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.

player61050 on Selesnya Slivers

4 days ago

Decided to change things up a bit with this one. Added in the Aether Vial. Also added in some Mutavault and Cloudshredder Sliver. The single red mana is easy enough to cover with the plethora of sources here. Hasty fliers are worth it. I might try out the Lead the Stampede in place of the Collected Company now that I have the vials in. Putting the cards directly into play was a bigger deal with the weaker mana base, but the vials help circumvent this, and the Lead the Stampede is cheaper to cast. I've given some thought to the Bonescythe Sliver idea, but the 4 CMC is still a bit more than I want to build around. I'm actually leaning more toward swapping the Lancer Sliver out for Striking Sliver since I have already broken the two color barrier. It's half the P/T, but a third the cost. IDK, maybe...

Still playing around with the sideboard.

Yesterday on I'm looking for cards like …

2 weeks ago

Y'know, I hadn't considered it but actually that kinda fits the bill! In that case might try to stick Aether Vial in as well. Cheers!

lhetrick13 on Neverending Knights: Haakon Knight Tribal

2 weeks ago

ajbshizle - I have a and Haakon deck I am working on and although I like the cards give me access to, I feel like the deck with access to is the better of the two as it gives me so much access to discard abilities such as Olivia, Mobilized for War, Lightning Axe, etc. and draw/discard abilities like Stormfist Crusader, Thrill of Possibility, etc. Between the and also have access to all the madness cards like Fiery Temper and all that just makes it extremely efficient at finding Haakon and getting him in the graveyard.

With that all said, I am assuming with 4xAether Vial to flash him in and 6 ways to get cards in the graveyard you do not find it to hard to get Haakon onto the field but I do wonder if at times you find it challenging to get him in your hand.

Icbrgr on Slivers of God

4 weeks ago

welp... i found this in the Oathbreaker forum... apparently this is no longer intended to be an Oathbreaker brew?... Nevertheless Slivers seem to enjoy Collected Company/Aether Vial type cards for dumping out more slivers/recover from board wipes... Heroic Intervention/Wrap in Vigor also seem like good protection from wipes/sweepers. good luck!

rambunctiousOrator on it's a deck alright

1 month ago

Hey, sweet deck. Let's take a look at win conditions and lands. I've identified a problem with your deck: You aggressively want to control the board with your 1-3 drops. While other players are playing 6 mana bombs every turn your are trying to eke out board advantage with 3 or 4 creatures a turn.

  • You don't need board wipes in this deck, they actively go against your game-plan, and in no way help you win.
  • Less removal in general. I counted 18 pieces of removal in your instants and sorceries. Keep Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, and Damn and get rid of the rest. You ARE the threat, if your deck is running slowly to the point that you feel like you need removal, you need better creatures.

As for lands, use this mana base.


How would I change your win condition...well you are trying to do knight tribal...

Consider these cards:

Remove these cards:

-15 pieces of removal from instants and sorceries, keep Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, and Damn

Good luck, and happy hunting. Let me know if you want to continue the conversation or have questions

droslag on Fangor Werewolf Aggro

1 month ago

Would Aether Vial be good?

wallisface on

1 month ago

Some thoughts:

  • 24 CoCo-able creatures is on the low (but still acceptable) side for a CoCo deck. I would think you'd want more to make this viable - there's currently going to be a high % chance to only hit one creature off CoCo.

  • Your quantity of 3-and-4 cmc cards is waaay too high. Modern decks typically struggle to play more than 3-4 cards at the cmc 4 range. I would suggest ditching all the Toski, Bearer of Secrets at the very least. But I also can't see any reasonable reason to be running Settle the Wreckage - I think you should ditch this also.

  • I think if you want to keep playing Collected Company you need some mana dorks to help facilitate this (namely, Noble Hierarch). If you're not wanting to include mana-dorks, I think Aether Vial would suit you better than Collected Company.

  • You currently don't have a sideboard... this is pretty important for a modern deck, so i'd suggest thinking about what to include for that sooner rather than later.

wallisface on Gooberlinz

1 month ago

Some thoughts:

  • Goblins is already a currently established top-tier deck in modern, so it'll be useful to see what cards that build is currently using, for fine-tuning your own brew. The current deck is here. Note that they splash black for some important key pieces.

  • Aether Vial is pretty important for a goblin deck to maintain a level of flexibility and speed. I've also seen some decks run Pyre of Heroes to great success.

  • If you're running Conspicuous Snoop, you really need to be running the rest of the combo, otherwise it doesn't have a lot of use. The combo is Conspicuous Snoop, Boggart Harbinger, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, and Sling-Gang Lieutenant (once Snoop is in play, you play Boggart to put Kiki on-top, and make infinite Snoops. Then, eventually copy the Boggart instead, and put Sling-Gang on top of your library for infinite ping-damage).

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