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


, , Discard your hand: Draw a card for each creature you control.

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Slate of Ancestry Discussion

Scyllathepris on Lots and lots of relentless rats

1 week ago

ooop333 I'm not sure about Phyrexian Arena, Eldrazi Monument, or Slate of Ancestry yet, I'll have to playtest those, but Thrumming Stone and Ratcatcher are definitely going in

ooop333 on Lots and lots of relentless rats

1 week ago

I know this was mostly thrown together as a joke, but I'm sure you can go down a few rats for Ratcatcher, Thrumming Stone, Phyrexian Arena, Eldrazi Monument, and maybe a little Slate of Ancestry action too.

Pal00ka on Talrand Budget Arbitor EDH

1 week ago

Metallurgic Summonings for token generating redundancy and a way to bring back instants/sorceries for round 2.

Azami, Lady of Scrolls for draw synergy w a few of your guys. Your achilles heel is playing your hand and top-decking.

Slate of Ancestry will fill your hand again. Add Reliquary Tower to keep everything.

Bident of Thassa for another Coastal Piracy effect and to force opponents' to attack, which you can easily multi-block to kill their annoyingly useful creatures.

GregariousG on Living Tokens

1 week ago

Cards to Consider

Optimator on Boggart Avalanche

2 weeks ago

I just realized I have a Slate of Ancestry. should be awesome in a deck like this but I don't know what to drop.

shaistyone on Everyone's Favorite Auntie

2 weeks ago

I have a Krenko build myself, so all love to the Goblin tribe.
Goblin Assassin - amazing once you have some tokens that you're okay saccing
Taurean Mauler - that might be the biggest goblin ever
Shared Animosity - red tribal staple
Slate of Ancestry - powerful draw effect, plus Wort minimizes the discard pain

EternalBrewmaster on Iroas, God of Victory

3 weeks ago

Zompires seems to be having some difficulty clearly expressing what they mean. You didn't clearly reference and label anything a or b or c. The clear win condition of this deck as with just about every boros deck is combat damage and as he said in the description, multiple combats.

That being said, there are a ton of cards in this deck that are just not good enough for EDH. Not knowing what your budget is or if you have this deck in paper limits what suggestions I can give you but I'll tell you what to cut.


  1. Tears of Rage it's only good if you are about to win, in which case you should just be winning. It gets stymied by a Fog and then you just boardwiped yourself. Also, Basandra, Battle Seraph shits on combat tricks.
  2. Warstorm Surge. It's a great card but you have too many 6 drops as it is, and in this deck your creatures are hitting for enough damage that you don't need the extra. Also, this card often just paints a target on it and you don't have ways to abuse it.
  3. Red Mana Battery and White Mana Battery because they're terrible. You want mana rocks you don't have to pay for like Coalition Relic, Thran Dynamo, and Chromatic Lantern.
  4. Cyclops of Eternal Fury because there are just so many better ways to give your creatures haste like Odric, Lunarch Marshal, Lightning Greaves, Fervor, Hammer of Purphoros. In general try to limit the ways to remove your key deck pieces like a haste enabler. If it's a creature and an enchantment then thats twice as many ways to kill it. Enchantments are usually the safe bet.
  5. Firemane Angel is hot garbage.
  6. Skyknight Legionnaire is also hot garbage.

I'd add in some equipment and more mana rocks really to give it some more power. Solemn Simulacrum and Burnished Hart never steer you wrong for mana ramp. And Emeria Shepherd is solid recursion. Also, you need some ways to get card draw; really the only ones open to you are through artifacts so you'll want Slate of Ancestry, Mind's Eye, and maybe Memory Jar for the late game. Good luck.

albino_ninja on The Cow Goes Moooo (Budget Tribal)

1 month ago

@GobboE I always forget about the older minotaur cards lol and personally I like Pensive Minotaurs art better! He's just chillin there with a leg, pondering life. LAWLS

As far as Slate of Ancestry, I really like the idea of it and pairs ridiculously well with Didgeridoo! I will give it a whirl in my non-budget version of this deck and let you know how it performs. I'll probably drop a Sorcery for it.

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