Kaalia of the Vast

Kaalia of the Vast

Legendary Creature — Human Cleric


Whenever Kaalia of the Vast attacks an opponent, you may put an Angel, Demon, or Dragon creature card from your hand onto the battlefield tapped and attacking that opponent.

Kaalia of the Vast Discussion

duke0fearls on Kaalia Angels

4 weeks ago

If you weren't heart-set on having Kaalia of the Vast as your general you could alter this deck to be a good Boros deck with Gisela, Blade of Goldnight as your general. It would focus on the angels more and have a greater sense of urgency while your commander was on the field. If you stick with Kaalia add some card-draw options so you don't start topdecking as fast

zAzen7977 on Post your favorite MTG card …

1 month ago

Here are some of my favorites…

As well as the Double Masters version of Kaalia of the Vast:

Polaris on How does one interpret "and/or" …

1 month ago

This is an English language question more than a Magic one. sergiodelrio is right here. In Kaalia, Zenith Seeker's ability, each item gets its own article a/an, which denotes that you consider them separately, not as a group.

Let's compare it to the original Kaalia of the Vast, which has similar but crucially different wording: "...you may put an Angel, Demon, or Dragon creature card from you hand onto the battlefield..." Here, there's only one article. You may put a card into the battlefield, and the types tell you what kind of card it can be.

Ghostly Flicker is the same. You pick two targets, and "artifacts, creatures, and/or lands" lets you know that you can pick any combination of those types for your targets, even the same type twice.

multimedia on Olivia, Crimson Bride Commander

2 months ago

Hey, nice start on a budget version, but I think you're relying too much on reanimation and Olivia without enough enablers.

Olivia and reanimation needs creatures in your graveyard. Thrill, Looting, Deal are good and Gravebreaker is fine, but currently that's really it for cards that can discard a creature/get a creature into your graveyard before you want to cast Olivia.

Buried Alive is very good enabler for reanimation since tutoring for and putting three creatures into your graveyard is a lot for three mana. Buried can get Anger and Anger or another haste enabler is needed for the infinite attacks combo of Port Razer + sac outlet + Olivia since Razer needs to be about to attack on the extra combat phases. Seize the Spoils and Unexpected Windfall do both effects, discarding a creature and ramp from treasures.

Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion can be repeatable discard and ramp. Olivia, Mobilized for War is a another legendary Vampire to help to keep your reanimated creatures from being exiled. She can also be a discard outlet and a haste enabler. Consider cutting a few of the lesser creatures to reanimate for these enablers?

If interested I offer more advice, good luck with your deck.

Omniscience_is_life, Master of Cruelties does work with Olivia, the same way it works with Kaalia of the Vast. The trigger to make a player's life total become 1 happens if Master isn't blocked, after Declare Blockers step, not when it's declared as an attacker.

RNR_Gaming on Advice For Olivia CMDR

2 months ago

I'll be brewing her soon too but essentially, it's a reverse Kaalia of the Vast.

Play good looting spells like Faithless Looting and Burning Inquiry

Wheels are your friend too Wheel of Fortune and Wheel of Misfortune are all stars Dark Deal is decent and if you're on more of a budget Wheel of Fate

Creatures should be a mesh of good etb creatures, fat things you wouldn't normally be able to cast, things that trigger upon combat damage being delt and a good mesh of usful legendary vampires

unstable_anomaly on Kaalia of The Vast

2 months ago

This is a very nice Kaalia of the Vast build. Quite possibly one of the best I've seen on the site actually. Well done. I notice quite a few similarities with my own build Fear, Faith, and Fury. I think the only difference really being mine is possibly a bit more defensive while yours is a bit more offensive.

I played a game last night where I was able to steal an opponents Bolas's Citadel with my Hellkite Tyrant and then proceeded to win the game with it because I already had my own Necropotence in play. Great combo those two. Now begins the painstaking process of deciding what to cut from my list to add a Bolas's Citadel.

A couple cards you're running I've been wanting to playtest myself (Liesa, Forgotten Archangel / Lyra Dawnbringer / Sower of Discord / Utvara Hellkite) how's your experience been with these? Have you found them to be worth a slot in the deck?

Now some recommendations if I may... you seem to be running quite a few cards that will protect Kaalia of the Vast, but one vital one your missing is Robe of Stars. This is essentially a repeatable Teferi's Protection specially for your commander, and with the amount of ramp cards you have, shouldn't ever be an issue to activate. Seems like you may be somewhat lacking in card draw (personal preference probably, I tend to run more than most ppl), but some additions you might like Harvester of Souls / Indulgent Tormentor / Syphon Mind / The Immortal Sun. I also noticed in a previous comment you removed some extra combat spells, but some nice extra combat on a stick would come in the form of Scourge of the Throne.

Apologies for the long comment, this is just one of my all time favorite commanders, so I get excited whenever I see another great list. Again, very well done. Cheers

MTGBurgeoning on Edgar & Eminence: A Love Story

2 months ago

I think if I re-evaluate a portion of the 99 for the purposes of strengthening the life-drain theme a bit, I may be able to reconcile the inclusion of a Dark Prophecy-like effect in the deck. Maybe. I'm usually sensitive to the "don't-add-anything-to-the-deck-that-can-kill-you" mantra of brewing. Perhaps that old-school thought pattern will be challenged in this instance...

I didn't even know Scapegoat existed. Not only do I want to include it in this deck, but I want to add it to my Athreos, God of Passage - Shadowborn Apostle deck. Pairing Purphoros, God of the Forge with Scapegoat is a an amazing win condition. Where has Scapegoat been?!

I did actively choose to pass on Purphoros, God of the Forge in this deck. I have him as a win condition in a slew of other EDH decks like Saskia the Unyielding creature tokens, Sisay, Weatherlight Captain enchantments matter and Muxus, Goblin Grandee Goblin tribal. I wanted to try different avenues. However, I may need to rethink that path after conversing with you and reviewing your deck list. I am absolutely sold on Reconnaissance. I know all about its power level just through its interaction with keeping Kaalia of the Vast alive. A lot of players either choose to skip right through each combat damage step or are unaware of how to really exploit them with interactions like Drana, Liberator of Malakir's first strike ability and Reconnaissance. Drana's synergy already was amazing in a deck like this, but Reconnaissance only makes it stronger. I'm looking forward to enhancing the 99!

MTGBurgeoning on Edgar & Eminence: A Love Story

2 months ago

I LOVE Reconnaissance!! I have a copy of it in my Kaalia of the Vast deck and it has been a great way to protect her! I didn't consider adding it to Edgar Markov, but it is a great suggestion! Shared Animosity is another superb tribal card. I have a copy of it in my The First Sliver deck and it is a bonafide finisher. If any copies of Reconnaissance or Shared Animosity become available, I plan to include them in the 99 of this build for sure.

I really enjoyed reviewing your list. Oversold Cemetery and Scapegoat are AMAZING additions to this type of deck. These cards WILL BE added to the 99 at some point! Cover of Darkness is another great card to consider and potential game-ender. Question? How has Dark Prophecy performed for you? The randomness and unpredictability of lost life generally is a not-include for me. Has it been overly detrimental for you?

Thank you again for your comment and thank you for reviewing my deck!

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