- 1x Arcane Lighthouse
- 1x Battlefield Forge
- 1x Bojuka Bog
- 1x Caves of Koilos
- 1x Clifftop Retreat
- 1x Command Tower
- 1x Concealed Courtyard
- 1x Dragonskull Summit
- 1x Evolving Wilds
- 1x Foreboding Ruins
- 1x Godless Shrine
- 1x High Market
- 1x Inspiring Vantage
- 1x Mana Confluence
- 1x Mountain
- 1x Mountain
- 1x Mountain
- 2x Mountain
- 1x Plains
- 1x Plains
- 2x Plains
- 1x Plains
- 1x Plains
- 1x Reflecting Pool
- 1x Rogue's Passage
- 1x Smoldering Marsh
- 2x Swamp
- 1x Swamp
- 1x Swamp
- 1x Swamp
- 1x Temple of Silence
- 1x Terramorphic Expanse
- 1x Anguished Unmaking
- 1x Archfiend of Ifnir
- 1x Big Game Hunter
- 1x Crackling Doom
- 1x Damnation
- 1x Duergar Hedge-Mage
- 1x Duplicant
- 1x Dusk / Dawn
- 1x Fateful Showdown
- 1x Fiend Hunter
- 1x Hero's Downfall
- 1x Merciless Eviction
- 1x Mortify
- 1x Murderous Redcap
- 1x Necrotic Sliver
- 1x Path to Exile
- 1x Rakdos Charm
- 1x Return to Dust
- 1x Stingscourger
- 1x Terminate
- 1x Utter End
- 1x Wear / Tear
- 1x Wrath of God
- 1x Agent of Erebos
- 1x Ashnod's Altar
- 1x Buried Alive
- 1x Cathartic Reunion
- 1x Faithless Looting
- 1x Fateful Showdown
- 1x Karmic Guide
- 1x Key to the City
- 1x Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
- 1x Lightning Greaves
- 1x Mother of Runes
- 1x Palisade Giant
- 1x Phyrexian Arena
- 1x Rakdos Charm
- 1x Recruiter of the Guard
- 1x Reveillark
- 1x Solitary Confinement
- 1x Sun Titan
- 1x Tymna the Weaver
- 1x Viscera Seer
- 1x Whispersilk Cloak
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Glad I could be of help! I really love this deck. I've been thinking about getting into commander and after looking at this, Alesha may be the place for me to start. If i could upvote twice i certainly would :)
December 19, 2016 4:10 a.m.
Zmb13 This ain't a bad build to start with, since its less than 200$ (if you reduce the price of foils and promos)
And glad you enjoy making people miserable :P
(Protip - replace some creature with Braids, Cabal Minion in French Commander to make people cry)
December 19, 2016 10:37 a.m.
Hey this is an awesome list and I've been looking into building this with my own tweeks on it. I see that you have Hokori. When do you think would be a good time to put him on the field so it wont screw you over?
January 3, 2017 5:49 p.m.
Hokori is a difficult one, and I've only just recently added it, so I'm not 100% sure on what the correct answer is.
But on what I've seen in testing, you want to hit the moment that your opponents tappout for some huge spell and you get your Hokori from your GY.
However, sometimes you just gotta play Hokori on T4 and grind the game out, since we are the deck that works well under small amounts of mana, unlike most of the decks in the format. There have been games where I've just jammed T4 Hokori, and that enabled me to win against green based decks, on the sheer value of them just not getting their ramp and threats out, and even when they do get it out, we can just kill'em one by one.
January 5, 2017 12:21 a.m.
Nice! thanks for the response and the advice. A lot of people in my play group run green decks so hokori would be an awesome fit.
have you ever tried putting hokori then sacrificing him at someones endstep before your turn comes so you can untap all your lands at your upkeep then bringing him back with Alesha so every one elses lands stay untaped? That's something I was pondering over when I saw your decklist.
January 5, 2017 1:34 a.m.
Yuuup, done it couple of times. That's why Viscera Seer/Altar of Dementia/any other sac outlet rule with good ol' Dust breath.
It pulls you so far ahead that it sometimes ain't even funny (okay I lie, it's always funny. Puny green mages and their "ramp" and "big dudes"!)
Foe extra effect, combine Reconnaissance and Hokori with Aleshas reanimate, and sac it later.
Rinse and repeat.
January 5, 2017 1:45 a.m.
I bet you make a lot of people mad with that one. lolnice thanks for the tip! I don't know but when you're building a deck like this do you ever think to yourself "man how much of a dick do I want to be?" I find myself thinking that often when I figuring out what to put in it haha. I wanted to ask any reason why you're not running the Revaillark/ karmic guide combo?
