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Anafenza, the Foremost
Legendary Creature — Human Soldier
Whenever Anafenza, the Foremost attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on another target tapped creature you control.
If a creature card would be put into an opponent's graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.
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1 month ago
I decided I like Elas il-Kor, Sadistic Pilgrim in the deck. However, I only like it for being a two-mana legendary creature whose colors are not red and green (i.e. able to be cast early and play alongside Jegantha to pump Buttercup's power to at least 6). I still don't find Elas il-Kor's abiltity to be that useful in this specific deck. For these reasons, I took it out and replaced it with Jirina, Dauntless General, which can be sacrificed to protect Buttercup and many of our other key cards since they happen to be humans: Westley, Inigo, Miracle Max, Vizzini, Odric, Jodah, Dynaheir, Reki, Jhoira, Shanid, Leinore, Kenrith, and Halana and Alena.
I also removed Ankle Shanker. While it's not bad, I don't feel it's great either as I would rather have another legendary that can come into play sooner. Its benefit was giving deathtouch to everything, but Odric does it so much better while also being tutorable. So, I decided I would rather add ways to protect Odric once we tutor for him. Jirina, named above, does this. I also added Linvala, Shield of Sea Gate since she has a very similar ability. She costs one more than Jarina but can protect all creatures (not just humans) and also provides flying for our keyword soup. Finally, I added Arwen, Mortal Queen since she can hand out an indestructible counters, which we can potentially proliferate to then hand out even more. Plus she synergizes with +1/+1 counters and can add lifelink to our keyword soup.
Of your latest suggestions, I think Anafenza, the Foremost has the most synergy due to its ability to give out +1/+1 counters, which I like alongside Miracle Max. I added that one to the maybeboard. The other cards can all do powerful things, but I would prefer them in lists that have more specific synergies with them.
1 month ago
Hope the testing is working out. So came across some more cards. Anafenza, the Foremost General Ferrous Rokiric Geist of Saint Traft . The reason i mention these 3 is that they are all very good 3 drops with benefits. Storvald, Frost Giant Jarl Garth One-Eye .The reason i mention these two is that they are really good cards imo . Let me know what you think.
8 months ago
I have a very similar deck with Reyhan, Last of the Abzan and Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker as commanders. I was looking into having Atraxa as a commander instead, but Atraxa is infamous for being a very strong creature that amasses tons of scary, unpredictable value - it is a poison deck? Is it a +1/+1 counters deck? Is it a superfriends deck? Most often, you will find that the other players have Rule 0-ed you as the archenemy before the game begins.
There are two things you can do about this. You can either rise up to the challenge, or you can change commander.
If you want to take on the challenge of constant Archenemy because you want to keep Atraxa, then you have multiple cards that are too weak. Some of which are Arcus Acolyte, the three Myojins, Pollenbright Druid, Murder, Magistrate's Scepter, Chromatic Lantern, Vivisurgeon's Insight, and Expand the Sphere for starters. There are probably 10-20 more I would consider cutting, since these are too casual for the level of play you're signaling with Atraxa. Instead, run low-mana spells like Nature's Lore, Night's Whisper, Fierce Guardianship, Heroic Intervention, Flawless Maneuver, Deadly Rollick, Mystic Remora, Cyclonic Rift, Negate, Swan Song, the WUBG shock lands with their fetches, the list goes on... This won't make your deck cEDH, this will make it more reliable, reactive, and consistent in answering most of your opponents stuff.
If you want to change commanders, you can go for Falco Spara, Pactweaver for value, Anafenza, the Foremost for aggressive, Ghave, Guru of Spores for combo, or the partner pairings of Cazur, Ruthless Stalker Flip + Ukkima, Stalking Shadow, or Nikara, Lair Scavenger + Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel. All of these will force you to abandon a fourth color, but restriction breeds creativity...?
Side note 1: You can still run Atraxa in the 99, that is a more commonly accepted usage.
Side note 2: You have two Ivy Lane Denizen.
1 year ago
Thinking of trimming back the fat a bit after some play testing.
Regarding the creature sub-theme - Grenzo, Dungeon Warden was a cool add, but it was a heavy mana cost off the bat to put a relevant one into play, plus its hit rate was somewhat low when I was goldfishing.
I also want to work in the Hermit Druid + Sevinne's Reclamation + Thassa's Oracle combo. The lands base is pretty much all non basic now, and Thassa’s can be swapped out for Jace, Wielder of Mysteries. Reclamation can still recur a lot of things in the deck, and Oracle is still compatible with Tainted Pact.
