Altar of the Brood


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
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

TzickyT on Azusa, Lost but Seeking (Competitive)

14 minutes ago

i am a big fan of my Altar of the Brood maybe its a great addition in your deck still

floopthepig on The Good (Finished) *Primer*

3 days ago

Trophy Mage should be in this list shouldn't it? If your deck contains Aquamoeba , Kozilek, Butcher of Truth and a Phyrexian Altar the deck goes truly infinite off your Skullclamp combo a 1 of Altar of the Brood can give you an alternative win con over damage or lab maniac but it takes up a bit of room. an alternative to rituals which you have on the maybe board perhaps Turnabout could be an option. Also I like your list as is Thumbs Up

Suns_Champion on Darien . . . [[Insert Clever Title Here]]

4 days ago

Some self damaging lands will be useful! City of Brass, Grand Coliseum, Tarnished Citadel, Nomad Stadium. These will give you tekens just for tapping for mana, better than free!

You'll then want the soul sisters to counteract the damage with lifegain! Every token you get gains you a life, so you end up even on life and now have tokens! Soul's Attendant, Soul Warden, Suture Priest, and maybe Anointer Priest!

Cathars' Crusade will be really good!

Mentor of the Meek is great draw! Oblation is too; you can just hit one of your tokens for cards!

You'll absolutely want Rootborn Defenses and Eldrazi Monument to protect your army.

Steelshaper Apprentice, Steelshaper's Gift, Stonehewer Giant, Taj-Nar Swordsmith, Enlightened Tutor, and Open the Armory can all get your equipment.

Also, crazy combo idea: Blasting Station + Soul's Attendant + Darien, King of Kjeldor + Altar of the Brood = mill win.

Hope some of this helps!

Forkbeard on Krenko, Mob Boss: Mobocracy

5 days ago

Altar of the Brood is great in this deck. Sure it's a little win more, but if I'm going to be busting out 10-20 goblin tokens a turn we may as well add insult to injury. It's usually seen as a fairly urgent threat - as it turns out, people hate milling that much per turn. It's also a 1-drop and not a main win condition so if someone wants to use their removal on AotB that's fine by me.

As for the 'create 2 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens' suite, I used to run them & ultimately found they were too weak/ineffective. I slapped in a few duplicating + untap effects (see the 'Krenko x2' category up there) to maximize Krenko's ability and have had enormous success with that strategy.

I definitely could use more card draw in this deck, you're right. I was leaning toward wheel effects but Slate of Ancestry could be crazy in here, I'd definitely need to add a Reliquary Tower and/or Thought Vessel if I add that!

Thanks NoSoyYucateco, good ideas + discussion.

AntoniusFunk on Teshar-ing the love

1 week ago
  • If you have Mishra's Bauble or Urza's Bauble as your cmc 0 artifact to recur but no win con in hand you can loop both indefinitely to draw as many cards as you want on your opponents next upkeep. If Spellbook is out on the table there is no punishment for hand size reduction (buzz off jin gitaxis!). If you have to discard to a wheel you still have access to looping creatures from the graveyard by playing Teshar, Ancestor’s Apostle + any artifact on the next turn.
  • Oblation on your own permanent, Ichor Wellspring, cycling Forsake the Worldly, all will draw you cards in a pinch.
  • Probably best way to draw a ton of cards on your turn is to have a mana combo going and abuse it with something like Phyrexian Furnace or Scrabbling Claws, paying 1 extra each time you sac them in order to draw until you find what you need.
  • If you are using Filigree Familiar as your recurrable creature be careful. The card draw is not a may ability so you can deck yourself if you get over zealous!

DarthAnt2001 on Immortal little Bastard

1 week ago

Here is a janky way of going infinite with mono red Squee.

Ashnod's Altar + Squee, the Immortal + Mycosynth Lattice + Helm of Awakening or Goblin Warchief + Warstorm Surge, Altar of the Brood, or Impact Tremors

Also go check out the discussion about Squee, the Immortal on MTG Salvation. Another infinite combo is near the bottom on the first page.

As a lover of Squee, cool deck man! Good luck with your games!

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