Anowon, the Ruin Sage


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 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

Baron_Sengir_1947 on Racist Vampires

2 weeks ago

If you aren't using this deck for competitive stuff, use Anowon, the Ruin Sage and Coat of Arms, and replace Metallic Mimic with Adaptive Automaton, sadly they aren't legal in standard (but Time Vault and Platinum Angel are???)

Snow13oard on Vampires

2 weeks ago

Also als Land wrde ich durch nen Swamp noch Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth nehmen, falls du das Land hast.

Stromkirk Captain fehlt wrde ich sagen und eventuell Anowon, the Ruin Sage falls der nicht zu langsam ist.

Und Door of Destinies wrde ich bei nem Tribe auch immer noch mit rein nehmen.

Konglicker on SAC FO DAYZ. Looking for ...

2 weeks ago

I'm having a hard time choosing between Shattergang Brothers, Anowon, the Ruin Sage and Prossh, Skyraider of Kher. Ghave, Guru of Spores seems sick too...

MagicalHacker on SAC FO DAYZ. Looking for ...

3 weeks ago

Points 1, 2, and 4 can be done with just about any deck you want (see the lists on my profile for examples, and yes it can be done on a budget), so I would focus on getting a commander that satisfies the itch of your second point, of which I recommend Anowon, the Ruin Sage. If you are wanting to get value from Dictate of Erebos, Grave Pact, and Butcher of Malakir, then you should probably go vampire tribal. Play at least 10 cards from each of MagicalHacker - List of All Ramp Cards, MagicalHacker - List of All Draw Cards (Steady), and MagicalHacker - List of All Recursion Cards (choosing budget options, of course since you only have 70 dollars remaining from your 100 dollar budget), and you should be good.

That's the fastest, most consistent way to do what you want. If it's still not fast enough for your taste, I would say the problem is the budget, not the choice of commander or deck strategy.

TheFateless on Cleanse the Bloodlines

3 weeks ago

Thank you guys again for the feedback Josh_Estrella,Last_Laugh,Lil_Kalki and Frank_Glascock! I didn't know Panharmonicon worked like that, I was told otherwise by some people at my card shop so I guess that'll be an easy cut. Going with what you said guys have said so far and to respond to Frank_Glascock-

  1. Cools, I'll get a Necropotence. I had Herald’s Horn as a maybe because I didn't know if it'd be better than Urza's Incubator but I see what you mean with the card draw, so I'll get one of those and make that swap. I have a Dark Prophecy at home, so I can get that sent to me with my other cards. Athreos, God of Passage is a cool card, I didn't know about that. I want to try him out sometime. What should I cut to put my Skullclamp back in? I did want to keep it, but I wasn't too sure on what to take out.

  2. I need a Shared Animosity. Purphoros, God of the Forge is like a really cool upgraded version of Impact Tremors that I didn't know about, I'll have to get him too. I wanted to try to use Impact Tremors somehow, but Purphoros, God of the Forge is way better. Also, I wasn't too much of a fan of Bloodlord of Vaasgoth either, so I could cut him for something. I wasn't sure about Anowon, the Ruin Sage. Should I have a Sorin, Solemn Visitor in place of one of the other two I am currently using? Also, I thought that Stensia Masquerade would be a better alternative to Rakish Heir. Same mana cost but it's an enchantment instead of a creature, and it can give first strike. I could be wrong though, I know we need to be having a lot of vampires. What do you think about the low cost vampires I have so far? Lil_Kalki mentioned cutting Stromkirk Noble, and you said something about Vicious Conquistador. I was going to put Pulse Tracker in but I saw Vicious Conquistador was essentially the same but it's a 1/2 instead. Maybe my Sanctum Seeker is already doing the same job but a bit better...

  3. Should I exchange the two tutors I have for the ones you mentioned, or find a way to squeeze in two more?

  4. I could see Boros Charm being good, I'll try to get one as well. You'll have to let us know how Dark Prophecy goes, I have one back in the states I can have sent to me.

  5. Ok so far this is what I'm at so far...

ADD- Necropotence,Shared Animosity,Skullclamp,Purphoros, God of the Forge. As I asked before, add Enlightened Tutor and Diabolic Intent? or swap them? Also add Reconnaissance.

CUT- Panharmonicon for sure, Anowon, the Ruin Sage?,Vicious Conquistador?, maybe Stromkirk Noble or Viscera Seer

SWAP- One of my Sorins for Sorin, Solemn Visitor?, Urza's Incubator for Herald’s Horn. and then find a way for a Boros Charm to go in.

Frank_Glascock on Cleanse the Bloodlines

3 weeks ago

TheFateless, thanks for the opportunity to further discuss Markov. I learned most of what I shared on the other Markov threads from much smarter Magic players. Last_Laugh and Josh_Estrella are the first two that come to mind.

I believe this rules interpretation for Panharmonicon is correct:

"The text of Panharmonicon is the following:

If an artifact or creature entering the battlefield causes a triggered ability of a permanent you control to trigger, that ability triggers an additional time.

Panharmonicon will not trigger for eminence from the command zone, as it isn't the triggered ability of a permanent you control."

If this is correct, Edgar Markov would need to be in the field for Panharmonicon to net the additional vampire token.

  1. This deck is going to get board wiped. You need draw. Necropotence is an autoinclude. I would switch Urza's Incubator for Herald’s Horn. I am playing Greed, Dark Prophecy, Athreos, God of Passage, and Skullclamp.

  2. I flood the board with a lot of low cost vampires and attempt to win with Mirror Entity, Edgar Markov, Shared Animosity, Coat of Arms, Purphoros, God of the Forge and to some extent Eldrazi Monument. Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Rakish Heir and Vampire Nocturnus (testing) are a few other cards that buff the 15 one and two drop vampires I am playing. It seems you are right on the edge with ten creatures that cost one or two mana. Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Butcher of Malakir, and Bloodlord of Vaasgoth are some potential cuts if you go further with the low mana cost vampires. You are playing Vicious Conquistador which is a functional reprint of Pulse Tracker.

  3. Enlightened Tutor and Diabolic Intent are good tutors you are not playing.

  4. I play as many board wipe protection cards as I can. Boros Charm has been good. Dark Prophecy, Eldrazi Monument and Scapegoat are a few I am testing.

  5. Necropotence, Shared Animosity, Skullclamp, Enlightened Tutor, Diabolic Intent, and Purphoros, God of the Forge are automatic inclusions.

filthyc4sual on The Markov Horde

4 weeks ago

I like New Blood a lot, and Anowon, the Ruin Sage is very good. I don't think Bontu's Monument is that good in Mardu decks.

bushido_man96 on The Markov Horde

4 weeks ago

If you are concerned about smoothing out your mana base, cards like City of Brass and Reflecting Pool might be helpful.

I'm not so sure about Bontu's Monument. If you were running in mono black, I'd say for sure. But with three colors, how much does it help? Urza's Incubator would be much better, but is more costly. Herald’s Horn would be better, too, and isn't as costly as the Incubator, and helps you cast all your creatures, not just the black ones.

I think Anowon, the Ruin Sage would be a good card for you to run, as edict effects are almost always helpful. How much work does Duskborne Skymarcher do for you? To me, he just doesn't seem worth it, and Anowon would be a much higher value creature.

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