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A horrifyingly good commander to be sure.

The strategy with her: R.P.K.C. (Reanimate, Protect, Kill, Creatures)

Reanimate: Trust me, the kill spells will fly out of hands early and often. Reya Dawnbringer, Unburial Rites (so good, don't underestimate flashback), Torrent of Souls, Karmic Guide (now an angel!), and of course Phyrexian Reclamation are all fantastic options that you don't see in many current Kaalia decks.

Protect: I'll spare you the ton of ways to protect her, but two big ones are Emerge Unscathed, because it often leads to 3 protected attacks and Apostle's Blessing for the colorless quality. Of course equips can play in here as well, but I'm a fan of instant speed.

Kill: Get rid of the blockers and future attackers, duh. Phyrexian Purge has been a particularly awesome one for me, gets rid of the early... (see all)
Posted By: SeiberTross (10/13/2011 12:02:17 AM)


If you choose to NOT take the EDH path, she has some friends waiting....
Posted By: phyrexiantrygon (1/29/2012 1:10:43 PM)


She is actually in a very evil conspiracy to get Emrakul, the Aeons Torn out as fast as she can and destroy everything.
Posted By: KokoshoForPresident (5/11/2012 11:42:00 AM)


My friend got a little bit ahead of himself and put Sunblast Angel on the battlefield with Kaalia's effect. He traded me the angel after that game.
Posted By: IUHoosier (9/10/2011 2:27:15 PM)


Character Bio:
Kaalia of the Vast sits within her mountain chapel pondering both the heavenly host and the infernal horde, tormented by her past, scarred by devastation. Her once-simple life as a cleric was reduced to ashes when shadowy beings massacred her congregation. Somehow she survived, but her soul was fractured, and a growing hatred soon grew in the cracks. Now, driven by a righteous fury and an unholy thirst for revenge, Kaalia broods feverishly, amassing her vast power, waiting to unleash her apocalyptic might upon any who stand in her way.
Posted By: Feralsymphony (7/7/2011 11:20:58 AM)


She is so pretty, and Definantly AMAZING.
Posted By: TheSwarm (6/18/2011 11:10:18 AM)


Run with edgewalker.
Posted By: divine_exodus (8/27/2011 2:29:24 PM)


Beautiful art + fun ability = win
Posted By: Kryplixx (6/17/2011 11:34:51 AM)


I like to think of her as Geist of Saint Traft on steroids.
Posted By: LordRandomness (12/8/2011 2:43:38 PM)


too bad dread cacodemon doesn't work with her
Posted By: Arachibutyrophobia (7/13/2011 6:27:52 PM)


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I am in favor of the notion that EDH should be casual and fun, but to those who dislike this card for that reason, I think you are misdirecting your frustration. People are competitive, cards are not. A Card is only as good as the other x in the deck make it. it is true that this commander doesn't leave a lot of room for creative deck-building, but it itself doesn't make a powerful, no-fun deck. I bought this very early in my EDH playing career, and I didn't own all the flashy Kaalia targets, so I was essentially using her for tempo, not ramp (similar, i know, but the difference is plopping down a serra angel with her turn 5 so I can use my 5 mana on other things, versus getting out iona, shield of emeria 100 turns early).

No one is saying you can't run casual cards. electropotence, magus of the moat, earthquake. No one's saying you have to run general tucks like cha... (see all)
Posted By: Three_Toe (3/8/2014 10:16:16 AM)


Put this up there with Doubling Season, Training Grounds, Painter's Servant, and Intruder Alarm for most referenced cards.

Aside from that, she just bugs my Timmy a bit because I've been making all kinds of Demon decks for years. Unplayable, huge, demons and decks filled with them all in the name of "These are so awesome!"; but this card makes stuff like that too easy. Hear me out..

To me; part of Timmy-ism is actually paying the huge mana cost. I can get a 9/9 for 3 mana off of a Titan Forge and Coretapper; but that doesn't feel even half as huge as the Sundering Titan to my Timmy. Getting a 6/4 wind-mill slammed Pit Spawn feels bigger and way more bad ass. Why? Because you paid huge mana for it. Timmy's don't want to Show and Tell or Kaalia in my experience; they want to ram... (see all)
Posted By: blurrymadness (2/13/2014 12:23:56 PM)


Shooot, I don't even run her in commander, personally, I think I'd like to run something less easily removed, but she works wonders in 60-card decks.

Tutor Avacyn, Angel of Hope and play Kaalia (Use Dash Hopes to discourage removal)
Drop Avacyn next turn covering Kaalia and my army of vampires and angels attacking with her.
Smile wide and evil and laugh if it's total overkill.

Kaalia gives me Avacyn; Kaalia makes my day. :)

Barring giants like Worldspine Wurm though. The thing is, she's not overpowered when faced with casual decks that drop things like that as fast as you do. Elvish Piper is the green equivalent, if they need it given the massive mana ramp green has. (I say this because my brother uses it.) Kaalia won't always be available as you may not always draw her. Sure, she can be tutored, but I'd rather search Thought Hemorrhage and get rid of Elvish Piper or nuisances li... (see all)
Posted By: KingRusty (7/30/2013 12:28:23 AM)


So powerful!
It would be hilarious if they ended up banning a card from Commander as a commander.
Posted By: Lord_of_Gelectrodes (7/17/2013 11:26:51 AM)


This card ruins the fun of EDH. If you play competitively, go ahead and use her, but if you're playing casual, your friends are going to hate you sooner or later.
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (11/4/2012 3:12:31 AM)


Angels and demons and dragons, OH MY!
Posted By: VirusVescichetta (10/28/2012 8:24:51 PM)


I find it interesting how she's willing to work with demons, given that the one she's apparently seeking vengeance against is Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis. Apparently, he slaughtered the Leonin that gave her the name Kaalia (it was just Lia before).

Yknow, between your comments whining about your church on all the devil creatures from Innistrad block and on stuff like this, you're like a living breathing example of a failpost.

Posted By: SirMalkin (10/25/2012 10:49:14 PM)


Say hello to an Utvara Hellkite!
Posted By: SnackyNorph (10/13/2012 10:43:05 PM)


Fail card is fail. To many Timmy nubs referencing this on anything remotely relevant, leading me to a .5/5 rating.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (10/13/2012 6:27:08 PM)


@ParallaxtheRevan - Why do you gotta hate the Phelddagrif??
Posted By: Alsebra (8/24/2012 11:43:10 AM)


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