Altar of the Brood


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Altar of the Brood Discussion

Enral on "Gods, Continuum, Even You. All is [[Nix]]."

1 day ago

You should cut cards that do not contribute to the stax strategy or towards winning for cEDH:

Good luck!

Megalomania on Aminatou: Top-deck Matters

1 day ago

Panharmonicon lets you get more out of the ETB effects. Felidar Guardian is pretty much an auto-include in Aminatou decks as well as Altar of the Brood.

Entreat the Dead becomes so much better with Insidious Dreams.

My list relies more on flicker effects but you might find some pieces there that are useful in yours. Please do check it out.

Enral on The Fateshifter | **PRIMER**

2 days ago

Odysseus_97: Great suggestions. I've just added back Salvager of Secrets instead of Mnemonic Wall since it can be tutored with Recruiter of the Guard. I'm going to have to test out Altar of the Brood in my next iteration. Thanks!

Odysseus_97 on The Fateshifter | **PRIMER**

2 days ago
  • Altar of the Brood: I think you should consider adding this as it enables more combos, it's very cheap to get out if you don't have a lot of mana left. And even without the combo pieces, it still quite good value. And with an infinite draw going you can put it out for 1 mana and win by just keep blinking.

  • Temporal Mastery: Sadly it is a one time use, but in this deck it will be a Time Walk very reliably, that seems to be way to good to pass up :)

  • Mnemonic Wall: You already have Archaeomancer, but an optimized build often have multiple of the same effects, and this seem to be one of the best effects in the deck for combos, and you can even reuse miracles with Aminatous +1.

Hynx on Heartless Retrieving

4 days ago

Why no Disciple of the Vault ? Its an alternate to Altar of the Brood combo that works the same except player damage instead of milling

ToxicMoonlight on Gettin' Viggy Wit It

5 days ago

Hi Baka-Mangaka! I really like the deck you have here. I can honestly say that I've never seen a Momir Vig, Simic Visionary deck like this before, perhaps maybe because I rarely even get to play my deck too often. This deck is super fast and competitive and I have to commend you for it. Just having Altar of the Brood on the field can just win you games once you have your engine going. The only small things I would change is to put more multicolored creatures in the deck like Coiling Oracle or Thrasios, Triton Hero just in case you have trouble finding your Sleight of Mind effect cards. While you're at it, you could also throw in a Simic Signet or other ramp spells, but you already have a lot of creatures that do that for you so I can understand if you'd choose not to. My own Momir Vig, Simic Visionary deck is based around a board lock combo instead of vomiting value onto the battlefield. If you'd ever want to check out that deck to see more options for tuning this deck, you're more than welcome to do so anytime! Nice Job!

Geralf_Cecani on Aminatou Choas Arena

6 days ago

Ok, i have a couple issues with this deck:

1: Its a Stuffy Doll deck. How can you NOT have Pariah. Just, how? It's practically a crime. Also Pariah's Shield. Just put in a couple more indestructible like Darksteel Myr any you'll be completely free from damage.

2: Dead cards. Without guardian combo, all Altar of the Brood actually does is fill up the moldrotha player's graveyard a bit and make your Immortal Coil and Lich's Mastery worse. Maybe consider a different payoff, such as Genesis Chamber or Soul Warden, as they are not dead draws without the guardian, as you're getting lots of ETBs of nontoken creatures from all your flickering. Also, Leveler and Timesifter. Why? You don't have tremendously many high CMC spells, and leveler is an ETB: you can't gift the lack of library to someone.

3: You have very little synergy with her uptick. There is only a couple miracle spells and only 2 fetches. Consider putting in some of the panoramas (card link example: Jund Panorama. Remember that they can be put in Esper decks cos no colour identity) or if your fine with spending a couple bucks, some fetch lands, Myriad Landscape, or anything of that kidney

4: Throw in a couple more graveyard hate cards. Nihil Spellbomb, Crook of Condemnation or Relic of Progenitus are a couple neat examples.

5: Eerie Interlude + commander ultimate = profit. Also Flickerwisp, Long Road Home, etc. And Eldrazi Displacer. You have a bunch of colourless lands, and if you throw in a couple mana rocks (which u should probably do btw. You only have swol ring :P ) and you'll have all the colourless mana you need.

TheDeckMaker2300 on Dont Blink.

1 week ago

I was just thinking of doing this blink with the top deck sub-theme but for blink

I would heavily consider these

Eerie Interlude Reality Acid Peregrine Drake Lavinia of the Tenth Flickerwisp Duplicant

If your brave enough I would include these two as well

Altar of the Brood Thought Prison (you can keep bouncing it to remove cards from players hands)

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