Kataki, War's Wage

Kataki, War's Wage

Legendary Creature — Spirit

All artifacts have "At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice this artifact unless you pay (1)."

Kataki, War's Wage Discussion

Epicurus on Double Trouble EDH ⫸PRIMER⫷

1 week ago

Nice build, very creative. Damn, that was a lot to read through, haha.

My impression is that it doesn't have enough protection. The one card that I see in your maybe board for that which I like is Stonewood Invocation , since it doubles as a pump spell. But I would also like traditional protection cards like Heroic Intervention and Swiftfoot Boots (you wouldn't want Lightning Greaves , since they would prevent you from pumping Rafiq). Some other less standard protection cards might include Sylvan Safekeeper , Bastion Protector , Guardian Augmenter , and Shalai, Voice of Plenty . I would maybe pull from your mana-ramp to make room for at least a couple of these, since your mana curve is so low, and your pump spells are so cheap.

As for the disruption category, if it were my deck, I would do it differently. Blue and white have all of the best tax spells. It would take a novel to list them all, but for this deck I would include Ghostly Prison , Propaganda , Kataki, War's Wage , AEther Barrier and Norn's Annex , as well as artifacts like Crawlspace , Defense Grid , Damping Sphere ... this list could go on forever. And I like that you included Silent Arbiter , which makes me want to recommend using Dueling Grounds as well. Especially if you can fit in that Maze of Ith on your maybe board.

And finally, I'm confused by the inclusion of Green Sun's Zenith . What are you searching for with it? Your big pounder is in the command zone, not your library. Are you tutoring mana dorks with it? It doesn't seem entirely necessary. Maybe you can explain the reason to me that I'm not seeing. Frankly, I'd replace it with another land. You only have 32 of those.

Hope any of that helps. Cheers!

forneyt on An Elephant never forgets

2 months ago

Sun Titan would be really good with your commander (especially if you add lands like Terramorphic Expanse ). Other notable cards are Eternal Dragon (cycle + return to hand = commander's spirits + draw), Bygone Bishop (drawing cards is good and is a spirit), and Kataki, War's Wage (you only have 3 artifacts, so this spirit is extra good!). There are also tons of spirits in the Kamigawa block that are probably budget friendly that may warrant a look. They have Soulshift, which allows you to return a spirit with a lower CMC to your hand from the graveyard when they die. There are also several removal and protection options in that block, if you decide to look into adding spirit synergy.

TriusMalarky on Dime-store Derevi (Competitive, Budget $75)

2 months ago

Removal or not, it's still true. Even with high numbers of interactive spells, cEDH players only have a handful of ways to kill a resolved stax piece. While they can draw tons of cards and tutor stuff, it can still take a table rotation or two before somebody takes care of your stax piece.

Actually, I watch cEDH gameplay a lot(got into it during quarantine and I don't play digitally) and from what I've seen, even in no banlist games, a Kataki, War's Wage stuck in play for the whole game. It never died. That's when everybody had multiple moxen/crypts/rings/etc in play. Stax pieces stick around for a long time in general.

I mean, in my playtesting(4 decks pitted against each other), even though I have increased enchantment hate as one of my decks is Tuvasa the Sunlit stax, it's still pretty difficult to get rid of the stax pieces. Not impossible, but they stick around for several turns, easily.

BrassLord on The New Most Competitive Modern Deck--Dryads

2 months ago

Interesting Modern Deck! Looks a lot like a Legacy Lands deck I played a while ago! Since the gameplan is creature based infect, Qasali Pridemage and Kataki, War's Wage are decent catch all sideboard options as well. Gaddock Teeg could be an option to help in a control matchup or something like turbo scapeshift/ tron. And you could also consider Spellskite for decks that run a lot of targeted removal or Valakut. And I mean Cavern of Souls is decent even to sideboard in control games with any tribal or tribal like deck, though the ideal play line you're describing really doesn't need that sort of mana and seems hungry for colored mana to cast spells, not creatures. Looks like a blast to pilot!

ClockworkSwordfish on Flight of the Valkyries

4 months ago

I couldn't help but notice that Banishing Light is your only way to deal with artifacts, even including the sideboard. Yeah, it gets the job done, but it can also be undone. You might find it worthwhile to run Disenchant over Light of Hope for the added coverage. If not, you could also make room in your sideboard for something like Stony Silence , Kataki, War's Wage or Aura of Silence .

To ensure you have staying power in the late game, I always consider making room for a couple copies of Emeria, The Sky Ruin in big, plodding mono-white decks like this. It can be great to have that kind of card advantage keeping your board presence in place after so simple an act as amassing lands. If you want to keep your deck a little more casual than that, though, even a couple of the humble Seraph Sanctuary could give your gameplay a little push without noticeably compromising your mana base.

tspalding on [Primer] Karametra's Bounce House

5 months ago

Have you ever tried Kataki, War's Wage as another artifact hoser? It can absolutely cripple decks heavy in artifacts while also being a Karametra trigger

LitchOubliette on Commander Staples Cube

6 months ago

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Coward_Token on Glenn

8 months ago

maybe some more rocks + Metallurgic Summonings

suggested cuts Kataki, War's Wage, Magus of the Tabernacle (stax is mean and impacts your own rocks & tokens), Archangel of Tithes (seems kind of a pain to cast on-curve?), Grand Abolisher (you're not that combo-y)

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