Altar of the Brood


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels 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

mahanhen on Melting Maiden

4 days ago

I think its worth it, you could also play the Saheeli Rai + Liquimetal Coating + Altar of the Brood as your win condition, because when I tested it, it seemed to run out of steam and this will help you close out the game immediately and seemingly out of nowhere. I hope you don't mind, but I made a non-budget brew of this list here:

Maybe it'll give you some ideas, if you want I can annotate a link in my description to give you credit for the decklist. If you are looking for budget lands as a replacement, I recommend Frontier Bivouac Karplusan Forest Shivan Reef and Yavimaya Coast

Onlytruereject on Norin the Wary Chaos (Budget)

4 days ago

Norin is so fun! Check out my Norin deck for some ideas. One card I had is Altar of the Brood works so well and can easily kill everyone

StuckOnEuropa on The Great and Majestic Necropolis

5 days ago


I dont think The Scarab God will ever be top tier competitive. Hes actually better without all the zombies. Gisa and Geralf might be better for zombie tribal. I never play 1v1, but lets see what I can think up for you.

Bloodchief Ascension + Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank

Pretty sure this goes infinite.

The deck isnt the fastest,so...I would consider cards like Propaganda & No Mercy to slow down aggro.

Reviving a Void Winnower or Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur can be a real pain for an opponent.

Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Diregraf Colossus

All the mana and zombies you could ever need.

Add a Diregraf Captain or Plague Belcher to the combo and inflict all the damage you will need.

Add an Altar of the Brood to the combo and mill them for the win.

Traumatize + Fraying Sanity

Mill an opponent.

Theres some cards I couldnt find foil version for like Corpse Dance that you may want to think about.Let me know what you think.

meowndabout on Food Chain Tazri

5 days ago

Any issues with adding Altar of the Brood as an additional wincon trigger?

Ornge on Heartless Retriever! (turn 2 win possible)

6 days ago

i've built this deck and absolutely LOVE playing with it, and I have some suggestions. first of all, I would take out the 4 Perilous Myr. it doesn't really do much, as this deck wins by mill. i would also take out the three Thought Scour. i feel there is just too big of a chance of putting something good into your graveyard. (i am supposed to be playing this on myself, right? to get Myr Retriever into my graveyard). I would also take out the Falkenrath Noble. I would also take out 2 Shred Memory. so now the things i would add. first off I would definitely put in 4x Grinding Station. it can also do the infinite mill and is fetchable with our transmuters. i would also add two more Muddle the Mixture. i would then add 2x Dizzy Spell as it can get Altar of the Brood and protect from early attackers. finally, I would add one more each of Dispel and Fabricate. but seriously, I LOVE THIS DECK

NyxDragon on Ar-myr-geddon

1 week ago

By running Altar of the Brood, and possibly Lotus Bloom, i could swap out the brawler for Reckless Fireweaver.

MTGPALADIN on Ar-myr-geddon

1 week ago

Now a secondary win co that may interest you Altar of the Brood

foxinsox on Enduring Impacts Infinite Combo

1 week ago

Have you considered Altar of the Brood as an alternative win condition to impact tremors? It seems it will have the same affect for a neutral mana that costs one less.

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