Altar of the Brood

Altar of the Brood


Whenever another permanent enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Altar of the Brood Discussion

drinkthewave on Lover of Shiny Things [A Primer]

2 weeks ago

Nice work so far! I’ve been looking at a more combo plan, with Defense of the Heart or Pod effects that should put 2 exile target creature effects on board to create a loop with Lagrella. From there I’m looking for creatures that check etbs that end the game. There’s Sage's Row Denizen, Radiant Solar, Suture Priest, Altar of the Brood. Of course there are lots of infinite life creatures but that doesn’t win you the game. The other slots are probably going to be value pieces and interaction, seeing as we’re going for a creature combo win green’s creature tutors should get us there. White’s stax should slow the faster decks, while blue gives us necessary protection. One big problem is the lack of card advantage in the command zone so we’ll have to dedicate more slots for engines.

john_95 on Orvar, the Mill-Form

1 month ago

I was thinking about an orvar mill deck as soon as I saw this commander. Happy someone else is also considering that. Great list. Might wanna consider adding Altar of the Brood in there

AstroAA on What's in the Box? Oh! It's a Combo! (Karador)

1 month ago


I'd recommend adding in sac outlets that allow you to kill your own stuff easier, such as Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar. Meanwhile, if you wanted to get more use out of permanents entering the battlefield, you could run Altar of the Brood.

Zulaport Cutthroat is also really nice for providing additional redundancy for Blood Artist, and Bastion of Remembrance fulfills a similar role. You can also include Carnival of Souls if you really wanted to for more mana. Pair with Pawn of Ulamog for more mana shenanigans.

I'd also recommend running more removal, such as Nature's Claim or Return to Nature as something like Rest in Peace or Grafdigger's Cage completely screws you over and you don't currently have many cheap ways to respond to those type of effects. Krosan Grip is also great for this. If you want it on a creature, Reclamation Sage is great as it's fairly cheap and you can recur it; Caustic Caterpillar is another option.

In addition, creatures like Reassembling Skeleton and Gravecrawler are also great for additional sacrifice fodder.

Zakath on Gooblins part 3

2 months ago

Grinning Ignus + Runaway Steam-Kin = infinite mana
With Purphoros, God of the Forge or Warstorm Surge = painful way to win
With Altar of the Brood = disgusting way to win
With Hazoret's Monument = lets you find your other wincon if needed

Just a thought on a few combos I found

Icbrgr on T-1000 Saheeli Rai

2 months ago

Seems like that could fit in here... I'd have to study it a but closer to see how well it actually helps with comboing off... at a glance it seems like a "enters the battlefield tapped land" that can tutor Altar of the Brood 3 turns later (which honestly might be nice)...the middle saga only seems relevant if I've already went infinite with Felidar Guardian I think....thanks for the suggestion I'll playtest with it and play with some ratios!

cyeRunner on T-1000 Saheeli Rai

2 months ago

What do you think about runnig Urza's Saga ? You can tutor Altar of the Brood and it provides you with an alternative wincondition.

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