Anafenza, the Foremost


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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.

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Master_Of_Obscure_Blue_Spells on Glissa Won't Let you Do Anything

1 week ago

Paradox Engine could be really good here, especially with all your Mana rocks. I run it in my Anafenza, the Foremost stax deck. It almost always means a lot of stuff is about to hit the board. Upvote from me!


Jimmy_Chinchila on Budget-ish Modern Elves

2 weeks ago

N4kk1 then you should probably stop trolling other people's deck's comments section and get a job, or just stop playing Modern.

Gryff irrelevant? It has a weak body but it's meant to gain tempo and buy a turn. Here's a few things it shuts down or weakens: Snapcaster Mage, Torrential Gearhulk, Primeval Titan, Kitchen Finks, Anafenza, the Foremost, Eternal Witness, Thought-Knot Seer. It also is good in the mirror as you can limit their Shaman of the Pack combo kill and then use Ezuri to go over their team. Maybe it's more meta specific but certainly not irrelevant...

Baptist_Ben on Anafenza vs Blightsteel, which happens ...

3 weeks ago

Anafenza, the Foremost vs Blightsteel Colossus

Which happens first? Both abilities replace the instance of going to a graveyard with another effect, so which happens first?

Dumpstergod on Abzan Counters

4 weeks ago

I'm trying to finish up a similar list to bring to tournaments. I like the idea of 2x Metallic Mimic because it lets you dump a hand of Hangarback Walker and Walking Ballista for free on 2, which opens you up for something like Nissa, Voice of Zendikar turn 3. I got lucky enough to get a Cavern of Souls in draft so I've been trying to push the "Constructs matter" theme a bit. t1 Hardened Scales into t2 Mimic+xx drop feels good. It's like a beefy affinity start. How do you feel about Animation Module? It makes modular a little safer and the tap effect is cheaper than activating Walking Ballista. Combos well with Arcbound Ravager and can have decent synergy with Gavony Township. It's like a baby support-hangarback. My biggest issue is figuring out what to do for draw/recursion. The popular lists like Dark Confidant but I don't really want to go there. Other options are Tireless Tracker, Scrap Trawler, maybe 1x Lifecrafter's Bestiary or something. Obviously you're running Phyrexian Arena but that's likely a budget thing.

Traverse the Ulvenwald might be better at 3x and Ancient Stirrings might be better than Traverse in a more artifact/construct heavy list.

Why Abrupt Decay over Fatal Push?

Other questions I have are:

Do you feel like you need 2x Scavenging Ooze?

Does the draw from arena come in handy? I have 2 scrap trawlers right now and I think I'm gonna change that up but idk.

Basic Plains, Cavern of Souls, or Pendelhaven vs 1x Windswept Heath

What do you think an ideal sideboard looks like?

Sideboard is the big thing I need to work on. I like 1x Rite of Passage to fight infinite life. 1x Pithing Needle is easy. I also like Nihil Spellbomb because you can still draw if you sac it to ravager. Other popular options are 4xLingering Souls, 3 or 4x Thoughtseize, 2x Surgical Extraction (I might pick up 2x Extirpate), and 2x Anafenza, the Foremost over the spellbombs.

Would love to work on this with some people as I'm fairly new to the game. This deck seemed like a lot of fun so I bought the key parts but it seems like it still needs some tlc and brewing. I would probably switch my strategy up a bit if I found someone who would trade their catacombs for my cavern but I'm not so optimistic and I don't really want to shell out the $$$ for bobs. I read somewhere that people were trying to move the construct heavy list into more of a bg rock/disruptive shell and liked it.


KingMathoro on Commander deckmaking challenge!

4 weeks ago

Is +1/+1 Counter Tribal A Thing????

My take on an Anafenza, the Foremost deck. What do you think? I did throw it together rather quickly so I wasn't able to do much playtesting but I think I like the result.

I would like to see Keranos, God of Storms

Steelspike on Commander deckmaking challenge!

4 weeks ago

Coming for you, we're the zombies from Hell!

Commander / EDH Steelspike


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