Anafenza, the Foremost


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

Ihazadeck on Five Color Unplayables

2 days ago

i think Death's Shadow would be good somewhere in the 75. maybe more rainbow lands if you dont play the shadow. Also FYI Anafenza, the Foremost is baller right now.

KibaAlpha on Anafenza the Foremost

1 week ago

I would suggest if you are going to use Anafenza, the Foremost as your commander I would try more to build around her creature exile ability by looking for more deathtouch. You already have Gyre Sage and Scavenging Ooze so with more deathtouch you can lock down creature recursion.

If you want to build around +1/+1 counters there are far better commanders that can do that for you.

My deck is an example of that if you are interested. Reyhan and Ishai's Counterstrike

Regardless I wish you good luck and happy brewing.

Steelspike on How would you change your ...

3 weeks ago

Anafenza, the Foremost I would take out the word "tapped" so she read "attacks, put a +1+1 counter on another creature you control"

Ezuri, Claw of Progress I would take out the word "another" so he reads "put X +1+1 counters on target creature you control"

Breya, Etherium Shaper I would take out the lifegain ability, and add "exile all artifacts and return them to the battlefield under their owners' control"

flai53 on Kaya, Orzhov Usurper Theme

3 weeks ago

Hi guys,

I'm thinking of a Kaya, Orzhov Usurper theme Deck. I want a deck that exiles as much as possible card from my opponents and then kill them with her Ultimate.

I already thought of a Anafenza, the Foremost and created a Deck List (not build) now I thought of a O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami deck. Maybe you got a few more Ideas which Commander I should take and which card musst be in the deck. If there is already a question like these in the forum could you post the Link?

Dango on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

3 weeks ago

You aren't giving Nath enough credit at all. As a stax list, he is incredibly powerful. A Sadistic Hypnotist hitting the board with Nath on the field is hard to recover from if it sticks early enough because it can keep gas out of your hand. He's also one of the few commanders who can break parity with Smokestack and do it well. Stax really earned its namesake because of Smokestack, and the degeneracy it has with Nath makes him incredibly potent. He is one of the OG Stax commanders, and he is still quite powerful in most metas.

The problem with your suggestions, as well as what this list struggles with is just the widely apparent level of subjectivity. Which, to an extent is fine because there's no way to gauge tier rankings precisely without some level of subjectivity. However, the criteria for tiers needs to be expanded upon and defined better (Tier changes by 0.5 increments would be great).

On top of all of this, the authors would need to be more actively involved rather than pop in maybe like two or three notable times a year. This list is dead and completely meaningless to me. Prior to the discussions that started popping last night, nobody posted here in five days. This list was bumped completely off my notifactions for a few days, and that just hasn't ever happened before. I hardly stop by and visit this list anymore because I have no reason to do so. I don't feel welcome to actively participate in discussions anymore either and I'm just over the whole thing.

I'm unsubscribing to this list for a number of reasons. I'm primarily doing so because I don't feel as if I can voice my thoughts and opinions here and feel as if my voice has been heard and taken into account by the authors. I have been pushing for Anafenza, the Foremost to be bumped up to High Power, and there have been several discussions about her since that unanimously have come to the conclusion that she belongs in tier 3. I've been making that case ever since the authors made a this huge overhaul last summer, yet I have never once received a single thought from any of the authors about her placement. The Anafenza discussion and notion for a higher tier gets brought up quite a lot too, so I can't imagine that the authors haven't seen it brought up before. Honestly, some actual feedback and thoughts on the subject matter would be nice, but it hasn't received a single ounce of recognition for several months now and I think we and Anafenza deserve at least some sort of consideration.

I have lost a lot of respect for this list, and this no longer feels like a welcome and active community hub like it used to be. Cheers.

NoOneOfConsequence on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

3 weeks ago

Boy, there has been a lot of clamoring about moving various commanders up to High Power lately. It kinda makes sense that it'd be one of the most contested tiers, but the problem here is that tier 3 should really just be split up into two tiers--whoever it was that suggested that idea some time ago, I agree. The old fogeys who are generally always in favor of the status quo look at tier 3 and see Azami, Lady of Scrolls , Kaalia of the Vast , and Atraxa, Praetors' Voice and say that Teysa Karlov and Krav, the Unredeemed and Niv-Mizzet, Parun and Anafenza, the Foremost and ahem Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker aren't worthy of high power, but neglect all the other commanders in high power ( Nath of the Gilt-Leaf , Kestia, the Cultivator , Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper , Thada Adel, Acquisitor , etc.) who aren't quite so good as the previous examples.

Basically, if it provides an easy win condition for a control/stax deck or is a dumb cumpster for some colorless infinite mana combo, the consensus is that it's at least tier 3, but apart from that, the criteria seem to be a little vaguely applied as far as said tier goes. I think it'd be easiest to just make a tier 3.5 and adjust the criteria definitions rather than move a whole bunch of commanders up and some commanders down, but that's just me.

alexander.rokicki on Counter Naya

1 month ago

Since you're running green i would suggest taking out Burnished Hart and Solemn. THrow in Kodama's Reach and Skyshroud Claim . Put in Beast Within for Slice in Twain . Chromatic Lantern . Cut gilded lotus and darksteel ingot. I think your deck has an identity crisis so I would cut the non-counter themed cards. I would add in Anafenza, the Foremost , Biogenic Upgrade Incubation Druid Forgotten Ancient Hardened Scales Champion of Lambholt Inspiring Call . Scavenging Ooze Pir, Imaginative Rascal Juniper Order Ranger Loyal Guardian Shalai, Voice of Plenty . Mycoloth Fertilid .

Juanturnkill on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 month ago

Since we are moving abzan commanders up tiers, I was wondering if we could move Anafenza, the Foremost up to high power as it is, from what I can tell, a very similar deck to boonweaver karador but with a commander that allows for easy podlines and helps the strategy of creature-based disruption. I am not an expert so I may be wrong, but it just seems like a much better (or at least equal) commander for the creature-based combo deck.

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