Alpha Status

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Scourge (SCG) Uncommon

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Alpha Status

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 for each other creature in play that shares a creature type with it.

Alpha Status Discussion

Agrothorn on Planet of the Apes

3 weeks ago

Love the tribal theme!

Of course, there are some great tribal and gruul lands you can add, but then it starts getting expensive. I would consider tagging this as a "budget deck"; imo, budget tribal (espically more obsecure creature types) are the best! Really forces for some creative deck building.

I would check out your mana base and decide if Gruul Turf is a really needed. Personally, i'm not a big fan of these cards due to the risk/slow speed, but if you like them, play them!!

I did a few playtests and it plays a bit slower than expected. I would certainly recommend adding a 4th Kird Ape . Are you open to adding mana accelleration? I'm sure there are a few solid ones that won't be too far outside of theme. Oh, have you considered using an Emerald Medallion ?! Monkeys like to steal shiny things!! I think it would create a lot of value. Urza lands would work nice, but I feel it may be too far from the theme.

I think Alpha Status is a "win more" card in this sorta mana heavy/bigger critter deck, where by the time you play it to have value (e.g. 3 or more creatures on the board, for +4/+4), it may be too late or not as rewarding. Now that I look at some of the oracle wording, some apes are now considered a monkey, so they won't help each other out... boo.

For Monkey Cage , maybe cut 1 because I think you will need a lot of mana to guarantee it to give you value e.g. a creature with mana cost 3 or greater.

Man... I so many ideas!

How about Summit Apes !! Those with your Gorilla Berserkers with first strike and/or lure equipment. Viridian Claw , Nemesis Mask <--maybe too slow?? Spells, Roar of Challenge or Declare Dominance <--bonus gorilla art!!

If you go with the Emerald Medallion , maybe swap out Ravenous Baboons for a bigger green one?

Play around with it and I'll check back!

McToters on Rafiq's Exaulted Army

1 month ago

Nice brew so far!

I have a few suggestions and they all are a bit different: not sure if needing the tokens to be the same creature type helps you at all but Arcane Adaptation could be a great add if you also add in Alpha Status . Another possible pump for Rafiq is Berserk a one-shot kill if you know you have it. Mirror Entity is also always something to think about for most token decks even if you are only going to swing with one creature. It’s another way to pump. Maybe Anointed Procession ? Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist also seems like a decent add to allow you to control combat a little better.

Sweet deck! +1

gingerthewritingdog on Atraxa, Horror Tribal

1 month ago

Some changelings might help the deck out, although they do kill some of the flavor. You also might want to add Urza's Incubator , Icon of Ancestry , and Alpha Status .

McToters on Angus's Petting Zoo

6 months ago

Sweet idea! The squirrel theme is amazing. +1

A suggestion for making your squirrels big in a jam, Mirror Entity . Other ideas: Beastmaster Ascension , Tribal Unity , Triumph of the Hordes , classic Overrun , maybe Kamahl, Fist of Krosa ? Other pumps if interested: Craterhoof Behemoth , Pathbreaker Ibex , Decimator of the Provinces , Siege Behemoth , Day of the Dragons could be super interesting as well. I would say stuff like Overrun and Dragons are probably the weakest here strictly going by the triple of one color needed to cast in a three color deck.

You could even run something like Nemesis Mask to try and swing through for damage as well.

If you’re looking to go tall, maybe Alpha Status or Berserk for funsies.

And finally, if you’re looking for a quick little enchantment combo... you could run Ajani's Chosen + Enchanted Evening for infinite tokens.

Apollo_Paladin on Tae'rin Terror (Elf Zerg)

8 months ago

Hey, I appreciate the inputs!

  • I agree with Staff of Domination as it is used in quite a few combo decks, but it's a fairly expensive buy so I imagine it'll be a while before this deck sees any of them.

  • Krosan Grip is a good call, I'll likely sideboard them to swap out in case Split Second becomes required, but I think I'll leave Naturalize in for now since even 1 less mana allows for it to be more viable early-game before most of my key elves are in play

  • I agree with the Alpha Status assessment for sure, and mostly so on Heedless One as well. Tribal Unity has proved to be a decent finisher given the amount of mana the deck can crank out.

  • I'm already using Green Sun's Zenith on my Sideboard, and Concordant Crossroads would be killer, but along the same lines as Staff of Domination, the main constraint is my budget.

  • 4x Wellwisher is almost certainly overkill, almost by design with all of the 'elf count' cards I use. Currently my chief defense early-on is just to eat all attack damage to save/protect elves until the deck can really explode. Generally, this only occurs for 1-2 turns, but ensuring I have at least one of these guys out has been a real crutch. I agree though that after a certain point it becomes almost moot. Still, should I need extra cards to drop, 1 or 2 of these could probably stand to go depending on what I get to replace them.

I've been looking at making some changes to this deck, so you've definitely given me some thinking points. It looks like I'm reaching a point where the only way to improve on the deck is to start dropping significant cash on it, and while that's not completely restrictive to me, it definitely will definitely add quite a bit of time onto how long it'll take to acquire everything. (A general browse indicates I'll likely even need to shop multiple sites on some of the pricier/higher demand ones; most sites only have 1-2 copies in stock without getting into the realm of foils and such on things like Staff of Domination and Concordant Crossroads.)

sholva on Tae'rin Terror (Elf Zerg)

8 months ago

Hi, i am returning the favor of commenting each others deck.

I would prefer Staff of Domination in this deck. you have tons of mana, and after you have Elvish Archdruid or Priest of Titania and it gives 5 mana, you got infinite mana, life, cards with it.

Since the mana isn't issue i would change Naturalize to Krosan Grip because of the split second.

I don't see much use of Alpha Status or Heedless One Tribal Unity . I would use Joraga Warcaller . Also 4 Wellwisher is kinda overkill?

Have you considered combo Nettle Sentinel with Heritage Druid ? if you got 2 sentinels in battle field and at least one heritage druid, whenever you play 1 elf you can untap sentinels and tap em and that one more elf to 3 mana.

Also cards to consider would be Summoner's Pact and Green Sun's Zenith to find elf's you need Concordant Crossroads Regal Force for cards and Scavenging Ooze against animators

NeuroDrain on UniDerps ftw

10 months ago

The synergy between Alpha Status and any changeling is pretty cool! Gives it +2/+2 for each other creature on the battlefield

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