This is my current Kaalia Deck. I'm having some difficulty deciding if I should or shouldn't add in some of these demons in my maybe board. Any advice would be appreciated.





Pestilence demon is good by himself and not when Kaalia is around. I have also not really tested Reaper from the AbyssMTG Card: Reaper from the Abyss. I would suggest GriselbrandMTG Card: Griselbrand because he instantly refills your hand once you drop him in with Kaalia. How many times have you emptied your hand and Kaalia has no use that turn?

If you are only running 2 (or 3) demons, I would drop the Blood SpeakerMTG Card: Blood Speaker. He is kind of a speed bump and broad casts your plan to the world. I would also cut Angelic OverseerMTG Card: Angelic Overseer and the Herald of WarMTG Card: Herald of War. Herald misses his first +1/+1 counter when dropped in with Kaalia and you are only running 4 humans, one of which has a massive target on her head. Overseer is just too underwhelming in EDH for my taste. Same with Nezumi GraverobberMTG Card: Nezumi Graverobber. He is just too slow and clunky in my opinion.

I do like your choice of reanimating spells and the StonecloakerMTG Card: Stonecloaker (I may add him to mine). If you want to add more reanimater you can add Sheoldred, Whispering OneMTG Card: Sheoldred, Whispering One and Buried AliveMTG Card: Buried Alive.

I personally use Reassembling SkeletonMTG Card: Reassembling Skeleton and Nether TraitorMTG Card: Nether Traitor to abuse SkullclampMTG Card: Skullclamp draw.

Hope this helps a little.


May 1, 2012 3:45 p.m.

bloxd002 says... #2

Reaper from the AbyssMTG Card: Reaper from the Abyss is a great card, you should definitely put him in there.

May 1, 2012 4:11 p.m.

Demarge says... #3

I would 2nd the need for GriselbrandMTG Card: Griselbrand, he does exactly what the deck wants to do, beats face and gives you a way to play more bombs that beat face.

Yosei, the Morning StarMTG Card: Yosei, the Morning Star would also be epic in this type of Kaalia build, just add in some kind of sac outlet (could easily be land) and some sort of reanimator card (Mimic VatMTG Card: Mimic Vat is another great way to reanimate) and you got yourself a way to lock out a troublesome opponent! Iona, Shield of EmeriaMTG Card: Iona, Shield of Emeria is well... she's probably the best card to sneak out with kaalia, just name the most troublsome color to you at the moment and bam! it's the least of your worries.

Ever wanted to sneak out an eldrazi with kaalia (...ConspiracyMTG Card: Conspiracy) and be able to trigger annilator? Well Rakdos the DefilerMTG Card: Rakdos the Defiler is just that card since when cheated out by kaalia won't trigger the attack effect he can put a brake on an opponent who's been gaining momentum and punt them back several turns!

On another note... where's the staple Command TowerMTG Card: Command Tower and Sol RingMTG Card: Sol Ring? is there a reason as to why you don't play them?

May 2, 2012 6:51 a.m.

tman1027 says... #4

I'm trying to get a hold of a GriselbrandMTG Card: Griselbrand at the moment.

The Yosei combo is a great idea, and I will think about that. Iona is just too mean for me. She ends the game if I'm playing a mono-color deck because every non artifact spell they have is now useless.Command TowerMTG Card: Command Tower is something that I've just never gotten a hold of and the same goes for Sol RingMTG Card: Sol Ring.[Nezumi Graverobber]] is gravehate, but I'll try to find something else that can take his place, maybe Thraben HereticMTG Card: Thraben Heretic. I'll also consider SkullclampMTG Card: Skullclamp abusers and Buried AliveMTG Card: Buried Alive. Card draw would be helpful.

Thanks for the great feedback guys.

May 2, 2012 12:26 p.m.

Demarge says... #5

I figured that was why there wasn't the tower or ring in this deck, but I guess I assumed this deck started off with the pre-made commander deck that has both of those in it.

+1 for the fact that it's Kaalia! It's allways fun to see what other's do with the commander you use, so here's Heavenly Rakdos if you're interested.

May 2, 2012 9:49 p.m.


Also +1 from me b/c you play Kaalia, and you have also given me a few ideas for my own. I agree with Demarge that it really is interesting to see how other people build Kaalia. There are so many different ways.

If your going for GY hate I would suggest Withered WretchMTG Card: Withered Wretch and Bojuka BogMTG Card: Bojuka Bog. Nezumi GraverobberMTG Card: Nezumi Graverobber's ability is too expensive at 2 for this deck to police GY's, especially in a larger multiplayer game. Hes cool on paper, but clunky in practice. You also have a Tormod's CryptMTG Card: Tormod's Crypt which also does the job well and Sun TitanMTG Card: Sun Titan can recur it!

