Icon of Ancestry

Icon of Ancestry


As Icon of Ancestry enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.

Creatures you control of the chosen type get +1/+1.

, : Look at the top three cards of your library. You may reveal a creature card of the chosen type from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2020 (M20) Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Icon of Ancestry Discussion

Skyler1776 on Gallia Rough Draft

1 day ago

Hello! 2 things. 1. If you watch streamers, Mtg Merchant just did a Gaalia Satyr deck. I suggest checking it out, as he did fairly well. 2. Maniacal Rage , Icon of Ancestry , Setessan Champion , and Rhythm of the Wild are very slow for a gruul aggro build. I suggest Klothys, God of Destiny , Embercleave , Gruul Spellbreaker and the Fervent Champion / Shadowspear combo.

Heliogabale on Grenzo goblin deck

2 days ago

Welcome to Commander!

First, your goblin deck is illegal; you cannot play Alesha, Who Smiles at Death in Rakdos because she has white in her color identity.

Second, your mana base could use an upgrade. Command Tower , Blood Crypt , Dragonskull Summit , Tainted Peak , Auntie's Hovel , Castle Embereth , Foreboding Ruins , Graven Cairns , Luxury Suite , Myriad Landscape , Smoldering Marsh , and Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle are all worth looking into for this color combination.

Then, you are missing several Goblin staples, like Goblin Recruiter , Goblin King , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker .

Finally, Coat of Arms can quickly turn against you. Better use Door of Destinies , Vanquisher's Banner , Icon of Ancestry and Herald's Horn . And Kindred Charge .

Hope this helps, happy building!

Minousmancer on Power of Love

3 days ago

Well made White Weenie. I'd throw in 4x Icon of Ancestry .

CavemanlyMan on Unicorns! (My EDH Masterpiece)

1 week ago

xaarvaxus I'll probably make some changes in regard to your land suggestions. There are definitely other U/W and G/U lands I could add, such as the beta duals as well as shock lands and fetch lands. I don't think it is so much of a problem that I neeeeeed to add more blue mana sources, because if worst comes to worst I can just put out morophon and name unicorn, and thus not have to pay any blue mana. It seems a shame to change my mana base too much to accommodate my one blue spell, but really there isn't much harm in adding a Krosan verge and maybe a Hallowed Fountain.

In regard to your other suggestions I struggle more with board wipes than targeted removal, because who is going to waste a Swords to Plowshares on a Revered Unicorn , so hexproof is slightly pointless in my eyes. Currently Kindred Boon is what is helping me against board wipes, but I can't help but feel there is a better way to do it out there.

Icon of Ancestry is definitely a flavorful tribal card, but it seems unconventional for a deck with 2 main creature types that often have mana costs of 2 or 3. They aren't really worth paying 3 mana to search the top 3 cards for.

Yes, Cathars' Crusade would probably, actually you know what, it would be really good, I just don't know what to switch out for it. Perhaps Door of Destinies accomplishes the same goal but to a lesser extent?

xaarvaxus on Unicorns! (My EDH Masterpiece)

1 week ago

Cathars' Crusade seems like it would be a decent fit here as does Icon of Ancestry . Privileged Position or Steely Resolve could give you much needed protection

Wayfarer's Bauble is decent ramp for land. It looks like you could benefit from a Krosan Verge as well as it would let you fetch up Temple Garden and the like so you could throw in a Hallowed Fountain or Irrigated Farmland to fetch to cast your one blue spell.

Bout on Running of the Wolves

3 weeks ago

You may consider Door of Destinies , Herald's Horn and Icon of Ancestry those are staple that may fit pretty much any tribal deck if you ever move to something else than wolf.

They trigger on cast, so wolf token that you produce won't help.

GrimVeracity on Harsh Elements

1 month ago

aholder7, I see where you are coming from with this concern. I am running the Force of Savagery simply because I want to see if I can make it work, one of the big reasons I am running Lightning Greaves is to protect our Incandescent Soulstoke to and avoid 2 for ones but it may not always be easy to have all the pieces to the puzzle so I'm running cards like Icon of Ancestry and Flamekin Harbinger to fall back on... even with all of this being said there is a 100% chance that once I play around with the deck I will see that It needs changes... Some of these changes may include cards like Lightning Skelemental , Spark Trooper or maybe Rhythm of the Wild . Thank you for the good suggestions! :)

Fatknight13 on Super Aggro Mardu Knights

1 month ago

I feel like Icon of Ancestry is a bit too slow in this deck as your trying to go as fast as possible. The +1+1 to all Knights is nice but its your most expensive card aside from Embercleave , which can cost RR with 4 attackers. I would reccomend Rotting Regisaur if you want large creature granted this deck seems to want to go wide so Worthy Knight would be good as well as it gives you a free 1/1 creature and can stack with Corpse Knight .

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