Ancient Tomb

Ancient Tomb


: Gain . Ancient Tomb deals 2 damage to you.

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Zendikar Expeditions (EXP) Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Realms (V12) Mythic Rare
Tempest (TMP) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Ancient Tomb occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 1.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.17%

Blue: 0.47%

White: 0.49%

Black: 0.38%

Green: 0.27%

Red: 0.38%

UR (Izzet): 0.59%

Golgari: 0.29%

Rakdos: 0.27%

GU (Simic): 0.48%

WUB (Esper): 0.79%

UBR (Grixis): 0.67%

Ancient Tomb Discussion

TDemers on The Ur-Companion

19 hours ago

First round of playtesting completed. Very happy with the deck's performance.


Ancient Tomb, Mana Vault


Forest, Return of the Wildspeaker

DemMeowsephs on 12_dwarfs

3 days ago

Oooh, good choice! I have some ideas of what you could do for her, however, I'll start off with the lands and mana base. Some of the suggestions are expensive, so if they are not within your budget I would consider using something else in the meantime, and then getting them later when you can.


Artatras on The Many-Faced God - [Primer]

1 week ago

Providing budget alternatives is not that simple because the deck is balanced as is and changing any single card would alter its equilibrium. I will try my best, but do keep in mind that with the following changes you will need to play the deck a lot slower than before. Without free counterspells you will need to wait for when you can leave mana open, and so on and so forth. Hopefully, the fact that all the decks in the tournament follow the same budget restrictions can make up for this. Here are my budget changes:

Mana Crypt and Mox Amber: any two-mana rock, like Arcane Signet and Mind Stone.

Force of Will and Fierce Guardianship: a copy of Foil and Dispel. Depending on your specific meta, you could consider Mental Misstep.

Mana Drain: any two-mana counterspell. My choice would be Countersquall.

Ancient Tomb: a basic Island.

Cyclonic Rift: Echoing Truth. This can bounce a single permanent or an army of tokens, which seems particularly useful in your case.

Damnation and Toxic Deluge: your choice of Languish, Whelming Wave, Evacuation or AEtherize.

Dark Confidant: I once used Disciple of Deceit, which was suboptimal. Alternatively, Looter il-Kor or any draw spell.

Intuition, Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor: Diabolic Tutor, Forbidden Alchemy and Beseech the Queen are okayish.

Training Grounds: Heartstone is the closest comparison, but do keep in mind it works for your opponents as well.

These are all direct substitutions. I took the cards you mentioned and replaced them with their budget counterparts. If you think some of them aren't good enough (and in most cases they are not), then you can consider including something completely different instead. I'm thinking about cards like Propaganda, Torpor Orb, more removal, more card draw, more ramp. You have the privilege of knowing the decks you will be facing, so you can tweak the deck according to your matchups.

If you want to be prepared against a token deck, try shaving some single target removals or counterspells for a few extra board wipes. Just be extra careful against Meren because they tend to play a lot of Fleshbag Marauder-like effects, which is something this deck really struggles with. Make use of your haste enablers to kill your opponent during the very first turn you play Lazav, before he or she has the opportunity to play those cards.

I wish you good luck for your tournament, and let me know about your results!

DemMeowsephs on Tyrannosaurus Flex (Gishath)

2 weeks ago

Amazing deck, and an amazing poem. I love it!

DemMeowsephs on Tyrannosaurus Flex (Gishath)

2 weeks ago

Amazing deck, and an amazing poem. I love it!

DemMeowsephs on Tyrannosaurus Flex (Gishath)

2 weeks ago

Amazing deck, and an amazing poem. I love it!

DemMeowsephs on Tyrannosaurus Flex (Gishath)

2 weeks ago

Amazing deck, and an amazing poem. I love it!

jaymc1130 on Emry Forgeworks [cEDH Primer]

2 weeks ago


For the most part, the combos in Emry Forgeworks are it's engines that generate infinite mana/card draw. The basic functions and components are discussed because they are simple and will see use in a lot of games. I don't think it's all that worthwhile to get into some of the more niche combo set ups that will rarely happen for a couple of reasons: first, half the fun of playing Emry Forgeworks is solving the puzzle of how to assemble a game winning engine combo with the tools a pilot currently has access to, and second, the crazy narrow combos won't be relevant in 95% of games because they often require very specific circumstances to function. I suppose the looping kills could also be considered combos of a sort, and that's why they got descriptions too.

As for a budget build, I can't make specific recommendations without a list to parse over. However, I can make some general recommendations about cards that have some merit in competitive settings that don't break the bank. There are a lot of low cost artifacts out there with sacrifice abilities that can be useful and these types of cards are wonderful Emry synergy pieces. Your spellbombs, lanterns, eggs and other such pieces are capable replacements for some of the more expensive pieces, particularly the expensive card advantage pieces when replaced with cheap card draw on sacrifice artifacts. Some of the combo engines could be cut entirely for a budget build that doesn't expect to be playing against $10k dollar decks on a regular basis, such as the Mystic Top combo that requires Sensei's Divining Top. The deck will still function fine without it even if it will be slightly less consistent or have more difficulty in certain game scenarios. The expensive interaction pieces like Force of Will and Mana Drain can definitely be replaced with more budget friendly options like Stoic Rebuttal. The expensive mana rocks can easily be substituted for with options like Everflowing Chalice or Jeweled Amulet. None of the fetch lands are a requirement for a budget build, and the same goes for some of the luxury lands like Gemstone Caverns and Ancient Tomb. Replacing these cards with some good old Islands is perfectly fine. Just with these types of budget replacements you could easily bring the deck's cost down under $500.

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