Aether Vial

Aether Vial


At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put a charge counter on Æther Vial.

: You may put a creature card with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Aether Vial from your hand into play.

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

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Aether Vial Discussion

battleooze on B/G Food

1 week ago

Thanks for the input, didn't notice I missed the second set of [] so thanks for pointing that out.

I did consider Aether Vial but its only good with Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar Because the rest of the creatures are 1 CMC or are not intended to be cast. also Street Wraith can be cycled turn 1 to activate asmor whist not being a dead draw by itself

psionictemplar on B/G Food

1 week ago

Just a fyi: add a 2nd set of [ ] around your cards in the deck description to have card picture show up. Otherwise it seems fine, but I would rather have a couple Aether Vial instead of some of the Academy Manufactor s to enable a turn 1 asmor.

zapyourtumor on Shaman-Pain Champagne (MH2)

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestions!

I've definitely been considering Unclaimed Territory , but I haven't found that I need it.

Aether Vial I have already tested extensively and cut.

Unsettled Mariner is great and I would really like to play it, but its in the two colors that this deck doesn't run. I only have 4 Cavern of Souls to let me cast it. I could consider adding the 4x Unclaimed Territory, but even then, 8 mana sources to pay WU is still really risky in my opinion. Normally while playing this deck I just power through any spot removal with more shamans. The main problem is boardwipes.

Mutavault is definitely worth trying, I completely forgot about it. Not sure how useful colorless mana is though, especially with an Anarchomancer down. Activating it as a Rage Forger goes down and then swinging for extra damage could definitely be nice, since I sometimes find that I have extra mana left over.

spotmaso on New MH2 Elves

1 week ago

Aether Vial can help for speed the deck

Balaam__ on Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the insight, DeVerbalen. The Aether Vial situation you described was always a concern as I was building this. I went with it reasoning that with 4 copies of this cheap artifact, I would probably draw at least 2 relatively early and that I would leave them sitting at 1 counter and 2 counters respectively. That would ensure a free Gravecrawler and Relentless Dead on any given turn, if available. With these two zombies coupled with access to the Pyre, I can field all my creatures as soon as they’re drawn. Not to mention that once Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is in play I can buff him infinitely with the Aether Vial -> Gravecrawler interaction.

That being said, I do see merit in your comment and I’ll keep it in mind. I haven’t yet extensively playtested this build, so you may well be right. Zombies are my favorite creature type and I usually always have a new deck being worked on in the background, so I might take your suggestions and apply them to another build. Thanks again!

DeVerbalen on Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny

2 weeks ago

This deck is actually pretty neat for a zombie deck, most of them are kinda clunky but I can see this being really fun. I do think Aether Vial is not the best fit in this deck. The mana cost heavily fluctuates between 1 and 5, so I imagine it being a though call to put an extra counter on it during ukeep. Maybe you could add in 2-4 copies of Inquisition of Kozilek and splash some red to allow Dreadhorde Arcanist a place in the deck. With this much hand disruption you could easily play Liliana, the Last Hope as a fun planeswalker to keep in touch with the zombie theme

PurePwnage on Tempo

2 weeks ago

zapyourtumor, I removed Aether Vial in favor of Swords.

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