Ashnod's Altar

Ashnod's Altar

Artifact

Sacrifice a creature: Add to your mana pool.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
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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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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%

Ashnod's Altar Discussion

SueMe on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

6 hours ago

Did I say Ashnod's Altar? I meant Altar of Dementia. Anyways...

That's cool! I've dipped my toes in the Inspired mechanic a little bit with King Macar, the Gold-Cursed, but I never checked Scryfall for all the potential Inspiring creatures. I think Pain Seer is definitely worth a try. Budget Bob is nothing to scoff at. It's cheap, it's a creature and it draws. That's what this deck needs.

Thanks man! Now, that you mention it, I'll put Dark Confidant in the Maybeboard for anyone who has the cash. Awesome stuff!

12_dwarfs on Tayam Aristocrats Combo

2 days ago

Wow man...this is a,stupid cool deck, I love the combos, I see you have blood artist, here's a,good combo I think would work Blood Artist + Ashnod's Altar + Bog Initiate + Relentless Dead

king-saproling on The Will of Fire

3 days ago

Also heads up, your mana combos involving Grinning Ignus don't make infinite, they just allow you to filter red into colorless. If you had a Prismite or something similar out, then you could do it infinitely (except your Molten Echoes example would require even more setup to work, e.g. Prismite + Ashnod's Altar).

There's always Mana Echoes for easy big mana. Could pour it into a Goblin Offensive, Gemstone Array, Spawning Bed, etc

SueMe on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

5 days ago

Yo v1ns4n1ty!

Yeah this deck definitely has got some punch. I considered taking the Phyrexian Altar out for a couple of games, because things were getting a little out of hand with my playgroup. I figured I'd try just going for the Pitiless Plunderer and the Ashnod's Altar instead, but then the whole pandemic thing started, so....

The discard outlets are definitely underrated for Hogaak, so I'm glad you found that part useful!

Interesting. Thought Gorger is another one of those cards I've never seen before. It can be risky if you often find yourself having something you really want to keep in your hand, but I suppose that there will be situations when it'll be powerful. The idea is interesting, but it really needs a sacrifice outlet to work. And if I already have the Greater Good out, then I'll be already winning by drawing a lot of cards.

It might be an interesting piece of tech in my Marchesa, the Black Rose deck, which has a lot of sac-outlets. I can imagine just cycling away a whole bunch of hands each turn cycle....

Thanks for stopping by, and giving me some ideas! I really do appreciate.

VorelNailo on Baevictis & Friends

6 days ago

This deck is great! I have been refining a Korvold, Fae-Cursed King land and creature sac deck, and this has given me some ideas.

For land recursion, I recommend Splendid Reclamation. With Ayula's Influence and Ashnod's Altar, I had 38 mana turn 7. It can really turn things around. For sacrificing lands, I like God-Eternal Bontu. It gives quite a bit of card advantage, and having a Korvold or Gitrog will double that.

Link to my deck: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/korvold-hungry-1/

Rhadamanthus on Can i respond to a ...

1 week ago

No, you can't respond to Ashnod's Altar's ability because it's a mana ability. Mana abilities don't use the stack and resolve immediately. Whoever had priority to take an action when a mana ability was first activated/triggered has priority again after it resolves, and no one can make any responses.

Tylord2894 on Can I loop Ashnod's Altar ...

1 week ago

Yes, that works. The Stinkweed Imp will die as part of the cost for Ashnod's Altar and goes to the graveyard. This triggers Grim Haruspex. Once the trigger resolves, you may Dredge provided the Imp hasn't been removed from your graveyard.

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