Anafenza, the Foremost


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Tiny Leaders 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

Kezvin on Abzan Midrange? L

10 hours ago

I'm assuming the 1-ofs of like 100,000 different things are an attempt to insert more ways to deal with more things, so that you can have 62 cards that can deal with everything. Don't do that. Your draws, with this many 1- and 2-ofs and more than 60 cards, has incredibly inconsistent draws. If you want to make an Abzan midrange list, make it a midrange list, not a do-everything toolbox list. Establish a strong base of about 5 different creatures and run no less than 2 of each. If I were you, I'd make it Noble Hierarch, Siege Rhino, Voice of Resurgence, Loxodon Smiter, and either Anafenza, the Foremost or Kitchen Finks. Cut Undying Evil and Cloudshift. Those don't contribute anything towards what a true midrange list wants to do. Shrink your removal suite down to some combination of Abrupt Decay, Fatal Push, and Path to Exile, and choose between Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize for disruption. Don't try to run them both in small numbers. Your best planeswalker options are Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Liliana of the Veil, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, and Garruk Relentless  Flip. If I were you, I'd pick ONE AND ONLY ONE of them to run as a 3-of AT THE MOST. Get rid of Isolated Chapel, Woodland Cemetery, and Sunpetal Grove. Keep it at Shocks, Fetches, two to three basics, and MAYBE ONE COPY of Gavony Township. If you want, You could probably run ONE COPY of ONE of the manlands, but not all three. They always enter tapped, which is a huge disadvantage in this format.

Believe me, my first attempt at a modern deck was a bit like this. But it was inconsistent and it had too much going on. Look at some established Abzan Midrange lists for inspiration and guidance. Read the primers. Learn from the winning lists. And don't EVER underestimate the value of a) running a full 4 of a card and b) keeping your deck at 60 cards.

Kizrakas on Ew

20 hours ago

also i think im gonna change it up to an Anafenza, the Foremost deck

sylvannos on 5-Color Tribal Zoo

2 days ago

@Snapdisastermage: Dredge and Goryo's Vengeance. Needed Anafenza, the Foremost in the main, but something had to be cut in order to make room. Siege Rhino felt win more when my opponent is at 5 life on turn 4, I have a fistful of Tribal Flames, a bunch of Tarmogoyfs on the table, and I haven't even attacked yet.

Nukulargear on Abzan Human Deck

3 days ago

You should run Abrupt Decay, and I'd consider throwing in Anafenza, the Foremost too. She's human and grows a creature when you charge in. Plus, that graveyard hate is always nice.

Phoenix9978 on Displace that Sh!t (infinite combo)

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the comments Soulus101 and Charles_Grimlie :)

I will definitely try and track some of the cards you suggested down but it might become a bit expensive. I'm trying to play as budget as possible and $11 Eldrazi Temples are getting pricey. All of the expensive lands i already have i pulled out of boosters.

I will use Dusk / Dawn instead of Aligned Hedron Network as it works a lot better and is cheap and will try and get some Path to Exiles as well.

I'm not using Awakening Zone because with From Beyond i can search for my combo super easily. I will think about using Anafenza, the Foremost but for now it wont be going in the deck.

Also i was wondering if you had any thoughts on using Anointed Procession in the deck for its doubling capabilities.

Thanks again for the comments :)

Soulus101 on Displace that Sh!t (infinite combo)

3 weeks ago

My deck Happy Mea-ill uses a very similar mechanic (minus the Displacer, because I don't spend money). My only suggestions for your set-up are Siege Rhino and Anafenza, the Foremost. The latter in your sideboard is good for keeping a certain Eldrazi from restoring the graveyard if you go down the mill route.

enpc on Help with canadian highlander!

3 weeks ago

If you're going for sheer value, junk deecks (abzan, WGB, whatever ou want to call it) are solid. Between a solid dork package and some decent card advantage pieces, you can start spewing threats like Anafenza, the Foremost, Siege Rhino and Sigarda, Host of Herons very quickly.

The other benefit of junk is that you can build quite a consistent mana base for cheap. I would also strongyl recommend running Stirring Wildwood - I have had a lot of good experiences with it.

You can also throw your points at stuff like Mind Twist, Sol Ring and Birthing Pod which are all really powerful cards but don't cost much to buy.

rockleemyhero on pskinn01

1 month ago

I also have a foil Anafenza, the ForemostF if youre interested in that

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