Quote from Macabre »Just to confirm - is the manabase an upgrade to the precons manabase? If so then how did you upgrade it?
Do keep in mind that while Kaalia is one of the best in her colors, the point of running her is to cheat big stuff out early and quick, so if you're wanting to build mardu off of owning the manabase then make sure it's good enough to guarentee all 3 colors untapped around turn 3 or 4.
There are a tremendous pile of 2-cmc mana rocks that are nice turn-2 plays to allow a turn-3 kaalia, but if your manabase has a compliment of tap-lands and it slows down your ability to push Kaalia out early, then it kinda defeats the point of running Kaalia.
She also benefits from cards like Hall of the Bandit lord which tends to stress on more budget manabase as a colorless source.
So without knowing your exact situation, I'd say if you can consistently see all 3 colors around turn-3 or 4, then anything listed above, but if all colors are not available by then then maybe not kaalia.