Anafenza, the Foremost


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

enpc on Just Stay Dead

2 weeks ago

Jpegwun: If you're referring to Anafenza, the Foremost, having access to black is very good. But Anafenza is much more of a hatebear commander. And yeah, I can usually get an unsuspecting player with the deck, but most of my playgroup knows I play combo so they're not surprised.

As for the alt art, yeah, I have the card in real life. Was done by stripping back an existing card and then the new print was later her the top (I didn't actually do it though). I also have a regular Saffi too, just in case somebody wants to complain.

bushido_man96 on Flesh Harvest (Varolz Multiplayer)

3 weeks ago

If you're sick of the graveyard strategy, go the opposite with Anafenza, the Foremost. From one extreme to the other. I hope I never see her; she would wreck several of my decks.

JRaynor on Abzan Modern

4 weeks ago

That leaves me 2 cards high still. And what about Anafenza, the Foremost ? Just sideboard for additional graveyard hate?

I went ahead and pulled all my Paths out of commander for now, but I'll still need to borrow Experiment One and Loxodon Smiter as well as buy 1 Scavenging Ooze, 1 Voice of Resurgence, 4 Wilt-Leaf Liege and another Inquisition of Kozilek and Abrupt Decay.

I ended up with a lot of 3-ofs after our box openings.

Quicksilver on Ramos "In response..."

1 month ago

Ramos is a broken powerhouse. Perhaps a Hardened Scales to speed up the process? A few more 3 and 4 color all stars might be useful too, Anafenza, the Foremost and Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder. Ydris nets you 4 +1/+1 counters, plus because you're casting another card with cascade, you get more counters for free.

Denver23 on Daghatar, +1/+1 counters

1 month ago

Redace878, in my opinion, Daghatar the Adamant is more flexible than Anafenza, the Foremost and the duo, he can use extra mana to generate counters with cards like Corpsejack Menace, Hardened Scales etc. This also affects cards like Enduring Scalelord.

SteelSentry, Ghave, Guru of Spores isn't supposed to be the commander. I view him more of as a combo piece to generate counters on my creatures with Cathars' Crusade and to make my creatures unblock-able with Champion of Lambholt. By payying 1 and 1, i can create a token and sacrifice a token to actaully increase counters on some creatures if i have cards like Corpsejack Menace and Hardened Scales out. Also if one of my creatures is about to die or be exiled i can use Ghave's ability to save some of the counters by turning them into tokens

Aiding on I decide who lives and die

1 month ago

I see you made a couple changes, I like it! The last little bit of info I can give is to check this site out:

It may not be your exact build, but it gives other decks and compiles them to give "average staple" cards. It also just gives an idea of other things.

But take everything with a grain of salt, I personally am making an Anafenza, the Foremost deck and the majority of decks there have a +1/1 counter team, while I want to focus more on her exile ability. So take a look I you like and see what other people are thinking!

Redace878 on Daghatar, +1/+1 counters

1 month ago

Why Daghatar? I think Anafenza, the Foremost or Reyhan, Last of the Abzan+Tymna the Weaver or some other partner might be a better option for a commander.

vaperowned on Flaying Souls

1 month ago

Abzan is also my favourite colour combination and I'm in awe that you're not running Anafenza, the Foremost. She is everything your deck wants. Since I can't afford Tarmogoyfs and Dark Confidants. Warden didn't do much for me, I believe he is too slow and easily removed. Try and consider Sylvan Caryatid. Land base should always be 23+. You don't want to run less eventhough you have traverse. Running Emrakul is tricky if you don't have creature recursion. Grapple with the Past. I personally belive the tricky part is that you're trying to put too much mechanics into one deck. Delirium is basically just G/B whereas control midrange is Abzan. I'll put my deck up so you can see how I run semi budget midrange Abzan deck. P.S. Card advantage is very important in abzan. Run Phyrexian Arena or don't exclude Abzan Charm. Many of the spells should be in your sideboard a la Hero's Downfall. +1 Vault of the Archangel, just trust me on this one.

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