Altar of the Brood


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Altar of the Brood


Whenever another permanent enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

Altar of the Brood Discussion

sevro_b on Endless Waves of Dinos

4 days ago

Purphoros, God of the Forge has been acquired and replaced Impact Tremors in the deck. To give the combo more juice, I've also replaced Kinjalli's Caller with Altar of the Brood .

dingusdingo on I'm interested in building draw ...

1 week ago

Alms Collector + wheel of your choice. Wheel of Fortune Winds of Change Reforge the Soul Wheel of Fate Memory Jar . The alms collector is strong against decks that draw cards, and wheels are powerful even without the bonus lockout and draw from the alms collector.

Goblin Welder + Memory Jar . At the cost of an sacrifice an artifact you get to draw 7 cards a turn that you get to abuse better than your opponent due to them leaving EOT. Welder has big potential for abuse with other cards, and can recur pieces of the combos you've already mentioned. Memory Jar is used with Alms collector and has the words "Draw 7 cards on it" outside of combo usage.

Kor Spiritdancer / Mesa Enchantress / Sram, Senior Edificer + Mark of Fury / Flickering Ward . Mark of fury is obviously better and easier to slot, but Flickering Ward serves as reusable protection for creatures you want to survive a round or two, and if it resolves you can stop yourself getting 2-for-1'd by returning it to hand. Similar situation with Kor Spiritdancer and the enchantress, one is obviously better but if you're running this engine your deck is going to be wanting enchantments anyways (maybe some future enchantress damage commander?) to benefit extra value of enchantresses. Either way, enchantress + Mark of fury is a draw every turn for just

Astral Slide or Astral Drift + Seasoned Pyromancer is very bonkers. You obviously put it into a cycling deck. You pay 1 for the cycle to draw 1, then get 2 loots from the pyromancer while getting 2 critters. Digging 3 deep while keeping 1 is better than Burning Inquiry or Faithless Looting , and you get up to 2 tokens. Another deck specific engine, despite being fantastic. There's also the new red Tectonic Reformation to GREATLY improve this build. Honestly you could probably mash this together with the enchantress one for a laugh.

Enduring Renewal + Phyrexian Altar + creature of your choice gets some interesting effects. Mesa Enchantress + Hopeful Eidolon / Nyxborn Rollicker lets you draw through. Seasoned Pyromancer lets you filter a LOT of cards and build a large board of tokens. Insolent Neonate lets you filter through your entire library. Thraben Inspector gives you an infinite amount of clues for draws. Priest of Urabrask gives infinite mana, which isn't draws but relevant to Altar

Enduring Renewal has other combo options outside Altar or draws. Priest of Urabrask + free sac outlet is infinite sacs, great with something like Altar of the Brood or Altar of Dementia . Renewal can also loop with free sac outlets with 0 cost creatures.

DarkHero on Alter of the Brood in ...

2 weeks ago

Working on a Mono Black Zombies EDH. Is there a combo in Black that works with Altar of the Brood ? Along the lines of Gravecrawler shenanigans.

dwilkes827 on Animar Uber Alles

2 weeks ago

Looking for any and all suggestions to make this better. Planning on updating to some fetches in the near future. Cards I'm contemplating on removing if I can find some better alternatives are Aetherflux Reservoir , Vesuvan Shapeshifter , one of either Altar of the Brood or Thought Harvester , Blasphemous Act , and maybe a few others

Garchomp98 on Kethis Gravestorm cEDH

2 weeks ago

If i m not wrong i can see only 16 legendary cards excluding Kethis. Also 29 lands? Even if you have so many mox effects isnt 29 a few? LOVE the deck btw it might become my first cEDH though i dont know how much viable it is.

Pointing out one inf combo in yoor deck: Renegade Rallier and Saffi Eriksdotter + sac outlet (infinite sacs and etbs) so with Altar of Dementia mill all too death.

Perhaps include Altar of the Brood ? Idk if it s too slow. Also Burgeoning ?

Keep it up!

GearsGames on Shirei, Shizo's Reanimator

2 weeks ago

Have you considered stuff like Bontu's Monument Altar of the Brood Mindcrank ? With the amount of bounce and the wording on the cards it will often effect multiple players or avoid hexproof player.

Like the deck for sure, I've been working on mono black for a few formats now and probably going to use the majority for my own EDH. Keep it up.

GearsGames on Regi-Soaring Through Modern

3 weeks ago

Might want to consider running 2x Bontu's Monument and 4x Myr Retriever With Heartless Summoning it goes infinite granted you have 2 of them, which comes to the tutoring idea. Most of the tutors in Modern aren't the greatest in B R G colors. I'd recommend dropping Red for White, grab yourself some Eladamri's Call Infernal Tutor (works great with Myr Retriever or Superion depending on whether you have Heartless out or Heartless+Bontu's. Path of Exile With white could be helpful as well.

Other Options for that Infinite loop would include stuff like Altar of the Brood . With ability to drop higher than average power creatures Ghalta, Primal Hunger Might be a good fit as well.

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