Darien, King of Kjeldor

Darien, King of Kjeldor

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier

Whenever you're dealt damage, you may put that many 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens into play.

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Coldsnap (CSP) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Darien, King of Kjeldor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

White: 0.31%

Darien, King of Kjeldor Discussion

Gleeock on Propagation Nation | Populate Group Hug

2 weeks ago
  • Haha, oops. I didn't actually mean Genesis Wave, I meant The Great Aurora for more destabilization ability... Though it is not really as awesome at that role as thieves' auction & that CMC!

  • I feel Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin is a little better than Anax, Hardened in the Forge d/t one less & no "nontoken" prerequisite. I've had a couple of games in my Marisi deck where he just sortof becomes his own little subcommander, no one wants to spend removal on him, but he maka the tokens & becomes bigga. Maybe better than Darien, King of Kjeldor - depending on your meta. My meta favors more death punishments & is not too creature swingy.

  • Helm of the Host is sweet. I don't know why I can only recommend CMC-intensive cards to you (probably my inner Timmy)

  • Sword of Truth and Justice I was a little bit 'meh' on. I've used it well in Marisi... But that deck is all about evasion and protection... Probably better mass-benefit synergies to be had for your deck.

  • Mimic Vat is pretty good for weathering the boardwipe storms that you're bound to create.

Natalbee on Propagation Nation | Populate Group Hug

2 weeks ago

Gleeock - Yeah, I can definitely get behind Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin; especially with Reconnaissance and Shalai, Voice of Plenty in the 99 :D

Do you think he's better than Anax, Hardened in the Forge, Arasta of the Endless Web/Dragonlair Spider, Assemble the Legion or Darien, King of Kjeldor??

Thieves' Auction is brutal haha, I didn't realize it only exiled nontokens! Definitely finding a spot for that one and Genesis Wave. I think those effects are enough to warrant spots for more non-permanents.

Is Sword of Truth and Justice just for the protection? Not sure how it benefits my strategy.

Thanks for your help!!

Kaigz on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

1 month ago

Gonna repost since I’ve made a bunch of changes since the last time I shared it here. May I introduce to you my pride and joy:

The Edgiest Mono-White Deck You’ve Ever Seen

Commander / EDH* Kaigz


Darien, King of Kjeldor leads the way as we cut ourselves to victory! Your 16-year-old-MCR-loving-eyeliner-caked-on-self would be proud to see you running such an emo deck. On top of that, we get bonus hipster points for running a mono-white 6 CMC commander. Sounds terrible, right? Well fret not! This deck has the ability to quickly overwhelm the table to become archenemy at nearly any 75% table. And it’s a ton of fun!

I’ve been slowly upgrading this deck from the $200 or so budget I had when I first built it to the beast that it is now, and I’ve even started diving into the shameful practice of blinging it out. Yay for wasting money! In all seriousness though, this deck is a blast to play and by far my favorite deck that I’ve built. If you have any secret tech that I may have missed I’d love to hear it. Thanks in advance!

Xephon_ on Heliod's Sun Gun

1 month ago

This is a cool deck! Have a +1. I've been trying to build a similar deck as well, so here's some suggestions/food for thought, although I don't know where you would put these because your deck is already built well.

  • Darien, King of Kjeldor - Even though he is 6 cmc, if you have him out with a soul sister or similar card you essentially take no damage (or gain life) from attacks, etc. and make lots of tokens. Pairs well with cards like Ancient Tomb .

  • Pariah - More of a gimmick, but put this on Heliod (indestructible) and you can't take damage.

  • Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite - She's just good.

  • Phyrexian Rebirth - If you really need to wipe the board, this leaves you with something afterwards.

  • Dusk / Dawn - Similar to Phyrexian Rebirth, it doesn't destroy your soul sisters, etc. in the first place. Also, if the soul sisters have died, you can return them to your hand with this.

DrukenReaps on Lost Legends Of DrukenReaps

1 month ago

Chandra, Flamecaller out Atla Palani, Nest Tender in as another cheaty card.

Neheb, the Eternal out Azor's Gateway  Flip in since it can make a lot more mana of any once color. Neheb's ability is definitely useful I just think Azor's might be better in this case though it is more difficult to get to...

