Master of Cruelties combo with Kaalia of the Vast

So with MTG’s new set Dragon’s Maze, Kaalia of the Vast just got a brand new Killer combo with Master of Cruelties. Master of Cruelties ability.

“First strike, deathtouch
Master of Cruelties can only attack alone. Whenever Master of Cruelties attacks a player and isn’t blocked, that player’s life total becomes 1. Master of Cruelties assigns no combat damage this combat.”

Since Kaalia of the Vast’s ability sneaks Master of Cruelties into play it could be a potential win in one turn with no blockers. If your able to get Kaalia out turn 3 this could make for a great turn 4 kill which is awesome for EDH. So if you already have a commander deck with Kaalia in it, Master of Cruelties just became a must have edition!

Master of Cruelties

Master of Cruelties


Kaalia of the Vast

Kaalia of the Vast

3 thoughts on “Master of Cruelties combo with Kaalia of the Vast

  1. dave

    By the then if you already have something like curse of the peirced heart or havoc festival out its game at the beginning of their turn. Im pretty sure the master comes in tapped but cannot attack due to his ability.. but turn 6 use say a hearth charm, well nuf said haha.

  2. Juan Thompson

    This combo does not work. The keywords are “attacks” and “attacking”. Attacks means that the creature was declared an attacker during the declare attacker step and is then considered attacking. But attacking does not necessarily mean “attacks”. So then technically Cruelty never attacks but is only attacking and his effect does not trigger. If attacks and attacking weren’t considered different then this combo still wouldn’t work in my opinion. But I wouldn’t be able to back it up if they were the same.


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