Anax, Hardened in the Forge

Anax, Hardened in the Forge

Legendary Enchantment Creature — Demigod

Anax's power is equal to your devotion to red. (Each in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to red.)

Whenever Anax or another nontoken creature you control dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), create a 1/1 red Satyr creature token with "This creature can't block." If the creature had power 4 or greater, create two of those tokens instead.

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Theros Beyond Death (THB) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Historic Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Anax, Hardened in the Forge Discussion

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Disney EDH?

2 weeks ago

Callaphe, Beloved of the Sea can work great as Moana.

Anax, Hardened in the Forge is a good Hercules. He even brings some satyrs.

Arahbo, Roar of the World is a fitting Mufasa.

Ilharg, the Raze-Boar as Pumba.

Regal Caracal as Duchesse and the kitten from Aristocats.

Exuberant Wolfbear is an ok Balu.

Suns_Champion on Kick Start My Heart | Winota, Joiner of Forces EDH

1 month ago

This is both a call to the conversation and a shoutout to these other Winota builders! Check out:

Winota, Joiner of Forces by cotyramey for extra combat and the clever inclusion of Mob Rule! I sense a steal & swing Winota theme coming...

Winota Humans by Crivaro for the cool inclusion of all these cards I want to try now: Genesis Chamber, Spawning Pit, Anax, Hardened in the Forge, and Elemental Mastery.

Winota's Recruitment Drive by liquid_water for the inclusion of Blinkmoth Nexus, Needle Spires, Inkmoth Nexus, and Ghitu Encampment... great utility land sub-theme, very clever!

WINota by Aeroth88 for the great name, and understanding that this is exactly what Boros wanted and needed in EDH!

Beast Mode (Winota EDH) by TheCardPool for the sweet living weapon theme!

Winota's Waging Weenies by Like_a_boss for a noble attempt at cEDH Winota!

At first, I thought Winota decks would be very homogeneous, and while that's mostly true, I'm seeing a lot of clever ideas within her framework. Everyone check out their decks, and I hope all the people I tagged will join in the conversation here! Let's break Winota together friends! For the Legion!

BlackoutX on Boros friends (aggro)

1 month ago

an Inspiring Veteran and a Raise the Alarm for two Anax, Hardened in the Forge I also cut the Lotus Fields since they felt slow and sometimes are a dead card.

BountyHunter200 on Boros friends (aggro)

1 month ago

Yeah Anax, Hardened in the Forge is also non-human himself, so it triggers Winota, Joiner of Forces without needing to make tokens. It can't be found by Winota, Joiner of Forces though.

DanMcSharp on Boros friends (aggro)

1 month ago

Makes sense, I just wanted to make sure you were not going to have a nasty surprise if you expected the tokens to trigger Winota, Joiner of Forces on the turn they arrive. If you think of it as an extra layer to an otherwise very capable aggro deck, then it looks pretty good to me.

You might want to consider a good old Anax, Hardened in the Forge to deal with board wipes since you would still be left with a bunch of non-humans ready to attack, just drop a Winota, Joiner of Forces on the next turn and you're back in the game!

gavriel1136 on The Immortal Nuisance

2 months ago

Would you consider Anax, Hardened in the Forge as another token maker?

Cruizen93 on Saskia's Blitzkrieg

2 months ago

Also, to add, how about Anax, Hardened in the Forge for some board wipe value?

BossPrime on Nikya Spell less

2 months ago

There are a few I don't dig in this style of deck but your environment would be different from mine.

I haven't played or interacted with Anax, Hardened in the Forge yet but he seems underwhelming. 3 toughness with no evasion or combat tricks makes it seem like he hits a chump blocker for a lot and then dies. While there is a decent smattering of 4 power creatures, the satyrs don't seem worth it.

Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded might be in for the haste but his activated ability only hits 33% of your creatures, not counting the artifacts. Out of the artifacts, you might want the majority around (i.e. Nullstone Gargoyle)

Radha, Heir to Keld and Grand Warlord Radha seem better suited for an aggro deck and not a stompy one.

Grenzo, Havoc Raiser is cute but better suited for a fast deck.

If you want mana dorks in the deck you can't go wrong with Shaman of Forgotten Ways or Somberwald Sage. Cards that thin the deck like Sakura-Tribe Elder or Ranging Raptors are choice, too.

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