Altar of Dementia

Altar of Dementia

Artifact

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
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

Altar of Dementia occurrence in decks from the last year

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Altar of Dementia Discussion

RambIe on New Gruul / Naya Combo; …

1 week ago

I was think about putting it in my Shalai, Voice of Plenty deck
The deck already focuses on fetching Divine Visitation + Bishop of Wings
to be used with Altar of Dementia
And im already using Ashnod's Altar as one of the redundancy sac outlet
Im thinking Trudge Garden would fit in nicely
Forgot to mention the deck also focuses on life gain for Angel token triggers

Arcaneful on Elephant's Graveyard (Boros Reanimator Combo)

1 week ago

@RazortoothMtg

I would also like to recommend something if you want a fun little combo line for Quin that I forgot to mention in my previous comment.

Enduring Renewal +any 0 drop creature (ex. Ornithopter )+ a sac outlet means you get infinite death, leave the graveyard triggers if Quin is out for Spirits, and etb triggers! Add in an Impact Tremors or perhaps just use a sac outlet like Altar of Dementia / Goblin Bombardment to win. Enduring is overall a cool card, albeit you let your opponents see your hand, as it lets you fill your yard whenever you draw a creature, and the recursion it provides isn't bad at all outside the combo.

Arcaneful on Elephant's Graveyard (Boros Reanimator Combo)

1 week ago

@RazortoothMtg

Thanks for all the suggestions!!

I ended up cutting a ton of Flashback cards from the deck honestly, as well as a few escape ones. They do make a spirit, but they ended up being a little less impactful than I liked. However, Prismatic Strands / Rally the Peasants might make their way back in.

I think while I do have a few humans, 7 may be a few too low. If I was running more hatebears like Drannith Magistrate I would maybe reconsider human tribal cards.

I didn't realize Angelic Renewal goes infinite with Sun Titan but it appears you're right! Good call!

For another sac outlet I've been toying with Martyr's Cause , and I think I'll add it back in. It gives good protection to us from X spells or just damage based removal as well. It doesn't make the Angelic Titan combo win, but Altar of Dementia / Goblin Bombardment should be fine with that.

Pheonix subthemes sound pretty fun actually! Rekindling seems really good especially.

That's all really helpful! Thank you so much!

Savage1988 on Spooky Spirits

2 weeks ago

Was looking at other ranar lists for inspiration, you gave me some, so here’s some suggestions

With your commander:

Restoration Angel + Felidar Guardian give infinite spirits

Besides being great graveyard hate Samurai of the Pale Curtain and Rest in Peace make every destroy/sacrifice/combat into multiple spirits, if you add Phyrexian Altar you get infinite mana (because the spirits are exiled when you sac em for mana, giving you a spirit). This goes for Ashnod's Altar too but colorless, and Altar of Dementia but you mill your opponents.

DevoMelvminster on Bounce and Ye Shall Be Healed

2 weeks ago

Swapped a couple more cards around:

Wrath of God is out for Ajani, Strength of the Pride . Ajani costs the same, usually comes in able to ultimate, and exile opponents creatures AND artifacts, and if not, he’ll gain us a heap of life so we can next turn. Basically another Elspeth Tirel .

Palace Jailer is out for Recruiter of the Guard . Basically, it was this or buy an Auriok Champion to ensure I get a life gain engine online as soon as possible. Auriok costs so much right now, and recruiter can be bounced and played repeatedly to find any number of wonderful creatures from our library.

Heliod, Sun-Crowned is out for Archangel of Thune . Archangel is just better, and I forgot it existed. Heliod’s job was to make things big enough to swing for a kill (sounds boring) or make stuff big enough to make pulling off wins with Altar of Dementia easier. Again, archangel just does it better.

That’s it for now.

DevoMelvminster on Bounce and Ye Shall Be Healed

3 weeks ago

Lots of changes in this revision:

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is out for Heliod, Sun-Crowned . Heliod will make things bigger and bigger as we gain life, which may help us with a combat win, which is all Elesh norn really did, but also can stack a ton of counters on one creature to sac to Altar of Dementia . Yay mill wins!

Cavalier of Dawn is out for Skyclave Apparition . Apparition was a great suggestion by muddbones and is more abusable than Cavalier. Lowers the cmc curve, and I am not going to miss the possible enchantment recurral. We got that covered.

Odric, Lunarch Marshal is out for Mardu Woe-Reaper . Odric helps with combat wins, but Akroma's Will does it better, and doubles as protection. I hardly ever swing for the win anyways, and the reaper is another cheap creature, and it’s ability will be triggered by ever zombie God-Eternal Oketra makes. Should keep graveyards nice and empty and help against decks that rely on them being filled. Did I mention it gains us LIFE too? Sweet card.

Return to Dust was dropped for Suture Priest . I keep going back and forth with Return... I’ll probably find another spot for it, since I’m a but light on non-creature removal anyways, but for now I wanted more Soul Warden effects. The bonus damage to opponents is nice too.

Austere Command and a Plains were dropped for Ancient Den and Flagstones of Trokair . Den is mostly for turning on Inventors' Fair to tutor out a win, and flagstones synergizes really well with Lotus Field .

Still thinking about adding Test of Endurance or Felidar Sovereign but not sure where. Let me know what y’all think of the changes.

Metachemist on Eldrazi on the Horizon

3 weeks ago

This a pretty interesting deck! I like it!

The only thing I can see is that it kinda lacks any solid win conditions outside of Eldrazi go stompy. You could easily slot in Thassa's Oracle Greater Good and/or Altar of Dementia for the win con that doesn't care if your opponents exist.

Or if you wanted to keep it stompy you could run Triumph of the Hordes Craterhoof Behemoth Finale of Devastation or any Overrun style of effects

Cypher35 on Muldrotha Wincons/Infinite Combos

3 weeks ago

I've been playing my muldrotha deck for about 2 years now, and here's some of my favorite combos to use

Muldrotha, the Gravetide + Timestream Navigator + Cellar Door to get infinite turns/zombie tokens

Muldrotha, the Gravetide + Mindslaver works best in a 1 v 1 but can be a useful political tool and can help take a player out of the game.

and any other wincon works around cards like Mesmeric Orb , Fraying Sanity (cast on self) Mirror-Mad Phantasm , Altar of Dementia , and one of either Jace, Wielder of Mysteries or Laboratory Maniac ( Thassa's Oracle also works but I haven't gotten my hands on a copy yet so it's not in the deck) and simply works to get as many cards in my graveyard and then win with the Lab/jace.

there's a lot of strategies and EDHREC has a great page dedicated to combos within certain commanders or color archetypes, so I'll link muldrotha's here

https://edhrec.com/combos/muldrotha-the-gravetide

hope this helps!

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