Semblance Anvil


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

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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Semblance Anvil


Imprint — When Semblance Anvil enters the battlefield, you may exile a nonland card from your hand.

Spells you cast that share a card type with the exiled card cost {{2}} less to cast.

Semblance Anvil Discussion

KayneMarco on Ur dragon you die now deck(budget)

4 days ago

Here’s a list of cost reducers that are all budget cards that this deck would really benefit from:

There’s 8 others but they can’t really be considered budget. Another card that is amazing in a dragon deck is Sarkhan the Masterless That static ability is amazing because the damage being done to the attacking creatures is dealt before any combat damage. So if you have 6 dragons out they would deal 6 damage to each creature attacking you before they get a chance to deal any damage themselves.

Joe_Ken_ on Angel tribal

1 week ago

How about Urza's Incubator or Semblance Anvil to reduce the costs of your angels. Also Swords to Plowshares and Generous Gift is probably the best removal you can have in white.

I've got an Aurelia the war leader angel tribal deck that you can look at if you'd like, even though it would not fit your list of rules for the league. Aurelia's Angelic crusade

Joe_Ken_ on Big Mana Saheeli

1 month ago

With your big spells being what you will probably be using to try and end the game then something like Pyromancer's Goggles and Ral, Storm Conduit could be good additions to the deck with Ral also adding some Scry to make your draw spells better.

Maybe Semblance Anvil could also be a good card for your deck to make the spell type of your choice also cost less which also has the added benefit if you exile an Artifact creature of making artifact and creature spells cost less.

bushido_man96 on

1 month ago

I think you could cut Semblance Anvil . I get why it's there, but I think you've got more than enough ways to cut the cost of casting your morph creatures. I think you could cut that one easily enough and live without it.

demon_vayu on Pramikon, the Taxing

2 months ago

Talisman of Conviction + Talisman of Creativity + Coalition Relic for some alternative mana rocks. I would suggest a Semblance Anvil over your cloud key. The imprint can be painful, but the mana reduction helps a lot. Mystic Remora can be a really good tax effect early, on top of being card draw.

kbouma on idk what to do what ...

3 months ago

I don't know if you will ever see this again or need it because it is such a late response, but it is best to put in 2 cost or lower artifacts to get that easy card draw from Jhoira.The main way the deck should win is to draw out all your cards. You'll need Laboratory Maniac and Jace, Wielder of Mysteries to do this. then just pretty much load up your deck with mana rock artifacts such as Manakin or Silver Myr . Lastly, you'll need some counterspells and some artifacts that are really good, such as Aetherflux Reservoir . Oh, and you will definitely need cost reduction creatures/artifacts. The ones I use are Semblance Anvil , Etherium Sculptor , Jhoira's Familiar , Herald of Kozilek , and Foundry Inspector . A couple of infinite/ win combos you can use would be: Dramatic Reversal and Isochron Scepter . Those two require you to tap two mana to cast a copy of dramatic reversal, so if you tap two of your artifact mana rocks, you can untap all your artifacts. Ancestral Statue can also bounce itself back to your hand, so if you have enough cost reduction to make it free, you basically draw unlimited cards until you win.

KayneMarco on Lathliss, Dragon Queen-Dragon Tribal

4 months ago

Semblance Anvil and Cloud Key are really good in a Lathliss deck. Heartstone is also good to reduce Lathliss’s activated ability.

WalbenQuakeblade on Jhoira Vintage Commander

4 months ago

Changes 7/25

Out- Rhystic Study , Semblance Anvil , Hangarback Walker , Myr Retriever , Phyrexian Revoker , Paradise Mantle , Thought Vessel , Great Furnace , Seat of the Synod , Reliquary Tower , 1x Mountain , 5x Island , Paradox Engine , Reality Shift

In- Swan Song , Talisman of Creativity , Manifold Key , Aether Spellbomb , Whir of Invention , Gilded Drake , Cascade Bluffs , Mana Confluence , Command Tower , City of Brass , Misty Rainforest , Polluted Delta , Flooded Strand , Prismatic Vista , Fiery Islet

Reasons for Out:

Lets get the easy ones out of the way first Paradox Engine and Reality Shift . Yes I missed an update where I put Reality Shift into the deck. I added it to give me more options with Isochron Scepter as a way with Engine to exile every other player's libraries. With the banning of Engine though both got cut out from the deck.

Semblance Anvil was cut because I originally ran it as a way to make my artifacts cost 2 less and on rare occasions make my creatures also cost 2 less by exiling an artifact creature under it. The more I played with it though the more times I fizzled on a turn where that 1 more artifact in had would have continued allowing me to combo.

Rhystic Study became a semi mana intensive spell. I constantly found myself with plenty of counters and artifacts in hand but unable to cast rhystic because of the speed of the table. So I cut it for my meta. Will probably go back in for blind tables though.

Hangarback Walker , Myr Retriever , Phyrexian Revoker , Paradise Mantle , Thought Vessel these were the last of the main cuts. They were all cut to make room for more efficient mana rocks and spells.

Lands I cut were to allow for the addition of fetches into the list as well as the lands that tap for any color. Deck thinning is always a good thing and so is having access to all your colors.

Notable mentions for inclusions:

Whir of Invention was originally pushed into this list when Mystic Forge was spoiled but before the Engine banning. I thought with the addition of another 4+ mana artifact win condition that Whir was finally in a good spot to make its way into my list. I still think it should have been there probably all along but I'm glad its made its way finally into the deck.

Future cuts!:

Voltaic Key 's days are numbered in this list. With the spoil of Arcane Signet Key will be cut from the list once again. I say again because I originally cut Voltaic Key when trying to find space for Manifold Key, but with the banning of Engine freeing up 2 slots in my deck Voltaic Key and a much needed additional land made their way back into the list

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