January 5, 2017 1:54 a.m.
Ya mean Rev/Guide/Sac Outlet/Blood Artist or? Since that one is there!
I mean, since I've recently moved to a new town with a new, much more competitive meta, I'm kinda encouraged to be a huge dick, since we have people playing Krenko, Karador, Prossh and their like. So my Alesha is kinda of a small fish in a big bowl, killing stuff.
Sometimes I do hold back, against less competitive decks, and go for more battlecruising, just to keep game going, and not kill everything and everyone.
January 5, 2017 1:59 a.m.
oh damn i totally missed that my bad!
oh alright then for sure. Same with with my LGS it's pretty cutthroat so I have to keep up with them. any reason why you're not running sol ring in the deck?
January 5, 2017 2:06 a.m.
Only reason is that i+I find Sol Ring boring, and everybody runs it.
If you want it, feel free to run it man!
January 5, 2017 2:12 a.m.
Oh alright then! Do you ever get mana color screwed since you're not running chromatic lantern?
January 5, 2017 2:15 a.m.
Oh that happens once in a while, and boy does it suck.
That's why I plan to upgrade my mana base and get a lantern ASAP
January 5, 2017 2:25 a.m.
For sure!well thanks for all the help. here's my deck if you want to take a look at it Alesha DT I'm going to change the land base for sure. Any suggestions are welcomed also. Thanks again!
January 5, 2017 2:40 a.m.
what do you think about Yahenni, Undying Partisan? i instantly fell in love with this guy :D
January 5, 2017 9:35 a.m.
zakky234 Sac outlet and makes our kill spells better. What' there not to like?
grayson290 Imma gonna check the deck asap, you feel free to give me some feed back. Also, am totally jelaous on that Badlans, fyi
January 5, 2017 11:21 a.m.
Yo yahenni is awesome! that was the only card in the spoilers that really caught my attention! Now I gotta figure out who to cut for it..And yeah the scrubland is pretty cool. One of my prized possessions hah
January 5, 2017 3:53 p.m.
grayson290 Heart of Ghirapur. Control element of it is sooo high.
"Mr. Combo Player, ya wanted to do something next turn?"
January 5, 2017 4:33 p.m.
That's also true it can stop someone from going off next turn. Lots of potential goodies coming out next set!
January 5, 2017 6:40 p.m.
Never sad to draw it, love it in my openers!
January 7, 2017 1:38 a.m.
i see that you've made some updates! mind to share your thoughts behind them? i love the idea of rule of law type effects, especially when you can sac them in your turn and recur them if necessary. but then dont you think the deck needs more sac outlets? also how do you feel about Cathartic Reunion? is the discard first to big off a caviat? i recently replaced my miracle wheel with it since only i benefit from the reunion, but i havent seen it in action yet.
January 24, 2017 3:40 p.m.
zakky234 As much as I love Assemble the Legion and Cathar's Crusade, I kinda needed lower mana curve. And Phyrexian Arena , Leonin Arbiter and Toshiro Umezawa are worth it. Plus, they all can be brought back with our good ol' chump, Sun Titan!
Dunno, I seem to be drawing into my sac outlets. Wouldn't mind to have a Phyrexian Altar but boy is that thing expensive!
ALso, Vampiric Rites could be a spicy one, dunno what to cut for it... Have any ideas?
Cathartic Reunion is so worth it, unless counterspell hits you and you NEEDED that card draw (I got Dazed once. Fun turn 2...) Some times, you'll Reunion just to fill your GY, card draw is just extra advantage. Problem with miracle wheel is that it costs so much without the Miracle, this gives you so much more!
January 24, 2017 4:07 p.m.
maybe cutting the assemble the legion and cathars crusade is a smart plan, 2x 5 mana is a lot, and the crusade on its own is not too amazing in this deck
January 25, 2017 4:40 a.m.
Actually, the Crusade performs more often than the Legion does, just on the plain fact that Legion rarely survives to get more than one counter.
Dark Deal often screws people who tutor, or draw really good opening hands - whoops you lost'em!
Blind Obedience is here instead of Imposing Sovereign since the extort and being an enchantment means a lot, even though Sovereign is reviveable.
January 25, 2017 8:46 a.m.
i've made a few edits to my own list. the only issue im running into is that i have a lot of opening hands without sufficient amounts of mana. do you think the 36 lands + solring is to few? (even tho you run 35 + chromatic). also do you mind taking a look at my list? maybe you can find some improvements i overlooked :)
February 7, 2017 7:09 p.m.
