Alpha Status

Alpha Status

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

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

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Scourge (SCG) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Limited Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Unformat Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Alpha Status Discussion

Peoyogon on Furry, with claws

1 month ago

Gotta love cat tribal!

How are you on pump spells? If you feel like you need a little more power to close out games, Alpha Status and Stoneforge Masterwork are some of my favorites.

If you find that you are having difficulty connecting your damage, I really like Primal Rage and Glaring Spotlight in agressive combat strategies.

Likewise, if you have people in your play group that run a lot of sweepers, you can run Creeping Renaissance, Faith's Reward, or even Wrap in Vigor to prevent/bounce back from your creatures dying. Of course, you could also use Teferi's Protection if you have the budget for it :)

Peoyogon on I Am The Swarm

2 months ago

I always wanted to make an sliver EDH deck! This looks like a great build already! Maybe Horned Sliver for that late game reach? They also love Alpha Status, Stoneforge Masterwork, and Shared Animosity if you want to do a big Timmy win :) While not nearly as good as infect, Virulent Sliver also seems like a cool alternate win card you could deploy if you find yourself against lifegain or stax decks... or I guess a Triumph of the Hordes would also do. It's kind of pricey to cast but Kindred Dominance can also be brutal against creature-heavy play groups.

Peoyogon on Rin and Seri

2 months ago

Looks like a really fun deck! I don't know if you are looking to add any new cards but two of my favorite tribal support finishers are Alpha Status and Shared Animosity which might be useful in this deck too :)

How are doing getting your creatures through to your opponent's life? If you feel like you need a little extra to get through, you could also consider adding some mass evasion/reach cards like Primal Rage, Glaring Spotlight, Overwhelming Stampede, Overrun, or even Seismic Stomp and Gruul Charm.

GoblinElectromancer on Nothing but bears

4 months ago

Alpha Status and Bearscape aren't modern legal. Metallic Mimic can be a bear if you want it to be and get all of your bears +1/+1 counters. You could play Ayula's Influence to get more bears.

Apollo_Paladin on Tae'rin Terror (Elf Zerg)

10 months ago

Thanks, I appreciate it!

And yeah -- Throne of the God-Pharaoh was a game-changer when it found a home in this deck. It frequently wins me the game. I also think that with any high-mana generation deck that you need not only outlets for all that mana, but also card-draw.

The Vanquisher's Banner s are nice, and producing the mana to play them even on turn 2 or 3 isn't out of the question with this build, but I'm a big fan of older cards just for the nostalgia. Even so Sylvan Messenger stands up to even modern cards in this respect. He's even better with innate Trample once in play (making him a nasty target for Wirewood Pride or Alpha Status ). I didn't mess too much with trample; he and Ezuri are the only two options for it. Instead this deck is all about that ever-important 'elf count', and then just uses spells which complement that.

A horde of elves (including lands with Ambush Commander ) and a high-mana dump on Tribal Unity generally does just fine even without trample in my experience, but it's nice to have an additional deterrent.

Agrothorn on Planet of the Apes

11 months 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 year 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 year 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 .

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