Anafenza, the Foremost

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Anafenza, the Foremost Discussion

gabrielkrallzy on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

2 hours ago

shouldnt Anafenza, the Foremost (Razakats) be at least high power?

dbpunk on Never give up (funny story ...

4 weeks ago

I think u got a similar story:

Back when I first started playing magic, specifically edh, I ran a Anafenza, the Foremost +1/+1 counters deck. One time, I was playing against a friend's super proxied deck. When I say super proxied, I mean it had about 500-600$ worth of cards proxied. The best of the best.

Everytime I laid down a threat, he killed it. Everytime I got a swing in, he managed to destroy it right afterwards or before. This happened up until turn 30 or so, a full hour in of back and forth. My board had about 5 tokens with +1/+1 counters on them and a High Sentinels of Arashin with 4 +1/+1 counters on it. His board had 30 zombie tokens which just entered the battlefield. He was at 10 life (he used Necropotence since pretty much the beginning of the game) and I was at 5.

So I was worried I was gonna lose cause next turn he could swing at me and kill me when I noticed something. I asked "Do you have any fliers?" Before swinging with my Sentinels.

Don't give up, swing with your High Sentinels.

Arkheid on Karona, goat them all [edh]

1 month ago

goat tribes without the primal Goat? Zodiac Goat

You can play some of the Kirin creature type too, they're kinda Weeaboo Goat Alabaster Kirin

Also Anafenza, the Foremost , big goat on the illustration, can't pass on that (maybe even a better commander if you wanna go on full goat Theme)

Joe_Ken_ on EDH - Budget Abzan Tokens

1 month ago

Well if you are going for +1/+1 counters I would recommend the card Hardened Scales and maybe even Doubling Season but that is a little pricy.

And I guess I would make Anafenza, the Foremost your commander since she can come out pretty early.

Now since you have for colors you do have access to some pretty good tutors like Demonic Tutor , Eladamri's Call , and a few others but Black has the best ones.

As for Mana ramp I would recommend Smothering Tithe since it will give you treasures for color fixing and mana ramp. But you also have access to green so make sure to use spells like Kodama's Reach and Rampant Growth to get more lands onto the battlefield.

Stuff that all commander deck need are removal so make sure to add Swords to Plowshares and other pieces of single target removal and since you are in white and black toss one or two boardwipes in the deck in case things get out of hand.

Xica on Gruul Cragganwick

1 month ago

Well i didn't see problems with going full on hatebears on my sideboard.
The benefit of getting your cards when you need them is hard to overstate, a reliable turn 2 scooze can be very hard to beat for storm - and its far better, than 1x relic, 1x surgical, and 1x damping sphere. Of course you can add stuff like Anafenza, the Foremost , Samurai of the Pale Curtain or Dryad Militant if you feel like needing more hate on the yard.

Ditch Linvalla!

If you go with card draw instead of poor old Fauna Shaman , you will be able to recover from boardwipes much more easily.
Probably the most obvious option to compliment them are the various bloodrush (and some evoke) cards, that can be cheaply spent to empty your hand, synergize well with an aggressive gameplan and are doing something if the game goes longer. Fauna Shaman is bad because, it gets killed by all the removal (other than Gut Shot ), and also gets eaten by counterspells - while instant/sorcery based card draw can only be caught with counterspell, which are rarely played at the moment.
Lead the Stampede is likely better choice for your deck, since your doesn't really benefit from ramping into high mana counts, as much as mine, and your creature base is less centered around creating added value on being sacrificed.

Cards like Slaughterhorn , Rubblebelt Maaka can help a LOT in finishing games in a timely manner, not to mention the keywords on Ghor-Clan Rampager & Viashino Shanktail
Evoke creatures can be even better as they often offer very unique benefits like Briarhorn 's flash, as it allows you to use the card to protect against damage based removal, and evolving them onto the field still gets all the value u could wish for, as you will get both the discount body, and the effect, the rest of the best are probably Glarewielder , Spitebellows (could be a sideboard allstar) & Faultgrinder to increase the effectiveness of Magus of the Moon

