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
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Carnage Altar Discussion

Polyflower on Fantastic Mr. Fox | Zirda, the Dawnwaker EDH

1 month ago

Prismite and Signpost Scarecrow work the same as Gemstone Array accept they're creatures. Carnage Altar could be a good draw engine by sacking tokens. Really nice list, hoping to build something similar!

Arktaurous on Edgar Markov Vampires

2 months ago

Skullclamp in your main board gets really useless once your vamps start getting counters. I would think about swaping it out for something you could get card draw from even after your creatures get a little tougher. Carnage Altar doesn't tap but only gets you one for three instead of two for one. Slate of Ancestry could get you quite a few cards. Just something to think about.

Arktaurous on Edgar Markov Vampires

2 months ago

Great deck!

I would swap Vampire Cutthroat with Vampire of the Dire Moon because deathtouch is handier than skulk.

I would get Dark Impostor in there. You could swap out Stromkirk Condemned,Vampire Hexmage, or Vampire Nocturnus. More than half your deck isn't black cards so Vampire Nocturnus might not be as handy not to mention showing your opponent your next draw is not usually advantageous.

Purphoros, God of the Forge is kinda expensive for a chance at extra damage. Consider Brutal Hordechief; relative same cost but more bang for your buck. Along with Sanctum Seeker and say Foul-Tongue Shriek you could be doing a ton of damage.

I would swap Basalt Monolith out for Ashnod's Altar. A lot more mana production, a lot more synergy with other cards in the deck, less expensive, more utility est.

I think you really need some card draw in there but I'm not sure how to make those changes. You could use cards like Oathsworn Vampire as a way to sacrifice a creature for cards like Altar's Reap, Carnage Altar,Costly Plunder, Dredge, Merciless Resolve, Morbid Curiosity, Phyrexian Vault, Reprocess, Skulltap, or Vampiric Rites.

Idol of Oblivion could get you some extra card draw with all of Edgar's token generation.

Cliffhaven Vampire, Defiant Bloodlord, and Epicure of Blood are all worthy of consideration.

Drana's Emissary is also nice to have early game.

Funkydiscogod on Mrs. Steal Yo Guy

2 months ago

You could probably use some card draw, like Culling Dais, Carnage Altar, Phyrexian Vault or Trading Post.

Or maybe some damage like Barrage of Expendables, Fiery Bombardment, Jinxed Idol, Keldon Necropolis or Blood Rites.

king-saproling on $30 Yasova the Creature Thief

4 months 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 ...

5 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

5 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

6 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.

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