Kaya's Guile

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Rare

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Kaya's Guile

Instant

Choose two —

  • Each opponent sacrifices a creature.
  • Exile all cards from each opponent's graveyard.
  • Create a 1/1 white and black Spirit creature token with flying.
  • You gain 4 life.

Entwine (Choose all if you pay the entwine cost.)

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Kaya's Guile Discussion

nUKe13 on nUKe13 Mardu Pyromancer

1 week ago

I have been AFK testing this new variant of Mardu Pyromancer and I think I have the ratios and inclusions that bring back that old familiar feeling of Mardu Pyromancer! I want to address some of the previous comments that I have now archived. Everything here on is brand spanking new!

JacenSolo29 I want to address some of the suggestions you made. As you can see, I actually did include one of them, so thank you for the suggestion! Kaya's Guile is a magnificent midrange/control inclusion that just fits perfectly in the sideboard against grave decks (few and far between, but still existent) and against burn for the life gain, edict/sacrifice effect, and chump blocking token. I usually bring it in in place of Kolaghan's Command or Bedlam Reveler for extra sustain. Honestly, a perfect inclusion for Mardu Pyromancer that just screams: "I do Orzhov things"! As for Monastery Mentor , it is always on my radar. I want it to work, but it just seems like an extra Young Pyromancer and always feels a turn late. I want to keep working on it, but it just doesn't fit, especially with being a splash color in the overall theme of the deck, it needs more testing.

YamishiTheWickedOne I want to try to address all your previous comments, that are under the first "update" tab. First, Seasoned Pyromancer is straight GAS. Literally, the nuts and the perfect breath of life that the deck needed to remain competitive. It's so good, that I've even seen it in Jund and Grixis Control decks as a sideboard option for card draw. Honestly, we need the full 4 copies and I would never EVER side out any of them!

YamishiTheWickedOne I tried Dreadhorde Arcanist , and it works well if you max out on every 1 cmc drop, like Inquisition of Kozilek , Thoughtseize , Fatal Push , and Path to Exile . However, since Faithless Looting got the ban axe, we need Ransack the Lab for card draw and it is 2 cmc and doesn't fit well with Dreadhorde Arcanist . It's an honest maybeboard card, but with the current build, it doesn't work.

YamishiTheWickedOne Blood Moon delays the inevitable against big mana decks. We need proactive choices that don't stall, like Fulminator Mage , Molten Rain , or Pillage . I've opted for Pillage so as to also kick some artifact behind, like Tron's plethora of artifacts and the occasional Affinity, since we can also destroy their manlands. Also, having sorcery spells help for all our creatures to trigger some type of additional VALUE advantage, minus Hazoret the Fervent .

YamishiTheWickedOne as for Yawgmoth, Thran Physician ... I don't like it, personally... it feels very "win-more" and doesn't work with the consistent in all the cmc of the cards. Besides, Plague Engineer literally takes a Phyrexian dump all over Human and other tribal decks. Yawgmoth, Thran Physician might need more testing, but I have not been excited to play him on turn 4 compared to other cards and combinations. Maybe one day he will be "emergency ban worthy" (really funny reference since I also was a Yugioh player before MtG), but as for now, he's "meh".

Thank you all for being so interested in the build and keeping the comment section alive and thriving! I appreciate the support and the enthusiasm! Here's to the future of Mardu Pyromancer!

aogoli on Serras Descendants

2 weeks ago

I believe Brave the Elements is better than Archangel Avacyn  Flip. And following Brave the Elements idea you could think of Voice of All .

To make the game last against aggro strategies you could use Ratchet Bomb as your holy hand grenade (it can get rid of tokens the same turn you cast it, or creatures with converted mana cost 1, 2, 3, relatively fast), or else, you can use Sunscour , although I would put it in the sidedeck because you may play against decks wihtout cratures -thats why i prefer Ratchet Bomb -.

You can also use Runed Halo on yourself. It can prevent black cards with "sacrifice" mechanics, or prevent the damage of a creature full of auras, and help with repetitive red cards focused on life damage.

I recommend Angel of the Dire Hour , and make sure you have 4x Resplendent Angel , after all, they can decide the game all alone. You can also have more Shalai, Voice of Plenty if you think it is necessary, although Voice of All with deathtouch ir more elegant.

Between Akroma, Angel of Wrath , Avacyn, Angel of Hope , and Iona, Shield of Emeria you should use 2x or 1x Iona, Shield of Emeria .

And thinking only about mechanics i would put a extra color on the deck to use at least 1x Devout Invocation , Cabal Ritual , or Dark Ritual .

Adding an extra color you could also think to exchange all your artifacts for board wipe strategies like Akroma's Vengeance , Merciless Eviction along with the Brave the Elements strategy (to save your creatures). And maybe Profane Procession  Flip, Kaya's Guile and Vindicate .

You could also find better lands to match this deck. You are only using "plains". I know it demands some researching, but you gonna have to do it sooner or later.

After this you could focus on a sidedeck against discard, blue counter, or something else. Like Luminarch Ascension , which is already there, and more cards related with the graveyard.

BKSlothWhopper on BW Control [Modern Competitive]

1 month ago

lagotripha thanks for sharing, would playsetting Kaya's Guile be the best move or do you think having something more consistent, like Mortify or Dismember might be better?

wolfboy193 on Anafenza Hates Your Graveyard

1 month ago

hello gonki Love the deck but a updated description of the deck is in order I think and might I put up for consideration Kaya's Guile and Smothering Tithe ?

StraightFlush172 on Haakon Pox Loam [MH1]

1 month ago

plusARGON,

I was considering 1-2 copies of Barren Moor but didn't know what to cut. However, this was created in a Hogaak meta so I think at the very least I can cut Bojuka Bog and maybe even a Lingering Souls . I'll also be cutting 2 copies of Kaya's Guile and potentially a Leyline of the Void for 3 copies of Fragmentize since this deck folds like a house of cards to Blood Moon .

fluffyeel on Mardu Resurrection

1 month ago

I love the idea of Athreos (I use him in my Modern deck, and he's a lot of fun!). Problem is that four copies of Athreos seem a little high, considering Athreos is legendary and multiple copies are somewhat superfluous... I might cut it down to two or three. (They're also reanimation targets for Unearth !)

Some other thoughts include Stony Silence or Solemnity in the sideboard to deal with Hardened Scales Affinity, Affinity, Devoted Druid Combo, or Infect; Leyline of the Void or Kaya's Guile (to deal in one fell swoop with graveyards); Lightning Helix ; maybe also Thorn of Amethyst as another Thalia-like tax effect; and Alpine Moon to deal with troublesome lands, like Tron pieces, Inkmoth Nexus, and its kin.

I also like Thalia, Heretic Cathar to screw over your opponents.

heckproof on Black White Tokens

2 months ago

Kaya's Guile is good in the maindeck as a catch-all answer to a ton of decks

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