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Kalamax, the Stormsire
Legendary Creature — Elemental Dinosaur
Whenever you cast your first instant spell each turn, if Kalamax, the Stormsire is tapped, copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.
Whenever you copy an instant spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Kalamax.
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5 months ago
I made a combat tricks deck with Kalamax, the Stormsire. Quite fun.
10 months ago
Reyav, Master Smith, Vryn Wingmare, Wall of Denial, Gaea's Revenge, Hurkyl's Recall, Phyrexian Colossus, Shared Fate, Unmask, Eidolon of the Great Revel, Catastrophe, Kalamax, the Stormsire. Are all missing "The List" alteration. The linked printings are all the correct printings.
1 year ago
I'm trying to build a Kalamax, the Stormsire deck and I'm stuck on the interaction between him and Domineering Will. When the spell gets copied am I able to give my opponent the creatures I stole from them to then have them return to me at the end of the turn, essentially stealing them forever?
1 year ago
I am so confused. My opponent cast Beast Within targeting something of mine. I have a tapped Kalamax, the Stormsire, have yet to cast an instant and a Narset's Reversal. I cast the narset. What happens? How does that play out (keep in mind I want to make the best play for me).
1 year ago
Nonary27 There are a lot of competitive/fringe competitive commanders in both sets.
Cormela, Glamour Thief combos with reanimator spells like Footsteps of the Goryo as long as you have cost reduction cards like Goblin Electromancer or a sac outlet that generates mana. I think she's pretty strong. Anhelo, the Painter is a grixis version of Kalamax, the Stormsire. Probably the best of the new Grixis commanders. Evelyn, the Covetous is weaker than it looks. I don't think there is an infinite blink/flicker/cloning combo piece that's also a vampire. Probably not better than Vela the Night-Clad, even with the extra color. Lord Xander, the Collector has a big impact on casual tables, but is nowhere near as relevant in competitive play. Would put him somewhere close to Evelyn.
Falco Spara, Pactweaver is an okay value engine, but you have to jump through extra hoops to go infinite with it compared to Elsha of the Infinite, so it will be a few tiers lower than Elsha. Rigo, Streetwise Mentor has to compete with Edric, Spymaster of Trest, they want to do more or less the same thing. I'm not sure if Rigo is better or worse.
Ognis, the Dragon's Lash does the same as Grand Warlord Radha. You get an extra color, but have the restriction regarding haste in exchange. Henzie "Toolbox" Torre is just a bad Grim Haruspex that can serve as pseudo-haste-enabler. Not weak, but also not very strong. Rocco, Cabaretti Caterer is a Wargate for creatures in the command zone. Might be the strongest Naya legend to date, although Marath, Will of the Wild is no joke either. Jolene, the Plunder Queen enables untap combos with Black Market Tycoon, but it just ends up being a much worse version of the Freed from the Real combos that other commanders can do.
None of the others are worth mentioning imo.
Commander Legends 2
Abdel Adrian, Gorion's Ward is similar to Lagrella, all about Fiend Hunter-type flicker/sacrifice combos. Candlekeep Sage is probably the best background for it. Alaundo the Seer is a simic version of Jhoira of the Ghitu, except that it's slower, but also draws cards. Bhaal, Lord of Murder is more or less an Odric's Outrider in the command zone, but that it only counts for nontoken creatures means you can't combo with Scurry Oak, so it's probably not that great. I think Duke Ulder Ravengard combos with Port Razer?
Gale, Waterdeep Prodigy sort of gives all your instants & sorceries flashback, which is usually very powerful. Not sure how good it ends up being in practice however. Ganax, Astral Hunter is basically just Galazeth Prismari. Kagha, Shadow Archdruid is yet another Golgari recursion commander, which are usually at least decent. Jan Jansen, Chaos Crafter goes infinite with Clock of Omens and Liquimetal Coating.
1 year ago
Well the actual question was:
"If I cast Increasing Vengeance from the graveyard and it gets copied with Kalamax, the Stormsire, does the copy make 2 copies just like the original? Because when you copy a modal spell like Pyroblast it will copy the chosen modes."
And the answer is:
"No, the Kalamax copy will copy target spell just once, because the copy of Vengeance wasn't cast from a graveyard, it was copied from the stack. Being cast from a graveyard is not a 'mode' of a spell that you choose when you put it on the stack, it's an inherent effect that's in the wording of the spell that checks upon resolving if its conditions are met."
1 year ago
To sum up:
Copies of Increasing Vengeance will make one copy of the spell they target, even if the original was cast from the graveyard.
Making a copy of a copy spell can start a loop, but you don't gain extra spells from it since you only make enough copies to continue the loop. You need another piece to close out the game—you could get Kalamax arbitrarily large if you can get in with an attack, get an arbitrary amount of Treasures from Storm-Kiln Artist, or kill everyone with Ral, Storm Conduit, but without something like that your copy loop won't do anything.
1 year ago
you answered your own question "I do understand that copies are not cast" / "if this spell was cast from a graveyard".
also Fritzn is correct "something else to keep in mind is Increasing Vengeance cannot copy itself." the portion that says "you may chose new targets for the copies" can be confusing but to make more sense of it divide the card up by each sentence
Copy target instant or sorcery spell you control.
at this stage you have declared your target and a copy is placed on the stack
If Increasing Vengeance was cast from a graveyard, copy that spell twice instead.
if requirements are met a second copy of "that spell" is placed on the stack
You may choose new targets for the copies.
if you keep in mind the first two sentences have already resolved the target spell to be copied has already been copied and on the stack so you can only choose legal targets of that spell
i hope that helps
p.s. to make Kalamax, the Stormsire infinitely huge simply cast Twincast, Fork, Reiterate, or Reverberate in response to anything one of your opponents cast and as long as kalamax is tapped you can use his copy to loop. but keep in mind none of the combos listed this far will net +1 copy and since copying does not count as casting it does not up storm counts so none of the suggestions on this thread will help your Grapeshot