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Deck Link | Kaalia, Mirror Breaker cEDH

  1. Infinite Combo
  2. Synergy

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Deck Stats

Cards: Buried Alive + Reanimate

CMC:

Reanimate alternates: Animate Dead , Dance of the Dead , Necromancy , Karmic Guide *

  1. Cast Buried Alive
  2. Resolve Buried Alive placing Restoration Angel , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , and Karmic Guide (top) in graveyard
  3. Cast Reanimate target Karmic Guide
  4. Resolve Reanimate and return Karmic Guide to the battlefield
  5. Target Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker with the Karmic Guide ETB
  6. Resolve Karmic Guide ETB returning Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker to battlefield
  7. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker target Karmic Guide
  8. Resolve Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker activated ability placing a Karmic Guide copy on the battlefield
  9. Target Restoration Angel with the Karmic Guide copy ETB
  10. Resolve Karmic Guide copy ETB and return Restoration Angel to the battlefield
  11. Target Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker with the Restoration Angel ETB
  12. Resolve Restoration Angel ETB exiling and returning Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker to the battlefield
  13. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker target Restoration Angel
  14. Resolve Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker activated ability placing a Restoration Angel copy on the battlefield
  15. Repeat steps 11. though 14. an Infinite number of times for Infinite Restoration Angel with haste
  16. Combat phase attack for lethal

Tips:

Cards: Entomb + Animate Dead + Goblin Bombardment

CMC:

Entomb alternates: Leonin Relic-Warder , Buried Alive

Animate Dead alternates: Dance of the Dead , Necromancy

Goblin Bombardment alternates: Razaketh, the Foulblooded *

  1. Cast Goblin Bombardment
  2. Resolve Goblin Bombardment to the battlefield
  3. Cast Entomb
  4. Resolve Entomb placing Leonin Relic-Warder in graveyard
  5. Cast Animate Dead target Leonin Relic-Warder
  6. Resolve Animate Dead ETB and return Leonin Relic-Warder to the battlefield
  7. Target Animate Dead with the Leonin Relic-Warder ETB
  8. Resolve Leonin Relic-Warder ETB exiling Animate Dead
  9. Do not let the Animate Dead LTB resolve!
  10. Instead, activate Goblin Bombardment and sacrifice Leonin Relic-Warder placing in the graveyard
  11. Goblin Bombardment activated ability goes on the stack to deal 1 damage to any target
  12. Resolve Leonin Relic-Warder LTB to return Animate Dead to the battlefield
  13. Repeat steps 6. though 12. an Infinite number of times for Infinite Goblin Bombardment damage
  14. End the loop by not targeting the Animate Dead with the Leonin Relic-Warder ETB in 7.
  15. Resolve Infinite Goblin Bombardment activated abilities from 11. and deal Infinite damage to any targets

Tips:

Cards: Entomb + Animate Dead + Bogardan Hellkite

CMC:

Entomb alternates: Buried Alive

Animate Dead alternates: Dance of the Dead , Necromancy , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker *

Bogardan Hellkite alternates: Dragon Tempest , Rune-Scarred Demon , Vilis, Broker of Blood

  1. Cast Entomb
  2. Resolve Entomb placing Worldgorger Dragon in graveyard
  3. Cast Animate Dead target Worldgorger Dragon
  4. Resolve Animate Dead ETB and return Worldgorger Dragon to the battlefield
  5. Resolve Worldgorger Dragon ETB exiling Animate Dead and all permanents you control
  6. Resolve Animate Dead LTB and sacrifice Worldgorger Dragon
  7. Resolve Worldgorger Dragon LTB returning Animate Dead and all permanents you control to the battlefield
  8. Do not let the Animate Dead ETB resolve!
  9. Instead, all mana producing lands and artifacts
  10. Repeat steps 4. through 9. to generate mana
  11. Cast Bogardan Hellkite with Flash
  12. Resolve Bogardan Hellkite ETB to deal 5 damage to any target
  13. Continue to repeat steps 4. through 9. having Bogardan Hellkite ETB deal Infinite damage to any targets

Tips:

Dark Confidant | Low CMC Draw

Hall of the Bandit Lord | CMC1 One-Shot Dragon Tempest

Steelshaper's Gift | CMC Lightning Greaves

Street Wraith | 98 Card Commander with 38 Life > 99 Card Commander with 40 Life

Buried Alive | Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Karmic Guide , Restoration Angel , Leonin Relic-Warder , Worldgorger Dragon , Razaketh, the Foulblooded

Burning-Rune Demon | Animate Dead + Dance of the Dead , Faithless Looting + Worldgorger Dragon , Demonic Tutor + Vampiric Tutor , Bogardan Hellkite + Dragon Tempest

Demonic Tutor | Buried Alive , Reanimate , Leonin Relic-Warder , Animate Dead , Goblin Bombardment , Entomb , Dragon Tempest , Master of Cruelties , Lightning Greaves

