Ancient Grudge

Ancient Grudge

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Destroy target artifact.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Ancient Grudge Discussion

Slycne on Modern sideboard: Zoo, yo!

1 day ago

Kataki, War's Wage demands an immediate, instant speed response or affinity just loses, verses slowed down by Stony Silence

cosmokai2000 Interesting, as someone that used to play affinity, I find that exactly backwards. There are a lot more boardstates that affinity can win through a Kataki, War's Wage than a Stony Silence.

Here's how I see it -

Stony Silence is best when backed up with lots of removal.

Kataki, War's Wage was good in decks that could tutor for it.

Ancient Grudge is just always a solid 2-for-1. Affinity is a lot of crappy cards to fuel some powerful ones. If you're frequently putting a good clock on the game this is usually plenty.

Shatterstorm and other sweepers are if your deck is really soft to affinity or its just super prevalent in your metagame.

lemmingllama on Modern sideboard: Zoo, yo!

1 day ago

Ancient Grudge and Destructive Revelry are both good. I guess it really just depends on your meta and how frequently you need the extra hate over the shock.

Also Storm doesn't run too many damaging spells, and it will delay them a turn if they need to use for a Lightning Bolt. Counterflux also needs 4 mana, and Storm often will go off before you land a 4th land.

As for Swan Song over Spell Pierce, it's mainly that the 2/2 is relevant since you don't get damage in. It will help your dirty combo matchups, but it will also be worse in every other situation. A nice thing about Spell Pierce though is that it also hits planeswalkers and artifacts, which could help the aforementioned Tron and Affinity matchups.

All in all, these are a bunch of options. Sideboards should really be tailored to how your deck does and what matchups it's strong/weak against. Try a sideboard plan, and you will then see how you can shore up it's weaknesses and strengths.

cosmokai2000 on Modern sideboard: Zoo, yo!

1 day ago

Yes, this is my Zoo sideboard, specifically domain zoo. I probably should have linked the deck in the main post.. I apologize for not making that more clear >_>

Kataki, War's Wage demands an immediate, instant speed response or affinity just loses, verses slowed down by Stony Silence

Ancient Grudge is the thing I've found that deals with the Tron match-up the best, it just happens to double as affinity hate. Is the damage from Destructive Revelry more relevant than hitting a second artifact?

I had not really thought of Thalia, Guardian of Thraben instead of Counterflux as Storm hate. Is taking the chance of her dying better than hoping for storm to have a counterspell?

Ive found that Swan Song deals with splinter twin better than Spell Pierce, is it really better and I'm just not seeing it?

lemmingllama on Modern sideboard: Zoo, yo!

1 day ago

Why so much affinity hate? It seems like most of this is hating on enchantments and artifacts rather than specific matchups.

Anyways, I personally would swap Kataki, War's Wage for another card. Some great cards that could replace it include Choke, Combust, Kitchen Finks, and Kor Firewalker.

Your Counterfluxes and Swan Songs should probably be Spell Pierces, since you don't want to give them blockers and Counterflux costs too much.

You could swap an Ancient Grudge or two for Destructive Revelry, the extra damage is worthwhile.

Finally, Celestial Purge is a great way to kill Siege Rhino and Tasigur, the Golden Fang. It also hits Splinter Twin, Liliana of the Veil, and Blood Moon, which is worthwhile.

cosmokai2000 on Modern sideboard: Zoo, yo!

1 day ago

Hey all,

Currently reworking my sideboard. Yes, I know sideboards are completely meta-dependent. Currently....

2x Counterflux

1x Path to Exile(3 in the mainboard)

2x Mark of Asylum

2x Kataki, War's Wage

2x Qasali Pridemage

3x Ancient Grudge

2x Swan Song

1x Ajani Vengeant

I'm looking to add 2x Lingering Souls for the abzan match. Since Storm is falling in the meta, would my swap be alright for the 2x Counterflux?

Caligula on Half Life.

2 days ago

I do like Raging Ravine much better than the Lavaclaw Reaches for sure and shit yeah Ancient Grudge looks like it'd do work against affinity.

scrotality on Half Life.

2 days ago

and yea i love Rakdos Charm - hilarious against twin. somewhat useful against affinity, and damn funny vs dredge, lol. i recently found Ancient Grudge, and holy shit that card vs affinity? hilarious!

iLikeDirt on Sideboard cards against 8 rack ...

5 days ago

Smiter and Liege are decent cards in the side right now with Junk running around, so thats a place to start. Qasali Pridemage and Ancient Grudge work wonders too.

Color(s) Red
Cost 1R
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 12.86
Avg. cube pick 13.93


Format Legality
Heirloom Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Innistrad Common
Time Spiral Common
Promo Set Common

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