Anafenza, the Foremost


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir Mythic Rare

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Anafenza, the Foremost

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier

Whenever Anafenza, the Foremost attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on another target tapped creature you control.

If a creature card would be put into an opponent's graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Anafenza, the Foremost Discussion

Eilel on Newbie GBW, please advise.

2 weeks ago

You might want to change Winding Constrictor it seems like your deck doesn't do a whole lot with counters. I'd say replace it with Anafenza, the Foremost since she still works with Collected Company, has a big body, she can grow other creatures and shuts down an opponents graveyard!

If you want to go all out on money I'd suggest buying Path to Exile it's the most solid removal that exists now. Or buy Tarmogoyf (if you are rich) it's just one of the best creatures ever made.

SecondHorizon on "My Name is Saskia, daughter of William Wallace."

2 weeks ago

I have to main things I think this list could improve on.

The first thing is the lack of ramp and the second thing is the lack of a seriously good early game. And i think there are some cards that can solve one of these problems and some cards that can even solve both. Gyre Sage ramps a lot in a deck relying on heavy-hitters and can sometimes even get in itself and Shaman of Forgotten Ways pushes out your 7-drops on turn 4 while providing a one-card-lategame-kill.

Cards like Managorger Hydra and Primordial Hydra can come out on turn 3 and are serious threats just a short time later. Anafenza, the Foremost hates on some of your opponents while also riding in along the assault. Vinelasher Kudzu can even hit the battlefield on turn 2. In addition to these cards I would just throw in Tainted Strike, Rubblehulk, Temur Battle Rage and Grafted Exoskeleton to end games quicker.

These would be my suggestions to start to make the deck more of a real threat to the other players before they really can start to deploy their gameplan. :) I hope they are of some use to you. :)

Firebones675 on outlast +1/+1 counter v2

3 weeks ago

I like this version better. Turn 3-5 kill might be a bit questionable at the moment though. Frankly i think the deck would be stronger as a midrange one rather than an ultra aggressive one. If that's something you're set on i'd double down on the aggression and have 4x Strangleroot Geist and 4x Servant of the Scale

I still think you're a little light on removal. Path to Exile, Maelstrom Pulse, and Abrupt Decay being the best options. Also an extra land wouldn't hurt.

As for cuts i think i had to cut anything here's what i'd cut and why:

Mer-Ek Nightblade in an ideal world your things would be better anyways

Centaur Battlemaster a bit on the slower side and doesn't have as evasion. He ends up being a beating if they can't answer it but you said in your description you want to make it more aggressive and this guy won't come down until turn 5 at the earliest with no mana acceleration

cut 1 copy of Corpsejack Menace good card but he's 4 mana and you don't want too many in your opening hand

If the plan is to win quickly Bramblewood Paragon might be better than Tuskguard Captain as you won't be activating outlast much. Then again the 2drop slot on your curve is pretty full already so i could see the argument for keeping tuskguard.

I'd keep Anafenza, the Foremost to the sideboard. She utterly destroys graveyaard decks if they can't deal with her but your mana base is a bit awkward and getting all 3 colors quickly might be awkward.

In the current version i'd probably replace the burst of speeds as well. They're nice but if you want to win faster i think you can put in some of the other cards i mentioned.

TheDuggernaught on outlast +1/+1 counter deck

3 weeks ago

I would go for a sort of mono-green stompy build. You can find a rpimer here. Usually these lists are mono-green. But they certainly do not have to be! Creatures that would fit the theme that I can think of off the top of my head are Experiment One, Avatar of the Resolute, Winding Constrictor, Strangleroot Geist, Narnam Renegade, Scavenging Ooze, Young Wolf, Aspect of Hydra, Rancor, Anafenza, the Foremost, Varolz, the Scar-Striped, Shinewend (excellent sideboard tech), and Woodland Wanderer.

Flagellum on Choosing a General

3 weeks ago

So, I have the budget (decks will still be quasi-budget ~$10 cards) to make another deck and need help deciding whom to choose. I already own some of the most expensive staples in the decks listed.

Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper Goblin Tribal: it's not Wort bc my buddy runs her and Krenko is in my Purphoros deck. offers a lot of thing unavailable to . The general helps persuade would-be boardwipes. Shattergang Brothers is better off as a build-around. Example: Sek'kuar's Sacrificial Horde

Doran, the Siege Tower: I'm avoiding Abzan goodstuff.dec and voltron. Simple, play big butts and swing while locking down the board via Crackdown/Meekstone/Marble Titan ect. One sided boardwipes also help punch through. The taste of vanilla critters leaves me apprehensive. Example: Doran Smash and Control

Anafenza, the Foremost or Ghave, Guru of Spores: +1/+1 counters. Perhaps some Hydra fun. Yes, I've looked at Abzan quite a bit lately. Probably not the broken combo route with Ghave. Tokens do interest me but I'm not going to use Doubling Season, too expensive.

Flanking "tribal." It's more like a knight tribal deck considering most things with flanking are knights. I threw this list together in like 20 minutes and was something I thought of a long time ago. So real rough sketch. List: Flanking Tribal

Last but not least spider tribal with Ishkanah, Grafwidow

certi42 on Naya Humans are Revolting

3 weeks ago

Some things I noticed while looking at the deck:

Sorry if that was too many words, but I just typed literally everything I thought of when I saw your deck. In any case, the deck looks really cool, and I look forwards to seeing what you decide to do with it.

MagicalHacker on Help with Aggro commander vs ...

1 month ago

I like Anafenza, the Foremost as your commander because she shuts down eggs and Jarad by herself. You can add cards from MagicalHacker - List of All Anti-Control Cards to also shut down Baral and other control decks. In addition, you can play cards from MagicalHacker - List of All "Tuck" Cards and MagicalHacker - List of All Creature Removal Cards to always be ready for him.

Granted, if successful, he will have to adapt, prompting you to adapt again, but such is the wonderful ebb and flow of commander.

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