Ancient Amphitheater


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare

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Ancient Amphitheater


As Ancient Amphitheater enters the battlefield, you may reveal a Giant card from your hand. If you don't, Ancient Amphitheater enters the battlefield tapped.

: Add or to your mana pool.

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Ancient Amphitheater Discussion

MisterRoach on Many different lands by types.

1 month ago

Tribal lands from lorwyn like Ancient Amphitheater

Disgraceful_Duckling on Assemble the Minions!

1 month ago

Heartless Hidetsugu, Malignus have obvious synergy with gisela. Mirran Crusader is always a solid early drop if you're lacking for that, idk if you are. Inferno Titan is always good. If you're playing tokens, where is Odric, Master Tactician? If you're playing Gisela, why do you need Sphere of Safety and Ghostly Prison? I love the inclusion of Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast. Underrated cards. Blue kills Boros too often. You can afford some dead draws against other decks.

Where is Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, Blasphemous Act, etc? If you're looking to spend more money for a colorless option, Oblivion Stone exists. Boardwipes are important. Austere Command is incredible, but it's a 6-drop and sometimes you really need the mana. Casting Blasphemous Act for one red mana is not uncommon.

44 lands is excessive. Is there a specific reason I'm missing to run more than 40? Land-heavy decks tend to run 40-42. I'd cut down to 38-40. Ancient Amphitheater is basically a second Boros Guildgate in a deck without a lot of giants. Cascading Cataracts seems bad to me. It's indestructible but it's lategame fixing and otherwise can't produce colored mana. A ramp alternative is Chromatic Lantern.

Speaking of ramp, Boros has a hard time with it (Land Tax is great but not enough -- it's one card) and it's honestly questionable to not run Burnished Hart, Thran Dynamo, etc. I really enjoy Endless Horizons but you have to not play into enchantment-hate. Knight of the White Orchid is obviously good; I hold that Oreskos Explorer is always at least Okay in a multiplayer game and in 1v1 is basically a second KOTWO. Good call on Boros Signet, some people undervalue those. I consider them mandatory in 2-color and usually in 3-color as well.

In general, ramp is a more consistent way to A: not get land-flooded and B: cast big stuff faster. Lands are less susceptible to destroy effects..... until someone drops Armageddon.

Wheel of Fortune-style effects are probably a good idea. In a color pairing as desperate for card draw as Boros, Faithless Looting isn't even bad.

Hope this helped. I like Boros a little too much so I get very excited when people try to get into it.

bushido_man96 on Bad Luck Brion

4 months ago

There are plenty of budget dual lands you can go with to improve your mana base: Boros Guildgate, Stone Quarry, Wind-Scarred Crag, and Boros Garrison are all common or uncommon, and cheap enough to add to the deck without breaking a budget. City of Brass is a popular staple for multicolor decks, and isn't too costly. Inspiring Vantage, Needle Spires, Ancient Amphitheater, Battlefield Forge, and Temple of Triumph all come in at well under $5 a piece, and most under $2. All would help you improve and balance out your mana base.

Majorpain on I Equip, You Lose

6 months ago

MidnightRose182 & RavingRaccoon - Yeah you guys are right, I just wanted to get this deck up to start throwing ideas around, I will be looking for alternatives.

acbooster Thanks for your feedback, I have replaced Ancient Amphitheater but that giant does show some promising synergy.. I find it difficult when there are many options and you have to limit it down to what you think is best.

lithium142 Thank you for your feedback, I will take your suggestion of Desperate Ritual to make this deck modern legal.

And about Darksteel Forge - Basically at any moment someone can Crush my Deathrender and it's suppose to prevent that. I admit it's very slow, it was just an idea. Welding Jar seems a lot more reliable and efficient, thanks!

acbooster on I Equip, You Lose

6 months ago

One thing you should definitely do is replace Ancient Amphitheater unless you plan on putting in giants like Stonehewer Giant. Otherwise it's no better than Boros Guildgate. You could easily replace it with some basics, I think you have enough lands that produce both to replace both it and Scabland.

DemonDragonJ on Are there any non-legends that ...

6 months ago

The Eternal Masters artwork of Wasteland is clearly referencing the Modern Masters artwork of City of Brass.

Frost Breath shows Frost Titan.

It is very possible that Fire-Lit Thicket may be the same land as Auntie's Hovel, altered by the transition from Lorwyn to Shadowmoor (ironically, the hovel looks to be red/green while the thicket looks to be red/block or green/black). Similarly, Wooded Bastion may possibly be Gilt-Leaf Palace after the transition (again, looking more black and less white than the original), and Graven Cairns may be Ancient Amphitheater.

theyahcob on Ink-Treader Lab Maniac Modern

9 months ago

Thanks for all the constructive criticism! I'm currently searching for/acquiring a superior mana base, but the Guildgates, Ancient Amphitheater and Transguild Promenade etc. were all I had lying around for the moment. I'll definitely look for those suggested lands; and thanks for the link too!

My only reservation with Heroic creature creation is that none of the copies I create from Ink-Treader Nephilim or Zada, Hedron Grinder count as spells that are cast, so he wouldn't resolve. He would be a good alternative to Nivmagus Elemental if I wanted to focus more on flooding the board.

Do you think that substituting the extra copies of Zada, Hedron Grinder would push my mana curve a bit too far into the midgame? The Wall of Omens copies really help stall to get Ink-Treader Nephilim out, and Marble Titan keeps midrange aggro decks from murdering me outright, but perhaps copying spells would be more pertinent.

I also realized I should have typed the purpose of most of the cards in my description, which I will likely redo soon.

Anyway, thanks for all the tips! It's quite the enjoyable deck to play, when Ink-Treader Nephilim doesn't get instantly murdered.

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