Deck: Ally Tribal

This deck list is taken from the article Command the Allies.

[Last updated on the 25.July.2017]

Commander (1)
General Tazri

Creatures (34)
Ondu Champion
Hada Freeblade
Drana, Liberator of Malakir
Sea Gate Loremaster
Tajuru Warcaller
Talus Paladin
Kalastria Healer
Resolute Blademaster
Turntimber Ranger
Bala Ged Thief
Kor Bladewhirl
Ondu Cleric
Tuktuk Scrapper
Hero of Goma Fada
Veteran Warleader
Chasm Guide
Lantern Scout
Firemantle Mage
Makindi Patrol
Vizier of the Menagerie
Angelic Captain
Harabaz Druid
Hagra Diabolist
Beastcaller Savant
Agadeem Occultist
Zulaport Cutthroat
Kazandu Blademaster
Jwari Shapeshifter
Akoum Battlesinger
Murasa Pyromancer
Kabira Evangel
Kazuul Warlord
Metallic Mimic
Solemn Simulacrum

Spells (29)
Captain’s Claws
Obelisk of Urd
Sol Ring
Urza’s Incubator
Blade of Selves
Sword of the Animist
Door of Destinies
Cyclonic Rift
Swords to Plowshares
Path to Exile
Boros Charm
Explosive Vegetation
Crush of Tentacles
Rally the Ancestors
Kodama’s Reach
March from the Tomb
Rite of Replication
Marshal’s Anthem
Retreat to Emeria
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
Sphinx’s Revelation
Beast Within
Anguished unmaking
Heroic Intervention
Phyrexian Arena
Defense of the heart
Lands (37)
Ally Encampment
Terramorphic Expanse
Command Tower
Scalding Tarn
Stomping Ground
Cinder Glade
Sunken Hollow
Breeding Pool
Evolving Wilds
Prairie Stream
Canopy Vista
Jungle Shrine
Cavern of Souls
Hissing Quagmire
Polluted Delta
Bloodstained Mire
Wooded Foothills
Windswept Heath
Flooded Strand
Cascading Cataracts
Exotic Orchard 
 Ancient Ziggurat
Grand Coliseum 
Bojuka Bog

This deck list is taken from the article Command the Allies.

Update 25.July.2017

The first real update for the deck whilst having deck lists to compare. The major changes were mostly suggested by Sam Waters, a local player big into EDH, he most likely had a dissertation to write or something, so spent his evening thinking up improvements for my deck instead. 

He felt the deck had a good strategy, creatures, trigger, attack… However it was light on everything else, draw, ramp, removal. 


Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder
Sylvan Advocate
Stoneforge Masterwork
Aligned Hedron Network
Spear of Heliod
Always Watching

+ Solemn Simulacrum
+ Beast Within
+ Anguished Unmaking/Utter End
+ Draw spell 
+ Draw spell
+ Skullclamp

Making cuts was a bit tricky, so I opted to just cut the weakest effects. Bruse Tarl and Masterworks make one creature hit very hard, but you’re planning to swarm with a lot of tiny creatures. Advocate “just” being a 4/5 Ally for 2 mana didn’t seem super good. Hedron Network isn’t reliable removal, might end up exiling your anthem’d Allies, and whatever is exiled will just come back eventually anyway. You had a surplus of +1+1 to the team effects, so I trimmed what I think are the weakest two.

“Solemn is colour-fixing and ramp on a creature, which seemed relevant considering the general attack plan. Beast Within and Anguished Unmaking/End deal with any sort of permanent at instant speed, which the original list was missing.

“3 more draw spells should let you keep up in the longer games. Really recommend Skullclamp. When you’re attacking with hordes of cheap creatures there is no better option.

 “Oh, one more thing- I can’t tell exactly from eyeballing it, but your mana might need more white sources. Because my plan involves cutting Advocate, I’d also do:

Hissing Quagmire
+ Bojuka Bog.

…because eventually you’ll meet a Meren deck and be glad you have it.”

Meren… Looking at you Samuel Peters

I took all of these on board, for the additional draw spells I added Sphinx’s RevelationPhyrexian ArenaDefense of the heart. The Heart technically isn’t draw but getting to search up two allies for extra triggers and such is amazing. The Arena was an interesting choice possibly swayed by the fact it was in my binder and Spetes plays it in his Meren Deck.

I really love Sylvan Advocate, The one in the deck is foil and signed, I even have a print from Baga I got at GP Manchester. It pains me to remove it but it’s possibly for the best, the suggestion to cut the Hissing Quagmire for the Bojuka Bog was reasonable but I messed around with the land so much that I now have both. Its possible my lands still aren’t right but we shall have to play to see.

Other than Always watching I don’t feel overly attached to the other cards that got cut. Always watching may make it back in as I feel that Vigilance is such a great ability.

This deck list is taken from the article Command the Allies.

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