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Kambal: Life-drain as mean as it can possibly get!

Commander / EDH Combo Enchantment Lifegain Necropotence WB (Orzhov)



The deck's concept is quite easy to grasp.

In the first turns try to cast little spells and control the board with removals and board-wipes while exploiting Kambal's ability to drain everybody. The main strategy is to pass under the radar while simultaneously increasing your life total and lowering your opponent's life total. Probably the best T1 or T2 play (unless you lack of just one combo-piece) is to tutor for and drop a solid Land Tax as it empties the library of basics and resolves the mana problem. Ideally having an early line of defense is also crucial depending on the strategy that other players are developing (for example Ghostly Prison or Koskun Falls sometimes saves entire games).

In the mid-game try to close the game with some huge life-draining spells or X-spells exploiting Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth or alternatively combo off with

  1. Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank

  2. Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond or Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose

  3. Aetherflux Reservoir + Bolas's Citadel + Sensei's Divining Top

I am currently experimenting with some cards and I'm glad to receive suggestions and tips, I really want to optimize as much as possible this list so I'm open to suggestions and painfull but necessary cuts.


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44% Casual

56% Competitive

Top Ranked
Date added 3 months
Last updated 1 month
Exclude colors URG
Key combos

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

13 - 0 Mythic Rares

48 - 0 Rares

13 - 0 Uncommons

7 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.78
Tokens Treasure, City's Blessing
Folders Defined Commander Decks
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