Ancestral Statue


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Common

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Ancestral Statue

Artifact Creature — Golem

When Ancestral Statue enters the battlefield, return a nonland permanent you control to its owner's hand.

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Ancestral Statue Discussion

EventuallyClassy on Dark Alley w/ Mr. Rakdos and His Eldrazi

1 day ago

That is such a nasty combo, thanks Wicked_N_Irish. That is exactly what Mr. Rakdos feeds on. I am strongly considering throwing an infinite combo, or two, back into this deck. Just for those occasional moments where you know you need to end the game, before another deck goes infinite. Ancestral Statue seems to have some good synergy with several other ETB effects that are already in this deck, as well. Good suggestion.

Wicked_N_Irish on Dark Alley w/ Mr. Rakdos and His Eldrazi

1 day ago

Ancestral Statue + Outpost Siege (Dragon mode) can win you the game on the spot if you're casting Ancestral Statue for free.

PyroDonkey on Ancestral Animar

3 weeks ago

What multiplayer lines do you look for with Animar, then, now that you have removed Hoverguard Sweepers? I definitely like the inclusion of Siren Stormtamer, but I'm still holding on to the Sweepers line. It works really well for finishing off the table when you find Imperial Recruiter, then can end the game. But if there was another good line other than getting Purphoros, God of the Forge and Ancestral Statue, then I'd probably remove Hoverguard, too, since it is very mana intensive.

Feyamius on Hydra's of Animar

4 weeks ago

You could use:

Karametra's Acolyte, Somberwald Sage, Bloom Tender, Rattleclaw Mystic; with more mana dorks, you'll need Thousand-Year Elixir.

Nissa, Genesis Mage, Nissa, Steward of Elements, Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, Teferi, Temporal Archmage

Molten Hydra, Ulasht, the Hate Seed

Kruphix, God of Horizons (just if you want to maintain the mana pool strategy)

Vigor in a Temur Hydra deck urges to abuse Pyrohemia.

If you want to go infinite with your commander, there's Ancestral Statue.

Disposable Stuff:

Domesticated Hydra (kinda bad), Honored Hydra (doesn't fit deck strategy), Hydra Omnivore (doesn't fit deck strategy, paints big target on your forehead), Palladium Myr (there are better mana dorks and it dies to both creature and artifact removal), Phyrexian Hydra (doesn't fit deck strategy, infect puts big target on your forehead), Ramunap Hydra (doesn't fit deck strategy)

Coat of Arms and Kondar's Banner (your hydras are big enough), Elixir of Immortality.

I'd get rid of some ramp, especially the artifact based ramp. Playing a Rattleclaw Mystic puts a +1/+1 counter on Animar, playing a Hedron Archive doesn't. And I don't know if you really need the mana pool doubling and not emptying stuff. I think I'd rely more on the commander and play more stuff to protect him.

What you're totally lacking of is removal. Good thing we got rid of so many things in the step before. ;)

As mass removal, I'd recommend Engulf the Shore (your hydras should stay - or at least Animar and you can rebuild very quickly), Earthquake and Magmaquake and the like (even better with Vigor out), Vandalblast.

Green spot removal is easy to find, you should have some answers against enchantments.

Azdranax on Animar, Soul of Elements

1 month ago

Ancestral Statue was made for Animar, as it accomplishes almost every goal to make him a winner by either looping for infinite counters (once he gets to four counters), and/or making all your large Eldrazi/Artifact creatures free to cast as well. Unless your playgroup bans infinite combos, it's a must play for any Animar deck imo.

Lucatroopa on Spike me, Episode 3: Rakdos, lord of riots

1 month ago

Quick question! How does the Nettle Drone / Ancestral Statue combo kill a table? Do you need to be playing against 4+ people to consistently be able to generate 4 colorless off Rakdos and drone to bounce the statue?

Azdranax on Are there any creature spells ...

1 month ago

You can loop Ancestral Statue by himself and/or with Phyrexian Metamorph to get a bunch of cast triggers, so long as you can generate blue mana or afford to pay the phyrexian mana life-cost with the metamorph.

theindigoeffect on Are there any creature spells ...

1 month ago

Great stuff! I especially like Ancestral Statue.

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