Super sweet deck. Definitely a +1 and I'm probably gonna steal this list lol. Aread there any wishlist cards that are out of your budget that you want to add?
February 8, 2017 4 a.m.
TheMrBigShot96 Lands, lands, lands!
And some cute cards like Akroma's Memorial, but all in all, I'm quite happy with my deck!
And steal the list away, and have fun, improve it!
February 8, 2017 2:26 p.m.
What would you change for those cards, mate?
February 13, 2017 12:25 a.m.
February 13, 2017 9:53 a.m.
Yeah, well Fulminator is $$$, that's why he ain't there.
Possibility Storm and Rule of Law often lock the game... And sometimes you cast a dude into the Storm and you get Eidolon of Rhetoric!
Blind Obedience is kinda of a meta call, but Vryn Wingmare might be a good switch.
February 13, 2017 11:24 a.m.
GregDsprz I couldn't have find any in my area, so sadly, not yet
February 16, 2017 11:45 a.m.
Hey dude I wanted to ask what's your main go to win con? Do you usually go for a combo or straight beatdown?
February 22, 2017 2:34 a.m.
grayson290 Usually beatdown does it, but that varies depending on your opponents. Sometimes, that wanker Prossh has too many tokens and you can't smash through... And than you either combo out, or kill Prossh and than you Rakdos Charm .
February 22, 2017 5:28 a.m.
Oh alright then. I usually don't like to win with straight infinite combo since i wanted it to be more aggro but at times I do have to go with the combo win.i actually have been using aura of silence and stranglehold as my hate cards too. Aura has put it work. I haven't had a chance to use stranglehold tho. I'm sure it's going to get a lot of hate tho _()_/ is there a reason why you don't have token producers in your build?
February 22, 2017 3:30 p.m.
My mistake i saw you have one token producer lol. Did you pick priest over siege commander because if makes flyers?
February 22, 2017 4:13 p.m.
grayson290 Yap, Prossh is a huge part of my meta, and that 5/5 Daemon does some work.
Plus, that Daemon makes people think twice about swinging your way.
February 23, 2017 1:59 a.m.
I might switch out siege commander for priest. Nothing sucks more than being a punching bag cuz you don't have flyers to block with. Have you tried the kiki/village bell ringer combo?
February 23, 2017 2:04 a.m.
Eh, that combo is a bit cheap, so I don't focus on it. Had it in, didn't feel rewarding enough.
Now, making combos with Blood Artist or Anafenza is fun to me.
Simle 2 card monty is eh
February 23, 2017 3:10 a.m.
For sure what's your opinion on putting creatures that pump your creatures like ravos, soultender, angel of invention, and drana, liberator of malakir?
February 23, 2017 4:10 p.m.
I like'em, but out of all of them I've only got Ravos and he's kinda clunky for this build.
All of those cards actually rule, but I think they would serve bigger purpose if they went into a Tokens Alesha.
February 24, 2017 1:50 a.m.
I actually have ravos and drana in my build too. I haven't had a chance to use ravos that much. Drana is cool it just get awkward when master of cruelties is out and behind the scenes. I feel like angel would be cool since you can get a 4/3 flying vigilance lifelinker with an anthem when you bring it back.
February 24, 2017 3:47 a.m.
Yeah, Angel I'd like to try because of all of that.
And saccing her a few times and getting her back and than smacking with a lot of dudes.
February 24, 2017 5:24 a.m.
njce I'm trying her out too. Might I suggest eerie interlude. It's works well there are exile board wipes and you get all the ETB triggers too. Kolaghans command is a bit pricey but also good. Being able to save a creature from the graveyard if it getting exile and you get mana dork or artifact removal too.
February 26, 2017 1:55 a.m.
Dunno man, I'm kinda in the unkknown with the Eerie Interlude. It seems good, but I see myself always drawing it too little too late
February 26, 2017 3:10 a.m.
Ah seems fair enough it can be very situational. What are thoughts on austere command and enlightened tutor for this deck?
February 26, 2017 3:17 a.m.
Austere Command - KILL'EM ALL IN THE NAME OF THE EMPEROR
What would be your top Tutor targets? I must say, having Possibility Storm in hand, and tutor in hand for Rule of Law/Eidolon of Rhetoric seems like a baller place to be
February 26, 2017 3:35 a.m.
I mostly go for grieves or aura of silence. I'm thinking of playing rule of law with aura of silence as my hate enchantments. I wanted to ask when you play possibility storm with rule of law does it ever back fire when someons plays let's say a creature and the possibility storm into something like a vorniclex or an ulamog
February 26, 2017 3:54 a.m.
