Marshal's Anthem


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 Rare
Commander 2014 Rare
Worldwake Rare

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Marshal's Anthem


Multikicker mana symbol 1mana symbol w (You may pay an additional mana symbol 1mana symbol w any number of times as you cast this spell.)

Creatures you control get +1/+1.

When Marshal's Anthem enters the battlefield, return up to X target creature cards from your graveyard to the battlefield, where X is the number of times Marshal's Anthem was kicked.

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Marshal's Anthem Discussion

YmPrat on The Pilgrimage

2 hours ago

Well of Lost Dreams, Necropotence, Grim Haruspex, Smothering Abomination, and Dark Prophecy could be put it to help you with card advantage.

Sword of the Animist, Knight of the White Orchid and Burnished Hart can help you with ramp.

Gift of Immortality is an amazing card that can quickly overwhelm your opponents. Like if you stuck if on Kokusho, the Evening Star and then sacrificed him once a turn.

Tree of Perdition will really hurt one opponent, and potentially gain you a ton of life with Ayli. If you have out Vizkopa Guildmage and use it's second ability with those two cards then you win.

As far as beefing up your reanimation package, cards like Karmic Guide, Reveillark, Coffin Queen, Necromancy, Dawn of the Dead, and Marshal's Anthem are all cards to consider.

My Ayli deck uses Sifter of Skulls, Pawn of Ulamog, and Ashnod's Altar as fuel for it's engine. With the Altar, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Nim Deathmantle and any two non-human creatures I get infinite death and ETB effects. The Sifter and Pawn can lead to overwhelming card advantage if you Skullclamp the tokens they produce. Or you can use the tokens for mana to go infinite with something like Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim + Fiend Hunter + Sun Titan for infinite lifegain, and creature death effects.

Lastly, you might consider running Sanguine Bond if your aim is to drain your opponents life.

shaistyone on David's angel army

3 days ago

I like this, but I think a better angel as commander is in order. Creature activated abilities are just not what they used to be. That said, I have had mono-white EDH decks for years, and still run one that does very well.

Land upgrades
Emeria, The Sky Ruin
Temple of the False God
Thawing Glaciers
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
Terrain Generator

Pearl Medallion
Extraplanar Lens
Caged Sun
Endless Horizons
Land Tax
Sword of the Animist
Expedition Map
and add more if you find you run mana short (Thought Vessel, Mind Stone, Marble Diamond, etc)

Bam! Kapow!
Luminarch Ascension
Marshal's Anthem
Light from Within
Leonin Sun Standard
Blade of Selves
Blind Obedience + Crackdown
Cryptic Gateway
Urza's Incubator

Akroma, Angel of Wrath - potential commander
Magus of the Moat
Gisela, the Broken Blade - potential commander
Bruna, the Fading Light - potential commander
Twilight Shepherd
Herald of the Host
Opal Archangel
Avacyn, Guardian Angel
Radiant, Archangel - potential commander (top choice)

Eerie Interlude
Rootborn Defenses
Faith's Reward
Absolute Grace
Absolute Law

LostenVortimer on Mayael Beat Down

4 days ago

Marshal's Anthem would be amazing post board wipe, provided you have the mana (which you do). Bringing back Blightsteel for mana symbol 1mana symbol w would be just silly. Quicksilver Amulet and Elvish Piper need to be in here, seeing as you will probly have some fatties in your hand that you want to get on the field for cheap.

YmPrat on Ayli Cult Deck

1 week ago

Yosei, the Morning Star and Kokusho, the Evening Star are two creatures that love being put in sacrificial decks.

False Prophet and Mindslicer are two creatures that can get you an insane amount of benefit if you sacrifice them at the right moment.

If you're interesting in putting in some easily recurrable removal Fiend Hunter and Leonin Relic-Warder are two great creatures to use. Any creature reanimation will bring them back, and they can both be brought back by Sun Titan.

