Stumbled upon Artisan of Kozilek in my collection. It's easier to get on the field, got 10 toughness, and an effect that will mesh better with the deck:
+1 Artisan of Kozilek-1 Pathrazer of Ulamog
Sea Gate Loremaster is great for draw if you end up splashing blue.
Since I have 12 red cards in the deck, I can afford to sideboard Islands and a set of blue creatures to switch in for them, and I've thought of doing that.
Instead of Jungle Shrine , I think I would go with something like Ancient Ziggurat , considering more than half the deck is creatures. Just slightly faster, and can stay in if I were to switch in the blue set for the red.
Why no Ondu Cleric s? They are really useful and even if you just put 1 in they can be a big boon. Also have you though about putting a Vedalken Orrery in there? Being able to drop allies as an instant could prove to be really useful. Also don't forget how dangerous boardwhipes are for allies but with those decks your up against I think you should be fine.
How does everyone feel about Graypelt Hunter ? What would it replace?
I LOVE allies!! +1
I always found Tajuru Archer to be more of a sideboard ally.
Genesis Wave can be really fun in a ally deck (though very inconsistent).
Take a look at my ally deck Modern Naya Allies.
Thanks for your comment. I did take a look at your deck, and I like it very much!
I chose Lead the Stampede over Genesis Wave because it is cheaper and more consistent. With this deck Genesis Wave would be a very late-game card, much like Doubling Chant . The only difference is Doubling Chant requires 1 Forest instead of 3 and you already know what you're getting for the 6 mana.
They need to make new ones. The Allies archtype is still my favorite in all of Magic.
If you end up splashing blue, Venser, the sojourner works really well with allies, throw in some Jwari Shapeshifter, Clone, or Rite of Replication in there and it makes their ablities that much more amazing.Just a thought.
I had previously thought of switching Hagra Diabolist for Seascape Aerialist or Kazuul Warlord , all of which have a CMC of 5 and all of which have devastating effects. I chose Diabolist because his effect, paired with Doubling Chant or with another Diabolist, is a near-guaranteed win.
Have you tried Genesis Wave ? It can end games very fast provided enough mana is put into it.
Hope this helps =D