Rally the Ancestors


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
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.

Rally the Ancestors Discussion

skroes on Teysa Karlov’s Double D’s

1 week ago

Fair enough. I've never found the afterlife mechanic all that powerful in commander. Usually I like to be combo'ing with death triggers and recursion with cards like Faith's Reward , Thrilling Encore , Command the Dreadhorde , or Rally the Ancestors . Hope the deck finds you well.

Rinth on Rally Zombies

2 weeks ago

FullmetalWes: I am in the process of building it, but the budget is proving difficult. I looks like it has potential, but I want to bring it to an event to see how it performs. I can see it falling apart to graveyard postboard as it is, but lords could replace Rally the Ancestors and combo cards pushing full aggro. Thanks for the upvote!

Eledain on I Really need help to ...

3 weeks ago

Don't you think Allies with a backup Rally the Ancestors -combokill would be better on such a tight budget than humans?

amicdeep on The Undead Curse [Modern Zombies] *Horizons Update

4 weeks ago

i think the other things o change with the addition of white mana is probably the SB option, as white has some of the most powerful hate cards in the game the ones that come to mind are Anguished Unmaking Stony Silence Path to Exile Kambal, Consul of Allocation Runed Halo Fragmentize

and if your feeling brave Auriok Champion (as in a creture heavy deck like zombies, this card just wins games against burn and deathshadow if it resolves. (its also pretty tight against jund to)

it also provides access to mass reanimation spells like Rally the Ancestors if you wanted to try a more aristocats style strategy

DarkStarStorm on Teysa Karlov

1 month ago

Whenever I feel like one of my decks is slow or clunky, I go through this mental process.

Firstly, how is your mana cost? 3.1 isn't bad, but there are a few high mana cost cards that aren't impactful enough. Debtors' Knell is a seven drop that demands a full turn cycle before it does the same job as Animate Dead . Why not Rally the Ancestors or Return to the Ranks ? Even Whip of Erebos or Seance would be good here.

Too costly for their impact:

I will type the other process in another comment. Give me but a moment.

blzd4dyz on Oathbreaker

1 month ago

Rally the Ancestors exiles the creatures you bring back, so they don't "die", and they don't trigger "on death" abilities.

Instead of Doomed Traveler , Hallowed Spiritkeeper , or other "on death" creatures, maybe add some creatures with good "enters the battlefield" abilities.

Rally the Ancestors seems more appropriate with cards like Ravenous Chupacabra (although that's a lot of mana... just an example) and Panharmonicon .

I like the deck, thanks for sharing!

rjphilla on The Aristocrats -- Aka Turbo Sac Engine

2 months ago

Think you might need more sack outlets

Nantuko Husk

Hidden Stockpile

Viscera Seer

Other good cards for this type of deck

Athreos, God of Passage is really good too.

Rally the Ancestors is automatically awesome.

Masterful on Teysa Karlov's Citadel

3 months ago

This deck looks very good. I really like Rally the Ancestors and might include it myself as I've been looking into mass recursion. You have a lot of wincons and drainers, so you may want to cut the more expensive and clunky ones like Vindictive Vampire and Falkenrath Noble unless you feel the redundancy is necessary in your playgroup. Entomb is interesting as well as it's a tutor for stuff like Nether Traitor or Reassembling Skeleton .

I also see you haven't put in the new cards yet, Cruel Celebrant especially. You may want to consider Liliana, Dreadhorde General and Bolas's Citadel as well. They're both high cmc and you may not want to include them for that reason, but new Liliana has so much value with Teysa and Citadel is a lot more efficient in low cmc decks.

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