Ash Zealot

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Ash Zealot

Creature — Human Warrior

First strike, hasteWhenever a player casts a spell from a graveyard, Ash Zealot deals 3 damage to that player.

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Ash Zealot Discussion

Firebones675 on Lyzolda, the Blood Witch

1 month ago

Ok for 2 platers you can afford to get a bit more aggressive. This may sound obvious but you are going to want to unload the 20 damage you need to win as quickly as possible. To that end there are 2 things to keep in mind:

1) keep cmc low: cards like Grave Betrayal are nice but at 7 mana your opponents life total should be relatively low and you would rather have direct damage or more creatures to finish them off. Cards like Vile Requiem that arent useful into late game are also iffy

2) your life total is irrelavent. The longer the game goes on the less likely aggressive decks will win. As such don't fell bad about paying some life.

On that note you will want cards like Bitterblossom to provide a stream of creatures to beat down with and cards like Phyrexian Arena can keep your hand full.

here are cheap creatures to beat face with: Carnophage, Diregraf Ghoul, Firedrinker Satyr, Goblin Guide, Jackal Pup, Vampire Lacerator, Rakdos Cackler, Ash Zealot, Bloodghast, Blood Scrivener, Crimson Muckwader, Dark Confidant, Dauthi Slayer, Hellspark Elemental, Keldon Marauders, Rakdos Shred-Freak,Spike Jester, Young Pyromancer, Shambling Remains, Hell's Thunder, Anathemancer. I'm not saying you need to include all those cards but cards like that are nice. I's worth noting that they are efficient for their mana cost which is where aggressive decks want to be. The game plan can be attacking with cheap creatures and finishing them off with burn.

This means you want your lands to be able to come in untapped. assuming you don't want to buy a Badlands, there are still other lands that can tap for both colors and come in utapped like Blood Crypt, Dragonskull Summit, Blackcleave Cliffs, Sulfurous Springs. If you have in your deck the fetchlands (Bloodstained Mire/Polluted Delta/Wooded Foothills/Verdant Catacombs/Marsh Flats/Arid Mesa/Scalding Tarn) you can always fetch for your one-of blood crypt.

You can throw in hand disruption like Duress, Inquisition of Kozilek, Thoughtseize, Hymn to Tourach, Blightning but i'd keep the amount relatively low.

Sign in Blood/Night's Whisper can also refill your hand

Price of Progress/Smash to Smithereens are also ways of dealing damage

Burst Lightning is a strictly better shock.

Sorry if this was long but I hope this helped. I think your deck is a good start but just needs to be a bit faster.

H1v3l0rd on Black red deck wins.

1 month ago

Bump in the Night and Ash Zealot are counter-synergy, if you try to work that flashback cost, you end up having to bleed for it.

lagotripha on Mardu Warriors

1 month ago

Ok, so competitive modern aggro. I'd reccomend running a set of Boros Charm for mixed protection and burn. Your curve is a little high- more stuff like Foundry Street Denizen/Goblin Bushwhacker, or rely on the ever present Path to Exile/( Oust/Condemn for budget ) Lightning Bolt, Thoughtseize ( Duress for budget) to stall for 3-5 mana drops.Brighthearth Banneret/Bramblewood Paragon are core warrior tribal for R/G, Gatekeeper of Malakir is strong if you can support the cost, Goblin Wardriver/Keldon Marauders/Mogg War Marshal/Spike Jester are all pretty playable and fairly cheap, higher on the curve there is a bunch of stuff- warrior is a core creature type so thats a thing. Shared Animosity and Coat of Arms are cards.

Rhys the Redeemed is a card, as is Mercy Killing and Non standard modern decks survive on their sideboard Mardu Woe-Reaper/Ash Zealot will deal with some major threats and isn't super high cost. Mogg Sentry can really mess with some counterspell and combo decks. There are examples on the site that work well, so have fun and happy brewing.

Daedalus19876 on Kari Zev, Raider of the Sky

2 months ago

After your revisions this deck looks pretty awesome, not gonna lie. You definitely get my +1. I like the hybrid voltron/theft thing you've got going on here. A few small questions/adjustments though:

1) Needs a Swiftfoot Boots. An amazing piece of protection that still lets you equip swords. Also, Champion's Helm. I would cut Sword of War and Peace for it probably: I find that card to be somewhat meh.

2) Harmless Offering and Bazaar Trader let you permanently keep something you've "borrowed". Sounds like the most pirate-y thing possible.

3) Needs a Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker for both general utility and also to combo with Zealous Conscripts.

4) Depends on meta obv, but I generally prefer Extraplanar Lens over Caged Sun. Or play both! :)

5) In mono-red, I never leave home without Gamble ;)

6) You might get some value out of Mana Flare. It lets your opponents play better things, which you then steal and beat them to death with.

7) I'm not really a fan of Chandra, Torch of Defiance or Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded in commander. I get that Tibalt's ult is on theme, but honestly I just find them more trouble than they're worth.

8) Mana Geyser. Mana Geyser. MANA GEYSER

9) Akroma, Angel of Fury, Archetype of Aggression, Ash Zealot, Hamletback Goliath, Homura, Human Ascendant, Monastery Swiftspear, Paragon of Fierce Defiance, and Pia Nalaar seem like your weakest creatures.

Again, though, looks awesome! :) I'd love to test my Yahenni against this sometime for the flavor lolz.

Fergernuggets on Boros Creatures

2 months ago

Sacred Foundry helps out a lot in modern and sticks with your theme. Also, Ash Zealot is another card that will help against graveyard based decks in modern. I love Red/White decks in modern and play a burn based one myself that you can find here.

Fergernuggets on RW Boros

2 months ago

Always love to see Boros modern decks! +1! I really like your addition of Ash Zealot for graveyard hate. I would run full playsets of Legion Loyalist and Sacred Foundry of you have them. Are you sticking to cards with the Boros watermark?

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on The Depths Of Hell

2 months ago

Lightning Bolt is the prime red removal spell/face damager in modern. I recommend getting a playset asap.

Underworld Cerberus is too expensive as a 5-drop to be included in an aggro decklist, especially as a 4-of; you should get some high-power 2 cmc creatures instead. I recommend any of the following: Spike Jester, Hellspark Elemental, Goblin Deathraiders, Ash Zealot, Keldon Marauders.

I run a similar decklist in Modern, check out my link here if you want advice and extra ideas: SMOrc: The Gathering Rakdos Aggro

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