Allay

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Exodus (EXO) Common

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Allay

Instant

Buyback (3) (You may pay an additional (3) as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)

Destroy target enchantment.

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Allay Discussion

carpecanum on A New Hope

3 weeks ago

Allay (for the recast ability)

Legacy's Allure, Stasis Snare, Pacifism etc are cheap enough to cast and still use your boss ability

Aether Tunnel to make your boss unblockable like Aqueous Form

Righteous Authority

carpecanum on Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper - Budget

1 month ago

Allay and maybe a couple other spells with Buyback would fit here.

ForTheOldFrame on The Abzan Enchanter's Essential Style Collection

4 months ago

Philigan87: Thank you! I feel vindicated to know that some of the old cards impress you; you clearly know the modern game very well, and I think that if you like a card, it says something!

For Omnath (and related threats), I'm planning to run Circle of Protection: Red, Slaughter, and Deathgrip. The catch is that they're all very expensive to use; I can see the point of Armament of Nyx, if you don't expect too many Wraths or have a good way to get cards back from the graveyard.

Spectra Ward: I like the abilities but not the casting cost. I'd definitely prefer Flickering Ward, especially since it's a card-drawing engine with Enchantresses in play.

Silent Sentinel: use Monk Idealist.

Agreed that Broken Fall is unnecessary with Karador. It gives you some more draw with Enchantresses, but you don't need that if you're making efficient use of your graveyard.

Definitely drop the Boon Satyr. What do you think of Brilliant Halo or Fallen Ideal in his role?

I agree that Dueling Grounds isn't the best card here; it's one of those cards that either you build the whole deck around, or you don't use at all...

Some other cards I think you'll find interesting:

  • Light of Day is a one-card win condition against most Zombie decks.
  • Allay. (Note, Shred Memory can tutor into it.) I think Allay has a place in almost any deck, but it's something to worry about once people who splash white discover it. As answers to it, there are three white counterspells in Future Sight (there's a "List of Color Pie Bends/Breaks" that mentions them) -- and there's Null Brooch, from Exodus, the same set as Allay itself.
  • Sacred Mesa. At first I was stubbornly running it because I liked the flavor; but I'm starting to think that it's a really strong card. Look at Black Market + Sacred Mesa + Twilight Drover , especially!
  • For mana ramp: Carpet of Flowers and Priest of Titania. Priest of Titania is one of those cards that breaks the game completely if she sticks around -- and I think she's on-theme for this deck, too! (Imagine getting away with Priest of Titania + Soul Foundry .)

ForTheOldFrame on Sidar (non)Combo

4 months ago

What do you think of Allay and Elvish Fury? They're slow and heavy-weight, but Allay is great for breaking through lockdown enchantments, and Elvish Fury is an incredibly frustrating card to play against. With your Gaea's Cradle, you should have enough mana to make good use of them.

ForTheOldFrame on Aryel, Knight of Tribal

4 months ago

All right! Great to see knights being built and used successfully! And I'm really glad to see an Allay in here!

Do you think Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Rogue's Passage are worth combining with your Crusading Knight? I imagine he already attracts all the removal he's going to...

Do you think Archetype of Finality is worth running, since you already have Knighthood?

carpecanum on Cats with Hammers

8 months ago

Heroic Intervention can also prevent boardwipes for all your permanents.

Nemesis Mask on an indestructible leaves all your other creatures unblocked.

Since you have only a single enchantment you can afford some mass enchantment removal like Back to Nature or maybe Allay.

ForTheOldFrame on Boros Banding??

8 months ago

Banding is glorious! It's a fun, flavorful mechanic, and very strong... so strong that when you describe it for the first time, it sounds like you're cheating. (This is probably why they dropped it.)

You should definitely replace the Cooperation with your Cathars' Crusade; auras are disappointingly weak. I love the flavor of Serra's Embrace, but I never run it anymore...

My dinosaur mind also thinks of Allay and Shattering Pulse. Allay is a lot better than Demystify, and I'm sure there's room for Shattering Pulse somewhere; also think about Viashino Heretic.

On my side, I'm going to have to order my own weight in Oketra's Monument, Launch the Fleet, and Temple of Triumph. I'm still getting back into the game after a long hiatus, and I like the look of those cards...

carpecanum on It's Good to Have Land

1 year ago

Allay, Invulnerability (there are lots of cheap buyback spells, these are the ones i use) or Isochron Scepter could give you extra spells to cast.

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