The Antiquities War


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Rare

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The Antiquities War

Enchantment — Saga

(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)

, — Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal an artifact card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

— Artifacts you control become artifact creatures with base power and toughness 5/5 until end of turn.

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The Antiquities War Discussion

Occultist on COWS!

2 days ago

I like the general idea of the deck. I think it needs more interaction - maybe ditch The Antiquities War.

Boza on Gospodar's Blue-White-Artifact Project

5 days ago

OK, lets do this then! We have to get through a lot:

1/ The strategy is artifacts - Our creatures will be artifacts, benefit from artifacts or create artifacts. Our non-artifact related spells will be counterspells and removal that protect the artifact plan.

2/ Standard rotation - standard is rotating in 2 weeks, kicking out Amonkhet and Kaladesh and ushering in Guilds of Ravnica. I will not include any cards from those sets, so only Ixalan, Dominaria and M19 cards will be used.

3/ The deck:

4 The Antiquities War - main win con!

3 Sai, Master Thopterist - makes a lot of tokens!
3 Sailor of Means - a token, plus a defensive creature!
4 Skyscanner - artifact and replaces itself!
3 Treasure Map  Flip - is an artifact that smooths out draws and makes more tokens!
2 Mishra's Self-Replicator - a separate win condition that multiplies itself!
2 Daring Archaeologist - gives us back an artifact and gets big quick!

3 Spell Swindle - generate a lot of artifact tokens!
3 Hornswoggle - artifact token and a counterspell!
2 Icy Manipulator - removal and an artifact!
2 Ixalan's Binding - some extra removal!

Add 23 lands with as many lands that produce both your colors as possible.

The final 6 cards can be your choice of (in any combination) - Powerstone Shard, Diamond Mare, Meteor Golem, Transmogrifying Wand, Cancel, Baffling End, Syncopate, Seal Away, Divination...

I think this can be a solid deck for playing with friends, with a good mix of interaction, threats and powerful win conditions.

freeQboy on Sleeping giant and artifacts

2 weeks ago

I just discovered The Antiquities War and tried to give it a place in this deck, made some minor modifications too...

w33m4n on Artifact Midrange (POST ROTATION READY) BUDGET

3 weeks ago

MushroomKing30 I have thought about it but long game I just go wide in a big way anyway especially of hitting an The Antiquities War or Tezzeret, Artifice Master and all the cheap bodies adding up with the big ones. Found that out last night playing against a really potent rat deck

Christpunchers666 on U/R Historic [Rotation Proof]

3 weeks ago

Dude use The Antiquities War turns your little artifacts into big ones and digs for you. Even your treasure tokens become 5/5 till end of turn. You only have to hit with four to end the game. It also triggers jhoira so if she's out your getting two cards in hand right away. I wasn't too keen on it at first but after running three or four in a deck its a total win con.

w33m4n on Artifact Midrange (POST ROTATION READY) BUDGET

3 weeks ago

It works but I tend to run another Traxos, Scourge of Kroog or a 3rd The Antiquities War.

Also looking at the idea of a Twilight Prophet instead

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