Carnage Altar

Carnage Altar

Artifact

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Zendikar (ZEN) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Carnage Altar Discussion

king-saproling on Yasova the Creature Thief

1 month ago

Very nice for a first deck and especially given the tight budget! You might like Nephalia Smuggler and Synod Sanctum since they let you keep the creatures you steal. Also if you find you need more sac outlets, Shivan Harvest , Carnage Altar , and Evolutionary Leap are decent.

bushido_man96 on trying to build EDH meren ...

2 months ago

Blood Pet and Blood Vassal as mana dorks, alongside the standard dorks, because they can sac themselves. Evolutionary Leap , Carnage Altar , Spawning Pit , Phyrexian Ghoul , and Nantuko Husk are budget sac outlets.

This is a start. More to come...

bushido_man96 on Muldrotha, the Mirrortide

2 months ago

Cards like Notion Rain , Jarad's Orders , and Final Parting are great with Muldrotha, putting select cards in your hand and bin. Merciless Executioner and Fleshbag Marauder are solid removal options that don't bend your mana curve too bad. Carnage Altar is another card draw/sac outlet.

bushido_man96 on This deck has a 100% chance of stealing your girl

2 months ago

I like your creative approach here. I really think you should consider running some of the protective equipment to take care of your commander. Swiftfoot Boots , Mask of Avacyn , and with blue in the deck, you could also run Neurok Stealthsuit , all of which are pretty good budget option.

I think you should also consider running some sac outlets, that way if you see something nicer you want to steal with Rubinia, you don't have to give the other creature back. Criminally underplayed sac outlets like Fanatical Devotion and Martyr's Cause would also double up as protection cards. Carnage Altar is pretty non-threatening and provides card draw, and Spawning Pit is nice in that it doesn't instantly scream "COMBO ENGINE" when it hits the board.

Some flicker effects might also let you make the most out of ETB effects from creatures that steal stuff. Flickering Altered Ego every turn could get terribly annoying. If you could afford a Gilded Drake , it get's really annoying. But, you aren't running a critical mass of creatures here, so that may not be worth considering.

Again, love the idea here. +1.

DaddyO on Dancing in the moon light

4 months ago

Cool build! Just want to mention Vampiric Rites as a basically strictly better Carnage Altar if you have the

BMHKain on Time to Sever the Chain; ...

6 months 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

7 months 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!

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