Altar of Dementia


Sacrifice a creature: Target player puts a number of cards equal to the sacrificed creature's power from the top of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Altar of Dementia Discussion

MurderForBrunch on Atraxa, Voice of Death! "Anti-Atraxa" Reanimator

1 day ago

Hi Rurik!

Thanks a lot for the feedback, I'm glad you like the deck! :D Also, you blew my mind with Emeria, The Sky Ruin! I never thought of playing that card outside of mono-White, but it makes total sense to play it with Prismatic Omen. Also, I think you're right with having some sac outlet in that is a bummer to have something exiled. I like Altar of Dementia quite a lot, in that, it can fill your bin with new fatties!

I'll definitely consider most of this options for the deck. Thanks a lot for commenting, I really appreciate it! You totally gave me some sick combos to add here! :D

Rurik on Atraxa, Voice of Death! "Anti-Atraxa" Reanimator

2 days ago

Looks like a great deck! I actually like the name as well. You really have everything you need but if you're looking for some OP combos i would suggest Prismatic Omen + Emeria, The Sky Ruin. Prismatic Omen has the added benefit of fixing your mana and acting as a second Urborg. An Idyllic Tutor would let you fetch Prismatic Omen or something else like your Necromancy. You could throw in Sylvan Scrying to fetch Emeria, Urborg or Cabal Coffers. You might also want to consider having some means to sacrifice your creatures such as Viscera Seer, Altar of Dementia, or especially Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter. Having a sacrifice outlet will allow to save your big threats from possible exile, and you can replay creatures to trigger their effects like Acidic Slime. This will also let you pull off insane infinite combos like Reveillark + Karmic Guide with Altar of Dementia as your sacrifice outlet. Throw in Eternal Witness or Clone Shell for good measure! LOL! Hope you enjoyed some of these ideas. GLHF!

jessetaverne on Muldrotha, the Get-Em-Right-Back-Machine

3 weeks ago

@brad Boompile seems fun to play with, i’ll see if i can find someone to trade :) Command Beacon is quite expensive these days, but i would love it in the deck. I’ve got Seal of Removal for now doing a decent impression.

@steaditup Altar of Dementia seems fine, but i havent played the deck yet (just ordered a bunch of cards). Could be reasonable if i find myself wanting that effect. You got your own version?

Gattison on

4 weeks ago

Altar of Dementia could be used in response to boardwipes.

Depending on how much draw-power your deck can generate, Jace's Erasure, though it only hits one opponent at a time.

Memory Erosion might generate some good value for you. Mindcrank also might be in the same boat.

Alo, maybe you'd like Trepanation Blade.

Infiltration Lens has nothing to do with Milling, but is still kinda cool.

Solemn Simulacrum is still reasonably priced I think, and is a good staple in any deck.

You also might want to supplement Grafdigger's Cage with some things like Tormod's Crypt and/or Relic of Progenitus to prevent opponents from recycling their graveyard after you milled them out a bunch.

I'm not very good at suggesting cards to take out, but I'll make the effort. =)

Maybe remove: Darksteel Plate, Sands of Delirium, Chancellor of the Spires, Siren of the Silent Song, Wight of Precinct Six, Part the Waterveil

I hope some of that helps. Happy milling!

Pieguy396 on Muldrotha

4 weeks ago

lewj Yeah, I see what you mean about Meren and Reef Worm; Meren was only there because I copy-and-pasted my Meren list to make this, and Reef Worm because I've always wanted to stick it in a deck lol. Definitely agree with Altar of Dementia; the only reason it wasn't in here already was because I thought it was like $7 or $8 for some reason. I agree Boots and Greaves aren't at their best here, but I think protecting Muldrotha is key in this deck (same reason Siren Stormtamer is in here). If I can play and attack with a Grave Titan on the same turn, that's just upside. Your thoughts on Rampant Growth vs signets? Even with built-in recursion, land ramp seems so much better than artifact ramp.

lewj on Muldrotha

4 weeks ago

Didn't notice the shuffle on mending lol... yeah its probs not the best then. I think Khalni Heart Expedition is almost strictly better than Rampant Growth in your deck, tbh I think I would also prefer Executioner's Capsule over Shriekmaw, I've always thought Reef Worm was meh in all but the most casual metas, this is also a deck where I'm not too fond of both Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves (although I have strong opinions against both of them in decks that really don't need them). Siren Stormtamer seems cute but kind of meh, and I'm not really into maindeck Meren of Clan Nel Toth, she seems just like a terrible Sheoldred, Whispering One in the main. Also I didn't mean going super all in on self-mill like with Traumatize but it seems like you actually have a fair amount of self-mill, but I still think you should find a spot for Altar of Dementia though, its been amazing in teneb just as a cheap artifact sack outlet with really nice upsides.

Steaditup on Muldrotha, the Get-Em-Right-Back-Machine

4 weeks ago

I have been playtesting Altar of Dementia and it's super awesome as another way to sacrifice your creatures at will. You can mill yourself to essentially draw cards or mill your opponents to kill them if you get a critical mass.

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