Forgotten Ancient

Forgotten Ancient

Creature — Elemental

Whenever a player casts a spell, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Forgotten Ancient.

At the beginning of your upkeep, you may move any number of +1/+1 counters from Forgotten Ancient onto other creatures.

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Want (4) stride , kozem , NickLamp , Authorauthor

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Rare
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Archenemy (ARC) Rare
Planechase (HOP) Rare
Scourge (SCG) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Noble Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Leviathan Legal

Forgotten Ancient occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Green: 0.13%

GU (Simic): 0.57%

Golgari: 0.1%

Forgotten Ancient Discussion

Lanzo493 on Atraxa Proliferate Queen of Voltron

1 week ago

Season of Growth is great card advantage. Also, Forgotten Ancient will make your commander absolutely massive, while also being able to spread counters among all your creatures to get the most out of proliferate.

greyninja on Doran the Tree Man

1 month ago

@PartyJ thanks for the comment; sorry it took me eons to answer!!
Forgotten Ancient good card. Went into elemental tribal deck
Guiltfeeder & Kheru Mind-Eater she'll only tolerate so many scary cards. My wife isnt into the gnarly stuff haha
Oketra the True I pack pulled an invocation and traded it away. I live with regret.
Rogue's Passage %@#& I absolutely have multiples floating around in binders n boxes. I'm embarrassed.
Shizo, Death's Storehouse might be worth buying

@McToters heck yea, I love the diversity. I totally understand the control aspect in groups of friends / multiplayer in general. Abzan has OPTIONS
@GhostChieftain you're not wrong! You dont mind boardwipes with that on the 'field. I just added Nethroi, Apex of Death, might be worth having both to help spam the board lol
I actually just made a bunch of updates to the deck. Foil Mothra, Deadly Rollick, and Mythos of Nethroi too. Trying to keep it updated. sad to see The Immortal Sun go. Hard cuts are hard. Peace!

Peoyogon on Less Gimmicks More Simics

1 month ago

Looks like a really fun deck! If you are looking for more tool-box creatures, Scavenging Ooze, Spike Weaver, and Wickerbough Elder bring some powerful abilities that also synergize with the +1+1 theme. Forgotten Ancient is also just a straight up powerful counter generator in multiplayer :)

SilentPlague on Breaking Turn Order

2 months ago

Phostration, I have no problem running a casual deck. So, Forgotten Ancient is a good one to look into. I like the other 3. Not sure I'm willing to commit on the price for Doubling Season, but The Ozolith and Karn's Bastion are real solid choices. I'll probably do an order within the next 2 weeks based on these suggestions and update. Now my issue is that if I want a 60 card deck, how to choose what to sub.

Phostration on Breaking Turn Order

2 months ago

Forgotten Ancient (if you want your deck to be casual) and The Ozolith are a must in any deck that is centralized around +1/+1 counters. If you want to drop big MULLA BABY you can get a Doubling Season, but so far the deck looks pretty cool. I agree with adding proliferate. A good addition would be Karn's Bastion.

Phostration on That one deck that makes everyone hate you

2 months ago

Might I recommend a good friend of mine, Doubling Season. If you are dumb like me, and decide its worth buying 3 Double boys it would be pretty good in this Deck. Check out my +1/+1 Counters deck. It's got some similar friends such as the good boi Forgotten Ancient.

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