If rule of law and Storm are out, they ain't casting zilch!
Also, if they get a huge dude... Well, most of our instants are kill spells, aren't they?
February 26, 2017 10:12 a.m.
Very true! I might try that out! See ignore it can slow down people too. I noticed you didn't have sword of animist in the deck anymore. You don't run into being mana screwed?
February 26, 2017 5:25 p.m.
I haven't been mana screwed in a long while.
It might be my luck and/or mulligan decisions, I guess.
February 27, 2017 12:57 a.m.
Oh for sure I've been pretty mana screwed at times. My friend popped 3 of my four lands with terastadon and my other friend Jin-gytaxia a turn after so I wasn't doing anything for the whole game :/
What your opinion on zombie infestation as a discard outlet?
February 27, 2017 2 a.m.
I don't mind getting the zombos, but I'd use it more if I were a more token oriented build
February 27, 2017 3:09 a.m.
Oh alright then I noticed you said you wouldn't mind having a phyrexian altar what would you taken out for that. I'm currently running phyrexian and ashnods altar and I dropped altar of dementia just because it wasn't a complete win con if someone had an eldrazi.
February 27, 2017 10:28 p.m.
I wouldn't mind having the Altar at all, it would make mana even easier
February 28, 2017 1:55 a.m.
I'd say add an Anarchist to the deck. It recurs your sorceries which is pretty darn good. Also I'm not sure if I say it but mindclaw shaman is bonkers in my Alesha list
March 26, 2017 10:41 a.m.
I only do have 6 sorceries to get back though. And Mindclaw Shaman was in the deck, sadly my meta isn't that spell heavy, so mostly what I'd get would be a kill spell at an awkward time
March 27, 2017 1:31 a.m.
I get that six sorcery thing. But with a single buried alive it enables your entire deck. With a victimize it creates recursion loop. Even with things like cathartic reunion it's repeatable deck filtering.I think it's almost just too valuable not to include.
I get the mindclaw shaman thing though. That's a pretty meta dependent card. However, because of this I'm assuming your meta is more creature heavy. So wouldn't false prophet just be an auto-include?
Thanks for the quick response!
March 27, 2017 10:04 p.m.
Hm, False Prophet might be alright... If suitable sac outlets are there.
March 28, 2017 1:34 a.m.
Long time no see (or is it message?) anyway, so you may have already thought about this, but how excited are you for the invocations? I personally love the art, but sadly they only come in english... thinking about picking some up?
March 30, 2017 11:54 p.m.
Honestly, public seems to be hating them, so they will most likely come in cheap ... So, gogo shiny new Wrath of God?
March 31, 2017 2:12 a.m.
For what reasons did you decide not to include [Ankle Shanker] and ? (http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=386477)? I would have thought they'd be staples in an Alesha deck.
April 25, 2017 11:52 p.m.
Yo comptonl !
Ankle Shanker used to be in the list, however I found him to be clunky, since the ability doesn't trigger when getting Alesha'd, and it doesn't slow our enemies down.
Part of me still kinda wants to jam it in, since I freaking love Ankle Shanker
April 26, 2017 12:36 a.m.
What would you take out for ankel shanker? What are your thoughts on including mentor of the meek in this deck?
April 26, 2017 12:34 p.m.
Mentor of the Meek was in, but honestly Phyrexian Arena does it way better, and let's us save up mana for kill spells.
For Shanker... Hm, I guess depends on your meta
April 26, 2017 1:13 p.m.
While you unfortunately can't recur it, would Spirit of the Labyrinth be a strong enough inclusion? It doesn't seem to effect much at all, but it can seriously slow down control and other unfair decks.
May 15, 2017 12:13 p.m.
Spirit of the Labyrinth is a card I'm seriously pondering about.
Screw Shamanic Revelation .
May 15, 2017 2:25 p.m.
Also screw: Rhystic Study, Mystic Remora, Sensei's Top, Skullclamp, Greater Good, Glimpse of Nature, etc.
Screw a lot of stuff.
May 15, 2017 2:30 p.m.
He was in the list, and while he is fun I prefer other lock effects in my meta.
I reckon Stranglehold does a better job
June 6, 2017 10:53 p.m.
You even get to recur Gatekeeper and when it's out it really messes people up.
June 8, 2017 8:09 p.m.
3 mana (which is a big one) and I have a soft spot for Thalia, tbh.
June 8, 2017 10:44 p.m.
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