1shabby on call of Cthulhu green/white/blue

1 month ago

Hello, I stumbled across your deck and I couldn't help but notice that your goal for the deck is very brood and there may be better color combinations or creature types depending on what you want. If you want to Do krakens like you said in your description maybe you should look into Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle and just drop white as there are no beneficial sea creatures in the color. If you want to do a Buffcreatures deck maybe you would enjoy a +1/+1 counter deck Anafenza, the Foremost would be a better commander for the color and buffs your creatures better than your current commander. IF you dont exactly want to do +1/+1 counters you could always run Xenagos, God of Revels as your commander to beat face real quickly. If you want a control deck with big creatures you could have Arcades, the Strategist who lets your weponize your walls and draw lots of cards while also giving you many control options. If you decide to go with arcades I have a list here that you can check out to get some inspiration.The Crumbling Walls of Death.... If you have any other questions dont be afraid to ask questions.

ZendikariWol on The Legend of Saskia

1 month ago

Name suggestions:

Like Sisay, but More Colors

Back in My Day They Were Just Creatures!

Those Who Forget History are Doomed to Lose to it.

RIP Kamigawa (Legend Tribal)

Saskia: the Stuff of Legends

Big Sassy's Legendary Horde (note: Big Sassy as a nickname for Saskia can be used in any of these names)

Legendary Night at Saskia's Bar

History Has its Eyes on You (it's a musical reference, if you don't get it)

That's all I got for names- this one was tough! Now, suggestions:

Adun Oakenshield is okay recursion, Anafenza, the Foremost is a good body, Captain Lannery Storm is good ramp, Dosan the Falling Leaf is good against control, Grand Warlord Radha is great ramp, Hua Tuo, Honored Physician is good recursion, Isamaru, Hound of Konda is a gud boi (and a one-drop), Kambal, Consul of Allocation is good taxation without representation, Karador, Ghost Chieftain is SICK and also very flavorfully appropriate for this deck, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder is great draw, Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip is a good body, Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist is good protection, Ravos, Soultender is good recursion, Rhonas the Indomitable is good but you'll have to see if you like God-Eternal Rhonas better (I like OG Rhonas better unless your repeating God-Eternal's ETB), Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper is good block deterrence, one of the Tajics ( Tajic, Blade of the Legion or Tajic, Legion's Edge ), both are good bodies, Tana, the Bloodsower is good body + chump blockers, Tariel, Reckoner of Souls is good recursion, Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor is good fun, and Zurgo Helmsmasher is a surprisingly fun political piece.

Also, I'd really recommend you include planeswalkers, and also you're running two Selvalas and two Odrics.

clayperce on Thoughts on UG Control?

2 months ago

APPLE01DOJ,
Thanks much; I'll give your Kefnet deck a hard look, for sure.

heckproof and APPLE01DOJ,
Yeah, those are all good examples.

PlatinumOne,

> weird mashup of ramp into semi-big threats with suboptimal control elements.

That's actually a great definition of what Ponza is all about! I usually describe the deck more like "aggressive ramp into bulk rares that you would never expect could be good in Modern, with an overlay of annoying mana-denial Control", but yours will certainly do. The thing is, it works surprisingly well in many metas.

> besides fetchlands, what activated or triggered abilities are you hoping to stop with Repudiate / Replicate

I actually laid that out in the deck description, but in case you missed it here it is again:

  • Opponent transforms a Thing in the Ice? Repudiate the triggered ability and our team stays on the field.
  • Opponent wants to make us sac' a creature with Lili, put a Terminus on top with Jace, or ultimate whatever random Planeswalker they have? Repudiate the activated ability and we've totally turned the game around.
  • Opponent tries to Modular a ton of +1/+1 counters onto their attacking Inkmoth Nexus, wipe our board with an Oblivion Stone, Equip a Batterskull, Crew a Smuggler's Copter, etc, etc, etc? Repudiate gives us answers (or at least options) we never had in 'normal' Ponza.

Here are more details though, looking at the top meta decks in turn ...

All that said, it's clear that in many cases a 2-mana counterspell (e.g., Negate or Mana Leak ) is better than a 2-mana stifle effect ... certainly UW Control has found that to be the case! What's not clear to me yet is if that's the case in UG Control as well ...

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