@Demarge-ConspiracyMTG Card: Conspiracy cheating in Eldrazi does not give you the annihilater trigger. Its the same mechanic that doesnt make you lose half of your permanents to Rakdos the DefilerMTG Card: Rakdos the Defiler attack trigger when cheating it in with Kaalia.

Check out my Kaalia, Bringer of Wrath. I use reanimater/LD.

May 3, 2012 10:14 a.m.

Demarge says... #7

lol ISHOTTHEPILOT the way I worded that sentence is exactly what you just explained. "Ever wanted to sneak out an eldrazi with kaalia and be able to trigger annilator?" (I cut the (...ConspiracyMTG Card: Conspiracy) part to help clarify the sentence)The paragraph's goal was to point out that Rakdos the DefilerMTG Card: Rakdos the Defiler's ability works alot like an especially powerful eldrazi's annihilator.

And I didn't notice the deck lacked Bojuka BogMTG Card: Bojuka Bog... I second the need for one.

May 3, 2012 10:14 p.m.

MTGGinge says... #8

this is a great deck, just one suggestion as it's only been updated recently, Griselbrand is now banned from EDH completely by wizards :(. obviously it's up to your play group, but you might just want to keep something else to the side in case you have to change it :)

August 15, 2012 7:27 a.m.

MTGJunkie says... #9

I would consider using more Demons, Angels, and Dragons to take full advantage of Kaalia. Also I would consider using Sneak Attack and Quicksilver Amulet as a Kaalia back up. If you update this deck I would also add in Master of Cruelties because its a great combo with Kaalia check out it works!

May 14, 2013 7:30 p.m.

MTGJunkie says... #10

Check out my Kaalia of the Vast EDH deck. The link is

July 3, 2013 1:02 a.m.

michaelm1209 says... #11

i recommend a Hunted Dragon seems like a decent 5 drop to get in some damage

July 23, 2013 2:18 a.m.

tiaomaster says... #12

dude you need to put Amulet of Vigor , with kaalia the creatures are still attacking yet they are untapped for defending

July 27, 2013 3:42 p.m.

fluvirus101 says... #13


Great deck build by the way. You seem to be missing a couple of things. I would definitely recommend a Quicksilver Amulet . It definitely will help your deck run alot smoother. Keep on searching for the Command Towers and Sol ring. As for mana production Ancient Tomb is a good mana producer for your artifacts. For creatures Griselbrand is still legal for 1v1 matches. When you do however play multiplayer, side in Kokusho, the Evening Star . To better improve your arsenal of baddies, side in Linvala, Keeper of Silence Iona, Shield of Emeria Angelic Arbiter Yosei, the Morning Star Rakdos the Defiler and Malfegor . Those are large baddies and they do keep your opponent's deck on lockdown.

Happy Building!

August 13, 2013 11:38 a.m.

Hernandez1993 says... #14

Stormbreath Dragon I would consider.

October 26, 2013 8:20 p.m.

ChillPenguinX says... #15

Utvara Hellkite could be a game ender by turn 4. I'd also consider a Hellkite Tyrant and the new Archetype of Aggression . Honestly, any applicable archetype works for pretty much any EDH deck.

February 25, 2014 11:35 a.m.

Cbassdfishman says... #16

Check out this one I made! From what I see, your is pretty much only angels with a few others splashed in and your mana is a bit off balanced. This is very even between the types and colours

Kaalia of the Vast(ly Overpowered)

February 25, 2014 4:21 p.m.

Cbassdfishman says... #17

correction: the first time i read your deck it was, now it a bit more balanced, sorry!

February 25, 2014 4:23 p.m.

Odin22 says... #18

Check out my kaalia deck and see if you like anything!

October 19, 2014 4:41 p.m.

Raidedxelite says... #19

i really like this deck!

Im building my first ever tri color edh deck and wanted to use Kaalia.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Kaalia - Demons, Dragons, and Angels

April 6, 2015 2:20 p.m.

big_kahuna333 says... #20

I think Obzedat's Aid is banned from EDH.

June 3, 2015 11:33 a.m.

Wait Obzedat's Aid is banned? Lol Why?

June 9, 2015 4:38 a.m.

I dont think it really is, i can't find anything that say so..probanly a mess up in the system

June 9, 2015 4:56 a.m.

lespinoza93 says... #23

Where is master of cruelties? And Platinum Angel? And rune scarred demon? Great cards to have

July 1, 2015 8:13 p.m.

SaintHipster says... #24

This decks builder hasnt even logged in, in over a point in critiquing the deck :)

July 1, 2015 8:21 p.m.

BeeKoz says... #25

how about you take out the banned cards

December 13, 2015 1:33 p.m.

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