Rally the Ancestors


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

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged (FRF) Rare

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Rally the Ancestors


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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Rally the Ancestors Discussion

SMASHER101 on Poison-Tip Archer?

2 weeks ago

It's an intersesting deck and I do believe it is favored against creature aggro, but what will you do against turn 1 hollow ones and bridgevines, even more, how are you going to beat burn and UW and scapeshift and the like, you just have way too many dead cards against them. Have you thought of playing either Return to the Ranks or Rally the Ancestors with a sac outlet for a combo win to at least capitalize on when these decks stumble. The first 2 decks i mentioned probably aren't THAT bad of a matchup, but the point is that you do not have a good plan against decks like these. I don't know how popular they are in your meta, but mine is infested with combo decks like amulet titan and storm and tron, and then the rest of the meta is blue based control and blue based control brews.

SMASHER101 on Deadeye Navigator

3 weeks ago

If you are playing casual modern (which is a great format and I wish I could play it more often) then you could make just about anything work. the first thing you need to decide is if you want to go infinite or not. Deadeye navigator is better for infinite, for non-infinite there is an endless ammount of build paths. You could go with norin + purphoros or an all in Ghost Way/Eerie Interlude deck that could win with creatures that etb and make tokens like Captain of the Watch. Another fun thing (not modern legal) is Parallax Wave. Not really blink but I tried out an abzan Rally the Ancestors combo deck with Return to the Ranks and it was really fun but goldfished turn 5-6, which wouldn't be a problem in casual. Reality acid is also fun to blink. You might want to try EDH too and maybe play a brago deck. Personaly, I would build around value creatures and Eldrazi Displacer. My pauper deck uses the tron lands to do a lot of mana intensive loops with Ghostly Flicker and mnomnic wall, so maybey you want to try that. As a side note you can go infinite with Cloud of Faeries, Peregrine Drake, and Palinchron(woah, $20!?!) fairly easily. Coiling Oracle is annother fun card to blink. I will link a commander deck design that I never got around to cutting any cards from but you can use it as a list of blink stuff.


TheDuggernaught on Help me Brainstorm

1 month ago

If you are looking to primarily make a huge creature off of Scapeshift, then I would argue that Knight of the Reliquary is far better than Bloodbriar.

As far as decks that benefit from sacrificing your own stuff, there are lots of half decent aristocrats lists. Bloodbriar likely would not make the cut in any of these, but cards like Varolz, the Scar-Striped, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Cartel Aristocrat, Bloodthrone Vampire, Viscera Seer, Teysa, Orzhov Scion, Doomed Traveler, Abzan Ascendancy, Bridge from Below, Kitchen Finks, Blisterpod, Bloodsoaked Champion, Tukatongue Thallid, Bloodghast, Gravecrawler, Voice of Resurgence, Young Wolf, Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Tidehollow Sculler, and Rally the Ancestors are all cards I would look at.

EDIT: Scapeshift wins in the aptly named "Scapeshift" or "TitanShift" (which also uses Primeval Titan) decks by ramping to 7 lands and shifting into 6 mountains and a Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle for 18 damage -- usually enough to kill most decks. If they have not yet taken damage for some reason, then going up to 8 lands for 7 mountains and a Valakut will hit for 21.

jasterblack on Abzan Aristocrats

2 months ago

AWOK1! Thank you for your suggestion! However, you may have overlooked the fact that, once Rally the Ancestors has been cast, and as long as you have a sac outlet on the field (say Viscera Seer or Cartel Aristocrat) you can simply sac everything that would otherwise be exiled.

Since they are no longer in play, they cannot be exiled. Additionally, Rally is essentially the win condition for the deck, as if you bring back the entire grave and sac everything, you're almost guaranteed a win.

KongMing on My Sacrifice

2 months ago

Some ideas to help you obtain more Shadowborn Apostles: How about making copies of the Apostles with God-Pharaoh's Gift , Mimic Vat, Minion Reflector, or Soul Foundry?

I see you already have Rememberance (so OP for this deck....) How about Aven Shrine?

Since you'll often have a graveyard full of Apostles, why not work on recurring them? Rally the Ancestors lets you return allllll your Apostles for a measly 3 mana. Also, consider Faith's Reward as a way to return all of the Apostles on the turn you sacrifice them.

AWOK1 on Abzan Aristocrats

2 months ago

Hello there, jasterblack

I would suggest playing Immortal Servitude instead Rally the Ancestors. Maybe it is more expensive, but you won't exile the creatures after and also it is more flexible because you can cast it for black mana.

hungry000 on I die, you die, we all die, bye bye!

3 months ago

Ever thought of Burrenton Forge-Tender as a sideboard card, or maybe a 1 of in the main? It doesn't seem like you really need it in the burn matchup with all the lifegain, but it could be neat. And how about Rally the Ancestors as a backup Athreos?

ZorrosRage on Budget Beginner Teaching Decks (#7 Multi)

3 months ago

Hmmm instead of Rally the Ancestors then what about Return to the Ranks? It would cost more than 5 for an I win or get back kep pieces

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