Anvil of Bogardan


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage 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
Visions (VIS) Rare

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Anvil of Bogardan


Players have no maximum hand size.

At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player draws an additional card, then discards a card.

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Anvil of Bogardan Discussion

Azdranax on Nekusar's Wheels of Death

2 days ago

Looks like you are well on your way to a really solid deck. That said, may I suggest some quick and sneaky additions as well. You should try to find space for Bloodchief Ascension, Mindcrank and Duskmantle Guildmage - excellent synergy with the Nekusar build, but not necessarily obvious to players not familiar with the combos they create. Because the CMCs of these are very fast, with no tapping required, you create yet another opportunity to kill your opponent with either damage or discard as the trigger, both of which are already plentiful in the deck. To that end, Anvil of Bogardan can be sneaky in replacing a Howling Mine, as it will trigger an infinite loop kill on it's own with the Mindcrank and either one of the other two activated cards.

Azdranax on The Wheels on the Bus

2 days ago

You need to find space for Bloodchief Ascension, Mindcrank and Duskmantle Guildmage - excellent synergy with this design but not necessarily obvious to players not familiar with the combos, and obviously the CMCs of these are very fast, with no tapping required. Anvil of Bogardan can be sneaky as well.

rdeller on Grinding Lilly

1 week ago

Saw the reddit thread, but since I don't actually have a reddit account I figured I'd comment here since Liliana is one of my favorite commanders. Cards you're not running that I'd highly recommend are Soldevi Adnate, Anvil of Bogardan, & Ill-Gotten Gains.

As for cuts I would try to pick on a strategy and streamline it. I'd start with lower impact cards like Sangromancer which does nothing but gain life which you don't really care about, or Liliana's Reaver which is overall pretty mediocre. You can either go the route of cutting the "goodstuff" cards like Phyrexian Obliterator or Sorin Markov, or you can cut down on either the discard, reanimation, or zombie themes. I personally play Liliana with a focus on the discard aspect, a secondary focus on Reanimation, & 0 focus on zombies.

Blo on Draw for the Razer

1 week ago

If combos float your boat: Mind Over Matter + Temple Bell and a random eldrazi in your deck wins on the spot, with or without your general out.
I also think both are fine additions to your deck on their own. You should probably also include Azami, Lady of Scrolls for the same combo with your general out.

Anvil of Bogardan is a cool card.
Barbed Shocker helps your gameplan I think, but might not always get through.
I think you should play Blue Sun's Zenith. It can get you back into the game in a pinch and cause an opponent to be bealt the last damage needed.

Not sure what Glistening Oil here does, but it's a pet card of mine so thanks for that :DDeck looks fun to pilot!

RingoDingo92 on Daretti: One Scrappy Chap

2 weeks ago

Gosse, thanks for the like and comment! I think Anvil of Bogardan is worthwhile for the synergy and card advantage it provides, but I understand the ambivalence surrounding it. I've never disliked having it, I've never experienced someone wanting to blow it up to screw me over, and I've always been able to juice a decent amount of use out of it before I decide it's time to scrap it. I personally wouldn't mind if someone decided to blow it up on me anyway; go ahead and waste your targeted destruction to feel like an asshat for drawing one more card than me! So that's my take on it. It's cheap, it provides repeated value, and it's a beautifully passive sac target for something more lethal. I would agree that more opponents = Anvil looking less glamorous. But whatever, if I feel a particular match is bad for it, there's always ways to chuck it to the graveyard and forget about it with Daretti.

Gosse on Daretti: One Scrappy Chap

2 weeks ago

RingoDingo92, Love the list bud looking sharp. Its the closest thing to mine I have found currently active. Your Ping/Burn win cons are interesting and probably worth putting through some play testing of my own xD. How do you find Anvil of Bogardan? i feel like Vs. 3 opponents there would be too much value against us as our commander tends to be an equally good hate engine as he is a dig engine.

goblinguiderevealpls on Nekusar's Wheel in the Sky

3 weeks ago

hey, I have a competitive nekusar primerand ive been playing him since printing so nearly 5 years now,

obviously my list is budgetless but it might help you get some budget ideas, some i dont see would be:

Memory Jar and Notion Thief are some of his best cards.

memory jar can easily be copied to exile the first jars hand of cards, all while discarding them to the wheel engines you're also missing, Dream Halls and Mind Over Matter its also a cheap, easily casted wheel

notion thief may negate the draw damage, but after a single wheel youve drawn more cards than a consecrated sphinx and can damnation into wheeling out

you also run a bit too many creatures for the amount of board wipes you run, and the upkeep ones are rather slow and easily dealt with

you also need a lot more draw engines as backup in case you cant wheel to loot more cards

Teferi's Puzzle Box may seem bad, but with Notion Thief it forces your opponent to bottomdeck their hand and draw 0-1 cards while you draw the rest

Necropotence no reason you shouldn't run this if you have Anvil of Bogardan, it negates the downside and allows you to draw enough cards to win as soon as turn 4 if you cast anvil turn 2 and potence 3 exiling 1-39 cards

other backup draw engines (self only, howling mine just gives opponents card advantage.) besides potence i dont see are Mystic Remora, Phyrexian Arena, Geth's Grimoire, Dark Tutelage, and, more importantly the game-winning combo wheel engines, Dream Halls and Mind Over Matter

also Memory is a great new wheel with a counterspell/bounce to boot!

overall id suggest running much less creatures and cut the walkers, as the planeswalkers are very low impact and you have very few ways to block them getting stomped, ive even ran megajace and dack and found them less than useful, i only run Tezzeret the Seeker for the artifact ramp/tutor, but he isn't budget friendly of course :(

I would add even more creature hate such as Evacuation, Rakdos Charm,Deadly Tempest, Incite Rebellion, AEtherize, Cryptic Command

anyways, +1 for playing the best damn commander there is

check out my primer and see if you get any ideas from the budget cards or combo descriptions! if it helps feel free to "like" it, and hope my suggestions were of help

4 life

may your wheel be done

Matt_The_OGRE on Any Suggestions for Mardu Draw ...

1 month ago

Alms Collector plus Anvil of Bogardan doesn't work. Your opponent draws a card for turn, then anvil triggers to draw a card and discard a card. This results in 2 separate instances of drawing 1 card.

Although, Alms Collector plus Font of Mythos would work. Also, any wheel effect (Wheel of Fortune, Dark Deal) would be sick with the collector.

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