Return to the Ranks

Return to the Ranks

Sorcery

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.

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

Return to the Ranks occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.0%

Return to the Ranks Discussion

staggy97 on Lurrus Aristocrats (with primer)

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the upvote and feedback -Arcanity-.

Priest has been working wonders for me in standard. One tap from her and it's usually game so she's now a staple in the deck.

Interesting point about that other deck. I'd not seen that. Some great cards I've not considered like Fiend Artisan and Return to the Ranks (arguably better than Immortal Servitude?). I'll be adding these in as other options.

I'm still in two minds about Fatal Push. Hushbringer for example can grind our plans to a halt so a bit of a backup plan until we can get back on our feet can be useful. I've also been in situations where a priest activation only results in the opponent only having to sac a low value token rather than something more vital. But if the deck is as fast as you say, I might up the sac fodder count.

Red_X on golgari mindfuck

1 month ago

So, I have a few critiques of the deck if you're trying to make it competitive. If this is just for fun with friends or you don't want to get other cards, feel free to ignore all of this.

1) Why Arboreal Grazer? You only run 22 lands so it's often dead, and I think it would often be better as a mana dork or something else.

2) Risen Reef seems strange to me. I don't think it's bad, but once again you only have 22 lands and it's your only elemental, so it's almost always a 3 mana Elvish Visionary that makes you splash for blue. If you had more elementals or more lands it might make sense (and I don't think you need more lands)

3) Liliana is way above the rest of your curve here. You're only going to be able to cast her on turn 6 less than half the time (assuming you've drawn at most 2 extra cards and your 6th land wasn't a tap land), and she's not enough to get you back into the game after a board wipe, which is what you want planeswalker to do in this type of small creature deck.

4) Parallel lives is a win more card and is going to be stuck in your hand or slow you down most of the time. It only works with Blisterpod, Liliana, and Hangarback Walker, and the third one is the only time it's relevant (at which point you should porbably just max out on hangarback walker and find something else)

5) You're not playing enough copies of your best cards and/or you don't have a great way to utilize them. Bloodghast can be really good for the deck, but not when you're casting it for and when you only have one of them. If you want to run it, self mill or discard is a much stronger enabler, and would set up one of my later points. Additionally, you're playing only 4 copies of your best win condition, when you could be playing 8: Blood Artist. You may only want 6-7 total copies, but blood artist also pings your opponent for their creatures dying, which helps when you're chumping against aggro. Bloodthrone Vampire can be copies 5-8, or just a better version, of Nantuko Husk for combo turns, although that extra point of toughness does matter if you're playing against a lot of Jund/prowess.

6) Have a way to just win the game. Changing up the mana base may be worth it to play Rally the Ancestors or Return to the Ranks, or you can just play Immortal Servitude without changing anything (Bloodthrone vampire, zulaport cuthroat, and blood artist all come back from an immortal servitude on 2). That lets you pay 5ish mana to bring back multiple drain/gain effects, a number of creatures (possible drawing extra cards if you bring in things like Elvish Visionary), and a sac outlet, and then dome your opponent for 8+ damage in one turn.

7) Night's whisper is a little strange in a deck trying to get a critical mass of creatures. Something like Elvish Visionary will probably suit you better. Supernatural Stamina similarly feels out of place, since you want to use all your mana each turn and often would prefer another creature to bringing back one that's about to die.

Feel free to use all of these suggestions, none of them, or pick and choose. I like where you're going with the deck, I just think it's a bit unfocused right now

AllenM8 on Teysa Sacrifice and Die

1 month ago

Editing the deck a bit, let me know what you think:

Bloodsoaked Champion in place of Return to the Ranks

Anguished Unmaking in place of Necrotic Sliver

Zulaport Cutthroat in place of Skirsdag High Priest

Hall of Heliod's Generosity in place of Secluded Steppe

Heliogabale on yeago

2 months ago

Hello,

I seem to have been Revoke Privileges to use images in my decks, after doing it wrong. I have now read up on the matter and Cleansed up all my links so they point to my imgur account.

Would you consider the Generous Gift of allowing me to Return to the Ranks of regular posters?

Tahnk you for your Careful Consideration.

Cheers,

Kamahl-Lord-of-War on Thalia's Legion

2 months ago

In my opinion, Immortal Servitude is a better choice than Return to the Ranks. Also, Sundering Growth would be good in this deck to remove Artifacts & Enchantments as it will give you more tokens when you play it.

Pieguy396 on Teysa, Scion of Sacrifice

3 months ago

How good is Return to the Ranks here? It doesn't look like you have a sufficient mass of 2-drops, but I could be wrong. Dark Prophecy is really good in Teysa, in my experience, so I'd want to replace Return to the Ranks with it. Your thoughts?

LoneCrusader399 on Azorius Monument

4 months ago

Barbarian_Sun_Pope: I think the issue with all of the cards you suggested is that they are either too situational or lacking a bit in power level. Charming Prince outshines Deputy of Acquittals , Aviary Mechanic & Faerie Impostor . Return to the Ranks doesn't get enough of my creatures back and Brought Back & Eerie Interlude can be hard to setup properly. Selfless Spirit does a better job at protecting my board against the most strategies overall. I still appreciate the time you took to give feedback though!

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Azorius Monument

5 months ago

Hmm ... Brought Back and Return to the Ranks are the first cards that come to mind with this ETB theme. They give some insurance for your creatures. Eerie Interlude is a pretty nice repeat effect once you've established a board. Deputy of Acquittals (flash) and Aviary Mechanic / Faerie Impostor (easier to cast) can also provide a bit more bounce for very little mana. Hope this helps.

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