Video: Modern Abzan Rally

With Abzan Rally potentially ready to take over Standard this weekend at #PTOrigins and #SCGRegionals, Sam asks an unconventional question – could the deck make it in Modern as well?

Inspired by the Standard Rally the Ancestors deck, I decided to try building it in Modern, where Rally the Ancestors with X=2 can win the game. The idea is to end up with a combination of Blood Artist, Melira, Sylvok Outcast or Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit, Safehold Elite, and a sac outlet. This allows you to infinitely sacrifice the Safehold Elite, triggering Blood Artist each time. It’s a lot of pieces to assemble, but you just need them all in the graveyard (rather than draw them) and you can still win by just having multiple Blood Artists with a sac outlet and a pile of generic creatures.

My first build looks like this:

Round One

Round Two

Round Three

Round Four