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As long as Dearlt Departed is in your graveyard, each human creature you control enters the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it.
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Dearly Departed Discussion
4 weeks ago
I did playtest with Alesha for a while, but found that she was a bit slow and not all that useful; I rarely end up putting creatures other than Valor and the Dearly Departed in my graveyard, because the excess discard is usually just lands, which I only need a few of anyway - there usually wasn't anything for her to return from the graveyard.
I also ran Thatcher Revolt in this deck for quite a while, but eventually took it out because it seemed like a bad deal - why pay one mana per token that I have to sacrifice at the end of the turn, when I can pay the same rate with Gather the Townsfolk for tokens that stay on the battlefield (plus the fact that Gather the Townsfolk works better with my curve)?
I do see where you're coming from vis-a-vis the removal, but in my meta Path is very much worthwhile (a few too many Phyrexian Obliterators crawling around, among other things).
1 month ago
The Challenge that I propose is this: pick a plane, then design a featured Commander of a Legend from the plane. The twist is that the Commander needs to be at least two colors and be designed as a Planeswalker that can be played as Commander. Describe the idea for the deck, how the Commander's Spark triggered, and a general idea of cards you might include as part of the deck if you were designing it for sale. For instance:
Deck name: Saving Grace Plane: Innistrad Commander: Sigarda, Heron of Light (3)(G)(W) Sigarda, Heron of Light can be your Commander. [+2] Put a 1/1 Human token with hexproof into play under your control. [-2] Discard a creature card from your hand. Put a 4/4 Angel token with flying and hexproof into play under your control. [-8] You gain an emblem with, "Creatures you control have lifelink and hexproof. Creatures you control may not be sacrificed. 
Spark: After the confrontation with the fused, corrupted Bruna and Gisela, after the 'victory' of the Gatewatch, Sigarda's heart longed for answers, for how to help heal her world. Her heart's cry pulled her out of her world to another, before pulling her back home, where she found Arlinn Kord waiting to speak with her. Realizing now the existence of other worlds, Sigarda has determined to find a way to keep the humans of her ravaged world safe from both internal threats and threats from other planes.
Deck concept: Angels, Humans and Spirits working together to protect and support each other.
Sample cards: Briarbridge Patrol, Cathedral Sanctifier, Champion of Lambholt, Champion of the Parish, Devout Chaplain, Bygone Bishop, Dearly Departed, Drogskol Shieldmate, Angel of Glory's Rise, Angel of Jubilation, Herald of War, Haunted Cloak, Avacyn's Collar, Inquisitor's Flail
5 months ago
I agree with the earlier comments; so rather than be redundant, here are the cards I think you should cut first when making upgrades (in no particular order)
1 year ago
The combo is actually with the Dearly Departed as well, not just Valor. The Standard Bearer is definitely not ideal (still pretty upset that zombies got a way better version of this guy), but I've found that despite his relative weakness when compared to his equivalents in some other tribes, he fits pretty well into this deck. I'll keep the Doomsayer in mind, though - he's made into the maybeboard a few times, my only concern is that he's a bit slower than this deck aims to be.
1 year ago
There are a number of cheap, effective red kards Keldon Marauders has fallen out of favour, but is a 2 mana lava axe when it works. Nivmagus Elemental is cheap and provides limited counterspell protection and the oppertunity for combo finishes with Temur Battle Rage. Sin Prodder is dirt cheap and very effective, even without cheap delve.
With super budget the lack of lightning bolt hurts red, and lack of boros charm red white so janky combo is usually the most functional option. Board flooding with Mogg War Marshal, Foundry Street Denizen Dragon Fodder Battle Hymn Dragonrage Akroan Crusader Empty the Warrens, Haze of Rage and so forth to spam out a win. Guttersnipe used to be good but has fallen to more efficient options, leaving him pretty cheap.
Human tribal with Keldon Marauders/Thatcher Revolt/Kessig Malcontents is functional, especially with Gather the Townsfolk and Dearly Departed/Cathartic Reunion. For the non-$10 version there are some very competitive lists out there, but there are a lot of cards in modern that aren't valuable because they just aren't in short supply but are still super good.
1 year ago
Champion of Stray Souls=Vic Rattlehead
Magus of the Will=Master of Puppets
Ravos, Soultender seems like he could be a cool personality for a lead singer.
1 year ago
I freaking Love it: First Partner Deck I've been all up ons. Definitely consider Meren of Clan Nel Toth for that graveyard return as well as Scourge of Nel Toth as another dragon who likes to come back. Free/Near Free sacrifice outlets like Greater Good, Martyr's Bond, Attrition may give you an advantage getting around blockers (by killing off those destined to die or get taken) and finding draw/defense in Abzan colors. Necromancy is a flavor win. So many humans! Have you considered Thalia's Lieutenant, Champion of the Parish, Angel of Glory's Rise, or Dearly Departed? Last two less-so (high CMC) but first two, definitely!
I digress: It is a flavor win deck and I love the Backstory: +2.
2 years ago
Elder Cathar, Dearly Departed, Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Ajani, Caller of the Pride. You need removal and evasion. Path to Exile, Condemn, Brave the Elements. Nice deck +1. Could you upvote my Brago Azorius ETB?