A lot of the legends in the deck already were added as silver bullets (e.g Anafenza, the Foremost. I think some of these should be cut in favor of more value-grinding legends. (While keeping the legendary count and overall curve intact.
(I’ll update the ins/outs in another comment, These are not yet fleshed out.)
1 year ago
Hello! If Anafenza, the Foremost is your commander, there's a few things you might want to do:
- if you put
next to Anafenza in the editing page, she'll show up all nice and big as your commander. Nice to have.
- technically, there are a few cards that aren't legal to play in this deck as per the rules of commander--but it's really up to you! In theory, a card's color identity is contained in every single mana indicator on it: so Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Gut Shot, Manamorphose, and Gitaxian Probe all have identities outside that of your commander, which isn't allowed. But again, it's really your choice! That's the great thing about commander.
2 years ago
Here are some cards to consider dear brother:
- Bard Class
- Urza's Ruinous Blast
- Primevals' Glorious Rebirth
- Arvad the Cursed
- Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain
- Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage
- Kamahl's Druidic Vow
- Anafenza, the Foremost
- Day of Destiny
- Kenrith, the Returned King
- General's Enforcer
- Baird, Steward of Argive
- Rishkar, Peema Renegade
- Literally any form of removal, you've got next to none
- Better artifact ramp
- Better lands (artifact lands are bad choices here)
- More ramp spells (i.e Cultivate, Farseek)
Remember, really look at what you're throwing in. Half of these cards have no function, and don't do anything for the deck. I'll leave it to you (for now) to figure out which ones fall under this. One that I'll give you is Nahiri, Storm of Stone. You've got very little equipment, and equipment is not the focus of the deck here.
A good start, but remember what I've taught you. Keep it up!
2 years ago
Thought you'd appreciate the true singleton format for this one. As for why Vorinclex, well it seems like Spike and Timmy have helped you figure that out ;)
Urza's Ruinous Blast and Primevals' Glorious Rebirth : Originally these were contestants, but this started out as a Party Matters deck (Wizard, Cleric, Warrior, Rogues) but I ended up not having enough of a balance of those types to warrant focusing heavily on the mechanic.
Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain : The point of the deck is to not cast the legendary spells. Also, she has her own deck.
Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage : This is one that was cut after deciding I had too many Wizards when I was still looking at Party Matters. Might warrant revisiting.
Kamahl's Druidic Vow : The primary reason this isn't in the deck is I don't have it. Otherwise I dunno what I'd cut.
Anafenza, the Foremost : Similarly, don't has. Will have to source as it's glorious.
Blackblade Reforged : Too many other good options to include this, unfortunately.
Heroes' Podium : I really like this one. Didn't know it existed. Will have to source.
Farseek : No idea what to cut. Also probably didn't find it when going through cards and was giving priority to LEGENDS
Thran Temporal Gateway : I've no excuse as to why this ain't in except that I wanted to use Sisay to cheat, not anything else. Which isn't a good excuse but it is mine.
Fblthp, the Lost : Wow yeah I do need one of these.
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite : Wouldn't go in here anyway. She'd go into Mono-White. And I'm not gonna get my hopes up on getting more than one.
Avacyn, Angel of Hope : If I had an extra, lol. She's basically an auto-include in any white deck.
Sigarda, Host of Herons : See above.
Eerie Ultimatum : Another card that...I wish I had.
Ruinous Ultimatum : Ehh,, I feel like one ultimatum is a bit much for the deck and I'd rather Eerie.
Weatherlight : Valid point. Now, ugh gotta figure out how to fit it in.
Legacy Weapon : Bad Vorthos. Bad.
Rhystic Study : Bad Spike. Bad
Curiosity : ...bad Johnny, bad.
2 years ago
My (almost) full list:
1 The Fool: Far Wanderings
2 The Magician: Barrin, Tolarian Archmage
3 The High Priestess: Sanctimony
4 The Empress: Karametra, God of Harvests
5 The Emperor: Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter
6 The Hierophant: Grand Arbiter Augustin IV
7 The Lovers: Pia and Kiran Nalaar
8 The Chariot: Anafenza, the Foremost
9 Justice: Dawnbreak Reclaimer
10 The Hermit: Enlightened Ascetic
11 Wheel of Fortune: Wheel of Sun and Moon
12 Strength: Lion's Eye Diamond
13 The Hanged Man: not much for this one
14 Death: Pestilence
15 Temperance: Tonic Peddler
16 The Devil: Chains of Mephistopheles
17 The Tower: Sentinel Tower
18 The Star: nothing I'm really happy with
19 The Moon: Full Moon's Rise
20 The Sun: Not much here, either
21 Judgement: Angel's Trumpet
22 The World: nothing here, either