Savage Alliance


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Uncommon

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Savage Alliance


Escalate 1 (Pay this cost for each mode chosen beyond the first.)

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*Creatures target player controls gain trample until end of turn.

*Savage Alliance deals 2 damage to target creature.

*Savage Alliacne deals 1 damage to each creature target opponent controls.

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Savage Alliance Discussion

Fairmount on Semi budget Modern Landfall

2 months ago

Also drop 3x Nissa's Renewal and 2 Savage Alliance for 3 Lightning Bolt and 2x Evolving Wilds for the sweet double landfall trigger

chickeneyebrows on Blinking Jeskai

9 months ago

Yeah Savage Alliance is a bit costly. With you being three colours I found I was lucky to get the Mana to escalate, and 2 red isn't great just to get trample.

Even if you can't pull an infinity combo with the Cloudshift, if you've got two or three Plains up or you can find a creature that taps for white it would still be worth considering something that has a CITP trigger.

Soulus101 on Blinking Jeskai

9 months ago

I was actually looking for something that could let me go infinity combo with Essence Flux or Cloudshift on Archaeomancer, but it means either splashing green for Tamiyo or holding out for 10 mana on Omniscience, which for this deck is not really viable. My other concern is trample, as Savage Alliance was a bit mana-heavy (seriously, full escalation would give it the highest CMC in my deck!). Need better options here.

The other issue is cost. This deck cost me 25 as-is, so a 5 card is quite chunky by comparison! But definitely room for improvement in this one.

Worth bearing in mind that essence flux will clear any prowess triggers on the creature it targets, and if they don't have Haste they're also sum,oning sick as well. However with Nibhlis I'd still get the tap trigger and he'd get a 1/1 counter, so not entirely lost. Worth doing to tap down an opponents creature on their first main phase.

Murphy77 on Burn, Baby Burn (Updated)

10 months ago

Chandra, Flamecaller in place of Arlinn Kord  Flip would allow you to focus on mono-red, would still be aggressive, and gives you a board-wipe option.

This deck reminds me a lot of a deck that I put together for my daughter, but which hasn't actually seen much play (see Reheat). Collective Defiance could be valuable earlier in the game, with Savage Alliance gaining value in the long game.

I see 3 elements of a good burn deck:

  1. Card draw and card advantage
  2. Sustained and reliable (cheap) burn
  3. Something that copies or doubles up on the burn dealt to your opponent.

In Reheat, I tried to focus on cheap burn and doubling up on burn effects. See what you think...

SatanistKesenKedi on

11 months ago

A friend of mine got a Gentry mono-red deck. He using similar cards and performs very well. i'm writing some of them at below. You should consider my suggests and modify your deck.

Expedite, Renegade Tactics, Shock, Fiery Temper, Burn from Within, Skyship Stalker, Weaver of Lightning, Tormenting Voice,Harness the Storm, Lightning Axe, Sanguinary Mage, Savage Alliance, Incendiary Flow, Collective Defiance, Bedlam Reveler

Also if you gonna build U/R you can add cards like Stormchaser Mage, Thing in the Ice  Flip and Fevered Visions

Drizzurp on Devil Tribal [BUDGET]

11 months ago

I really like this as well. Plus 1 from me! I see your sideboard needs some suggestions. Perhaps Collective Defiance or Savage Alliance? Invigorated Rampage is another good card we got with Aether Revolt that I think is highly underrated and will most likely see some standard play (albeit most likely in aggro archetypes). 4 Devils' Playground seems kind of high to me being a 6 CMC but you have a lot of removal so you could probably make it to end game quite consistently. If I think of anymore I'll come back and add them. Consider checking out my deck Boros Face Stomp It's a Boros Human Tribal. Cheers mate!

Panzerforge on Ragavan's Raiders

11 months ago

Argeaux they're mentioned in the "Ragavan's Secret Plans" tab under "This Monkey's Got a PLAN."

But, for convenience, I'll list them here:
Fortuitous Find for decks that run a high amount of removal, or when your opponent sideboards in strong artifact destruction.
It puts the entire deck into a more defensive mode. Depending on the opponent, I'll side out Collective Defiance, Renegade Tactics, and Kari Zev's Expertise for 3x Prophetic Prism and 4x Fortuitous Find. The Prisms give the draw I lose from dropping Tactics, while providing fixing to cast Fortuitous Find.

Part of this is based off of my own local meta, where a Mardu Reanimator deck runs no less than 9 Gearhulks and uses Refurbish and Rise from the Grave to grab them from his graveyard on the cheap, I needed to be able to stop the 'hulks once they arrived without sending them to the yard. So, same as above, except I use Thopter Arrest to stop the big bruisers without yarding them.

Savage Alliance swaps in for Collective Defiance if I find an opponent with lots of servos or other chump blockers (all creatures gain trample is nice right after smacking all their creatures for 1 damage.)

And Release the Gremlins also swaps in for Collective Defiance against an artifact heavy deck.

Hope this helps!

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