Anafenza, the Foremost


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

bushido_man96 on Zedruu the Greathearted

6 days ago

I will second Lifeline. Fantastic card, especially if you are looking for group hug. You'll make some graveyard recursion players really happy. Anyone playing Brion Stoutarm or Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord will thank you for it. Or Yahenni, Undying Partisan, or Karador, Ghost Chieftan....

Sorry, I rambled there. You see what I'm getting at. But you know who don't like it? Anafenza, the Foremost. But she doesn't have any friends, anyway....

Mandalorian on Abzan ramp

2 weeks ago

BIG gap in your 2 drop slot with far too many cards in the 3 and 4 drop slot. I know Arbor Elf+Sprawl really encourages you to jump past the 2 drop slot but I wouldn't overlook it. Here are some options-

Tidehollow Sculler or Kitesail Freebooter or Brain Maggot in place of Sin Collector if you want that kind of affect in your deck.

Voice of Resurgence

Scavenging Ooze

Grim Flayer

I would drop an Athreos since they are bad in multiples and all the Hierarchs since they are your worst 4 drop. This should drop 7 creatures from the 3 and 4 slot into the 2 slot.

Your mana base looks pretty painful as well with 10 shocks in your deck with fetches. I would try and get that number down to around 4 shocks so that your deck is less painful. Replace some of the shock lands with painless color fixing like Concealed Courtyard, Blooming Marsh, Stirring Wildwood, Shambling Vent, Twilight Mire.

Other good Abzan options

Anafenza, the Foremost

Wilt-Leaf Liege

Lingering Souls

Gavony Township

Knight of the Reliquary

TribalSympathy on GW CoCo Humans

3 weeks ago

I was thinking about splashing black in here, for Anafenza, the Foremost (while I wait for Knight of the Reliquary to be reprinted in Iconic Masters, and drop down a bit in price.)

How many of the Knights do you think I should be running with in the final product?

I'm also sucking it up and dumping some money into 4 Avacyn's Pilgrim and 2 Noble Hierarch Do you think 6 is a good number of dorks to keep, or should I try and keep it to 4?

Yurie on Abzan like Crazy

4 weeks ago

Wow dude great deck, it has the possibility to overtake many decks in modern, BUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTT you should try to put some cards in your sideboard like Anafenza, the Foremost Kin-Tree Invocation Retribution of the Ancients Dromoka's CommandSunscorch Regent Gleam of Authority Inspiring Call

TheAlexGnan on [Community Discussion]: Modern Chat

1 month ago

Scavenger has NO way to grow beyond a 4/3 which looses to almost everything in modern. There are much more powerful 3drops in modern. If you want the life, go for Kitchen Finks. If you want Aggression and powerful graveyard hate, go for Anafenza, the Foremost. Scavenger does nothing. The graveyard hate is close to nigligible, a 3drop that grows no more than a 4/3 and only in your attack step is nigligible, and gaining the life is only valuable against burn or Hyper aggressive stompy Decks. The card just isn't good. Deal with it.

goblinguiderevealpls on The Dead Marshes - High Sodium Content

1 month ago

would Anafenza, the Foremost be a good sideboard?

what about Kitchen Finks or Dryad Militant?

nice deck though, rockin' goyfs so the opponent sodium content is definitely high

+1 and junk

Quicksilver on The Dead Marshes - High Sodium Content

1 month ago

Anafenza, the Foremost is good for opponent graveyard hate.

christ4like2l0ve on Little Wilted Abzan Kid

1 month ago


Assuming we did remove those six, I would almost certainly add another Scavenging Ooze and another Lingering Souls. As far as discard spells go, is Thoughtseize my only viable option at this point? I have not played with any of the creatures you mentioned above but I like them all and could see each fitting some way into the deck. What would you say to something like +1Tireless Tracker +1Anafenza, the Foremost and +2 Courser of Kruphix? Am I stretching myself too thin with something like that or am I arming myself with valuable tools?

I greatly appreciate all of your input. This deck has been lots of fun to build and to play.

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