Retribution of the Ancients


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

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir 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.

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Retribution of the Ancients Discussion

VexenX on The Scarab God Makes His Triumphant Entrance

1 day ago

I don't think Retribution of the Ancients is good enough to run just because of one card in your deck (Mikaeus, the Unhallowed). If he was your commander then that is a different sorry. It is a dead card without him. I would cut Ever After, not a lot for 6cmc.

I also would consider some Flash enablers so that you can keep mana up for counters, and bring back your commander before your upkeep everytime!

Could you check out my list at:

The Scarab God - by VexenX

Commander / EDH* VexenX


Unicornsareevil on Retribution (need help/optimization)

3 days ago

What about Zulaport Cutthroat?

Also the flayer seems too expensive for modern. You could just go monoblack, use some sack engines and any undying or persist type cards you can find. I like the Retribution of the Ancients btw.

grantantalus on Never give up $30

1 week ago

Sandwitcher thx for the suggestions, but Hex Parasite removes -1/-1 counter to have infinite persists, the Retribution of the Ancients do not, Scarscale Ritual could be included I will check it :3.

doozy Kitchen Finks is very good in this deck the only problem is the price, I tried to make something more or less budget so it could be addded but as an extra.

Thx :3

Sandwitcher on Never give up $30

1 week ago

Undying is best :D I did deck based on this ability, here are two suggestions: Hex Parasite could be replaced with Retribution of the Ancients, Scarscale Ritual for card draw.

evncrbch on Willing Sacrifice

1 week ago

Airdraken - I have thought of Pentavus. Didn't make the list the first time around, but could be something to test if I feel like something isn't as strong as I want it to be. Crop Rotation is just a card I forgot about, probably will find its way in here. Haven't had enough time to test Animation Module yet, so stay tuned. As for Ulvenwald Mysteries and any other card with the text "nontoken creature", I feel like I don't get enough value off of it. I feel like I sacrifice tokens too often to get enough value off of those cards to run them in the list. Mindless Automaton isn't bad per se, but I feel like this list has enough effects to keep the hand full or generate pseudo-card advantage. Crystalline Crawler could be a solid include to some lists, but I haven't really felt the need for further fixing. Eldrazi Monument is definitely a solid card, so maybe it's worth a slot. I'll have to see if I can fit it. Ordeal of Nylea feels too weak for me. I think there are other cards that are more significant that I would like to run before that. Attrition is a solid removal option, but I think I may try Retribution of the Ancients before Attrition. Swarmyard is a good add-in for later, but at the time I felt like the ~$10 could be better spent on other cards.

DaftVader on Reyhan/Ishai counter shenans

2 weeks ago

In place of another piece of removal, Retribution of the Ancients is an inexpensive way to always be holding up an answer in a deck like this. I'm also a fan of Inexorable Tide here for stuff like Fathom Mage.

MagicalLyricalNanoha on Evolved Stompy

3 weeks ago

There isn't much need to run jank like Plague Belcher and crocodile. If you want to get rid of your own +1/+1 counters run Retribution of the Ancients It doubles as removal so you can kill off shitty 1 drops that way your opponent is more likely to Sac lands when you eventually get your Obliterator preying upon shit.

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