia, so I use Bloodgift Demon, Indulgent Tormentor and Harvester of Souls to draw cards and keep the opponent scared of my strong swinging threats as well. A small category, but a category on its own is giving haste. Dragon Tempest damages opponents if a dragon enters the field and gives all flyers hast. The last subcategory in the deck is tutoring. Tutoring cards to hand in Kaalia is essential because you can answer any issue on board. The cards that allow me to tutor are Rune-Scarred Demon, Behold the Beyond, Dark Petition, Increasing Ambition, Vampiric Tutor, and Liliana Vess. With all these tutors it is possible to tutor up 11 different cards in the deck, and possibly more because of Liliana.

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Date added 1 year
Last updated 1 year
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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.65
Tokens 6/6 Dragon
Folders Commander Decks, commander, EDH decks
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