Altar of the Brood

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

Artifact

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

chadsansing on Draw Swarm

1 day ago

I like Kindred Discovery out with some combination of Altar of the Brood, Ashnod's Altar, Goblin Bombardment, and Impact Tremors, even without Laboratory Maniac. In response to the last trigger a player can sac all the tokens to Goblin Bombardment or to Ashnod's Altar for X in an instant-speed burn or draw spell targeting an opponent or each opponent. I think of Kindred Discovery as a finisher in that context.

I'd agree that the single combo with Laboratory Maniac can feel gimmicky :)

chadsansing on The Locust wheel

2 days ago

During the early game I try to create a political state that encourages other players to keep me alive so I can cast rocks and set up for the win. I try to share the wealth with cards like Anvil of Bogardan, Dictate of Kruphix, Jace Beleren, Kami of the Crescent Moon, and Temple Bell.

That usually creates enough cover to play half a combo - like Ashnod's Altar, but not Skullclamp, or Altar of the Brood or Impact Tremors, but not Kindred Discovery.

Then I cast The Locust God when it seems unlikely to be countered.

Finally, I spend whatever turns I have left trying to complete a combo, cast a burn spell, cast a Blue Sun's Zenith on an opponent, or swing wide with Shared Animosity.

Jagd_Tallgeese on The Deck Removal Device

3 days ago

Altar of the Brood mills each opponent for just dropping a permanent on the battlefield, including lands.

SlavicGhaespar on Budget Scarab God EDH

4 days ago

Altar of the Brood would stay in budget domain, and still be great way to max out your commander.

Pieguy396 on Good replacements for wheel effects ...

1 week ago

It looks to me like you're fine on wheel effects, if you're looking for cards to take out, I would start with Altar of the Brood, Hair-Strung Koto, and Invoke the Firemind. Also, just so you know, Trade Secrets is banned in EDH.

chadsansing on Which Izzet god is the ...

1 week ago

I love The Locust God, but agree that deck construction around that card often comes down to wheel.dec. I've been editing my list to minimize the wheel effects because I don't like the lack of control in terms of what you discard and what you draw. So recurring wheel effects like Arjun, the Shifting Flame, Dragon Mage, and Mindmoil are out while cheaper wheels have stayed for now.

Instead, I've focused on politics (through card draw for everyone) to stay alive and on big pay-off draw and burn cards like Distant Melody, Keep Watch, Dogpile, Roar of the Crowd, and Spiraling Embers. Those cards combined with Sunbird's Invocation, Kindred Discovery, Trade Secrets and the usual combo pieces like Ashnod's Altar, Skullclamp, Goblin Bombardment, Impact Tremors, Laboratory Maniac, Shared Animosity, and Altar of the Brood keep the deck feeling relative fun and fresh through different lines of play. See Revenge of the Nibblers for more.

Not sure how this plays in a very competitive meta, but it is fun to play in a local playgroup and can win out of nowhere with The Locust God on board.

Hyperalgialysis on Mill by JaeHoshii

2 weeks ago

I agree whole heartedly with thode above adding black would be better, as would doing what LeaPlath suggested with the alterations. However, do not fear, it is possible to play mill on a budget. Trail of Evidence can do wonders for you, especially if paired with Altar of the Brood. I made a budget mill deck, that consists of 4 each of the following: Trail of Evidence Altar of the Brood Thought Scour Mind Sculpt Tome Scour Talent of the Telepath Jace's Phantasm Fog Bank Disperse Mana Leak. Now it isn't some super mill deck, and it doesnt shut down like harcore modern strategies that can easily kill you in 3-6 turns. It will win a fair amount of games for you, and if you play more kitchen table magic would probably be just fine. You can modify it to your needs, I didn't have Sphinx's Tutelage when I made it. If you are wondering why Trail of Evidence, it refills your hand when you need it to and puts permanents into play for Altar of the Brood hopefully this will help some good luck.

Hyperalgialysis on Mill by JaeHoshii

2 weeks ago

I agree whole heartedly with thode above adding black would be better, as would doing what LeaPlath suggested with the alterations. However, do not fear, it is possible to play mill on a budget. Trail of Evidence can do wonders for you, especially if paired with Altar of the Brood. I made a budget mill deck, that consists of 4 each of the following: Trail of Evidence Altar of the Brood Thought Scour Mind Sculpt Tome Scour Talent of the Telepath Jace's Phantasm Fog Bank Disperse Mana Leak. Now it isn't some super mill deck, and it doesnt shut down like harcore modern strategies that can easily kill you in 3-6 turns. It will win a fair amount of games for you, and if you play more kitchen table magic would probably be just fine. You can modify it to your needs, I didn't have Sphinx's Tutelage when I made it. If you are wondering why Trail of Evidence, it refills your hand when you need it to and puts permanents into play for Altar of the Brood hopefully this will help some good luck.

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