Altar of the Brood

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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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.

Altar of the Brood Discussion

Vimozahr on Kingpin Krenko

1 minute ago

I recommend Goblin Sharpshooter + Basilisk Collar = Boardwipe everytime Altar of the Brood is funny. Goblin Sledder works good maybe.

Swiftfoot Boots > Lightning Greaves (Take care with greaves, you cant attach Stuff on Krenko. General: More Ramp if you want bring big Equipments like Eldrazi Conscription , Single Pump-Spells.

Maybe you find more Stuff in my List. But its build around Boss Mob :). [Commander/EDH] KRENKO, Boss Mob

Dischord on Aminatou - In & Out (Blink Combo)

2 days ago

If you're already running Corpse Knight , which is the exact same combo as Altar of the Brood but on a 2/2 creature, why not also run Altar of the Brood for more consistency?

Lokust on Lady of the Lake

1 week ago

WarSpaniel You would equip emry with the Thornbite Staff and have Blasting Station on the field. You tap emry to do 1 damage to Memnite it goes ro the graveyard untapping emry from the 2nd ability of the staff. Then you use Blasting Station to kill memnite then tap emry to cast memenite from the graveyard for 0 mana it untaps Blasting Station kill again with blasting station which triggers thornbite to untap emry. Then repeat. If you had something like Altar of the Brood in play you could mill your oppents.

Zike93 on

2 weeks ago

If I don’t discuss a card, it’s because that card didn’t feel like a card I’d want to play, or I didn’t think it was a viable commander. If I miss any really good options for my commander or leader, please let me know.

Adun Oakenshield TL?

Bartel Runeaxe

Darigaaz Reincarnated

Darigaaz, the Igniter

Gyrus, Waker of Corpses TL???

Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund

Korvold, Fae-Cursed King

Kresh the Bloodbraided

Prossh, Skyraider of Kher

Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper

Shattergang Brothers

Thantis, the Warweaver

Vaevictis Asmadi

Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire

Wasitora, Nekoru Queen

Xira Arien TL?

Honestly, looking through this list, most of these cards don’t appeal to me. That said, there were a few that could work if I really felt that I needed to go with Jund. First, Gyrus, Waker of Corpses is really interesting to me as a leader. I could use it as my commander, I guess, but it just isn’t that interesting as an effect to me. I want my commander to have more of an impact on the game than being big, and allowing me to reuse creatures for a turn. I like how it allows me to essentially dash in creatures from my graveyard, retriggering any enter the battlefield effects they may have, and another cool feature that Gyrus, Waker of Corpses has is that it doesn’t really lose value when I recast it from the command zone. I’d much rather spend 9 mana on an 9/9 than spend 12 mana on a 6/5 that’s only really worth 6 but I’m looking for a bit more in a commander, especially since I’ll probably be able to shuffle my graveyard into my library multiple times throughout the game. If I were to use a Jund commander, Gyrus, Waker of Corpses is there, but I know that there’s better commanders for me to choose from. As a leader, however, Gyrus, Waker of Corpses seems awesome. For one thing, he kind of breaks the 3 mana limit by having X in his cost, and bringing cards back from the graveyard is much more useful in a format that doesn’t have any Twilight's Call or Aphetto Dredging in it. For now, I think I’m going to move on, but I may come back to him later when I’m searching for my leader.

Kresh the Bloodbraided intrigues me. I can just imagine… Kresh the Bloodbraided is on the board. I also have a Dread Shade , and a Urabrask the Hidden out. My opponents have full boards with 4+ creatures each; the collective power of all my opponents’ creatures is something like 45. It’s my turn. I draw. GASP! In my hand, I now have Plague Wind . I cast it. SUDDENLY, all of my opponents’ creatures are gone except for one Seraph of the Suns (dang) and I have a 44/44 legendary human warrior, my 3/3 shade, and a praetor that makes all my opponents’ creatures enter tapped. Those are the kind of game-changing plays that I like. Kresh the Bloodbraided is definitely an interesting commander, but I really doubt that I’ll be using him, because besides Plague Wind and In Garruk's Wake , there aren’t any cards that really use him to his full potential. Unless there’s some way to destroy a lot of creatures in a short amount of time, he’ll never get very big, because a 10/10 is a threat that most players can kill and will kill before it becomes much bigger than that. So, Kresh the Bloodbraided just won’t be a very good commander 97.9% of the time (I calculated it) and, in the other 2.1% of games, I have the potential to dominate for a few turns until someone kills Kresh the Bloodbraided through literally any means other than damage, because Jund doesn’t have any decent counterspells besides Avoid Fate , and Regenerate isn’t a very good answer to Murder .

