Altar of the Brood

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.

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

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Altar of the Brood occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Altar of the Brood Discussion

DadHumanPraetor on Poolane

2 days ago

Have you considered a Vigean Graftmage since it makes unlimited mana with Incubation Druid? Freed from the Real also makes infinite mana with Incubation Druid or Faeburrow Elder

I see you have Mana Breach and Shrieking Drake but they can only draw infinite cards, you cant get positive mana because you have to retrieve the land you play, so you need a Altar of the Brood to mill your opponents out of the game when you bounce the drake, or a Labratory Maniac or Thassa's Oracle AND leave the 2 or 3 mana needed to cast the labman or fish while also having the extra island to cast with breach/drake combo.

Also theres a new card in the C20 set called Verge Rangers which lets you look at top card and play lands from top of library, so after you cast if you niss the land you can look at the top card and if its a land you can play it on the chulane trigger.

DadHumanPraetor on Grand Theft Magic

6 days ago

Yeah I noticed a couple of the combos. I LOVE the bombardment combo, that looks like a rage quit combo to me haha, this deck looks super fun. I like the kind of decks where you can include combos, but not depend on them. I typically use Altar of the Brood instead of Altar of Dementia, but run lots of 3 or 4 piece ashnods/phyrexian altar shenanigans in my Meren and Ayara decks using all the usual suspects like Tenacious Dead Bloodsoaked Champion and the other crawlers with Pitiless Plunderer and Pawn of Ulamog. The combos dont need to go off to play or win, but they sure are fun to brew up!

Fatboy26105 on Mirko Vosk, Deck Drinker

1 week ago

I agree with you on Altar of the Brood. You need to specifically build around it (super ramp for landfall or maybe tokens). I run brood in my Krenko, Mob Boss commander as an alternate win condition in case my combat ability is taken out for some reason.

fmastrome2008 on YarokValueTown

1 week ago

I run a similar style deck to this.

  1. Cauldron Familiar does the same thing as Gary and Triskelion, but costs 1 mana.

  2. Altar of the Brood is a secondary wincon for 1 mana also. Mill out your opponents while recasting creatures.

  3. Shrieking Drake and Dream Stalker would increase your infinite mana producing combos by 3 from what I'm counting in this deck.

  4. Ice-Fang Coatl, Elvish Visionary, and Fblthp, the Lost would give you 3 additional ways to draw your entire deck with Deadeye Navigator.

fmastrome2008 on

1 week ago

Altar of the Brood and Cauldron Familiar are cheap alternate win-cons that I use in my Yarok infinite combo deck. Mill and ping provide additional avenues to win.

fmastrome2008 on Yarok Combo

1 week ago

My version of Yarok is slightly similar to yours. Along with Altar of the Brood and Thassa's Oracle, I utilize Cauldron Familiar. Recursive 1 mana creature that pings opponents and gains life.

I also utilize Deadeye Navigator to draw my entire deck with a 2 mana cantrip creature when casting Thassa's Oracle to win or generating infinite mana and continuously bouncing Cauldron Familiar.

If you decide to go this route, I'd highly recommend adding Palinchron, Temur Sabertooth, and Dream Stalker to make 5 ways to generate infinite mana, combined with the 2 already in your deck.

fmastrome2008 on Yarok the desecrated

2 weeks ago

Altar of the Brood would provide an alternate wincon besides Thassa's Oracle to mill your opponents with the infinite ETB triggers.

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