Anafenza, the Foremost


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer 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

DriftingEpyon on Abzan Midrange

1 week ago

MrBoombastic Those are some excellent suggestions! It is good to find a fellow Seasons Past enthusiast. Thank you for all your excellent suggestions.

  • I definitely agree that Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is amazing. I was thinking of having Anafenza, the Foremost as redundant graveyard hate and to counter opponents Kalitases. You may be right about having two Kalitases and replace the Anafenza. I'll keep Anafenza on the Maybe board just in case.

  • That is a fair point about Dark Petition being the work horse of the old Seasons Past deck, and the added consistency of getting our Angels with it is very desirable. I've added more into the main board. I do want to keep two Seasons Past in the main board, specifically because of counter magic in game one. That is probably just a personal preference though. I will test it with only one, and see how it does!

  • Yeah, the mana base is pretty messy. I was trying to work with the lands I already had, but I've abandoned that in favor of the mana base I want to work towards: including Fabled Passage . Also, I do really like Courser of Kruphix as well. I will try to find something to cut in favor of it.

  • I see this as more of a Midrange deck as it has a lot of creature and value focus. As such, I am more inclined to lean towards targeted removal rather than board wipes since they will hurt my board quite a bit. I may be wrong in that assessment though, so I'll spend some time testing that as well.

Thank you for the great suggestions, and good luck on those Sultai and Golgari Seasons Past decks! Send me a link to them if you find one that gets good results! :D

MrBoombastic on Abzan Midrange

1 week ago

Hi there.

I'm working on a Sultai or Golgari version of Seasons Past myself. It was a blast to play back in Standard. A few suggestions:

Good luck!

Argy on Abzan Midrange

2 weeks ago

I've playtested this now.

I'm unconvinced that Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord is as good as Sorin, Solemn Visitor

I know you see this deck as fast, but I find that it plays more to the midrange.

As such, you could do with one or two more lands.

I would have gone with 24 for this build.

The Creature mix also doesn't feel quite right.

Four of most things is usually not a good way forward.

I'd think of something more like this:

3x Anafenza, the Foremost
3x Deathrite Shaman - best in the mid to late game
4x Fleecemane Lion
4x Gilded Goose
4x Grim Flayer
3x Murderous Rider - more than three feels like overkill
4x Siege Rhino

That gives you two extra slots for land.

I'd also think about dropping Abrupt Decay down to one copy, and using three Assassin's Trophy instead.

One of the decks I test against has that mix, and it seems to work well.

Hope that helps.

king-saproling on Mankind's Codex of Civilian Planetary Unification

2 weeks ago

BMHKain but it's so much easier to add cards haha. These are the cards I would cut:

Azeworai on Karador, ghosty boy

2 weeks ago

For the sake of formatting, I'm just going to make lists for what I would cut and add respectively, but it's really personal preference.

What I would consider banishing:

Tainted Wood - The deck doesn't have a lot of swamps.

One Plains - There doesn't seem to be too much white, so just cantrips or Cultivate for fixing is probably better.

Memorial to Unity - It enters tapped and only produces one colour, so there are other things your deck could do instead.

Viridian Zealot - a bit costly for what it does.

Vampire Hexmage - You don't seem to really abuse it, so it can be lacking.

Tribute to the Wild - It's kind of restrictive and doesn't always get rid of something relevant.

Merciless Eviction - Your deck doesn't really want to exile its own stuff, so other wraths that destroy instead are preferable.

Spore Frog and Kami of False Hope don't stack very well, so I'd remove one of them.

Vraska, Relic Seeker - This seems costly for what she does, but she has her moments.

Evolutionary Leap - It can be powerful, but all of your creatures seem huge and worth keeping around. It's best to run this with more fodder in the deck.

Tormod's Crypt - Depending on your meta, this can be quite potent, but I find that drawing a card with Nihil Spellbomb or recurring Remorseful Cleric can be better.

Whip of Erebos - This is up in the air. I don't enjoy the exile clause of this card, but it's instant-speed and efficient, whilst offering life-gain. Your choice.

Acidic Slime - It's an expensive effect, but a powerful one at that. You already have other five-drops in Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Thalia's Lancers so perhaps it's worth exclusion. Declaration in Stone - It's a bit restrictive for its cost and a sorcery, so I don't think it merits a deck slot.

What I would consider adding:

Grisly Salvage - Essentially takes a land slot with other worth in the later turns, stocking the graveyard.

Satyr Wayfinder - Can be fodder for your sacrifice shenanigans and a land for the early turns (hopefully).

Ransack the Lab - Fills the yard and draws a card. That rhymes, so it's fantastic. However, it only goes three cards deep, so it may be unreliable at finding a land. I'm yet to miss, but it's possible.

Altar of Dementia - This is just a ridiculous card that gives you options for the graveyard later and scales with your large creatures. Great defense, too, and a massive threat.

Lord of Extinction - It's big and mean, black and green. Some things are far too gigantic to ignore. In addition, with Altar of Dementia it can mill someone out.

Perpetual Timepiece - This is great for decks that are all-in on the graveyard plan, so maybe not. It doesn't draw cards, but it grants other routes.

Unburial Rites - If you mill it over, it's still castable. Even if, it gets two things back.

Dread Return - Efficient reanimation and the same from the graveyard.

Buried Ruin - Recursion in the land-base is always lovely.

Austere Command - I believe this to be better than Merciless Eviction in your deck due to destroying as opposed to exile.

Jarad's Orders - This can find utility creatures such as Anafenza, the Foremost or Spore Frog for when you really need them. It also works with the same toolbox shell as Birthing Pod .

Dragonlord Dromoka - It's a muscular Grand Abolisher . Not much more.

Ghostly Prison - With high-cost creatures, this can aid in surviving the early game.

Anguished Unmaking - This card almost always relevant, cheap, and instant-speed. It's a safe option that hits everything.

Necrotic Sliver - It is recurrable universal removal, so it could be rather effective.

Swords to Plowshares - One mana and an instant, it's far too potent. I'd add this.

Despark - This can be efficient, but restrictive. I've found success with it, but it comes down to preference.

Assassin's Trophy - If it's within budget, this is as good as it gets.

Vindicate - Hits it all and does it all.

Kodama's Reach - Another Cultivate . It's always fine.

Rampant Growth - Ramp and more ramp.

Wood Elves - Fodder and ramp.

Explosive Vegetation - Lots of ramp.

Paradise Druid - Fodder and ramp.

Lots of fodder, lots of ramp.

You can really customize your own removal, but you already have many ways to deal with creatures, so removal for other permanents is ideal.

That's what I have for you. Now wreck them all.

MrBoombastic on Hardened Snake Rhino

2 weeks ago

Hi there.

Winding Constrictor continues to be one of my favorite cards. Great to see it prosper in Pioneer!

A few suggestions:

Good luck brewing!

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