Kaya, Geist Hunter
Legendary Planeswalker — Kaya
+1: Creatures you control gain deathtouch until end of turn. Put a +1/+1 counter on up to one target creature token you control.
-2: Until end of turn, if one or more tokens would be created under your control, twice that many of of those tokens are created instead.
-6: Exile all cards from all graveyards, then create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying for each card exiled this way.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Kaya, Geist Hunter Discussion
3 days ago
Sarulf, Realm Eater could be some sort of voltron thing as he gets counters whenever opponents permanents get put in the graveyard (which tokens do). The partner commander Sengir, the Dark Baron does something similar and could be paired with something like Prava of the Steel Legion to double down on the token theme.
Kardur, Doomscourge, Thantis, the Warweaver and the partner pairing of Kamber, the Plunderer/Laurine, the Diversion are all about giving creatures to opponents and benefitting from them dying or attacking someone else. Akroan Horse and Genesis Chamber are more examples of giving other players ammunition. Syr Konrad, the Grim also loves seeing opponents creatures dying.
Tombstone Stairwell is such a cool card. I wish I picked one up before it spiked. :(
1 month ago
I agree on Tayam being best in the CZ and why he was never added to the deck before, but his use here would not be to enable combos but to retrieve Earthcraft and Altars from the graveyard. And because I already run Devoted Druid it would be easy enough to do the Tayam combo if opportunity strikes. But again it’s something I’m contemplating and haven’t settled on yet.
Kaya, Geist Hunter only doubles tokens not counters so is more like a Parallel Lives. For what she does I think I’d rather just use Chatterfang. She’s an option if you want that effect, though. I’d still say Illusionist's Bracers is the best budget doubling effect for Ghave.
1 month ago
kirbysan Eloniel esperdeathblade Halestor19 Sorry for the late response! I should have the crimson vow update coming soon. For my thoughts on the cards you mentioned, Kaya, Geist Hunter is a bit win-more. Her +1 isn't useful, and her -2 is slow to use repeatedly. I'd run Anointed Procession over her if you want this effect. However, tokens aren't the main strategy of the deck, and she doesn't actually produce any on her own.
Morbid Opportunist and Welcoming Vampire, like Kirbysan said, don't have as high a ceiling as our current draw pool. It's nice they trigger off of tokens, but only drawing one card per turn is a bit slow compared to our other cards. They're great budget options to replace any pricy card draw though.
Haunted Library, being something we can't trigger ourselves, doesn't synergize much with the rest of the deck. It's nice in slow, grindy situations, but we'd prefer creatures we can sac immediately.
Shattered Sanctum is a fine budget replacement for any of our current lands, but we don't actually need more duals, especially some that conditionally enter tapped. The only land we have that can enter tapped is Fabled Passage and that's because it can generate value with Brought Back et al. With the amount of fetches we have, color consistency isn't a problem. I also wouldn't replace a basic with it, since we need our basics for Land Tax, Keeper of the Accord, etc.
Storm of Souls is the best card we're getting with this set. It does everything we want in a mass reanimation spell, and funnily enough, them turning to 1/1s is somewhat of an upside for Skullclamp reasons. However, I wouldn't replace Agadeem's Awakening Flip for it. Awakening is played in a land slot since it's essentially a swamp with a small life tax that doubles as a huge reanimation spell. Not that I will, but I would replace a swamp over awakening any time. It's one of our best lands. I'm probably going to replace Command the Dreadhorde because we care more about reanimating our whole graveyard for no life than having the option to reanimate opponents' creatures. While we could play both, they fill the same niche, and we have tutors for when we really need this effect.
Persistent Specimen has a lot of potential. I'm on the fence about it. On the one hand, it's good redundancy for when our Reassembling Skeleton is lost or when we need to draw either. On the other hand, we have so many tutors that I'm not sure how much more we gain by running two of these. By costing 3 to reanimate, it requires an extra source of mana generation to go infinite, so I'm going to bench it for now.
Thanks for being patient and keeping up the discussion! I'll get the update out soon.
2 months ago
KBK7101 I think my favorite art is a tie between Shadrix and Velomachus, they both look really good! It's always rough trying to run politics when one of your opponents just refuses to play ball, I have a player in my group that tends to be a wildcard as well so I have to run the deck a bit differently in those match-ups. Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker is an interesting card, I hadn't seen that one before! And Kaya, Geist Hunter was definitely one of the ones I was keeping my eye on and intend to grab for some testing!
2 months ago
Shadrix was probably the one I was the most excited for out of the five Strixhaven dragons. I love the art for both versions of his card. Political decks always intrigue me, but I usually play with my two brothers. One of which does NOT do politics, so they always seem to fall a bit flat for me. :\
I'd definitely recommend Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker as a great deterrent. The newly released Kaya, Geist Hunter has a Anointed Procession ability which would work great with the tokens you want to make, too!
2 months ago
Personally I'm picking up the following from Crimson Vow: Shattered Sanctum, Kaya, Geist Hunter, Persistent Specimen, Storm of Souls. Not sure about the swaps yet though but I think Storm of Souls could replace Agadeem's Awakening Flip. I've never used Agadeem's flipside for a land, it grabs everything from your graveyard, also makes them all Skullclamp targets and since we have no way to recur sorceries, it exiling itself doesn't matter much to us. I want to find a place for Kaya, Geist Hunter simply for the -2 ability since it's a cheap token doubler but no idea who to swap her out for.
2 months ago
So this is still working (still ok at platinum level) I'm testing Kaya, Geist Hunter but I'm not convinced. I suppose she would be better in a more aggro shell (??). She cant protect herself and I quite often cut her for (yes even more) plain removal :( Path of Peril was promising too but as it kills tokens, not that good.