Ancestral Statue


Format Legality
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
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

thijmnesoy on Animar Farm

5 days ago

Ancestral Statue goes at one point infinite with Animar, Soul of Elements

greyninja on Animorphs, go! (Animar morph EDH)

1 week ago

If you can afford it; it's worth including Cloudstone Curio for the sake of infinitely bouncing morph creatures for free with animar. Tidespout Tyrant is another with the same-ish ability. Ancestral Statue goes off by itself w animar

+1 from me! Feel free to check out my animar deck on my profile for ideas

greyninja on Animar's Communistic Reign

1 week ago

Animar is my favorite! +1 from me

One sure-fire way to build up +1/+1 counters on animar is to bounce your own creatures and play them again. Shrieking Drake is an all-star. It can target itself then be played again. Rather than playing a 4cmc creature and giving animar only one counter, instead play Shrieking Drake three times then the 4cmc creature and animar has 4 counters! Dream Stalker and Man-o'-War are good for redundancy. Cloudstone Curio is by far the best artifact you can run in animar for the same reason. Ancestral Statue is the #1 artifact creature; once you have four counters on animar this lil guy goes infinite!

Purphoros, God of the Forge (which you have) and Impact Tremors take advantage of rapid fire creature casting. As does Soul of the Harvest and the like

I'd shoot to get your creature count up to 35+. Once animar gets huge you likely won't need the artifacts that make things cheaper. Chlorophant I'd take out since it's kinda slow, as is Argentum Armor, Goblin Game, etc

You have a decent amount of instants and sorceries. Maybe swap those into creatures that do similar effects? Mystic Snake, Draining Whelk, Inferno Titan, Flametongue Kavu, Duplicant, Phyrexian Ingester, etc. Shock and Lightning Strike can be underwhelming in multiplayer, but are decent in 1v1. Depends on what you're going for. If you're truly going for counterspells and burn; Riku of Two Reflections might be the better commander, but I personally love animar beatdown tactics

Here's my animar deck for you to check out for ideas. If you get a chance please upvote and tell me what you think! It's not perfect; but it's fun af and can outright win turns 3-4.


Vlad_The_Inhaler on Mighty Morphin Temur Creatures

2 weeks ago

Thanks Thrashzor45 ! I did in fact have Ancestral Statue and Deadeye Navigator but my LGS has it's own personal banlist and banned the both of them unfortunately! Thank you for the suggestions though because Ancestral Statue is a monster on this deck :)

Thrashzor45 on Mighty Morphin Temur Creatures

2 weeks ago

Have you considered Ancestral Statue? Basically once Animar reaches 4 counters he's an infinite pump spell for him. Just a suggestion, came across this deck due to the awesome title. Plus, I love the morph Animar build, +1!

Moby_Copperfield on Rakdos Party!

1 month ago

Shivan Gorge adds more opponent damage.

Switch Succumb to Temptation for Phyrexian Arena or budget option Underworld Connections for repeated card draw

Consider cycling lands for extra card draw e.g Canyon Slough, Desert of the Fervent, Barren Moor or similar.

Replace Shock with Searing Blood

Perhaps Rift Bolt could replace Lightning Strike as a quasi political tool?

Seismic Assault or budget option Molten Vortex ditches useless lands.

Swap Murder for Terminate or Dreadbore. Or use Seal of Doom as a political tool.

Nettle Drone and Ancestral Statue also combo kill with Rakdos.

And Torment of Scarabs would be fun!

aeonstoremyliver on Animorphs Win-Con Suggestions

1 month ago

Ancestral Statue and Purphoros, God of the Forge. Aluren, a bounce creature like Man-o'-War, or Cloudstone Curio also helps. These also work well with Tidespout Tyrant.

goblinguiderevealpls on Animar, Soul of Eldrazi

1 month ago

Cloudstone Curio and Palinchron if you want infinite mana

Blightsteel Colossus backup wincon

Hwres my old build for some reference, i hadnt gotten the rare eldrazi at the time as they were still pricy and its been retired animar infinite combos galore

You're also missing Ancestral Statue which gives animar infinite counters

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