Return to the Ranks


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Pioneer 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
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

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Return to the Ranks


Convoke *(Your creatures can help cast this spell. Each creature you tap while casting this spell pays for {1} or one mana of that creature's color.) *

Return X target creature cards with converted mana cost 2 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield.

Return to the Ranks Discussion

Boza on Post your Pioneer deck here!

3 weeks ago

I am personally thinking that a Rally the Ancestors + Return to the Ranks deck will be very cool. I will post a list soon.

kamarupa on Modern Budget Humans - Turn 4 kill

1 month ago

I suggest swapping out Immolating Glare for Blessed Alliance or Celestial Flare , as the sacrifice mechanic will provide added range against Hexproof and Indestructible creatures.

Since you're running Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Metallic Mimic , Mikeaus, the Lunarch, or Adaptive Automaton would probably be better than Honor of the Pure.

I might be missing something, but I don't see any means of making creature tokens, so Sundering Growth doesn't seem better than Disenchant or Revoke Existence .

In my humble opinion, Immortal Servitude is better than Return to the Ranks . They each have their pros and cons, but to me, the Convoke mechanic just doesn't make sense with what the spell does. Typically, you're only going to have multiple targets after a wrath or some-such, so the likelihood of having creatures out to help with Convoke seems slim. In comparison, for 4 you can bring back all 1-drops with Immortal Servitude. That said, I notice you're running quite a few spells over 2CMC, namely Ranger of Eos, Restoration Angel, and Silverblade Paladin. If you swapped those for other spells costing 1 or 2, Immortal Servitude would be even better. As far as I know, there's not a absolute on which is better, so I suppose it's relative to play-style and what not, but still something to consider.

kamarupa on Mono-White Soldier

1 month ago

There's not really much in the way of mana ramp for white outside Tron lands or Mox stuff, so I do suggest running a full set of Ballyrush Banneret . Typically, as tempting as 4+ CMC mono-white spells are, they're pretty much unplayable in Modern. Try to get your AVG CMC to 2 or less and only include maybe 4 spells at 4-5CMC, and those should preferably be creatures so you can take advantage of Ballyrush.

Great all-around mono-white spells: Brave the Elements , Path to Exile , Return to the Ranks / Immortal Servitude , Oblivion Ring / Journey to Nowhere , Oppressive Rays , Honor of the Pure , Thraben Inspector , Knight of the White Orchid .

Sideboard Spells: Leyline of Sanctity , Stony Silence , Runed Halo , Disenchant , Celestial Purge , Blessed Alliance , Pithing Needle , Elixir of Immortality .

I'm not seeing any reason to run Snow-Covered Plains. On Thin Ice would take advantage of them.

SpectraDevil on Aristocrats

2 months ago

rjphilla I opted for Return to the Ranks instead since most of the decks value comes from 2 drops but then all the sac fodder is in the 1 drop slot. You can play Rally the Ancestors if you want its just personal preference. The Athreos, God of Passage will help mitigate how much goes into the grave so Return to the Ranks wont be so costly, its also protected from all kinds of creature removal since you can sac your way below 7 devotion and target all the damage at them for trying.

SMASHER101 on 1 drop tribal

3 months ago

I want to make a deck with a bunch of 1 cost creatures but the only payoffs I can think of are Proclamation of Rebirth and Return to the Ranks .

FullmetalWes on Modern Zombies

3 months ago

I love it! I've been really wanting to build a budget version of this. Only thing is I'm surprised not to see more recursion, something like Return to the Ranks could be amazing. Have you played this much? If so, I'd love to know the results. Good luck!

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