Blessed Alliance

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Uncommon

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Blessed Alliance

Instant

Escalate 2 (Pay this cost for each mode chosen beyond the first.)

Choose one or more -

  • Target player gains 4 life.

  • Untap up to two target creatures.

  • target opponent sacrifices an attacking creature.

Blessed Alliance Discussion

Rorolith on Red Deck W...ait, What?! (T2 Emrakul)

5 days ago

I can see why you don't want a second Emrakul, but on the other hand, maybe 1 in the sideboard? I know it would make the deck a bit more clunky and have less odds of going off, but if someone exiles him or gets rid of him in a match up by casting: Journey to Nowhere , Day of Judgment , Gatekeeper of Malakir , Consuming Vapors , and Blessed Alliance then you will lose. If you have 1 in the sideboard then you can include him and you might be able to pull out.

ChrisHansonBiomancin on Inspired Orzhov Vehicles

1 week ago

This is awesome, I'm glad to see that someone else appreciates Inspired creatures, tho I'll admit I'm a little sad that Disciple of Deceit isn't involved :)

Anyways, it looks like you have 8 tap enablers, which should be pretty consistent, but you could go up a little higher on that front so you have more backup plans in case your vehicle is removed or you don't draw one. Survivors' Encampment is nice since most decks can't remove it, and you might consider using Aethersphere Harvester as one of your vehicles to get back some of the life lost to Pain Seer. If you want another Inspired creature, your options are unfortunately pretty slim in these colors, but God-Favored General isn't bad.

Another idea would be to have some untap options, so your Inspired triggers aren't as susceptible to being prevented by removal. Blessed Alliance is nice since it has other uses, and Gideon, Martial Paragon could replace one of the existing Gideons.

9-lives on Anointed Procession Cats

1 week ago

Also, even if I use Blessed Alliance with Oreskos Sun Guide and try to attack then use the instant to untap him, the rules say:

506.4b Tapping or untapping a creature that’s already been declared as an attacker or blocker doesn’t remove it from combat and doesn’t prevent its combat damage.

9-lives on Anointed Procession Cats

1 week ago

With Blessed Alliance and Oreskos Sun Guide , even if I use Blessed Alliance to untap two Oreskos Sun Guide , I am only gaining 8 health, which is one less than Heroes' Reunion, which only costs 2 mana of one white and one green; Im not using Heroes' Reunion for anything other than life advantage just in case I get beat up and having more life is never a bad thing, plus each time I play that card I will be able to give Ajani's Pridemate 1 counter. Also, in order to untap Oreskos Sun Guide I will have to tap them first, thus possibly having them killed in combat before I can untap them. Plus, I'll have to also have the hand that gives me two Oreskos Sun Guide and play both on at the earliest in the game in at least two turns. I'll take out birds of paradise and add two lands and one more Ajani's Pridemate. And I don't mind spending one mana on Sacred Cat, so that doesn't really count in the whole scheme of Oketra's Monument, so only 6 of my creatures are really not making use of Oketra's Monument,and don't forget, if I land Anointed Procession, and even before I do, I will be using the 1/1 white warrior token that is generated by casting creature spells with Oketra's Monument as soon as I play Oketra's Monument! So, with all this in mind, the only reason I am using Oreskos Sun Guide is because he only costs two mana which will become one mana cost with Oketra's Monument, and will generate a warrior with it. I really think I need some heavy hitting card like an Angel or Oketra the True just in case I face something large, and Oketra the True is great for my deck if I can get the mana curve in place; plus I plan on having lots of tokens with Oketra the True, which means I can play her. If I don't have a bunch of cats and Pride Sovereign , Oketra's 3/6 with double strike and indestructible is basically a game ender, and with Oketra's Monument it will cost one less to cast! If I didn't have Valorous Stance I would be very screwed if there were any behemoths I have to face if I don't have enough cats and Pride Sovereign in play, which would force me to pile in my cats attacking onto that one creature. Also, Oketra the True can deal with deathtouch; I don't have any creatures that are first-strike or double-strike or indestructible, so if I play a strong Pride Sovereign, he could be instantly destroyed by a 'destroy creature' instant. Also, if I don't buff my 1/1 cats, they are easily dispatched with with a card that deals 1 damage to all creatures as a burn (i think that's what they call those instants?)Thanks for all the advice! Keep the comments coming!

HalbrechtHalbrecht on Anointed Procession Cats

1 week ago

Oh dang! I didn't even notice that! Ha. Good catch, Beluga2017.

Honestly, I wouldn't even run Gilded Goose , since there's no other cards to support Food tokens. And the deck doesn't need ramp that much — it just needs more lands to ensure consistent land drops for the first 5 turns, in order to land Regal Caracal on time. I'd much prefer 3 more lands in the Birds' place. Or at least 1-2 more, and then maybe another 1-drop cat — I'd recommend Charmed Stray or Leonin Vanguard , mentioned above — or an increase in one of the 2-drops, like more Ajani's Pridemate .


@9-lives — With the addition of Oreskos Sun Guide , I even more recommend replacing Heroes' Reunion with Blessed Alliance , since then you have TWO different creatures that benefit from being untapped.

I'm on the fence regarding Oketra's Monument . It acts as passive ramp and does benefit many of your creatures. But it doesn't benefit 10 of your creatures (4x Sacred Cat, 3x Pride Sovereign, and 3x Metallic Mimic). Not counting Birds of Paradise, which need to be cut anyways, that's 40% of your creatures! I'd have to playtest with it to know whether I am always happy to draw it or not. I think if you are going to run it, then the 2x you have right now is the correct number.

HalbrechtHalbrecht on Anointed Procession Cats

1 week ago

I really like cats (both in Magic and in real life), so an automatic +1 from me! ;)

One card I don't love in here is Heroes' Reunion — lifegain for lifegain's sake isn't worth a card slot in a deck. I'd recommend Blessed Alliance in its place — still has lifegain as an option, but its other modes are useful. The second mode in particular combos nicely with Pride Sovereign . More importantly, it'll have greater impact as the game goes long, due to the ability to escalate (also useful for mana flood).

x12721 on Jeskai-ing to Meet You

1 month ago
- 2x Chandra, Awakened Inferno - 4x Devious Cover-Up - Sinister Sabotage - 4x Oath of Teferi - Everything except maybe Ixalan's Binding and possibly a copy of AEtherize from the sideboard.
- You want 24-26 lands for a control deck. Unless you want to go faster, in which case you need to completely change what kind of counterspells you're running. Field of Ruin is super good to deal with a flipped Azcanta and similar. - Essence Scatter and Negate / Dovin's Veto . Mana cost is everything, at the cost of utility. - Absorb against Burn, Render Silent vs Control - Teferi, Hero of Dominaria is one of the best walkers ever. - Chandra, Torch of Defiance would be better in a more burn-centric deck as well. - I've found that Blessed Alliance is an amazingly versatile card against Bogles, Burn, and even control (sometimes) - Disenchant . Need I say more? - Cyclonic Rift is legal in this format. - Dig Through Time / Treasure Cruise are some of the best spells available in this format (inb4 the bans), but it may be difficult to support the heavy Delve requirements. - Detention Sphere is probably better than Intervention. - The Sulfur Falls cycle to complement your shocklands
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