If you're sacrificing your creatures for profit, then adding in some more reanimation is good thing to do. Getting double, or more, usage out of a creature will aid you on the path to victory. Animate Dead, Necromancy, Dawn of the Dead, Marshal's Anthem, Reveillark, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Debtors' Knell, and Emeria, The Sky Ruin are just a couple examples of great reanimation effects.

Withered Wretch offers you additional graveyard hate, and can take care of multiple cards a turn.

Solemn Simulacrum, Knight of the White Orchid, Sword of the Animist, Sol Ring, and Crypt Ghast all offer you ways to ramp, so you can power your spells out faster, and the first three also thin your deck to make you more likely to draw spells.

Your deck could also use a couple of draw effects. Phyrexian Arena, Grim Haruspex, Necropotence, Skullclamp, and Well of Lost Dreams all come to mind.

forevergreen on There are no direwolves south of the wall...

1 week ago

I'll second Dauntless Escort and also suggest Joraga Treespeaker since you have so many elves and she basically counts as a mono-green worn powerstone/sol ring. Since you're going hardcore with the wolf flavor, consider adding Alpha Status. Also, since you have so many tokens, another good way to make a bunch of extra mana is Earthcraft, or a little slower with Cryptolith Rite. You can't play Garruk Relentless  Flip in this deck because Garruk, the Veil-Cursed  Flip is black. Both faces of double-faced cards have to match your general's color identity. Also, I'd add a good green card draw package with Soul of the Harvest, Garruk's Packleader, and Shamanic Revelation. Packleader isn't a wolf, but the name is cool and flavorful. Also, maybe add Garruk, Caller of Beasts as he is really powerful and fun. Token decks should usually run Hour of Reckoning and Marshal's Anthem fits your anthem theme really well while also providing a key reanimation function. Lastly, Collective Blessing would further make your tokens huge.

YmPrat on Kill Them With Kindness?

1 week ago

You're running Rhox Faithmender which means you like at least half of the effects on Alhammarret's Archive. It's a wonderful card in an Ayli deck, because you have an easy way to gain life, and drawing additional cards is always good. It also double the effectiveness of any "group hug" effects in your deck for you, which is important since you always want to be getting the most benefit from your effects.

For only running 35 lands and having a CMC hovering close to 4 you aren't running enough ramp cards. Something like Sword of the Animist would improve your decks consistency.

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is also worth running in most multi-colored decks that run black. It turns all your plains into dual lands, which is especially nice with Crypt Ghast.

Card draw is incredibly important, and it's something that black excels at. Phyrexian Arena, Necropotence, Bloodgift Demon, and Skullclamp could all find their home in your deck.

As far as additional lifegain goes, Serra Ascendant is ridiculous. Divinity of Pride is also incredibly efficient. Kokusho, the Evening Star is another insane piece of lifegain, and if you bring it back a couple of times (maybe by slapping a Gift of Immortality on it) then it can win games pretty much by itself.

Reanimation is another thing that black (and surprisingly white) excels at, and something you could have more of in your deck. Reveillark, Karmic Guide, Marshal's Anthem, Victimize, Phyrexian Delver, Dawn of the Dead, Animate Dead, and Necromancy are just some of the great reanimation cards that your deck is begging for.

Your deck is also incredibly light on noncreature removal. Leonin Relic-Warder is a cheap creature that can permanently exile either an artifact or an enchantment if you sacrifice it in response to it's own ETB trigger. Return to Dust is capable of exiling either one artifact or enchantment if it just has to go right then, or two of them if you're willing to wait for it to be your turn. Given how easily an opponent dropping Erebos, God of the Dead can shut your deck down you should put in more effects to remove it. Ashen Rider is another great piece of removal, it's one more mana than the Angel of Despair already in your deck, but it exiles instead of destroying (which means it can remove Erebos), and it hits another permanent when it dies.

Right now your only reliable sacrifice outlet is Ayli, which can be problematic. Ayli becomes very prone to removal if your deck revolves around her. High Market, Phyrexian Tower, and Ashnod's Altar are a couple of good alternative sacrifice outlets.

