Anowon, the Ruin Sage

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Worldwake (WWK) Rare

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Anowon, the Ruin Sage

Legendary Creature — Vampire Shaman

At the beginning of your upkeep, each player sacrifices a non-Vampire creature.

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Anowon, the Ruin Sage Discussion

LordBlackblade on Daddy Markov's Vampires

2 weeks ago

borjaambroce - It is most assuredly possible! With that focus in mind, I would cut all of the aristocrats cards you're currently running that wouldn't advance your new plan!

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There are also a fair number of cards in your list that I have personally tried that have under-performed.

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Finally, there are a handful of cards that don't fall into either previous category that I think warrant discussion.

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ZendikariWol on The Shamans of Jund

2 months ago

I know Anowon, the Ruin Sage is good, he just refers to a different tribe and that is a big nope for me, as a vorthos.

While Underrealm Lich is fine, discarding a creature for Fauna Shaman is a lil iffy, in my opinion.

Kindred Charge isn't great. It's fine but like 6 mana for how much damage, effectively? Not enough, at a guess.

Descendants' Path , Wolf-Skull Shaman , are not gonna get you a ton of value in the long run. How many times does it need to trigger to be worth it?

Sangromancer is good but not super good. It's reliant on your opponents and that's always dangerous.

Izoni, Thousand-Eyed doesn't provide much value. Idk if you're forgetting the "nontoken" clause for Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper , but if you are, that, and if not how many creatures do you think are in your graveyard?

Golgari Findbroker is fine.

Gigantomancer is fine.

With so few expensive plays, Urza's Incubator isn't so necessary?

Violent Ultimatum is horrific. Literally Naturalize is better.

ZendikariWol on The Shamans of Jund

2 months ago

Suggested cuts:

Ambuscade Shaman and Primal Forcemage : only works with hasty creatures.

Anowon, the Ruin Sage : slow and introduces a different tribal theme- feels out of place, especially to vorthos weirdos like me. Can't have a vampire card in a shaman deck, man!

Beastcaller Savant , Bloodline Shaman , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , and more or less all of your planeswalkers: dependent on the number of creatures in your deck and even without the cut cards has a <50% chance to draw you a card.

Dragon's Herald and Hellkite Overlord seems like an odd package.

Fauna Shaman and Underrealm Lich : you have no reason to stock your graveyard and very few things that get things back from the graveyard.

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest - also Door of Destinies : so many people put him in aristocrat decks, it confuses me! Do you want your creatures to die or not??

Mindclaw Shaman : for you to get any real value out of him, you need to be casting an instant or sorcery that costs at least 4 mana. Decide depending on your meta whether that's consistently feasible.

Stoneshaker Shaman : how much instant interaction is there in your meta? If the answer is less than ALL OF IT, this card is bad.

Reach of Branches feels like bulk here. This card belongs in an Azusa, Lost but Seeking deck.

amicdeep on Esper Ninja Vampires

5 months ago

i like the idea. the deck dose 2 things really well, drains life and keeps your opponents on the back foot. the other thing i need to be good at but is currently stuggerling with is evasion, as without solid evasion, tempo style control your going to struggle to utilise the ninjas to there best. some suggestions, a mix of vampire lords, general lord effects, some ninja staples
Reveillark Baleful Strix Stormscape Familiar Whispersilk Cloak Thief of Sanity Vampire Cutthroat Twilight Prophet Bident of Thassa Thassa, God of the Sea Patron of the Vein Yahenni, Undying Partisan Anowon, the Ruin Sage Captivating Vampire Blade of the Bloodchief Lazav, the Multifarious Drana, Liberator of Malakir Dictate of Heliod Sanctum Seeker Door of Destinies Whip of Erebos Always Watching Radiant Destiny

and not to forget the vampire planeswalker that makes flying vampires ;)

Sorin, Lord of Innistrad Sorin, Solemn Visitor Sorin, Grim Nemesis

there are of course lots of addinal more fantastic cards that would work well with this theme but these are some of the better budget options

Admiral_swiggins on Olivia, Mobilized for War (new to commander)

6 months ago

I'll check it out! Olivia does seem to have a lot of synergy with graveyard retrieval so I'll probably add more synergy with her ability for sure.

I'm also heavily considering adding the wombo combo of: Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood for the quad kill possibilities. I'll take a closer look at your deck when I get off of work, definitely rethinking decent amounts of my decks structure.

Cards definitely getting thrown in no matter what are: Olivia Voldaren (who thinking about it also makes creatures vampires lol)

Cards possibly going in: Aggravated Assault, Anger, Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Crypt Ghast, Dark Ritual, Diabolic Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief, Nirkana Revenant, Rakdos Charm, Shred Memory, Sol Ring, Squee, Goblin Nabob, Insurrection

captainamerica on

7 months ago

Also, Anowon, the Ruin Sage has a super high CMC. You may want to play one of the Dranas or Yahenni. As a person who plays this deck, I prefer to be a bit more aggressive, as my single color limits my card diversity

AwesomeOctopus on

8 months ago

Voltron decks hate sac effects, to the point that most of them play Tajuru Preserver if you're playing against a lot of Sram, Senior Edificer or Uril The Mist Stalker cards like The Abyss Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Fleshbag Marauder or more prison effects like a Windborn Muse work well. What kind of combos are we talking about for the other players? many degenerate combos rely on graveyard recursion, like breakfast hulk. Rest in Peace and Grafdigger's Cage hose them. storm combos hate tax effects. Damping Sphere was basically printed just to give the middle finger specifically to tron and storm and it makes it nearly impossible for them to go off while it is out.

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Anowon, the Ruin Sage occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

RBW (Mardu): 0.5%