Altar of Dementia

Altar of Dementia


Sacrifice a creature: Target player puts a number of cards equal to the sacrificed creature's power from the top of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Altar of Dementia Discussion

killer_eye on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

10 hours ago

Endurance is also a combo protection. Let’s say we have the Greater Good combo and about to cast our wincon let’s say we’re casting Phyrexian Altar or Altar of Dementia and opponent has a way to disrupt us either with counterspell or artifact removal. What we do is cast Endurance for free, shuffling our graveyard to bottom of our library and “restart” greater good combo and repeat the wincon attempt.

We can also sacrifice Endurance to Greater Good before resolving ETB of Endurance so that it will be included in the shuffle.

Niko9 on Golgari "2" card wincon

3 weeks ago

Nice combo! It might be a nice backup wincon to a Revel in Riches strategy. Though, to be fair, I do think that the regular condition for revel could be more consistent. Revel in Riches plus Toxic Deluge or sacrifice strategies like Grave Pact plus Altar of Dementia are the normal ways to go, and I think that they might work more consistent. But again, I really like it as a backup because sac effects are magnets for removal. Altar of Dementia is never long lived on the table : )

Massacar on A Teysa-tiful Death

1 month ago

I saw that you're trying to keep this on a budget, so absolutely ignore as much of this as necessary.

Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Suture Priest, Karlov of the Ghost Council, Phyrexian Tower, Altar of Dementia, Phyrexian Altar, Pawn of Ulamog, Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Nether Traitor, Ravenous Chupacabra, Brought Back, Tragic Slip

There's really a lot you can do, so I will leave it here for now.

No matter what you decide to do, I highly recommend cutting Temple of the False God and replacing it with almost any other land, even just another basic. That card is a dead land for the first 4 turns of the game and I personally feel that it's more productive to have something more reliable.

Davinoth on Orah's Dirty Clergy [Aristostax EDH]

1 month ago

     Gadianten: Ah, derp. My playgroup plays with banned cards, though I typically don't. Forgot Bargain was banned lol!

     You made a good case for Gift of Immortality - you convinced me haha! Picked one up today as well as a Priest of Gix, and have re-added Buried Alive.

     Altar of Dementia is pretty clever too, I like that. And yeah, absolutely love Yawgmoth, Thran Physician with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed! =D

Gadianten on Orah's Dirty Clergy [Aristostax EDH]

1 month ago

All recommendations I am making are assuming your in a multi player meta where endurance and flexibility are useful and not a 1v1 meta where speed and reliability are the most critical.

Sorry if I mislead you on the card Yawgmoth's Bargain, it was not my intention, as it is banned for commander. I was just trying to make a comparison to it and the Yawgmoth, Thran Physician reanimation draw combo. The fact that Buried alive makes it easy to set up a mimic of Yawgmoth's Bargain, a card so terrifying, powerful and game breaking in commander that is was banned years ago is incredible and worth the effort to set up.

Edge Walker is pretty good with Yawgmoth for playing the absurd hand size he can get you once you have assembled the draw engine, but if your not assembling him or drawing ridiculous amounts of cards I can see his value limited greatly. Just to give you an idea how crazy the handsize can get imagine you have Children of Korlis out or draw into him, getting a hand size of 50 or more is pretty tame at that point and you need cards like Edge Walker and Priest of Gix to allow you to do something with that kind of hand because if you dont, the table will do its best to reenact the battle for middle earth at your expense.

Gift of Immortality is just pure synergy with your commander as it enables "free" sacrifices to fuel interesting outlets like Yawgmoth, Thran Physician or Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim. Simply slapping gift on your commander will protect him from a lot of removal and make him viable sacrifice fodder to recover other fallen clerics, in short it make your commander far better at doing what he wants to do, cheat death. Also, gift works once each turn, not just your own, or if you prefer try gift with Selfless Spirit and have a mini Avacyn or place it on Remorseful Cleric and make other reanimation players cry.

Another good add for your deck would be Altar of Dementia as it provides another sac outlet or an alternative win via milling people using your reanimation loop. You can even use it to help fuel your own graveyard.

I don't know if you are aware of this funny interaction between some of your creatures, but Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Yawgmoth, Thran Physician together make your non human creatures very difficult to deal with as you can remove the +1/+1 counter from undying with the -1/-1 counter granted from Yawgmoth, Thran Physician. Not everyone seems to know that the two counter types cancel each other out and are removed off the creature, making undying shenanigans possible.

StratM on Muldrotha, the PermaGrave

1 month ago

AwesomeJMS5 I currently have Hesitation in the deck. Building around a sac combo is something that could be interested in pursuing. Specifically witt Altar of Dementia because I could turn it into a mill opponent win con. I did have someone else recommend Primal Surge and I know it would be strong but I don't want to break my rule.

AwesomeJMS5 on Muldrotha, the PermaGrave

1 month ago

Hey, your Muldrotha deck is pretty cool, and i like the theme of permanents only, which obviously works well with her. I have a few ideas you could consider for your deck, though.

Hesitation is a really annoying enchantment that you can recast to slow your opponents down.

A sacrifice outlet for your creatures would probably work well for you, too. Like Ashnod's Altar for mana, and Altar of Dementia for further building your graveyard or someone else's.

Finally, if you wanted a really powerful card and wanted to kinda break your rule, you could consider adding Primal Surge. That would basically put your entire deck into play, or as much as you wanted.

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