I never thought a core set would be what caused me to make Kaalia work until M20, but here we are, lol. Kaalia, Zenith Seeker and Vilis, Broker of Blood basically made this deck possible and I love it to death.

The deck is basically a hardcore highlander, which translates to no cards with the same name... at all. Not even basic lands. Of course, this means cards like Back to Basics and Blood Moon destroy me, but if someone's running that kinda thing, I'll just use a different deck.

That aside, the five-card sideboard is for the off chance that I find a playgroup who'll let me use Griselby and Iona. May add more to it so I can have a Duel Commander version of this deck as well, since they're not banned in that format. Until then, if I do come across such a group, I'll swap out Vilis, Broker of Blood, Reliquary Tower, and Thought Vessel for the sake of being a good sport. Having no way to increase my max hand size keeps me in check, basically, because I'm not about to pay 21 life and waste that many resources. Never much cared for self-mill decks and this deck is simply not built for that kinda strategy, even if I did. And of course, I'd specifically take Vilis out for Griselby.

Lemme know what you think, eh? :)


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In light of only having two copies of Demonic Tutor, I've decided to swap out the one in this deck for the newly-reprinted Grim Tutor so that I can use it elsewhere. Not much of a downgrade, to be honest, and Vilis, Broker of Blood likes it very much, lol.


Date added 1 year
Last updated 3 weeks

This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

20 - 2 Mythic Rares

44 - 1 Rares

14 - 1 Uncommons

16 - 1 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.48
Tokens 2/2 Zombie, Serra, 4/4 Angel, Nixilis
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