Disowned Ancestor


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander 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

NV_1980 on Stumped by twigs on a stick

4 weeks ago

Hi Alhanalm,

Thanks for the +1 and the constructive feedback. I agree with you that Yoked Ox is very vanilla and could be replaced with something more useful. Not Disowned Ancestor though, he is already in there. As I do not have any spells that target creatures specifically, Lagonna-Band Trailblazer does not seem to fit very well either. I am casting some black spells now and then though, so God-Pharaoh's Faithful could be valuable to me. I will look into it. Thanks again!

Alhanalm on Stumped by twigs on a stick

4 weeks ago

Might as well switch out Yoked Ox for something like Disowned Ancestor or God-Pharaoh's Faithful. Even Lagonna-Band Trailblazer has something to offer and all three should be easy to get for free from friends or something. All-in-all I love the deck and want to build with him sometime... +1 for me!

ZendikariWol on Warrior at heart

1 month ago

Good cuts include Elvish Skysweeper, unless you have plenty of fliers in your meta. Disowned Ancestor: fine early game, and it would be hella good if outlast wasn't a sorcery, but alas. Graveblade Marauder is okay but it's generally lackluster (relies on your dudes dying). Herald of Dromoka and Dragonscale General cancel each other out. Petrified Wood-Kin is risky and Matsu-Tribe Sniper is just sorta lame. Spirit Loop really doesn't fit the theme of the deck.

Sorry I have to be salty here, just wanted to suggest some cuts. Also maybe drop the banners for signets (eg Boros Signet).

landstalker10 on Butts

1 month ago

Consider dropping black splash for white splash. Exchanging Disowned Ancestor for Perimeter Captain and then Kin-Tree Invocation for Dusk / Dawn

SlushyCard on Ow Ouch My Bones Ow

2 months 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

3 months 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 Old Marchesa

3 months 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 Old Marchesa

3 months 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.

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