Kambal, Consul of Allocation


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Rare

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Kambal, Consul of Allocation

Legendary Creature — Human Advisor

Whenever an opponent casts a non creature spell, that player loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

Kambal, Consul of Allocation Discussion

Lanzo493 on Atraxa Life Gain

1 week ago

I would prioritize creatures that do more than just gain life or simply get bigger for gaining life. Any card that is already good, and then adds lifegain on top of it, is a good benchmark to consider adding to the deck. Vault of the Archangel and Kambal, Consul of Allocation are good cards that work better in a lifegain theme. Well of Lost Dreams and Drogskol Reaver will get you a lot of draw. I also like Sunbond for the occasional Voltron kill. And you've got to run Swords to Plowshares , just for the how well it fits the deck. Pristine Talisman is the only mana rock that gains life. Just letting you know in case you're interested.

Hissp on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 week ago

Hi ShaperSavant,

I'm not sure if this is the best place for these discussions or somewhere on discord but...I have some additional thoughts on Mid Power commanders that should be moved up:

  1. Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom + Okaun, Eye of Chaos -- This deck Coinzzzzz made it to the final pod of a cEDH tournament as reported on reddit last week. It's a 1-card combo with Zndrsplt + Frenetic Efreet . Here's another list that adopts a Polymorph strategy: Zndrsplt & Okaun - Polydox Scepter (PRIMER).

  2. Llawan, Cephalid Empress -- Not sure if this slipped under the radar amidst the dust kicked up by the Paradox ban, but LLawan + Painter's Servant locks all opponents out of casting creatures, evening through Cavern of Souls , including Commanders. Can then assemble a Grindstone combo or perhaps Scepter combo. Here's a Scepter-less list I came across: Painter Llawan.

  3. Kambal, Consul of Allocation -- He's a must-answer stax piece for many cEDH lists in the command zone. A High-power list Kambal's tax collection **LCL Playoff** recently won a tournament/league as reported on reddit 2 weeks ago, with about a 50/50 cEDH/high-power composition. Here's a list with a very different approach (and cEDH staples! Kambal's Pact - Vilis, Broker of Blood.

  4. Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle -- I just really like this primer Worship's Reward - Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle; seems better than Sram to me.

Thanks for your consideration!

DemonDragonJ on Mind Over Matter

2 weeks ago

I have replaced Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts with Kambal, Consul of Allocation , since Kambal better fits the control theme of this deck, and, by doing that, I have lowered the average converted mana cost of this deck from 4.48 to 4.42, which I feel is very impressive.

DemonDragonJ on What Creature Should Replace Teysa, ...

2 weeks ago

After much deliberation, I have decided that I shall put Vona, Butcher of Magan into my red/white/black and black/white/green decks, because the generals of those decks ( Tariel, Reckoner of Souls and Teneb, the Harvester , respectively) both steal creatures from opponents’ graveyards, and Vona will help to put creatures in those graveyards, initially. I shall put Kambal, Consul of Allocation into my black/white/blue deck, because his “taxing” effect shall fit better with the control theme of that deck.

DemonDragonJ on What Creature Should Replace Teysa, ...

2 weeks ago

I have a copy of Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts in every one of my EDH decks that contain black and white, and it should be easy to see why that is; with both vigilance and protection from creatures, she can attack and block with impunity, and her triggered ability both deters other player from attacking me and provides me with additional creatures if they are desperate enough to do so.

However, she has one major flaw; her mana cost is very high, so I feel that it would be better for my decks if I replaced her with a creature with a lowered converted mana cost, and I currently am considered two alternatives: Kambal, Consul of Allocation and Vona, Butcher of Magan ; Vona's ability to destroy nearly any permanent is awesome, but it can be used only during my own turn, therefore limiting its usefulness. Kambal has a very low mana cost and shall punish my opponents for playing non-creature spells, providing me with more life to pay for the copies of Greed that I intend to put in all of those decks.

What does everyone else say about this? Which creature should replace Teysa in my EDH decks?

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Simic is my least favorite color combination. By far. Not even close. Izzet is second lest favorite, but I like some of it. Simic... none.

Advisor is probably my favorite type, followed by Cleric. The first product I bought was the Elder of Laurels precon. My first commander deck was a Captain Sisay deck, but soon became a Gaddock Teeg deck. My second commander deck was an Obzedat, Ghost Council , replaced by Kambal, Consul of Allocation . Teysa Karlov is my favorite character, and I'm working on Grand Arbiter Augustin IV advisor tribal deck for Persistent Petitioners . Azor's Elocutors is my favorite win condition, and the root of my sole Simic deck (early 2013 standard).

So, Simic Advisor, the closest in game is Leovold, Emissary of Trest , a Sultai advisor.

Student of the Land

Creature - Ouphe Advisor

Land cards in your hand gain flash. You may play up to one land on each turn.


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Catpocolypse on The twin guilds of life and death

1 month ago

Ima just clear up a couple things about EDH and rules so that you can have a better experience in the future.

  1. You MUST have 100 cards INCLUDING your Commander. While you have 100 cards there are other things.

  2. You MUST have a Commmander(also called a General). You dont have one.

  3. Whatever color your Commander is, that is the color your deck has to be. For instance, I can only play Naya colors(Green, White and Red) if Atla Palani, Nest Tender is my Commander because she doesn't have any Black or Blue, just Green, White and Red. But if I play Golos, Tireless Pilgrim , I can play all 5 colors, because even though he only costs colorless, he has an ability that uses all 5 colors. Using these rules, I can play Daghatar the Adamant is Abzan colors, not just white, because he has an ability that features both Black and Green.

  4. You can ONLY have 1 copy of each card. This does not include basic lands or cards that specifically say otherwise like Shadowborn Apostle

  5. Here is a link to the EDH wiki: https://mtg.fandom.com/wiki/EDH Use this to further enhance your knowledge, because somethings are difficult to explain through a comment.

Based off your description, i would use Kambal, Consul of Allocation or Ghost Council of Orzhova as your Commander. I have a Kambal, Consul of Allocation deck here: Kambal, Consul of Life Drain that you could use to fill in the slots you are going to have open. I will readily admit however, that I have not built a Ghost Council of Orzhova deck nor that I am any good at building EDH decks competitively. My talents lie in Modern.

Hope This Helps!

DM me if you have any questions that I can help with. You could do this on any of my decks or at my Profile Page Catpocolypse and I would be HAPPY to help.

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Kambal, Consul of Allocation occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.02%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

WB (Orzhov): 0.67%

RBW (Mardu): 0.48%