Rally the Ancestors

Rally the Ancestors

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Return each creature card with converted mana cost X or less from your graveyard to the battlefield. Exile those creatures at the beginning of your next upkeep. Exile Rally the Ancestors.

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Fate Reforged (FRF) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Frontier Legal
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

Rally the Ancestors occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Rally the Ancestors Discussion

TDemers on No Time to Die Teysa

1 month ago

Major update made, moved the deck more towards a strategy using board wipes and mass recursion spells to better control overall game tempo. Considered swapping in Elenda, the Dusk Rose as the commander given the new rule change but decided to leave her in the 99 for now.

In: Flagstones of Trokair, Out: Godless Shrine (moved to a new deck)

In: Prismatic Lens, Out: Arcane Signet (moved to a new deck)

In: Day of Judgment, Out: Anguished Unmaking (moved to a new deck)

In: Black Sun's Zenith, Out: Toxic Deluge (moved to a new deck)

In: Burnished Hart, Out: Commander's Sphere

In: Austere Command, Out: Attrition

In: Bastion of Remembrance, Out: Priest of Forgotten Gods

In: Command the Dreadhorde, Out: Swords to Plowshares

In: Rally the Ancestors, Out: Mimic Vat

In: Thrilling Encore, Out: Nim Deathmantle

In: Phyrexian Arena, Out: Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder

In: Yawgmoth's Will, Out: Utter End

In: Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Out: Relentless Dead

In: Dusk / Dawn, Out: Gutterbones

In: Bloodghast, Out: Endless Cockroaches

In: Wrath of God, Out: Archon of Justice

In: Rise of the Dark Realms, Out: Phyrexian Reclamation

In: Knight of the White Orchid Out: Expedition Map

In: Altar of Dementia Out: Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

onionknight21 on Trynn and Silvar, Aristocatic Duo

1 month ago

I think the deck might need might need 1 or 2 solid sac outlets. Something like Viscera Seer, Carrion Feeder or Butcher of the Horde.

Even Dimir House Guard is interesting because it can be a free outlet or transmute into a different powerful 4 drop like Anointed Procession or Smothering Tithe.

There are a few other, "Oops, lethal" card i was looking at were Rally the Ancestors and Boros Charm. Rallying back a few creatures with a sac outlets and a payoff like Cruel Celebrant can easily lay down a lot of damage at instant speed. Instant speed double strike can get a surprise commander kill. The ability to protect your board is icing on the cake.

I really like Offspring's Revenge. Though it is probably too slow. But i mean, the kitty is cute so... playable.

Ruinous Ultimatum is pretty silly too. I think cheaper board wipes are more effective since all of your creatures dying it kind of the point.

GenericCola on Orzhov Aristocrats - EDH Theme Deck

2 months ago

ShadowAblaze, thanks for the comment. I am very aware of all of those cards; they have all been left out deliberately, for different reasons (except Teysa, who is actually my commander-- you seem to have overlooked her). I'll address them individually:

Blood Baron of Vizkopa - At 5 mana, with no real synergy with the rest of the deck, and no immediate impact on the board state, he is not viable in this build.

Immortal Servitude - This is a fantastic card, and I will actually probably put a copy in. I just need to work on finding a copy. Unfortunately, it's usually going to be a strictly worse Rally the Ancestors, but casting it for X=2 should usually yield good results.

Obzedat, Ghost Council - This is another creature which offers no synergy with the rest of the deck's aristocrat goals. I will probably make a separate deck for the Ghost Council in the future.

Obzedat's Aid - I love this card, and I have tried to make it work so many times, but it is unfortunately too slow, most of the time. This card lives in my maybeboard.

Karlov of the Ghost Council - This is a very strong card, but again, it lacks any meaningful synergy with the deck. The best I get from Karlov is a bunch of triggers from my Lifelink tokens, but usually Karlov ends up being a "win-more" card. He, too, lives in my maybe-board.

Teysa Karlov - This is literally the commander of the deck. I'm not sure why you think she's not in here, lmfao.

