Slate of Ancestry


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins Rare
Ninth Edition Rare
Onslaught Rare

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Slate of Ancestry


mana symbol 4, mana symbol t, Discard your hand: Draw a card for each creature you control.

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Slate of Ancestry Discussion

MrHighscore on Angels, Spears and Swords or ASS (Swords Tribal)

1 week ago

Thank you for the feedback :)


  • Swords to Plowshares is in the deck. Look at the control section.
  • As mentioned earlier, alters are a slippery slope. I want to stay on the path.


  • Thank you! I'll check yours out :)



  • Sigarda's Aid would be nice! I am waiting for a higres image to be released. MouseyWolf argued that there is a spear in the background. Also, what to drop?




  • Brass Squire looks nice, but what would I drop for him? Also, he is pretty vulnerable beeing an artifact creature.


  • Updated the land base with Khans fetch lands to make the deck more sword'ish

Dumping maybeboard to keep it clean


abby315 on Thundercats! (feat. Kemba's litter)

4 weeks ago

Stonehewer Giant for sure!! And Angelic Skirmisher is pretty great in this deck. Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite maybe. Slate of Ancestry is amazing.

I love Healer of the Pride, that's definitely going in my Kemba build. Flavorful AND great.

TranscendingAll on Ezuri, Renegade Leader Tribal Elves

1 month ago

Card advantage is all you need to destroy with elves. a "draw system" of sorts. Slate of Ancestry Genesis Wave Green Sun's Zenith Glimpse of Nature Primal Surge Anything that will tutor/ net you alot of cards/creatures. Add more creatures, Heritage Druid Nettle Sentinel Birchlore Rangers Quirion Ranger Priest of Titania Immaculate Magistrate Lys Alana Huntmaster dwynen guilt-leaf daen Rhys the Redeemed Elvish Promenade. There is a nice little combo with Quest for Renewal and Yeva, Nature's Herald allowing you to play on your opponents turn, giving you extra turns essentially. :) Try and make it a combo deck of sorts, Lots of creatures = lots of mana = lots of cards= lots of creatures etc.. If you would like more help just ask.

GobboE on Tazri's Allied Goon Squad ☣

1 month ago

This deck looks like a lot of fun, + 1 from me.

Though I would include more mana fixing to avoid mana problems, and remove Unified Front: Darksteel Ingot, Opal Palace.

Also Obelisk of Urd and Slate of Ancestry can be nice.

Groovelord on The Queen's Egg

1 month ago

The symmetry on Aluren makes it a bit risky, but it's probably much better for you than for any of your opponents (watch out for elves!). It's a sweet draw engine with Dormant Sliver, which gets cranked up to infinite draw with Cloudstone Curio (also goes infinite with any sac outlet and Enduring Renewal, but let's not get too far afield.

Hunting Grounds is like a lower-CMC Lurking Predators, but it's not as explosive and the threshold requirement is awkward. Probably not worth it when your creatures all cost 5 or less anyway.

Since you're already running Synapse Sliver (and honestly how could you not?), pushing for more aggro and more evasion can be a draw engine of sorts.

More possible engines are Ephara, God of the Polis (great with Quick Sliver/Aluren, but is an icky non-Sliver creature), Slate of Ancestry and Greed. These are more finnicky and resource-intensive than good ol' Phyrexian Arena, but they draw more cards faster if you're willing to jump through a couple hoops. Soul of the Harvest and Primordial Sage are more powerful generally, but they both cost 6 and are worse than Wild Pair (and most importantly, NOT SLIVERS!!). Your average CMC might also be low enough to support Dark Confidant or his enchantment version Dark Tutelage.

In terms of sheer speed, you can't top instant and sorcery draw. A couple big one-shot draw spells, like Distant Melody (even has a foil from the Sliver premium deck), Shamanic Revelation, Allied Strategies and Wheel of Fortune might be worth running.

Lemky24 on Soldier Elf Empire

1 month ago

Love the idea, I have a few suggestions for you :)

Crawlspace, Peacekeeper, Ghostly Prison and Norn's Annex are awesome pillow fort cards. Really stops other from laying the beat down on you.

Isochron Scepter combined with cards like Fog, Holy Day, Silence make sure your opponent is really locked down.

Some other token cards for you are: Hero of Bladehold, Catapult Master, Decree of Justice, Militia's Pride, Field Marshal, Nomads' Assembly, Precinct Captain, Preeminent Captain

Then you have your two Rhys the Redeemed abuse cards like Umbral Mantle and Sword of the Paruns

Card draw Skullclamp and Slate of Ancestry are really good.

Since you have Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite then you should always run Kamahl, Fist of Krosa, because it lets you kill their lands for only

I love the soldier take with more of a solid defense. Feel free to check out my own Rhys Deck, Rhys the Redeemed, Leader of all, Follower of none, it is more of an elf based take on the commander but I provide some descriptions of why i use a bunch of things that you might like that, or find some cool combos to include in your deck.

Lemky24 on Rhys the Redeemed, Leader of all, Follower of none

1 month ago

Awakening Zone in my opinion is better then From Beyond for my deck just because of that extra 1 cost, Plus the fact I don't have any Eldrazi to tutor up with it. In addition to that it is really hard to find a card to remove for it.

Slate of Ancestry now that is a different story. Solid card, normally would offer lots of card draw. I might have to try and pick one up, thank you for the suggestion.

Militia's Pride Is a card I like, I do have a lot of non token creatures that I wont be attacking with though. I would like to playtest it a few times forsure to see how well it pays off.

Primal Forcemage Also a good card but I don't have room to add it to combo with only one creature. I think it would be much better with a lot of haste effects, Captain's Claws, Hero of Bladehold, etc...

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