I notice that you run Children of Korlis, have you considered also running Tainted Sigil? I ran it myself for a while, and found it to generally be more effective.

If you'd like some other ideas feel free to check out my Ayli deck, or to comment on your deck about what direction you're aiming for in your deck, or any deckbuilding questions you have.

ketoglutarato on GOATS

1 week ago

Thank you both for your comments!

hamburgerwithoutcheese yes i Know there is a pretty famous video that recently featured goats (Mana Source), it is that video that triggered the decision to move to mono-white (initially this deck was a mana symbol u/mana symbol w with Welcome to the Fold, Ovinize and a lot of kithkin goats). I took a lot of cards from there, i actually had not thought of things like Mirror Entity and Flickerwisp before watching the video, nor did i worked around the devotion/chroma subtheme. It was just a simple goat deck!)

Force_of_Willb thank you so much for your input and constructive sugestions!I didn't know about Adaptive Automaton and i really like the card and its flavour, i could remove the Obelisk of Urd and Mirror Entity to make room for two copies of it without impacting too much on the devotion subtheme. Growing Ranks is excellent, i'll add it to the deck as soon as i can, probably as a two-of (i wouldn't like more than two copies of it in hand).adding Adaptive Automaton would probably move me towards replacing Honor of the Pure with the Glorious Anthem you suggested.Overall, great suggestions, i really like the flavour of the deck.

Regarding Eldrazi Monument, i still am not convinced about it, i like the indestructability and the fact the goat have flying (very flavourful!) but the price is too high, i'd rather face sweepers. In fact, when i play the deck i always sideboard this card only if the opponents is heavy on flyers or sweepers, otherwise i prefer using anthem effects (Marshal's Anthem is also a good choice and helps recovering from sweepers!).i'll make a few tests and see which brew is better between these cards =) thanks!

YmPrat on Don't Stop Ayli-ving!

1 week ago

You should make a note that your deck being listed as 101 cards is technically legal because you list Ayli in your deck and not just as your commander. Otherwise you're bound to confuse someone. That said your deck has a pretty high CMC, and bringing that down a bit would make the deck more competitive. As it is Ayli decks draw their fair bit of hate, people really don't want you being at or above 50 life.

You should remove Mortify from your deck and replace it with Anguished Unmaking the increased versatility is well worth the 3 life.

Getting rid of Reassembling Skeleton will also improve your deck. It's not a bad card, but it's only useful if you need to chump block every turn, for gaining a minimal amount of life, or once Ayli's second ability is already active. Adding in additional reanimation effects will solve for each of those situations. The same can be said for Nether Traitor and Bloodghast.

Animate Dead, Necromancy, Victimize, Phyrexian Delver, Reveillark and Marshal's Anthem are all pretty useful reanimators that you can run. Dawn of the Dead is nice too, but you have to sacrifice the creature that turn or watch as it gets exiled.

Sword of the Animist is a wonderful ramp card, that you can consistently use early game because of having a cheap commander.

Kokusho, the Evening Star is an amazing fatty for a deck that's looking to profit from sacrifice and reanimation. He heals you and hurts your opponents pretty badly. With a Gift of Immortality strapped to him he'll easily kill off everyone else at the table.

Fiend Hunter and Leonin Relic-Warder certainly aren't fatties, but being able to sacrifice them and bring them back out into play certainly helps you profit. As an added bonus both of them can be used in at least one infinite combo.

I don't know if Tree of Perdition is something you'd want to run in your deck but it can make an opponent's life drop down to very little, and gain you a ton of life afterwards.

Phyrexian Processor creates fatties at will... really big fatties that keep your life total well above 50.

Divinity of Pride is always worth it's casting cost, and will often be an 8/8 that gives you plenty of life.

Other than the obvious Serra Ascendant which I assume you aren't running because your playgroup disapproves, or it's cost prohibitive, that's all I can think of for fatties that are really good in an Ayli deck.. other than maybe Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite.

If you'd like to get some other ideas for your Ayli deck feel free to check out my Ayli deck.

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