Diabolic Intent | Buried Alive , Reanimate , Leonin Relic-Warder , Animate Dead , Goblin Bombardment , Entomb , Dragon Tempest , Master of Cruelties , Lightning Greaves

Enlightened Tutor | Animate Dead , Necropotence , Goblin Bombardment , Dragon Tempest , Lightning Greaves

Entomb | Leonin Relic-Warder , Worldgorger Dragon , Faithless Looting , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Razaketh, the Foulblooded

Gamble | Buried Alive , Reanimate , Leonin Relic-Warder , Animate Dead , Goblin Bombardment , Entomb , Dragon Tempest , Master of Cruelties , Lightning Greaves

Grim Tutor | Buried Alive , Reanimate , Leonin Relic-Warder , Animate Dead , Goblin Bombardment , Entomb , Dragon Tempest , Master of Cruelties , Lightning Greaves

Imperial Seal | Buried Alive , Reanimate , Leonin Relic-Warder , Animate Dead , Goblin Bombardment , Entomb , Dragon Tempest , Master of Cruelties , Lightning Greaves

Mausoleum Secrets | Reanimate , Animate Dead , Entomb , Tainted Pact

Steelshaper's Gift | Lightning Greaves

Tainted Pact | Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Master of Cruelties , Necromancy , Angel of Despair

Vampiric Tutor | Buried Alive , Reanimate , Leonin Relic-Warder , Animate Dead , Goblin Bombardment , Entomb , Dragon Tempest , Master of Cruelties , Lightning Greaves

Razaketh, the Foulblooded | Leonin Relic-Warder , Animate Dead , Goblin Bombardment

Rune-Scarred Demon | Buried Alive , Reanimate , Leonin Relic-Warder , Animate Dead , Goblin Bombardment , Entomb , Dragon Tempest , Master of Cruelties , Lightning Greaves

Wishclaw Talisman | Hellkite Tyrant , Buried Alive , Reanimate , Leonin Relic-Warder , Animate Dead , Goblin Bombardment , Entomb , Dragon Tempest , Master of Cruelties , Lightning Greaves

10/03/2017 | Avg. Turn 5.0

02/01/2019 | Avg. Turn 5.0 | Combo 50% | Synergy 20% | Damage 30%

01/27/2020 | Avg. Turn 4.3 | Combo 70% | Synergy 20% | Damage 10% | T3 Land 100%

Maybeboard Evaluation

Maralen of the Mornsong + Opposition Agent | Eliminate Opponents Draw + Tutor Cards from Opponents Libraries

Twinflame + Dualcaster Mage | Infinite Human Wizards

Dockside Extortionist + Corpse Dance + Goblin Bombardment + [5 Opponent Artifact/Enchantment] | Infinite Damage

Razaketh, the Foulblooded + Dockside Extortionist + [5 Opponent Artifact/Enchantment] | Tutor Corpse Dance then Almost Infinite Tutor

Comments with recommendations or criticism to improve deck and synergy is appreciated and would help me out!

Angel of Despair | Low Synergy Outside Worldgorger Dragon Combo

Bogardan Hellkite | High CMC, Same use as Dragon Tempest

Rakdos the Defiler | Low Multi-Player Synergy

Ransack the Lab | No Card Advantage

Talisman of Conviction | Off-Colors

Worldgorger Dragon | Duplication of Leonin Relic-Warder , Needs Bogardan Hellkite

Aurelia, the Warleader | 79% of 2036 decks | +59% synergy

Lord of the Void | 61% of 2036 decks | 51% synergy

Boros Signet | 80% of 2054 decks | 11% synergy

  • Excludes 51.55% for 20.62%, No statistical advantage

  • Even though it's , the makes it , Too slow

Considerations

Bruna, the Fading Light   + Gisela, the Broken Blade | Brisela, Voice of Nightmares

Hellkite Charger or Aggravated Assault + Sword of Feast and Famine | Infinite Combat Phases

Crucible of Worlds + Armageddon or Ravages of War or Cataclysm | Synergy Land Destruction + Strip Mine + Wasteland

Crucible of Worlds + Command Beacon | Synergy CMC 5 Kaalia of the Vast

Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood + Damage or Life Gain | Infinite Damage + Life Gain

Sneak Attack + Imperial Recruiter or Recruiter of the Guard | Tutor Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Village Bell-Ringer or Felidar Guardian Infinite Flicker Combo

Adarkar Valkyrie + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Goblin Bombardment | Infinite Damage

Adarkar Valkyrie + Karmic Guide + Lightning Greaves or Dragon Tempest + Goblin Bombardment | Infinite Damage

Adarkar Valkyrie + Aurelia, the Warleader + Goblin Bombardment | Infinite Combat Phases

