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
1 day ago
Also, I LOVE Quest for Pure Flame I haven't seen this card! Gotta get me a couple!
3 weeks ago
Hi. I'll comment assuming this is not meant to be a standard legal deck.
Me and my friend came back to magic in the first innistrad block as a form of gathering again. We established some rules: each one choses a pre-constructed deck from the innistrad block and we could buy 2-3 booster por month and only use those cards to build our decks and we could only trade with each other. That aside, I choose the WR agressive humans deck and my all-star card was (4 copies, of course) Brimstone Volley.
The deck objective was to aggro early on and put my friend down to 10 life or less. After that it was pretty easy to close the games since I would have 3-4 week creatures and they would have 1-2 bigger ones, allowing me to attack with all and putting them in the spot where they needed to block but knew I would have Brimstone Volley with morbid online! (I actually won a game dealing 13 damage with 3 Volleys. Wasn't 15 because I didn't need the morbid in the last one :P)
If you manage to have tons of humans, then Champion of the Parish is your men. Boros Elite, Wojek Halberdiers, Ash Zealot, Thalia's Lieutenant, Stormblood Berserker, Glory-Bound Initiate, Unruly Mob, Lightning Mauler, Silverblade Paladin, Nearheath Pilgrim.
Legion Loyalist, Goblin Guide, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and Thalia, Heretic Cathar (yeah, I know what you said about budget, but I'm just listing), Bomat Courier, Skyknight Legionnaire is nice (and actually remembers me about the new dude from Ixalan Sky Terror). I love Hellrider, especially if you can get wide. Maybe build around Oketra's Monument? Charging Monstrosaur could be the top end of the deck's curve. In my deck back in the day, Zealous Conscripts was the top end. Speaking of 5-drops and top end of curve Glorybringer, Urabrask the Hidden, Thundermaw Hellkite and Stormbreath Dragon.
You need to change your mana base cause there are too many taplands. Some Sacred Foundry would be nice, there is Kaladesh's Inspiring Vantage. Otherwise I would say to use a few taplands, like 2-3 and get some Evolving Wilds. If the land is going to be tapped, at least Evolving Wilds will thin your deck so you have more chance to draw spells rather than lands.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
I'd consider trading a couple mountains for Stomping Ground or similar to add a little more green. Just so you don't end up mana-screwed and your emissary and two planes walkers in hand.
2 months ago
I'm looking at running a similar Gruul aggro deck except I'm using the revolt triggers to get a more explosive start. I think this deck at the moment is torn between being a proper burn aggro and/or a creature heavy aggro. I think you need to decide on which you would prefer to run.
If you want to go burn aggro keep the Goblin Guide, Monastery Swiftspear, maybe Vexing Devil. Also Eidolon of the Great Revel would be a better fit over Ash Zealot. Remove the rest of the creatures and fill your mainboard with more burn spells Lightning Bolt, Rift Bolt etc etc..
If you go the creature route I'd remove all burn spells except Lightning Bolt and Atarka's Command and fill the rest with haste creatures or even just 1 mana drops like Experiment One, Kird Ape, Wild Nacatl (they work really well with Burning-Tree Emissary) etc.
Anyways just my 2 cents, I play tested your deck against some other decks aggro, control, and it just wasn't fast enough so I think this should help out a bit. :)
2 months ago
I remember seeing that card but I hadn't though of that combo!
How many would you suggest and what to remove?
2 months ago
Ash Zealot, Boros Reckoner, Eidolon of the Great Revel, and Blood Moon/Magus of the Moon are the best you got for actual control effects. Some of them are pretty pricey though. I think if you are going to spend any money on cards to get, eidolon is your best bet as far as pricey cards go, as it pairs well on the field with Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. Moon effects are less important if you run heretic cathar anyway. zealot is good for a sideboard against zombies or other reanimators. boros reckoner you could take or leave. Just some ideas for solid red additions to get the most out of the splash of red
3 months ago
The reason for Ash Zealot is first strike, menace, haste, and instant burn all stack damage on either my opponent or forces them to chump. Aware or not. The secondary ability of Ash Zealot is just an uncommon perk.