Blessed Alliance

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom 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

NathanK on Feather, the Redeemed

5 days ago

Yeah man, this one is tough. It looks pretty good, although I think I may take out some of the artifact hate and instead put in more targeted pump spells. You have a lot of protection spells (although maybe lacking a Gods Willing ) and double-strike spells, but you have few actual pump spells. Some of the spells I think can be upgraded, namely Boros Charm , Blessed Alliance , and maybe Balduvian Rage . These are good cards, but specifically with the indestructible spells, they are mostly used to counteract wrath effects which are not played in Tiny Leaders because of the mana cost restriction. You might look into Reckless Charge , Brute Force , Rush of Blood , Titan's Strength , and things of the like. I like the heroic package. Some of the other creatures you can probably cut without too much loss. Taking out Duergar Hedge-Mage and Electrostatic Field is where I would start. They just seem slow and kind of clunky. I could see Akroan Crusader and especially Dreadhorde Arcanist fitting nicely. This style of deck is entirely focused on what it is trying to do, so if you are interacting with the opponent it means you are detracting from the power of the deck, which is to apply pressure. Nice build though, I am not looking forward to facing it!

Silverdrake on Tempered Steel

1 week ago

Maybe consider replacing the Ixalan's Bindings and Prison Realms with some more inexpensive (mana wise) removal like Condemn or Blessed Alliance . I agree with Xerxez that you should up your count on plating and vault skirge. Also consider Springleaf Drum - it allows you to cast your tempered steel a lot easier and even might allow you to dip a few cards into other colors between it and glimmervoid.

Sideboard is vastly dependent on what you're playing against, so for this I'll assume your friends are playing a wide variety of current meta decks. Graveyard decks are huge right now, so you'll want some yard hate like Rest in Peace or Relic of Progenitus . 5c humans is still big, and they're definitely faster than you. Whipflare is a great way to sweep their legs out from under them in the early turns so you can overwhelm them. It can also come in against a number of other decks that you just can't beat in a race (like goblins or elves, for example). Some inexpensive artifact removal like Wear or Ancient Grudge can also be invaluable. Revoke Existence is another option if you're determined to stay mono-white. Tron is still big because it's Tron so of course it's big. That same cheap artifact removal is great for sniping their maps before they can activate them, or even eating a wurmcoil as a makeshift removal spell. You also have Damping Sphere , which is just hilarious if you can land it against them. Also works nicely against storm and to a lesser extent Phoenix. Company combo shouldn't be too hard for you since you can already snipe their pieces with Walking Ballista, but you could try Ghirapur AEther Grid if you're having trouble with the matchup. Against burn I guess you just cry? Whipflare has some potential in that matchup but not much... Something like Revitalize , potentially? You don't have a lot of good options there. And for the mirror match just bring in that same artifact removal I mentioned before.

Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!

Silverdrake on TrUWe Control

1 week ago

Looks fun! What's your experience with 4x Narset been like? I always feel like 4x any planeswalker is too much, but that may just be me.

Maybe consider a Blessed Alliance in place of one of the condemns? Gets around hexproof, and the lifegain mode is no joke against burn. Also maybe consider Fact or Fiction instead of the Hieroglyphic illuminations now that it's finally modern legal.

Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!

PhyrexianPreator on White Knights Modern

1 week ago

I would consider Blessed Alliance for burn match ups.

kamarupa on learning to build

2 weeks ago

I suggest you use your remaining 8 slots for: Akroan Crusader , Fabled Hero , and/or Favored Hoplite . All of those pair well with Feather, the Redeemed , which I suggest you run 4x. Even though it's legendary, since it seems like it's at the crux of the deck, it's essential to do everything possible to play it.

Deflecting Palm is usually useful in a boros sideboard.

In terms of deck building, my best advice is to keep your deck hyper-focused on a wincon - make your deck find the wincon, protect it, and execute it and do that 2 out of 3 times within 5 turns. Keep spells to the absolute minimum CMC. There's not really great ramp in red or white, so odds are, spells over 4 or 5CMC won't see hardly any play. Your 1-2CMC spells are a deck's bread and butter. Be sure you have include enough to get them every game.

I try to include the following mechanics in all my decks in some form or another:

I slapped together a deck for Feather, the Redeemed recently. (Feather's Cap) It's focused on the Heroic mechanic, and because of those spells, also tokens and +1/+1 counters. It's far from perfect, but the creature CMC curve is decent and you might find some spells worth considering there.

kamarupa on UW spirits

3 weeks ago

Metallic Mimic , Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit , & Grateful Apparition seem to pair up well with each other. Tezzeret's Gambit fits with them as well. Venser, the Sojourner seems like a possible fit, too, though his CMC isn't ideal. I'm guessing you'd get more mileage out of Dovin, Grand Arbiter . Unclaimed Territory or Ancient Ziggurat seem like possible land additions.

Sideboard ideas: Blessed Alliance , Nevermore , Revoke Existence (super against stuff like Hangarback Walker , etc) Ratchet Bomb , Pithing Needle , Elixir of Immortality , Shalai, Voice of Plenty and Teyo, the Shieldmage are cheaper than Leyline of Sanctity , Celestial Purge

Noa on Only To Reach The Labyrinth

1 month ago

Now having Narset, Parter of Veils & Spirit of the Labyrinth I haven't had an issue having finding the combo, and I'm enjoying the 3/2 split. Sorin, Solemn Visitor is a power house with Lingering Souls when you don't get the combo going.

The issue I am having is burn. The deck loses a lot of life and Collective Brutality hasn't been enough. So I'm going to drop the 2x Unmoored Ego s for a Timely Reinforcements and Blessed Alliance .

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