Sheltering Ancient


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
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

PhyrexianPreator on Cards that no one plays ...

1 week 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

3 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!

Mave on Clever Girl

3 months ago

I play Sheltering Ancient in my Rubinia Soulsinger EDH and mostly my opponents have no creatures to put the counters on (turn 2-4) which is why it mostly dies if played in the early game.I'd rather suggest some low cost mana ramper artifacts that have another power upside or vehicles. Cultivator's Caravan is both a 3 mana manastone and can be tapped using one of the other strong creatures to add 5 more power to the board ;). Lupine Prototype into Cultivator's Caravan into Ghalta sounds like a plan especially with a Birds of Paradise on turn 1.

Mirage Mirror seams about right, too. Can turn into a strong land your opponent control that produces more than 2 mana or copies the strongest creature your opponent control or the strongest non legend you control. Plus it may double Vernal Bloom and similar stuff ;)

Conqueror's Galleon could be interesting because normaly it's hard to crew it on turn 3-5 and then attack but with the high power it can easily flip turn 4 or 5 while your opponent can't block giving you a nice card advantage machine plus ramp.

And I wonder about the usefullnes of Triumph of the Hordes. Poisen counters in edh are 15 and killing with commander Damage or natural damage seams more likely. It's similar to trying to win with Snakes in Kaseto befor he hits with 21 commander damage.

colton815 on Rivals of Ixalan Spoilers

4 months ago

MagicalHacker how EXACTLY are you playing the elder dino turn 2?and btw, Old-Growth Dryads, Sheltering Ancient, and Tempting Wurm are garbage.

Thorbogl on Ghalta, Primal Hunger Food Chain

5 months ago

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds might fit well.

Maybe some stuff like Phyrexian Soulgorger, Sheltering Ancient and Lupine Prototype to make your commander even cheaper, and these can be food chain'ed away afterwards.

Delta-117 on Ghalta, Primal Hunger Commander damage ...

5 months ago

Oops meant to say Exploration not Explore. RazortoothMtg has given you some excellent ideas here as well, I knew about the cardsTempting Wurm and Sheltering Ancient but I just couldn't remember there names when I had made the post.

I will add another card to "Double up to lethal," and that is Hot Soup. Groundbreaker, Primalcrux, Avatar of the Resolute and Nest Invader, might not also be a bad idea.

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