Return to the Ranks


Format Legality
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
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.

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Return to the Ranks Discussion

Prehcise on Proclamation vs Return?

2 weeks ago

I utilize convoke very often on Return to the Ranks. I pretty much always have creatures on the battlefield to tap unless I'm locked in by a control deck. I used to run it mainboard, but unless I was against a deck with a lot of removal, I felt like it wasn't powerful enough to mainboard.

Nef on Unity (An Ally Tribal Deck)

2 weeks ago

@KongMing - Sorry for the month late response. I do have a copy Return to the Ranks in the sideboard at the moment. The main way to bounce back from a boardwipe is CoCo. it allows two more allies at instant. Speed. My main problem with converge spells is that my 4 Ally Encampments don't provide a color for those types of spells.
I used to run an Abzan list that used black but the higher cmc allies usually were too much mana to be worth it, esepcially with CoCo in the list. A more midrange list may be interested in these cards but it isn't what this deck is trying to do. I'm just trying to burst down the opponent before they can really do much.
Thanks for the suggestions and comments :)

Prehcise on Proclamation vs Return?

3 weeks ago

Versus control decks: Proclamation of Rebirth or Return to the Ranks in sideboard? PoR forecast ability would great vs decks with a lot of removal and counters that run into late game. Return is great for a surprise field flood burst. Thoughts?

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Prehcise on "I have a bad feeling about this."

3 weeks ago

Versus control decks: Proclamation of Rebirth or Return to the Ranks in sideboard? PoR forecast ability would be great vs decks with a lot of removal and counters that run into late game. Return is great for a surprise field flood burst. Thoughts?

Nillstan on Oh The Kor And Their Toys

3 weeks ago


I'm not putting in Stoneforge Mystic because, for one, its banned in modern. And for two, it's stupid expensive for this. There are better things to be doing on turns 2 and 3, rather than cheating out a single equipment.

The swords of X and Y are great. It's very likely they'll be added in as the money comes in to buy them.

Loxodon Warhammer was cut already due to there being better things for me deal damage with. What I would consider dropping for it would be Flayer Husk.

Apostle's Blessing is actually already in consideration. I'm currently debating dropping Path to Exile and running a pure aggro deck. Path rarely does anything in this anyways.

Return to the Ranks is a good addition and I'm very much tempted to add it to side for sure.

Thanks for your suggestions.

HotRodScott on Oh The Kor And Their Toys

3 weeks ago

Great postNensouHiebara! Like Forrestwalker, I played an Ally equipment deck and rebuilding after a wipe or dealing with heavy removal needed an answer and Ajani seems great!

You could run some Stoneforge Mystic and go down on your equipment since you can tutor for them with her. Also, you can play more expensive equipment for only 2 mana using her ability: Loxodon Warhammer (for trample) Sword of Light and Shadow for some life and pulling stuff out of the graveyard. I'd make room in their somewhere for Apostle's Blessing. It can be great to defend against removal, or prevent a blocker from blocking you (if played before blocks are declared.)

You may want some Return to the Ranks (sideboard?) in case of other aggro or heavy removal that's keeping your board clean.

Looks fun!!

KongMing on Unity (An Ally Tribal Deck)

1 month ago

Seems like a great deck! I love playing Allies in Modern too. +1 from me.

What do you do with this deck against UB creature hate? I noticed you don't really have any post-boardwipe options, or ways to protect your field.

Some ideas for you that I use in my Ally deck: Eerie Interlude can not only bounce your whole field, since all the Allies re-enter at the same time you get to trigger all their abilites for as many times as you have Allies. This can get you some big Blademasters or gain you a lot of life with the Clerics.

Other options would be graveyard recursion, like March from the Tomb or Return to the Ranks. The big problem is having enough mana to cast them after your Druid dies - 20 land is too few to be consistent enough to get you the 5 land you need to recover by the time the opponent locks out the board post-wipe (not to mention counterspells...) This may mean splashing black, yes, but it also means you can add key Allies like Hagra Diabolist and Bala Ged Thief, who present alternate paths to victory that don't hinge on combat damage.

If you end up adding some of these spells for recursion's sake, then might I also recommend Bring to Light? If you Converge for 5, you can tutor for March from the Tomb and cast it for free, meaning you only need 1 copy of your recursion spell to have access to it. Then just pack as many Bring to Light's as you want in order to tutor out the spell you need. In fact, if you Converge for 5 with Bring to Light, you can tutor any Ally, Instant, or Sorcery out of your deck and cast them for free.

Last suggestion is Unified Front. It gets you up to 4 Ally ETBs for as little as 4 mana - as an Ally player you should know how swull that can make your board. If you have a Harabaz Druid out, Unified Front's creature generation pays for itself.

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