Welcome to Rally
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 cards like ancient Ziggurat
, It was too good to pass.
The mana rocks and dorks is where it gets fun.
For Rocks we have some two mana options (no sol ring
, the double colorless isnt terribly useful in our low cmc deck)
Pillar of Origins
and Cryptolith Rite
can be amazing to ramp with your many cheap creatures, now everyone can tap for mana!
is excellent, because in the early game the haste can more easily contribute to playing creatures
Drover of the Mighty
Druid of the Anima
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 a hierarch 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
Shaman of Forgotten Ways
is just good
is just better
On to Creatures. Our best Creatures will be the ones that give combat buffs. Some just buff damage.
(Shut up I know it's not a creature)
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
Throne of the High City
can be sacrificed to become the monarch, its cheapish, we might as well go for it.
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!
Runic Armasour is not a human
, he is a dino. But Chris Pratt is a Human
and he likes dinos, so I think this still works
Avaricous Dragon is a Dragon. It is not a human
, but it can draw cards. Unfortunately it melts our hand each turn. Then again, we weren't using those cards anyways. Hellbent is fun right?
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. 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
+ 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
Finally our COMMANDER
Samut the Tested
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.