Ghost Council of Orzhova out Darien, King of Kjeldor in now as long as I have with Sisay any less than lethal attack against me can be turned around to my favor. I'll likely be adding more shannenegins like this down the road.

raspberryfish25 on The Rooted Sisterhood

2 months ago

So I really like this deck and it seems like it is fairly resilient. A few things I would consider adding would be more cards that synergize with your life gain strategy and Trostani’s populate ability such as:

  • Angelic Accord More tokens for gaining life in a deck that wants to make tokens and gain life seems like a win to me.

  • Well of Lost Dreams Fantastic way to turn that additional life gain into card advantage.

  • Ajani's Pridemate I saw you already included Ageless Entity which this card functions very close to it so might be worth running both.

  • Congregate This is a nice card that works extremely well in Commander if you need a quick boost in life. Note Congregate reads target player gains 2 life for each creature on the battlefield. Many times, when I would use this card in a commander game I would easily gain 20 plus life off it.

  • Serra Avatar One way to read this card is play Serra Avatar with Trostani, Selesnya's Voice in play and double your life total. Even if you don’t have Trostani out you are still getting in most cases a creature that is well over a 7/7 most games for 7 mana which is a good deal.

  • Aetherflux Reservoir Can function as a secondary WinCon that you can pull out of nowhere. Trust me, play this card when you have an excess life total then instantly activate it taking the player that is the biggest threat out of the game. Also, don’t write off the first ability on the card. You would be surprised how quickly you gain life by just playing spells.

  • Growing Ranks A free populate at the beginning of each of your turns can be extremely strong in this deck.

  • Rootborn Defenses , Sundering Growth Both cards are similar to cards you are already running they just also include populate to further increase your board.

  • Advent of the Wurm 4 mana for a 5/5 trample is straight value plus this will work really well with populate.

  • Armada Wurm 6 mana for a 5/5 trample that also creates a 5/5 trample wurm token. 10 power for 6 mana plus gaining a token works with populate.

  • Glare of Subdual In a deck that wants to go wide this can quickly shut down opponents from attacking you.

  • Blade of Selves and Herald of the Host Both of these cards work extremely well with Trostani, Selesnya's Voice . How they work is you attack with either Herald of the Host or the creature Blade of Selves is equipped to and let the myriad ability activate creating a copy of the creature that is attacking your other opponents. Normally the tokens created off the myriad ability would be exiled at the end of combat but, if you use Trostani, Selesnya's Voice ’s populate ability during your combat phase you can create an additional copy of the token that will stay in play after the combat phase is over because, it was created using the populate mechanic and not the myriad mechanic. Even if you don’t populate the tokens that were created Trostani, Selesnya's Voice ’s life gain ability will still trigger off the tokens gaining you a lot of additional life. The myriad ability also works extremely well with creatures that have enter the battlefield abilities. Imagine this line of play, you equip Blade of Selves to your Terastodon then attack. The myriad ability triggers and you put two additional token copies of Terastodon into play attacking your other opponents. When those Terastodon tokens enter the battlefield they trigger their enter the battlefield ability allowing you to remove up to six other noncreature permanents (three from each of the Terastodon’s that came into play). Also imagine Blade of Selves attached to Serra Avatar you would be tripling your life total each time you attack as long as Trostani is out.

A few cards I would personally consider removing Thrun, the Last Troll , Primal Surge , Godsend , Strionic Resonator , Woodfall Primus , Rout (maybe consider replacing Rout for Martial Coup which seems more on theme for a token deck) Felidar Sovereign , (I get why you added him but winning with Felidar in commander seems like a cheap way to win.)

A lot of these cards really don’t seem on theme for either gaining more life or creating tokens. Personally, I would look at replacing a lot of these creatures with creatures that make tokens when they come into play like Armada Wurm that you can use to populate or cards that synergize with your life gain like Ajani's Pridemate .

One last thing your combo of Darien, King of Kjeldor + Trostani, Selesnya's Voice does not work exactly as you think. For Darien to trigger the damage has to resolve meaning that if a player deals more damage than your life total at once then you would die before Darien could trigger. As long as you have at least one life after damage resolves and both Darien and Trostani are on the field then your combo works, you create the solider token from Darien and, Trostani gives you the life from the token coming into play.

tkjanacek on

3 months ago

Wouldn't something like Lena, Selfless Champion or Nomads' Assembly work better than Darien, King of Kjeldor ? Sengir Autocrat , Weaponcraft Enthusiast , Marsh Flitter and Blade Splicer are very efficient sources of bodies. It think a Dictate of Heliod or Cathars' Crusade would work much better than Approach of the Second Sun . Check out my decks utilizing wide boards and death triggers: Edgar Aggro, Erebos EDH, Ayli

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