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 week 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
1 month 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
1 month 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.
1 month 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
1 month ago
Thanks for the hints! I did not know about Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit. I was actually considering Phalanx Leader, but decided against since for the combo I would require to first have him out and then target him with a spell (currently only Abzan Charm and Feat of Resistance use targeting). Which is very specific combo requirement + 2-3 mana to put counters to everybody. I consider Abzan Ascendancy or Collective Effort more usable, although it is truth that those are not instant speed spells. I actually might give it a try a play few games with it. It might be sweet when opponent tries to remove it and i Feat of Resistance counter the removal + put counters to everybody.
1 month ago
LordSnow the Abzan Ascendancy is awesome. sac doomed traveler and gain 2 spirits. OP stuff! The Cryptolith Rite is mainly for mana fixing, but it has some synergies with the eldrazi scions. you tap them for a mana, then sac for colourless. It is a win more card i think. The Evolutionary Leap in the other hand... Oh man, this card is good! When i see it in my hand i feel i am in a good spot. It is also an additional sacrifice card in case your cartel/viscera is removed somehow. You are guaranteed that you always get a creature. Very good stuff. Overall the deck plays without Collected Company cause i dont have any and it is expensive, so i take a more midrange road with removal in place of CoCo. It isn't nessesary a bad thing i think. This allows you to play creatues with mana cost higher than 3 and some interaction spells other than all in combo style. Just like your mardu version.
2 months ago
xyr0s that card could be interesting in this deck. almost like a less good Abzan Ascendancynot really sure what id get rid of for it. id cut a Bloodsoaked Champion but it combos to well with that card as an engine to cut it. maybe i could lose a land im not 100% sure but im pretty sure it could work.
4 months ago
There were a couple of sac/recur decks that surfaced a couple years ago based on Abzan Ascendancy that were decent, you might also see them referred to as Abzan Aristocrats. They usually packed a bunch of stuff like Doomed Traveler and Blisterpod, and a set of Blood Artist, then a few of something like Return to the Ranks. The card I think could make that idea a little stronger is Hidden Stockpile, so that might be something you consider building around, and don't forget that Lingering Souls is one of the best cards in the format, yet still dirt cheap.
All that said, I think one of the most important things you could to improve the concept is go with a 2-color build, because any kind of consistent 3-color landbase is gonna be expensive, assuming you don't want to make a waay more expensive deck. I also think free tokens are what you want to make a sac-based deck run smoothly. So you could do something along the lines of what I mentioned above (but probably in BW), or you could build around something like Goblin Assault (though the other red token spells you have are decent), or Nissa, Voice of Zendikar or Awakening Zone.
As is, I'd say that deck is pretty slow, and needs more 1-drops and 2-drops, and a lot fewer 3-drops and 4-drops, and more ways to disrupt your opponent, whether that's Lightning Bolt, Fatal Push, etc..