I like the sound of Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire , but without much mill in these colors (besides Altar of the Brood , Waste Not , and Dread Summons , but 3/99 cards isn’t enough to make a mill deck), I don’t see much of a reason to play it. Sure, if one of my opponents plays a Sensei's Divining Top , I can get rid of it and hope that they don’t draw their Paradox Engine , but aside from getting rid of douchey cards I don’t see much of a purpose in playing Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire .

This concludes my exploration of Jund commanders, and since the only options for a Jund leader, besides Gyrus, Waker of Corpses , are Adun Oakenshield and Xira Arien , I don’t think I’ll be using these colors unless I decide to use Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder as my commander, and Gyrus, Waker of Corpses as my leader.

artificium on Yawgs Win cEDH

2 weeks ago

How about Altar of the Brood as an alt win con?

Although suppose you'd have to have the most cards in your deck or some self mill protection

Bchong on Emry, Lurker of the Loch cEDH

3 weeks ago

hey here are some changes/suggestions.

Chromatic Star instead of Chromatic Sphere You actually need to put in Intuition , Timetwister you probably just forgot about it Welding Jar , Seat of the Synod , Mox Amber Hurkyl's Recall Mental Misstep needs to be in here

IDK what artifacts you need to put in here but you need more. I feel like emry's mill need to hit something every time

remove Capsize its only useful if you have infinite mana and you have plenty of other things that can win you the game...like the card that can replace this. put in Winds of Rebuke

Power Artifact doesn't have enough targets. i don't think its good enough here

are you trying to make a grindy/control deck or are you just going full combo? not sure which one emry is better at. if you are going full combo i think you can take out Pithing Needle ... Tezzeret the Seeker is a lot of mana for him to honestly just -0 for fast mana or like Altar of the Brood

CrimsonChaos on Scarabs U/B Zombies

3 weeks ago

RavnicaCommanders I wouldn't underestimate the potential Open the Graves can have in this deck, particularly since it can combo with the Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar setup for infinite zombies, which with the right timing can end the game if you have The Scarab God out. Also it doesn't hurt to have it in case a board wipe happens. Not saying it's an auto-include by any means, but certainly something to consider.

austintayshus Unfortunately Crypt Ghast would not be applicable in this deck, as it has a hybrid Orzhov cost to its Extort, and our commander in this deck doesn't have white in its identity. If we do want to take advantage of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , however, we can look at something like Zombie Master , which was similarly recommended to me, allowing us to attack with our zombies unchecked due to Swampwalk.

As for other considerations, there's always Altar of the Brood to combo with Gravecrawler/Phyrexian Altar to mill our opponents out. Cover of Darkness is also a powerful tribal card we can use here, as it'll give all your zombies Fear, further making it harder for opponents to block. Final Parting is an extremely useful tutor in this deck. It may cost a bit of mana, but with it you can easily retrieve your Phyrexian Altar while chucking your Gravecrawler to the gy, which can then be easily recast from there, among other possibilities. You could also consider Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet to get even more tokens every time you manage to kill an opponent's creature. As for ramp, Sword of the Animist could be useful to help you get more of your basic lands out. I'd personally love to get a copy of Training Grounds for my own Scarab God deck, but yeesh is it pricey and hard to find... It would be very helpful for making easier use of Scarab God's activated ability. Whatever you decide to go with, I hope you have fun with it!

Goretast on [cEDH] Chulane's Bounce House

3 weeks ago

Hey RNR_Gaming, I'm not a huge fan of Seedborn Muse because of its cost and it doesn't necessarily combo with anything to push for a win. I do like Village Bell-Ringer though and will find a spot for that because it is easy to combo with Chulane's bounce.

SideBae, thanks for your suggestions- I appreciate the feedback. I do agree about including some blue staples, namely Ponder / Brainstorm , but I'm unsure what I'd remove for them. My meta is pretty aggressive with little blue and counters, so I'm going to hold off on Carpet of Flowers and some of the non-creature spell hate cards. I do like the idea of Narset though because she is just good anytime. I was also thinking about including Loyal Retainers for value or maybe with a Saffi Eriksdotter combo, but I could only really think of Altar of the Brood as a mill win-con, which can just be done better with something like Eternal Witness / Winds of Rebuke with infinite mana. As for my budget, I plan on getting a Mana Drain , Horizon Canopy , Cavern of Souls etc. when I can because right now my land base is meh. Cyclonic Rift is going in once I find a slot for sure.

I really don't know what I'm going to do about Finale of Devastation . A lot of Chulane decks use Finale and/or Mirror Entity for big swings with their infinite mana, but that doesn't seem too reliable without trample or Mirror'd minions having haste. This is why I have so many combos in the deck because I'm unsure which 2-3 to really hone in on. I enjoy the idea of Laboratory Maniac and using infinite untaps and bounces for mana/drawing- but what's a more reliable way to win? My first thought is Walking Ballista because it can stand alone outside of the combo and wins with infinite mana. What combos do you think fit best with Chulane?

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