Kaya's Guile - I have playtested this card, and I have found that more often than not it under-performs. It may find its way back into the deck as my meta shifts, but more often than not it's not worth playing, for me.

Debt to the Deathless - This has been one of my favorite cards since its release. It simply is not well suited to this deck, however. More often than not, it simply gets countered, and even if it didn't, it does nothing to support the aristocrats strategy of this deck. The current build usually does not accelerate to the amount of mana required to make this card viable.

High Priest of Penance - This is another one of my all-time favorite Magic cards, and nearly made the cut, but since I do not have any way of dealing damage to him on my own, he more often than not ends up sitting in play and doing nothing until the board gets wiped. He's another one of those cards that lives in my maybe-board, and may one day be added to the roster-- but for now, he doesn't have the synergy required to make it work.

alexdrums9 on Ayli + Lurrus Hatebear Combo.. Thing

2 months ago

Hey there. This looks sweet! First blush cards that strike me as unimpressive:

Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip (have played with it, is trash. When do you have two extra mana? you are not holding up and playing control, you're tapping out to play creatures/obstructive elements)

Succumb to Temptation (card draw to get to your threats but rate is horrific. Just play another threat)

Undead Augur (maybe good enough if you are going nuts with crawler, otherwise, you have a total of 4 zombies...)

Winter Orb (how are we breaking parity? lower curve than opps sounds a lot like hopes and prayers, I'm probably missing something obvious though)

Blind Obedience and Authority of the Consuls (Forrrrr life gain? I suspect better life gain cards exist. Their tax effect issssss situationally good but I am not sure this deck is leveraging those situations, you are much closer to reanimator combo than prison. Obedience is a maybe. Authority seems like a hard pass.)

Damping Sphere (Seems super risky with your land suite and you are good with covering storm decks with bears and silence effects)

Basically for all of these cards I recommend creatures that say gain or lose life upon entering battlefield or dying. Needs more creatures in general. You have grave-combo elements as plan A it seems, but I think beatdowns is actually a perfectly reasonably plan B- for the deck. Extra points of combat damage here and there makes Blood Artist and the like even more effective plus your creatures are hatebears so they are doing something impactful while chip-shotting. Play more creatures! If you go this route, creature etb life loss or life gain, you will need to cut Torpor Orb which, is probably your best hate piece in all honesty. So idk.

And play this card Rally the Ancestors. Exile is steep but, with the correct pile of dead bears, which is what you are trying to do anyway, this card wins. You can also just sac them all again to keep them in your bin instead of exile. Plus instant. ya. play this.

Swilliam on Life, Death, and Zombies

2 months ago

If you're going in on the Rally the Ancestors synergy, I'd suggest playing Rotting Regisaur over Plague Belcher. This way you don't have to slow down your tempo and still have the opportunity to recur the cards later. This could make for interesting synergies for something like Blood Scrivener or Dread Wanderer if you decide to go that way. There's also Death Baron that could fit here that you already mentioned. As for alternate ways to draw cards, Foulmire Knight is a zombie and half of a Sign in Blood on a stick. There are cool synergies in the deck though, so I give it a +1.

CheapnFast on Life, Death, and Zombies

2 months ago

I like the Rally the Ancestors plan a lot, but if I were you I would think about the various win conditions of the deck the other way around. Rally the Ancestors should be a secondary win condition rather than a primary one in my opinion. I would hold onto the ETB creatures to keep the "combo" kill in the deck, but then outside of that I would play a ton of lords, and rely on the fact that my creatures will end up in the graveyard by the mid-to-late game anyways. But I'm a pretty out-and-out aggro player, so maybe I'm just too impatient to set up the combo. Cool deck though, definitely a +1

akumawerewolf on Nethroi, Apex of Aristocrats

2 months ago

Enral Thank you! Yeah, Rally the Ancestors has always been a pet card for me as well that I just love to play. I mean, c'mon, it's instant speed mass reanimation!

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