Rally the Ancestors

Rally the Ancestors

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Return each creature card with converted mana cost X or less from your graveyard to the battlefield. Exile those creatures at the beginning of your next upkeep. Exile Rally the Ancestors.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Rally the Ancestors Discussion

Balaam__ on Control, Sac, Drain, Bring Back!!

2 months ago

Nice build. Sacrifice a bunch of creatures to trigger Blood Artist , return them to play with Rally the Ancestors ...just to sacrifice them all over again circumventing the need to exile them. Great synergy, +1

DubWubby on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

2 months ago

Masterful what are your thoughts on using Vizier of Remedies with a persist creature such as Putrid Goblin or Restless Apparition for infinite loops? I know that it could be a bit fragile only having a single "-1/-1 reducer".

I'm thinking something along the lines of having a drain or card draw on death effect out, use Buried Alive to bury Carrion Feeder , Vizier of Remedies , and Restless Apparition , then mass recur with Gruesome Menagerie or Agadeem's Awakening  Flip and start looping deaths. Could also use Rally the Ancestors to reanimate at instant speed!

Love the deck!

Amoebamantis on The Debt Collectors

3 months ago

Geschlechts I have to admit I was skeptical of Return to the Ranks being better than Rally the Ancestors , but after play testing with it I agree. The Convoke really pays off, and even though it is generally less explosive than Rally the Ancestors , it can be used in a wider variety of situations. Nice call!

Geschlechts on The Debt Collectors

3 months ago

Return to the Ranks is a better Rally the Ancestors in my opinion. May be worth running both with your deck.

ClockworkSwordfish on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's

6 months ago

I see you've got a lot of cards that ping your opponents when a creature dies and plenty of guys who make tokens upon death. Perfect fits for Teysa, naturally. But in the late game, you might appreciate a way to bring lots of creatures back - even briefly - as a hard-hitting finisher. Rally the Ancestors, Wake the Dead, Immortal Servitude and Return to the Ranks all fit the bill, especially if you have a sacrifice outlet on hand to immediately turn them all into life-loss. Cauldron of Souls and Pyrrhic Revival are particularly interesting, since you don't mind at all if your creatures come back with zero toughness.

king-saproling on Athreos God of rat Passage (budget deck)

7 months ago

You might like these: Species Specialist, Heirloom Blade, Remembrance, Deathrender, Nezumi Bone-Reader, Circle of Despair, Fanatical Devotion, Etchings of the Chosen, Second Sunrise, Immortal Servitude, Return to the Ranks, Rally the Ancestors, Pitiless Plunderer, Custodi Soulcaller, True Conviction, Cauldron of Souls (this one might seem odd with Athreos, but it actually makes opponents more likely to pay the 3 life. if they don't, the rats will return with a -1 counter, die again, and the opponent will have to pay 3 life again for each rat)

Tzefick on Taborax's Apostles of Despair

7 months ago

Very nice alternative. I must say I think your list of searchable demons is a little thin and not that much utility to get. It appears you mostly have demons that grant card draw in some fashion.

I would probably put in something like Archfiend of Depravity or Pestilence Demon for swarm control. And I do find Archfiend of Despair a very neat tech choice to wallop an opponent out who has taken a bit too much damage. Or Sower of Discord to either dissuade an opponent from attacking into you or to utilize damage against one player to swing against another.

While Reaper from the Abyss is a very nice card that keeps on giving, I find Overseer of the Damned to be a good alternative, as the effect happens immediately and can better be utilized to save your skin or deal with a problematic creature from an opponent.

Also I'm surprised to not see Secret Salvage nor Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker in your list.


All this being said I don't think I'll ever drop the Orzhov variants of Shadowborn Apostle decks.

The amount of value you can get with Black-White is well worth it in my eyes.

Cards like Aven Shrine or Remembrance are easily paying themselves back in short time.

Include cards like Immortal Servitude and Rally the Ancestors and if you're a bit more casual; Angel of Glory's Rise. Even if you only have a small slew of Apostles, you can use them again and again for quite cheap.

Of course there's the palette of removal that is accessible with white; Vindicate, Utter End, Anguished Unmaking. Merciless Eviction is also a favorite along with Austere Command.

And while we're at it, throw in a Smothering Tithe.

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