Carnage Altar


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 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Zendikar (ZEN) Uncommon

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Carnage Altar


{{3}}, Sacrifice a creature: Draw a card.

Carnage Altar Discussion

BMHKain on Time to Sever the Chain; ...

1 day ago

@Caerwyn: Already found 11 ideas to put in. Each w/ their own purpose of sacking. I suppose the fact I can't find something to Draw a card Via Saccing a Sap means I guess Utopia Mycon should be cut as mana regardless? What would be good here?:

Idol of Oblivion ?

Trading Post ?

Carnage Altar ?

Or is Fungal Plots fine?

Only after this will I feel ready to end this debate of Naya...

Tory on Omnath, Landdawn

1 month ago

Nice, thank you. I personally am afraid of dump cards because I fear to run out of Basic Lands and then I litteraly have no chance. Also, Boundless Realms and Traverse the Outlands are expensive.

Goblin Bombardment could be a great alternative to Carnage Altar since I already have a ton of carddraw. But I usually "sacrifice" my creatures by attacking person A. As soon as I can (usually next turn, I am not in a hurry) I just attack. If it is being jumpblocked? One creature less. If it is being blocked to death? Bolt. If it goes through? 5 damage. It works, but it can be more efficient. However, I don't want the deck to be too powerful.

Maybe I can swap Obliterate for Chain Reaction since X=5 is enough. That might be a good idea.

Anyways, thanks for the tips!

[email protected]_only on Brion Stoutarm

1 month ago

looking through other brion decks, have a couple of suggestions:

Phyrexian Processor - costs life once, makes large tokens to flink & gain life back.

Mimic Vat - token generator that can exile an opponent's (or your) enter play effect, then sling it with brion

Harness by Force - steal multiple creatures, can dial in as many as you need

Goblin Bombardment - backup sack outlet with no mana cost

Malevolent Whispers , Traitorous Instinct , and Unwilling Recruit - other stealers, these ones gives bonus power

Word of Seizing - because split-second is stupid-good against control

Cradle of Vitality - gain life equal to power? better amp up the next thing to chuck...

Orim's Thunder - a boros staple, disenchant + burn in one card is a good value

overall, I'd probably toss the Fling and Thud over permanents that can sac for less, or get something else out of it (like Carnage Altar )

sub780lime on Zirilan Dragon, Dragon, Dragon, Death Deck

3 months ago

Thanks, Xander. I'd usually feel the same away about Carnage Altar , but the deck requires methods of preventing creatures from heading to exile from Zirilan of the Claw . It's possible U have enough methods in the deck, but I'm not convinced. the removal I will have to give some thought.

xander11 on Zirilan Dragon, Dragon, Dragon, Death Deck

3 months ago

I definitely agree that you need more Mana rocks and I would suggest you take out Carnage Altar right away, that card costs way too much to use effectively. I don't know if you need as much removal as you have, balefire Drake alone is fairly great at trying keeping your opponent's board close to if not totally empty

Cloudchaser.Kestrel on The 8th Plague by Vas

4 months ago

Awesome take on this deck!

I see that the Locus god is fairly new at the head of this deck, but looking at what you have here I find myself wanting to take more advantage of his specific abilities.

Have you considered Drowned Rusalka , Carnage Altar or other effects of that sort? You can turn the tokens into mana - why not cards? And the Rusalka goes infinite with Alhammarret's Archive and Phyrexian Altar

The deck seems super blue heavy, and I think lacks some of the power red could offer. I especially note the lack of Past in Flames

Was the previous general Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius ? Where is he?

triproberts12 on Despicable Me: Rakdos and his Minions

6 months ago

If you're going to build a deck as cheap as $30, you're probably going to have to lean on a theme to make it functional. That can be supplemented with the fact that even mediocre demons and devils are good at not being coin-flipped away, but stuff like Dance with Devils wasn't even playable in Limited.

I see some reanimator stuff going on, so if you go that route, Torrent of Souls , Zombify , and Profane Command are all solid budget options. You'll want some graveyard stocking power to go with it. Mindwrack Demon , Extractor Demon , Archfiend of Ifnir , pull double duty. Cathartic Reunion , Dark Deal , Faithless Looting , Hazoret's Monument , Khorvath's Fury , Collective Defiance , Shattered Perception , and Tormenting Voice all fit the bill.

Also, Flayer of the Hatebound could power a nice subtheme with your reanimation, and you can stock up on cheap Undying creatures like Demonlord of Ashmouth , Hound of Griselbrand , and Pyreheart Wolf to lower your budget and synergize with Rakdos. Charmbreaker Devils could also be a house once you stock the yard.

Also, maybe improve general card quality by splurging on Bloodgift Demon and Demon of Wailing Agonies ? Demon's Horn , Carnage Altar , Rakdos Riteknife , Devils' Playground , Dance with Devils , Consume the Meek , and Rite of Belzenlok , Archdemon of Greed , Temple of the False God , Tomb of Urami , and Kindly Stranger  Flip are all pretty bad. Akoum Refuge and Bloodfell Caves seem like easy adds, as well.

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