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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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
From the Vault: Relics (V10) Mythic Rare
Darksteel (DST) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal

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Aether Vial Discussion

ellie-is on Ellie's Elementals

20 hours ago

Peoyogon: Yeah, I love that about it! Most my decks are pretty straightforward, so switching to something that requires serious knowledge of its interactions to pilot is really exciting. It's a great deck from the start but it's only going to get better as I get to know it more and more. Already I'm finding some really great and less obvious interactions from playtesting.

And yeah, I guess I just have to accept you can't win them all haha. I think the main way to overcome losses against fast aggro in this deck would be to make the deck itself faster—which's completely doable with Aether Vial, but... haha yeah I can't afford that.

zAzen7977 on extraterrestrials

1 day ago

Hey RipGut-Gway, your deck looks interesting, back in the day I had a sliver deck and it was a lot of fun. I second Balaam__. I think the deck is strong fundamentally but needs more removal/opponent interaction. Since you are white dominant, I suggest a full set of Path to Exile instead of Adaptive Automaton, which seems like overkill in this build, or instead of a few white protection spells. Plus I think your sideboard could use some artifact/enchantment hate Disenchant or Revoke Existence, some way to deal with graveyard decks (Rest in Peace, Surgical Extraction), some way to deal with Tron/Ramp/Storm (Damping Sphere), and maybe even defense against burn/discard (Leyline of Sanctity). Another option is Aether Vial to pump out free slivers by turn 2.

TriusMalarky on Modern aggro sliver deck

5 days ago

If you can afford them, Aether Vials are a must. Also, maybe go a little higher on 1-drops, you've got 9 but since this is aggro you should be running more. Maybe just cut 1-2 higher costed slivers for a couple more 1-drops. You can probably cut 1-2 lands and some high cost slivers for the Vials.

You could also take the Manaweft Sliver and Gemhide Sliver path. Add 4x Blur Sliver and those and you can go t1 One drop - t2 mana sliver - t3 haste sliver, dump your hand.

Up to you, but slivers really benefits from the speed boost that either/both of those options provide.

brosephur23 on Ally Encampment

2 weeks ago

if you wanna make it more competitive, a card that i think would be good but not like oppressive for a casual environment might be Aether Vial. since you have effects like Kabira Evangel, dropping a creature on your opponents turn to protect from removal would be really good. and since you're mostly 2 drops it could work really well, but foil aether vials sounds like a nightmare to get a hold of.

you might also consider going into a third color since you have ally encampment. if you add Unclaimed Territory you'll have 8 any color land, so you might be able to add some other good allies like Jwari Shapeshifter or Akoum Battlesinger.

Hope you have fun getting back into the game!

Defied_27 on Engulfing Elementals (5-Color Budget)

2 weeks ago

mwalkner Good idea! I first had Creeping Trailblazer in the deck but cut it for Voice of Resurgence because of the amount of removal and interactive play in my playgroup, but it would fit nicely. Also Omnath, Locus of the Roil was once in the mix, but I noticed that the Landfall ability wouldn't have the impact I wished for, so I'll built another deck around this theme once Return to Zendikar drops. Phantasmal Image would also fit and streamline the deck, but I figured more diversity to be a little more fun :) Aether Vial is a beautiful busted card anyways, but -like you mentioned- way too expensive for my budget... Thank you for all the good input!

mwalkner on Engulfing Elementals (5-Color Budget)

2 weeks ago

Creeping Trailblazer and Phantasmal Image are both really solid option, I play this deck in legacy and I love the shell a ton, if its ever in your budget Aether Vial and a one of Omnath, Locus of the Roil are great

zapyourtumor on Allied Forces

2 weeks ago

If you have Collected Company, you probably aren't too worried about budget outside of fetch lands, so why no shocks/Unclaimed Territory/check lands? Also you have no 1 drops so maybe Aether Vial?

smilodex on Ezuri Combo Elves *Primer*

2 weeks ago

Wow what a cool looking Primer. Solid deck, you did an absolutely great job! I'm a big Elf tribal fan, because Elves where my first deck ever.

Cool cards that I personally enjoyed playing:

This deck looks already pretty strong, if you want to play on a cEDH table, you just should do some small adjustments:

I played elves in almost every format and cool combo from modern was: Cloudstone Curio + Heritage Druid + Nettle Sentinel = infinite mana or with something like Elvish Visionary or Beast Whisperer you can also draw your entire deck if you want

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