Forgotten Ancient

Legality

Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 Rare
Conspiracy: Take the Crown Rare
Commander 2015 Rare
Archenemy Rare
Planechase Rare
Scourge Rare

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Forgotten Ancient

Creature — Elemental

Whenever a player plays 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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Forgotten Ancient Discussion

Opifex on Bruse and Ikra that life though

7 hours ago

Forgotten Ancient, Path to Exile, Livewire Lash if you think about adding deathtouch... Deathtouch is great with double strike. With trample 1 damage per creature kills it and you get damage through, Gorgon's Head, Basilisk Collar, maybe some other equipment ideas; Quietus Spike and Scytheclaw

zephramtripp on Budget Progenitus EDH

6 days ago

For cheap mana fixing (<$1):

Calciform Pools
Dreadship Reef
Cascading Cataracts
Fungal Reaches
Molten Slagheap
Saltcrusted Steppe
Opal Palace
Commander's Sphere
Exotic Orchard
Fellwar Stone
Gift of Paradise
Grand Coliseum
Pyramid of the Pantheon
Weirding Wood
Bant Panorama
Esper Panorama
Grixis Panorama
Jund Panorama
Naya Panorama
Fertilid
Explosive Vegetation

Cuts I'd suggest:

Gideon's Lawkeeper for Journey to Nowhere
Manaplasm for Managorger Hydra or Forgotten Ancient
Ondu Giant for Wood Elves
Rhox War MonkSengir Vampire for Archfiend of Depravity or Desecration Demon
Serra Angel for Serra Avenger
Stormblood Berserker for Sulfuric Vortex
Circle of Flame for Mizzium Mortars
Glory of Warfare for Chromatic Lantern
Honor of the Pure for Spear of Heliod, if you really want an anthem effect.
Frost Breath for Mana Leak
Guardians' Pledge for Sakura-Tribe Elder (you really dont have enough white creatures for this effect)
Incinerate & Lightning Bolt for Terminate and Murder
Plummet for Oblivion Ring
Titanic Growth for Harmonize
War Report for Day of Judgment
Exploding Borders for Burnished Hart
Traveler's Amulet for Wayfarer's Bauble

I suggest choosing a theme for your deck. Right now it seems to be pulling in too many directions.
Want to cast and swing with Progenitus? Include cards that grant haste like Temur Ascendancy.
Want to play fun multicolored shenanigans? Include whatever value you like.
Want to use overcosted enchantment cycles? Include the Shrines.
Focusing will allow you to better determine what your deck wants. Regardless, I recommend playing heavy green to maximize your ability to mana ramp.

DemonDragonJ on Ideas for an Atraxa Deck

1 week ago

I am planning to build an EDH deck with Atraxa, Praetors' Voice as the general, and I know that she is an immensely popular EDH general, but I still wish to make a deck with her, because angels are one of my favorite creature types in this game and Phyrexia is one of my favorite factions in this game.

The idea that I have for my deck will, naturally, be to use Atraxas ability to place additional counters on my permanents: specifically, +1/+1 counters on my creatures and loyalty counters on my planeswalkers.

First, for other proliferation cards beyond Atraxa, I am planning to use Contagion Clasp, Contagion Engine , Fuel for the Cause , Inexorable Tide, Spread the Sickness , Steady Progress , Thrummingbird , and Viral Drake; I will not use Volt Charge, because my deck will not support the color red, Core Prowler , because it simply is too weak, and neither Plaguemaw Beast nor Throne of Geth , because my deck will not be generating large quantities to tokens to sacrifice to the abilities of those permanents. I am currently uncertain about Grim Affliction and Tezzeret's Gambit, so I shall await feedback from other users here regarding those cards.

Second, I will need a method for placing +1/+1 counters on my creatures initially, before I can multiply them, so I am planning to use the following cards to achieve that goal: Archangel of Thune, Ghave, Guru of Spores , Daghatar the Adamant , Kalonian Hydra, Forgotten Ancient, and Echoes of the Kin Tree . If anyone has any suggestions for further cards, I will greatly appreciate them.

Third, for planeswalkers, I will be seeking to use planesawalkers with powerful ultimate abilities, preferably those that grant emblems, and some of the planeswalkers whom I am considering are Tamiyo, Field Researcher , Ajani Steadfast, Ajani Unyielding, Narset Transcendent , Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Elspeth Tirel, and at least one version of Sorin. It is not a high priority, but I would like to ensure that all colors are represented equally, or nearly equally, among planeswalkers in my deck.

Fourth, I have a number of wild cards, cards that do not contribute to the overall theme of the deck but are still very nice to use. Thus far, every EDH deck of mine has both a Gilded Lotus and a Thran Dynamo, but, with a deck that uses the proliferate mechanic, perhaps I could use Astral Cornucopia and Everflowing Chalice in their places, since I will be able to increase the number of counters on them. I believe that every green EDH should contain a Seedborn Muse, so mine shall, as well, especially because she will work well with contagion clasp and contagion engine. I have a Mirari's Wake and Privileged Position in each of my green/white EDH decks and a True Conviction in every white deck, so this one shall, as well. Would Lux Cannon work in this deck? I am considering it, but wish for feedback before I actually purchase it. Also, a deck such as this should definitely have Doubling Season, but that card is currently very expensive, so I shall need to wait either for it to be reprinted or for me to have a great amount of surplus money to spend.

What does everyone else say about this? What ideas can you offer me for an EDH deck centered around Atraxa?

cak01vej on Fix my deck, please!

3 weeks ago

I haven't playtested this, and I don't play outlast myself, but here's a decklist I just threw together based on the creatures you already have in there:

A lot of the creatures are already in your deck, and I've made room for up to 20 lands (four of which I suggest should be Gavony Township), in my play group we don't play with sideboards, but I really like the idea of ult'ing Ajani, Mentor of Heroes so you could put him there, but at CMC5 he is rather expensive.

Once you figure out what spells should be in the deck, we can talk about the mana base.

NV_1980 on Ezuri's claws slice hard

3 weeks ago

Hi Hav0cD3m0n,

Your deck contains very few cards that can help you add some more counters; I'd recommend adding some more. Deepglow Skate, Forgotten Ancient, Managorger Hydra, Kalonian Hydra, Mycoloth, Scute Mob, Vorel of the Hull Clade and Contagion Engine are all great at that.

If you can afford it, Doubling Season or the cheaper Primal Vigor are absolutely brutal in an Ezuri deck.

Here's mine; hope it helps.

Mrf1shie on Snug as a Bug in a Rug <$35

3 weeks ago

There are obviously a lot of cards which would be good here. I'll try and keep them budget.

Palace Siege, Victimize For recursion

Sakura-Tribe Elder, Growth Spasm, Fertilid For Ramp

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord Sacrifice, a big dude in his own right and a legit win condition

Forgotten Ancient, Corpsejack Menace More counter shenanigans

Zulaport Cutthroat, Butcher of Malakir Things that like stuff dying

Grasslands, Terramorphic Expanse Budget fetch lands

AgentGreen on First HoD card leaked?

4 weeks ago

Jimmy_Chinchila They did that years ago. Forgotten Ancient and Crucible of Worlds came from a contest where players submitted suggestions on what the card will be, then players vote on the most popular ones

DaveLenno on counters and kidneys

1 month ago

Another thing to note is that Forgotten Ancient is not modern legal. And kahns dual lands are pretty cheap you could just go with them, guild gates are cheap too.

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