Ancient Den

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

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Set Rarity
Planechase Common
Mirrodin Common

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Ancient Den

Artifact Land

(Ancient Den isn't a spell.)

: Add to your mana pool.

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Ancient Den Discussion

Madhava on Mono white equipment

2 days ago

Looks pretty good... I would consider making room for Reliquary Tower & Thought Vessel among your mana sources, seeing as Sram will net you a lot of draws. Also, Ancient Den... helps you attain metalcraft sooner.

Dispatch is 1cc removal with zero drawbacks, once you've got metalcraft. Not to be missed.

Leonin Abunas is a great choice for protecting your stuff.

Cranial Plating would be amazing here, as well as Batterskull.

And possibly even a Metalwork Colossus. With enough equipments on the field, you'll pitch him onto the field for free.

Ulberth on Atraxa Control

4 days ago

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Land (30)
1xAcademy Ruins
1xAncient Den
1xBayou
1xBojuka Bog
1xCommand Tower
1xFlooded Strand
2xForest
1xInkmoth Nexus
2xIsland
1xMarsh Flats
1xMisty Rainforest
1xMurmuring Bosk
2xPlains
1xPolluted Delta
1xSavannah
1xScrubland
1xSeat of the Synod
1xStrip Mine
1xSwamp
1xTree of Tales
1xTropical Island
1xTundra
1xUnderground Sea
1xUrborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1xVault of Whispers
1xVerdant Catacombs
1xWooded Foothills

Instant (11)
1xAnguished Unmaking
1xCyclonic Rift
1xEnlightened Tutor
1xMystical Tutor
1xPath to Exile
1xPistus Strike
1xSwords to Plowshares
1xTainted Strike
1xUtter End
1xVampiric Tutor
1xVirulent Wound

Sorcery (8)
1xAustere Command
1xBribery
1xDemonic Tutor
1xExpropriate
1xLife from the Loam
1xMerciless Eviction
1xSeasons Past
1xYawgmoth's Will


Creature (24)
1xBlighted Agent
1xClever Impersonator
1xCore Prowler
1xCorpse Cur
1xCrystalline Crawler
1xEternal Witness
1xGilded Drake
1xGrand Architect
1xGyre Sage
1xHand of the Praetors
1xIchor Rats
1xMaulfist Revolutionary
1xNoble Hierarch
1xPhyrexian Crusader
1xPutrefax
1xScavenging Ooze
1xSkithiryx, the Blight Dragon
1xSnapcaster Mage
1xThrummingbird
1xTorrential Gearhulk
1xTreasure Mage
1xTrinket Mage
1xTrophy Mage
1xViral Drake

Artifact (19)
1xAstral Cornucopia
1xCauldron of Souls
1xChromatic Lantern
1xContagion Engine
1xCrucible of Worlds
1xDecimator Web
1xEverflowing Chalice
1xExpedition Map
1xGrafted Exoskeleton
1xInspiring Statuary
1xLightning Greaves
1xMana Crypt
1xMana Vault
1xParadox Engine
1xSol Ring
1xSwiftfoot Boots
1xThrone of Geth
1xTormod's Crypt
1xVoltaic Key

Enchantment (7)
1xCorrupted Conscience
1xGlistening Oil
1xMirari's Wake
1xPhyresis
1xPrismatic Omen
1xPrivileged Position
1xSylvan Library

DarkRequiem on Akiri and Nahiri

1 week ago

You're welcome. Have you considered Ancient Den and the red one (something's furnace - at work and gatherer is blocked, oddly enough)? More artifacts with 0 impact on the gameplay (in the way that there's no drawback) that might help you out with Metalcraft.

I'd also add stuff that allows you to draw more. Skullclamp comes to mind. Infiltration Lens would be nice if paired with the helm (from Mirrodin's block) that gives Lure to equipped creature.

I'd add True Conviction. It does have a Boros feeling to it. Have you thought of less creatures and more token creating options? Like Mobilization for example? You get small creatures that get pumped by the equipments you're running.

There's also Tajic, Blade of the Legion... You could run it and equip it with Worldslayer for fun and giggles. More so if you run more indestructible creatures. Like Konda, Lord of Eiganjo. Which brings me to the next 2 suggestions: Eiganjo Castle and Kor Haven..

Enough for now. :D

IggmondVanre on Metal Muscle

4 weeks ago

Hi,

Not really sure what format(if any) you're going for or what exactly you're deck is trying do. I've been a big fan of artifact decks for along time. Here are a few cards that I think are outstanding.

Arcbound Ravager Master of EtheriumCranial Plating Thoughtcast Bomat Courier Etherium SculptorWhir of Invention Chief EngineerMetalworker Grand ArchitectHangarback Walker Walking Ballista Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Ensoul Artifact Vault Skirge Signal Pest

I also think that Reliquary Tower count could be cut down 4 seems excessive, maybe more Inventors' Fair 3 at most since it's legendary, I also really like using Tomb of the Spirit Dragon, Blinkmoth Nexus and Inkmoth Nexus and pretty tough to. Lastly the Artifact lands Darksteel Citadel Seat of the Synod Vault of Whispers Tree of Tales Ancient Den Great Furnace

The artifact lands with exception of Darksteel Citadel are banned in Modern and Standard.

I've been working on an unconventional artifact deck recently you can check it out here Wrath of the Machines

Good luck!

Jack-Frost on Requip!!! (erza Scarlet)

1 month ago

Your deck looks decent for a budget deck, but remember that it is extremely easy to remove artifacts and creatures in EDH. You need some more ramp and coverage for your creatures.

Here are my brief recommendations.

Remove: Quest for the Holy Relic- You don't have enough creatures to make this useful or consistent

Add: Temple of the False God, Ancient Den, Open the Vaults, Tempered Steel, Alloy Myr

Maybe: Jhoira's Toolbox, Metallurgeon, Mycosynth Golem

If you can afford it: Darksteel Forge, Door of Destinies

I recommend taking a look at Srama Lama Ding Dong - Sram $40 Budget Voltron and These Are a Few of Sram's Favorite Things (CheapDH as while they are different than your and run different commanders, you'll probably find quite a few ideas to upgrade your deck.

Aethaleon on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

1 month ago

The clock would untap your Ancient Den every turn, allowing you to always have at least one mana to pay into Mind's Eye. Once you put in Mind's Eye, you'll be getting more cards and won't be affected by drawing the clock for one of those draws. Every turn you should have at least 7 cards in hand or more.

But, if you're really not that into the Unwinding Clock, try using Alhammarret's Archive. It makes all your extra draws double and doubles your life gain. Pay 1 mana into Mind's Eye and draw 2 cards.

Aethaleon on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

1 month ago

Unwinding Clock untaps all artifacts you control on your opponent's untap steps, so it would untap Grim Monolith and Mana Vault if you choose to run them. I usually have Unwinding Clock and Prototype Portal in the same deck, as they have perfect synergy. Remember, I told you you could imprint your Ancient Den onto Prototype Portal, so you could make a land on everyone's turn for free if you have Unwinding Clock in the deck too.

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