Sheltering Ancient


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Coldsnap (CSP) Uncommon

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Sheltering Ancient

Creature — Treefolk


Cumulative upkeep-Put a +1/+1 counter on a creature an opponent controls. (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)

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Sheltering Ancient Discussion

marisaraer on Muldrotha

1 week ago

You definitely need to add some boardwipes, I only see the disk.

Maybe add these cards:

Panharmonicon if you go with an etb theme

Manglehorn make mana rocks come in tapped

Reclamation Sage etb removal

Merciless Executioner another Fleshbag Marauder

Eternal Witness expensive but on theme

Viscera Seer cheap, sac to scry not bad, especially if you want to reuse a creature for an etb effect

Satyr Wayfinder self mill

Sylvan Safekeeper SUPER good for protecting your big bois

Tatyova, Benthic Druid great if you're going for a landfall subtheme

Yavimaya Elder good for mana fixing

Coiling Oracle once you start playing from graveyard, essentially a draw spell

Hostage Taker

Meren of Clan Nel Toth with a sac theme, could be a good secret commander

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord

Yahenni, Undying Partisan sac outlet

Wood Elves good ramp outlet once you start recurring

Archaeomancer good way to get back your non-permanents if you run self mill/wheels

Disciple of Bolas

Jace's Archivist

Hermit Druid self mill

Maybe take out these cards:

Baleful Strix not a lot of utility unless you just need flying blockers

Notion Thief it will certainly be in the graveyard at some point, but flash is what it makes it so good; also no guarantee you'll have Whispering Madness to cast with it; you have several tutors though so maybe you could get it off

Sheltering Ancient buffs your opponent's creatures if I understand correctly; you'll have to buff at least one creature to even attack with this

Shriekmaw a little too specific about removal

Rite of Belzenlok

Abrupt Decay cmc might be too low to use in some cases

electromancer on Varolz, a Scavenging Infection

2 weeks ago

I really like this idea, but it doesn't look like most infect creatures work with Varolz too well. For Varolz to get max value, you want creatures well above the power curve.

Just my opinion but here are the infect creatures I'd definitely keep/add:
Viridian Corrupter
Phyrexian Hydra
Phyrexian Crusader
Phyrexian Vatmother (add)
Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon (add)

A lot of your other infect creatures are probably just going to draw more attention than they're worth. Also check out Force of Savagery and Sheltering Ancient for cheap +1/+1 counters.

lagotripha on FLAPPIN Soulflayer

1 month ago

You've got most of the stuff this kind of list calls for, but have you given a thought to a low-cost sacrifice package like Indulgent Aristocrat/Vampire Hexmage and the keyword vampires or Sheltering Ancient/Uktabi Drake and other goodstuff green keyword creatures?

Getting some game on those first turns is more vital now than ever with the number of 'go under midrange' decks around, so some budget packages to screw with that metagame which plays to your strategy seems strong.

LuxCannonator on The Hills Are Alive With the Sound of OH GOD

2 months ago

+1 from me, Treefolk Tribal is highly under-rated.

Some fun-stuffs:

Life and Limb or Natural Affinity could be back breaking with Timber Protector

Dryad Arbor could be good since most of your ramp can grab them. They also turn your early Green Sun into ramp.

Battlewand Oak yeah...just...yeah

Seedguide Ash really good with Battlewand Oak

Sheltering Ancient Could be dangerous(to both players lol)

Unstoppable Ash

Nemata, Grove Guardian good if you decide to run Life and Limb

PhyrexianPreator on Cards that no one plays ...

3 months ago

I recently tried Sheltering Ancient in mono green stompy. My LGS didn't have Strangleroot Geist and since I don't have the ability to order online I substituted them with the Ancient.

Even though it dies to Push, it generally is always going to be bigger than 70% of the creatures you encounter.

Thorbogl on Selvala, Heart of the Wilds

4 months ago

you may want some creatures with high power and low cmc, as Phyrexian Dreadnought, Sheltering Ancient, Phyrexian Soulgorger, Rhonas the Indomitable, Wayward Swordtooth.

most of the time, they replace themselves since you get to draw a card from selvala and you get the mana flowing

Thorbogl on Need help with my Selvala, Heart of the Wilds deck

4 months ago

Hey there!

Some additional dorks to get mana more quickly would probably fit in. Turn 1 accelaration allows for turn 2 selvala and enormous pressure.Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic and Fyndhorn Elves do the job on a fairly budged.

Next, you want some cheap creatures, your kick starters.They most of the time replace themselves due to selvala draw ability. Best one is Phyrexian Dreadnought, but Lupine Prototype, Sheltering Ancient and Phyrexian Soulgorger essentially do the same.

Temur Sabertooth allows for some nice combos with Wirewood Symbiote and any other elf in addition to selvala

Happy brewing'!

zin1000 on Clever Girl

6 months ago

Interesting, I think I'll Replace Sheltering Ancient with Cultivator's Caravan and Sylvan Caryatid with Mirage Mirror. Conqueror's Galleon  Flip seems a little low on the power side though. Also in Edh you die with 10 poison counters not 15 (Maybe your playgroup has a houserule) so Triumph of the Hordes is a lot more useful than you think. Thanks for the suggestions!

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