Ashnod's Altar


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Rare
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Uncommon
Fifth Edition (5ED) Uncommon
Chronicles (CHR) Common
Antiquities (ATQ) Uncommon

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Ashnod's Altar


Sacrifice a creature: Add to your mana pool.

Ashnod's Altar Discussion

Last_Laugh on Marchesa Mind Control

5 hours ago

I feel like you're about 9-10 creatures short, much too reliant on theft, your avg. cmc is about .7 too high, and you kinda forced all those curses into the deck even though they don't synergize at all.

Now the challenge is matching your budget so I gotta ask first... what price for a card is acceptable to you? $5 and under? $3 and under?

I've ran Marchesa for about 4 years now but my deck is far from budget friendly. Granted I've ran her long enough I can point out cards for days at most prices including a cheap ($) infinite combo where all the pieces are great on their own.

Flayer of the Hatebound + Ashnod's Altar + Sage of Fables = infinite card draw and damage.

Sac Flayer to Altar and float the , Flayer immediately reenters and hits someone for 5, and then use the floating with Sage to remove Flayer's counter and draw a card. Rinse and repeat until all opponents are certifiably dead.

EDIT didn't realize Ashnod's had climbed to almost $9...

bradtheimpaler13 on Dementia's Darkest Hour

6 hours ago

My kind of deck exactly!! maybe Grave Titan with the deathmantle and Ashnod's Altar thats infinite zombies, if you happen to have Konrad or Ayara out as well that's G.G.

Deadpoo111 on This deck has a 100% chance of stealing your girl

9 hours ago

Very interesting concept! I love the idea of group hug theft! Have you thought of including sacrifice outlets like Ashnod's Altar or Altar of Dementia ? Seems like it could be a new win condition in case someone tries to gain control of their permanents or remove Rubinia? +1 for creativity!

Last_Laugh on Affinity for EDH - Marchesa the Black Rose

9 hours ago

Spark Double copying Marchesa for double Dethrone, the 2 Marchesas protect each other, and the copy enters with a counter immediately protecting itself.

Diabolic Intent is arguably better than Demonic Tutor here... run both.

Metallic Mimic fits your theme and you can either immediately protect Marchesa or abuse ETB/Death triggers every turn instead of once per round.

I'd also suggest Flayer of the Hatebound , Sage of Fables , and Ashnod's Altar for a great infinite damage/draw option (see paragraph below) and to give damage outside of combat. All these cards are good on their own in Marchesa. Sage immediately protects Marchesa (or abuse wizard etb/death like Vindictive Lich ), Altar is a free sac outlet that lets you dodge exile, tuck, etc. boardwipes, and Flayer with a free sac outlet is 36 damage (5+4 every turn) per round in a 4 player game.

Sac Flayer to Altar, float the from Altar, Flayer re-enters from undying and hits someone for 5, and then use the floating to remove Flayers counter and draw a card with Sage. Rinse and repeat until all opponents are certifiably dead.

multimedia on Marchesa Reanimator

2 days ago

Hey, Sage of Fables combos with persist and undying creatures. She cancels out the -1/-1 counter of persist with a +1/+1 counter for Glen Elendra Archmage or Puppeteer Clique to loop it with a sac outlet. She can remove the +1/+1 counter from an undying creature to loop it with Ashnod's Altar . Sage is also good with Marchesa because she's a Wizard.

LilianaSavedJesus on Kitty Catbot

2 days ago

There is no need to run Evolving Wilds in a monocolored deck, it will only slow you down.

i have a few suggestions for equipment: Bloodforged Battle-Axe once you start hitting with it will copy itself, so you'll 2 then 4 then 8, this this will add up to a lot of commander damage fast and you will get a lot of cat tokens.

Whispersilk Cloak will protect your commander and make it unblockable

if you want to go the voltron way Mace of the Valiant could get a lot of counters from your commanders ability and hit with a lot of damage, but maybe it is too slow.

Fireshrieker will double the damage, from your commander.

if you want to make a lot of cats play White Sun's Zenith , that can get big with Coat of Arms or Cathars' Crusade if you have a lot of cat tokens on the board before you cast White Sun's Zenith you can sac them to Ashnod's Altar to double your cats.

Reconnaissance gives your creatures "pseudo vigilance", and allows you to remove them from combat if your opponent have some combat tricks you didn't knew about.

Sigarda's Aid lets you flash out equipments.

Puresteel Paladin and Sram, Senior Edificer are good in most equipment decks and they draw you cards which can be diffecult in white.

then there are all the "sword of..." which are good but expensive.

Xaphize on anujoe765

3 days ago

ok listen. forget every deck i ever suggested. Done? now, just sit back, watch, and be overwhelmed, and an urge to check the price. Rayami. First of the Fallen

- Questing Beast - Banehound - Black Knight - Gurmag Swiftwing - Hovermyr - Kefnet the Mindful - Phyrexian Crusader - Ramunap Hydra - Stonecoil Serpent - Vampire of the Dire Moon - Prime Speaker Vannifar - Priest of Forgotten Gods - Ashnod's Altar

the best part? Its ALL budget!! (except questing beast)

CrimsonChaos on Korvold, the hangry kang

3 days ago

Another fantastic combo to take advantage of Korvold's abilities is by adding in Animation Module in conjunction with Korvold and Ashnod's Altar . Just have an extra thing to sac, and as soon as you slap that +1/+1 counter on Korvold you can pay one generic mana to get a servo, which you can then sac with the altar and repeat the process. Boom, you can now get a ton of mana, card draw, and buff counters on your commander as long as you're careful not to draw yourself out. You can even add in an Elixir of Immortality to help perpetuate things, if you'd like.

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Ashnod's Altar occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.17%

Black: 0.65%

Red: 0.37%

White: 0.26%

Golgari: 0.6%

Rakdos: 0.4%

WB (Orzhov): 1.18%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): 2.7%

UBR (Grixis): 0.49%