Upvotes are welcome and I will sacrifice an onion to honor those who give their +1s! Remember to write a comment, so I can correctly perform the ritual in your name! Of course, any suggestion and constructive opinion is taken into account, reviewed and appreciated. Cheers!
- T1: Plains + Hada Freeblade
- T2: Plains + Kazandu Blademaster
- T3: Plains + Kabira Evangel And swing for 6 unblockable.
- T4: Plains + Ondu Cleric and cast Cloudshift on it, gain 8 life, and swing for 12, unblockable.
Bonus Track: Join the Ranks work just fine in your turn or in the opponent's, along with Kabira Evangel. Ghostway will trigger the ETB effects X times, where X is the number of allies you have when they all return to the battlefield.
- Adaptive Automaton: The ally lord that could be replaced in the new BFZ set. He won't be saved by Brave the Elements, but the +1/+1 global effect is still very good.
- Brave the Elements: The gay-part of the deck... preventing a lot of damage or effects with this is cruel, but doesn't matter if you win because of it. Also fizzles targeted kill-spells.
- Cloudshif: What keeps the wheel turning in this deck, this could act as a Counterspell when used with Kabira Evangel, and also an enabler to give more +1/+1 counters to others. He almost never attacks because it's a critical piece of the puzzle.
- Emeria, The Sky Ruin: The Fun-Land, it is only here to generate variety and well... in a late game-gone-bad this can resucitate Kabira Evangels and Kazandu Blademasters to keep on fighting. Hard to trigger but can make a difference in the long run.
- Ghostway: A full board waiting for this card to be played on the opponent's turn means a next turn with allies at their most. Just one more trigger and Game Over...
- Gideon, Ally of Zendikar: Hoping that this guy will drop in price, eventually there will be 2 of them in here. The +1 is useful to increase the effects of Ondu Cleric or to bounce himself with Cloudshift (4+1=5, 5-4=1, 1+1+Cloudshift=4). The 0 is obviously the trigger effect every Ally deck looks for and will be usually used on Turn 4, just after he lands. The -4 is a mere sugar coat for this card, and being available right after he's on the battlefield is golden if the situation requires an *immediate* P/T buff. Good card, lots of potential, fits right in the mana curve of this deck. Only thing missing is something to give it haste... and that could be the cue for Lightning Greaves to appear in this deck.
- Hada Freeblade: First-turn-drop. When dropped early, this guy gets huge by turn 5 or 6. Very vulnerable to bounces and such, but still worth it's place. It's cost and benefit make it a must in this sort of deck.
- Join the Ranks: SURPRISE!! Two more allies to deal with. More life gained. More color protection. Two counters for the hitters... and all at instant speed! This card changes the tide of a battle when things are about to go south for your blockers.
- Kabira Evangel: Protection protection protection... a cornerstone card with 29 others to set this guy off makes it a consistent threat. Enables a Kazandu Blademaster to attack for free, and if you keep a Cloudshift hidden in your hand, you could keep the whole board protected at any given time. Cheap card, cheap effect, game winner.
- Kazandu Blademaster: The hitter. The defender. This guy carries the rest of the team as long as he has some support from Kabira Evangel. Becomes a Lightning Bolt catcher when he starts growing, so be prepared.
- Oblivion Ring: Situation preventer. Did the enemy drop a Steel Hellkite? No problem, Ring it. Furnace of Rath about to get messy? No problem, Ring it. Almost nothing is safe from this motherf*cker. The only thing that could complicate its application is having enough mana open, making it a decision between putting a ring on something or triggering a Rally.
- Ondu Cleric: Want life? You got it. I've ended with more than 100 life in a match because of this dude... the key is to cast a well timed Ghostway followed by a Join the Ranks. Pretty obscene and gives you a lot of time to set the board to your advantage.
- Path to Exile: My favourite panic-button. One more land for the enemy is not a real disadvantage when you just exiled a 12/12 Primalcrux. Beautiful art too, the promo edition.Content goes here. The content will be hidden until the summary text is clicked.
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I'd seriously consider adding in Lantern Scout and Expedition Envoy from BFZ.
October 25, 2015 12:22 p.m.
@Busse, since one big part of this deck is getting protection from a color, what would you do if your opponent is playing an Eldrazi deck?
October 26, 2015 11:20 a.m.
Maybe max out Oblivion Ring, Journey to Nowhere and Path to Exile.
This deck was designed prior to the advent of viable Devoid decks. Kor Entanglers and similar tapping effects may be helpful too.
Eventually you'll have lots and LOTS of life via Ondu Cleric, so maybe that's your only guarantee against Devoid decks. Lantern Scout can help achieve 100+ life too.
October 26, 2015 12:20 p.m.
So if everything goes more or less as planed you should reach more than 40 lifes, even against an eldrazi deck. I can confirm this from my other deck, I managed to reach around 80 lifes, multiple times. So Felidar Sovereign might be a pretty good sideboard card. It gives you another way to win the game, espacially if you rematch your opponent.
October 29, 2015 3:29 p.m.
Do you actually sacrifice the onions? If it wouldn't interfere with the ritual, a video of the ritual would be awesome!
October 30, 2015 6:02 p.m.
is there a card I can replace gideon with for budget purposes? I plan on getting him, but not right away.
November 9, 2015 7:25 a.m.
Here's the last onion I sacrificed ... it's an unpleasant task but somebody's got to do it. I'll consider a video eventually
November 13, 2015 10:53 a.m.
Awesome, thanks a ton! nice pic of the onion sacrifice btw. :P
November 13, 2015 4:26 p.m.
The upvote overflow can go into the other decks. Most of them are worth looking at, anyway hahah
November 13, 2015 6:14 p.m.
This deck is pretty dominant against onion matchups. So you sacrifice onions only to this deck's upvotes?
November 16, 2015 4:13 p.m.
Happymaster19: hey there! I sac' them for upvotes in all my 5 decks, so if you wan't to go holocaust-mode, press the green button in all of 'em hahahahah. Cheers!
P.S.: You should see them crying every time I mention this deck's name in the kitchen. Hilarious.