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Creature — Human Warrior
First strike, haste Whenever a player casts a spell from a graveyard, Ash Zealot deals 3 damage to that player.
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Ash Zealot Discussion
3 weeks ago
There are effects, without adding to the color pie, that don't exist in the game but possibly should. For example, my meta has a LOT of graveyard strategy decks (coincidentally this is a strategy that blue, green, and black do well while white and black don't do so well) and I wanted to create effects in a deck that punish graveyard decks without shutting them down entirely.
I was disappointed that in all my searching, Ash Zealot was the only card I could find that punished my opponents for using their graveyard as a resource. So one way to make red at least more viable in commander would be to create a card that said something like "if a card would leave your opponent's graveyard, and it wasn't shuffled into his or her library, that player takes 1 damage" This is completely in flavor for red to say you can still do it, but it's going to hurt if you do while giving them a really powerful tool in commander. Ideally I would like to see this kind of graveyard hate tacked onto a Boros legendary so it can sit in the command zone and then come out once those deck types try to get that engine running.
Additionally there are effects that exist, but wizards has been reluctant to print more of, that could make the two colors more viable. Cards like Alms Collector and Land Tax in white (or really any plains tutor) and cards like Sisters of the Flame in red that could really help those colors in commander. Put them into the precons so they don't mess up standard if you have to, or into supplementary products like Battlebond. But little things like that would make a pretty big difference.
1 month ago
I think I will definitely have to give Razia's Purification a shot.
I agree with you with respect to Strionic Resonator, while a good card capable of granting me an extra combat phase, would probably not be an optimal addition into my 99. I do run Combat Celebrant, but aside from him and Helm of the Host I have no other means of extra combat steps; however, I did use to run Savage Beating.
I honestly never knew about these red 2-drop take an extra turn cards, and I think running just 1 (possibly even 2) of them will likely be beneficial since this deck can deal so much damage. I do already run Angel's Grace, and your suggestion of cards like Last Chance etc. make complete sense.
I checked out your Modern Sunshine Burn list, and really like it. I had a Boros burn deck a while back in Standard when RTR, Theros, etc. where legal. I used to run the legal burn spells (i.e. Magma Jet, Skullcrack, Boros Charm, Shock) with cards like Chandra's Phoenix, Satyr Firedancer, Spark Trooper, Ash Zealot, and Boros Reckoner. Really miss playing that deck, and would be playing something just like Sunshine Burn if I played Modern.
1 month ago
With all of those instant burn spells, this deck has the backbone of a good burn deck. Consider dropping the least effective spell(s) in exchange for a fast creature. Haste, unblockable, flying, trample, or the ability to tap for direct damage are all nice additions to a burn deck. Some options for consideration are Hellrider, Ash Zealot (would be great in the sideboard for graveyard decks), Chandra's Spitfire, and Kiln Fiend.
2 months ago
Ill try to keep budget low, I dont know how good you want this deck to be, but we can definitely make it pretty nasty on a budget aside from mana base. I personally think you should focus on B/W/R This gives you good draw, good stax peices, and extra combat turns. Some of these cards have alternate prints that are a bit cheaper. But i think this is a good start
Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Hidden commander
Meekstone Since you get untap effects, should really help slow others down. Add in some other stax peices as you get budget if you want to keep tuning it, but alot of good stax cards are a little higher costed
3 months ago
You should try out Goblin Chainwhirler instead of Rabblemaster. She combos nicely with Soul-Scar Mage and with her first strike, she can kill creatures up to 6 toughness when combined with a bolt. I would also recommend some number of Ash Zealot, maybe taking out 2 Searing Blood.
4 months ago
Chandra, Torch of Defiance is just a better abbot. Cavern of Souls just seems awkward for the amount of non human things as well. Also, I would highly recommend more graveyard hate. Ash Zealot does not hurt delve decks and decks like hollowed one tend to be fast enough that the 3 damage won't be hurting them. Maybe Rampaging Ferocidon in the sideboard? A lot of decks will side in lifegain to counteract the burn spells or cards so they cannot be targeted.
4 months ago
I would actually add the Meddling Mage s to the main board. I would take out the Xathrid Necromancer s entirely, or just put them in that hot sideboard. I like Knight of the Holy Nimbus but I don't think he is that strong, instead, I would go with something more versatile like Phantasmal Image . However, if you keep nimbus, I might addAryel, Knight of Windgrace . Ash Zealot is my home slice but you might want to consider other options, like maybe moving Kambal, Consul of Allocation to the sideboard. baird, steward of argaive seems right up your alley. Benalish Marshall , Kwende, Pride of Femeref . Damping Sphere