Savage Alliance


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

Kyrinoz on Hidetsugu, Traitor to All

1 month ago

Suggestions for updates.

Pyretic Ritual or Desperate Ritual + Isochron Scepter + Paradox Engine = Infinite Red mana + Infinite Untap triggers for everything except lands.

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth + Kormus Bell + Scouring Sands or Savage Alliance =

Deals 1 damage to each creature your opponents control & destroy all of their lands (provided they are still 1/1 swamps. Naturally either Scouring Sands or Savage Alliance can be replaced with a each creature spell if you've got alternative ways of getting mana, at the cost of your own lands. Few will expect this or see it coming in a red deck and it's EDH legal.)

Krenko, Mob Boss + Mana Echoes + Umbral Mantle = Infinite Tokens + Purphoros, God of the Forge = Infinite Damage

Stuffy Doll + Pariah's Shield = Redirect all damage dealt to you, to Stuffy Doll, which redirects to target opponent.

Ensnaring Bridge + Bottled Cloister = Opponents can't attack you when it's not your turn, + Darksteel Forge protects the artifacts from destroy effects.

Glacial Chasm + Eon Hub = Prevents all damage dealt to you / players no longer have upkeeps (so you're not having to pay life to the Chasm)

Fairmount on Semi budget Modern Landfall

6 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

1 year 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

1 year 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)

1 year 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...

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