Retribution of the Ancients


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare

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Retribution of the Ancients


, Remove X +1/+1 counters from among creatures you control: Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn.

Retribution of the Ancients Discussion

skookes on GB Undying

7 hours ago

I really feel that running 4 Carrion Feeder to enable the sacrifice outlet is neccessary. Being able to reset your +1/+1 counters through the undying triggers after you exhaust them with a Retribution of the Ancients trigger. Just sac them to the Feeder and immediately get 2 power back for each Undying trigger on the board. With the emphasis on +1/+1 counters i would also look to try various Hydras, i've always wanted to slot in Genesis Hydra and Primordial Hydra in a modern deck...

skookes on Rock Vial

10 hours ago

Thanks for the suggestions. Retribution of the Ancients combos well with Undying creatures in order to pump Carrion Feeder . Definitely am looking to change the list again to try it out and shift the deck to take advantage of that to afford early pressure.

Snowmen1 on Rock Vial

3 days ago

Cool deck. You should consider Retribution of the Ancients . It is very powerful. also, Evolutionary Leap is extremely powerful when you can keep your creatures. I made a similar deck a while ago, (BG Evolve By Snowmen1) but it never occurred to me that some of these synergies existed. Cool deck!

AECorp on Walks-The-Counters

2 months ago

Rome921 Thank you very much! There are many good cards I didn't know. I updated the deck with some of the recommendations you made (the changes are addressed in the update comment). Now, some questions arise:

  1. I'll take out Gaze of Granite , but I'm not sure about the replacement. Maybe Tragic Slip , or Languish , or Retribution of the Ancients ? I considered Abrupt Decay , but I'd like to go be able to kill bigger threats (CMC wise, though I mentioned Tragic Slip 'cause I have one in my collection lol).

  2. I'm not sure about the number of lands I'm running. Should I add more? Or if I cut some of the "fancy" lands like you said, which lands should I cut first? And what should be the replacements? I was thinking on adding Twilight Mire and Overgrown Tomb soon.

Thanks a lot!

boguscheesecake on Atraxa Commander

2 months ago

Retribution of the Ancients turns your counters into fantastic utility, and Fathom Mage is one of the best counter cards out there. Cheers with the deck!

Drakorya on Walks-The-Counters

2 months ago

Some good budget options for Skullbriar are conditional board wipes, like Languish and Mutilate , since Skullbriar can easily get big enough to survive them.

Retribution of the Ancients is another good repeatable removal option. Unspeakable Symbol is great at using your life as a resource to make Skullbriar bigger.

Gadianten on Slugs and Spiders [Thantis Group Slug]

3 months ago

Retribution of the Ancients and Doubling Season seems like it might be effective with your commander.

Gadianten on Abzan Counters

3 months ago

Looks like you have a good start going, I think I would veer away from some of the small incremental counter creatures and play other creatures that have a larger effect.

With that in mind some creatures that look good are Elenda, the Dusk Rose , Bloodspore Thrinax and Kalonian Hydra . On a side note there is a lot of good hydras out there as well and your commanders really work well with them.

Some good non creature adds to think about are Retribution of the Ancients , Cathars' Crusade and Greater Good . With greater good and a few creatures you could probably net 12 cards easy depending on how many counters you have, either way I think its a must for this kind of list.

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