Kaya, Geist Hunter

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

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.

Crow-Umbra on Isshin Homebrew

2 days ago

Welcome to Tappedout and to Isshin brewing. In looking at your list I have some thoughts and potential suggestions. A few quick questions: Do you have a budget per card or total budget in mind? Is there a particular avenue of Isshin that you have in mind, I see that you mentioned multi-combats.

  • Your deck generally looks solid, but I think you creatures are what could use the most focus in terms of swaps. Stuff like Heliod, Megatron, Hooded Blightfang, Raiyuu, and Academy Manufactor are good, but don't fit this deck super well.

  • If you like Hooded Blightfang, I'd recommend adding some deathtouch anthems like Vault of the Archangel, Ankle Shanker, and/or Kaya, Geist Hunter to really take advantage of its ability. Otherwise, I think you could remove it.

  • If you like that GroupSlug style of play like Hooded Blightfang, I'd recommend checking out other stuff like Hellrider, Brutal Hordechief, Vicious Conquistador, or Infectious Horror, which aren't as narrow in focus to pull off like Blightfang.

  • I think you could probably swap Feed the Swarm for something like Dismantling Wave, Anguished Unmaking, or Vanishing Verse. Mardu has more options for enchantment removal than other color combos with Black in them where Feed the Swarm is one of their few options.

  • Lastly, these are not budget friendly, but are generally good cards for any Isshin strat. I'd recommend checking out Dolmen Gate, which will be getting another reprint in The List pretty soon when the LotR set drops, and Reconnaissance, which is like a pseudo-Vigilance anthem that can save your creatures from combat. This article details how Reconnaissance works a bit more.

I hope these suggestions are helpful. I've had a lot fun playing Isshin for the past year, and I hope you do too.

Crow-Umbra on Obi-Wan Budget

3 weeks ago

Glad we're on the same page carpecanum lol. I think Myriad/ETB damage is a great budget route for Isshin lists that can serve as a decent foundation for potential upgrades.

To build off your Ankle Shanker suggestion, I'd also like to throw in Vault of the Archangel and Kaya, Geist Hunter could serve as additional Deathtouch anthems. Kaya is also a budget-ish option for token doubling. I think Vault of the Archangel should replace Temple of the False God. Temple is very slow, and not super useful in a 3+ color deck.

Mayhem Patrol can be a useful 2 drop and can be Blitzed out if needed for a cantrip draw.

Mattio38 on Aristocrats deck needs help

4 weeks ago

Hi Crow-Umbra & carpecanum, I finally had time to update the deck. Thank you guys so much for your feedback. It is very much appreciated! I'll start from the top of your recommendations.

Luminarch Ascension Used to be the number 1 game winner back in the days when our playgroup started playing commander. My friend had one, I have never played one myself. This deck is THE opportunity for me to bring that nostalgia back to our commandertable. Pet card. Can't cut. You're probably right that the oppos will prevent it from getting counters, but I'm going to pop Angels out of it or die trying xD


Plumb the Forbidden for Phyrexian Arena is a great swap! In most games I find myself mainly active in my turns and quite passive during other players' turns. So next to the Black Market Connections comparison as you pointed out, Plumb has another benefit of being an instant!


Kaya, Geist Hunter got swapped for Relic Vial. Way cooler! Court of Grace is cut for Adeline, Resplendent Cathar. I find the Monarch a very cool inclusion in a game of commander but the card is just not good enough. I think I was forcing adding a Monarch card too much. Hero of Bladehold is another great tip as a token creator. I've swapped the Hero for Vraan, Executioner Thane. Brimaz, King of Oreskos, and Leonin Warleader are both excellent options aswell, but I simply run out of cuts.

That brings me to my final part. Cathars' Crusade is awesome in this deck and I'd also like to add a Necropotence but I simply have no idea what to cut for those anymore. I think I'm already quite short on lands and I'd preferably add 1 draw spell and 2 ramp spells..

Again, thank you both for your feedback. You rock!

Crow-Umbra on Aristocrats deck needs help

1 month ago

I think for the most part your deck categories look fairly balanced. Something I noticed is that some of your token generation is a little slow or conditional. I think you could probably swap out Luminarch Ascension. It's incredibly telegraphed, and if you play in a more aggro meta, your playgroup may do what they can to prevent your Ascension from getting the counters it needs.

I think you could probably swap out Phyrexian Arena for Plumb the Forbidden, especially since you already have Black Market Connections. I love Plumb the Forbidden in my Isshin deck, which also has a creature token creation theme. Excellent response to removal, especially boardwipes, and refill your grip more than anyone else.

I think you could probably swap out Court of Grace for Kaya, Geist Hunter. She has some cool utility as another token doubler, and as a Deathtouch anthem. Additionally, I think you could swap out a basic land for Vault of the Archangel as another means to anthem up your token swarms.

If you are looking for more token producers: Hero of Bladehold, Adeline, Resplendent Cathar, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, and Leonin Warleader are all excellent options that can also give your deck a bit more of an aggro edge.

If you're open to infinite combos, I'd recommend adding Leonin Relic-Warder and any combination of the following: Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, and/or Necromancy. All 3 Auras can go infinite with Relic-Warder, and create an infinite loop of death triggers & ETB triggers. Here is an explanation of the combo. I think all 4 pieces could fit seamlessly into your deck.

Lastly, I think you could cut Vraan, Executioner Thane and Relic Vial, as they are the weakest of your Aristocrats effects, and you already have a decent volume of them; especially with consistent access to one in the command zone. Both are conditional/limited as to how they can trigger.

Crow-Umbra on

2 months ago

Belts3457 Mondrak is not super essential. I simply lucked out at pre-ordering it when it was $25-$30. If you already have a copy of Anointed Procession, that can work too.

I'd also recommend checking out Kaya, Geist Hunter as a budget alternative. She is also has a death touch anthem which can be useful.

Crow-Umbra on Goldmane... The Other Brother

3 months ago

Your primer description is basically what I have going on with my Saryth, the Viper's Fang deck. Just a mono-color showcase that somehow holds its own.

Brave the Elements seems like it could do some work here. An old favorite of mine from my earliest days play Mono white Allies. Dismantling Wave is also some solid removal.

Side note- I discussed your Ankle Shanker suggestion with my good friend, & I've decided to add it in. Might also add Vault of the Archangel & Kaya, Geist Hunter as some additional pieces to that package.

Gilver on Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū

4 months ago

KBK7101 Thanks you again for your feedback! :D

Kaya, Geist Hunter, Anointed Procession and now Mondrak, Glory Dominus are all cards I had considered running in this deck. Myriad is great, but I prefer variety in this deck and would rather run more creatures with different attack trigger abilities instead (eventho most of them do the same and are token creators xD).

What I don't like about Kaya is the fact, that she is a planeswalker and probably wouldn't last more than one turn. Anointed Procession is still an expensive card and I too do hope that Mondrak, Glory Dominus decreases in price...

KBK7101 on Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū

4 months ago

I love Isshin! Definitely one of the best commanders from the past few years. I kind of wish he was more of a samurai tribal commander, but I love this "uprising" type effect with attack triggers and combat.

I have an Isshin deck as well, but mine leans hard into token generation. If making a stupid amount of tokens sounds interesting to you, I highly recommend Kaya, Geist Hunter and more creatures that have Myriad, like Herald of the Host and Elturel Survivors and Warchief Giant. The new Mondrak, Glory Dominus might be a good card to look at, too (hopefully the price drops, though...).

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