Abzan Ascendancy


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir Rare

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Abzan Ascendancy


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

dbpunk on More Life, More Problems

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

solarPULSAR 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.

solarPULSAR on Budget Mardu "Aristocrats"

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

smrkous on $20 counter combo

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.

DonaldFuck on Abzan Ormendahl Aristocrats

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.

Morbid_Empress on orzhov aristocrats

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.

Wizard_of_the_Broke on Help me tweak it before ...

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..

Good luck.

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