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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.
November 23, 2015 12:35 p.m.
November 29, 2015 3:53 p.m.
Between the picture and movie you've provided, there are two different countertops. Something is amiss here o_O
December 21, 2015 8:53 a.m.
I never send evidence twice from The same location.
Security policies of The cult.
December 21, 2015 9 a.m.
This cycle of decks is really cool.
You know what would be cool? Allied Soul Sisters.
December 28, 2015 11:42 a.m.
Wait.... Gideon, Ally of Zendikar??? wasn't this BUDGET? and 2 of them, for even more "budget" XD
(The card, obvioulsy, must be grat on this deck, but is too expensive)
January 11, 2016 9:21 a.m.
Budget is a pretty subjective term. $150 for a modern deck (where competitive decks are usually north of $600 and up to $2,000) is pretty budget if you ask me. Making objective claims about a subjective term is pretty bold :P It is akin to saying that orange ice cream is the best flavor of ice cream. Surely, some people would agree with you. But it is far from objectivity.
January 11, 2016 2:20 p.m.
yeah, grasp of fate isn't legal, FYREKNIGHT is right. D:
January 12, 2016 6:43 a.m.
Would you consider sideboarding the Ondu Cleric and bringing in 4 Champion of the Parish ? This would ensure that every other creature is a human and triggers champion. This allows for more turn one aggro. The life gain from the clerics seems a bit win more if you're winning on t4 or 5 anyway. Maybe just brig in for burn. I just think champion is a house so it may be worth considering. I'm totally putting this together haha
February 2, 2016 8:52 a.m.
Love the deck.
I see it's purely budget but I can suggest a couple of cheeky adds in the mana base.
Mono colour really helps you here.
NOT 1) Cavern of Souls (ehh, I looked that up just now 50$ is clearly not budget)
Almost 1) Mutavault (Activate it, becomes an extra ally. Currently around $17 mayyybe a one of if you're in the top end of budget)
The real 1) Ghost quarter to keep your opponents off Tron or inkmoth nexus, or elzrazi temple or eye of ugin is very relevant and worth the $2.34 I see it right now.
2) Immortal Servitude is 0.5 dollars, cast for x = 2 and ondu cleric and kazanda blademaster both recover from the inevitable lightning bolt that they took.
3) Stoneforge masterwork (OOG) is a mini coat of arms equipment.
4) For me (assuming we get to keep Gideon in the deck) Oath of Gideon is better than Join the Ranks.
5) A cheeky dictate of heliod can be the difference between you opponent letting 3 points of damage over and letting 6 points of damage over.
February 11, 2016 2:50 p.m.
Im sorry, but about Mutavault, I dont think it trigers the allys, Its not an ally when enters the battlefield, and when it is, it doesnt enter the battlefield
February 11, 2016 9:44 p.m.
February 11, 2016 10:46 p.m.
Yo, you might want to keep your eye out for Eerie Interlude. It's coming out in Shadows Over Innistrad, and will be in the next Duel Deck. I'm considering it for my Allies deck over Ghostway.
February 15, 2016 8:47 p.m.
February 25, 2016 11:29 a.m.
I dread to think of how many onions lost their lives to this deck.
March 20, 2016 2:44 p.m.
608 onions and counting...
I do hope you remember to peform the incantations when you sacrifice the onions?
+1 upvote, -1 onion
March 22, 2016 1:01 p.m.
I'm pretty sure Grasp of Fate is not modern legal, considering that it has only been printed in Commander 2015, which is not a modern legal 'set'.
April 3, 2016 10:29 p.m.
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME AND COMMENT HERE
xavrr: 663 and counting. Hell yeah vegetables die. Sometimes we have shortage of onions, so other things end up sacrificed... but mostly onions. Damn them.
uio: they dread to think about that too. This is their bane, their Doomsday...
dashdo101: thanks for the enthusiasm! :D
lomby: Hey lomby... yes. This is "budget"...-ish. Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is not TERRIBLY budget, but it can be used very well, and can be replaced with other creatures or enchantments when in an absolute budget situation. Cheers! hahah
elkingo: Hey! First of all, link your cards man! Second... yes; Cavern of Souls is a very tempting addition, but not strictly necessary. About the other things... I'm exploring such options. For me the use of Gideon, Ally of Zendikar involves using it's ultimate at least one per match, thus slightly replacing the Coat of Arms effect you mentioned. Also comes with more flexiblity and ally-triggers. Anyway, thanks for the ideas :)
limpNuZZle: Howdy! Swapping Ondu Cleric and Champion of the Parish could work if you REEAALLY need more aggro. Depends on the meta. Also I changed a couple of things here in the last months. Check it out! See ya!
April 27, 2016 9:25 a.m.
I commented on your RDW then looked up your other decks. Not gonna lie, this one got one because the name. Because of which though, it got the well deserved onion sacrifice!
June 3, 2016 10:40 p.m.
dashdo101: It is a good idea on the paper, but I don't think it would be fast enough. Also I'm not a great fan of equipments (not considering Lightning Greaves hhahah). The Captain's Claws are here as a repeatable solution in lieu of Join the Ranks.
June 22, 2016 5:01 p.m.
Please take all the onions and sacrifice them. Preferably Walla Walla onions. I'd enjoy having them sacrificed to a Chainer's Edict. Put it in Swaggy's name :P
June 23, 2016 11:38 a.m.
Hmmm I don't think a 161 dollar deck is considered 'budget'? Especially if none of that value comes from lands.
July 16, 2016 5:29 a.m.
Uri, $141 is not that bad. I mean, for something that's not RDW and is competitive, I'd say that's budget. There can be much cheaper decks, but if you want to win, then anywhere between $100-150 is fine and could still be considered budget. Keep in mind that budget is relative and is dependent on the format.
July 16, 2016 6:54 a.m.
$150 for a solid modern deck that can put up results is frankly amazing.
July 16, 2016 7:02 a.m.
freakingShane 161$ is quite a lot actually. In most decks, 40 to 60% of all the card value rests in the lands (because people like to use pain, shock, filter and fetch lands) This deck contains no special lands at all (beside 2x Ally encampment), so in comparison to other decks, it would be around 263$ - 322$.
July 16, 2016 10:32 a.m.
ChiefBell: thanks, I will take that as a compliment, Chief... And it really delivers... it's kinda weak against burn decks though.
Uri: Hi Uri, thanks for commenting. This deck started (and still kinda is) budget. Also you don't need other lands here, and the Ally Encampment are just for fun. They could be as well be Plains. Mono colored decks should not be running non-basic lands to succeed (at least under my years playing and building). Also, the important thing, this deck ISN'T like most decks, as you are saying, so please don't make a "$263-$322" comparison. This deck's price tag is the listed one ;)
Aaaand going to the technical part: this deck delivers very good results, and could be improved by adding some control o recursion elements... but changing the lands wouldn't help in the direction of improvement. Best variation could be splash of blue, given the case. Also Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is not mandatory in the deck, you could make it cheaper there.
I hope you understand my point hahaha
SwaggyMcSwagglepants: I wrote your name with their blood... nice ceremony, lots of people crying, and many dead onions. Let's hope we can keep sacrificing them! Cheers!!