Disowned Ancestor


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Common

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Disowned Ancestor

Creature — Spirit Warrior

Outlast (, : Put a +1/+1 counter on this creature. Outlast only as a sorcery.)

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Disowned Ancestor Discussion

SlushyCard on Ow Ouch My Bones Ow

2 weeks ago

I've had good success with Skinshifter. In the rare events you can't find or a Doran/assault formation are getting removed, a 4/4 trample can still put in work.

Disowned Ancestor is something i've been testing. Mixed success but it's not a bad 1-drop if you feel you want to speed things up a bit.

Thought I've probably stolen more games with Lingering Souls + Tower Defense than should be allowed.

Best of luck, such a fun deck to play albeit sometimes inconsistent. Here is my list that is ever changing: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/backwards-assault/

bewarekraken on Backwards Assault

1 month ago

Disowned Ancestor turn 1 creature that dodges bolt

Shape the Sands strict upgrade to tower defense

Kin-Tree Invocation turn 2, make a creature that helps stabilize your board if you don't have your formation or doran out yet

Howdie91 on Marchesa - What's Dead May Never Die

1 month ago

She's amazing! I like how many different directions you can go with her, and how competitive or casual you can choose to be. I did not realize how hard it is to shut down the sacrifice engine once it got started until I actually played it. The biggest weakness I've seen has been cards like Grafdigger's Cage and Rest in Peace, but she is even resilient to a lot of common board wipes, which is great!

I think you're right about Disowned Ancestor, if the Outlast keyword wasn't a tap ability I'd be more interested in using it, but I do like Mer-Ek Nightblade for the rattlesnake effect.

I originally had Oona's Blackguard in the deck, but thought I would be doing a lot more combat damage than I have been and was afraid it was going to enter the "mass discard" category that I was trying to avoid. From initial play testing though, I usually am only attacking early on to get dethrone triggers before board states get crazy. I will definitely throw it in there and see how it performs.

I really like Sneak Attack coupled with my counter giving sources like the Graft creatures or Unspeakable Symbol. I have just enough in my budget to add it so that's exciting!

I recently put Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in to make sure my Tainted Lands enter untapped, and because my primary color is black. Do you think this is necessary? I could easily see cutting that card to put in another "expensive" but useful card.

Also thanks for the help! :)

MindAblaze on Marchesa - What's Dead May Never Die

1 month ago

Marchesa is just wonderful isnt she? So many useful things you could do.

Oona's Blackguard is sweet. All those free counters youre picking up turn right into whittling away at your opponent. You have a limited number of ways to generate card advantage in this deck so far, so forcing a discard here and there while doing what you want to be doing anyway will help level the playing field.

Also, youre over one card, so Id look at cutting Disowned Ancestor (just doesnt do enough,) and a land. 38 should be lots. That will make room for the Blackguard.

AwesomeName on Doran's Army

2 months ago

You should definitely be running Assault Formation, as it gives you the Doran effect but is much easier to cast and much harder to remove.

Tower Defense would be great in here, giving your whole team +5+5 at instant speed for only 2 mana. Shape the Sands does a similar effect as well, but only to a single target.

I am confused why Winding Constrictor is in the deck, I don't see any synergies with the counter ability.

Disowned Ancestor as another 1 drop 4/4 to fill out the bottom of your curve even more.

Kin-Tree Invocation could be good in here, as it provides you a way to get a big creature even if you don't have Doran/Assault Formation online.

Skinshifter's ability to become a 0/8 plant is great for it's mana cost, and it has other modes as well if you don't have Doran out.

slivermaster5000 on Turn 4 Win! The Abzan Switcheroo!

2 months ago

As you can probably tell, the main focus in this deck is white, or more importantly creature focus. Nyx-Fleece Ram, Lagonna-Band Trailblazer, God-Pharaoh's Faithful, and a splash of Green, Treefolk Harbinger. I have given some thought to Disowned Ancestor, but it isn't really strictly better, in the sense that outlast isn't really a powerful ability and we would have to add in more black mana, which seems like a hassle, and wouldn't make the deck any better. If you would like to make this deck, I suggest sticking with white and green as the focus because they have more good toughness cards without defender. (aka a better selection.) Thanks for the suggestion anyway!

i24 on Doran's Friends with Benefits

4 months ago

As Grunyarth said, both Yoked Ox and Tasseled Dromedary are great.In my own Doran deck (Doran's Gonna Get Your Head Kicked In) I play both of them, and also Disowned Ancestor, Lagonna-Band Trailblazer and Nyx-Fleece Ram.

Although similar, I think Grizzled Leotau is not as good as the rest because it's mana cost is pretty specific, but it's nice too.

I don't think Sapling of Colfenor is very useful because there are about 25 other creatures in your deck so once in 4 turns, you gain about 3 life and draw a card. Without this ability, it's "just" a 5/5 indestructible, but when you practically can cast a 4/4 in turn 1, sapling is quite useless.

Rhox Faithmender is awesome.

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