Altar of the Brood

Altar of the Brood

Artifact

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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Trade

Have (2) metalmagic , Azdranax
Want (3) futureprimitive , SinisterSam , booradleypwns

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Legality

Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
Custom Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal

Altar of the Brood occurrence in decks from the last year

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Altar of the Brood Discussion

Senko-San-1 on Oathsworn Cavalier

2 weeks ago

this is a great deck! I would suggest a Altar of the Brood too devalue your opponents' decks. you definitely are getting an upvote from yours truly!

king-saproling on Something’s in my eye! Whatever shall I do?

3 weeks ago

A cool thing about this partner pair is that if Sakashima copies Kodama, you can replay a creature like AEthersnipe endlessly by bouncing itself to hand and alternating between the general's triggers to replay it (bypassing the "if it wasn't put onto the battlefield with this ability" restriction since it was the other general's ability that replayed it). In this example, you would also put all permanents costing 6 or less from your hand into play using the other kodama trigger. Toss in something like Garruk's Packleader and you'll be drawing and playing your entire deck.

You might like these too: Elemental Bond, Garruk's Uprising, Soul of the Harvest, Angler Drake, AEther Adept, Man-o'-War, Mist Raven, Separatist Voidmage, Aven Surveyor, Kiri-Onna, Voidwielder, Hoverguard Sweepers, Altar of the Brood, Galecaster Colossus (in the above-mentioned combo, tap a bounce wizard before returning itself. this way the colossus can bounce all your opps' nonland permanents)

Abzkaban on You Just Activated My Trap Card!

3 weeks ago

king-saproling

Thank you! I just love the Yu-Gi-Oh! theme here. Haha. The deck has only gotten better since I first built it, and it plays really well even if the bounce combo requires a lot of pieces and seems convoluted.

These are all interesting suggestions. Here are my thoughts on them:

Centaur Omenreader Not as good as our other cost reducers, I think, only because it has to be tapped. With Earthcraft it’s fine and a cheaper Ugin although the latter can also function as removal or card advantage which I think is worth the two additional mana. I think it could work if you play with more ways to tap creatures.

Tangleroot I like this one. It could help with storming off especially if we’re chaining creatures and digging through the library. Also infinite mana with our free bounce combo, but that’s win-more. Good card but not sure how I’d slot it in. Currently I don’t feel like I’m missing it, but it could definitely do work.

Glen Elendra Pranksters Faerie Tauntings While it’s true that we ideally want to play under Prophet of Kruphix, that doesn’t always happen. I feel these would be dead draws otherwise. I love the idea of having either out in magical Christmas land, though.

Glimpse of Nature Cheaper than Beast Whisperer and Guardian Project but only a sorcery. I’m not really feeling it only for the lack of reusability outside pulling it from the yard. That being said I can see this being a good play. This has the potential for some explosive draws for 1 mana which is nothing to turn your nose up at. In the right situations it could dig pretty hard. Personally I think I’d still prefer the permanents so I can continue digging on future turns including my opponents’.

Thought Harvester Basically this could be another finisher. I wouldn’t replace Aetherflux Reservoir or Words of Wind with it, but it could be an alternate to Altar of the Brood which I just replaced. They essentially function the same except this exiles the cards rather than milling them which is just better. Not for me, I think, but this easily a good card to have if someone wants to go that route.

Opposition This is not a bad idea. Could be another way to stall opponents or lock them out completely with enough morphs and Seedborn Muse. Slots have gotten really tight in this deck lately, but this is one I’d heavily consider.

All relevant suggestions and none I’d really consider before. Thanks for the added perspective!

pretendingtoalright on Lazav Mill Commander

3 weeks ago

KCF_Blackout

not a problem! from one fan of mill to the other we gotta help each other out lol.

general cards that aren't too expensive that might fit in the deck Sol Ring, Arcane Signet and Dimir Signet for solid early ramp. Treasure Cruise and Verity Circle are some good blue draw. Speaking of drawing Teferi's Ageless Insight that's fun.

Seeing as you have Mindcrank already you might want to include Duskmantle Guildmage in the list it's first ability goes infinite with mindcrank after a mill effect or damage instance against an opponent. Though I understand if you aren't a fan of combos.

Other inclusions I think might fit in this deck are Syr Konrad, the Grim so your mill does damage, and is a mana sink in the later turns. Maybe Jace, Wielder of Mysteries?? Self-mill isn't the plan here but it might decent insurance plus, repeatable draw is with a small mill bonus.

Rogue's Passage or some other way to guarantee a creature connecting might be good. There's a few combat damage/attack triggers in the deck that would benefit from being able to consistently connect. Also Consuming Aberration and Wight of Precinct Six are a lot scary when they can be chumped block by a token or a mana dork. I specifically mention Rogue's Passage because it's a land slot over a spell slot which might make it easier to fit in. but Whispersilk Cloak and Manifold Key are cards that can help the same.

Altar of the Brood and Jace's Erasure are two pet cards of mine that assist in the mill strategy but the former isn't super synergistic with your deck, and the latter is just a worse redundant effect of cards that are already in the deck. but as they are pet cards had to mention them.

ToastyLoaf on Infinite Landfall = So Many Win Conditions

4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for yall's suggestions!

I would like to eliminate 5 cards to make room for better win conditions, such as Altar of the Brood or Grinding Station, or cards that protect my commanders long enough to go infinite, Heroic Intervention.

This is my first commander deck and I am still figuring out mechanics. What are the 5-10 least synergistic cards that I currently have in my mainboard?

And if you really want to go above and beyond with helping out, what are some great cards that protect my infinite cycle and some removal cards that protect my life total before I go infinite?

Earthsfire on Ashaya combo

1 month ago

ImaginitiveRascal I keep putting Scute Swarm and Altar of the Brood in and taking them out. Sometimes they just seem like a win more than a useful combo piece. Ashaya, Soul of the Wild and Quirion Ranger are stupidly busted together. I have cryptolith rite in the deck irl, I'll have to go through it and see where I messed up on the list posted here.

Hybrow on Xyris but You are the Snake

1 month ago

I love my Xyris, the Writhing Storm.. One of my favorite decks right now.

I put Altar of the Brood in for fun, and its surprisingly good.. I managed to mill the entire table.

Standstill is also very nice if played at the end of your turn, you get to draw three along with any other opponents.

I also went heavy counter spells in my version, Arcane Denial and Dream Fracture are both good options.

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