Welcome to Rally
Samut Voice of Dissent
is Ugly as sin, possibly more ugly. She's no Topan Freeblade
, but she is unquestionably our best option. She's human
, gives our creatures haste and can just carry the game. She is practically mandatory in the deck. I've tried it without. It bites. My only recommendation would be to send her in to an artist to get a custom artwork done to improve her aesthetics.
This is a human
tribal deck (mostly, I mean come on, who actually pulls off a complete tribal theme? I wanted that Kaladesh spice - hope of ghirapur
so I had to compromise) The battle plan is to play fast, get creatures on board quickly with mana producers, swing with combat buffs and repeat. So lets look at that mana.
The land base is primarily budget, with some splurging for shock
lands like Stomping Ground
and Temple Garden
, as well as one fetchland, Windswept heath
. We don't want multiple fetch lands really because too many might jeopardize our land drops.
The mana rocks and dorks is where it gets fun.
For Rocks we have some two mana options (no sol ring
, the double colorless isn't terribly useful in our low cmc deck, we have too many colored mana costs.)
and Cryptolith Rite
can be amazing to ramp with your many cheap creatures, now everyone can tap for mana!
is pretty good as an early game play that becomes larger the more we use it.
can be good as a turn one play, the further in the game we are, the less useful it becomes. When opponents have a board state, we can't confidently sneak him in. But if you get to the point where all opponents build impenetrable boards, we likely lose at that point anyway, RIP in peace naya
On to Creatures. Our best Creatures will be the ones that give combat buffs. Some just buff damage.
is like honored hierarch
, great in early game but difficult to swing in with in a late game board state.
Hero of Bladehold
great creature, adds more bodies each attack
Mayor of Avabruck
Pianna, Nomad Captain
A worse Hero, with the right board state, it could be more dangerous
, idk it's fine
has an etb that places counters and grows bigger as we commit more threats, great card
There's also some non +X rally
, we can swing with impunity
Odric, Lunarch Marshal
shares abilities like double strike and vigilance
among our creatures
Odric, Master Tactician
can absolutely just win you the game, especially if deployed after Samut the Tested
is on board
I'll be honest, we're not blue, people. without hemorrhaging cash, we're not drawing cards. That being said, we do have some options.
In land cards we have some cycle dual lands in Naya
Path of Ancestry
is great for the scry.
In artifacts we have Lifecrafter's bestiary
. I love the card, it may not be incredible, but it carried me in standard, so it gets a spot in the deck.
Finally we have some creatures with card draw.
Ranger of Eos
is weird, but good. We can grab some amazing creatures with his ability, tons of answers and tons of humans
can be a good political tool
is a HUMAN
that can draw cards as an ability. INSTANT INCLUDE!
this is the combo
Uncage the Menagerie
can be cast for four to draw several incredible humans (or cast it for more to grab some Odrics) but at 4 mana, you draw like 20 2 CMC humans. Play one or two humans. Attack. Discard a dozen or more humans, Pass. Great. Next turn you can drop Angel of Glory's Rise
to return all humans to the battlefield and exile
some zombies. Suck it black decks!
We also have Eldritch evolution
for specific cards, Note, Eldritch Evolution
targeting Samut the Tested
for Angel Of Glory's Rise
WILL return Samut and all graveyard Creatures with haste to the field.
could be good, maybe not. I like it.
is a personal favorite. I love my opponents baffled faces when I bop their commander for 5.
is a new inclusion, really fun to explode fireballs into opponents.
Hope of Ghirapur
is great for guaranteeing we can land threats. No one expects the hope of Ghirapur
Our angels are a new inclusion.
We have Angel of Sanctions
for a flying, recursive, exile
creature, one of my favorite cards.
We also have Angel of Condemnation
for another exile
We have Angel of Invention
which is another rally
bot, only as an angel
. There are undoubtedly better options, but this gets us another angel
and specifically an angel
from Kaladesh! :)
Finally we have our greatest card, Angel of Glory's rise
. It is sublime.
The game plan
is to swing early and often. We want to win through combat damage and that will necessitate losing some creatures. If you think an opponent will block one of your rally
creatures, try swinging your rally
creatures at one opponent who won't and your disposable creatures at the opponent you're most concerned about. Not every single creature needs to target the same opponent. Diversify to maximize your utility. People pick certain commanders like Sram Senior Edificer
for a reason, they won't likely trade their commander for a 2 drop creature.
Another tip is don't forget Samut Voice of Dissent
AND can untap creatures for one white mana!