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When Abzan Ascendancy enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.
Whenever a nontoken creature you control dies, put a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying onto the battlefield.
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Abzan Ascendancy Discussion
1 month ago
@DrkNinja Thanks for the suggestions. I don't think that I'm going to make it 3 colors but Abzan Ascendancy looks like it would be awesome here if I did. To me, Den Protector seems like a less effective Hell's Caretaker and since I already own those, I'll stick with them, plus with Thornbite Staff on it, fun things happen. If you think that this deck is big, you should see my Stasis, Land Tax & Land's Edge deck that I still have. Casually played a bunch of kids with that one and they were flabbergasted. "What do you mean, 'skip my untap phase'?"
1 month ago
So first let me say congrats on coming back to one of the greatest passtimes in the world!
Second, you absolutely need to cut this deck down to 60 cards; it might not seem like a big deal but decks run more consistently at 60 cards.
Some cards I would suggest:
- Westvale Abbey Flip: Really good sac outlet
- Blood Artist: This is an essential for what you're going for
- Siege Rhino: If you want to go 3 colors this guy is busted with Den Protector
- Den Protector: Great to sac cards and bring them
- Abzan Charm: If 3 colors, this card is great
- Abzan Ascendancy: Really good in 3 colors with sac outlets
- Ulvenwald Mysteries: This card is fun, not nessecarily super good but fun
1 month ago
Mitotic Slime comes to mind. Reef Worm is sorta like that, but in the wrong colors. Abzan Ascendancy/Golgari Germination/Gutter Grime/Requiem Angel are sorta close, Belfry Spirit turns the creature it haunts into a card like that, Brindle Shoat, Tuktuk the Explorer and Doomed Dissenter just get bigger. Liege of the Hollows gives everyone squirrels when it dies. Symbiotic Elf, Symbiotic Beast, and Symbiotic Wurm turn into insects. Chasm Skulker explodes into a pile of squid (wrong colors again tho). Maalfeld Twins breaks apart into 2 zombies, and Mausoleum Guard into 2 spirits. Promise of Bunrei makes one of your dudes explode into spirits. Sporogenesis is kind of a cool card that makes your guys explode into saprolings on death. Sprouting Thrinax is good. Wurmcoil Engine is a popular one.Goblin Marshal/Mogg War Marshal makes goblins when he ETBs and dies. Hallowed Spiritkeeper, Hangarback Walker, and Hooded Hydra all work. Jotun Owl Keeper in blue again. Mongrel Pack is another one, as is Murder Investigation. Theres a whole bunch of "Penumbra" cards from odyssey that all make a black clone of themselves when they die (e.g Penumbra Wurm). Ulvenwald Mysteries turns each dead guy into a clue that it then turns into a soldier.
If I were to make a commander deck around this idea, I would go with a Jund, not Abzan, sacrifice deck led by Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper, or perhaps Shattergang Brothers. In addition to these you have a ton of guys that just make 1 token on death- Seed Guardian, Sifter of Skulls, Pawn of Ulamog, Tukatongue Thallid, Blisterpod, Myr Sire, etc.
1 month ago
Aristocrats is a fairly established archetype that does exactly what you are interested in -- sacrifice things for value. There are a number of different styles and color combinations you can run for this style of deck. But the ideas behind the deck are almost always the same: you want low drop recursive creatures or token generators (Tukatongue Thallid, Doomed Traveler, Blisterpod, Safehold Elite, Young Wolf, Voice of Resurgence, Bloodghast, Gravecrawler, Bloodsoaked Champion, Mogg War Marshal, Lingering Souls, Promise of Bunrei, and Abzan Ascendancy), sacrifice engines (Viscera Seer, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Cartel Aristocrat, Nantuko Husk, Bloodthrone Vampire, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Butcher of the Horde), and ways to generate advantages off of the sacrifices (primarily Blood Artist, and Zulaport Cutthroat).
Some decks operate as an aggro deck, some operate as more of a midrange deck, and other still operate more along the lines of a combo deck. Depending on the style you want, and the color combination, I can give more direct advice. I just don't ant to type up a long list of tips and advice for a deck you don't want :P
2 months ago
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is a great option, especially if you add in Proper Burial into the mix. Also, Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood love life gain like this, and could help pay off when you gain life you're gaining anyways. (Not to mention the instant win combo).
Teysa, Orzhov Scion works great with this, especially with Bad Moon and Darkest Hour in play. (Note: it's always great to spam blockers with spirit producers like Abzan Ascendancy and Field of Souls. Or just play Sifter of Skulls or Golgari Germination
3 months ago
Bramblewood Paragon, Butcher of Malakir, Champion of Lambholt, Chief of the Edge, Chief of the Scale, Cliffhaven Vampire, Dragonscale General, Imperious Perfect, Jazal Goldmane, Jedit Ojanen of Efrava, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf, Rhys the Redeemed, Stonehewer Giant, Stonehoof Chieftain, and Tuskguard Captain for Warrior creatures. Then Secure the Wastes and Sylvan Offering for tokens.
That leaves a lot of space for ramp, removal, tutors and win cons or combos.
solar on Snek Scales
3 months ago
Arcbound Ravager Seems a bit out of place, outside of sac-ing a Hangarback Walker. I would consider replacing it with Corpsejack Menace, to get even more counters, or possibly upping your amount of Scavenging Ooze instead. Abzan Ascendancy could also work somewhat decently here.
3 months ago
Carrier Thrall, Nantuko Husk, Return to the Ranks are all cards to consider. IMO You should aim for Abzan instead of Mardu so you can use Collected Company, Abzan Ascendancy, Tukatongue Thallid, Blisterpod, etc. You might want to consider low cost sac outlets like Viscera Seer instead of big creatures like Butcher of the Horde