Adarkar Valkyrie + Zealous Conscripts + Goblin Bombardment | Infinite Damage

Thornbite Staff + Adarkar Valkyrie or Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Creature + Goblin Bombardment | Infinite Damage

Thornbite Staff + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Angel of Despair | Synergy Destroy All Creatures

Village Bell-Ringer or Zealous Conscripts or Felidar Guardian + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker | Infinite Haste Creatures

Village Bell-Ringer + Adarkar Valkyrie + Goblin Bombardment | Infinite Damage

Lightning Crafter + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Goblin Bombardment | Infinite Damage

Kormus Bell + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth + Linvala, Keeper of Silence or Balefire Dragon | Synergy No Mana

Sundial of the Infinite + Whip of Erebos or Sneak Attack | Exile Avoidance

Reveillark + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Goblin Bombardment | Infinite Damage

Reveillark + Karmic Guide + Goblin Bombardment | Infinite Damage

Wispweaver Angel + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker | Infinite Haste Angels

Combat Celebrant + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker | Infinite Combat Phases

Stranglehold + Maralen of the Mornsong | Prevent Opponents Draw

Angel's Grace + Ad Nauseam | Infinite Tutor + Sickening Dreams Eliminate Opponents

Conspicuous Snoop + Goblin Recruiter | Tutor Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker then Mogg Fanatic Infinite Damage

Hatred + Baneslayer Angel or Gisela, Blade of Goldnight or Gisela, the Broken Blade or Lyra Dawnbringer or Kaalia of the Vast | Eliminate Opponent

Dockside Extortionist + Goblin Bombardment + Sigil of the New Dawn + 4 opponents artifact/enchantment | Infinite Damage

Leonin Relic-Warder + Animate Dead or Dance of the Dead or Necromancy + Blood Artist or Corpse Knight or Zulaport Cutthroat or Impact Tremors | Infinite Damage

In June 2020, I've decided to abandon the combat damage line.

Combat damage lines are a core strength of Kaalia of the Vast and I've have had fantastic success within that line.

Here are a couple reasons that led to the final decision to remove the combat damage line:

  1. Win rates for combo/synergy began exceeding 90% combined; combat damage falling to 10% (1 in 10 wins)

  2. I only ever tutor primary combo ( Buried Alive + Reanimate ) or alternative ( Entomb + Animate Dead ). On occasion I would Tainted Pact into a Master of Cruelties or Hellkite Tyrant , but almost never a Gisela, Blade of Goldnight . If I tutor combat damage lines, I don't have enough card advantage to draw into my combo cards and run out of gas.

  3. I could outpace Prossh, Skyraider of Kher or Atraxa, Praetors' Voice with combat damage, as well as eliminate a Grixis () opponent, or disrupt their efficient win lines, however, with the popularity of Thassa's Oracle (less so post Flash ban), I'd often eliminate one opponent, only to see another opponent combo win uninterrupted.

Core contributors to include a combat line:

  1. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight
  2. Serra Ascendant
  3. Balefire Dragon
  4. Gisela, the Broken Blade
  5. Archfiend of Despair

Special mention:

  1. Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
  2. Avacyn, Angel of Hope
  3. Demonlord Belzenlok
  4. Hatred
  5. Lyra Dawnbringer
  6. Baneslayer Angel

Potential cuts:

  1. Angel's Grace | Thassa's Oracle interaction
  2. Praetor's Grasp | Thassa's Oracle interaction (Lose synergy with Tainted Pact )
  3. Thoughtseize | Thassa's Oracle interaction (Lose synergy with Worldgorger Dragon )
  4. Silence | Control Synergy

Alternative cuts:

  1. Ransack the Lab | Draw
  2. Night's Whisper | Draw
  3. Necromancy | Recursion (Lose synergy with Worldgorger Dragon )
  4. Dance of the Dead | Recursion for combo only (Lose synergy with Worldgorger Dragon and Leonin Relic-Warder )
  5. Wishclaw Talisman | Tutor combo (Lose synergy with Hellkite Tyrant )
  6. Mox Opal | Situational mana
This is a complicated discussion, it's not worth building a comprehensive model based on deck makeup, as it would be quite complicated
  • Commander decks are very unlikely to be truly randomized through shuffling due to their size
  • You only have a Mox Opal in opening hand 7% of the time anyway, intersecting probability is low, assumed drawn
  • Draw Street Wraith , Tutor Enlightened Tutor , Fetch Bloodstained Mire , Create Dockside Extortionist complicate and increase probability
  • I've include Steelshaper's Gift and Enlightened Tutor in my deck stats
  • Artifacts may not combine Vault of Whispers / Ancient Den , Wishclaw Talisman / Sol Ring , combine rates estimated
  • Assumes land drops are not missed and imprint costs are payable for Chrome Mox and Mox Diamond
  • Using a hypergeometric distribution, we assume, Population 98 (99 - Mox Opal ), Sample size 6 (7 -