Altar of the Brood

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander 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

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

Darkroe on Impact Thopters

2 days ago

Serum Visions is a good idea, and so is Altar of the Brood , but I feel the choice between Altar of the Brood and Impact Tremors is a sideboard decision. Some decks which gain life may not care too much about Impact Tremors slowly whittling away their life, and some mill decks (cough DREDGE cough) will love having the additional mill from Altar of the Brood . Which one you choose to mainboard? Up to the individual, but Altar of the Brood is a great suggestion. For me, it is going in the sideboard :)

Thanks for the suggestion Kjartan!

multimedia on Muldrotha, The Budget-Conscious

2 days ago

Hey, sometimes it's not good to have so many ideas because then you feel you have to put them all into one deck, which is not necessary :)

Budget cards ($1 or less each) to consider adding:

Budget cards ($4 or less each) to consider:

Opponent mill is not worth it in multiplayer Commander; it's too slow, not reliable enough unless infinite combo with Altar of the Brood or Altar of Dementia . Self-mill however is good especially with dredge. Consider Grave-Troll and Thug? These along with Stinkweed who you're already playing give a lot of budget repeatable self-mill. Buried is a powerful budget spell especially with these dredge creatures since you can tutor for and put all three into your graveyard with one card.

If you're willing to add a few other cards that are over $1 then consider adding Eternal Witness , Fauna Shaman and Protean Hulk ? These three are powerful and do different effects that are good with Muldrotha. Witness can recur any card from your graveyard. Fauna is a repeatable creature tutor while also an enabler to get creatures such as dredge creatures into your graveyard. Hulk has budget combo potential.

Consider Flash + Protean Hulk + Phyrexian Delver + Carrion Feeder or Viscera Seer + Body Double ? It's a budget combo to tutor for creatures by sacing Hulk and repeatable with Muldrotha.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Golgari Guildgate
  • Thornwood Falls
  • Jwar Isle Refuge
  • Ambush Viper
  • Fleet Swallower
  • Scribe of the Mindful
  • Dreamborn Muse
  • Manic Scribe
  • Chronic Flooding
  • Mirror-Mad Phantasm
  • Necrotic Ooze
  • Werebear
  • Carapace
  • Mind Grind
  • Tolarian Winds
  • Villainous Wealth
  • Bloodchief Ascension
  • Mindcrank


Whitehamma on Oona: Badass Faeries and Cruel Control

5 days ago

I Don't normally play this color im usually a green player. In those decks i do like tokens which you seem to play. If you do have infinite ways to put a creature back into the field and/ or tokens then i might suggest Altar of the Brood . Other than that one of my favorite black cards to help with commander damage is Filth <-- combos with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth makes all your creatures unblockable. Do your infinite damage buff and swing in.

triproberts12 on Dimir Rot

1 week ago

For lands, Cabal Stronghold doesn't make any sense. You're running 7 Basic Swamps. If you wanted to put in Cabal Coffers with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , that could work, but I doubt you want to put your money there. Cascading Cataracts, Waterveil Cavern, Survivor's Encampment, Shimmering Grotto, Rupture Spire, Guildmage's Forum, and Gateway Plaza should be the next to go. You're running a 2-color deck, so you don't need such bad fixing. I'd also lose Everglades.

Nighthowler is the only really bad creature that I see, although you'll probably want more if you're on the self-mill plan. Triskaidekaphobia and Tree of Perdition are cute. I don't think I would run that, but if you're going to, run Clutch of the Undercity and Dimir House Guard to tutor up the pieces.

Spinal Embrace is a cool card, but it's pretty inefficient. For that kind of mana, you could be running Kindred Dominance , Crux of Fate , Deadly Tempest , Decree of Pain , Extinguish All Hope , or Life's Finale (I would go with this one, given your commander). Cancel is a no-go. Counterspell , Negate , Swan Song , Countersquall , Dissolve , Arcane Denial , Disallow , Sinister Sabotage and Dream Fracture should all be in the deck before Cancel.

I don't know why you're running Dramatic Reversal , but if you are, you should be running Isochron Scepter for the infinite mana.

Tome of the Guildpact is pretty bad in this deck. If you want rocks, you should be running Sky Diamond , Charcoal Diamond , Coldsteel Heart , Mind Stone , Thought Vessel , and Talisman of Dominance before you touch that or Darksteel Ingot in a 2-color deck. If you're looking for card draw, Phyrexian Arena , Syphon Mind , Fact or Fiction , Tidings , Sign in Blood , and Night's Whisper are all better.

If you wanna mill, Altar of the Brood , Mesmeric Orb , Dread Summons , Sphinx's Tutelage , Psychic Corrosion , Traumatize , Patient Rebuilding , Memory Erosion , and Whetstone are all more powerful than Millstone (though I do appreciate it's OG status).

If you want to see what other people are playing in their Scarab God decks, I recommend checking out the EDHREC page for him.

FrankDrebin on Lazav, Mastermind EDH

1 week ago

Hey hkhssweiss

Thanks for some great suggestions! Altar of the Brood is definitely top of my acquire list. I had not seen Syphon Mind before, looks like a great card to include.

Trying to pick up more budget inclusions first so Notion Thief will probably be among the first, the interaction with "each player draws" cards looks fun!

I feel like I might struggle to get combat damage through so i'm considering some more equipment cards with evasion. Currently i have Rogue's Passage and Aether Tunnel but i'm inclined to remove the latter for something that will stay on the board if Lazav or whichever creature is removed.

I'll get to play the deck for the first time on Saturday so we'll see how it does!

hkhssweiss on Lazav, Mastermind EDH

1 week ago

Yo FrankDrebin

A fun card definitely to play with is Altar of the Brood ! Gives you a consistent way of making people drop stuff into their grave! Another fun card I run as well is Syphon Mind gives you card draw and makes everyone discard! I would also consider running some more card advantage effects like Mystic Remora , Rhystic Study , or Phyrexian Arena . Notion Thief is a sick card to play and can lead to janky shenanigans like Jace Beleren , Mikokoro, Center of the Sea and making only yourself draw.

Hope that helps!

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Altar of the Brood occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.2%

Blue: 0.03%

Black: 0.05%

Red: 0.05%

U/B (Dimir): 0.24%

W/U (Azorius): 0.11%

W/U/B (Esper): 0.1%

Modern:

All decks: 0.02%

Legacy:

All decks: 0.04%