Alliance of Arms

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare

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Alliance of Arms

Sorcery

Join Forces - Starting with you, each player may pay any amount of mana. Each player puts X 1/1 white Soldier tokens onto the battlefield, where X is the total amount of mana paid this way.

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Alliance of Arms Discussion

RamaLama on Quick...Kill The Hippo!!

1 week ago

Thanks to everyone for your comments on my deck. I am so behind in responding though so let's see if I can catch up...

First of all, thank you to CrystallizedRomance, ACDAMAN, wellhistranger, RazortoothMtg, DexRain, NimbusNobody, DarkStarStorm and TimothyClover for all your kind words, you made Phelddagrif blush.

As for the suggestions, the two walls you suggested dankmim, have both been in the deck at some point, and Fog Bank still is, but I've come to realize that once people know that you're not any kind of threat, they pretty much leave you alone. Not that I should leave myself totally defenseless, that wouldn't be good, but I think that overdoing the pillow-fort aspect of the deck leaves me with fewer cards that actually do what the deck is intended to do.

DexRain, I bought a copy of Jace Beleren for the deck, but after giving it some thought, came to the conclusion that it is just too scary a card to be sitting on the battlefield ticking up with his ultimate staring people in the face, even if I never intend to use it. I'm giving out so much card draw that I always have to be conscience of how low everyone's libraries are getting, so if I'm worried about it, you know they are.

Those are all good suggestions, TheWallinator74 and I've considered all of them over time. With Ghirapur Orrery, the second ability, which kicks in when someone has no cards in hand, will just never happen since I'm giving out so much card draw, so the question has to be asked, is the first ability alone worth the 4 mana it cost to cast it?

Hunted Wumpus has the one time ETB effect which is okay but there again, is the one time effect worth the 4 mana? The main problem I have with the card though is that it is a 6/6, and big green stompy creatures can be seen as a threat.

Tempting Wurm has two problems. The first is that he is a 5/5 which can be threatening, but also if one person has a Reliquary Tower effect in play and the others don't, it would allow them to dump many more threats onto the battlefield than their opponents.

I thought about Weird Harvest too, but giving out card draw is one thing, allowing people to tutor up their combos is another, so I haven't included that one yet.

I didn't put Tempt with Glory in the deck earlier because I didn't think it did enough for the mana cost, but lately with all the hype surrounding the Atraxa, Praetors' Voice Commander deck, I'm even more reluctant to include it.

I do like Alliance of Arms and I have one. I'm not sure why it's not in here. Stay tuned, I may soon be including it.

Thanks again to everyone who has liked and commented on this deck. Even if I don't reply as quickly as I would like due to some comments requiring a rather lengthy response (like this one), I do read them in a timely manner and appreciate them all.

cklise on Tokens for everyone!!!!

2 months ago

Here is a fairly exhaustive accounting of cards that create small tokens for your opponents that haven't already been mentioned: Benevolent Offering, Dovescape, Mercy Killing, Alliance of Arms, Dark Salvation, Greener Pastures, Infernal Genesis, Tombstone Stairwell, Akroan Horse, Forbidden Orchard. Some are easier than others to control.

Jakobel on ~Life sucks~ Fat Karlov remains unbeaten...

2 months ago

Alliance of Arms also works well with Sanguine Bond, Defiant Bloodlord and Suture Priest, and it helps with cards such as Aetherflux Reservoir or Test of Endurance - so rather versatile and therefore a winner :-)

kathor on ~Life sucks~ Fat Karlov remains unbeaten...

2 months ago

You should consider Alliance of Arms for this deck then. It is a cheap token generator that costs 1 Mana and you only need to pump when it resolves, so it can't be countered then. With Cliffhaven Vampire or any of the other Lifegain triggers + Soul Sisters or Authority of the Consuls it can win the game instantly. 5 Players, 5 extra mana, 25 tokens, 25 life trigger + 25 damage to all players. Even if Cliffhaven is missing it gives Karlov +50/+50 then.

g0regrind on Hunted Illness

3 months ago

Alliance of Arms in Multiplayer!I am actually building a deck for Multiplayer incorporating that card, your deck idea (I've seen it in magic online before googling it and landing here) and am thinking about adding Cloudshift as well, to combo with etb effects.

Mrchargerlover on White Soldier Token

3 months ago

Needs more serious boosting to soldiers. To fix that ad something like Coat of Arms, Door of Destinies ,Stoneforge Masterwork , etc. You also need better token summoning so shit like Alliance of Arms, Benalish Commander, or Conqueror's Pledge works perfectly.

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