Altar of the Brood

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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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Modern Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pioneer Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Legacy Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Altar of the Brood Discussion

phastings1982 on Emry, Lurker of the Loch cEDH

5 days ago

What about Altar of the Brood to replace brain freeze? Storm has some advantages, but if altar isnt exiled from the stack its almost uncounterable. If this deck starts running Altar as a WC maybe find room for trinket mage.

Massacar on Budget Zombie Tribal

5 days ago

Undead Alchemist + Altar of the Brood can be pretty spicy. If you're willing to buy it (I know it's like $18) Intruder Alarm takes the synergy even further.

Also, just as an FYI you have several duplicate sets of cards in the deck atm, so it's going to give you an inaccurate card count.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Budget Mirrodin Besieged

1 week ago

Nice deck (+1), kinda reminds me of a storm deck my friend played with Brain Freeze as the win condition. Do you think some bounce cards such as Retract and Hurkyl's Recall would work well here with Altar of the Brood/Grinding Station?

DadHumanPraetor on Here Comes the Chulane Train

1 week ago

Cloudstone Curio doesnt need quirion ranger or wirewood or bloom tender. Just a 1drop on the field, any 1 drop in hand, at least 1 land in play, and at least 1 land on the field. Drop an Altar of the Brood or your commander and its gg.

Epicurus on Grandiloquence

1 week ago

Oh, and also, Altar of the Brood.

Wabbajacke on heartless

2 weeks ago

I guess Heartless Summoning is used to get Myr Retriever for free and to trigger his ability. Get one of the Altar of the Brood in youre Hand you Entomb.

In my Playtest i only used Viscera Seer to sacrifice Geralf's Messenger or Myr Retriever until i get Vampiric Tutor/Phyrexian Unlife/Solemnity to get the Cards i want.

If you manage to get 2 Heartless Summoning and Solemnity out, Geralf's Messenger ability would trigger infinity duo to getting -2/-2 for Heartless Summoning and no Counter from Undying cause of Solemnity.

I think something like Attrition, Hidden Stockpile or Vampiric Rites would be a better Option then Viscera Seer, giving you atleast some board clear or card draw.

Sorry for my bad english...

Apollo_Paladin on heartless

2 weeks ago

I really like the concept of this deck but I guess I'm a little confused:

On the creature selection, since Heartless Summoning doesn't reduce the cost of Geralf's Messenger or Viscera Seer at all (since they're both exclusively black mana & the reduction from Summoning is colorless), I can't see a reason it's built this way. Clarify?

Also, it doesn't appear you'd be able to use Viscera Seer very easily in this build if indeed Heartless Summoning is going to be your go-to since it'll die immediately. Maybe this is your intent in order to give yourself effectively a "1-mana; 1-mill" effect when comboed with Altar of the Brood, but this is the only real function I can see here for it, and it's not that great of one.

Being able to sacrifice Geralf's Messenger to self-activate its Undying ability doesn't do much good if Viscera Seer dies to Heartless Summoning as soon as it enters play (indeed, you can't even activate it if it does that).

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