Anafenza, the Foremost


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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) 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

DiverDown on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 week ago

Also can Anafenza, the Foremost be moved up to high power pls? :3c

The discussion for it got buried months ago, but I think people who were active in the discussion agreed tier 3 was more representative for a hatebear list.

DiverDown on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

3 weeks ago

Yisan feels out of place in Max Power. He can easily find a home in Competitive, although there is not much of a distinction between the two in my opinion because it just feels like tier 1 and tier 1.5 to me. I can see how Teferi's placement is even questionable as a mono-colored general, but I think it's easily more inherently powerful than Yisan since it has a synergistic shell and the colors to protect itself which is why I think Chain Veil Teferi is deserving of Max Power despite being a mono-colored deck. I've also motioned for Godo to move up to tier 2 because it does have a fast clock as a Godo resolving is more or less a win, but it is easily disrupted as a mono-red deck. I personally think Godo does stand out from the rest of the mono-red generals, however.

Either way, tier 2 Yisan and Godo wouldn't surprise me, and neither would tier 1 Jeleva and Yidris. I am sad that Anafenza, the Foremost is down in tier 4, since her Hatebear list is comparable and arguably just as good if not better than a Teeg list in the right meta, but I think I'd be beating a dead horse by bringing up that discussion again. Ana feels like tier 3 to me, and there are many others who are lower on this list that I feel deserve a higher placement. It just goes to say again that we know this list has its problems, but we can only hope the authors are in the background hearing our concerns. I'd like to see an update by the time Ravnica Allegiance is released, because I think some neat cards have been spoiled and that might give these curators incentive to dust off this page a bit.

Darth_Savage on G/W Interlude

3 weeks ago

Throne of the God-Pharaoh, could work here given the volume of creatures your running. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben would be a good control option and Mikaeus, the Lunarch might let you grow your creatures, similar to Steel Overseer for artifact decks. You could also consider a black splash for Siege Rhino and Anafenza, the Foremost or get protection and lifegain from Auriok Champion.

Unfortunately, you are missing the consistency and advantage of going for the tribal option, since you can't leverage Unclaimed Territory or Cavern of Souls and don't have a low cost creature which grows itself like Champion of the Parish (Humans) or Hada Freeblade (Allies). Outside of that, your deck doesn't actually avoid, what I think is, the biggest weakness for Humans, that being cards like Torpor Orb or Tocatli Honor Guard which suppress ETB effects, though these are by no means that common.

I hope this is of some help, good luck with your brew.

Evelyn_Bonnie on Hardened Scales Humans (Abzan)

4 weeks ago

Darth_Savage I originally had this list as one that ran Unclaimed Territory, but the issue with Unclaimed is it's inability to cast Scales. I think that Torpor Orb and the such are not anywhere near staples in the format for SB. Twin being gone opened that door. I love Anafenza, the Foremost, but I have her in the board. It came down to her or Militia Bugler (which has been replaced by Dark Confidant). I liked the card advantage. I have tested with Abzan Falconer but it's always card 76. My hatred of Mantis Rider stems from a time where I had Tribal Flames Zoo, and the card was always a trade of 3 mana for 1. I'm sure it's better now, but I have my petty issues.

Lastly, I agree that missing out on Reflector Mage sucks. I have a version of this deck in Bant, Naya and GW. I am most comfortable with this 75. However, with RNA coming, I am excited to do a massive load of testing.

Darth_Savage on Hardened Scales Humans (Abzan)

4 weeks ago

You have clearly put a lot of thought into this deck, and there is no denying it's efficiency, however it seems odd that you are running Mana Confluence over Unclaimed Territory. Outside of that, your deck doesn't actually avoid, what I think is, the biggest weakness for Humans, that being cards like Torpor Orb or Tocatli Honor Guard which suppress ETB effects. I'm also not entirely sure why you would have something against Mantis Rider, it's a stupidly efficient creature, what isn't to like? That being said I suppose you could try Abzan Falconer or Anafenza, the Foremost, but I'm not sure they are efficient enough. Losing blue also means losing Reflector Mage, which again is a useful creature.

I hope this comment is of some help, good luck with your brew.

OrgasmAndTea on Anafenza, the Foremost

1 month ago

Cool. I ran Rancor and Hero's Blade and it made Anafenza, the Foremost into quite a formidable beatstick.

DiverDown on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 month ago

I've lowkey always wanted to run Gaddock Teeg with Brisela, Voice of Nightmares in the same deck to potentially shut off all spells except for creature spells with CMC four or greater because that sort of jank is what I live for. Perhaps I'll build a Captain Sisay deck around this concept one day to pull out my Brisela pieces and Teeg. Probably not for competitive play, but I love the idea of shutting down a blue player at the table completely. Although a mana heavy creature with a removal tag on it would shut down that jank lock. Like Duplicant for example, and that card is unaffected by Iona, Shield of Emeria, but I digress. I think Teeg is quite an oppressive commander and to be able to shut down a number of cards in the meta from the command zone for 2 mana is nothing to brush off. I've had a lot of success with him in the past, but drifted into splashing black to have Anafenza, the Foremost at the helm because it's practically the same deck, but with more tutors and it was sort of a meta call in a sense because graveyard decks are rampant in my playgroup.

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