Altar of Dementia


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Rare
Conspiracy (CNS) Rare
Tempest (TMP) Rare

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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

multimedia on Muldrotha Zombie Tribal

1 day ago

Hey, nice start, well made first version.

I think it's a mistake to play more Forests and Islands than Swamps because you need Swamps more than any other lands to play Zombies. Consider less Forests, less Islands replacing with more Swamps and dual lands? Lands within the deck's budget to consider adding:

Undead Augur and Cryptbreaker are great tribal Zombie cards. I especially like the interaction of these Zombies with Gravecrawler . Cryptbreaker is an engine for Zombie tribal which is busted for a one drop. Carrion Feeder is another one drop Zombie who has good interaction with Gravecrawler and Augur. Plague Belcher has a good Zombie tribal ability. Wonder is powerful when you have discard outlets, good with Island dual lands (Watery, Breeding, Sunken and Fetid). Buried Alive can tutor for Gravecrawler and Wonder and put them into your graveyard. Having another way to tutor for Gravecrawler and other Zombies and get them into the graveyard is helpful to play them with Muldrotha. Deathrite Shaman is not a Zombie, but its a great versatile card in multiplayer Commander. Mystic Remora and Animate Dead are excellent cards to replay with Muldrotha.

Some cards that are within the deck's budget that are upgrades:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • 4x Forest
  • 4x Island
  • Rampant Growth
  • Murder
  • Razaketh's Rite
  • Diabolic Tutor
  • Gilded Lotus
  • Liliana, Untouched By Death
  • Risen Executioner
  • Soulless One
  • Curse of the Bloody Tome
  • Dread Summons
  • Graf Harvest
  • Kindred Dominance
  • Havengul Lich
  • Noosegraf Mob
  • Kodama's Reach

Consider cutting Ashnod's Altar , Altar of Dementia and Door of Destinies to clear enough price to add Phyrexian Altar ? Because of having Gravecrawler then Phyrexian Altar is a big upgrade since it can make colored mana which can combo with Gravecrawler and another Zombie. Good luck with your deck.

Whitehamma on Wurm Tribal-Mono Green

3 days ago

LVL_666 absolutely the best feedback anyone has ever given. Its not only feedback but ways to fix it, and help telling me how to go about setting the page up to help other people also.

I do want to stick to mono green I do like the idea of white green. I have a modern deck that's novablast wurm, and Engulfing Slagwurm . You cant see the facial expressions as I am typing this but it has no removal also ha. Just ramp and wurms like this.

So I used this commander for multi purpose ramp, removal, and card draw. However it can be changed. I did have Grothama, All-Devouring I just ended up not liking the strategy.

For draw there is a few options Greater Good , Grothama, All-Devouring , the commander... Yea thats about it ha. I did have Abundance I could put it back in. I have a few tutors to set things up but they aren't top picks that's for sure. One strat for card draw was tutor Praetor's Counsel and Altar of Dementia mill myself and return everything from the graveyard to my hand. Something that could probably go in the primer like you said. I will set one up. Thank you for the links.

Sylvan Library man.. I know im saving up. Its a beast of a card. So question I guess... The suggestions you made with the mono green cards... Without the deck primer, what would you swap? I will get on and study about deck primers and how to make them. That being said

Without the deck primer, what would you swap just seeing what you do?

DaWubber on Foil Hogaak. Should I trade/sell ...

5 days ago

Just opened up a brand new foil Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis , which currently sits at $38.99 on TCGPlayer. Does this seem like a card that will hold most of that value or should I trade or sell it before it drops? I heard it's also appearing in Vengevine Modern lists with Altar of Dementia , if that impacts anyone's opinion.

multimedia on Mono black

6 days ago

Hey, good start, but with Liliana as Commander consider expanding on the sacrifice theme? Sacrifice strategies with aristocrats can be good and powerful, but you need to commit to them with many sac outlets to make the payoffs for sacing creatures worth it. Cards such as Liliana herself, Pawn of Ulamog , Sifter of Skulls , Grim Haruspex , etc. are payoffs for sacing creatures, but they're lackluster without sac support.

Cards that are within your deck's budget to consider adding for sacrifice strategy:

Reanimation is a fine secondary strategy to use consider also expanding on it:

Other cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting (no order):

Marcus_Licinius_Crassus on

6 days ago


I like the idea of Blasting Station as an answer to Surgical Extraction on the Altar of Dementia . I think blasting station has some value. You can also overload the triggers on the stack in order to grind out maximum value against Relic of Progenitus . You can also backdoor win against Death's Shadow decks as any variety (4C / Grixis / Esper). I hope the card does it's job, which is to make the deck better post board.

legendofa on Persist in Modern

1 week ago

I'm going to plug a deck idea I had, now that Eladamri's Call and Altar of Dementia are in Modern. I haven't used it at all yet, but this is

Melira, the Demented Murderer

Modern legendofa



If your deck consistently top 8s, then there's some good potential with persist. What sort of matchups does it want?

Sarkhan420X on Persistence is Futile

1 week ago

Solemnity does not make creatures with persist "indestructible". i would change that line because it is misleading. i would also recommend taking out Phyrexian Unlife . opponents will be blowing up Solemnity on sight which ruins the combo. it can easily be replaced with Good-Fortune Unicorn which serves the exact same purpose as Solemnity / Melira, Sylvok Outcast . Serum Visions and Opt should be traded for Path to Exile and Altar of Dementia . you need removal, and the cantrips aren't needed when you already have several different combinations of cards that result in infinite combos

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Altar of Dementia occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Black: 0.2%

Golgari: 0.14%