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Allies are just insane...
5 Reasons why Allies are awesome!
1) Flavorful text! I think that itself gives them a credit.
2) Tribal supported by 5 colors! The only few tribes that supports the 5 colors of MTG. In fact, the deck is more flavorful if all 5 colors are added!
3) Poweful ETB triggers and synergy! Most allies have effects that trigger at ETB, affecting other allies to pump them, boost them with other abilities or wreck havoc altogether. In fact, this automatically synergizes the deck perfectly if you are able to flash in allies or blink them to trigger more ETBs!
4) Relatively cheap mana: ability ratio cost. Some allies are actually very efficient in terms of their mana cost to their ability. Like Kazandu Blademaster , A clean ETB will alr see him as a 2/2, Vigli, First Striker. Or Jwari Shapeshifter ; She is the Phantasmal Image of allies. Also note worthy cards are: Bala Ged Thief , Hagra Diabolist , Harabaz Druid and of course, the sick Kabira Evangel .
5) Relatively cheap deck to build with strong offense/defense. The deck is also relatively flexible with its strategies; able to go aggro, control and midrange as suited. As such, it's versatility is unmatched, but at the same time, open to a lot of weakness.
This deck packs more than just a tribal build. As most people are killing off Allies the moment they see them, it can be hard to play. But, if we add a small twist to the deck, the potency of the deck will be much greater!
The Deck can be piloted in 2 ways; an aggro-style or a combo style which is preferred. It's quite consistent in putting off a t4- t5 reanimator, hitting a near-infinite mill is possible on that turn, rendering them a game loss on the opponent's next draw step. There are other combos in there which can go off easily, like Hagra Diabolist /Halimar Excavator + Ghostway combo.
A 5-color combo deck! T4-T5 combo win is possible!
Temp SB options
2x Ancient Grudge - Affinity, Pods, Tron, Splintered Twin
3x Cloudshift* - any Aggro match-ups
1x Engineered Explosives - Tokens, Elves, Merfolk, Vial decks
1x Ghostway* - Alternate Win con
2x Leyline of Sanctity - RDW, Junk, Jund
2x Leyline of the Void - Grave hate (side out reanimator options, side in aggro build*), Living End
2x Ondu Cleric*- RDW
2x Ghost Quarters
2x Meddling Mage
2x Torpor Orb
1x Join the Ranks
2x Chalice of the Void
2x Pithing Needle
|Date added||1 year|
|Last updated||1 week|
|Legal formats||Legacy, Modern, Vintage|
|Top rank||#23 on 2012-07-08|
|-4||Inquisition of Kozilek||side|